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The Cessna 170 is a four seat tail dragger aircraft produced between 1948 and 1956. The first version was metal with fabric wings, later models were all metal. It's essentially a larger version of the two seat Cessna 120/140, and a taildragging precursor of the most popular aircraft ever, the Cessna 172.
Larger version of the Cessna 140 with a more powerful Continental O-300, metal fuselage and tail and fabric wings.
1949. An all-metal 170 with zero-dihedral wings, and a single strut replacing the "V" strut of the 170.
In 1950- Model 305, military version of the 170A, designated the L-19 and later O-1 Bird Dog by the military. The L-19 was an extensive redesign of the basic 170 and included a revised fuselage and wing with large modified-Fowler flaps that deploy up to 60°.
1952- 170B with a new wing incorporating dihedral similar to the military version. Modified-Fowler (slotted, rearward-traveling) wing flaps which deflect up to 40° and a wing design still used on Cessna light singles of today. The 170B also included a new tailplane, a revised tailwheel, larger rear windows and other refinements.
In 1955 the previously elliptical rear side windows were changed to a more square design.