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User currently offlineWingscrubber From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 848 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7322 times:

So, I know some folks have a lot of fun with the aircraft identification threads on this forum, but some of the aircraft posted are so obscure and so difficult only the most hardcore plane-spotters get them while everyone else just sort of loses interest (me included)

I would like to venture a slightly different sort of thread, one where anyone can participate, but instead of trying to find pictures for people to identify, you need to find pictures of 2 completely unrelated aircraft which very closely resemble each other, in essence a 'lookielikie'. You see this sort of thing a lot with celeb pics and cartoon characters, but I want to try it with airplanes.

I know sometimes to help identify an airframe many will say 'oh that looks like a 'planetype' but 'feature' is different'. Totally unrelated designs would be best, instead of just block point differentials - you can't just cheat and say the 747 classic looks a bit like the 747-400, that's too easy. Looking at the similarities between say the F-15 and the Mig-25 for instance is more interesting. There are no rules, just try to pick aircraft of very similar configuration.

I think this will be a fun exercise in aircraft differentiation, and I'm going to get it rolling with some examples, have fun, can't wait to see what y'all come up with  

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India's NAL Saras looks like Embraer's CBA-123, sadly neither have been successful.


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Vickers VC-10 looks like Illyushin IL-62, I believe both are starting to dwindle in number.


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The american C-119 Flying Boxcar looks like the Nord Noratlas, nice classic military transports.


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User currently offlinedimik747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7312 times:

Well a very fobvious one is the Tu-144 which looks alot like the actual Concorde, hence why it was nicknamed "Concordski"

User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7174 times:
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What a cool idea for a thread. Here are a couple unrelated twins:


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Piper Tomahawk and Beechcraft Skipper.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7171 times:

TU204 - B752 - A321.

 

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User currently offlinekl5147 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2005, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7165 times:

Boeing 707 and Douglas DC-8?
McDonnel Douglas DC-10 and Lockheed Tistar (L-1011)?



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User currently offlinekl5147 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2005, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7151 times:

Fokker F-27

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and
Handley Page HPR-7 Herald

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User currently offlinekl5147 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2005, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7135 times:

DC-9-15 / DC-9-30

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BAC 111 One-Eleven

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Fokker F28 / Fokker 70 / Fokker 100

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User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1204 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7093 times:
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These two have a certain likeness (at least in the air):

Sud Aviation Vautour and Yakovlev Yak-28

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User currently offlinedimik747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 7080 times:

There is always the Shanghai Yunshui Y-10

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which looked alot like a 707


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Only 4 Y-10s were made, they were designed by the Shanghai Aircraft Research Institute in the 70s and first flight was in 80s. Its engines were actually PWs that were scrap from the 707s that china owned at the time. The fact that it was introduced around the time China started trade with the west meant that it was a commercial failure. Interesting design never the less.


User currently onlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17035 posts, RR: 67
Reply 9, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 7043 times:

Quoting kl5147 (Reply 4):
McDonnel Douglas DC-10 and Lockheed Tistar (L-1011)?

Not really.  



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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 7039 times:

Quoting kl5147 (Reply 4):
McDonnel Douglas DC-10 and Lockheed Tistar (L-1011)?


Not even similar.


User currently onlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4935 posts, RR: 43
Reply 11, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 7028 times:

Great examples, but you have to realize ... if you give two engineers a blank sheet, and a mission to fulfill, odds are the result is going to look similar. If you consider the designed mission of each of the "pairs" above, what they are intended to do is also very similar.


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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6994 times:
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Quoting longhauler (Reply 11):
Great examples, but you have to realize ...

I think that's perfectly accepted and understood...and I don't think anyone would dispute it.

Just a fun thread...finding visually similar yet unrelated aircraft types.  



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25205 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6959 times:

Boeing 727


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Hawker-Siddeley Trident


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Tupolev 154


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Yak 42


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User currently offlineWingscrubber From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 848 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6950 times:

Great replies, keep em comin! I'm going to find some more...


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User currently offlineDiamondFlyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1537 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6928 times:

More in the GA world

Piper Seminole & Beechcraft Duchess


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Liberty XL2 & AMD Alarus


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Cirrus SR22 & Cessna/Columbia 400

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-DiamondFlyer

[Edited 2010-11-20 20:29:45]

User currently offlineetherealsky From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6911 times:

Quoting longhauler (Reply 11):
Great examples, but you have to realize ... if you give two engineers a blank sheet, and a mission to fulfill, odds are the result is going to look similar.

So what you're saying is... in the future, we need to hire... ARTISTS to design airplanes! I think it's a marvelous idea. Well, as long as Picasso and Dali are not among their inspirations.

Quoting Wingscrubber (Thread starter):
Vickers VC-10 looks like Illyushin IL-62, I believe both are starting to dwindle in number.

When you don't have a good view of the engines, I've recently realized that an easy way to tell them apart is by leading edge devices. I was surprised to discover that the 62 has none  
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Quoting Wingscrubber (Thread starter):
The american C-119 Flying Boxcar looks like the Nord Noratlas, nice classic military transports.

And on a smaller scale, the IAI Arava  
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Another pair I've noticed is the ATL Carvair and the Budd RB-1 Conestoga - a transport built out of stainless steel.   


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User currently onlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4935 posts, RR: 43
Reply 17, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6898 times:

How about the Vickers Vanguard:


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The Lockheed Electra:


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And the IL-18


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User currently onlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4935 posts, RR: 43
Reply 18, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6895 times:

Or their military counterparts ... and sub-counterparts:

The Lockheed P3 Orion, and the Lockheed CP-140 Aurora:


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And, the Ilyushin IL-20, and the IL-38:


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User currently onlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4935 posts, RR: 43
Reply 19, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6892 times:

(This is fun)
There is always the:

Beech 18


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And the Lockheed 10 Electra


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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 20, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6871 times:
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Quoting longhauler (Reply 19):
Beech 18 and the Lockheed 10 Electra

...and don't forget the Barkley-Grow T8P-1:


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User currently offlinebe77 From Canada, joined Nov 2007, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6835 times:

Quoting DiamondFlyer (Reply 15):
Piper Seminole & Beechcraft Duchess
Quoting 2H4 (Reply 2):
Piper Tomahawk and Beechcraft Skipper

Spotter's guide: Capital T Tail = Beech (usually), while the Piper's are t tails.

I just realised looking at the B18 and the L10, that it applies to them as well, if you look at how the vert stab's are attached (vs how the horizontal stabilisers are attached)

Quoting longhauler (Reply 19):
Beech 18
Quoting longhauler (Reply 19):
And the Lockheed 10 Electra



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User currently offlineetherealsky From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6831 times:

I've always thought that the Kawasaki XP-1 looks like a baby DC-8 (especially the DC8-7X series):


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User currently offlineNorthwest727 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6675 times:

The Dornier 728 (that never was), and the ERJ-170:

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You can also add the Sukhoi Superjet, and eventually, the Bombardier CSeries

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User currently offlinekl5147 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2005, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6663 times:

Dassault Mercure 100

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Airbus A320-111

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25 474218 : The P-3 Orion and the CP-140 Aurora are the same airframe. The only difference is the submarine detection equipment. The CP-140 uses the S-3A equipme
26 Post contains images ZANL188 : But if we're going that route we may as well include the CC-177 & the C-17... lol
27 Post contains images mandala499 : Here are some I can think of at the moment... Embraer KC-390 and Kawasaki C-2 (from Wikipedia) Boeing YC-12 and An-72 An-148 and Do-328 Il-114 and BAe
28 Post contains links and images etherealsky : Good one! What do you get when you mate an F-16 with an F-18? ...an AIDC FCK-1! View Large View MediumPhoto © Dennis Chang
29 Post contains links and images Pihero : O Mandala, how could you forget the NAMC YS-11 in that group ? Shame on you ! See : YS-11 View Large View MediumPhoto © Mike leonard and the other t
30 Post contains links and images Pihero : And two of my all time favourites : The Morane MS760 "Paris" View Large View MediumPhoto © Mark Carlisle and the Cessna T-37 View Large View MediumPh
31 Post contains images Viscount724 : And the Barkley-Grow T8P-1.
32 Post contains links and images Wingscrubber : I have a couple more - always have a hard time telling these apart. View Large View MediumPhoto © Peter TonnaView Large View MediumPhoto © Mark McEw
33 Post contains links and images etherealsky : Nah, the YS-11 is way different-looking from those two. I'd say the Saab 340 and 2000 look more similar to the IL-114 and ATP. The YS-11 is probably
34 Post contains links and images KGRB : I've always thought that the 787 looks like a fatter E-190... And the 767-300 and 777-200 have similar lines... ...The same could be said for the 767-
35 Post contains images mandala499 : I actually deliberately took it out as I can always tell the difference between the YS-11 and ATP/Il-114 at a glance ! Errr... I'd go more wit: "Mate
36 Post contains links and images KELPkid : How about: View Large View MediumPhoto © Victoria Pietrusiewicz And View Large View MediumPhoto © Branko Cesljas These two seem pretty close from ab
37 Starlionblue : Just a nitpick. It's MB-339. The "PAN" stands for "Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale" ("National Aerobatic Team") and is the designation for the Frecce
38 Post contains links and images Pihero : ...and again, you omitted on purpose the father of these beauties : The Nord N-262. I did my I.R check flight on this one, at theFrench air academy a
39 Post contains images Pihero : As on some othe rthread, they're talking about these two : - The A321 and the B-752 [Edited 2010-11-22 16:23:13]
40 HaveBlue : Admins please remove, my apologies.[Edited 2010-11-22 16:26:00]
41 Post contains links and images 474218 : These two look alikes, were designed at the same time and vied for the same market: View Large View MediumPhoto © Richard VandervordView Large View M
42 Post contains links and images Pihero : Of course, this goes quite a bit beyond looking like : View Large View MediumPhoto © Roger Oldfield then the results of some ingenious Chinese advanc
43 Post contains images HaveBlue : If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery... consider ourselves sincerely flattered.
44 Post contains links and images 2H4 : The randy F-18 gets around, apparently: View Large View MediumPhoto © Mohammad Razzazan - Iranian Spotters
45 Post contains links and images mandala499 : Would a standard MB-339 be able to take it's wingtip tanks off? As far as I know the Frecce Tricolori ones are the only ones without the wingtip tank
46 Post contains links and images Scooter01 : No wonder. I read somewhere that the N-156 (F-5) evolved to the N-300, then to the P530 which gave us the YF-17 that later was refined to the F/A-18.
47 Starlionblue : Huh... didn't think of that. And don't know.
48 Post contains links and images Access-Air : I have a few Look A Likes.....Take a peek.... View Large View MediumPhoto © Alphajet.jpbView Large View MediumPhoto © Alphajet.jpbView Large View Me
49 HaveBlue : Are those not the same airframes? Differing in name only like the P-3 and Aurora that someone else posted earlier?
50 DiamondFlyer : As far as I know, the Fairchild F-27 and Fokker F-27 are the same, but the Fairchild FH-227 is a stretched version. So really, 2 different airplanes,
51 Access-Air : No, the The Fairchild F-27 is the American License built version of the Fokker F.27. The FH-227 was simply Fairchild's stretch, originally named the
52 longhauler : Yes, that is why I put them side-by-side, calling them sub-counterparts. Much like the IL20, and IL36 in the same message .... same airframe, differe
53 Access-Air : This thread was named Lookielikies.... The planes are supposed to look alike, am I correct? One could list a picture of the basic DC3 and the Russian
54 Post contains links and images Aeroweanie : They are related - the same guy was the head of preliminary design on both. I used to work for him... The F-16 and FCK-1 look alike, as GD helped AID
55 Post contains images KELPkid : Isn't the Li-2 a license built clone of the DC-3?
56 Post contains links and images Aeroweanie : On the military front, there are the Sepecat Jaguar and the Mitsubishi T-2/F-1. They are even powered by the same engines: And, a mixed civil/military
57 Post contains links and images B6JFKH81 : I have always thought that View Large View MediumPhoto © Dmitry Shirenin looks like View Large View MediumPhoto © Alastair T. Gardiner - WorldAirIma
58 Post contains images Aeroweanie : Yes, plus Showa and Nakajima license-built copies in Japan as the L2D. Ever notice how much the Basler BT-67 Turbo-67 and AMI DC-3-65TP Turbo look al
59 SAAFNAV : My very first post, and I think it memorable to quote to this thread. Slightly off topic, but I flew in the Denel Rooivalk on Monday! On of the best
60 alwaysontherun : Concorde and its Russian counterpart seems quite an obvious example. ###I´m always on the Run"###
61 Post contains images HaveBlue : Welcome to A.net and your first post! And that was mentioned in the very first reply... How bout the XFY-1 Pogo Stick and the XFV-1 Salmon.
62 Post contains links and images HaveBlue : And for helicopters these are similiar enough...
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