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Beechcraft 50 Twin Bonanza

Although bearing the name Bonanza the Beech 50 is bigger than the true twin Bonanzas, the Travel Air and Baron. The Twin Bonanza is similar to the smaller siblings, with as main recognition point the main gear that retracts forward in the nacelles. The vertical stabiliser is always non-swept.

The Beech 99 commuter aircraft is clearly a descendant of the Beech 65 Queen Air. It is basically a stretched version with the turboprop engines of the King Air and a much longer nose. The Beech 99 retains the square cabin windows of the Queen Air.

Based on the King Air 90 and King Air 100 Beechcraft developed T-tailed versions. Apart from having a T-atail these have the same characteristics as the low tail King Airs, such as cockpit windows, round cabin windows, engine nacelles and landing gear. 

The Beechcraft Queen Air and King Air have low wings and low horizontal stabilisers, with two piston or turboprop engines and a main gear retracting forward into the nacelles. The Queen Air has square cabin windows, while the King Airs have round ones. 

Beechcraft made a primary training aircraft based on the Bonanza private aircraft. Especially landing gear with triangular main landing gear doors is a key feature copied from the Bonanza, as is the nose of the piston powered version. The fuselage has a tandem canopy, with the student and instructor pilot sitting at the same level. The turboprop version is shown here.

The Beechcraft T-6 is a development of the Pilatus PC-9, and shares a lot of its external appearance. The T-6 has a smaller dorsal fin though, a small ventral fin and a three-piece canopy.

Beechcraft Travel Air/Baron

Thanks to being the twin development of the Bonanza the Travel Air and Baron retain certain elements of the single engine predecessor. Most obvious are the triangular main gear doors, that are typical compared to other small twins. Also the cabin windows are similar to those of the Bonanza.

Bell P-39 & P-63

These two Bell fighters have the liquid cooled piston engine in the middle of the fuselage, just behind the canopy. You can easily spot the exhausts at the side of the fuselage there. The propeller is still at the front though. Also the nose gear configu­ration is unusual for a fighter from the WW2 era.

Bell X-1

The first aircraft to exceed a speed of Mach 1 is this rocket powered aircraft. The X-1 has a bullet shaped fuselage and straight wings right through the middle. It comes with different canopy versions, here the X-1B is shown.

Bell X-5

This experimental fighter has a similar appearance as the Saab 29 Tunnan, so with an air intake in the nose and exhaust below the rear fuselage. It was used to test variable sweep wings.