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Stinson 74/L-1

The small radial engine in the front and the dent in the top of the fuselage, after the wings, are two key characteristics of this liaison plane. The fuselage has a clearly visible steel frame covered with fabric, and has a nearly round cross section at the rear.

Stinson Junior

The Stinson Junior and early versions of the SR Reliant series have double strut braced high wings. Their fusleages have a square cross section. All windows are flat: two cockpit front windows, two triangular side windows and three cabin windows.

Sud-Est SE210 Caravalle

The medium-size jetliner has the cockpit of the deHavilland Comet and triangular cabin windows. While this should make it already easy to recognise, it is also the only jet airliner with two engines attached to the rear fuselage and a cruciform tail.

Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer

The Sukhoi Su-24 can be regarded as the Soviet look-a-like of the General Dynamic F-111. Both twin-jet fighters/bombers have variable sweep wings, mounted high on the fuselage, and a conventional tailplane. The Su-24 has however long rectangular air intakes and the two wheels on the main landing gear.

Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot

This is a ground attack aircraft in the same categorie as the Fairchild A-10. It has a comparable configuration as the PZL Iryda, Kawasaki T-4, M346 and Alpha Jet. In particular the two-seat variant is similar, but most versions have a single seat. Also notable are the nearly straight wings.

Sukhoi Su-27 family

The Su-27 variants are quite similar in appearance as the smaller MiG-29. To recognise the Su-27 look at the forward retracting nose gear, non-tilted vertical stabilisers and air intakes, the drooped down forward fuselage and the signature centre line fuselage stinger, which protrudes well beyond the engine exhausts.

Sukhoi Su-7, Su-17, Su-20 & Su-22 Fitter

Like other Soviet designed fighter aircraft the Sukhoi Fitter has the air intake in the nose of the aircraft, providing air to the jet engine in the rear fuselage. You might mistake it for a MiG-21, but that aircraft has delta wings, while the Fitter has swept wings. Also the shock cone in the nose is smaller on the Sukhoi.

Sukhoi Super Jet

Similar in size and external appearance as the Embraer 170/175 the single exhaust engine nacelles make for an easy recognition of the SSJ. Of course there are also more subtle differences, like in the cockpit windows and lack of winglets.

Sukhoi T-50/Su-57

The Su-57 is the Russian counterpart of the F-22 and also a look-a-like. The Sukhoi has round exhausts with space in between, air intakes under the wings and vertical stabilisers that are nearly triangular.

Supermarine Spitfire

One of the most famous fighters of the second World War is especially recognised by its elliptical wings, a liquid cooled engine in the front and rectangular radiators underneath the wings. The main landing gear retracts outward. Most versions have a short of "blown up" canopy.