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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 aircraft are these, and why are these engine sizes so different?

These glamorous vintage images were once famous in magazines and used by airlines to advertise their products, and yes, flight attendants clothing was like this! Old and more relaxed times, though ...
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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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What biplane is this model modelled after?

What biplane is this model modelled after?
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What is this airplane?

Found this old pic of an aircraft that used to service the north. Was wondering if anyone could identify, or had registration information. It would have been in service sometime between 1950-1970.
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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 twin engine is this USAF-painted plane?

I keep trying to identify a group of aircraft, what bimotor is this plane? (photos: own work; click to view)
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What is this aircraft from “Devil Girl From Mars” (1954)?

This view is cropped from the opening seconds of the film Devil Girl From Mars. Within the film narrative, this one was supposedly carrying passengers over the Scottish Highlands in the then-present-...
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What aircraft is in The Do’s music video?

There is a band call The Do, in one of their videos there is a plane with a strange configuration of turbines, it looks like a version of a 747. You can find the video on Youtube "The Dø - Despair, ...
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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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What is this fighter jet seen at Centennial Airport?

This is my first post here! yay! Today I ate at the awesome "Perfect Landing" restaurant at Centennial Airport. My dad said he thought they were FA-18s but I honestly have no idea. It was awesome ...
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What is the aircraft model used in the film “American Made”?

In American Made, what is the model of the white airplane that the CIA presents to Barry Seal (played by Tom Cruise)? He says something along the lines of "the fastest piston twin". Are those ...
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What is the airplane type in this formation seen above Eugene, Oregon?

This flight of 2 flew by my house in Eugene, Oregon recently. I assume they're military pilot trainers but I am having trouble coming up with an ID.
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What is this twin engined jet?

I was barely able to get a shot of this plane so it's not great quality. I was hoping someone could identify it for me. I've never seen one like this.
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What is this WW1 era plane?

I'm trying to identify this plane from an old family photograph. Is it possibly a DH4? The tail number doesn't bring any success (well, at least not that I can find). Any info would be much ...
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What is this flyer in a 1911 short film?

In the very first instants of the 1911 comedy short film Robinet aviatore (or Tweedledum Aviator) by Michel Fabre, which can be watched here, on the background some kind of flyer can be seen. Does ...
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What model of aircraft is this?

So, what type of airplane is it?
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What are the visual differences between the ATR42 and the ATR72?

I tried to find the visual differences between the ATR42 and the ATR72. I downloaded some images from Google but I can't find any. Would you help me?
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Which aircraft is depicted on 1941 U.S. Post Office airmail stamps?

Between June 25, 1941 and October 29, 1941 a tri-tailed “Twin Motored Transport Plane” was featured on U.S. airmail stamps in 6-, 8-, 10-, 15-, 20- and 50-cent dominations. Source Was the aircraft ...
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What helicopter is this in The Walking Dead?

The reason I am asking this is because I want to do a 3D model of it. You can see it in this screenshot from The Walking Dead. At first I thought it was a UH-1H, but the main rotor doesn't look ...
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What is this aircraft from ca. 1925 (crash included)?

I recently found the following family pictures from ca. 1925 and have been trying to identify the aircraft in them: A second picture of the same aircraft was taken shortly after the first one: Both ...
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Which airplane is this lego model?

I'm wondering about the type of jet in this lego kit: https://shop.lego.com/en-US/Airport-Air-Show-60103 One of the jets appears to be an F-18 (the one with twin tails, of course) but I can't place ...
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Partial Serial numbers on Military Aircraft - what combination is unique?

Modern US military aircraft have partial serial numbers painted on their tails. Interestingly, it seems these serial numbers are actually not quite enough to be unique on their own, being comprised of ...
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Is this a Hurricane or Spitfire?

Can anyone identify the fighter here in this picture taken from a Dornier-do17? From: https://stukablr.tumblr.com/post/145040185970/a-pic-took-it-from-a-donier-do17-a-hurricane
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Which American twin tilt-rotor aircraft is this a scale-model of?

What aircraft is this model? (photos: own work)
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What is this light passenger prop airplane which crash landed in East Kalimantan, Borneo in 1983?

Plane crash landed in Borneo jungle in 1983.
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How do military radars detect the type of an aircraft?

How do the military air defense radars and aircraft radars detect the type of an aircraft and enemy or friendly information?
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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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A commercial jet with rear tail-mounted engines and 3+3 seat pattern?

I have just spotted a cameo in one of the old CSI:NY episodes. External shot showed a commercial jet, rather big aircraft, with rear tail-mounted engines. While internal shots shown 3+3 seat rows ...
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How can an helicopter end up with the same tail number than an airplane?

For example, take N133AA. https://www.jetphotos.com/registration/N133AA shows American Airlines photos from the 90s and an helicopter from this decade: The FAA only shows the helicopter registry: ...
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How can I identify a low flying plane at night over Bangalore?

I often see a low flying plane circling over south Bangalore around 00:30-01:00. It circles at least twice and it's not very big, mostly the size of a private jet. How can I go about identifying 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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What is this twin engine propeller aircraft flying for Garuda airlines in Indonesia in 1983?

Twin propeller small civil aircraft flown by Garuda Airlines Indonesia in 1983. aZxGQ.jpg
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What are the names of these aircraft?

I need help to identify a group of planes, can someone help me?
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What was the aerial chase scene plane in 'Murder in the Clouds'?

I spotted this aircraft (tail number NC-406N) in an aerial chase scene in the movie Murder in the Clouds (1934) on Turner Classic Movies. It appears to be a Travel Air D-4000. Is this correct?
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What aircraft is this twin prop?

Sorry it's the only picture I have.
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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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Can you verify that this aircraft is not a variant of the T-34 Mentor?

On this page, near the bottom, the aircraft below is identified as a T-34. I'm wondering if that's correct, but before I contact them to point out a possible mislabeling, I'd like to find out what it ...
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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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What is this old biplane on a float?

I'm hoping for some help in identifying the plane in these two photographs I found in my father's collection.
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What is this propeller found underwater in the English Channel? [closed]

I need some help identifying this piece.
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What is this airplane I saw with propellers behind the engine and canards on the top of the plane?

While playing Pokémon GO, I saw a plane with: Propellers behind the engine. Canards at the tip of the plane. Normal-looking tail with a flat wing at the end of the upright bit. I know these ...
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Do you know the exact model and use of this rotorcraft?

I've tried to identify this. Someone suggested it is a Bell 206, possibly a Jet or Long Ranger. I disagree. I think it is a US Coast Guard helicopter. It flew over my house in Mobile, Alabama. It's ...
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What military aeroplane seen at Prestwick is this? [duplicate]

I saw this plane flying out from Prestwick airport yesterday but what is it?
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Is this blended wing body trijet airliner real?

Is it a commercial plane? Is this a better design in any way than regular engines on the wings?
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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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Identify an USAF transport aircraft in Greenland around 1960

Could anybody help me identify this aircraft? It was photographed in Greenland around 1960. Thanks in advance.
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What is this aircraft?

32°09'16.6"N 110°50'36.4"W, co-ordinates of the aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force base. Source: Google Maps
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Can anyone identify this jet?

I took the picture in 2011 at McCarran.