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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.

A fifty seat propliner with rectangular cabin windows, double wheel main landing gear retracting in the nacelles and a typical 1940s style vertical stabiliser with curved dorsal fin, leading edge and top. A key feature is the upward opening front cabin door.

Curtiss 48/51 Fledgling

The Fledgling was a rather conventional biplane with staggered wings of equal span braced with N-struts. It could have a tail wheel gear as well as one big float with outrigger floats. Typical is the leading edge of vertical stabiliser: it cuts inward with a curve at the curved rudder balance. 

Curtiss AT-9

The radial engine nacelles appear to be about as big as the short, rounded fuselage of the Curtiss Jeep, so that they appear disproportionally large. The propellers are in front of the nose, and the main gear is also close to the front. The horizontal stabilisers are attached to the vertical fin, but just above the rear fuselage.

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 HS

A flying boat with as main distinctive external feature the diagonal struts in front of the pusher engine and the vertical stabiliser. The piston engine is placed above the fuselage, below the upper wings.

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-based 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 (but still six), a single wheel nose gear and three or four cabin windows on each side.