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Like the Kawasaki T-4, PZL I-22 Iryda and IA-63 Pampa the Alpha Jet has high, swept wings, and a conventional tail. The IA-63 has only one engine, so is easy to distinguish. The T-4 has nacelles are placed directly under the wings, while the Alpha Jet and Iryda have space between the wings and the nacelles. The differences between the Alpha Jet and Iryda are subtle: looking at the shape of the air intakes is the most obvious way of keeping them apart.

The Beaver has multiple appearances, but is often characterised by a trapezium shape cabin window on each side, and a triangular vertical stabiliser with curved corners and a small dorsal fin. Conversions may give it a different appearance though, but the general shape remains.

This large bushplane is characterised by a cruciform tail of which the vertical stabiliser is curved from the dorsal fin over the top to the tail cone. The cabin windows are nearly square with roudned corners.

The Caribou tactical transport aircraft has a rear fuselage sloping up strongly to facilitate rear loading. Above is a nearly rectangular vertical stabiliser. The landing gear retracts forward in the engine nacelles.

The Buffalo can be regarded as a Caribou with turboprop engines and a T-tail. For the rest they are similar in appearance: the fuselage with a sloped up rear, nose and cockpit, and gear retracting in the nacelles.

The Twin Otter has the fuselage and wings of the DHC-3 Otter, mated with two turboprop engines in the wing's leading edge, a fixed nose wheel landing gear and a nearly rectangular cruciform tail. 

The Dash Seven commuter aircraft has a T-tail, four turboprop engines under the wings and a main landing gear retracting forward in the inner nacelles. Together, this give it a unique appearance.

The Dash 8 series has four main versions, of which the longest is shown on the photo above. A clear recognition point are the cockpit windows, which look much like those on the Canadair Challenger, Canadair Regional Jets and Bombardier Global series.

deHavilland DH104 Dove

The cockpit popping out of the front fuselage is one of the main characteristics of the twin prop aircraft. Other features are the rectangular cabin windows with rounded corners, and main gear retracting outward in the wings. Normally the vertical stabiliser is curved from the dorsal fin to the tail cone, but there are conversions with a different tail.

deHavilland DH106 Comet

The first jet airliner can be recognised by the four jet engines in the wing roots, the nearly straight vertical stabiliser and the main landing gear retracting in the wings towards the wing tips. The Hawker Siddeley Nimrod is the maritime patrol version of the Comet, and has a larger diameter, double-bouble fuselage.