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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. 

Boeing B-29/B-50 & Tupolev Tu-4

This heavy bomber is best recognised by its typical round, stepless nose with cockpit windows all around. The Tu-4 was the reverse-engineered Soviet version.

Boeing B-47 Stratojet

Boeing designed America's first true jet bomber aircraft. Given the not-so-powerfull engines at that time, six were needed. These are located under the wings, four in pairs and two in separate pods. Also typical for the B-47 are the fighter like canopy housing the two pilots, and the tandem main landing gear.

It is very easy to recognise a B-52. The eight jet engines, mounted in pairs under the wings, and the four main landing gears under the fuselage make it stand out from all other aircraft.

Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter & 377 Stratocruiser

Few piston engined transport aircraft can be recognised so easily as the Boeing Stratofreighter/Stratocruiser. The double-bubble, eight-shaped fuselage and the blunt nose with many cockpit windows are a unique sight. 

Boeing YC-14

Like the Antonov An-72 the YC-14 STOL jet transport has engines in the wings' leading edges, blowing over the wings to increase the lift. Typical are the many triangular streamline bodies under the wings, for the trailing edge flaps. The nose has a similar shape as the Lockheed Hercules, although with less cockpit windows.

The Global series of large cabin business jets built by Bombardier are clearly a derivative of the Challenger series and Regional Jet series 100/200. This is especially visible when looking are the front of the fuselage as the cockpit windows and cabin windows are the same. However, the Globals have a different tail and engines with a single exhaust.

Boom Supersonic XB-1

The XB-1 acts as demonstrator for a supersonic airliner. It has delta wings, a triangular tail and three engines. Two engines are under the wings, next to the fuselage, and one is in the rear fuselage. All air intakes have a wedge shape and the inlet of the middle engine is on top of the fuselage, in front of the tail. (photo Boom Supersonic)

Breguet Br1150 Atlantic

This purpose-built maratime patrol aircraft is easily recognisable by its double-bouble fuselage, meaning an eight-shaped fuselage cross section. Other characteristics are the glass nose, MAD antenna extending from the tail cone and long, slender engine nacelles.

Bristol 170 Freighter

Designed specifically to transport cars across the Channel, the Bristol 170 Freighter has clamshell doors in the nose to facilitate loading. The cockpit is above the cargo bay, giving it a rather fat appearance at the front. This makes for an easily recognisable prop aircraft with a fixed, tail-wheel landing gear.

Bristol 175 Britannia

The Britannia four engined turboprop has big nacelles with ring shaped intakes, four wheels on the main gears, a pointed nose with many cockpit windows and oval cabin windows.