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Below check the specific characteristics of the aircraft you are looking for. You can select multiple items for each characteristic. The results will be filtered automatically. 

Vought A-7 Corsair II

The big air intake underneath the nose - almost in the nose - is the immediate recognition point of the A-7 Corsair II. It is shorter than the Vought F-8 Crusader it is derived from, giving it a stubbier appereance. 

Vought F4U Corsair

The Corsair is one of the most characteristic fighters of the World War II era, in particular its inverted gull wing, allowing a relatively short main gear and still a large propeller. Also the nearly vertical stabiliser with rounded top is a key feature.

Vulcanair VF600W

This Cessna Grand Caravan look-a-like is most easily recognised by its smaller cabin windows (in particular compared to the cockpit windows) and the eyebrow cockpit windows. (photo Konstantin von Wedelstaedt/WikiMedia)

Waco 10

Typical for the Waco 10 are the vertical stabiliser being nearly half a circle, and the three struts between the upper and lower wings: one at the front and a pair at the back. It can seat three, two in the front cockpit (side-by-side) and one behind. It comes with different engines and wing shapes, but all are versions of the Waco 10.

Xian JH-7

This Chinese fighter/bomber has in general the same appearance as the for example the Sukhoi Su-24 or Panavia Tornado, but lacks variable sweep wings and has different air intakes. The JH-7 has a tandem cockpit as standard and double wheels on all landing gear legs. (photo WikiMedia/Dmitriy Pichugin)

Xian MA60/MA600

Being developed from the Xian Y7, itself an Antonov An-24 clone, the MA60 and MA600 share a lot of elements with the original aircraft. The MA60 and MA600 have more and smaller cabin windows, and different cockpit windows as primary recognition points.

Xian Y-20

As a good Chinese custom the manufacturer has looked well at comparable aircraft. You can clearly see that the wings and engines of the Xian Y-20 nearly identical to that of the Ilyushin 76. The tail could very well come from the C-17. Only the nose is different from those to aircraft, making recognition easy.

Yakovlev Yak-130

The Yak-130 was at first a joint venture between Yakovlev and Aermacchi, but in the end both manufacturers went their own way. Hence the resemblance between the Yak-130 and M346 is not remarkable. The Yak-130 has small nose gear doors and straight landing gear legs as main recognition points.

Yakovlev Yak-25 family

The Yak-25 is a fighter bomber aircraft that has engines in long pods under the wings and a tandem undercarriage, like other Yakovlev designs. The aft main gear is below the wings. Most versions of the family have a blunt nose.

Yakovlev Yak-25RV

The recoinnaisance version of the Yak-25 has high mounted straight wings with a large span. For the rest it is a typical Yakovlev aircraft with tandem gear and engines under the wings.