We would appreciate help identifying an aircraft that my daughter saw. It is a single-prop, low-wing design with a round fuselage and very prominent rivets.

It had a prominent canopy that stood above the fuselage with visible windows, and the rudder was visibly slated as well.

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    $\begingroup$ The very mention of 'prominent rivets' makes me immediately think of Douglas aircraft, such as the SBD Dauntless. $\endgroup$ Feb 19, 2018 at 11:11
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    $\begingroup$ Why the downvotes? There are many aircraft identification question on this site, the question is even tagged for it! $\endgroup$
    – dotancohen
    Feb 19, 2018 at 12:52
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    $\begingroup$ Can you tell us where you saw it? And does your daughter remember anything about the color or markings? $\endgroup$
    – Pondlife
    Feb 19, 2018 at 13:27
  • $\begingroup$ @Pondlife She just sent to me the drawing. I don't know if she saw it on the ground or in the air. I'll ask tomorrow when I see her if we don't have a good candidate by then. Thanks! $\endgroup$
    – dotancohen
    Feb 19, 2018 at 13:51
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    $\begingroup$ The existence of a canopy would seem to indicate a military plane. Were the windows on the canopy actually that small and square (or at least squarish?) Does the tailfin actually have a rudder that sits entirely above the tailplane but doesn't extend to the top of the fin? These details would really narrow it down since such configurations are relatively uncommon. $\endgroup$
    – user28387
    Feb 19, 2018 at 14:41

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When I saw your daughter’s drawing I thought of the Vultee P-66 “Vanguard”.

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But the Republic P-47 “Thunderbolt” might also be a good candidate.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you! I'll show her this post and we'll answer together. $\endgroup$
    – dotancohen
    Feb 19, 2018 at 19:45
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    $\begingroup$ P-47 it was. She saw a drawing of one in class. Thank you! $\endgroup$
    – dotancohen
    Feb 21, 2018 at 9:23
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    $\begingroup$ I am amazed at this result :D $\endgroup$
    – ROIMaison
    Feb 26, 2018 at 15:42

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