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Aircraft That Look Like Insects  
User currently offlinejumpjet From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 279 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1931 times:

Over the years I've often thought that some aircraft strangely enough have insect-like qualities! I've see them hanging on final approach with spindly undercarriages dangling in the wind and thought of the similarity. Take a look at the picture, do you see what I'm getting at? Don't you think this TU95 looks like a dragonfly?


(thanks to Alex Beltyukov - RuSpotters Team for the pic)

Can you come up with any photographs of aircraft that have similar qualities? Please help before the men in white coats come to take me away!

[Edited 2011-12-14 07:15:57]

[Edited 2011-12-14 07:17:52]

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User currently offline26point2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 804 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1880 times:

Your pic didn't come through so not sure what you had but here's mine...




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User currently offlinenighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5126 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1849 times:


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Photo © Andreas Mueller - Spotterteam Graz

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That'll teach you
User currently offlinekl5147 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2005, 322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1626 times:


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Photo © Pereslavtsev Alex - Russian AviaPhoto Team




from this angle ....



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User currently offlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1003 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1597 times:

It's funny that you compare aircraft to insects. My dad is a retired entomologist, and one time when we were traveling together I was showing him how to identify different airplanes. He noted that identifying airplanes is basically the same as identifying insects -- both require an eye for small details in order to differentiate between different models/species.

User currently offlinemandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6760 posts, RR: 76
Reply 5, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1532 times:

Quoting jumpjet (Thread starter):
Don't you think this TU95 looks like a dragonfly?

Dragonfly???? This one's a real dragonfly...
Bug Eyes... Short nose... Wings to the front of the body...

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Photo © Ron Baak


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Photo © Tristan Van Der Vlugt
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Photo © Suresh A. Atapattu



and errr... well, a mutant Dragonfly... complex tail!   

Mandala499



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User currently offlinePapaChuck From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1280 times:

Some of my favorites:


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Photo © Mick Bajcar



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