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From the brain of Burt Rutan’s Scaled Composites is the Visionaire Vantage, which therefore resembles the V-Jet II. Has engine intakes on top of the fuselage as well and wings with a negative sweep angle, but a standard tail and only one engine.

Volpar Turboliner

It is hardly imaginable that this aircraft was originally a Beech 18. This has received a stretched fuselage, turboprop engines and a nose gear configuration. It retains the H-tail though.

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 trapezoidal vertical stabiliser with rounded top is a key feature.

Vought F7U Cutlass

The F7U carrier-based fighter has a long nose gear, giving it a typical pose on the ground. The aircraft has no horizontal stabilisers, but only only two vertical stabilisers attached to the trailing edge of the wings (these are hidden on the photo behind the folded wing).

Vought OS2U Kingfisher

The OS2U has a two multi framed canopy of which the rear one is flush with the top of the rear fuselage. It has a single float, attached to the fuselage with three pylons, and no wheels, although some were temporarily fitted with a tail wheel gear. There are stabilising floats under each rounded wing tip. A radial piston is the standard power plant.

Vought SB2U Vindicator

Aircraft carrier based SB2U dive bomber that has a multi framed front and aft canopy on top of the fuselage. The inner wings have no dihedral, but the outer wings have. The main gear struts are bent around the wheels and retract rearward in the wings.

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)

Vultee BT-13/BT-15/SNV Valiant

Together with the Texan/Harvard the Vultee Valiant was the most popular basic trainer of the second world war. It has a multi-framed tandem canopy. The vertical fin is a tall trapezium with a nicely rounded top, a key recognition point. The gear is fixed.

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.