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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. 

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 JN

Commonly referred to as 'Jenny' many, many pilots learned to fly on this biplane after WW1. Most versions have wider span upper wings than lower wings. They are barced by two sets of struts on both sides and many wires. Typical are the rounded triangular vertical stabiliser and inverted airfoil shaped fuselage when seen from the side.

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.

Curtiss Robin

Key features of the Robin are the low vertical stabiliser and tall, triangular cockpit side window that runs until the floor. Most versions have a radial piston engine, but some have another type.

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, Kestrel JP10 and more, 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 (Super) Mystère

The swept wings of this French fighter family pass through the fuselage between the middle and the bottom of the fuselage. It has an air intake in the nose and a typical cruciform tail with swept horizontal stabilisers. (photo: Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation/WikiMedia)

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.