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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.

The general characteristics of the Falcon 20 are the large cockpit windows, large oval cabin windows and cruciform tail with the horizontal stabilizer in a V-shape (with a significant dihedral), about halfway the vertical fin.

The Falcon 2000 roughly resulted from removing the middle engine from the Falcon 900. This creates a funny tail cone: it is slightly turned up. It is also easily recognisable from other aircraft due to its cruciform tail with a significant anhedral on the horizontal stabiliser.

The Falcon 50 was the first aircraft with the typical Dassault trijet configuration: three jet engines at the rear fuselage and a horizontal stabiliser attached to the lower part of the vertical stabiliser with a significant anhedral. It has the large oval windows of the Falcon 20.

Dassault Falcon 5X/6X

The Falcon 5X and 6X are Dassault's flagship models, about the size of a Global or Gulfstream. Its basic configuration is similar to that of the Falcon 2000, so with low swept wings and a cruciform tail. It has only four cockpit windows though, horizontal stabilisers with dihedral and smaller winglets.

The largest of the Dassault trijet family is the Falcon 7X/8X. Like the Falcon 900 it has multiple, small cabin windows. Additional recognition points are the four more streamlined cockpit windows, and the sawtooth in the trailing edge of the vertical stabiliser.

This corporate jet has the same typical Dassault tailplane configuration as the Falcon 50 and 7X/8X. The Falcon 900 has a wide fuselage and many, small cabin windows, but the six flat cockpit windows of the Falcon 50 are retained. The trailing edge of the vertical fin is straight.

Dassault Flamant

Both the horizontal stabilisers and the wings have a significant dihedral, and together with the nearly oval vertical stabilisers at the tips of the horizontal stabilisers (H-tail) this makes the Flamant easily recognisable. The cabin windows are round.

Given its slim engine nacelles you will most likely confuse the Mercure with the first generation Boeing 737. You can best distinguish the Dassault Mercure by its cockpit windows (last one is almost triangular) and engines nacelles, which are on a pylon under the wings, not directly put under the wings.