CESSNA 180 & 185


Title:  Cessna 180 & 185

The Cessna 180 was introduced in 1953 as a larger more powerful partner to the Cessna 170. It remained in continuous production until 1981 by which time over 6,000 had been built. The 180 was used by the RAAF and a number of South East Asian and South American air arms.

The Cessna 185 was a more powerful variant of the 180 with a lengthened fuselage, in production from 1960 until 1985. The USAF purchased three models of 185 for supply to foreign air arms under the Military Assistance Program (MAP) as the U-17A, U-17B and U-17C. Over 450 examples of U-17 were built.

This title contains two flight manuals for military variants of the Cessna 180 and 185. The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.


This title contains:

  • RAAF Flight Manual for the Cessna 180, AAP 975 undated but amended to Jul 67 with approx 134 pages.
  • USAF Flight Manual for the U-17A, T.O. 1U-17A-1 dated 1-12-64 with approx 88 pages.