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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.

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. 

Saab MFI-15/17 & PAC Mushshak

This training aircraft has slightly forward swept wings, mounted high, on top of the fuselage. They seem to go through the glass canopy and have single struts. The tail is cruciform, with the horizontal stabilisers close to the top. Originally, it was designed by Saab in Sweden and later further developed as PAC Mushshak in Pakistan.

The Triumph seems to be a distant cousin of the Honda Jet, because the Triumph’s engines are also above the wing. It is also called a three-surface airplane with normal wings, 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)

Scaled Composites 311 GlobalFlyer

Created solely to fly non-stop around the world this aircraft has long, slender wings. They go through the rear of a short fuselage and two larger tail booms. These booms each have a single wheel main gear, a vertical stabiliser with ventral fin and two horizontal stabilisers.

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.