LearAvia Learfan 2100

Like many aircraft with an unusual appearance, the Learfan did not make it to series production. This twin turboprop has both engines attached to the rear of the fuselage, together driving a single pusher prop at the end of the fuselage. These nacelles look like those of jet engines, but they are turboshafts, like on a helicopter. Furthermore The Learfan 2100 has a butterfly tail and a small vertical stabiliser pointing down, so a sort of 'Y-tail'. The rest of the aircraft is quite conventional, with a sleek, streamlined fuselage with curved cockpit windows and straight low mounted wings.

The rear is the unconventional part of the Learfan 2100, with its pusher prop and Y-tail. Note the long landing gear.

The front of the Learfan could have come from a Grob G180, with it sleek lines. It is quite conventional compared to the rear.

Confusion possible with

Beechcraft Starship

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Like the Learfan the Beech Starship has pusher props and a downward facing vertical stabiliser. The similarities end there as the Sharship has a canard configuration and vertical stabilisers at the end of the wings. 

Grob G180


At first the Grob G180 looks quite like a Learfan, but with a cruciform tail and actual jet engines and no prop. Also the Grob has winglets. (photo: WikiMedia)

Scaled-Composited V-Jet II

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The V-Jet has a Y-tail like the Learfan and two small engine nacelles next to the rear fuselage. It is smaller though, has round/oval cabin windows and no propeller. (photo: Sergey Ryabtsev/WikiMedia)