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The air intakes of the Rafale are nearly elliptical, and placed diagonally at the side of the curved forward fuselage in front of the wings. This makes it stand apart from for example the (single engine) Saab Gripen and Eurofighter Typhoon, which also have delta wings, a single vertical stabiliser and canard configuration.

The twin jet Alpha Jet has high, swept wings, and a conventional tail. The nacelles are not placed directly under the wings, there is some space between the wings and the nacelles, like on the PZL Iryda. Looking at the shape of the air intakes is the most obvious way of keeping them apart.

DeHavilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk

The Chipmunk is characterised by the inline engine with pistons at the bottom, a tandem canopy and a vertical stabiliser that is the half of an oval standing right up.

The Beaver has multiple appearances, but is often characterised by a trapezium shape cabin window on each side, and a triangular vertical stabiliser with curved corners and a small dorsal fin. Conver­sions may give it a different appearance though, but the general shape remains.

This large bushplane is characterised by a cruciform tail of which the vertical stabiliser is curved from the dorsal fin over the top to the tail cone. The cabin windows are nearly square with rounded corners.

The Caribou tactical transport aircraft has a rear fuselage sloping up strongly to facilitate rear loading. Above is a nearly rectangular vertical stabiliser. The landing gear retracts forward in the engine nacelles.

The Buffalo can be regarded as a Caribou with turboprop engines and a T-tail. For the rest they are similar in appearance: the fuselage with a sloped up rear, nose and cockpit, and gear retracting in the nacelles.

The Twin Otter has the fuselage and wings of the DHC-3 Otter, mated with two turboprop engines in the wing's leading edge, a fixed nose wheel landing gear and a nearly rectangular cruciform tail. 

The Dash Seven commuter aircraft has a T-tail, four turboprop engines under the wings and a main landing gear retracting forward in the inner nacelles. Together, they give it a unique appearance.

The Dash 8 series has four main versions, of which the longest is shown on the photo above. A clear recognition point are the cockpit windows, which look much like those on the Canadair Challenger, Canadair Regional Jets and Bombardier Global series.