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Aircraft Recognition (Aircraft Recce) A simple guide
King Air Twin-engined low wing monoplane 1. The engines protrude well forward of the wing leading edge 2. The mainplanes are straight, with no sweep Mounted at the tip of the tail is a slightly-swept tailplane 3. Mounted at the tip of the tail is a slightly-swept tailplane 4. The fuselage cabin is square when viewed from the front
Tornado GR4 2. Short, fat fuselage with a very large, swept fin and rudder 3. Shoulder-mounted 'swing wings' can move between 17° and 68° of sweep 4. Two-seat tandem cockpit 1.A short nose cone 5. To differentiate between the GR4 and F3 (fighter) look at the shape of the nose; the GR4 is much blunter and less streamlined(1); the F3's is longer and sleeker The easiest ways to differentiate between the GR4 and F3 (fighter) versions are the shape of the nose; the GR4 is much blunter and less streamlined(1); the F3's is longer and sleeke
VC 10 1.A long circular narrow-body fuselage with low swept wings set well back towards the tail appearance of having a very long forward fuselage. 2. The pairs of podded engines are mounted on the sides of the rear fuselage 3. Large swept 'T' tail 4. Refuelling hoses are mounted under the fuselage and in pods on the outer wings
Harrier GR7 2. The cockpit glazing is large and pronounced on all versions 3. Sharply downward-sloping wing and tailplane, and large air intakes 1.Unusual undercarriage with two Outrigger Wheels at about two-thirds span 4. T10 has a more pronounced 'hump' for the twin cockpit and is slightly longer than the GR7.
Nimrod MR2 5. The Nimrod's fin, which has a large dorsal section extending well forward, is surmounted by an elliptical-shaped fairing.. 1.Long 'double bubble‘ fuselage 2. Cockpit built into the steeply raked nose and letter box window. In- flight refuelling probe above the cockpit 3. The fuselage tailcone extends well beyond the fin and rudder to house a magnetic anomaly detector (MAD) unit 4. Low-set wings slightly swept on the forward edge. The four turbofans are buried in the wings. Bullet-shaped wing fairings project from the leading edges towards the wingtips