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Piper PA-28/PA-32

These are the most popular low wing general aviation aircraft, with a very conventional configuration. The number of cabin windows may differ per specific version, and the landing gear may be fixed or retractable, the general appearance is the same.

Piper PA-30/PA-39 Twin Comanche

The twin development of the Comanche has similar features for recognition: a retractable landing gear (with the main gear retracting sideward in the wings) and narrow window frames, resulting in windows with sharper corners than similar aircraft like the PA-34 and Beechcraft Baron. 

Piper's entry in the ‘cabin class’ piston twins was the Piper PA-31, from which a whole family was developed with piston and turboprop engines. Its large rectangular cabin windows with rounded make it easy to distinguish from similar types in this class.  

Piper PA-34 Seneca

The Seneca can be regarded as the twin version of the PA-32. Compared to the earlier Twin Comanche it has more rounded (cabin) windows and a more pointed nose. It was built under license by Embraer as EMB810 and PZL-Mielec as M20.

The PA-42 Cheyenne III was initially a non-pressurised PA-31-350 with turboprops, tip tanks and a T-tail. However, the final version was significantly longer (in particular the nose), with a larger vertical tail. The large rectangular cabin windows allow easy distinction from the T-tail Beechcraft King Air models.

The Piper PA-46 is a single engine prop aircraft, that comes in piston and turboprop versions. Especially the turboprop variants are similar in appearance as the TBM series. It can be distinguished from them mainly by the larger cabin windows and engine cowling.

Piper Aircraft was one of the companies that tried to bring a single engine bizjet on the market. While the concept aircraft has flown, the development was stopped before any production aircraft (to be named Altaire) were built. It is also a one-off aircraft in terms of external appearance: the jet engine is mounted in the tail like a DC-10/MD-11.

Piper PA-48 Enforcer

The PA-48 is a fully modernised version of the P-51 Mustang. Unlike its predecessor it has a turboprop engine with a large exhaust in the left front fuselage, tip tanks and lots of pylons under the wings.

The PZL I-22 Iryda and Alpha Jet both have high, swept wings, semi-circular air intakes and space between the wings and the nacelles. The differences between them are more subtle: looking at the shape of the air intakes is the most obvious way of keeping them apart.

PZL TS-11 Iskra

The Polish Iskra jet trainer has two rectangular air intakes in front of the wings, just below the roots, leading to a single jet engine in the middle of the fuselage. The exhaust is under the fuselage, well before the cruciform tail.