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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!

This training aircraft is a look-a-like of the Kawasaki T-4 and the Alpha Jet. The M346 is a mid-wing aircraft, while the other two have high mounted wings. Also note the realitively large vertical stabiliser and the leading edge extensions of the wings along the fuselage. The exhausts have no visible tail pipes.

American Champion (Champion/Bellanca) Citabria/Decathlon

The trapezium shaped tail is the main recognition point of the Citabria and Decathlon. For the rest the relatively short, but narrow fuselage is typical. The aircraft is derived from the Aeronca Champ.

Jointly developed in Italy and Brazil this single engined fighter has rectangular air intakes with rounded corners in the wing roots and the exhaust at the end of the fuselage. Also the single wheels on all landing gear legs are a recognition point, as well as the fixed aerial refueling probe on the nose.