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CASA C-207 Azor

Spanish transport aircraft without very specific features to recognise it, or it could be the DC-4 like nose gear, including doors. Just look at the details of cockpit/cabin windows, nacelles and tail to distinguish it from similar aircraft like the Martin 202/404 and Convair propliners. 

The Aviocar has a fuselage with a nearly square cross section, and with round cabin windows. The rear fuselage is sloped up to allow easy loading. The vertical stabiliser has a tall, non-swept trapezium shape. Finally, the C‑212 has a fixed undercarriage with all single wheels. 

The primary market for the CN-235 and longer C-295 is military transport, which is why the aircraft have an upswept rear fuselage, to facilitate loading and unloading. Also characteristic are the two wheels of the main landing gear in tandem configuration, retracting in pods attached to the fuselage, last cockpit window with five edges and the many small cabin windows.

Cessna 180/185 Skywagon

The tailwheel configuration and nearly straight vertical stabiliser with big dorsal fin are some key features of the Skywagon. Note however, that many are equipped with floats. The top of the fuselage is straight from the strut-braced wings to the tail.  

Cessna 190/195

This aircraft is similar to the DHC-2 Beaver, but has non-braced wings with rounded tips. Also the fuselage is slimmer and has more cabin windows. The vertical stabiliser is rounded on all sides.

Cessna 205/206/207 Stationair

Cessna's bush plane or utility plane is a larger version of the model 172, with more cabin windows. It can have a fixed tricycle gear, or floats, like here. For the rest it retains the key features of the 172.

The Cessna 208 Caravan is a single engine turboprop with a fixed gear. It has large rectangular cabin windows. The standard Caravan has air intakes on both sides of the prop spinner, with the left intake being larger than the right one, and a large exhaust on the right side of the fuselage. There are conversions however with a different nose shape.

Cessna 305 (L-19/O-1) Bird Dog

The Bird Dog is a light observation aircraft based on the Cessna 170. It has a cabin that sits high above the nose and rear fuselage. The fuselage has a sort of V-shape, as it is wider at the top than the bottom. Other features are a rounded tail, a horizontally opposed piston engine and single strut braced wings and main gear.

Cessna 310/320

Although this aircraft changed appearance through the years, all models have in common sleek looks, a sideward retracting main gear with long gear doors and tip tanks. The nose gear is close to the tip of the nose. The vertical stabiliser can be straight or swept, and the number of cabin windows also differs. 

The Cessna 340 (and 335, the non-pressurised version) can be easily mixed-up with aircraft of the Cessna 400 series. The general appearance is the same, the differences are in the details. The most obvious difference are the cockpit windows. The Cessna 335/340 has a single cockpit side window in a long D shape.