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Cessna 441 Conquest II
With the introduction of the first Citations in the early 1970s, Cessna created a large gap in its product line between the Model 421 Golden Eagle, its top piston twin, and the Citation I, its entry level light jet. Early Citation 500s sold for more than twice the price of a Cessna 421B. The gap became more like a gulf by the late 1970s, with the price of a Citation I approaching three times that of the 421C.