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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. 

Charbonneau-Denicourt Super Bee

This seems to be a one-off airplane, a bit similar to the Maule M-7. The Super Bee has bent down wingtips and horizontal stabilisers that are braced by wires as possible recognition points. It can have floats or a tail wheel landing gear.

Chengdu J-10

This Chinese fighter has the same general appearance as the Eurofighter Typhoon but has a single engine, fed by a single rectangular air intake underneath the forward fuselage. At the rear are two large ventral fins. (photo Aktug Ates/WikiMedia)

Chengdu J-20

China's fifth generation fighter is quite a long aircraft and does not really have a "raptor-like" nose like the Lockheed F-22. Moreover the J-20 has canard wings in front of the delta wings, and two outward tilted vertical stabilisers, including two small ventral fins below. The air intakes face inward like on the F-35 and the exhausts are round. (photo Wikimedia/Alert5)

One of the smallest bizjets is this very light jet developed by Cirrus. It can be recognised easily by its short “fat” fuselage, butterfly tail and jet engine on top of the fuselage, in between the V-tail.

Cirrus VK-30

This kit-built aircraft is a single engine piston powered aircraft with the engine in the rear fuselage, driving a pusher pro­peller. The VK-30 has a regular horizontal and vertical stabiliser, with the horizontal stabiliser mounted to the rear fuselage, and no ventral fin. The nose gear retracts forward. (photo: FlugKerl2/WikiMedia)

Colonial Skimmer & Lake LA-4

These small amphibian aircraft have a piston engine on a pylon high above the fuselage. It powers a pusher propeller. The wings through the middle of the fuselage have a significant dihedral. Near the tips are narrow stabilising floats.

Comac ARJ21

You can best describe this as a DC-9/MD-80 clone as they bear a large resemblance. The easiest way to recognise the ARJ21 is by its small winglets and engines with separate fan exhausts, and the landing gear legs and doors.

Comac C919

This Chinese jetliner has a large resemblance with the A220/A320 and the Irkut MC-21. It has four cockpit windows, a pointed tail cone and slightly bent up wing tips.

This single engine turboprop looks some­what like a TBM with a Swearingen Merlin tail and large winglets. The large five bladed prop and especially the two large exhausts make it stand out from the Ae270 and TBM series.

What makes the composite Comp Air 9 different from other aircraft is the fixed landing gear, optionally with streamlined pods around the wheels. Furthermore it has high wings without struts, a normal tail and a single turboprop engine in the nose.