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What is this military aircraft from the James Bond film Octopussy?

The James Bond 1983 adventure Octopussy opens with Bond flying through a hangar in a Bede BD-5 and generally causing carnage. One of the planes I cannot identify. It is possible that it is a ...
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Can anyone identify this pusher plane from apparently the 1930s?

I have performed two searches - a photo search and also an FAA NC number search and failed at both to identify this pusher airplane. My family photo says it was taken by my mother at the Chicago ...
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What's up with the long exhaust stack I saw on a Cessna Caravan?

Our local airport is regularly visited by Cessna caravans flying cargo. This week I saw one parked outside the FBO building that had its exhaust stack bent down to lead under the cowling, where it was ...
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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 anyone identify this 1920's era biplane bomber?

What is the aircraft in this photo? My great uncle is in the back row second to the right. He was born in 1900, so I think this photo is from around 1920. I think he was based at Kelly Field in San ...
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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 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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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 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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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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What is this commercial aircraft based on its cockpit?

So I saw a meme featuring this photo on Reddit (although the text makes me think its from TikTok) and I was wondering what the aircraft was. It has a yoke, so its not Airbus, and the show the pilot is ...
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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 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 "Supersonic French" aircraft?

To celebrate Bastille Day, Ubisoft released the below (2D) in-game charm for their game, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. Despite frantic searching on Wikipedia, I cannot for the life of me figure out ...
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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 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 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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Radial-engine twin with square/straight tail

Apologies for the blurry photo. Digital zoom. It was sent to me by a friend who knows I love planes, but with few other details. Beggars can't be choosers. :) The photo makes the plane look blue, but ...
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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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Identify this high wing aircraft with engine side-pods

Was watching this video from 1967 and saw an interesting high-wing plane that looks to be about the size of a Cessna 206, but with what looks like a really unique dual engine side-pod configuration. I ...
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What is this airplane seen over Delhi?

It was flying over Delhi, India 6:41PM IST May 22 2021
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What is this (possible) small jet trainer?

Photographed just now (10/18/2023) near Ellington Field, Texas. Hunting around on some aircraft pages didn't turn up a match. I bumped the contrast up to see features better.
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Can anyone identify this biplane in 1940s Orange, MA?

The picture was taken at Orange Municipal Airport in Orange, MA, in the 1940's. I can't identify the logo either.
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Identify this older military-style prop plane?

I was watching a show and saw this plane and I was wondering if anyone would know what it is? For context, it was on the show "Arrow" and the characters were flying to a fictitious island ...
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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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Can anyone identify this photograph - what aircraft, when and where?

This is a large photograph, with nothing on the reverse, so any help would be welcome.
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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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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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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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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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Which aircraft has the best fuel mileage per person?

I was looking at a BD-5 that got 32 miles to the gallon for one person and wonder: Which plane gets the most fuel mileage if you divide the number of passengers against the mileage of the plane? ...
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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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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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Which airplane is visually crossing the path of the descending Dragon spacecraft on Sept. 18, 2021?

In the recording of the SpaceX live-stream covering the return of the Inspiration4 crew in the Dragon spacecraft one can see an aircraft visually cross path with the capsule at 22:59:58. While the ...
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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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Can anyone identify this project please?

This is a large photo of what looks like a model, with an Armstrong Whitworth stamp on the back. Any ideas please?
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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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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 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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Can anyone identify this old airplane?

Can anyone identify this old airplane, and/or what era it's likely to be from? The photo is from northern Italy, and it's the only photo I have. I'd be very grateful for the help!
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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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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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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 is this plane, based on its wing?

Here is the picture of the wing of a plane. Does anyone know which plane it is? The flight number was AF 1834 going from Paris CDG to Berlin Tegel in november 2015. The plane was from Air France and ...
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What is the helicopter in the background of this image of the V-22 Osprey?

I found a photo of a V-22 Osprey alongside an unknown helicopter on the left corner:
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Unusual airplane shown in Google Earth

At first I thought it was a plane that had its wings removed for some reason. Then I thought it might be a lifting body, but I don't think so. Any ideas? This was in Jacksonville, FL; I can provide ...
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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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