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This Soviet designed family of turboprop aircraft is similar in size and appearance as the Fokker F27: both have high wings and long main landing gear legs, retracting backward in the engine nacelles. While the An-24, An-26, An-30 and An-32 are quite different, they are all clearly derived from the same basic aircraft, the An-24. The Y7 is the Chinese version of the aircraft, further developed in the MA60.

Like the Shorts Skyvan the An-28/M28 has a box shaped fuselage, stut-braced high wings, a fixed single wheel landing gear and an H-tail. The fuselage cross section is less square though and the vertical stabilisers have five sides instead of four.

Antonov An-70

The An-70 was to be the successor of the An-12, but this has not (yet) materialised. It is a bit bigger than its predecessor with as clear recognition point the counter-rotating props. The front prop has eight curved blades, the aft prop six.

Antonov An-72/74

The jet engines of the Antonov An-72 and An-74 are placed on top of and before the wings. This makes the configuration unique and easy to recognise. Furthermore note the tandem main landing gear and significant anhedral of the wings.

Antonov An-8

This is the twin engine version of the much more familiar Antonov An-12. So it has the same glazed nose, outer wings with anhedral and a trapezium shape vertical stabiliser. (photo Felix Goetting/WikiMedia)

Atlas Cheetah & IAI Kir

South Africa and Israel created their own advanced fighter by significantly upgrading the Mirage III/V aircraft. As such the Atlas Cheetah and IAI Kfir look much like a Mirage, but with canards behind the air intakes.

Augmented Wing Jet-flap STOL Research Aircraft

This modification of a DeHavilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo has two jet engines under the wings in large nacelles. The wings have leading edge slats over the full span. Air from the ducted engines was blown over the wings to increase effectivity. (photo NASA/WikiMedia)

AVIC Leadair AG300

The Leadair AG300 is a Chinese spring off of the Epic LT. Naturally, both are very similar. Luckily the AG300 has only three cabin windows while the Epic has four. So after all there is one obvious difference. (photo Xu Zheng/WikiMedia)

Avro 652 Anson

Two characteristics of the Avro Anson help in identifying the aircraft: the wing-shaped fuselage (flat at the bottom, round at the top, when viewed from the side) and the relatively large cabin windows. It has a retractable main landing gear and a tail-wheel configuration.

Avro 698 Vulcan

As one of the largest delta wing aircraft ever built, the Avro Vulcan is easy to recognise, especially when seen from above. The four jet engines are placed in the wing roots, with the air intakes in the leading edge of the ogival delta wings. The bomber has a canopy type cockpit.