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Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot

This is a ground attack aircraft in the same categorie as the Fairchild A-10. It has a comparable configuration as the PZL Iryda, Kawasaki T-4, M346 and Alpha Jet. In particular the two-seat variant is similar, but most versions have a single seat. Also notable are the nearly straight wings.

The Su-27 variants are quite similar in appearance as the smaller MiG-29. To recognise the Su-27 look at the forward retracting nose gear, non-tilted vertical stabilisers and air intakes, the drooped down forward fuselage and the signature centre line fuselage stinger, which protrudes well beyond the engine exhausts.

Sukhoi Su-7

The Su-7 combines highly swept wings through the fuselage, a bubble canopy and an air intake in the nose with a conical inlet body as main characteristics. For the rest it is quite standard.

Sukhoi Su-7, Su-17, Su-20 & Su-22 Fitter

Like other Soviet designed fighter aircraft the Sukhoi Fitter has the air intake in the nose of the aircraft, providing air to the jet engine in the rear fuselage. You might mistake it for a MiG-21, but that aircraft has delta wings, while the Fitter has swept wings. Also the shock cone in the nose is smaller on the Sukhoi.

Similar in size and external appearance as the Embraer 170/175 the single exhaust engine nacelles make for an easy recognition of the SSJ. Of course there are also more subtle differences, like in the cockpit windows and lack of winglets.

Sukhoi T-4

The Soviet answer to the American XB-70 Valkyrie has double delta wings. There are four engines next to each other underneath and under the fuselage. The nose can be drooped, revealing curved cockpit windows. The T-4 has eight wheel main gears, in two rows of four.

Sukhoi T-50/Su-57

The Su-57 is the Russian counterpart of the F-22 and also a look-a-like. The Sukhoi has round exhausts with space in between, air intakes under the wings and vertical stabilisers that are nearly triangular.

Supermarine Seagull V/Walrus

The combination of high and parasol wings with an engine in between, above the fuselage, is typical for more Supermarine amphibian biplanes, but only the Seagull V aka Walrus has a pusher propeller. The gear is retracted sideways in the lower wings.

One of the most famous fighters of the second World War is especially recog­nised by its elliptical wings, a liquid cooled engine in the front and rectangular radiators underneath the wings. The main landing gear retracts outward in the wings. Most versions have a short of "blown up" canopy.

Supermarine Stranraer

The tail is a key recognition point of this biplane seaplane, as the Stranraer has a low single vertical fin at the bottom, with horizontal stabilisers on top and double vertical fins on top of that. You'll also have to look for radial piston engines in the leading edge of the upper wings. Furthermore, it has wider span upper wings than lower wings, both with rounded tips.