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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 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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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 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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What is this plane?

What is this plane? It kept circling overhead and I managed to get a picture during one of it's passes. The only parts I could see was 4 piston engines, straight wings, and a tall tail with some ...
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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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Can anyone identify this Biplane?

This Biplane from the 1930's is from an English Airshow. Can anyone identify it? There is now another picture.
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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 help identify this old 1930's plane?

I would like to identify this plane, if anyone can help? All I can tell you is that it is from an old photo album and probably an English Airshow in the 1920's or 1930's.
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How can I tell the difference between Spitfires and Hurricanes in photos?

The Spitfire was one of WW2's iconic aircraft, its fame coming from its spectacular performance in the Battle of Britain. But in that battle, Hawker Hurricanes outnumbered Spitfires 2:1. Often ...
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What is this old biplane on a float?

I'm hoping for some help in identifying the plane in these two photographs I found in my father's collection.
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What is this helicopter (and probe) in the film “Act of Valor”?

In the film Act of Valor, two helicopters are used to airdrop troops and their boats onto a river. (Clip here.) Firstly can you identify the aircraft? Second, what is the extremely long probe on the ...
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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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Do airplanes or helicopters ever fly at night using only white navigation lights?

I've been trying to figure out if airplanes or helicopters ever fly at night with only white Nav Lights. See this UAV video taken on July 12, 2015, 05:38 AM Pacific time in San Francisco, CA, USA.
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Airplanes in static display at Whiteman AFB

After reading the post about B-2 sizing, I spend a couple of minutes on Google Maps looking at airplanes on the Whiteman AFB. On runways, I think there are one B-2 Spirit, 3 T-38 Talon, and one AH-64 ...
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Commercial jet accompanied by small plane near Seattle

From the South Beach Campground on the western shore of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State we observed this unusual formation: I only had a Sony RX100 at hand but perhaps the image quality is ...
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What is the fastest unpressurized aircraft?

What is the fastest unpressurized aircraft with oxygen masks that can carry people?
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What aircraft has this pattern of white strobe lights?

Just two nights ago, my brother and I noticed a weird flashing light in the night sky out in the countryside. We regularly observe by naked eye aircraft flying by, as well as satellites, and this ...
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What is this light passenger prop airplane which crash landed in East Kalimantan, Borneo in 1983?

Plane crash landed in Borneo jungle in 1983.
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What is this twin engine propeller aircraft flying for Garuda airlines in Indonesia in 1983?

Twin propeller small civil aircraft flown by Garuda Airlines Indonesia in 1983. aZxGQ.jpg
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What military aircraft has six propeller engines?

Today, in south-east Scotland, I saw a plane that looked a bit like a Hercules but had four pods on each wing. I'm pretty sure that three of them were propeller engines and the end one was something ...
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Need help identifying planes, near Toronto [closed]

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks
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What kind of Chinook helicopter/airplane hybrid is this?

I had this question: Could this helicopter's body be a flying wing? and this picture came up. What kind of helicopter is this? What is the extra wing for?
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What is this airplane with small wings at different angles seen at Paphos Airport?

I landed in Paphos Airport in Cyprus and spotted this thing sitting in the sun near the runway. It has small 'wings' sticking out at different angles. What kind of plane is this? (Sorry for the bad ...
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What is this flying boat being restored at the Udvar Hazy Center?

I am fortunate to live ~20 minutes from the Smithsonian Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. At the back of the Museum is there restoration hangar, surrounded on two sides by a second level glass enclosed ...
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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 kind of jet plane is this?

The cockpit can hold one person, is smaller than a compact car and as narrow as a motorcycle. What kind of plane is this and how hard would it be to fly?
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What helicopter has the most rotor blades?

I have seen 2 rotor blades up to many and wonder when does having more rotor blades become less efficient? What helicopter has the most rotor blades? Related: Why don't helicopters prefer shorter ...
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Can you help me identifying an A-4 Skyhawk-like jet?

I'm having trouble identifying a jet and am hoping someone can provide some help. Here is the best picture I've been able to capture. The closest similar jet I've been able to find is the A-4 ...
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What is this airplane that sits in front of Barringer High School in Newark, NJ?

This airplane sits in front of Barringer High School in Newark,Nj. No one there can identify it. Anyone have any idea of the make and model? Thanks
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What is the make and model of this plane?

I came across this picture taken in the late 1920s. Could you please help identify the make and model of this plane. Thanks.
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What aircraft was used as Air Force One for the flight between Southampton and Shannon?

On Wednesday 5th June 2019, The US President flew from Southampton Airport, UK to Shannon Airport, Ireland on Air Force One. However, since SOU is more of a small regional airport, more used to ...
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What is this WWI aircraft?

I recently acquired what appears to be an extremely rare photograph. It was purchased at an estate sale auction in Europe. The photo was listed simply as "Flieger in seinem Doppeldecker "Bülow" (...
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What are the types of these 3 single-engine aircraft and one Multi engine aircraft?

Here are several photos of older aircraft I'd like help in naming. Year, Model, & Manufacturer. Thanks so much. Ron
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What is this airplane?

Found this old pic of an aircraft that used to service the north. Was wondering if anyone could identify, or had registration information. It would have been in service sometime between 1950-1970.
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What's this biplane built by a 16-year old?

I was told that this plane was built by a 16-year old in the 90s. Ever since, I've been bent on finding the specifications, name, etc., of this airplane with no success.
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Which aircraft is this?

I was curious if someone could help me gather some more info on this aircraft. I have looked it up in the FAA.GOV site and it does not match. Is there a way to find out info on this plane that flew ...
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What is the plane on the Home Bush Bay Funsaver EP cover?

Found this CD I had in 1997 and just bought it again as it got lost. There is an aircraft which I cannot identify: the sticker on the propeller leads to a propeller manifacturer called Avia guess ...
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What's the name of this light airplane?

The propeller of this light airplane almost looks like a triangle, so I'm interested in knowing its performance but I need help in identifying this plane because I don't even know her name.
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What is this aircraft on the grass in Budapest International Airport?

While taxiing after landing in BUD recently, I noticed a widebody aircraft half-hidden in the trees on the grass of the airport. You can see it on Google Maps over here. What is this aircraft, and ...
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What aircraft model is this that crashed?

Could someone please tell me what aircraft type this is? The crash happened very near to my flight school a few days ago and I want to know if it was one of their fleet that crashed.
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What is this old US Air Force plane?

What model of plane is visible in this image?
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Possible military aircraft ID, N. Carolina

I was recently in Oak Island, NC and saw the following plane flying above. It was low-flying and much louder and larger than the other small prop planes flying out of nearby Cape Fear Regional Jetport....
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Did Boeing build airliners other than the 7x7 series?

What I mean by the 7x7 series is the 707, 717, 727, etc. I took this picture at the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona. What type of aircraft is this? Was it an airliner? I know that no 7x7 ...