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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 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 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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Any idea what this 3-engine beauty is?

Can anybody identify this 3-engine flying boat moored on the ramp?
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Can you identify this scrap cockpit section I found in a scrapyard?

I recently found a scrap cockpit in a scrap yard, and I'm hoping there's enough remaining to identify the aircraft type from pictures. Unfortunately, all are taken through fencing as I don't have ...
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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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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 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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Help ID a biplane my Dad flew as a late 1920's barnstormer

My Father flew this ship. Can you help ID it. Photo was taken at the de Havilland Moth Factory Can't figure out what the heck it is, Looks like the tail of a DH-60 Consolidated PT-1 "N" ...
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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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Flaming plane-like object in the night sky

In this video on X from February there is a flaming apparition in the sky over downtown Charlotte, North Carolina that looks like the Spruce Goose on fire. It does not look fake to me, but I cannot ...
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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 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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Can you help me to identify the aircraft in a 1920s photograph?

Can anyone identify the aircraft in this photograph? The photograph was taken in Belgium in the summer of 1926. Does that say ‘Imperial Airways’? Thank you!
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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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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 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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Saw this plane in documentary on the Falklands War. What type is that?

That nose reminds me of ground attackers, but I don't know why.
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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 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 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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Can anyone identify this biplane with distinct wind screen?

I'm trying to identify the aircraft in this photo of my great grandfather. The photo would have been taken during the mid to late 1920s, possibly early 1930s. He lived in Utah (not sure this helps?). ...
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Is it possible to tell what aircraft this is?

On a flight a few years ago, I got this picture. Is it possible to tell the aircraft by just this image? I’ve found a few similar but they are a bit different than this one. Someone I was with said ...
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Help identifying small low-flying aircraft over western US?

Have spotted this aircraft flying over the western U.S. more than once this July: a couple of times in early July north of Spokane, WA, and today over the Silicon Valley area. All times it was flying ...
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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'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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What is this old seaplane floating on its wing?

I found this picture today in an old set of drawers that bought at an estate sale over 40 years ago.
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What type of aircraft is this?

Flew very low in circles around my house this morning. I live near Fox Harbour airport in Wallace, Nova Scotia Click to embiggen
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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 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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Can someone identify the Make and Model of airplane that this fuselage belonged to?

This gutted fuselage remnant was photographed by my mother at Whaler's Bay on Deception Island in Antarctica in 1994. Deception Island is directly south of the Falkland Islands in the narrow area ...
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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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Trying to identify an aircraft from a photo

I'd like to know if anyone can identify an aircraft from this photo. The man in the photo is my grandfather Joseph White. He didn't talk about what he did in the war and we have been trying to put the ...
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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 type of aircraft is this Airplane in Riga (junkyard)?

My relationship with the Mil Mi-6 led me to this Wikimedia photo of a time-worn Mi-6 in Riga airport. In the photo there are the Mi-6, a Skoda Fabia, some picnic equipment, other stuff and a ...
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What plane is this? It’s hanging at a bar in Colorado

Consider: I can’t seem to find out what plane this is. I keep digging online for small twins with twin tips. It has an Air Force emblem on the sign, but I can’t find anything on it.
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Can someone identify this plane?

This aircraft was circling very low during the day, wondering if anyone could identify this plane. this was spotted flying over the san francisco bay area.
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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 radial-engined US Navy aircraft in Iceland?

My parents are traveling in Iceland and sent me a few pictures of an old radial-engined aircraft. It has "United States Navy" markings on the side, "Keflavik 17131" on the tail, ...
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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 kind of aircraft are currently being used by Boulder County to fight wildfires?

I was wondering, what kind of aircraft are currently being used by Boulder County to fight wildfires? For example, see photo attached of a plane dropping flame retardant on a wildfire over Left-Hand ...
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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 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 single seat aerobatic plane?

We saw this plane this week in NW Arkansas, curious what it is?
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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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