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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. 

Convair F-102 Delta Dagger

The Convair F-102 Delta Daggers have the same basic configuration as the Dassault Mirages, but are easily distinguished by the nearly triangular vertical stabiliser and the narrow, bean shaped air intakes below the canopy, with an external plate to slow the supersonic air flow instead of a semi conical one.

Convair F-106 Delta Dart

Clearly derived from the F-102 the F-106 Delta Dart mainly differs from its predecessor by the rectangular air intakes placed further aft (just before the wing leading edge) and the cut-off top of the vertical stabiliser, that now looks more similar to that of Mirages.

Curtiss C-46 Commando

The Custiss Commando has two main characteristics two recognise it from other aircraft. These are the double-bouble fuselage with an "eight-shaped" cross section and the streamlined cockpit which is completely flush with the fuselage and nose.

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk

The liquid-cooled piston engine in the nose of the P-40 has a large air intake below the nose, where the cooling takes place. Another distinctive aspect is the main gear that retracts backward in the wings, rotating 90 degrees during the process. Most versions have a slight bend and streamline body in the wing where the gear is attached. Finally, the canopy is multi-framed, with the top often flush with the top of the fuselage.

The SOCATA (now Daher) TBM-700 was the first high speed single engine turboprop aircraft on the market. Now it shares it with the PA-46 series, Epic LT and Kestrel JP10, which all have the same general appearance. You can best keep them apart by looking at the cockpit windows, cabin windows and engine cowlings.

Dassault Etendard IV & Super Etendard

Dassault's carrier-born fighter family is one of the few fighters with a cruciform tail. For the rest the (Super) Etendard looks a bit like the Mirages, but then with swept wings and no semi-circular shock cones in the air intakes.

The baby jet of Dassault is a smaller version of the Falcon 20 with different cockpit windows and three or four cabin windows on each side.

The general characteristics of the Falcon 20 are the large cockpit windows, large oval cabin windows and the horizontal stabilizer in a V-shape (with a significant dihedral), about halfway the vertical fin.

The Falcon 2000 roughly resulted from removing the middle engine from the Falcon 900. This creates a funny tail cone: it is slightly turned up. It is also easily recognisable from other aircraft due to its cruciform tail with a significant anhedral on the horizontal stabiliser.

The Falcon 50 was the first aircraft with the trademark Dassault trijet configuration: three jet engines at the rear fuselage and a horizontal stabiliser attached to the lower part of the vertical stabiliser with a significant anhedral (i.e. a downward angle). Compared to the Falcon 900 and Falcon 7X/8X it has large oval windows.