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Grumman FF, F2F & F3F

Few biplanes have a retractable gear and that makes this Grumman family of fighters easily recognisable. The main gear is retracted in the side of the front fuselage, in front of the lower wings, a Grumman characteristic, although the Curtiss BF2C has a similar gear. For the rest these fighters have a stubby or fat appearance thanks to the radial engine in the nose and short fuselage.

The Gulfstream I turboprop was the first large large specifically designed for the corporate market, looking somewhat like a scaled-down HS748. The shape of the engines nacelles is very much the same. It also marked the first appearance of the signature windows still being used on todays Gulfstream jets.

Grumman Goose

The Grumman Goose was the first of a family of amphibian aircraft. It is normally powered by two radial engines, but modifications exist. The four cockpit windows of the G.21 are flat, one of the best ways to recognise it if the engines make you doubt.

The tall vertical stabiliser with rounded top and the big rounded nose with four flat cockpit windows are the key features of this amphibian aircraft. Its cabin windows are wide, with curved left and right sides.

Grumman Tracker

The Tracker maritime patrol aircraft has quite characteristic cockpit windows, with flat front windows and the spherical side windows. The horizontal stabilisers have a significant dihedral. The single wheel main landing gear retracts in long engine nacelles, which end flat.

Grumman Widgeon

The Widgeon is about the same size as the Goose, so a mix-up is imaginable, especially considering that there are many engine modifications. Normally the G.44 has non-radial piston engines. the Widgeon has three cockpit windows of which the front one is curved. The cabin windows have long rectangle shapes.

The G280 is basically a Gulfstream G200 with a T-tail. Especially the short landing gear legs inherited from its predecessor make the G280 easy to recognise from other aircraft in this category, as do the many oval cabin windows.

All large cabin business jets designed and built first by Grumman and now by Gulfstream Aerospace have large oval cabin windows in landscape orientation. This is the main recognition point.

Gulfstream Peregrine/Commander Fanjet 1500

This single-engine jet was developed from the Gulfstream Peregrine 600 jet trainer and Hustler turboprop/jet executive aircraft. It retains from both aircraft the air intake on top of the fuselage, in front of the vertical stabiliser. Very typical are the winglets pointing down.

Handley-Page (Dart) Herald

Two aspects on this aircraft make it very easy to recognise. It has both a cockpit that slightly pops out of the fuselage and a large vertical stabiliser with corrugated sheet metal. The original version has four piston engines, while the Dart Herald has two turboprop engines.