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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.

Angel Aircraft 44 Angel

This piston twin has a conventional configuration, but the wing mounted engines drive pusher props. Also has a large two-piece entry door on the left and a large dorsal fin.

Being similar in size and configuration as the Lockheed Hercules, the An-12 can be regarded as its Soviet counterpart. Nevertheless, the two are easily distinguished as the An-12 has a glass nose, outer wings with anhedral and four wheels on each main landing gear leg. The Y-8 is the Chinese version and An-10 the pax version.

Antonov An-124

The Antonov An-124 Ruslan is the only aircraft with swept wings at top of the fuselage, a conventional tail unit (low horizontal stabiliser) and four jet engines under the wings. The five pairs of wheels of each main landing gear retracts in pods at the side of the fuselage.

Antonov An-14

The An-14 was the predecessor of the An‑28, and they share the main design characteristics. Its rear fuselage slopes up directly behind the wings, and the horizontal stabilisers have a dihedral, so the vertical stabilisers are tilted inward. Finally, the An-14 has radial piston engines

Antonov An-140

The An-140 is the successor of the An-24 and has about the same basic configu­ration. However, the twin-wheel main landing gears retract in the fuselage instead of the engine nacelles. Also, the aircraft has horizontal stabilisers with a significant dihedral. 

Antonov An-148/158

The An-148 and An-158 are sort of BAe146s with two engines, with their high mounted wings and T-tail. The types are easily recognisable from similar sized (military) transport aircraft by the many cabin windows.

Antonov An-178

The cockpit windows, wings, engines and tail of the An-178 are much like the An-148, on which it is based. However, the An-178 has a tandem main landing gear, with wheels behind each other instead of side-by-side. Also the rear fuselage is ramped up to allow loading and unloading cargo at the rear.

Antonov An-2

As one of the largest single engine biplanes ever built, the Antonov An-2 and derivatives are quite easy to recognise. The wingspan of the upper wings is wider than that of the lower wings; they are connected by a single strut. The aircraft comes with piston and turboprop engines, which results in a different appearance. The Chinese version is the Nanchang Y-5.