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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. 

Republic P-47/F-47 Thunderbolt

The P-47 is a rather big fighter from the WWII era, that has a big radial engine in the front. The cowling is a horse collar shaped oval, needed for the cooler inlet and turbo supercharger below the engine. The first versions had a canopy with many frames and flush with the top of the fuselage, later versions a bubble canopy on top of the fuselage like shown on the photo.

Four afterburning engines under the variable sweep wings, near the fuselage, power this supersonic American bomber with a lot of noise. This makes the aircraft easy to recognise, except from the Tupolev Tu-160. 

Ryan (North American) Navion

Most Navions have a backward sliding canopy with a long triangular side window and a straight trapezium shaped vertical stabiliser as main recognition points (like shown here), although the window configuration may differ between models. The gear is retractable, with the main gear retracting inward in the wings.

Ryan ST

The Ryan ST series are training aircraft with low braced wing and open, tandem cockpits. It can have an inline or radial piston engine. The horizontal stabilisers together form an oval and are braced to the vertical stabiliser.

Ryan VZ-11/XV-5

The Vertifan is a vertical take-off and landing aircraft that has two jet engines in the rear fuselage, fed from an air intake on top of the fuselage, behind the side-by-side cockpit. In the wings and in the nose are lift fans, powered by small jet engines.

Ryan X-13

This small delta wing equipped aircraft could take-off and land vertically on its tail. Therefore its has no landing gear. Other features are a relatively large trianguilar vertical stabiliser and small fins at the wing tips. 

Saab's basic jet trainer has a side-by-side cockpit, high wings with a very modest sweep angle and a T-tail, which makes it stand out compared to other jet trainers. The engines are directly attached to each side of the rear fuselage, underneath the wings.

Saab 210

Being the development aircraft for the double delta wings of the Saab 35 Draken, they have the same basic shape. The Saab 210 is smaller though and has a bubble canopy.

Saab 32 Lansen

Typical for the Saab Lansen fighter are the air intakes which are similar to those of the Lockheed P-80 and T-33. The Saab has swept wings though, swept vertical stabiliser and a short, two seat cockpit.

The Saab commuter aircraft have a very conventional configuration. To distinguish them from similar aircraft look for the four cockpit windows and horizontal stabilisers with significant dihedral.