Figure 13-8.Fuselage shapes
Figure 13-9.Nose shapes.
Figure 13-11 shows these and other less important
reconnaissance planes may be propeller-driven or jet;
single- or multiengine; straight-wing or delta-wing; or
a combination of these.
Instruction in identification of aircraft should
consist primarily of classroom lectures, slides, and
motion pictures, together with on-the-job instruction
when aircraft are operating in the ship's vicinity.
The different types of aircraft presently in use by
military and naval powers are so numerous that only
an expert can be expected to know and recognize them
all. Bombers, fighters, fighter-bombers, and
Determination of the friendly or unfriendly
character of aircraft is a prime mission of the ship's