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The Avro (later Hawker-Siddeley and British Aerospace) 748 is characterised by large oval cabin windows, a blunt nose, a cockpit with small, narrow eyebrow windows and rounded engine nacelles. 

Avro-Canada C102 Jetliner

The Avro-Canada C102 was the first jet airliner to fly after the Comet. It has a cruciform, nearly rectanglar tail with curved dorsal fin, engines in long paired, but separated nacelles under the wings, and a nicely streamlined nose. (photo: WikiMedia)

Avro-Canada CF-100 Canuck

The first Canadian jet fighter can be recognised by its straight wings, large engine nacelles at the side of the fuselage with conical bodies in the inlet. Also, it has a cruciform, straight tail.

The canard configuration is already a typical feature of the Avtek 400, but the canard being placed on top of the cockpit makes this bizprop with pusher propellers a unique aircraft. (photo: Peter Davis)

Ayres (Snow/Rockwell) S-2

Originally designed by Snow but eventually developed further by Rockwell and Ayres this crop spraying aircraft has a low trapezium vertical stabiliser as key feature. Also it has two tubes holding the main gear, and no wing braces. It comes as single and dual seat versions, as well as with piston and turbine engines.

Baade 152

The first German jet airliner has a typical look with its tandem landing gear, high mounted wings and engines in paired nacelles hanging on long pylons below the wings. (photo: Giso Löwe/WkiMedia)

Noticable on this aircraft are the relatively short landing gear, the low vertical stabiliser with bullet fairing on top but no dorsal fin in front, a wide fuselage (giving it a "fatty" appearance) and a pointed nose.

Beechcraft 17 Staggerwing

The large diameter fuselage of the Beech 17 tapers very quickly after the cabin, one of its recognition points. It also has a retractable gear. Unusual is that the lower wing is staggered in front of the upper wing. Normally the stagger is the other way around.

Beechcraft 18

The basic Beechcraft model 18 has two radial engines mounted in the wings, a tail wheel undercarriage and and H-tail. This makes it similar two the Lockheed 10, Lockheed 12 and Barkley-Grow T8P-1. The cockpit windows are the best way to keep them apart. The Beechcraft Model 18 comes however in many different versions, of which some can even hardly be recognisable from the original model. Some conversions have a single vertical stabiliser, while others have turbine engines and/or an undercarriage with a nose wheel.

Beechcraft 19/23/24

These Beechcraft single piston engine aircraft are similar in appearance as the Piper PA-28. Its main distinctive features are a high front cockpit window and a trailing link main and nose landing gear. The gear can be fixed or retractable.