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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. 

Essentially the Boeing 777 is a “blown-up” 767, but there are specific recognition points The tailcone of the 777 is squared off and the main landing gear has six wheels per leg. The bogeys are not tilted.

The Dreamliner looks similar to the 767, 777 and A350, but it is still easily recognisable. The 787 has only four cockpit windows. The wings with raked wingtips are curved up and the backend of the vertical tail is slightly pointing up like a shark fin.

Boeing 80

This large biplane has one radial piston engine in the nose and two in between the wings. The lower wings have a smaller span than the upper wings. Most versions have a single vertical stabiliser, but some have additional fins on each side, about halfway the horizontal stabilisers.

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 are the fighter like canopy housing the two pilots, and the tandem main landing gear.

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. 

Boeing PW-9/FB

These Boeing fighters have an inline piston engine and staggered upper and lower wings. The lower wings have a shorter span than the upper ones. They are braced in between at a single location (single bay). Typical is the straight trailing edge of the vertical fin/rudder.

Boeing YC-14

Like the Antonov An-72 the YC-14 STOL jet transport has engines in the wings' leading edges, blowing over the wings to increase the lift. Typical are the many triangular streamline bodies under the wings, for the trailing edge flaps. The nose has a similar shape as the Lockheed Hercules, although with less cockpit windows.