The Cessna 185 Skywagon is really a Cessna 180 with a strengthened fuselage. There are some other differences, like a larger vertical fin and a 300 HP continental IO-520-D engine. The first prototype of the Cessna 185 first flew July 1960 and production began in March 1961. Over 4,400 were built before the production was stopped in 1985. Unfortunately, when Cessna started production of their most popular high wing light aircraft, they didn’t start production of the Cessna 180 and 185.
They Skywagon has been used in remote areas flying in the bush. They carry in passengers or freight to remote areas around the earth.