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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 It seems the two big pottery pieces are actually tanks. What is this aircraft and why such design?
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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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Can anybody confirm which aircraft is in this picture?

Image Source Does anyone know what airplane is shown in this picture? It looks like the Republic F-84, but I'm not sure because the front landing gear is under the nose on the F-84 and this one is ...
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How to identify an aircraft from its NC- N-number?

I have the numbers from the tail NC and then down is 4686N. Its a single wing prop driven multi seat aircraft. I am unable to locate it on the federal site, hoping I can get some info here again. ...
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Aircraft Identification: What single-engine, T-tail, commuter aircraft has a single prop but sounds like a jet?

My morning walk takes me past Hillsboro Airport, Portland, Oregon (HIO), and today I saw a rather strange plane landing. It was a small commuter-size plane (6 passenger windows on each side), with a ...
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What is this aircraft with wings seemingly fixed the wrong way?

In this page there is this image: Is it a concept model or a real model? If this is the latter, then are there real aircraft with such wings?
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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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Help identify an unknown airborne object [closed]

In the wee hours of the morning of last Saturday (July 30, 2016), while out stargazing, I saw something odd which I am unable to explain. The object was traveling with a bearing of about 5-20° east ...
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What make and model are these two small propeller planes?

What are the makes and models of the two planes in the picture? The registration numbers are ZS-JNJ and ZS-LCY, the year was 1981 and the place was Botswana.
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Partial Serial numbers on Military Aircraft - what combination is unique?

Modern US military aircraft have partial serial numbers painted on their tails. Interestingly, it seems these serial numbers are actually not quite enough to be unique on their own, being comprised of ...
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What are these aircraft at AMARG? Why are they dismantled this way?

At the AMARG boneyard (Tucson desert, Arizona), there are tons of aircraft, but a limited number of models are dismantled according a special way: wings or tail or both separated from the fuselage: ...
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Is this a Convair C-240?

This aircraft is at Dodson International in Rantoul, KS. I've boiled it down to Convair. Looks most similar to a C-240. And does anyone recognize the livery? It has USAF painted in the top of the ...
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What is this partially disassembled aircraft in the desert?

I found this plane on Google Earth. I'm guessing it is being deconstructed, as there are no factories nearby. What countries could it have originated from? The coordinates are 35°54'10.9"N, 117°43'51....
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How to identify a specific 707 variant?

I recently saw a very interesting documentary film made in 1980 about a narrowly-averted airline disaster in which the flight crew were incapacitated and a retired pilot, with the help of other crew ...
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What are these small jets and large propeller aircraft flying in formation?

I came across the photo below on flightaware.com. The image was taken by someone with, I think, an Ukrainian name: Arkadiusz Cieslak. They piqued my interest as they do not appear to have insignia ...
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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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Can anyone identify this pusher biplane?

This plane was probably built around 1912. I do not know by what company built this. Does anyone know what airplane this is?
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Does anybody recognize these wings?

I was on a tour at the University of Maryland, and I saw these wings sitting against the wall: I asked the guide, and he had no idea. (In case you can't tell these are two wings. The green lines ...
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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 do these instruments do?

This is sort of the reverse of an aircraft-identifcation question. I am attempting to build a virtual model of a Gee Bee R1 (for fun). Unfortunately I haven't had much luck finding plans or images of ...
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Is there any way to tell the difference between MD-80 models?

When I was at the airport a month ago I spotted a McDonnell MD-80 and took a picture of it and was very interested in this historic aircraft. I looked up the specs and this is what turned up. The MD-...
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Can you identify this old cockpit canopy?

I stumbled across a cockpit canopy in the woods. What type of markings should I be looking for to identify this? And where exactly should I be looking for markings to identify this piece? Here is a ...
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How many of this aircraft were manufactured?

What was the total quantity issued of this model aircraft (including any modifications).
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What is the make and the model of this seaplane?

What is the model of this seaplane?
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What type is this Syrian light attack aircraft?

I saw the following 2012 photo of a light ground attack jet used by the Syrian regime in an attack on Tel Rafat: I do not recognize the type, however, and it does not appear to be any of the regular ...
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Can you help me to identify this helicopter?

I came across this helicopter and am wondering what the oblong things on either side of the helicopter are, parallel to the front-back axis, offset from the main body.
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What are these aircraft? Seen in silhouette over Palm Springs

Screen capture on iMac, of photo posted and claimed taken 11/21/15. Palm Springs, CA
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What kind of WWII aircaft is this?

I saw this plane at a warbird fly in and would appreciate some assistance identifying it. I can only tell you what I'm rather sure it's not.. Grumman TBF Avenger Other US-operated Torpedo Bomber ...