The 'D' model 172 was actually the first to be allocated, officially,
by Cessna, to have the '172'
in front of the
c/n. By doing this with
all models it was easier for engineers or maintenance
address the correct bills of materiel quickly. Registered
new in June 1963 (ex N2527U),
this Skyhawk was
sold in India in October 2007, VT- rego not
known. Danny Tanner's shot
above was at Essendon in
1982, while son's Dave's below was at Caboolture in 2003. Bottom
page is a Tony Arbon shot at Parafield in 1982 showing -STE in yet
another livery. .