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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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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 C17 (and why is it here)?

This aircraft flew overhead at less than 1000 ft a little while ago. We think it's a C17. We can't figure out what it was doing.... We're in Culver City, between. LAX and Santa Monica. It was ...
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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?
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What kind of airplane is this that has blue cheatlines and a protruding side cover?

Consider: Which airplane is this? I suspect it is Russian, but it's too poor quality for me to tell. I'm pretty sure it is military.
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What plane is this, appearing in the movie Rampage?

The plane's registration number is barely visible. Unfortunately it's the best quality I could find.
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Can you identify this unusual plane by its description? [closed]

I saw this plane many years ago: Same shape and size as an commercial airliner. No windows along the fuselage Painted flat gray (like a naval ship) Had a blue circle on its "nose" (Blue painted ...
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What is this vintage small airplane with low wings and twin propeller engines?

Could anyone help me to identify this vintage aircraft, that can be seen in the background of this photograph, please?
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Can anyone identify this tri wing twin engine WW1 plane

Can anybody identify this WW1 or earlier plane? This tri-wing plane has two engines, most others I have googled have only one.
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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