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Handley-Page Halifax

The Halifax bomber has an H-tail and a big single wheel main gear like the Avro Lancaster, but has radial engines, a more rounded nose and small cockpit windows.

Harbin Y-12

The biggest DHC-6 Twin Otter look-a-like is the Harbin Y-12, which has the same basic configuration although with a horizontal stabiliser attached to the fuselage instead of the vertical fin. Otherwise different on the Harbin are the dorsal fin and ventral fin, and larger cabin windows. (photo WikiMedia/Shahram Sharifi - Iranian Spotters)

Hawker (Sea) Fury

The Hawker Fury and Sea Fury have a bubble canopy, a radial engine with prop spinner and a tall elliptical vertical stabiliser as main recognition points. The inner wings have no hedral, while the outer wings have dihedral. The main landing gear retracts inward in the wings.   

The main typical features of the Hawker Hunter are the triangular air intakes in the wing roots, feeding the single jet engine in the rear fuselage, and the cruciform tail with its curved leading edge of the vertical stabiliser, all the way to its trailing edge.

Hawker Hurricane

The "other" famous fighter of World War II still has a fabric covered fuselage, often visible from the outside. The nose has a similar shape as the Spitfire (with the same engine). The canopy is placed high on the fuselage and has a covered streamline body behind it. There is a single rectangular radiator under the fuselage, in between the wings. The main landing gear retracts inward in the rounded, tapered wings.

Hawker Siddeley HS601 Nimrod

It is clearly visible that the Hawker Siddeley Nimrod was derived from the DH106 Comet jet airliner. The main difference is in the fuselage: the Nimrod has a double bubble cross section, with the extra bubble below that of the Comet. Hence the nose gear is short.

Hawker-Siddeley HS121 Trident

Originally developed by deHavilland as DH121 this jet airliner is unique in many ways. Most peculiar is the landing gear: it has a sideways retracting nose gear, slightly off-centre. Moreover it has four wheels on each main landing gear leg but all on one axis! Also distinctive is the last cockpit side window.

The many versions of this first British corporate jet can be recognised from other aircraft types primarily by the tail and dorsal fin. The tail has a cruciform shape with the horizontal stabiliser attached to the vertical stabiliser at about a third from the top. Also characteristic for the whole family is the long, straight dorsal fin ending in a small air intake.

The first practical fighter that could take-off and land vertically has a single jet engine in the centre of the fuselage, with four swiveling exhausts at the side of the fuselage, two on each side. The landing gear comprises a tandem gear with supporting wheels under the wings.

Heinkel He162 Volksjager

The basic configuration with H-tail, high wings and jet engine on top of the fuselage makes the Heinkel Volksjager unique in appearance. Only the Cirrus Vision and Eclipse 400 private jets come close.