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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. 

deHavilland DH82 Tiger Moth

Britain's primary trainer of the 1930s and 1940 has a very characteristic vertical stabiliser compared to similar aircraft. Other features include the inline piston engine and two parallel struts between the outer wings.

deHavilland DH89 Dragon Rapide

The DH89 has a similar external appearance as the DH84 and DH90, and to a lesser extent the four-engined DH86. The Dragon Rapide's characteristics are tapered wings with elliptical wing tips, fairings around the main gear and five cabin windows.

The Diamond D-Jet is one of the few single-engine bizjets. The engine intakes are located in the wing roots, the single exhaust is underneath the rear fuselage. Together with the T-tail this makes it is easy to recognise from the PiperJet and the Cirrus Vision. The cabin windows are of course the way to distinguish the D-Jet from jet trainer and fighter aircraft with the same configuration. (photo RuthAS/WikiMedia)

The Dornier Do228 commuter aircraft has the basic square fuselage of the Do28D, but with engines under the wings, a longer nose and a nose wheel configuration with retractable landing gear. Typical are the pointed wingtips and low tail.

Dornier 28

The Dornier 28 is quite unique: high wings, a fixed tail wheel landing gear and especially the two engines placed on stubs next to the front fuselage characterise this aircraft type.

The Dornier 328 is quite a unique aircraft: there are both turboprop and jet versions of the aircraft! Especially the jet versions is easy to recognise due to its straight wings with jet engines under the wings and a T-tail. The turboprop version could be confused with the DHC-8 (which has long main landing gears) and the ATR42 (with different cockpit windows)

The Dornier Seastar is a small amphibian aircraft with a parasol wing with two engines on top. The two turboprop engines are paired in a single nacelle, with one powering a pusher prop and the other one a puller, much like the Dornier Wal before the Second World War.

Douglas A3D/A-3 Skywarrior

The Skywarrior is a big aircraft that operated from aircraft carriers. Characteristic to the bomber are the cruciform tail with low mounted horizontal stabiliser, jet engines in pods under the wings and blunt tail cone. 

The Douglas Skyhawk is a small fighter with semi circular air intakes just after the canopy, delta wings and delta shaped horizontal stabilisers attached to the vertical stabiliser in a rather low cruciform shape. Typical for the A-4 is the long nose gear so that the aircraft is nose high, tail low when on the ground. 

Douglas AD/A-1 Skyraider

This attack aircraft has a big radial in the nose. The fuselage has a nearly constant height, at least when seen from the side. The vertical stabiliser is tall and nearly rectangular, but with curved corners and a small dorsal fin. Most versions have a bubble canopy, sometimes a stretched one.