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Aero Commander family of piston and turboprop aircraft, known as the Twin Commander series, has high wings, a low horizontal stabiliser and main wheels being retracted in the engine nacelles. In general, the underside of the fuselage sits close to the ground.


Similar to the Harrier this a V/STOL aircraft has high, swept wings, a tandem landing gear with stabilising gears at the wing tips and two swivelling exhausts at the side of the fuselage. The VAK-191B has two additional engines providing vertical lift, one behind the cockpit and one on front of the tail. (photo: Alf van Beem/WikiMedia)


This regional jet was unique for its time having jet engines mounted on top of the wings, and it still is a unique aircraft. The idea was that this configuration would reduced noise. However, in the end only nineteen were built.

The Vanguard is the bigger successor of the Viscount and has the same basic shape, including oval cabin windows and horizontal stabilisers with significant dihedral. The nose in streamlined though and has many cockpit windows. The tail has a trapezium shape. 

The Vickers VC10 has a similar appearance as the Ilyushin Il-62 but there are subtle differences. The bullet fairing at the top of the vertical stabiliser is rather small on the VC10. Also, the VC10 has three eyebrow cockpit windows on each side. Finally, the lower end of the trailing edge of the VC10's vertical fin is a bit curved.

Vickers Viking

The British answer to the Dakota was the Vickers Viking. Typical for the Viking is the constant diameter fuselage from cockpit to tail. The part of the fuselage in front of the wings is relatively large. The main gear retracts rearward in the nacelles. (photo: Ken Fielding/WikiMedia)

The first turboprop passenger transport aircraft has a characteristic curved vertical stabiliser and long, slender engines under the wings. The cockpit area seems to pop out a bit. The cockpit windows are a key feature as well, as are the large oval cabin windows.

From the brain of Burt Rutan’s Scaled Composites is the Visionaire Vantage, which therefore resembles the V-Jet II. Has engine intakes on top of the fuselage as well and wings with a negative sweep angle, but a standard tail and only one engine.

Volpar Turboliner

It is hardly imaginable that this aircraft was originally a Beech 18. This has received a stretched fuselage, turboprop engines and a nose gear configuration. It retains the H-tail though.

Vought A-7 Corsair II

The big air intake underneath the nose - almost in the nose - is the immediate recognition point of the A-7 Corsair II. It is shorter than the Vought F-8 Crusader it is derived from, giving it a stubbier appereance.