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The F-CK-1 has tilted oval air intakes like the Dassault Rafale, but these are way behind the canopy. Also the wings have a trapezium shape, and the canopy of the single seaters have a single bow frame, at the front. (photo Rudolph Chen/WikiMedia)

Air Tractor AT-300 family

The Air Tractor family of agriculture air­planes, ranging from the piston powered AT-300 to the turbine AT-1002, has cha­racteristics very similar to the Snow/Ayres S-2. Both aircraft have low mounted wings with significant dihedral, a canopy that pops out and a trapezium vertical fin. The Air Tractors have a single strut main landing gear. Also there are the two seat versions like the AT-802 pictured here. 

Compared to similar aircraft the A220 (originally known as Bombardier CSeries) has a very streamlined nose, including the four cockpit windows. Also apparant for the aircraft are the canted winglets, attached at 45 degrees with respect to the wings. Finally the A220s have a squared off tail cone.

On the first generation of Airbus aircraft the characteristic cockpit windows were introduced, with the aft windows with the cut-off top corner. Furthermore the row of cabin windows on the rear fuselage appears to be curved up compared to the rest of windows. They have no winglets or very small ones.

The Airbus A320 variants have a rather rounded nose, a small dorsal fin and small nose landing gear doors when the gear is extended. Also they have six cockpit windows.

This aircraft is clearly a derivative of the A300. Most characteristics of the A300/A310 also apply to the A330. The winglets are larger and either canted or curved. Additionally the backward tilted main landing gear bogeys are notable.

The Airbus A340 shares the fuselage with the Airbus A330, so has the same characteristics, but has four engines under the wings instead of two engines. It could mainly be confused with the Ilyushin Il-96, which has different cockpit windows (a nearly triangular last window) and taller winglets.

Compared to the Airbus A330 the A350 has a different style of cockpit windows in a re-contoured nose, an even smaller dorsal fin and winglets curling up from the wing tip. Note however that the A330neo also has curved up winglets.

No other four engined jet has a double deck, so two rows of cabin windows, over the full length, so the Airbus A380 is easy to recognise. 

This large military transport aircraft is quite easy to recognise, because there are no other four-engined turboprop aircraft with high wings and a T-tail. You are more likely to confuse it with a Boeing C-17!