Built of chrome-molybdenum with an all-wood, full-cantilever wing covered in fabric originally sold for $7,115.00.

The popularity of the AW model with its reliable Warner Scarab engine had the factory running at full speed two planes a week.  Production shot to a total of 50 planes by 1929.

This model also won the grueling 1928 transcontinental air derby.  The Spar is noted by Cessna to be a convenient headrest for the pilot.

In 1926, Dept. of Commerce began to license airmen and mechanics and was responsible for assigning an ATC number (approved type certificate) for all manufactured engines and aircraft prior to sale. The Bureau of Aeronautics Division began to certify 284 types of aircraft currently being built in the United State.  The AW Cessna received ATC #72.

DISPLAY STATUS COUNTRY OF ORIGIN CURRENT LOCATION
 Own  United States Legends Hangar
PURPOSE & TYPE MATERIALS ERA & DATE RANGE
 Transport  Steel Golden Age
1918 – 1939
PRODUCTION &
ACQUISITION
SPECIFICATIONS SERVICE HISTORY
MFG: Cessna Aircraft Co
First Produced: 1928
Number Built: 50
Armament: None

Acquired by Yanks in January of 1989.

Wingspan: 40’2″
Wing Area: 224 sq ft
Length: 24’8”
Height: 6’11”
Empty Weight: 1,225 lbs
Gross Weight: 2,260 lbs
Powerplant: Warner Scarab
Thrust:
Cruise Speed: 110 mph
Maximum Speed: 128 mph
Range: 630 miles
Deliverd: 1929