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Aircraft Lookielikies

Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:50 pm

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

Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:04 pm

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

Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:32 pm

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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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:37 pm

TU204 - B752 - A321.

 

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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:42 pm

Boeing 707 and Douglas DC-8?
McDonnel Douglas DC-10 and Lockheed Tistar (L-1011)?
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Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:54 pm

Fokker F-27

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Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:15 pm

DC-9-15 / DC-9-30

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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:10 pm

These two have a certain likeness (at least in the air):

Sud Aviation Vautour and Yakovlev Yak-28

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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:33 pm

There is always the Shanghai Yunshui Y-10

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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:43 pm

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

Not really.  
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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:50 pm

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


Not even similar.
 
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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:11 am

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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Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:21 am

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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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:35 am

Boeing 727


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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:46 am

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

Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:27 am

More in the GA world

Piper Seminole & Beechcraft Duchess


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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:54 am

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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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:11 am

How about the Vickers Vanguard:


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The Lockheed Electra:


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Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:19 am

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

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


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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:23 am

(This is fun)
There is always the:

Beech 18


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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:09 am

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

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


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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:49 am

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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Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:06 am

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


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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:55 pm

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

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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:10 pm

Dassault Mercure 100

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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:04 pm

Quoting longhauler (Reply 18):
The Lockheed P3 Orion, and the Lockheed CP-140 Aurora:


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 equipment in place of the P-3's.
 
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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:21 pm

Quoting longhauler (Reply 18):
The Lockheed P3 Orion, and the Lockheed CP-140 Aurora:
Quoting 474218 (Reply 25):
The P-3 Orion and the CP-140 Aurora are the same airframe. The only difference is the submarine detection equipment.

  

But if we're going that route we may as well include the CC-177 & the C-17... lol


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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:52 pm

Here are some I can think of at the moment...

Embraer KC-390 and Kawasaki C-2

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Boeing YC-12 and An-72

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An-148 and Do-328

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Il-114 and BAe ATP

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N-250 and ATR42

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HP Herald and An-24

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And for the ultimate example of:

Quoting longhauler (Reply 11):
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.

Let's make it THREE designers...   

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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:02 pm

Quoting mandala499 (Reply 27):
Boeing YC-12 and An-72

Good one!

What do you get when you mate an F-16 with an F-18?

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...an AIDC FCK-1!

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Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:10 pm

Quoting mandala499 (Reply 27):
Il-114 and BAe ATP

O Mandala, how could you forget the NAMC YS-11 in that group ?
Shame on you !
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Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:15 pm

And two of my all time favourites :

The Morane MS760 "Paris"

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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:01 am

Quoting longhauler (Reply 19):
There is always the:

Beech 18

And the Lockheed 10 Electra

And the Barkley-Grow T8P-1.

 
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Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:08 am

I have a couple more - always have a hard time telling these apart.

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Embraer/Short Tucano, T-6 Texan II, Pilatus PC-9.

And a few more just for fun, these look sorta similar, being that they used to have wings, and now they don't...
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Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:22 am

Quoting Pihero (Reply 29):
O Mandala, how could you forget the NAMC YS-11 in that group ?

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 closer to the Hawker Siddely HS-748 and Convair CV-640.

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Don't forget the Polish contender!

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PZL 130 Orlik ("Eaglet"?)
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Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:27 am

I've always thought that the 787 looks like a fatter E-190...

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...The same could be said for the 767-400 and 777-300 as well...

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And a few more just for fun, these look sorta similar, being that they used to have wings, and now they don't...

Eww...   
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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:20 am

Quoting Pihero (Reply 29):
O Mandala, how could you forget the NAMC YS-11 in that group ?
Shame on you !

I actually deliberately took it out as I can always tell the difference between the YS-11 and ATP/Il-114 at a glance !   

Quoting etherealsky (Reply 28):
What do you get when you mate an F-16 with an F-18?

Errr... I'd go more wit: "Mate an F-5 with an F-16 and you get an AIDC FCK-1"   

Quoting KGRB (Reply 34):
And the 767-300 and 777-200 have similar lines...
...The same could be said for the 767-400 and 777-300 as well...

Well... it's related... the nose is the same on the outside... the rest isn't!
But...

Quoting KGRB (Reply 34):
I've always thought that the 787 looks like a fatter E-190...

Good one!!!!!!!!!

Quoting Wingscrubber (Reply 32):
Embraer/Short Tucano, T-6 Texan II, Pilatus PC-9.

T-6 Texan II is a modified PC-9... so it should be Embraer/Shorts Tucano and T-6 Texan II/Pilatus PC-9.
A more identical lookalike is:
PC-9 and KA/KO/KT-1 Woong-Bee


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Bigger tail with gull wings and the smaller tail with straight wing... the nose is literally identical! (Same engines!)

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PZL 130 Orlik ("Eaglet"?)

Nah... looks different... shorter wings larger tail... 5 prop blades... etc...

And let's not forget these two...
IAR-99 Soim and the Mb-339PAN

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Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:21 am

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These two seem pretty close from about 10 feet away...get me much closer and I can tell the Cessna apart anyday  
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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:23 am

Quoting mandala499 (Reply 35):

IAR-99 Soim and the Mb-339PAN

Just a nitpick. It's MB-339. The "PAN" stands for "Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale" ("National Aerobatic Team") and is the designation for the Frecce Tricolori aircraft only.
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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:06 am

Quoting mandala499 (Reply 27):
N-250 and ATR42

...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 at St Yan : A lovely airplane with a yoke stuck in concrete over 200Kt IAS !

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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:21 am

As on some othe rthread, they're talking about these two :

- The A321

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and the B-752

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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:25 am

Admins please remove, my apologies.

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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:37 am

These two look alikes, were designed at the same time and vied for the same market:


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Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:29 am

Of course, this goes quite a bit beyond looking like :

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then the results of some ingenious Chinese advanced reverse engineering or " why abandon such a good design, it still has some life left in it, ain't it ?"

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...and the final avatar of the venerable B-29 in its communist guises !

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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:08 am

Quoting Pihero (Reply 42):
Of course, this goes quite a bit beyond looking like :

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery... consider ourselves sincerely flattered.  
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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:33 am

Quoting etherealsky (Reply 28):
What do you get when you mate an F-16 with an F-18?

...an AIDC FCK-1!

The randy F-18 gets around, apparently:


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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:18 am

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 37):
Just a nitpick. It's MB-339. The "PAN" stands for "Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale" ("National Aerobatic Team") and is the designation for the Frecce Tricolori aircraft only.

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 tanks... plus... they're the only ones I see so far in the database without the wingtip tanks....

Quoting Pihero (Reply 38):
...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 at St Yan : A lovely airplane with a yoke stuck in concrete over 200Kt IAS !

Of course I did mon ami.... I had planned to post on the N-262 actually... this one below... in my eyes... reminds me of it...

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The Antonov An-140...

  

There are lots of French designs that has lookalikes... from the pre-EADS era...
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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:45 am

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 44):
The randy F-18 gets around, apparently:

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.

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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:50 am

Quoting mandala499 (Reply 45):
Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 37):
Just a nitpick. It's MB-339. The "PAN" stands for "Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale" ("National Aerobatic Team") and is the designation for the Frecce Tricolori aircraft only.

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 tanks... plus... they're the only ones I see so far in the database without the wingtip tanks...

Huh... didn't think of that. And don't know.
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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:00 pm

I have a few Look A Likes.....Take a peek....


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These are three TRUE Look A Likes..... 

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RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:07 pm

Quoting Access-Air (Reply 48):
I have a few Look A Likes.....Take a peek....

Are those not the same airframes? Differing in name only like the P-3 and Aurora that someone else posted earlier?
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