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Questions tagged [aircraft-identification]

For questions seeking to identify an aircraft, e.g. by description or photograph.

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What is the definining line between a helicopter and a drone a person can ride in?

When I say drone in this context I don't mean an unmanned aircraft. Is this picture below considered a helicopter? What if it ran on petroleum? If not, then how is the separation between the 2 types ...
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What is the type of this plane?

I tried looking with aircraft tag on engine but no answers. I just need to find the type of this jet.
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What is this single-engine low-wing propeller plane?

I found this picture in an article about constant speed propellers, but there was no reference to the type of aircraft. The Flickr account that first posted the image doesn't exist anymore. I did some ...
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What is this business jet?

It could be a Learjet, but I can't find a match.
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Can you help me ID these two helicopters?

Hey folks! Desperate to find what these two helicopters are. Any help greatly appreciated!! A
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What is this 4-propeller plane?

My dad noticed it flying quite low today, sadly we do not have a better photo. 4-propellers and uniquely shaped tail assembly. Plane was spotted in northern Poland, around 9.30AM, near border with ...
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What vintage aircraft was registered as NC7210?

Can anyone help identify this vintage aircraft, origin, and possible flight history. Airplane has this number of its wing, NC 7210.
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Do airports archive the registration numbers of arriving and departing flights, and if so, for how long?

I am researching a flight I took as a child from LAX to Copenhagen in 1960 in a SAS DC-7C. I know the flight number, route, stops, departure time and date and wish to identify specifically which of ...
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What is this high wing twin airplane?

It sits in a very large backyard in Lancaster, California.
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Any unique characteristics to identify aircraft engine? [closed]

I love to find out the engine manufacturer and make, used in all of the aircraft I fly. Can anyone provide hints on how to identify an engine uniquely? The CFM56 on a Boeing 737NG is easy. It has a ...
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What is this high flying aircraft over Pennsylvania?

Yesterday afternoon I photographed a Boeing 777-300ER flying over my home, according to radar data it was at approximately 32,000 ft. In the photograph there is another aircraft present, it is much ...
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What plane model is this?

I thought it was a BAe 146/Avro RJ but the wing proportions don't seem to match. edit: Nevermind; I found it. It's an Ilyushin IL 76 out in Umm Al Quwain, UAE.
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What is this aircraft that has flown over my house all day? [duplicate]

I mainly joined to ask this question. I would not have been so curious had it not flown directly over my house at least 5 times in about a half-hour. Every time my house started rumbling, I’d rush ...
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Which aircraft had such a luxurious-looking navigator's station?

I'm reading the BBC's How Fiji changed the way we travel; The little Pacific island nation was the first to incorporate GPS into its aviation system – and in doing so forever changed the way we get ...
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Which military aircraft does this seem to be? [F-16 vs MiG-21]

Can someone identify the aircraft based on the components, riveting style, or other technical details visible in these crash pictures? a) Based on publicly available details, the chief suspects are ...
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What is this four-engine propeller airplane?

I came across this print at a bargain store a couple weeks ago. At first I thought it might be a variant of a Lockheed L-188 Electra; then I noticed that it has at least 6 engines, as the print ...
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What is this aircraft from ca. 1925 (crash included)?

I recently found the following family pictures from ca. 1925 and have been trying to identify the aircraft in them: A second picture of the same aircraft was taken shortly after the first one: Both ...
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As a General Rule, who is authorized to taxi aircraft [closed]

Need Help with this question it is giving me a hard time
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What is this high-wing, single-propeller, possibly military plane?

I recently acquired a black & white photograph of a group of military people posed in front of an airplane. I am seeking information about the plane, and maybe the people. The plane is mostly ...
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Can anyone identify the plane in this old photo?

It belonged to my uncle. May have been 1930s vintage.
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What aircraft model is on this old photograph?

I would be grateful if anyone could identify this - Copyright Real Photographs Co. No. 750
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What is this biplane from an old photograph?

Copyright photo by Real Photographs No 334
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What is this white-tail, short upper deck 747 I just saw?

It was seen taking off from a US Air Force base, which is part of Air Mobility Command. A great deal of their operation is departing or returning troops from abroad, so it gets a lot of rare visits ...
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What is the aircraft in the 'Be Altitude' album cover?

In 1972, the Staple Singers released the "Be Altitude" album, which has them posing in a jet engine's intake. My question is what aircraft does that engine belong to? And why would someone let them ...
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Can you help me identify a vintage airplane in a painting?

This is a recent photo of the king of Spain, Felipe VI, visiting Spanish troops stationed in Iraq. In the background there is a picture of an old plane, possibly with a propeller, that I suppose from ...
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What kind of planes are on this old photo?

Not sure what kind of planes are on this old photo? Does anyone have any idea?
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Can anyone identify what/where this photo is of?

This is a photo by the Real Photograph Co. (Liverpool) No.684. I think it may be a crashed WW1 Biplane (lots of the photos with it were WW1 biplanes).
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Are MSN numbers unique

Is it possible for two aircraft to have the same MSN number, I was under the assumption the an MSN was a unique identifier for an aircraft
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What is this high wing, single engine aircraft?

I think it might be a Douglas aircraft.
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What plane was this hotel room converted from?

The below image is of a converted aircraft now functioning as a hotel of sorts. I am having trouble identifying the type of the aircraft. It is not on the listing page either. Does anyone know what ...
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Can anyone identify this jet?

I took the picture in 2011 at McCarran.
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What is this twin engined jet?

I was barely able to get a shot of this plane so it's not great quality. I was hoping someone could identify it for me. I've never seen one like this.
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What is this flyer in a 1911 short film?

In the very first instants of the 1911 comedy short film Robinet aviatore (or Tweedledum Aviator) by Michel Fabre, which can be watched here, on the background some kind of flyer can be seen. Does ...
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Identify an USAF transport aircraft in Greenland around 1960

Could anybody help me identify this aircraft? It was photographed in Greenland around 1960. Thanks in advance.
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Can you verify that this aircraft is not a variant of the T-34 Mentor?

On this page, near the bottom, the aircraft below is identified as a T-34. I'm wondering if that's correct, but before I contact them to point out a possible mislabeling, I'd like to find out what it ...
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Circa 1942 Republic of Ecuador - Can someone identify the aircraft in the background?

Circa 1942 Republic of Ecuador - Can someone identify the aircraft in the background?
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Identification of this control panel for a four-engine plane

While cataloguing a printer's copper plates I came across a control panel image, and I have attached it here in the hope someone can identify what plane it's from. The Lorenz blind-landing instrument ...
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What is this aircraft (Le Bourget airshow 1965)

Approximately 31 seconds into this video of a walkaround of the 1965 Paris airshow, there's a curious aircraft shown next to a Navy F-4. The question is - what is it?
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Is this a C-17 (and why is it here)?

This aircraft flew overhead at less than 1000 ft a little while ago. We think it's a C-17. We can't figure out what it was doing... (Click here for full image) We're in Culver City, between LAX and ...
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What is this abandoned airplane parked in Tegel airport?

This airplane is parked in Tegel airport. Probably something extremely common, but can you please help to identify it?
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Gray cargo prop plane with ∇ or Δ symbol on side and French-like tricolor flag tail?

What type of plane flown today has the following characteristics? gray body cargo/freight 4 props ∇ or Δ symbol on side vertical, French-like tricolor flag on tail's rudder
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Is anyone able to identify this vintage aircraft please?

I have this plane on an art glass print in my home. A lot of people ask what the plane is and I have been unable to identify it. Any ideas?
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What is this fighter-like plane with huge wings?

Can anyone identify this strange plane? It looks like they took wings from a bomber and put them on a fighter body... What was its purpose?
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What aircraft is in The Do’s music video?

There is a band call The Do, in one of their videos there is a plane with a strange configuration of turbines, it looks like a version of a 747. You can find the video on Youtube "The Dø - Despair, ...
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What is this aeroplane - not a Blackbird?

What is the aeroplane in the first image? I noticed this photo in a youtube clip, and at first glance thought it was a three-engine Blackbird SR-71, but it appears to be a single-seater. The text ...
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What is the name of this vintage helicopter trainer?

I am curious about the tiny training helicopters that can be seen from the second 0:10 in this vintage video about the Cuatro Vientos helicopter school, near Madrid. ...
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What aircraft has a single constant orange light? [closed]

I live under a fly path in Oldham near Manchester and I see planes passing by every day/night as they approach the airport. However today around 21.20 I have seen something different too. A plane ...
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Please identify this twin-engine airliner

Could someone please identify this aircraft for me.
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What is this plane shown on the 'Blended wing body' Wikipedia page?

(wikimedia.org via wikipedia.org) What is the second plane from left, between the 757 and the B-2?