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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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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 old pusher propeller aircraft?

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?
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Is this just a generic B737 or does it have a specific name?

Is this just a generic B737 or does it have a specific name?
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What is this high-wing jet airplane?

Can someone help me in identifying this plane?
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What are the names of these aircraft? Part.2

The next part of the group... Can someone help me?
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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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What is that decommissioned plane near Nadirgul Airfield?

This is a decommissioned plane that I found at my place. I'm guessing it is a Dakota DC-47. The plane is placed near a small airstrip called Nadirgul (name of the location), which lies in the ...
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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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