Cessna 150, an all-metal two-seater designed as the company's first real move into the lowest-price brackets to compete with Piper's fabric-covered Super Cub for the pleasure-flying market. Cruising speed: 115 m.p.h. Price: around $7,000, some $2,000 less than the cheapest four-place Cessna.

Cessna 1 75, a medium-priced addition to the company's line of four-place, high-wing monoplanes. Cruising speed: 139 m.p.h. Price: about $11,000, midway between the lowest priced Model 172 and highest priced 182.

Piper Comanche, the company's first low-wing, single-engined plane designed to challenge Cessna's virtual monopoly in the medium-priced field. Cruising speed: 160 m.p.h. over a 920-mile range with four passengers....

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