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Martin 2-0-2/4-0-4

The Martin 2-0-2 and 4-0-4 look quite similar to the Convairliner; both have a curved vertical stabiliser and rectangular cabin windows. The Martins have a sideways opening cabin door though, more dihedral on the outer wings and no main gear doors visible when the gear is extended. Finally, they have an airstair door underneath the rear fuselage.

Martin B-26 Marauder

This mid-size bomber has quite a slender look thanks to a narrow fuselage and long, transparent nose. Under the wings are long nacelles with radial engines and a place to store the single wheel main landing gear.

Martin X-24B

This was a lifting body research vehicle, derived from the X-24A. It has a pointed nose and four vertical fins. The flat bottom has the shape of a double delta, but you can hardly call them wings.

Max Holste Broussard

The Broussard is a sort of French DHC-2 Beaver, but then with an H-tail. The vertical fins almost only point up. Also the aircraft has large rectangular cabin windows.

The iconic Phantom II has at least three distinctive features: the outer wings pointing a bit up (due to the larger dihedral), the long narrow air intakes and horizontal stabilisers with a significant anhedral (pointing down).

McDonnell 119/220

This aircraft was the competitor of the Lockheed Jetstar in the USAF UCX/UTX programme, which the McDonnell lost. It is about the same size as the Jetstar and therefore much smaller than other aircraft with low sept wings and four jet engines under the wings.

The main characteristics of the DC-9 and MD-80/90 series are the single eyebrow window above the normal cockpit windows, slender wings with triangular flap fairings and an air intake at the base of the vertical stabiliser. The main differences between subtypes are the fuselage length and/or engines, meaning different nacelles.

McDonnell F-101 Voodoo

This large fighter/bomber aircraft has two main recognition points, namely the triangular air intakes in the wing roots and the low T-tail. The two engine exhausts are slightly in front of the tail, before the end of the fuselage.

McDonnell F3H/F-3 Demon

This US Navy fighter is best recognised by the long narrow air intakes below the canopy, that follow the contour of the fuselage. The exhaust underneath the rear fuselage is already before the tail. Being a carrier-based fighter it has the typical nose high, tail low pose when on the ground.

McDonnell XP-85 Goblin

The smallest jet fighter ever built is basically an engine nacelle with canopy on top, small swept wings with a sort of winglets, a butterfly tail and two ventral fins.