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Xian JH-7

This Chinese fighter/bomber has in general the same appearance as for example the Sukhoi Su-24 or Panavia Tornado, but lacks variable sweep wings and has different air intakes. The JH-7 has a tandem cockpit as standard and double wheels on all landing gear legs. (photo WikiMedia/Dmitriy Pichugin)

Xian MA60/MA600

Being developed from the Xian Y7, itself an Antonov An-24 clone, the MA60 and MA600 share a lot of elements with the original aircraft. The MA60 and MA600 have more and smaller cabin windows, and different cockpit windows as primary recognition points.

Xian Y-20

As a good Chinese custom the manufacturer has looked well at comparable aircraft. You can clearly see that the wings and engines of the Xian Y-20 nearly identical to that of the Ilyushin 76. The tail could very well come from the C-17. Only the nose is different from those to aircraft, making recognition easy.

Yakovlev Yak-130

The Yak-130 was at first a joint venture between Yakovlev and Aermacchi, but in the end both manufacturers went their own way. Hence, the resemblance between the Yak-130 and M346 is not remarkable. The Yak-130 has small nose gear doors and trailing link landing gear legs as main recognition points.

Yakovlev Yak-25 family

The Yak-25 is a fighter bomber aircraft that has engines in long pods under the wings and a tandem undercarriage, like other Yakovlev designs. The aft main gear is below the wings. Most versions of the family have a blunt nose.

Yakovlev Yak-25RV

The recoinnaisance version of the Yak-25 has high mounted straight wings with a large span. For the rest it is a typical Yakovlev aircraft with tandem gear and engines under the wings.

Yakovlev Yak-28

Similar in shape as the Yak-25 the Yak-28 also has jet engines in long pods under the wings and a tandem main gear. The aft main gear is placed behind the wings, so that there is a lot of room between the front and aft gear. The nose is often pointed.

Yakovlev Yak-36

This Yakovlev design has a big oval, split air intake in the nose feeding two engines with each a swivelling nozzle on each side of the fuselage. Furthermore, it has a tandem landing gear with wing tip wheels and nearly a T-tail.

Yakovlev Yak-38

The Soviet counterpart of the Harrier has a lift fan behind the canopy and two swivelling exhausts at the rear to enable vertical take-off and landing. Other features are short delta wings and a pointed top of vertical stabiliser.

The smallest three engined jet airliner in the world has straight wings, all engines at the rear of the fuselage and big, single wheel main landing gears. It is about the same size as Falcon trijet, but with a T-tail.