Questions tagged [aircraft-identification]

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What variant of Mi-8/Mi-17 is this near Kennedy Space Center?

A tweet by Julia Bergeron showing pad activity near Kennedy Space Center also showed what seems like an unusual visitor for the area. I've attached the relevant picture. It's clearly in the same ...
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What is this aircraft and the Air Force it belongs to?

Hi, Could someone identify the fighter jet type and the Air Force it operates in? Thanks
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Can someone identify this plane?

This aircraft was circling very low during the day, wondering if anyone could identify this plane. this was spotted flying over the san francisco bay area.
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Can anyone identify this biplane from 1920s-1930s?

It was my grandfather's, but he is no longer around to ask. He lived in Nebraska.
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Why would a foreign military aircraft be parked at a US Air Force base?

The aircraft in the attached Google Earth screenshot appears to be a Eurofighter Typhoon, parked all alone on the tarmac at Eglin AFB, Florida. Why would one single foreign fighter like this be found ...
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How do you spot the difference between an A320 and a B737? [duplicate]

I'm constantly having problems with identifying aircraft, and was wondering whether there are any tricks with easily identifying whether an aircraft was a Boeing 737 or Airbus A320?
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I just watched at least 20 airplanes flying northeast over Washington, DC every 15-20 seconds, what were they?

I just watched at least 20 airplanes flying northeast every 15-20 seconds over Washington, DC. They must have been military aircraft since flying very high. I just saw their lights (not blinking). ...
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Is this contrail from an airplane or a rocket?

A relative of mine showed me the following picture that she took on the 11th of April, around 8 to 8:30 pm in the Netherlands somewhere near "Leiden" pretty close to Schiphol airport (unfortunately I ...
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What is the air crash featured in Queen's Innuendo official video?

There's a short cameo of a total destruction of a plane in Queen's Innuendo official video (2:11). Here's the video itself: And here is a screenshot of the most ...
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What is the airplane in this video?

What is the airplane in this video? (Video is intentionally set to start at 1:27; that is shortly before the first appearance of the airplane in the video. After 1:50 there are no clear views of the ...
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What is this squawk 7777 target at an altitude of 62,700' over Germany?

Can anyone shed any light as to what this is (circled in white)?
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Can anyone identify this plane?

Can anyone please help me identify this biplane? The photo was taken in Newcastle, NSW, Australia. I can’t seem to find anything.
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Did these parts come from a T-33 crash?

A Lockheed T-33 crashed near my hometown (Outer Cove, Newfoundland) in 1956. This year we have had some very strong storm surges, and a piece of metal has washed up on the shore. I am posting this ...
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What is this type of aircraft?

In this picture, could anyone describe what type of aircraft and which airline it is?
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What is this aircraft with a crew member in an exposed nose compartment?

Possibly from around 1935, possibly involving one of the two airplane-supplying-powers in the Spanish Civil war. (Seen in a documentary about the 20th century inter-war era...it's only onscreen for a ...
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Saw this plane in Falkland war documentary. What type is that?

That nose reminds me of ground attackers, but IDK why
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What plane has the widest range in speed in which it can operate? [duplicate]

What propellor plane, other than planes with vertical takeoff capability, has the largest gap in speed between its slowest stall speed and its maximum airspeed? I am looking for a plane with a short ...
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What is this RAF biplane, and where was the photo taken (possibly in the 1920s)?

My grandfather is in the middle row. He joined the RAF as a boy entrant in 1920. He served in Iraq 1924-27 and India 1927-29 so I suspect by the uniforms this is from one of those postings.
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What is this quad-jet plane at El Paso Airport?

If you look at El Paso International Airport on Google Maps, on the south side apron and across from a hangar that is labeled "Sierra West Airlines" (west of the NASA facilities) there is a small quad-...
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Does anyone know what plane this is? [closed]

I have looked at hundreds of photos on line but nothing that has the upswept wings and the downswept rear wings with just one tail. I'd like to see a picture so I can paint it properly - thanks
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What were four objects seen in Flightradar24 over Germany with the callsign TWR?

In Flightradar24 from 290030Z and then for two more hours, there were 4 identical objects over Germany between EDFM and EDDS at altitudes from 600 to 1900 feet, a few knots speed and each changing ...
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What type of aircraft is this Airplane in Riga (junkyard)?

My relationship with the Mil Mi-6 led me to this Wikimedia photo of a time-worn Mi-6 in Riga airport. In the photo there are the Mi-6, a Skoda Fabia, some picnic equipment, other stuff and a ...
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What kind of antique WWI aircraft model is this? Inventor's prototype?

I've discovered an interesting WWI era model of an aircraft and I am trying to find out what could it be. It is 29" long and it looks like not a hobby model, but an inventor's prototype. I love the ...
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When do commercial aircraft tail numbers change?

Each (large, commercial and most other) aircraft has a registration number, painted or stickered on its hull: the tail number. I was under the false impression that tail numbers don't change, and ...
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What is this aircraft and its submarine?

I got this picture from an anonymous source and I'm curious to learn more about its mission and I want to know if it's a genuine picture. It happens to be a submarine aircraft carrier.
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What plane is this instrument panel from?

I came across this instrument panel being sold as a potential craft project. I instantly knew what I wanted to do with it. I am going to give it, filled with old pics to my father-in-law who used to ...
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Can anyone identify the aircraft in the background of this photo?

This photo was found in some family belongings and we're trying to date it to identify the family member who may have been in his tri-service imaged. So, can anyone identify the plane in the ...
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Can someone tell me what kind of airplane this is?

It says Capt Nungesser on the tail. I’ve researched him but can’t find out what type of plane this is. French?
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Can anyone identify this 1970s Mitsubishi pushback tug?

What's the original name and specifications of this probably 1970s pushback? The bottom of this model is stamped "Mitsubishi towing tractor." Made by Tomica. Bought at a flea market in Kyoto circa ...
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How can an helicopter end up with the same tail number than an airplane?

For example, take N133AA. https://www.jetphotos.com/registration/N133AA shows American Airlines photos from the 90s and an helicopter from this decade: The FAA only shows the helicopter registry: ...
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Approx 1948 Brasil Brazil Airliner…what is it? Taildragger?

What plane is this? It's a taildragger, 4 blade prop, twin engine plane. The photo was taken approximately in 1948, maybe in Brazil?
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Can you identify the plane with number NC 14959 photographed in Boston in 1937?

I have a photo of a plane with the number NC 14959 taken in Boston on December 31, 1937. The hanger behind it says "Occidental Airlines". I am trying to find out what kind of plane this is? I am ...
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Can you identify this fighter aircraft?

If someone can identify this aircraft, please tell me which aircraft this is?
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What is the type of the seaplane at the end of runway 18L on Schiphol Airport?

From 47 to 52 seconds into this video we can see a seaplane parked in a small pool of water. What type of plane is this and when did the plane fly for the last time?
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A commercial jet with rear tail-mounted engines and 3+3 seat pattern?

I have just spotted a cameo in one of the old CSI:NY episodes. External shot showed a commercial jet, rather big aircraft, with rear tail-mounted engines. While internal shots shown 3+3 seat rows ...
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Is there any source or database from which we can find out the total number of military aircraft sold globally every year?

There are a few online databases that sheds light on the number of commercial jets that countries, airlines purchases every year. Is there any database that provides similar figures for military ...
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What is this plane with its thick cockpit?

Today I saw this unusual plane while going to work. I'm in France, near Paris. It flew at a rather low altitude, even if I can't tell precisely - I noticed the low altitude because of the loud sound. ...
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What airborn aircraft has only white lights [duplicate]

Last night two aircraft flew fairly low overhead one following the other. From their approach only three white lights were visible from the front and one white light toward the tail. It was dark and ...
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Can you identify this model of a twin-engine propeller aircraft?

Can anyone tell me what this is please?
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What is this WWII four-engine plane on skis?

I've seen this plane but I don't know its name:
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What were those multiple flights leaving London night of 29th Aug 2019?

First time post here, please let me know if more detail needed (and which tag would suit it best). I live in Essex UK, in the evening normally see lights of planes on approach to the London airports. ...
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Is this a Janet Airlines 737 at Area 51?

I was looking at the satellite image of area 51 on google earth and i noticed an airplane that was taxiing alone on area 51 at 37°14′0″N 115°48′30″W or (R-4808N) could this be a Janet airlines Boeing ...
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Can someone identify this unusual plane at SeaTac airport?

I saw this plane at the SeaTac Airport and thought it was very unusual. The wings look too small to even be functional to me. What kind of plane is this and what is it used for?
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What is this US Navy airplane seen at Westover AFB?

This Navy aircraft was at Westover AFB in either 1987 or 1990. Type unknown.
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What is this fighter jet at Weymouth NAS?

The picture was taken at Weymouth NAS in about 1988
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What is the aircraft type in the movie 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

The new movie Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood has a few scenes in a Pan American Airways aircraft. The movie is set in the late 60s, looking at their fleet from that time, it looks like it was either ...
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What is this British bomber?

From previous answers this is probably at RAF Duxford in the mid-1930s.
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Closest RL Match for Fictional Helicopter Design?

Erm, not sure if this is the best place to post this but it seems like the best place to get a pretty straight answer thus far in my search. So yeah, this helicopter is obviously from a cartoon – but ...
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Identify canard, low-wing, single pusher-prop plane over Upstate NY

Yesterday, August 11, at around 3:30 pm, I saw an unusual-looking plane flying over Ithaca, NY. It seemed fairly small -- approximately business jet sized. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to get a ...
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Can anyone identify this biplane?

This biplane from the 1930s is from an English airshow. Can anyone identify it?

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