Cessna's Model 210 first appeared in 1960 as a development of the 4-seat Model 182 Skylane with a swept tail, modified wing and retractable tricycle undercarriage. The gear is highly unusual with the main legs twisting to fit in the rear fuselage. Later versions were named Centurion and they had larger cabins, rear view windows and cantilever wings.
Better-than-none performer in the 6-place single engine piston class: all weather- long distance- high altitude- short field and rugged real heavy loader. spare parts availability decreasing- maintenance efforts and costs increasing- but: no alternative on the market since 30 years.