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What's this biplane built by a 16-year old?

I was told that this plane was built by a 16-year old in the 90s. Ever since, I've been bent on finding the specifications, name, etc., of this airplane with no success.
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What aircraft model is on this old photograph?

I would be grateful if anyone could identify this - Copyright Real Photographs Co. No. 750
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What closed-cockpit biplane is this model modelled after?

What closed-cockpit biplane is this model modelled after?
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Is this a C-17 (and why is it here)?

This aircraft flew overhead at less than 1000 ft a little while ago. We think it's a C-17. We can't figure out what it was doing... (Click here for full image) We're in Culver City, between LAX and ...
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What trimotor is this model?

What trimotor is this model? (own work)
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Can you identify the plane with number NC 14959 photographed in Boston in 1937?

I have a photo of a plane with the number NC 14959 taken in Boston on December 31, 1937. The hanger behind it says "Occidental Airlines". I am trying to find out what kind of plane this is? I am ...
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What were those multiple flights leaving London night of 29th Aug 2019?

First time post here, please let me know if more detail needed (and which tag would suit it best). I live in Essex UK, in the evening normally see lights of planes on approach to the London airports. ...
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Circa 1942 Republic of Ecuador - Can someone identify the aircraft in the background?

Circa 1942 Republic of Ecuador - Can someone identify the aircraft in the background?
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What aircraft is this flying near Greenford?

I live in the suburbs of London in Greenford (near RAF Northolt Base) and today I heard a droning sounds which, albeit from my limited experience, sounded like a propeller plane. I checked my generic ...
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Help identify an unknown airborne object [closed]

In the wee hours of the morning of last Saturday (July 30, 2016), while out stargazing, I saw something odd which I am unable to explain. The object was traveling with a bearing of about 5-20° east ...
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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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How to identify an aircraft from its NC- N-number?

I have the numbers from the tail NC and then down is 4686N. Its a single wing prop driven multi seat aircraft. I am unable to locate it on the federal site, hoping I can get some info here again. ...
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What is this NASA UAV, and what is its function?

For the question What's up with the “What's Up at Wallops” app? I was reviewing the What's up at Wallops website and drifted to the launch photos page where I saw this aircraft. I did not find a ...
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How can you identify an Airbus and or Boeing from the inside based on features of the interior?

I already asked a very similar question, but the answer wasn't was I was expecting. Hence this time I am more specific. How can you recognize a plane from the inside, when you are already sitting as ...
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How to identify a specific 707 variant?

I recently saw a very interesting documentary film made in 1980 about a narrowly-averted airline disaster in which the flight crew were incapacitated and a retired pilot, with the help of other crew ...
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Can you help me ID these two helicopters?

Hey folks! Desperate to find what these two helicopters are. Any help greatly appreciated!! A
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Can anyone identify this aircraft in the AMARG area of Davis Monthan?

Anyone has an idea what this thing in AMARG area of Davis Monthan could be? Googlemaps link: https://www.google.com/maps/@32.1512545,-110.843407,25m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en
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Identify canard, low-wing, single pusher-prop plane over Upstate NY

Yesterday, August 11, at around 3:30 pm, I saw an unusual-looking plane flying over Ithaca, NY. It seemed fairly small -- approximately business jet sized. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to get a ...
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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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What is this plane, based on its inside shape?

I'm not sure my question is valid here but would be very helpful to me. Here is the picture of the inside of a plane (don't mind the ostrich). Does anyone know which plane it is? The flight number ...
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Is this photo showing dozens of airliners in close proximity real, or even plausible?

CNN has an article about Heathrow that's accompanied by the following photo: Is this photo depicting an actual event? If not, would it even be possible/plausible to fly this many airliners this ...
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What make and model are these two small propeller planes?

What are the makes and models of the two planes in the picture? The registration numbers are ZS-JNJ and ZS-LCY, the year was 1981 and the place was Botswana.
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What is this transport aircraft, and why does it sometimes cary an air data boom when the Soviet Buran Space Shuttle is on top of it?

This comment in chat points to a "google search of the day" which was for Buran the Soviet version of the Space Shuttle. Looking there I saw images of a large transport aircraft with the Buran shuttle ...
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Please identify this twin-engine airliner

Could someone please identify this aircraft for me.
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Can someone please help me identify this?

I apologize for the image quality as it is a picture of an image on a television screen. I was watching an episode of American pickers at the time and the model of the plane was not discussed. Can ...
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Can anyone identify this Biplane?

This Biplane from the 1930's is from an English Airshow. Can anyone identify it? There is now another picture.
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What military aircraft has six propeller engines?

Today, in south-east Scotland, I saw a plane that looked a bit like a Hercules but had four pods on each wing. I'm pretty sure that three of them were propeller engines and the end one was something ...
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What is the make and model of this plane?

I came across this picture taken in the late 1920s. Could you please help identify the make and model of this plane. Thanks.
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What is this pusher airplane?

I am attempting to identify this aircraft. The pictures appear to have been taken around 1960.
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What is this plane doing flying back and forth near Sydney at night? [duplicate]

As I write this, a mystery plane is going back and forth over south Sydney, Australia: The plane took of at Bankstown, flies straight from West to East and back, with a distance between paths of ...
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What floatplane is this model?

What floatplane is this model? (own work)
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What is this three-bladed vintage aircraft?

We found this poster at IKEA, EDELVIK Poster 103.776.29. Allposters.com has another poster, which includes the same aircraft, but 2 in formation, possibly the same original photo/artist?
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What is this British bomber?

From previous answers this is probably at RAF Duxford in the mid-1930s.
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Can you identify this aircraft photographed during solar eclipse 8/21/2017?

The following sequence of shots was taken about 9.5 minutes before the start of the eclipse, 1:12pm EST. Shooting in burst mode off of a tripod - all 3 shots taken within 1 second. Burst mode is 14 ...
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What aircraft has this pattern of white strobe lights?

Just two nights ago, my brother and I noticed a weird flashing light in the night sky out in the countryside. We regularly observe by naked eye aircraft flying by, as well as satellites, and this ...
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Can you help me to identify this helicopter?

I came across this helicopter and am wondering what the oblong things on either side of the helicopter are, parallel to the front-back axis, offset from the main body.
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Airplanes in static display at Whiteman AFB

After reading the post about B-2 sizing, I spend a couple of minutes on Google Maps looking at airplanes on the Whiteman AFB. On runways, I think there are one B-2 Spirit, 3 T-38 Talon, and one AH-64 ...
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Can anyone identify this tri wing twin engine WW1 plane

Can anybody identify this WW1 or earlier plane? This tri-wing plane has two engines, most others I have googled have only one.
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What is this aeroplane - not a Blackbird?

What is the aeroplane in the first image? I noticed this photo in a youtube clip, and at first glance thought it was a three-engine Blackbird SR-71, but it appears to be a single-seater. The text ...
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What are the names of these aircraft? Part.2

The next part of the group... Can someone help me?
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Can you identify this unusual plane by its description? [closed]

I saw this plane many years ago: Same shape and size as an commercial airliner. No windows along the fuselage Painted flat gray (like a naval ship) Had a blue circle on its "nose" (Blue painted ...
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What kind of jet fighter is this?

I visisited Tirana, Albania the first week in August. Outside a shopping mall called "TEG" there was an old jet fighter on display. I can't recognise what make and model this is. Can anybody here help ...
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Is this a Janet Airlines 737 at Area 51?

I was looking at the satellite image of area 51 on google earth and i noticed an airplane that was taxiing alone on area 51 at 37°14′0″N 115°48′30″W or (R-4808N) could this be a Janet airlines Boeing ...
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Is this just a generic B737 or does it have a specific name?

Is this just a generic B737 or does it have a specific name?
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What is this plane spotted from Outer Banks, NC?

What is this plane spotted from Outer Banks, North Carolina?
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What is this aircraft that has flown over my house all day? [duplicate]

I mainly joined to ask this question. I would not have been so curious had it not flown directly over my house at least 5 times in about a half-hour. Every time my house started rumbling, I’d rush ...
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What is this aircraft on the grass in Budapest International Airport?

While taxiing after landing in BUD recently, I noticed a widebody aircraft half-hidden in the trees on the grass of the airport. You can see it on Google Maps over here. What is this aircraft, and ...
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What is the aircraft in the 'Be Altitude' album cover?

In 1972, the Staple Singers released the "Be Altitude" album, which has them posing in a jet engine's intake. My question is what aircraft does that engine belong to? And why would someone let them ...
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What plane is this, appearing in the movie Rampage?

The plane's registration number is barely visible. Unfortunately it's the best quality I could find.
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Which models are these aircraft?

Can somebody please identify the second aircraft. I tried reverse search but no use :C. I'm trying to win a boeing 777 model :D