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Myasishchev M-55 Geophysica

The M-55 is the twin engine version of the M-17 Stratosphera, but has the same basic configuration: high mounted, straight wings with a large span, and two tail booms each holding a T-tail connected via the horizontal stabiliser.

NAL Asuka

The Asuka can be described as a Kawasaki C-1, from which it was indeed derived, with four engines on top of the wings, in the style of the Antonov An-72. It is a one-off research aircraft.


The first Japanese passenger aircraft developed after World War II is similar in appearance as in particular the Hawker-Siddeley 748, but also the British Aerospace ATP. The differences are in the details so look at the photos!

Neiva N-591

This Brazilian look-a-like of the Cessna 172 has a shorter fuselage than its more famous competitor, and a taller, less swept vertical stabiliser.

Neiva N-621 Universal

Brazil’s primary training aircraft has a wide canopy with multiple frames under which pilot and instructor sit next to each other. The aircraft has a trapezium vertical fin that is about as wide as it is tall. Typical is the spoon shaped nose gear door.

Noorduyn Norseman

The Norseman has a welded steel tubing fuselage covered with fabric, which is especially visible on the rear fuselage. This makes it distinguishable from other bush planes like the smaller DHC-2 Beaver and DHC-3 Otter, both all metal planes. Also typical is the cabin window in the door, lower than the other cabin windows. Most Norsemen are fitted with floats instead of wheels.

Nord N2501 Noratlas

The French Noratlas has the same basic configuration as the Fairchild Packet and Flying Boxcar. Recognition points are the round nose, with cockpit windows close to the front, and squared off tops of the vertical stabilisers. The large, single wheel main landing gear is also typical.

North American A3J/A-5 Vigilante

The Vigilante is one of the largest jet fighters/bombers that have ever operated regularly from aircraft carriers. It is also the first American fighter to use the air intakes which are diagonal when viewed from the side. This type was later used on e.g. the F-14 and F-15. The A-5 has a single vertical stabiliser though.

North American B-25/F-10/PBJ/AT-24 Mitchell

The H-shaped tail of this medium size bomber from the 1940s is the best recognition point. Other characteristics of the B-25 are the long engine nacelles under the wings, housing the radial engines in the front and single wheel main gear in the back. Finally, the wings have a slight anhedral angle just outboard of the engine nacelles.

North American F-107A

Where most jet fighters have the air intakes at the bottom or side of the fuselage this one has them on top of it, directly behind the canopy. For the rest it has the rear fuselage and tail of the F-100.