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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.

Breguet Br19

While different versions can significantly differ, the Br19 variants have in common lower wings that have a smaller span than the upper wings. These wings are hardly staggered. The single or double struts between upper and lower wings are tilted about 45 degrees, when viewed from the front.

Brewster A-34/SB2A Buccaneer

The Brewster A-34/SB2A can be considered a failure, being overweight and underpowered by its radial piston engine. The aircraft has a rather long nose and long main landing gear legs, that retract inward in the wings. The crew sits under a long, multi framed canopy, which has two sliding parts, the rear one forward and the front one backward.

Bristol 170 Freighter

Designed specifically to transport cars across the Channel, the Bristol 170 Freighter has clamshell doors in the nose to facilitate loading. The cockpit is above the cargo bay, giving it a rather fat appearance at the front. This makes for an easily recognisable prop aircraft with a fixed, tail-wheel landing gear.

Bristol 175 Britannia

The Britannia four engined turboprop has big nacelles with ring shaped intakes, four wheels on the main gears, a pointed nose with many cockpit windows and oval cabin windows.

Bristol Bolingbroke

The main gear doors with a cutout for the wheels is one of the key features of the Bolingbroke. Also the glass nose that is higher on the right than on the left side - to give the pilot a better view - is a good recognition point. For the rest it looks like the Bristol Blenheim. 

The Jetstream has a relatively wide, short fuselage, with a circular cross section, large oval cabin windows, seven flat cock­pit win­dows and a pointed nose. The main gear has single wheels and retracts inward in the wings, while the nose gear has two wheels.