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The Saab Draken has such a unique design that it is easily recognised. The double delta wings with air intakes in the wing roots close to the fuselage cannot be found on any other airplane, except the Saab 210 development prototype.

This Swedish fighter aircraft is characteristic like the Saab Draken, but in a different way. Striking are the double delta wings, with a higher sweep angle on the outer wings than the inner wings, and the main landing gear with two wheels in tandem configuration.

The successor of the Saab Viggen has the same basic canard-delta wing configuration, but without the double delta. The Saab Gripen is also a bit smaller, has single wheel main landing gears and square air intakes.

Saab 91 Safir

The Saab Safir has a rather short tricycle gear with the legs close to each other, multifaceted canopy windows and a vertical stabiliser with a nearly unswept leading edge and forward swept trailing edge. 

The Triumph seems to be a distant cousin of the Honda Jet, because the Triumph’s engines are also above the wing. It was the first application of the Williams FJ44 engines, which are now widely spread among the light jets. It is also called a three-surface plane with a normal wing, a T-tail and canards. (photo: Scaled Composites)

The V-Jet II looks quite unorthodox with a butterfly tail, engine intakes on top of the fuselage and wings with a slight forward sweep. The V-Jet II was used as a testbed for the new Williams FJX2 engine as well as showing the feasibility of a mini-bizjet. (photo: Sergey Ryabtsev/WikiMedia)

Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer

The three fin tail and fixed tail wheel landing gear are the main recognition points of the Twin Pioneer. The wings are braced by three struts: to the fuselage, engine nacelles and wings.

Seawind International Seawind

The Seawind has a single engine attached near the top of the vertical stabiliser. The horizontal stabilisers are immediately behind, giving the amphibian aircraft almost a T-tail. Officially it is a cruciform tail though. Also typical are the bent down wingtips, acting as floats.


The Jaguar attack aircraft has two rectangular, rather small air intakes at the side of the fuselage, feeding engines with exhausts before the end of the fuselage, in front of the horizontal stabilisers. Another typical feature is the claw-like two wheel main landing gear.

Seversky P-35

This pre World War 2 fighter has elliptical wings (although the leading edge is practically straight) and a partially retractable main gear. The latter has fairings around the legs and retracts backward in the wings.