Podcast #128: We chat with Kent C Dodds about why he loves React and discuss what life was like in the dark days before Git. Listen now.

Questions tagged [aircraft-identification]

For questions seeking to identify an aircraft, e.g. by description or photograph.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
11
votes
1answer
1k views

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?
11
votes
2answers
572 views

What is this old biplane?

Can anyone identify this aeroplane?
10
votes
1answer
3k views

What kind of airplane is this that has blue cheatlines and a protruding side cover?

Consider: Which airplane is this? I suspect it is Russian, but it's too poor quality for me to tell. I'm pretty sure it is military.
10
votes
4answers
4k views

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
10
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
10
votes
1answer
1k views

What is this abandoned aircraft in Thailand?

A friend found an old photo of himself and an abandoned aircraft in Thailand. Can you identify the aircraft?
10
votes
1answer
3k views

What kind of Chinook helicopter/airplane hybrid is this?

I had this question: Could this helicopter's body be a flying wing? and this picture came up. What kind of helicopter is this? What is the extra wing for?
10
votes
1answer
562 views

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 ...
9
votes
3answers
4k views

What is this WWII four-engine plane on skis?

I've seen this plane but I don't know its name:
9
votes
1answer
3k views

What plane is shown here in the movie Rampage?

I'm not sure if its a real life airplane, but I feel like I have seen it somewhere: It looks similiar to the F-117 Nighthawk, pictured below, but it is definitely not this:
9
votes
2answers
5k views

What is this aircraft, and what country makes it?

What is this aircraft and what country produces it? Source: Google Images
9
votes
2answers
4k views

What airplane is this? and why the strange inlets?

Why does it have such strange intakes?
9
votes
2answers
2k views

What is this high-wing jet airplane?

Can someone help me in identifying this plane?
9
votes
2answers
2k views

What kind of planes are on this old photo?

Not sure what kind of planes are on this old photo? Does anyone have any idea?
9
votes
1answer
3k views

What is this airplane that sits in front of Barringer High School in Newark, NJ?

This airplane sits in front of Barringer High School in Newark,Nj. No one there can identify it. Anyone have any idea of the make and model? Thanks
9
votes
1answer
2k views

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?
9
votes
2answers
1k views

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.
9
votes
3answers
459 views

What WWI biplane is this model?

What WWI biplane is this model? (own work)
9
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
9
votes
1answer
450 views

What is the make and the model of this seaplane?

What is the model of this seaplane?
8
votes
2answers
375 views

Can this aircraft be identified by the exposure pattern of its flashing lights?

Can the aircraft on the attached photo be identified from the light pattern? While photographing this globular cluster (M 13) in Hercules, an aircraft passed through the FOV. The width between the ...
8
votes
2answers
249 views

What is the type of the seaplane at the end of runway 18L on Schiphol Airport?

From 47 to 52 seconds into this video we can see a seaplane parked in a small pool of water. What type of plane is this and when did the plane fly for the last time?
8
votes
3answers
7k views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
8
votes
2answers
973 views

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 ...
8
votes
2answers
670 views

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)
8
votes
2answers
783 views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
676 views

What is the name of this vintage helicopter trainer?

I am curious about the tiny training helicopters that can be seen from the second 0:10 in this vintage video about the Cuatro Vientos helicopter school, near Madrid. ...
8
votes
1answer
471 views

Can you identify this plane from 1920 and prior vintage?

My grand uncle, that is my grandfather's brother had a flight school and performed in barnstorming shows somewhere in the midwest and it's not a Jenny. His name was Ralph Bloxham and is seen with his ...
8
votes
1answer
602 views

Which aircraft is a single-prop, low-wing aircraft with prominent rivets and three canopy windows?

We would appreciate help identifying an aircraft that my daughter saw. It is a single-prop, low-wing design with a round fuselage and very prominent rivets. It had a prominent canopy that stood above ...
8
votes
1answer
701 views

From which aircraft does this vintage altimeter come from?

I bought this vintage U.S. Navy Kollsman altimeter at a market in Bangkok, Thailand. Unfortunately, I don't have any info other than what you see in the photos. It's a Kollsman altimter and the ...
8
votes
1answer
354 views

Is anyone able to identify this vintage aircraft please?

I have this plane on an art glass print in my home. A lot of people ask what the plane is and I have been unable to identify it. Any ideas?
8
votes
1answer
972 views

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 (...
8
votes
0answers
548 views

Can anyone identify what/where this photo is of?

This is a photo by the Real Photograph Co. (Liverpool) No.684. I think it may be a crashed WW1 Biplane (lots of the photos with it were WW1 biplanes).
7
votes
3answers
4k views

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.
7
votes
4answers
3k views

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 ...
7
votes
3answers
2k views

Strange plane-shaped object at UK airport [duplicate]

A friend sent me the following image, spotted at an UK airport. Do you have any idea what that might be? It looks a bit like MD-11/DC-10 transport case, but i have no idea. Is something like this ...
7
votes
1answer
2k views

What is this business jet?

It could be a Learjet, but I can't find a match.
7
votes
1answer
2k views

What is this single-engine low-wing propeller plane?

I found this picture in an article about constant speed propellers, but there was no reference to the type of aircraft. The Flickr account that first posted the image doesn't exist anymore. I did some ...
7
votes
2answers
1k views

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:
7
votes
6answers
2k views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
1k views

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.
7
votes
1answer
598 views

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. ...
7
votes
1answer
905 views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
440 views

What is this c. 1930 beautiful monoplane seen in Oakland?

Photo from Denny Wright's album. He piloted for Clyde Sunderland. This photo has no stamp or markings. Anyone recognize this aircraft?
7
votes
1answer
435 views

What is this closed cabin / open cockpit biplane from the 1910s?

This photo was taken when Lieutenant Marix RNAS visited his old school, Radley College in Oxfordshire on 30 May 1914. Marix was awarded in October 1914 the DSO for bombing the Zeppelin sheds in ...
7
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
3k views

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
7
votes
1answer
655 views

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?
7
votes
1answer
367 views

Can anyone help identify this old 1930's plane?

I would like to identify this plane, if anyone can help? All I can tell you is that it is from an old photo album and probably an English Airshow in the 1920's or 1930's.