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Scaled Composites 311 GlobalFlyer

Created solely to fly non-stop around the world this aircraft has long, slender wings. They go through the rear of a short fuselage and two larger tail booms. These booms each have a single wheel main gear, a vertical stabiliser with ventral fin and two horizontal stabilisers.

Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer

The three fin tail and fixed tail wheel landing gear are the main recognition points of the Twin Pioneer. The wings are braced by three struts: to the fuselage, engine nacelles and wings.

Seawind International Seawind

The Seawind has a single engine attached to the top of the vertical stabiliser. The horizontal stabilisers are immediately behind, giving the amphibian aircraft almost a T-tail. Officially it is a cruciform tail though thanks to the triangular fin. Also typical are the bent down wingtips, acting as floats.


The Jaguar attack aircraft has two rectangular, rather small air intakes at the side of the fuselage, feeding engines with exhausts before the end of the fuselage, in front of the horizontal stabilisers. Another typical feature is the claw-like two wheel main landing gear.

Seversky P-35

This pre World War 2 fighter has elliptical wings (although the leading edge is prac­tically straight) and a partially retractable main gear. The latter has fairings around the legs and retracts backward in the wings.

Shanghai Y-10

One of the first jetliners built in China was this Boeing 707 clone, the Shanghai Y-10. Especially the shape of the fuselage, wings, landing gear and engine nacelles remind of the 707. However, the cockpit windows are different and the Y-10 has no antenna on top of the vertical stabiliser, that is so typical for the Boeing.

Sharp Nemesis NXT

The aircraft seem to be made for speed, and indeed it was built as a racing aircraft. Typical is that the fuselage of the Nemesis NXT becomes narrower the closer you get to the tail, which has a non-swept trapezium shape. The bubble canopy is behind the wings. It has a retractable gear with nearly rectangular main gear doors.

Shenyang FC-31

The Shenyang FC-31 is in appearance an F-22 with the air intake of the F-35. The main external difference are the round exhausts. Furthermore, the large, single nose gear door is a key feature. (photo: wc/WikiMedia)

Shin Meiwa PS-1/US-1/US-2

This is one of the largest modern amphibian aircraft. It has a cockpit area placed on top of the fuselage. Also typical are the short, but large dorsal fin and main landing gear retracting backward against the fuselage, turning ninety degrees in the process.

The Short Belfast is a large turboprop transport aircraft with as key features two rows of cockpit windows (of with the lower is interrupted), nacelles hanging below the wings and a short dorsal fin curving up to the vertical stabiliser's leading edge.