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

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What is this airplane I saw with propellers behind the engine and canards on the top of the plane?

While playing Pokémon GO, I saw a plane with: Propellers behind the engine. Canards at the tip of the plane. Normal-looking tail with a flat wing at the end of the upright bit. I know these ...
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What kind of jet fighter is this?

I visisited Tirana, Albania the first week in August. Outside a shopping mall called "TEG" there was an old jet fighter on display. I can't recognise what make and model this is. Can anybody here help ...
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What's this aircraft in the background?

I took this photo from the Wikipedia entry on afterburners. What's the circled aircraft in the background behind the Phantom?
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Can this aircraft wreckage be identified?

I live in Salinas (central coast California) and there’s an old plane wreck (located within the boundaries of Toro Park County Park in a remote section). On a hike yesterday, we located and took some ...
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What plane is this?

This aircraft was parked at the very back of the McCarran airport, and I was absolutely fascinated by it. It has a propeller on the back of the fuselage as well, though not very well shown in the ...
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Can you identify this plane from 1920 and prior vintage?

My grand uncle, that is my grandfather's brother had a flight school and performed in barnstorming shows somewhere in the midwest and it's not a Jenny. His name was Ralph Bloxham and is seen with his ...
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What aircraft looks like a cross between a Cessna and a glider?

I always like to look at flying machines overhead. One day I saw something I've never seen before. It looked like a cross between a Cessna and a glider. It was powered, but I heard no sound from it ...
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What twinjet with rear-mounted engines and swept wings did I see in Savannah, GA?

I saw this flying in Savannah, GA and need help identifying it. It looks like something military due to the color and lack of markings. Can anyone help?
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What is this c. 1930 beautiful monoplane seen in Oakland?

Photo from Denny Wright's album. He piloted for Clyde Sunderland. This photo has no stamp or markings. Anyone recognize this aircraft?
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Is this photo showing dozens of airliners in close proximity real, or even plausible?

CNN has an article about Heathrow that's accompanied by the following photo: Is this photo depicting an actual event? If not, would it even be possible/plausible to fly this many airliners this ...
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What is this aircraft that has both piston and jet engines?

A friend sent me this picture of a trimotor aircraft with what looks like two radial engines and a jet in the middle. He didn't know what is was and neither do I. Anyone recognize it?
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Can anyone tell what kind or even which airplane this is?

As stated in this post on the Dutch Police website (Google Translate English version) this morning (12th june 2018), they are looking for all available information concerning the image below. All help ...
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What plane is shown here in the movie Rampage?

I'm not sure if its a real life airplane, but I feel like I have seen it somewhere: It looks similiar to the F-117 Nighthawk, pictured below, but it is definitely not this:
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What is this pusher airplane?

I am attempting to identify this aircraft. The pictures appear to have been taken around 1960.
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What is this transport aircraft, and why does it sometimes cary an air data boom when the Soviet Buran Space Shuttle is on top of it?

This comment in chat points to a "google search of the day" which was for Buran the Soviet version of the Space Shuttle. Looking there I saw images of a large transport aircraft with the Buran shuttle ...
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What airplane is this? and why the strange inlets?

Why does it have such strange intakes?
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Can this helicopter/wrecking ball combo remain airborne?

I just ran into this meta-answer which includes this image: My initial guess is that the wrecking ball is far too heavy for the helicopter to lift, but I'd be interested in the numbers to see just by ...
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What is this fighter jet seen at Centennial Airport?

This is my first post here! yay! Today I ate at the awesome "Perfect Landing" restaurant at Centennial Airport. My dad said he thought they were FA-18s but I honestly have no idea. It was awesome ...
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What is this closed cabin / open cockpit biplane from the 1910s?

This photo was taken when Lieutenant Marix RNAS visited his old school, Radley College in Oxfordshire on 30 May 1914. Marix was awarded in October 1914 the DSO for bombing the Zeppelin sheds in ...
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What is this aircraft seen over Southern California? [closed]

It looked similar in shape to the DH108 Swallow seen at the top of this website https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tailless_aircraft The best likeness I have found online (except the wings were flat and ...
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What is this aircraft seen at Peachtree City, GA?

Sorry for the poor quality, but this jet was taking off from Peachtree City Regional on Sunday 13 May. Anyone know the aircraft?
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Can someone identify these two Bell helicopters seen in the Czech Republic?

I would like to ask you for help with identification of two particular airframes. On Sunday 13 May 2018 around 11.45 local time, I took a picture of two Bell UH-1s south of Brno, Czech Republic. I ...
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What is this plane doing flying back and forth near Sydney at night? [duplicate]

As I write this, a mystery plane is going back and forth over south Sydney, Australia: The plane took of at Bankstown, flies straight from West to East and back, with a distance between paths of ...
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What is this WW1 era plane?

I'm trying to identify this plane from an old family photograph. Is it possibly a DH4? The tail number doesn't bring any success (well, at least not that I can find). Any info would be much ...
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Please tell me which trainer aircraft is this?

This trainer aircraft was spotted by me on a video on youtube, which said they were at the Lahore Flying Club. I really could not tell what aircraft they were on. If anyone can tell me, that would be ...
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What are the differences between the MiG-15 and MiG-17?

Apart from the extra wing fence and angled leading edge of the MiG-17, what are the differences visually between the two aircraft?
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What is this old biplane?

Can anyone identify this aeroplane?
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Is this a Hurricane or Spitfire?

Can anyone identify the fighter here in this picture taken from a Dornier-do17? From: https://stukablr.tumblr.com/post/145040185970/a-pic-took-it-from-a-donier-do17-a-hurricane
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Can someone please help me identify this?

I apologize for the image quality as it is a picture of an image on a television screen. I was watching an episode of American pickers at the time and the model of the plane was not discussed. Can ...
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From which aircraft does this vintage altimeter come from?

I bought this vintage U.S. Navy Kollsman altimeter at a market in Bangkok, Thailand. Unfortunately, I don't have any info other than what you see in the photos. It's a Kollsman altimter and the ...
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How to find aircraft for historic flight number?

For three specific flights, I would like to find out which aircraft type was used to fly the flight. Normally, I would check flightradar24 or flightaware, but for these specific flights, I can't find ...
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What is this USAF transport aircraft from possibly the 50-60s?

I came across the following image (scan of a photograph) in an archive of photographs related to the 1962 Sino-Indian War. Which particular aircraft could this be? Update: This answer identifies it ...
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What type of aircraft is depicted in the Taylor Swift music video “Look What You Made Me Do”?

It looks like some sort of business jet or small regional airliner, but I can't tell anything more specific than that. About the only thing I'm certain about is that it's a T-tailed twinjet with rear-...
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What Blackbird variant is the one at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo?

Which one is sitting at the Air Zoo (Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum)? What variant is it?
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What is this pusher?

I am researching the history of pusher aircraft and came across this photo. Any information or guesses as to its history? Country, designer, mfg, pilot, etc? It looks to me like perhaps a 1920's ...
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What is this NASA UAV, and what is its function?

For the question What's up with the “What's Up at Wallops” app? I was reviewing the What's up at Wallops website and drifted to the launch photos page where I saw this aircraft. I did not find a ...
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What was the aerial chase scene plane in 'Murder in the Clouds'?

I spotted this aircraft (tail number NC-406N) in an aerial chase scene in the movie Murder in the Clouds (1934) on Turner Classic Movies. It appears to be a Travel Air D-4000. Is this correct?
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What is this 11-engine airplane? [closed]

I thought it looked similar to an An-225, but there are too many engines.
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What aircraft is this twin prop?

Sorry it's the only picture I have.
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Can someone identify this scrapped high-wing plane?

I consider myself to be a decent aircraft identifier, and when I saw this plane when exploring an aircraft graveyard, I was not able to identify it. I took a pic and showed it to several aviation ...
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What twin engine is this USAF-painted plane?

I keep trying to identify a group of aircraft, what bimotor is this plane? (photos: own work; click to view)
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Which American twin tilt-rotor aircraft is this a scale-model of?

What aircraft is this model? (photos: own work)
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What floatplane is this model?

What floatplane is this model? (own work)
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What WWI biplane is this model?

What WWI biplane is this model? (own work)
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What trimotor is this model?

What trimotor is this model? (own work)
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What closed-cockpit biplane is this model modelled after?

What closed-cockpit biplane is this model modelled after?
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What flying machine is this model?

Help with this flying machine. I think it is a concept / prototype designed in Europe in the nineteenth century.
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Is this a 737-800 or 737 MAX 8?

Is this a 737-800 or 737 MAX 8?
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What biplane is this model modelled after?

What biplane is this model modelled after?