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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 pipes at the flight deck windows?

This image comes from a site about aircraft tractors: What could be the reasons for this old aircraft to have pipes at the flight deck windows and to be moved near a forest?
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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-...
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What are the visual differences between the ATR42 and the ATR72?

I tried to find the visual differences between the ATR42 and the ATR72. I downloaded some images from Google but I can't find any. Would you help me?
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Which airplane is this lego model?

I'm wondering about the type of jet in this lego kit: https://shop.lego.com/en-US/Airport-Air-Show-60103 One of the jets appears to be an F-18 (the one with twin tails, of course) but I can't place ...
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What is the crank on the ceiling of this aircraft?

What is the crank the pilot is operating above his head? Also what type of aircraft is this? image source
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What are the names and the function of these aircraft components?

These images were taken from a Cessna 150 aircraft containing a Continental O-200 engine.
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Should an aircraft registration match the flag next to it?

More specifically, I have noticed that on several of the aircraft of Blue Panorama Airlines, even though they are an airline based in Italy and the Italian flag (together with the EU flag) were on ...
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Which aircraft is depicted on 1941 U.S. Post Office airmail stamps?

Between June 25, 1941 and October 29, 1941 a tri-tailed “Twin Motored Transport Plane” was featured on U.S. airmail stamps in 6-, 8-, 10-, 15-, 20- and 50-cent dominations. Source Was the aircraft ...
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What helicopter is this in The Walking Dead?

The reason I am asking this is because I want to do a 3D model of it. You can see it in this screenshot from The Walking Dead. At first I thought it was a UH-1H, but the main rotor doesn't look ...
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What is this fighter aircraft parked in the South African desert?

What aircraft is parked at 27°50'24.0"S 21°35'54.4"E in the South African desert?
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What is this strange biplane jet aircraft with tanks between wings?

Looking at this soviet aircraft: Source: muzealnictwo.com Engineers from two distinct eras have met and created this biplane with a turbine! It seems the two big pottery pieces are actually tanks. ...
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What aircraft are these, and why are these engine sizes so different?

These glamorous vintage images were once famous in magazines and used by airlines to advertise their products, and yes, flight attendants clothing was like this! Old and more relaxed times, though ...
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What happened to this airplane at Lombok Airport?

Last month I was on holiday in Indonesia and I had to take a flight from Lombok International Airport (IATA: LOP). While I was waiting for boarding I noticed an airplane (wreck) next to the runway ...
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What is this aircraft with elaborate folding wings?

I noticed this plane in the background of this car advert. Can anyone identify it? I'm assuming that may have been used on an aircraft carrier, hence the elaborate folding wings?
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What is this aircraft, when was it produced and used and what was its role?

What aircraft is this, when was it produced, used operationally, and what was its role?
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What airplane does this vintage instrument panel come from?

Can anyone please tell me what this is from? It looks like it's military. I have a few panels that came with this and gauges (not if it's a b-16)
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What is this c. 1948 private plane with a sliding canopy?

(YouTube) What is this private plane with a sliding canopy?
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Can someone identify this biplane?

My grandfather in the back seat apparently.
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What are these aircraft at the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake?

What are these 12 aircraft at the co-ordinates 35.677323, -117.676903? I recognize the F-111 and C-130, but not the others. Source: google maps
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What's this tiny airplane?

I found this very small airplane in the desert on Google Maps. It appears to have about a 10 foot wingspan, and is about the size of an SUV (compare to cars nearby). Location in Google Maps: Google ...
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What aircraft did this canopy come from?

This canopy was found near Wetumka, Oklahoma in a small creek running through my best friend's property. The canopy is about 12 feet long. Can anyone tell me what aircraft it came from, or who I could ...
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What is this aircraft, and when was it used operationally?

What is this aircraft, when did it serve with the US army, and what was its role? source: americaloveshorsepower.com
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What is this aircraft, and what country makes it?

What is this aircraft and what country produces it? Source: Google Images
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What is this aircraft?

32°09'16.6"N 110°50'36.4"W, co-ordinates of the aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force base. Source: Google Maps
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How can you identify an Airbus and or Boeing from the inside based on features of the interior?

I already asked a very similar question, but the answer wasn't was I was expecting. Hence this time I am more specific. How can you recognize a plane from the inside, when you are already sitting as ...
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How can you identify an Airbus or Boeing from the inside?

How can you recognize a plane from the inside, when you are already sitting as passenger? In particular, is there a way to understand if you are inside a Boeing or an Airbus?

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