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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. 

Sopwith Triplane

The Sopwith Triplane has three wings of equal span, that are braced by single struts near the wingtips. The upper and middle wings are braced by two parallel struts to the fuselage, in front the canopy. Furthermore, many wires further support the wings. The Triplane has a rotary piston engine with cowling. 


This WWI fighter has non-staggered, equal width wings with the upper wings close to the fuselage (but still parasol wings). The radial engine is normally fully enclosed by a cowling. The vertical stabiliser has a low triangle shape with a rounded top.

Stearman (Boeing) 75 (PT-13/PT-17/N2S)

This primary trainer has a radial engine up front, sometimes enclosed with a cowling, but often open. The main gear has single, streamlined struts. Finally, the vertical stabiliser has a rounded triangular shape, with a forward swept trailing edge.

Stearman C1/C2/C3 & Stearman 4

These are similar, mostly radial piston engine powered biplanes. The lower wing is staggered and has a shorter span than the upper wing. Their wingtips are rounded. The vertical stabiliser has sharper corners and straight edges, making it nearly rectangular.

Stinson 108 Voyager

Like other GA aircraft from the 1940s and 1950s the Stinson Voyager has a tube frame covered with fabric or metal, wings braced with two struts in a triangle shape and nicely rounded wingtips and tail. The horizontal stabilisers are not braced. The top of the fuselage forms a straight line to the tail cone. It is powered by a horizon­tally opposed piston engine.  

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 fuselages 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-15

The Sukhoi Su-15 has delta wings through the fuselage and wedge shaped air intakes (when viewed from above or below). It also has a large diameter pointed nose and a bubble canopy. 

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.