Pristine Cessna 140 sits in a beautiful country setting.
The Cessna 120, 140, and 140A, are single-engine, two-seat, conventional landing gear, light general aviation aircraft. They were first produced in 1946, immediately following the end of World War II. Production ended in 1951, and was succeeded in 1959 by the Cessna 150. Combined production of the 120, 140, and 140A was 7,664 units in five years.
In 1949, Cessna introduced the 140A, a new variant with aluminum-covered wings and single wing struts instead of the fabric wing covering, dual “V” struts, and jury struts fitted on earlier models.
The spring-steel gear had been swept 3 inches forward on 120 and 140 models in late 1947 so wheel extenders were no longer necessary to counter nose-over tendencies during heavy application of brakes; all 140A models had the improved gear legs. Despite these improvements, sales of the 140 lineup faltered, and the 140A comprised only seven percent of overall 120/140 production.
The Cessna Aircraft Company was an American general aviation aircraft manufacturing corporation headquartered in Wichita, Kansas. The company produced small, piston-powered aircraft, as well as business jets. For much of the mid-to-late 20th century, Cessna was one of the highest-volume and most diverse producers of general aviation aircraft in the world. It was founded in 1927 and was purchased by General Dynamics in 1985, then by Textron, Inc., in 1992.
About the Cessna 140 Prints
The 18″ x 24″ prints are available in Limited Edition sizes of 350 Signed & Numbered and 35 Artist Proofs.