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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.

Kawasaki Ki-61

This fighter has a fully retractable gear, liquid cooled piston engine and cooler underneath the fuselage. The canopy is framed and flush with the top of the fuselage. Finally, the vertical fin and wing tips are rounded. (photo: US Navy/WikiMedia). 

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.

Lavochkin La-15

There are few jet fighters with high mounted, swept wings and a (near) T-tail, but the La-15 has such features. Additionally, the La-15 has the air intake in the nose. The rearward retracting nose gear is at the very front of the fuselage.

Lavochkin La-250

Both the wings and horizontal stabilisers of the La-250 are triangular in shape. Furthermore, the aircraft has deformed oval air intakes at the side of the fuselage, with conical shock cones. The fuselage has the same with from here until the exhausts at the rear.

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!