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Below check the specific characteristics of the aircraft you are looking for. You can select multiple items for each characteristic. The results will be filtered automatically. 

Pacific Airmotive Tradewind

The Tradewind is an extensive modifition of the Beechcraft 18. With its single vertical stabiliser en nose gear undercarriage the aircraft really looks different, but you can still recognise the fuselage, wings and engines from the original.

A single big vertical stabiliser, two seat cockpit, variable sweep wings and wedge shaped air intakes characterise the Tornado. That combination should thus not be difficult to recognise.

Partenavia Viator & A-Viator

The Viator and A-Viator can be regarded as a Spartacus with a retractable gear, attached to stubs on the fuselage, and a longer nose to house the nose gear. Also has different cockpit windows. Recognise it from the Mitsubishi MU-2 by its pointed nose and engine exhausts.

Percival Sea Prince/Pembroke

Typical for the Sea Prince and Pembroke tactical transports and the rectangular cabin windows with rounded corners and the triangular vertical stabiliser with rounded top. The nose is big and rounded. The aircraft have radial piston engines with large conical prop spinners.

Piaggio P136

The Piaggio P136 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 P166, which is a landplane only, but has the same configuration.

Larger, land-based version of the P136 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 quite typical 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, instead of being placed on 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.