Cessna 182 Skylane history, performance and specifications
The popular Cessna 182 began as a
tricycle-undercarriage development of the
Cessna 180. It appeared in 1956 as the 182,
and from the 182A of 1957 was known as the
Skylane, changing only slightly at
the 182B, in 1959. With the 182C the swept
tail was introduced, and a third side cabin
window was added. The E added the cut-down
rear fuselage and wrap-around 'omni-vision'
Retracting undercarriage came with the
Skylane RG of 1977. Subsequent changes
included elliptical rear side windows
(182G), tubular steel undercarriage (182P),
an enlarged fin fillet (from 1973), and
Cessna 182's were also built in Argentina,
and designated A182s, and by Reims Aviation,
France, as F182s.
Production ceased in 1985, but resumed in
1996 with the 182S.
21,864 (including 169 R182s by Reims) built
through to 1985. 182S deliveries began April
1997. 332 built by Sept 30 1998.