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Piaggio P.136

The Piaggio P.136 is a small amphibian aircraft that is characterised two piston engines in a gull wing, driving pusher propellers. The only comparable aircraft is the larger P.166, which is a landplane only, but has the same configuration.

Piaggio P.166

Larger, land-based version of the P.136 amphibian, with two piston or turboprop engines driving pusher propellers mounted on top of the high gull wing. Also has tip tanks.

When you hear an Avanti in approach or take-off you will immediately recognise its distinctive sound. In appearance, it is also unlike any other aircraft. Like the Beech Starship it has a canard wing configuration with pusher props, but the wing is attached right through the middle of the fuselage and the engines are in the wing. Moreover, the aircraft has a T-tail.

Piaggio PD808

This extraordinary bizjet type is the result of an adventure between Piaggio and Douglas. You can easily recognise the PD808 from the front as the engines look as if they are “glued” directly against the fuselage. Usually they are mounted on larger pylons. Also note the long dorsal fin and the slightly "popped-out" cockpit.

Pilatus P-3

The P-3 was the piston powered predecessor of the PC-7. Both have similar lines, except for the wider nose. The P-3 also has a four piece canopy.

As the only single engine turboprop with a low wing and a T-tail the Pilatus PC-12 was easy to recognise, until the arrival of the similar looking Cessna Denali. There are differences in the location of the nose gear and the shape of the cockpit and cabin windows. However, the main differences are in the tail area: the PC-12 has a larger dorsal fin and ventral fins.

The Pilatus PC-21 is a further developement of the PC-7 and PC-9. It has a higher fuselage than both predecessors and a shark-like vertical stabiliser. Also the nose with prop spinner looks like that of a shark, more than on the PC-7 and PC-21. 

Being very similar in appearance you could easily mistake the PC-24 for a Learjet 45 or Cessna Citation CJ4. However the Pilatus has no winglets (compared to the Learjet) and a typical dorsal fin (compared to the Citation CJ4).

The PC-6 is a single engine, high wing, tail wheel aircraft with a characteristic straight vertical tail and uniquely shaped cabin windows. It comes with many different engines, piston and turbine.

The Pilatus PC-7 was one of the first turboprop powered training aircraft, and the starting point of a whole family of Pilatus trainers, like the PC-9 and PC-21. Other manufacturers have since developed similar aircraft. The basic PC-7 is recognised best by the large, nearly single piece canopy.