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Convair F-102 Delta Dagger

The Convair F-102 Delta Daggers have the same basic configuration as the Dassault Mirages, but are easily distinguished by the nearly triangular vertical stabiliser and the narrow oval shaped air intakes below the canopy, with an external plate in front to slow the supersonic air flow.

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 to recognise it from other aircraft. These are the double-bouble fuselage, with an "eight-shaped" cross section, and the streamlined cockpit with many windows which is completely flush with the fuselage and nose.

Curtiss CW-22 (SNC-1)

With its main gear retracting rearward in fairings under the wings, the radial piston engine SNC is easy to recognise. The aircraft has a rather high canopy, of which the rear part slides open aft and slightly down. FInally, the fuselage tapers significantly after the canopy.

Curtiss F11C/BFC Goshawk

The Curtiss BFC bomber-fighter (originally F11C) has a cowling covered radial piston engine driving a three blade propeller. The fixed main gear has droplet shaped streamline covers on the inside.

Curtiss F7C Seahawk

The F7C looks similar to the F6C but has a radial piston engine as standard. The upper wings have a slight sweep angle, and both wings are not tapered. The wing and gear struts are relatively thick, with the legs of the N-frame between the upper and lower wings tilted outward.

Curtiss Hawk (F6C-1 - F6C-3 & P-1)

Unlike many of its contemporaries the Curtiss F6C-1 until F6C-3 (and land-based P-1) have a liquid cooled V-shaped piston engine which result in a rather streamlined nose except for the cooler intake underneath it. The tapered wings have a slightly swept leading edge and rounded tips, while the tail is rather low.