Questions tagged [aircraft-identification]

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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 ...
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Where can I find that video of a college built blown wing aircraft?

I once found a video of a single engine, piston and propeller, high wing plane that had been built, or modified by a US college/university. They added a 200 HP turbine engine behind the baggage ...
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What is this oddly-shaped plane?

I saw this plane yesterday: What is this plane? And what is the reason for it's odd-looking nose?
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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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If this is not a Lippisch L-13, what is it?

The image comes from a 1956 Nestle, a chocolate maker, sticker album. 'Maravillas del Universo', serie 1. Chapter has 3 pages, and is entitled: 'The sound barrier', signed by the woman test pilot: ...
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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 ...
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What is this delta-winged aircraft?

I spotted this recently. The distance and poor camera makes it really hard to determine what it is. Any help appreciated. Thanks.
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Can you identify this aircraft at Chilliwack(YCW)?

This aircraft is sitting at YCW, with no visible registration numbers. Can you identify it?
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What type/model of plane is this?

I came across this photo but it doesn't have any other info. What type of plane is it? Also, is it some sort of seaplane perhaps? I say seaplane because it was tagged with the word "seaplane". Seems ...
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How to recognise the Tupolev Tu-154, Tu-204, and Tu-334?

Tupolev used to be the one of the largest airliner manufacturer comparable to Boeing and Airbus. However since the dissolution of USSR, its airliner business is declining, and only operated by a few ...
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What aircraft might have white wing tip lights?

I live near O'Hare airport and see hundreds of planes every day. This evening a plane flew past that did not have the standard red - green wing tip lights. It was white only on both sides. It ...
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Could you help to identify this WW1 fighter?

Please help me identify this world war 1 fighter.
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Can you help me identifying this WW1 German or Austrian airplane from my photo collection?

Can anyone help me to identify this WW1 aircraft? It looks as though it reads Otto No. 202 on the plane.
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Can you help me identifying this circa 1910 airplane with tail number 72?

Circa 1910 airplane with tail number seventy two (Click for larger image)
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Can you identify this jet turbine stage?

I was just wondering if anyone could give me any info about this turbine rotating stage I picked up at a yard sale today. The stage measures 8-1/2" to the outside of the blades. The only markings I ...
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Can anyone identify this 1910s era biplane?

Very straightforward: I tried a number of searches with absolutely no luck. I remember a few that looked sort of similar without that smooth aerodynamic nose and body. I did try at least. If this ...
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What type is this aircraft, appearing in the movie “Kingsman”?

In a scene of the movie Kingsman: The Secret Service the young aspiring agents have to skydive from an airplane. I didn't recognise it: which airplane is it (assuming it actually exists)? I could ...
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What UK aircraft looks like an Islander but with twin fins?

Driving on the M40 recently just south of Banbury, England, I saw a distinctive smallish plane I'm trying to identify — probably military from the dull grey/green color. It looked a lot ...
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Twin engine pusher plane seen at Northolt [closed]

I occasionally see such a thing on final approach to Northolt. Its very noisy and looks vaguely military. Anybody know what it is and what its purpose is (other than to annoy me)?
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What aircraft is this? [closed]

Yesterday, I saw a strangely-shaped aircraft in the sky. Searching for "aircraft silhouette" on the web, I found this picture within seconds on a vector graphics site. It describes perfectly what I ...
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Help Identifying a LEGO plane [closed]

I need some help identifying a LEGO plane. The LEGO set 7292, Propeller Adventures, features a twin engine airplane, with conventional landing gear, and a bubble canopy. There are no pontoons on the ...
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What is this weird plane?

Can anyone identify the make and model of this aircraft? I'm just really curious.
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Can someone identify this warplane silhouette?

I saw this picture today in a news article about the current conflict in Iraq/Syria. The caption claims it is a US warplane, but I don't recognise the silhouette. Can someone identify this plane?
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What kind of balloons are these?

I came across the following picture on a news site, in a series of 'this day in...' type items. The accompanying text reads (in Dutch) 22 juni 1975 - In Geldrop werd de Internationale Holland ...
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Did I identify these aircraft correctly?

I photographed a couple of aircraft and tried to identify them, but I'm not sure if it's correct. For me, all of them look like an Airbus A320, but I'm really unsure. So which of these aircraft is an ...
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What type are these planes that are flying in formation near Culver City, CA?

My son in law took these images a few days ago in Culver City California. We would like to know what the vintage (WWII ?) planes are, and in the last image, what would cause such a contrail. The last ...
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What is the fastest airplane?

There are many airplanes that claim to be the fastest piston, private jet, airliner, but what is the all time fastest airplane? How fast does it travel?
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Which aircraft did I photograph at ZRH?

I took a couple of pictures of various aircraft and I would like to know which aircraft I photographed. I have no idea, expect that all of them took off from ZRH and should be commercial airliners:
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How do you visually identify aircraft from the ground?

Are there any good resources that teach you how to identify jetliners from the ground? I'd love to see some great comparative photos of their silhouettes. Books or websites are both ok. For example, ...
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Does this Lear 35 have missiles on it?

Janes aircraft recognition guide has a picture of this plane on the Lear 35 page. Does it have missiles on it or is this some special modification?
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Have B-25's and B-26's been converted for private business use?

In the movie Cash McCall, the main character, McCall, owns an aircraft that looks remarkably similar to a B-25 or B-26, but is painted yellow and has no turrets. Have these aircraft been converted ...