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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.

The Global series of large cabin business jets built by Bombardier are clearly a derivative of the Challenger series and Regional Jet series 100/200. This is especially visible when looking are the front of the fuselage as the cockpit windows and cabin windows are the same. However, the Globals have a different tail and engines with a single exhaust.

Boom Supersonic XB-1

The XB-1 acts as demonstrator for a supersonic airliner. It has delta wings, a triangular tail and three engines. Two engines are under the wings, next to the fuselage, and one is in the rear fuselage. All air intakes have a wedge shape and the inlet of the middle engine is on top of the fuselage, in front of the tail. (photo Boom Supersonic)

Bréguet 14

The main gear struts of the Bréguet 14 have a V shape and another strut in front. The wings are hardly staggered and hence the four struts between them are not swept. Most typical is the vertical stabiliser, with its rounded leading edge, curved inward at the root.

This purpose-built maritime patrol aircraft is easily recognisable by its 'double-bubble' fuselage, meaning an eight-shaped fuselage cross section. Other characteristics are the glass nose, MAD boom extending from the tail cone and long, slender engine nacelles.