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Kawanishi H8K

One of the best Japanese flying boats of the WWII era has straight wings with rounded tips and stabilising floats at about three quarts of the wing span. The vertical fin is a trapezium with rounded top.

Kawanishi N1K-J Shiden

One of the best Japanese WW2 fighters has a framed bubble canopy and a fuselage that hardly tapers towards the rear, at least when seen from the side. The vertical stabiliser is a half oval with straight leading edge. The main gear has long legs, with the largest part of the gear doors covering up to half of the wheels.

One of the earliest jet aircraft with a high wing and two jet engines under the wing is the Kawasaki C-1 cargo aircraft, operated by the Japanese air force. It can best be recognised by its long engine nacelles on pylons below the wings, with external fairings for thrust reversers. Additionally, the main gear has four wheel bogeys.

The largest aircraft in the category T-tail and two jet engines under high wings can best be described as a C-17 with two engines. So it is a cargo plane of slightly smaller size, also has a cockpit configuration with a lot of windows, but lacks the winglets.

Kawasaki KAL-2

The canopy that pops out of the fuselage is the main characteristic of this five seat Japanese aircraft. Other features include a rounded trapezium vertical stabiliser and a retractable gear.

The Kawasaki P-1 is a maritime patrol aircraft with four jet engines attached under the wings. In size it is one of the smallest in this category (but still about as large as a Boeing 737). Moreover it can be easily recognised by the MAD boom extending from the tail cone.

This twin jet Japanese training aircraft has the air channels feeding the engines directly under the wings, unlike on the similar Alpha Jet and PZL I-22 Iryda. The air intakes have a rounded rectangular shape and are slightly tilted forward. The engines have external exhaust pipes.

This twin turboprop aircraft has both engines attached to the rear of the fuselage, together driving a single pusher propeller. Furthermore it has a butterfly tail and a small vertical stabiliser pointing down. This combination makes a unique aircraft!

These small to mid-size business jets have a very distinctive nose: a sharp nose and a two-piece, curved cockpit windows on most models. Also the empenage is relatively small compared to the rest of the aircraft. A part of the Learjets has nearly straight wings, others have more clearly swept wings.

Leonardo AW609

The AW609, originally called BA609, is to be the first commercial tiltrotor. It's about the same size as the XV-15, but with a T-tail and single wheel main landing gears that retract rearward in the fuselage. (photo: pjs2005/WikiMedia)