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Vought F4U Corsair

The Corsair is one of the most characte­ristic fighters of the World War II era, in particular its inverted gull wing, allowing a relatively short main gear and still a large propeller. Also the trapezoidal vertical stabiliser with rounded top is a key feature.

Vought F7U Cutlass

The F7U carrier-based fighter has a long nose gear, giving it a typical pose on the ground. The aircraft has no horizontal stabilisers, but only only two vertical stabilisers attached to the trailing edge of the wings (these are hidden on the photo behind the folded wing).

Vought OS2U Kingfisher

The OS2U has a two multi framed canopy of which the rear one is flush with the top of the rear fuselage. It has a single float, attached to the fuselage with three pylons, and no wheels, although some were temporarily fitted with a tail wheel gear. There are stabilising floats under each rounded wing tip. A radial piston is the standard power plant.

Vought SB2U Vindicator

Aircraft carrier based SB2U dive bomber that has a multi framed front and aft canopy on top of the fuselage. The inner wings have no dihedral, but the outer wings have. The main gear struts are bent around the wheels and retract rearward in the wings.

Vulcanair VF600W

This Cessna Grand Caravan look-a-like is most easily recognised by its smaller cabin windows (in particular compared to the cockpit windows) and the eyebrow cockpit windows. (photo Konstantin von Wedelstaedt/WikiMedia)

Vultee BT-13/BT-15/SNV Valiant

Together with the Texan/Harvard the Vultee Valiant was the most popular basic trainer of the second world war. It has a multi-framed tandem canopy. The vertical fin is a tall trapezium with a nicely rounded top, a key recognition point. The gear is fixed.

Waco 10

Typical for the Waco 10 are the vertical stabiliser being nearly half a circle, and the three struts between the upper and lower wings: one at the front and a pair at the back. It can seat three, two in the front cockpit (side-by-side) and one behind. It comes with different engines and wing shapes, but all are versions of the Waco 10.

Waco Custom Cabin series

The Waco Custom Cabins were a series of single-engined four-to-five-seat aircraft with an enclosed cabin. They all had double wings, with the lower wings having a significantly smaller span than the upper ones. Nearly all had a radial piston engine. The exact model designation depends on the detailed design elements, like the engine, wing flaps and wing struts. Shown is an EQC-6.

Waterman Aerobile

The high mounted wings can be removed and then the Aerobile can continue to drive on the road. These wings have end plates with rudders that act as vertical stabilisers. The aircraft has no other stabilisers. The engine powers a pusher propeller in flight and the wheels on the road.

Westland Lysander

The wing shape of the Lysander is a key feature: it tapers to the tip and the root, so that the Lysander appears to have gull wings. The wings sit on top of a long multiframed canopy. Another typical aspect of the Lysander are the streamline wheel covers and the radial piston engine.