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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. 

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-141

On the photo the Yak-141 looks like a normal fighter with wedge shaped air intakes, though somewhat 'boxy'. However, it is a a V/STOL aircraft with two jet engines mounted almost vertically, behind the cockpit. The third engine has a swivelling exhaust in between the tail booms, that hold small vertical stabilisers.

Yakovlev Yak-18T

Thanks to the large diameter prop on the radial piston engine the Yak-18T has quite a long gear. Other features are the rounded tail of fabric covered frames, and inner wings without dihedral. Finally, the cockpit/cabin has windows in the roof as well.

Yakovlev Yak-23

Like similar Yakovlev designs the air intake in the nose feeds a jet engine which has the exhaust underneath the middle of the fuselage. The cockpit is about above the exhaust. The Yak-23 is recognised by the trapezium shaped, non-swept and cruciform tail.