The James Bond Vehicle Library

Cessna A185F Skywagon Seaplane

15/03 2020   by PS

Cessna A185F Skywagon Seaplane

Cessna A185F Skywagon Seaplane
For Your Eyes Only, 1981
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Cessna A185F Skywagon Seaplane
Cessna A185F Skywagon Seaplane
Cessna A185F Skywagon Seaplane

007 Relations

For Your Eyes Only - 1981
Villain/henchmens vehicle

License to Kill - 1989
Villain/henchmens vehicle
Vehicle Bond drives
Vehicle Bond steals
Vehicle Bond is passenger in

No Time to Die - 2021
Allieds/friends vehicle
Vehicle Bond drives
Vehicle Bond steals




For Your Eyes Only
In For Your Eyes Only we meet the Cessna A185F when it is flying over the old fortress of Corfu, Greece. Melina Havelock (Carole Bouquet) is en route to visit her parents on their vessel Triana. The yacht is for anchor in a Kalami Bay, Corfu. As Melina has boarded Tiana, the plane takes off and flies away. But shortly after, it returns and attacks the ship with a machinegun. Melina survives, but her parents dies.

License to Kill
Also in License to Kill the plane belongs to the villains. It transports drugs that are loaded to Wavechrests remote controlled underwater sledge Sentinel in exchange for money. James Bond (Timothy Dalton) interfears and destroys the drugs. As he is attacked by Sanches' divers, he makes an excape by harpooning the plane. Waterskiing on his bare feet he gets hold of one of the planes floats just before the plane gets airborne. Bond sneaks into the plane by the cargo door and manage to get rid of the henchman. He then fights the pilot, takes control over the plane and throws the pilot into the sea and flies away with the drug money.

No Time to Die
This time the plane is a company plane flying Nomi to Cuba, but Bond steals/borrows it to fly to the CIA spy trawler off the coast of Cuba. No gadgets on board. 


The Cessna A185F was in production from 1961 to 1985 and more than 4.400 were build. It is developed from the Cessna 180 and the main difference is a larger vertical fin, a larger engine and a  strengthened fuselage. The plane is used for commercil transport to remote airstrips, lakes and snowfields. It is a high-winged all metal aircraft with fixed landing gear. In the 1990s Cessna re-introduced some of its popular models, but the 185 was not among them.


The machinegun on the plane in For Your Eyes Only should have been mounted lower unless it is fully syncronized with the propeller. The machinegun will otherwise hit the propeller and force it to land.

Technical Data

  • Manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company, USA
  • Model: A185F Skywagon
  • Type: Light aircraft
  • Year: 1985
  • First flight: July 1960
  • Engine: Continental IO-520-D
  • Power: 300 hp (224 kW)
  • Wing span: 35 ft 10 in
  • Length overall: 7,85 m (25 ft 9 in)
    Float: 8,23 m (27 ft)
    Amphibian: 8,38 m (27 ft 6 in)
  • Height overall: 2,36 m (7 ft 9 in)
  • Wing area: 16,2 m2 (174 sq ft)
  • Max speed: 155 kts (269 km/h, 167 mph)
  • Max climb: 1.010 fpm
  • Cruise speed: 145 kts
  • Range: 720 nm (1.330 km, 830 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 17.900 ft.
  • Empty weight: 793 kg (1.748 lbs)
  • Takeoff weight: 1.520 kg (3.350 lbs)
    Float: 1.506 kg (3.320 lbs)
    Amphibian - land: 1.481 kg (3.265 lbs)
    Amphibian - water: 1.406 kg (3.100 lbs)
  • Fuel capacity: 88 gallons
  • Crew: 1
  • Passengers:  5

For Your Eyes Only

  • Version: Amphibian
  • Serial number: 185-02279
  • Colour: White and yellow
  • ID: SX-JKR Kerkyra Charter (N3357S)

License to Kill

  • Version: Amphibian
  • Serial number: 185-04318
  • Colour: White and blue
  • ID: N6964N

No Time To Die

  • Version: Amphibian
  • Colour: Silver with red markings
  • ID (fictional): 2-GDDC


For Your Eyes Only

  • Machinegun


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