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Cessna 336/337 Skymaster

The Cessna Skymaster is quite easy to recognise, as no other aircraft in this class has a push-pull propeller configuration with engines in nose and rear of fuselage. Additionally, it has tail booms extending from the high wings, holding two vertical fins and a horizontal stabiliser in between.

Differentiating between most of the Cessna 400 series twins with oval cabin windows is quite hard, as most look very similar, as is the Cessna 340. However, when looking at details the main models can be recognised. The shape of the cockpit and cabin windows is the best way to recognise them from the Beech Queen/King Air and Piper PA-31.

These Cessna 400 series twins have rectangular instead of oval cabin windows, but for the rest they look very similar. Fortunately there are fewer subtypes. The shape of the cockpit and cabin windows is the best way to recognise them from the Beechcraft 65 and Piper PA-31.

The Cessna SkyCourier has a nearly square fuselage, that quickly tapers behind the large cargo door on the left side, aft of the strut braced wings. On top is a quite tall vertical stabiliser with T-tail. Finally, the aircraft has a fixed single wheel tricycle landing gear. All-in-all not difficult to recognise. (photo Textron Aviation Inc.)

The Cessna 441 looks like the Caravan II, but has smaller, more rounded cabin windows, which are still significantly different from the oval or rectangular ones on the other Cessna 400 series aircraft. Compared to the Caravan II the horizontal stabiliser is attached to the fuselage, instead of the vertical tailplane.

This is the original Cessna Citation series, having straight wings and cruciform tail plane. The horizontal stabilizer has a V shape, with a noticable dihedral. The cabin windows have a characteristic Citation shape: a vertical ellipse, with the top and bottom cut off. Also note the relatively large cockpit windows.

The Citation Mustang looks like a small CitationJet, but there are more differences: the Mustang has ventral fins, wide, oval cabin windows and different cockpit side windows, like that of the Premier I.

Take the fuselage and the wings of the Citation I, put a T-tail at the back and different engines, and voilà, basically you have a CitationJet, the first and smallest member of the CitationJet/Citation CJ series. Other members of the Citation CJ family mainly have a longer fuselage, but also other changes compared to the original CitationJet.

The Citation CJ4 is the only Citation CJ family member with swept wings, albeit only very slightly. All others have straight wings. Additionally, the cockpit side windows of the CJ4 are higher.

The Citation Excel series is essentially a crossbreed of the Model 750 Citation X and the Model 560 Citation Encore. The former supplied the fuselage, which was shortened. The wings and tail are of the Citation Encore.