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  1961 185, sN 632, 185-0001 thru 185-0237; IO-470-F, 260-HP; 2-blade prop; #3200; fuel 65/62; 14-V electrical system
  632 Cessna 185 prototype, N34272, factory photo
  185-0048 Cessna 185 CF-MXI at OSH-72, slide
  185-0075 Cessna 185 N9875X, at PALH Lake Hood, Anchorage, AK 5/10
  185-0119 Cessna 185 N73DA, probably ex N9919X, at PALH, Lake Hood, Anchorage AK 7/04
 
1962 185A, 185-0238 thru 185-0512 - I'll put the UC-17's in here since most of the SAAF aircraft were 1962's
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Cessna 185, SAAF 711, 44 Squadron, 3/04 slide
 
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Cessna 185, SAAF 715, "Sandra," 44 Squadron, 3/04 slide
 
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Cessna 185, SAAF 731, 7/96 slide
 
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Cessna 185, SAAF 748, 44 Squadron, 3/04 slide
 
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Cessna 185, SAAF 753, 3/70 slide
 
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Cessna 185, South Vietnamese AF 764 U-17, 10/97 slide
  185-0400 Cessna 185 N185CQ, ex N1600Z at PALH Lake Hood, 5/10
 
1963 185B, 185-0513 thru 185-0653 - no photos
 
1964 185C, 185-0654 thru 185-0776 - no photos
 
1965 185D, 185-0777 thru 185-0967
  185-0929 Cessna 185 New Zealand ZK-CKT, ex N1558F, Mount Cook Line, imported in 11/65. A blog says that Mt. Cook sold it in the early 1980's; it was used for hauling jumpers for many years, and by '09 was sitting derelict at Ardmore. This is an incredible shot!
 
1966 185's were apparently available as the 185E with IO-470C, or the A185E with the IO-520D.
CN's are, 185-0968 thru 185-1149, gross is up to #3300 - no photos
 
1967 A185E, 185-1150 thru 185-1300, gross #3350 for 185-1236 and up
  185-1155 Cessna 185 N4701Q, at PALH, 4/08. Spectacular, in that springtime Alaskan sun!
  185-1156 2 Cessna 185 N4702Q, taking off at PALH 7/04
 
1968 A185E, 185-1301 thru 185-1447
  185-1320 2 Cessna 185 C-FVVN, "in the green" at 96WI Vette Blust Seaplane Base, during Oshkosh '10
  185-1375

Cessna 185 N2223T sittin' pretty at PAFA, Fairbanks, AK 4/08

  185-1383 Cessna 185 N2231T approaching the International Seaplane Fly In, at 52B Greenville, ME 9/06, and 2, patiently waiting to get into the docking area.
  185-1390 Cessna 185 N2236T at PABV Birchwood, AK 5/10
 
1969 A185E, 185-1448 thru 185-1599
  185-1497 2 Cessna 185 N2747J landing at PALH, Lake Hood, Anchorage AK 7/04
  185-1528 Cessna 185 N2778J in the water at PAFA Fairbanks, AK 7/04; 2, waiting out the winter in 5/08; and 3, probably starting to think about flying again in 5/10. I used #2 in the Preferred Airparts 2009 calendar.
  185-1589 Cessna 185 N123LR, with IO-550, at PALH 5/10. Note the floats nearby; the boom truck at the end of the parking area, and the "END" sign! The ice went out a week or so after I took this shot.
 
1970-71 A185E, 185-01600 thru 185-01934
  185-01601 2, Cessna 185 N1924U at 96WI Vette Blust Seaplane Base, during Oshkosh '10. It somehow evaded the green algae that surrounded most of the aircraft there.
  185-01659 Cessna 185 N1950U, IO-550 powered, at PALH 4/08, and 2, in 5/10. Not much changed in two years but there was probably a lot of water sport in the meantime.
  185-01709 Cessna 185 C-FAUM of Roy TV and Furniture, Sudbury, ON Canada, at 96WI Vette Blust Seaplane Base, during Oshkosh '94. A slide.
  185-01715 Cessna 185 N1977U soaking in the morning sun at Lake Hood, 5/10
  185-01774 Cessna 185 N5805J at PAFA Fairbanks, AK 4/08. As you have probably noted, some aircraft are on little dollies and others sit on the ground, usually with some wood under the floats.
  185-01875 2, Cessna 185 N70020 at PALH 7/04. Aircraft was destroyed at Talkeetna, AK in July 2007 and registration was cancelled 4/10.
  185-01879 Cessna 185 N1694M of Talkeetna Air Taxi, at PATK Talkeetna, AK 5/10
 
1972 A185E, 185-01935 thru 185-02090.
  185-02048 2, Cessna 185 N70195 heading out at PALH, 7/04
  185-02089 Cessna 185 N572E in the late evening at PALH 7/04
 
1973 A185F, SN 652 and 185-02091 thru 185-02310 except 185-02300. From here on there's quite a variety of fuel capacity based on SN, and whether Standard or Long Range tanks
  185-02125 Cessna 185 N185AE on a sunny day at PAFA Fairbanks, AK 5/10
  185-02144 Cessna 185 N70391 sitting high and dry on the edge of Lake Hood, Anchorage, AK 5/10
  185-02166 Cessna 185 N83SS at Ohkosh '92. A slide
  185-02181 Cessna 185 C-FCWN, ex N70467, imported '88, at 96WI Vette Blust Seaplane Base, during Osh-05. So much for "row row row your boat.l"
  185-02188 Cessna 185 N22CB, at Lake Hood 4/08, and 2, in 5/10. Note the spectacular mountains in the background. This shot says "Alaska" in so many ways.
  185-02224 Cessna 185, Pilipino registration RP-C1169. A 2/01 slide
  185-02231 Cessna 185 C-FHOP, with a whole lot of other Cessnas watching, at 96WI Vette Blust Seaplane Base, during Oshkoah '92. A slide
  185-02236 Cessna 185 N185AF in the evening sun on the ramp on the edge of Lake Hood, 5/10
  185-02247 Cessna 185 N185PF of Ingram's Air at Cooper Landing, AK, 7/04. Waiting at the dock, and 2, time for some fuel!
  185-02270 Cessna 185 N477H Idling along, and 2, "coming through" at the 2006 International Seaplane Fly In at 52B, Greenville, ME.. Regis. wascancelled 4/08, to Canada, now C-FCUK
 
1974 A185F, 185-02311 thru 185-02565
  185-02345 Cessna 185 N53057 at PAMR, Merrill Field, Anchorage, AK 4/08. It looks like a paint job is in the works.
  185-02368 Cessna 185 N185LM on the edge of Lake Hood, 5/10, with the floats waiting nearby.
  185-02513 Cessna 185 N185FK of Talkeetna Air Taxi, at TKA, Talkeetna, AK 4/08, geting reorganized after a run up to the glacier.
  185-02518 Cessna 185 N1802R at Z41 Lake Hood Airstrip, Anchorage, AK 5/10
  185-02563 Cessna 185 N1848R at Lake Hood 4/08, and 2, in 5/10. It looks like he does some mudding!
 
1975 A185F, 185-02566 thru 185-02838
  185-02597 Cessna 185 N4690C, at the International Seaplane Flyin at 52B Greenville Seaplane Base, Greenville, ME, 9/03
  185-02623 Cessna 185 N4855C at PABV Birchwood, AK, AK 5/10. It's about time to get take those wheel-skies off!
  185-02660 Cessna 185 N4925C taking off at 52B Greenville, 9/06, and later, 2, sharing the space with a sailboat
  185-02668 Cessna 185 N1292F of K2 Aviation, at PATK Talkeetna, AK 5/10. It has probably made countless landings on the glaciers.
  185-02734 Cessna 185 N1078F, at PALH Lake Hood, Anchorage, AK 7/04. It's scenes like this, along with the friendly people and incredible food, that keep Elaine and me going back to Alaska. Also see 2, for a closer shot.
  185-02744 Cessna 185 N1089F, a beautiful 1975 185 in the bright Alaskan sun at PALH 4/08
  185-02816 Cessna 185 N1296F taxiing out on Lake Hood, 5/10, and 2, 3, approaching for landing with the rope trailing. Check out those mountains in the background!

 

 

 

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