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Irkut MC-21

Like the Comac C919 the MC-21 can be seen as a clone of the A320. The difference with the C919 is clear, as the Chinese aircraft has four cockpit windows and the MC-21 six. To distinguish the MC-21 from the A320 it is best to look at the wingtips. For now the MC-21 has no winglets.

The ST50 is a single engine turboprop aircraft with the engine in the rear fuse­lage, driving a pusher propeller. It also has a horizontal and vertical stabiliser in a true crucifix shape, with the horizontal stabiliser mounted to the rear fuselage. 

The heritage of the Aero Commander 500/680 is clearly visible in the Jet Commander/Westwind, in particular in the tail, fuselage cross section and cockpit windows. In addition the aircraft has straight wings right through the middle of the fuselage. Hence the fuselage is close to the ground.

Junkers Ju52/3m, CASA 352 & Amiot AAC-1

What the Dakota was for the Allied powers, the Ju52/3m was for the Germans during World War II. The aircraft is espe­cially distinguished by the typical Junkers corrugated metal fuselage and wings. Furthermore, it has a fixed tail wheel landing gear. The aircraft was license built in Spain by CASA and in France by Amiot.

Junkers Ju88

The multi-framed cockpit and nose windows coupled to a rather narrow fuselage may remind you of a dragonfly insect. The Ju88 has only one set of wings however, going through the lower part of the fuselage. The aircraft has radial engines in nacelles under the wings.

Junkers W43

Junker's signature corrugated skin is also on this single radial piston engine aircraft. Another typical feature are the rectangu­lar cabin windows: the one closest to the tail is placed lower than the other two. The W43 can be fitted with a tail wheel gear or floats.

KAI KF-21 Boramae

Externally, the KF-21 is almost a copy of the F-22 Raptor, although it is less capable. It has round exhausts though. Furthermore the canopy and nose have a slightly different shape. (photo: WikiMedia)

KAI KT-1 Woong-Bee

Korea's KT-1 looks much like a Pilatus PC‑9 clone, or even more of the Beech­craft T‑6 Texan II with its smaller dorsal fin. The clearest difference is in the wings. The KT‑1 has wings with a continuous dihedral from the root to the tip, the PC‑9 and T‑6 have a part without hedral on the inner wings.

Another training slash light attack aircraft that resembles many other aircraft, in particular the Alenia Aermacchi M346. The KAI T-50 is however a single engine jet, while most other similar aircraft have two engines. For recognition also look at the rear fuselage and the wings, that seem borrowed from the F-16.

Karakorum K-8/Hongdu JL-8

The Chinese/Pakistani K-8 has no real specific features. The aircraft has rounded rectangular air intakes in front of the wings, straight landing gears and no tip tanks. (photo: Bob Adams/WikiMedia)