Cessna saw the potential for a fixed gear version of the six-seat
Cessna 210 Centurion and
released the Cessna 205 in 1962.
Officially the Model 210-5, it even retained the bulge
under the cowling where the nose gear retracted on the Centurion.
The 205 eventually took
on a life of its own, as the Cessna 206, but not before a handful of
the 574 built found their
Australia. VH-RYB was registered in August
1963. David Carter’s picture shows
it at Bankstown in 1970 with a cargo pod and wearing signs of hard
work. . In October
1971 it was damaged in
a storm – location unknown – and was off the register for the next
–RYB was current in January 2017 with an owner from Newcastle.