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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?
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What is this old biplane?

Can anyone identify this aeroplane?
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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.
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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 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 abandoned aircraft in Thailand?

A friend found an old photo of himself and an abandoned aircraft in Thailand. Can you identify the aircraft?
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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?
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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 WWII four-engine plane on skis?

I've seen this plane but I don't know its name:
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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:
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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 airplane is this? and why the strange inlets?

Why does it have such strange intakes?
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What is this high-wing jet airplane?

Can someone help me in identifying this plane?
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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?
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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
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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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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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What WWI biplane is this model?

What WWI biplane is this model? (own work)
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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 the make and the model of this seaplane?

What is the model of this seaplane?
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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 ...
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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?
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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 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).
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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.
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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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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 ...
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What aircraft looks like a cross between a Cessna and a glider?

I always like to look at flying machines overhead. One day I saw something I've never seen before. It looked like a cross between a Cessna and a glider. It was powered, but I heard no sound from it ...
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What is this business jet?

It could be a Learjet, but I can't find a match.
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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.

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