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deHavilland DH104 Dove

The cockpit popping out of the front fuselage is one of the main characteristics of the twin prop aircraft. Other features are the rectangular cabin windows with rounded corners, and main gear retracting outward in the wings. Normally the vertical stabiliser is curved from the dorsal fin to the tail cone, but there are conversions with a different tail.

deHavilland DH106 Comet

The world's first jet airliner can be recognised by the four jet engines in the wing roots, the nearly straight vertical stabiliser and the main landing gear retracting outward in the wings. It has a circular cross section fuselage. 

deHavilland DH82 Tiger Moth

Britain's primary trainer of the 1930s and 1940 has a very characteristic vertical stabiliser compared to similar aircraft. Other features include the inline piston engine and two parallel struts between the outer wings.

deHavilland DH83 Fox Moth

The Fox Moth is basically a Tiger Moth with an enclosed cabin. This is directly behind the inline piston engine and features two big windows on each side. The pilot sits behind and above the cabin. The vertical fin has the typical deHavilland shape.

deHavilland DH89 Dragon Rapide

The DH89 has a similar external appearance as the DH84 and DH90, and to a lesser extent the four-engined DH86. The Dragon Rapide's characteristics are tapered wings with elliptical wing tips, fairings around the main gear and five cabin windows.

deHavilland DH98 Mosquito

The two enormous Merlin liquid cooled piston engines already make up half of the length of this iconic bomber/fighter. Their props are turning near the tip of the nose. Furthermore, the Mosquito has a small vertical stabiliser with the shape of half an oval. The single wheel main gear retracts rearward in the nacelles.

deHavilland Vampire

With its twin tail boom design, the Vampire fighter is quite easy to recognise, except from the swept wing Venom derivative. Other characteristics include triangular air intakes with vertical fences in the wing roots, a low mounted horizontal stabiliser, an outward retracting single wheel main gear and nose gear close to the tip of the nose.

The Diamond D-Jet is one of the few single-engine bizjets. The engine intakes are located in the wing roots, the single exhaust is underneath the rear fuselage. The cabin windows are the way to distinguish the D-Jet from jet trainer and fighter aircraft with the same configuration. (photo RuthAS/WikiMedia)

The Dornier Do228 commuter aircraft has the basic square fuselage of the Do28D, but with engines under the wings, a long nose and a twin wheel nose wheel configu­ration with retractable landing gear. Typical are the pointed (raked) wingtips and low tail.

Dornier 28

The Dornier 28 is quite unique: high wings, a fixed tail wheel landing gear and especially the two engines placed on stubs next to the front fuselage characterise this aircraft type.