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Bell P-39 & P-63

These two Bell fighters have the liquid cooled piston engine in the middle of the fuselage, just behind the canopy. You can easily spot the exhausts at the side of the fuselage there. The propeller is still at the front though. Also the nose gear configuration is unusual for a fighter from the WW2 era.

Bell X-1

The first aircraft to exceed a speed of Mach 1 is this rocket powered aircraft. The X-1 has a bullet shaped fuselage and straight wings right through the middle. It comes with different canopy versions, here the X-1B is shown.

Bell X-5

This experimental fighter has a similar appearance as the Saab 29 Tunnan, so with an air intake in the nose and exhaust below the rear fuselage. It was used to test variable sweep wings.

Bell XV-15

This tiltrotor was a research aircraft for what would later become the V-22 Osprey. The XV-15 has large diameter rotors at the wingtips, that act as propellers when the whole nacelles are tilted forward. All gears have double wheels. All-in-all quite similar in appearance as the V-22, but much smaller.

Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey

The Osprey tiltrotor aircraft has large diameter rotors at the wingtips, that act as propellers when the whole nacelles are tilted forward. All gears have double wheels. The rear fuselage slopes up to allow (un)loading via a rear ramp.

Bellanca CH-200/CH-300/CH-400

This Bellanca aircraft has a square fuselage cross section, with flat panel windows. It is powered by a radial piston engine. Typical are the two wings struts on each side, with their long chord, at least the lower three quarts.

Beriev A40 Albatross

The Beriev A40 Albatross amphibian aircraft has an unusual configuration with jet engines on top of and behind the high wings. It has a long nose, stabilising floats near the wing tips, a bullet fairing on top of the vertical stabiliser and a main landing gear with four wheels. (photo: Mike Freer/WikiMedia)

Beriev Be-200

After the failure of the Beriev A40 the company made a smaller version, designated Be-200. It has a short nose, engines with separate fan exhaust, no bullet fairing at the top of the tail and two wheel main landing gears.

The main characteristics of this twin vertical tail, twin engine fighter are the cropped delta shaped wings, wedge shaped air intakes at the side of the fuselage and bubble canopy. Distinctive compared to similar aircraft are the tops of the vertical stabilisers, with a sort of antennas pointing forward.

The outward tilted double vertical stabilisers of the Hornet are placed relatively far forward on the top fuselage, with long tail pipes extending beyond. Another distinctive feature are the leading edge root extentions of the wings, along the fuselage all the way up to the cockpit. The aircraft shows a large resemblance with the Northrop YF-17 Cobra, from which it was developed.