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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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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 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 is this aircraft (Le Bourget airshow 1965)

Approximately 31 seconds into this video of a walkaround of the 1965 Paris airshow, there's a curious aircraft shown next to a Navy F-4. The question is - what is 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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Can you help me identify a vintage airplane in a painting?

This is a recent photo of the king of Spain, Felipe VI, visiting Spanish troops stationed in Iraq. In the background there is a picture of an old plane, possibly with a propeller, that I suppose from ...
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What is this 4-propeller plane?

My dad noticed it flying quite low today, sadly we do not have a better photo. 4-propellers and uniquely shaped tail assembly. Plane was spotted in northern Poland, around 9.30AM, near border with ...
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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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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 seen at Peachtree City, GA?

Sorry for the poor quality, but this jet was taking off from Peachtree City Regional on Sunday 13 May. Anyone know the aircraft?
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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 is this fighter jet at Weymouth NAS?

The picture was taken at Weymouth NAS in about 1988
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Can anyone tell what kind or even which airplane this is?

As stated in this post on the Dutch Police website (Google Translate English version) this morning (12th june 2018), they are looking for all available information concerning the image below. All help ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Approx 1948 Brasil Brazil Airliner…what is it? Taildragger?

What plane is this? It's a taildragger, 4 blade prop, twin engine plane. The photo was taken approximately in 1948, maybe in Brazil?
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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 that has both piston and jet engines?

A friend sent me this picture of a trimotor aircraft with what looks like two radial engines and a jet in the middle. He didn't know what is was and neither do I. Anyone recognize it?
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What is this vintage small airplane with low wings and twin propeller engines?

Could anyone help me to identify this vintage aircraft, that can be seen in the background of this photograph, please?
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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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What is this plane with its thick cockpit?

Today I saw this unusual plane while going to work. I'm in France, near Paris. It flew at a rather low altitude, even if I can't tell precisely - I noticed the low altitude because of the loud sound. ...
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What's the name of this light airplane?

The propeller of this light airplane almost looks like a triangle, so I'm interested in knowing its performance but I need help in identifying this plane because I don't even know her name.
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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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What is this airplane with small wings at different angles seen at Paphos Airport?

I landed in Paphos Airport in Cyprus and spotted this thing sitting in the sun near the runway. It has small 'wings' sticking out at different angles. What kind of plane is this? (Sorry for the bad ...
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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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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's this aircraft in the background?

I took this photo from the Wikipedia entry on afterburners. What's the circled aircraft in the background behind the Phantom?
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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 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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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 this c. 1948 private plane with a sliding canopy?

(YouTube) What is this private plane with a sliding canopy?
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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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What is this high wing, single engine aircraft?

I think it might be a Douglas aircraft.
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Can someone tell me what kind of airplane this is?

It says Capt Nungesser on the tail. I’ve researched him but can’t find out what type of plane this is. French?
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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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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 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 the plane on the Home Bush Bay Funsaver EP cover?

Found this CD I had in 1997 and just bought it again as it got lost. There is an aircraft which I cannot identify: the sticker on the propeller leads to a propeller manifacturer called Avia guess ...
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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 US Navy airplane seen at Westover AFB?

This Navy aircraft was at Westover AFB in either 1987 or 1990. Type unknown.
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What is this high wing twin airplane?

It sits in a very large backyard in Lancaster, California.
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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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Can anyone identify the plane in this old photo?

It belonged to my uncle. May have been 1930s vintage.
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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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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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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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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?