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#34 - 10/28/09 09:20 PM 172 production by model and year
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172
Model Years: 1956-1959
Aircraft Produced: 4195

172A
Model Years: 1960
Aircraft Produced: 1015

172B
Model Years: 1961
Aircraft Produced:

172C
Model Years: 1962
Aircraft Produced: 889

172D
Model Years: 1963
Aircraft Produced: 1146

172E
Model Years: 1964
Aircraft Produced: 1401

172F
Model Years: 1965
Aircraft Produced: 1436

172G
Model Years: 1966
Aircraft Produced: 1597

172H
Model Years: 1967
Aircraft Produced: 839

172I
Model Years: 1968
Aircraft Produced: 1206

172J
Never officially used as a model designation

172K
Model Years: 1969-1970
Aircraft Produced: 1969 - 1170, 1970 - 759

172L
Model Years: 1971-1972
Aircraft Produced: 1971 - 827, 1972 - 984

172M
Model Years: 1973-1976
Aircraft Produced:

172N
Model Years:
Aircraft Produced:

172O
Model Years:
Aircraft Produced:

172P
Model Years:
Aircraft Produced:

172Q
Model Years:
Aircraft Produced:

172R
Model Years:
Aircraft Produced:

172S
Model Years:
Aircraft Produced:

172N
Model Years:
Aircraft Produced:

172N
Model Years:
Aircraft Produced:
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#1037 - 11/29/09 06:18 PM Re: 172 production by model and year [Re: Cessna Dude]
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So what is the diferrence between difference between 172R 172S and 172SP? Anyone?
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#2154 - 02/16/10 02:53 PM Re: 172 production by model and year [Re: Cessna Dude]
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The first 172 is still alive and well in N. Texas. Serial 28000, N5000a, had about 4400 hrs TT, original engine(3rd O/H). I wish it could be 'no damage history', but in a prior life it was a trainer, and has been on its back several times, last in 1960's. All has been wonderfully well since! I have owned it since 1988, and is currently at T31.

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#2156 - 02/16/10 03:13 PM Re: 172 production by model and year [Re: Joe Nelsen]
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Very cool, Joe! Nice to know its in good hands, too. Can you post a link to a picture of it?
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#2175 - 02/17/10 12:37 PM Re: 172 production by model and year [Re: Chris]
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So what is the diferrence between difference between 172R 172S and 172SP? Anyone?


172R and 172S are essentially the same, except for the prop and instrument markings. The 172R is rated at 160 hp and the 172S at 180 hp. When 172S was added to the line in 1998 it was marketed as "Skyhawk SP" to differentiate it from the 172R "Skyhawk". Now, though, distinctions are blurred since the 172R appears to have been dropped from the catalogue and 172S is just called "Skyhawk".

"172SP" was never a model number. It's often confused with the R172K "Hawk XP" (1977-81) with 195-hp Continental IO-360.


Edited by Pilawt (02/17/10 12:38 PM)
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#2177 - 02/17/10 12:47 PM Re: 172 production by model and year [Re: Pilawt]
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CessnaDude, with regard to your model list above:

Actually the factory did use "172J" for a short time. Anybody remember in what context? grin

There never was a "172O", to my knowledge. 172N was the 1977-80 version, and the '81-'86 was 172P.
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#2199 - 02/17/10 07:59 PM Re: 172 production by model and year [Re: Pilawt]
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I started this thread some time ago. Guess I'd better get off my butt and finish filling in the data in the original post soon eh? Maybe this weekend. smile
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#2204 - 02/17/10 10:44 PM Re: 172 production by model and year [Re: Joe Nelsen]
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Originally Posted By: Joe Nelsen
The first 172 is still alive and well in N. Texas. Serial 28000, N5000a, had about 4400 hrs TT, original engine(3rd O/H). I wish it could be 'no damage history', but in a prior life it was a trainer, and has been on its back several times, last in 1960's. All has been wonderfully well since! I have owned it since 1988, and is currently at T31.



Very cool Joe! Would love to see some pics of her here on the forum.
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#3073 - 03/01/10 03:46 PM Re: 172 production by model and year [Re: Cessna Dude]
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I fly an R172K--not sure where that fits in, but it was made in 1979.
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#3211 - 03/02/10 11:53 PM Re: 172 production by model and year [Re: Joe Nelsen]
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Originally Posted By: Joe Nelsen
The first 172 is still alive and well in N. Texas. Serial 28000, N5000a, had about 4400 hrs TT, original engine(3rd O/H). I wish it could be 'no damage history', but in a prior life it was a trainer, and has been on its back several times, last in 1960's. All has been wonderfully well since! I have owned it since 1988, and is currently at T31.

A sister ship, also built in 1956, has been based at KTVC for decades. N5600A is currently a club airplane with 8 or 9 members. Don't know how many hours on it now, but I've been up in this bird a couple of times, and it flies quite nicely. It is also used regularly for Coast Guard Auxiliary missions.

John
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#179761 - 03/27/14 08:39 PM Re: 172 production by model and year [Re: Nightowl]
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Originally Posted By: Nightowl
Originally Posted By: Joe Nelsen
The first 172 is still alive and well in N. Texas. Serial 28000, N5000a, had about 4400 hrs TT, original engine(3rd O/H). I wish it could be 'no damage history', but in a prior life it was a trainer, and has been on its back several times, last in 1960's. All has been wonderfully well since! I have owned it since 1988, and is currently at T31.

A sister ship, also built in 1956, has been based at KTVC for decades. N5600A is currently a club airplane with 8 or 9 members. Don't know how many hours on it now, but I've been up in this bird a couple of times, and it flies quite nicely. It is also used regularly for Coast Guard Auxiliary missions.

John


I'm in the club with N6900. It is serial number 29000 and was the 1000th 172 built. It was sold in Ann Arbor Mi. in 1957 and has been in the same hangar at Traverse City since 1962. It now has about 7,500 hrs and going strong. Flies about 200 hrs / year as a club airplane.

Randy

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#180268 - 03/31/14 08:39 AM Re: 172 production by model and year [Re: Rmac927]
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Loc: S. Indiana
I have the 502nd 172 built. 3600TT runs/flys great!

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#180431 - 04/01/14 07:33 AM Re: 172 production by model and year [Re: ces6508]
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Loc: MA, USA
What are the differences between 1978-79-80 N series?

I have 1979 N model with 24 V battery an 40 degrees electric flaps.

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#180520 - 04/01/14 10:38 PM Re: 172 production by model and year [Re: Singh]
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Originally Posted By: Singh
What are the differences between 1978-79-80 N series?


Besides the annual changes to exterior paint and interior trim, changes from year to year were minor.

1978:
-- 28-volt electrical system replaces 14-volt system;
-- Avionics master switch;
-- Flush door window latches;
-- Optional air conditioning.

1979:
-- Approach flap (10) extension speed increased from 85 to 110 KIAS;
-- Alternator control unit replaces regulator and overvoltage relay;
-- Optional cabin ventilation fan;
-- Improved flap circuit wiring;
-- Fuel gauges calibrated in both gallons and pounds;
-- Slimmer front door posts;
-- Oil cooler relocated.

1980:
-- Battery box eliminated;
-- Front seat stops moved back 4 inches;
-- Engine gauges moved to upper left side of panel;
-- Dual defroster vents.
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#181153 - 04/05/14 10:37 AM Re: 172 production by model and year [Re: Pilawt]
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Hello
Is there anybody knowing where I can find the serial-numbers per model-year for the 172R and 172S-models. I do have them from 1956 to 86.
I am searching the internet for pictures of the paint-schemes for each model-year, I do have them for the first 30 years.

Hans
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#181177 - 04/05/14 03:04 PM Re: 172 production by model and year [Re: Hans Obrecht]
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Sorry, I don't have the year-by-year serials for the "re-start" models. In recent years Cessna has not been consistent with model year changes, and some paint schemes have been carried over two or more years. Here are the ones I can find at the moment:

1996 172R


2000 172R


2001 172R


2003 172R


2004 172R


2005 172R


2006 172R


2007 172R


2008 172R


2009 172R


(to be continued)
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#181183 - 04/05/14 03:19 PM Re: 172 production by model and year [Re: Pilawt]
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1999 172S


2000 172S


2002 172S


2003 172S


2004 172S


2005 172S


2006 172S


2007 172S


2008 172S


2009 172S


2010 172S


2012 172S (still the current paint scheme per Cessna website)


2008 172S-TD (Turbo Diesel - not produced)

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#181184 - 04/05/14 03:24 PM Re: 172 production by model and year [Re: Pilawt]
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That's great!
Thanks a lot Jeff
N172NU(cn17280003) was exported to Germany, as nr 80001 and 80002. It was destroyed 13.12.1999

Hans
Switzerland


Edited by Hans Obrecht (04/05/14 03:30 PM)

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#181196 - 04/05/14 06:51 PM Re: 172 production by model and year [Re: Pilawt]
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Originally Posted By: Pilawt
CessnaDude, with regard to your model list above:

Actually the factory did use "172J" for a short time. Anybody remember in what context? grin

There never was a "172O", to my knowledge. 172N was the 1977-80 version, and the '81-'86 was 172P.


I think the J model was the first cardinal model. I might be wrong.

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#181197 - 04/05/14 07:16 PM Re: 172 production by model and year [Re: Luvrv8]
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Originally Posted By: Luvrv8
Originally Posted By: Pilawt
Actually the factory did use "172J" for a short time. Anybody remember in what context? grin


I think the J model was the first cardinal model. I might be wrong.


You are indeed correct. The Cardinal was designed with the intent to replace the "old-fashioned" 172. Thus early in its development they gave it what would have been the next sequential 172 model designation -- 172J. The model number was changed to 177 before it was introduced to the market, however, and the "172J" designation was skipped. The 1968 172/Skyhawk was the 172I, and the 1969 model was 172K.

Ironically, the Cardinal itself was replaced in the catalog by a variant of that same "old fashioned" 172, the Hawk XP.
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#181205 - 04/05/14 08:47 PM Re: 172 production by model and year [Re: Pilawt]
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I thought so. But I am one of the crazy ones who flies a couple cardinals. This is a funny story from the San Luis Obispo get together. On the way back climbing thru 4000 we hit some minor turbulence. I can tell the turbulence by how hard my head hits the roof. I have 1 inch between my headset and roof. On this part of the flight my head did not even hit the roof. My wife said why was this the only plane there without the "wing thingies". I asked her what was she talking about. She said the poles from the wings to the bottom of the plane. I said this plane has a full spar and does not need them. She said she would not fly in this plane again, she was afraid the wings would break off. I told her that I would get knocked out by hitting my head on the roof before the wings fall off. She was not happy with that either.

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#181207 - 04/05/14 09:44 PM Re: 172 production by model and year [Re: Luvrv8]
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How about pictures for the earlier models??? Anyone?
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#181209 - 04/05/14 09:52 PM Re: 172 production by model and year [Re: Desert Hawk]
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I guess we don't count. Cessna wants us to buy the later model 172's


Edited by Luvrv8 (04/05/14 09:53 PM)

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#181212 - 04/05/14 10:20 PM Re: 172 production by model and year [Re: Desert Hawk]
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Originally Posted By: Desert Hawk
How about pictures for the earlier models??? Anyone?
Well, as long as you ask ... smile

1956 172


1957 172


1958 172


1959 172


1960 172A


1961 172B


1961 172B Skyhawk


[to be continued]
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#181216 - 04/05/14 10:27 PM Re: 172 production by model and year [Re: Pilawt]
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1962 172C


1962 172C Skyhawk


1963 172D


1963 172D Skyhawk


1963 P172D 172 Powermatic


1963 P172D Skyhawk Powermatic


1964 172E


1964 172E Skyhawk


[more to follow]
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