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Being at one time the fastest civil aircraft on earth its sleek lines are recognisable. It looks like an enlarged Citation III with huge engines, long, slender wings, a large wing-body fairing and a large bullet fairing on top of the vertical tail, pointing backwards.

Cessna Denali

The Cessna Denali very much looks like the PC-12. The air intake and nose gear of both aircraft are a bit different, but it is easier to look at the tail area. The Denali has a smaller dorsal fin than the PC-12, no ventral fins and no bullet fairing in front of the horizontal stabiliser. (photo Textron Aviation Inc.)

Cessna P210

The Pressurized Centurion has non-braced wings and rectractable gear like the standard Cessna 210, but smaller, rectangular cabin windows with rounded corners.

In this twin jet trainer the student and instructor sit side-by-side. Most trainers have a tandem cockpit. Additionally, the T-37 has engines in the wing roots, at the side of the fuselage, with exhausts immediately after the wings. A cruciform tail completes the list of key features.

This looks like a scaled down Challenger 600 series, with engine nacelles with a single exhaust. A distinctive feature of the bizjet is that the cockpit side windows become narrower towards the end.

The Challenger 600 series is characterised by the very streamlined, pointed nose and rounded cockpit windows with constant height. Most version have engine nacelles with separate exhausts for the fan and the core air flows.

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.