Cessna XMC

The two-seater Cessna XMC was built in 1970 by Cessna Aircraft Company, to test various concepts in the design of light aircraft with a pusher propeller in pusher configuration and the noise reduction of the shell construction.

The test program ran from early 1971 until the end of 1972. Were built two versions. The first prototype was registered as N7174C and was developed by a Continental O -200 100 hp (75 kW) engine mounted in pusher configuration driven. This was the same engine that was used in series production in the Cessna 150. Cessna chose in the design of a rather unusual interpretation that so-called Central thrust system. The hull was designed as a gondola, at the rear was a unit with a pusher propeller or ducted propeller. The soundproofed hull was made ​​in all-metal semi- monocoque construction. The wing executed in wing monoplane arrangement were placed with positive sweep. The tail unit was designed as a double tail.

The first flight of the XMC with the internal model number 1014 took place with the Cessna test pilot Bruce Barrett on January 22, 1971. The aircraft was modified in 1972 and was first flown with a new model number 1034 and ducted propeller on June 1, 1972.


  • Model 1014 XMC
  • Model 1034 XMC with ducted propeller and modified wings with winglets

The test results were used in the development of the Cessna Skymasterserie and the C- 150 series.