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What are the names of these aircraft?

I need help to identify a group of planes, can someone help me?
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Which aircraft is a single-prop, low-wing aircraft with prominent rivets and three canopy windows?

We would appreciate help identifying an aircraft that my daughter saw. It is a single-prop, low-wing design with a round fuselage and very prominent rivets. It had a prominent canopy that stood above ...
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Identify which aircraft it is?

This is a decommissioned aircraft which I found at my place. Can anyone ID about this aircraft in detail. I'm guessing it is a Dakota DC-47. What is your opinion? This aircraft is placed nearby an ...
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What is this abandoned plane?

Does anyone knows what type of plane is this and its model? (Source: YouTube channel AssombradO.com.br)
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What is this biplane?

What is this biplane shown above?
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What are the differences between C208 versions?

I am aware of a few versions of C208: C208 Caravan C208 Grand Caravan C208 Grand Caravan Amphibian Amphibian has pantoons with retractable landing gears, but what is the difference between ...
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What's a similar looking aircraft to this illustration?

There is this crazy picture of a plane or a boat or both...? This is just a drawing, I know, but if this aircraft does not exist, is there perhaps a similar looking one in reality?
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What is this delta wing aircraft parked at NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field?

What is the aircraft shown at these coordinates? https://goo.gl/maps/VTc153EacEL2 This is at NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field. Per the Ames map it is located north behind building N-127 (...
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What type of helicopter is shown in Star Wars The Last Jedi featurette?

There is a nice featurette about the new Star Wars movie The Last Jedi. One shot (1:32) shows a helicopter in the background. What is it?
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What type is this aircraft and engine at Munich airport?

Please help me to identify the plane and engine.
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What is this aircraft that appeared at Oshkosh 2017?

This photo is an image from a youtube video of Oshkosh 2017.
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How can I identify a low flying plane at night over Bangalore?

I often see a low flying plane circling over south Bangalore around 00:30-01:00. It circles at least twice and it's not very big, mostly the size of a private jet. How can I go about identifying it?
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What is this fighter jet that flew over KJST?

This aircraft was doing low level flights over my office a few minutes ago. From the route it was flying some of my coworkers thought it might have been doing approaches or touch and go landings at ...
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What is the aircraft model used in the film “American Made”?

In American Made, what is the model of the white airplane that the CIA presents to Barry Seal (played by Tom Cruise)? He says something along the lines of "the fastest piston twin". Are those ...
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What is this plane, based on its inside shape?

I'm not sure my question is valid here but would be very helpful to me. Here is the picture of the inside of a plane (don't mind the ostrich). Does anyone know which plane it is? The flight number ...
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What is this plane spotted from Outer Banks, NC?

What is this plane spotted from Outer Banks, North Carolina?
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What is this abandoned aircraft in Thailand?

A friend found an old photo of himself and an abandoned aircraft in Thailand. Can you identify the aircraft?
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Can anyone identify this aircraft in the AMARG area of Davis Monthan?

Anyone has an idea what this thing in AMARG area of Davis Monthan could be? Googlemaps link: https://www.google.com/maps/@32.1512545,-110.843407,25m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en
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Can you identify this aircraft photographed during solar eclipse 8/21/2017?

The following sequence of shots was taken about 9.5 minutes before the start of the eclipse, 1:12pm EST. Shooting in burst mode off of a tripod - all 3 shots taken within 1 second. Burst mode is 14 ...
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What aircraft is this flying near Greenford?

I live in the suburbs of London in Greenford (near RAF Northolt Base) and today I heard a droning sounds which, albeit from my limited experience, sounded like a propeller plane. I checked my generic ...
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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 old US Army Air Corps plane?

This photo was taken by my Grandfather in 1918 at Rich Field in Wako, TX. I don't think that it is a Taube because of the front structure, engine type, 4 wheels, fuselage shape, etc.
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How do military radars detect the type of an aircraft?

How do the military air defense radars and aircraft radars detect the type of an aircraft and enemy or friendly information?
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Strange plane-shaped object at UK airport [duplicate]

A friend sent me the following image, spotted at an UK airport. Do you have any idea what that might be? It looks a bit like MD-11/DC-10 transport case, but i have no idea. Is something like this ...
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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 model of aircraft is this?

So, what type of airplane is it?
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What is this plane and what are the rockets on the back used for?

While reading this question I saw an image of a plane marked as a US Marines plane of some sort with thrusters or rockets of some sort attached to the sides just past the CG. What plane is this and ...
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Is this blended wing body trijet airliner real?

Is it a commercial plane? Is this a better design in any way than regular engines on the wings?
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What is this three-bladed vintage aircraft?

We found this poster at IKEA, EDELVIK Poster 103.776.29. Allposters.com has another poster, which includes the same aircraft, but 2 in formation, possibly the same original photo/artist?
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What is this airplane used for?

Every satellite picture I've ever seen of carriers in port usually shows a lot of equipment on the flight deck, presumably involved with servicing and overhauling the ship between cruises. This ...
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What model is this strange airplane-helicopter combination?

I'm a local historian in Fort Collins, CO and I'm trying to find out anything I can about the helicopter/plane image in the attached picture. The only thing I know is that it was parked in a early ...
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What type is this aircraft with “inverted” wings?

A friend of mine saw this plane at Tampa Bay International Airport recently: It has an odd combination of a negative dihedral and pylonless overwing engines, all traits I've seen individually but not ...
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What is this plane seen in Mobile, Alabama?

This was taken at the USS Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. It is probably a US Navy aircraft.
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What is this Lockheed Martin plane?

It's on a Lockheed Martin banner showcasing the company's iconic planes. The plane to the left on a crimson background is the U2, and the plane to the right on a blue & tan background is the C130. ...
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Do you know the exact model and use of this rotorcraft?

I've tried to identify this. Someone suggested it is a Bell 206, possibly a Jet or Long Ranger. I disagree. I think it is a US Coast Guard helicopter. It flew over my house in Mobile, Alabama. It's ...
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What is this odd aircraft?

What is this aircraft? It was parked at transient parking at the Southern California Logistics Airport. It is a pusher prop driven plane with a conventional tail. High aspect ratio un-swept wings. ...
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Is this really a British Airways 727?

I came upon this clip on YouTube this week: It appears to depict a Boeing 727 in British Airways livery. My first thought was that it's a Trident, but it is ...
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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 is this aircraft with large pipes at the flight deck windows?

This image comes from a site about aircraft tractors: What is the type? Why the large pipes at the flight deck windows? What is this place? Why is this plane here?
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Is this a famous aviator / airplane?

This may be a little off topic but I could not find a better community or website. I have two photo postcards with a man in front of a plane. Pretty sure it's Charles Lindbergh but an exhaustive ...
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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 the story of this aircraft?

From this page about nuclear bombers: It seems out of Wild Wild West. What is this (Russian?) aircraft from another era? and what has been its use? Update:We know now the image has been created ...
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Which models are these aircraft?

Can somebody please identify the second aircraft. I tried reverse search but no use :C. I'm trying to win a boeing 777 model :D
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Can anyone help me identify the plane in this photograph?

I'd be very grateful for any help in identifying this U.S. plane. Other photos in the album look like they're from WW2.
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Can you identify this airplane?

Im thinking the window sequence and the shadow (possible a prop?) Might be your best help. My dad bought this photo and him nor I can figure it out. I work at a dang airport, too! TIA.
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What type of aircraft uses this long flashing pattern? [duplicate]

5:00 am every morning I went to Rice-Field Road for a jog. I always see airplanes with flashing lights. All of them have the same flashing patterns except for the one that I just saw yesterday. The ...
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What is this aircraft with a big gun on its back?

It looks like there is a really big gun on the back of this aircraft. https://www.instagram.com/p/BQVqnYCAlZU/ I found it on Instagram. What is this?
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Can an experienced airplane spotter identify planes only by sound?

I come from a background in railroad watching, and often times one can identify the maker of a railroad locomotive purely by sound. Maybe not the exact model of locomotive, but at least what type of ...
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Can someone identify if this is a Boeing or an Airbus?

I would like to know if this is a Boeing or an Airbus. Maybe there is an Aviation Wizard out there. It's an EasyJet plane.
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What is this aircraft from “Devil Girl From Mars” (1954)?

This view is cropped from the opening seconds of the film Devil Girl From Mars. Within the film narrative, this one was supposedly carrying passengers over the Scottish Highlands in the then-present-...