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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. 

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.

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.

Consolidated PBY Catalina/Canso

The Catalina is one of the most well-known flying boats/amphibian airplanes in the world, with its large parasol wings and rounded cruciform tail. Most versions are pure flying boats, some are amphibian.

Convair 48 Charger

The Charger look like a mid wing aircraft thanks to its tandem bubble canopy, but is more considered a high wing configuration. Moreover, it has the horizontal stabilisers that extend outside the vertical fins. The wings of the Convair 48 have a very short span. (photo: WikiMedia)

Convair 880/990

Less a success than the Boeing 707 and Douglas DC-8 the Convair 880/990 is much rarer than its competitors. It can be recognised by the absence of the air intakes under the nose (compared to DC-8) and antenna on top of the vertical stabiliser (compared to Boeing 707 family). Moreover, it has a triangular last cockpit window.

Convair B-58 Hustler

This supersonisch bomber has large delta wings and four engines in long nacelles at pylons under the wings. Also typical are the long, eight wheel main landing gears which retract rearward.