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Below check the specific characteristics of the aircraft you are looking for. You can select multiple items for each characteristic. The results will be filtered automatically. 

If there is one iconic jet airliner, it is the Boeing 747 with its partial upper deck. The "hump" comes in different lengths, but not along the the whole fuselage, and this is what makes it different from the Airbus A380.

The Boeing 757 has a lot in common with the Boeing 767, but has a narrower fuselage for example resulting a different nose. The most likely you are going to mistake the 757 for a Tupolev 204 however. Look at the cockpit windows and winglets to keep them apart.

It may seem difficult to distinguish a Boeing 767 from a 777. However when you look at the tailcone and main landing gear it is easy: the tailcone of the 777 is squared off and the main landing gear has six wheels per leg. The main differences compared to the Airbus A300 and A330 are the cockpit windows and the curved up row of cabin windows on the rear fuselage of the Airbusses.

Essentially the Boeing 777 is a “blown-up” 767, which makes keeping them apart often tricky. However when you look at the tailcone and main landing gear it is easy: the tailcone of the 777 is squared off and the main landing gear has six wheels per leg.

While the Dreamliner looks similar to the 767, 777 and A350 it is still easily recognisable. Apart from the nose with only four cockpit windows instead of six, the curved up wing (with raked wingtips) and the backend of the vertical tail slightly pointing up are distinctive characteristics.

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Famous bomber aircraft from the WW2 era that was built in large numbers. Typical for the B-17 are the tailwheel configuration with large, single wheel main gear. Another goed recognition point is the curved single fin.

Boeing B-29/B-50 & Tupolev Tu-4

This heavy bomber is best recognised by its typical round, stepless nose with cockpit windows all around. The Tu-4 was the reverse-engineered Soviet version.

Boeing B-47 Stratojet

Boeing designed America's first true jet bomber aircraft. Given the not-so-powerfull engines at that time, six were needed. These are located under the wings, four in pairs and two in separate pods. Also typical for the B-47 is the fighter like canopy housing the two pilots.

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

It is very easy to recognise a B-52. The eight jet engines, mounted in pairs under the wings, and the four main landing gears under the fuselage make it stand out from all other aircraft.

Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter & 377 Stratocruiser

Few piston engined transport aircraft can be recognised so easily as the Boeing Stratofreighter/Stratocruiser. The double-bubble, eight-shaped fuselage and the blunt nose with many cockpit windows are a unique sight.