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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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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. ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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
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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?
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Can anyone help identify this old 1930s 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.
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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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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 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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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 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 type of aircraft?

In this picture, could anyone describe what type of aircraft and which airline it is?
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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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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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Could you help to identify this WW1 fighter?

Please help me identify this world war 1 fighter.
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Can anyone identify this 1970s Mitsubishi pushback tug?

What's the original name and specifications of this probably 1970s pushback? The bottom of this model is stamped "Mitsubishi towing tractor." Made by Tomica. Bought at a flea market in Kyoto circa ...
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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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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 is this aircraft and its submarine?

I got this picture from an anonymous source and I'm curious to learn more about its mission and I want to know if it's a genuine picture. It happens to be a submarine aircraft carrier.
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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 is this four-engine propeller airplane?

I came across this print at a bargain store a couple weeks ago. At first I thought it might be a variant of a Lockheed L-188 Electra; then I noticed that it has at least 6 engines, as the print ...
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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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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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