Template:Infobox aircraft type

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Usage

Thisaircraft type template does not function alone; it must follow {{Infobox aircraft begin}}, which is included below

This template provides general data on types (and subtypes) of aircraft, but not technical specifications. It is built in a modular fashion allowing it to be combined with other infoboxes, in particular, {{Infobox aircraft career}}.

{{Infobox aircraft begin}}, this template, (and {{Infobox aircraft career}}, if applicable) must be enclosed by {| and |} that enclose a wiki-table (see Help:Tables).

Examples

For an article on an aircraft type, use:

{|{{Infobox aircraft begin
 |parameters go here
}}{{Infobox aircraft type
 |parameters go here
}}
|}

For a case where the only example built of a particular aircraft type also had an individually noteworthy career (e.g., The Spirit of St. Louis, use:

{|{{Infobox aircraft begin
 |parameters go here
}}{{Inbobox aircraft type
 |parameters go here
}}{{Inbobox aircraft career
 |parameters go here
}}
|}

Parameters

name 
The subject of the article. When naming aircraft and engines, please do not repeat the name of the manufacturer unless the name would be otherwise ambiguous. For example, "P-51 Mustang" does not need to have "North American" in front of it: the name itself is unambiguous and the manufacturer will be stated just a few lines down in the Type Infobox.
image 
In the format filename.xxx format with no image or file tags
size 
Allows for the specification of image size; default is 250px.
alt 
Alt text for the image, for readers who cannot see the image. Please see WP:ALT for details.
caption 
A short (one- or two-line) caption for the image. If it isn't descriptive, then please skip it. "Boeing 747" or "Boeing 747 in flight" should be patently obvious from the context and does not need to be captioned. "A Qantas Airlines Boeing 747-400 at Heathrow Airport in 2006" is an example of a useful caption. Captions will appeared centred in the infobox.
long caption 
A longer (multi-line), more detailed caption may be desirable from time to time. Long captions will appear left-justified in the infobox.
type 
The aircraft's role, e.g. airliner, military trainer aircraft, Agricultural aircraft
national origin 
The country where the aircraft was first manufactured. Use the main nation (e.g. UK), not constituent country (England); don't use "EU". List collaborative programs of only 2 or 3 nations; for more than 3, use "Multi-national
manufacturer 
The firm which manufactured the aircraft.
design group 
The design group(s) that designed the aircraft. Do not list if same as the manufacturer.
designer 
The person who designed the aircraft. Only appropriate for designers, not project leaders.
family 
The series or family of aircraft that the individual aircraft belongs to. If there is only one aircraft of the type and it does not belong a family, or the article is about the family of aircraft itself, leave this blank.
first flight 
The date that the aircraft first flew. If this hasn't happened, skip this field - don't speculate.
introduced 
Date the aircraft entered military or revenue service
introduction 
Planned date the aircraft will enter military or revenue service
retired 
Date the aircraft left military or revenue service. If vague or more than a few dates, skip this
status 
Status of the programme, e.g. "Prototypes only", "Abandoned project". In most cases, redundant; use sparingly
primary user 
list only one user; for military aircraft, this is a nation or a service arm. Please DON'T add those tiny flags, as they limit horizontal space.
more users 
Limited to three in total; separate using <br />
produced 
Years in production (e.g. 1970-1999) if still in active use but no longer built
number built 
Number of flight capable aircraft completed, for aircraft under development or still in production only those aircraft that have flown should be included. Do not include ground test airframes in this infobox although if notable can be included in the article text.
program cost 
Total program cost
unit cost 
Incremental or flyaway cost for military or retail price for commercial aircraft.
developed from 
The aircraft which formed the basis for this aircraft.
variants with their own articles 
Variants OF this aircraft
developed into 
For derivative aircraft based on this aircraft, that are not variants.

Template fields and notes

{|{{Infobox aircraft begin
| name           = REQUIRED <!-- avoid stating manufacturer (it's stated 3 lines below) unless name used by other aircraft manufacturers -->
| image          = <!-- in the ''File:filename'' format with no image tags.  In-flight images are preferred for aircraft. -->
| caption        = <!-- Image caption; if it isn't descriptive, please skip. -->
| alt            = <!-- Alt text for main image -->
}}{{Infobox aircraft type
|type            = REQUIRED
|national origin = <!-- Use the main nation (e.g. UK), not constituent country (England); don't use "EU". List collaborative programs of only 2 or 3 nations; for more than 3, use "Multi-national:. -->
|manufacturer    = REQUIRED
|design group    = <!--Only design group(s) different from the manufacturer -->
|designer        = <!--Only appropriate for designers, not project leaders -->
|first flight    = <!--If this hasn't happened, skip this field! -->
|introduced      = <!--Date the aircraft entered or will enter military or revenue service -->
|retired         = <!--Date the aircraft left service. If vague or more than a few dates, skip this. -->
|status          = <!--In most cases, redundant; use sparingly-->
|primary user    = <!-- List only one user; for military aircraft, this is a nation or a service arm. Please DON'T add flag templates, as they limit horizontal space. -->
|more users      = <!-- Limited to THREE (3) 'more users' here (4 total users).  Separate users with <br />. -->
|produced        = <!--Years in production (e.g. 1970–99) if still in active use but no longer built -->
|number built    = <!-- Total number of flight-worthy aircraft completed. -->
|program cost    = <!--Total program cost-->
|unit cost       = <!--Incremental or flyaway cost for military or retail price for commercial aircraft-->
|developed from  = <!--The aircraft which formed the basis for this aircraft-->
|variants with their own articles = <!--Variants OF this aircraft-->
|developed into  = <!--For derivative aircraft based on this aircraft-->
}}
|}

Template Data

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Infobox aircraft type

An infobox for aircraft type.

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Default Status
Type type The aircraft's role, e.g. airliner, military trainer aircraft, Agricultural aircraft. string empty optional
National origin national origin The country where the aircraft was first manufactured. Use the main nation (e.g. UK), not constituent country (England); don't use 'EU'. List collaborative programs of only 2 or 3 nations; for more than 3, use 'Multi-national'. string empty optional
Manufacturer manufacturer The firm which manufactured the aircraft. string empty optional
Design group design group The group or organisation that designed the aircraft. Only use if different than manufacturer. string empty optional
Designer designer The person who designed the aircraft. Only appropriate for designers, not project leaders. string empty optional
Family family The series or family of aircraft that the individual aircraft belongs to. If there is only one aircraft of the type and it does not belong a family, or the article is about the family of aircraft itself, leave this blank. string empty optional
First flight first flight The date that the aircraft first flew. If this hasn't happened, skip this field - don't speculate. string empty optional
Introduced introduced Date the aircraft entered military or revenue service. string empty optional
Size introduction Planned date the aircraft will enter military or revenue service. string empty optional
Retired retired Date the aircraft left military or revenue service. If vague or more than a few dates, skip this. string empty optional
Status status Status of the programme, e.g. 'Prototypes only', 'Abandoned project'. In most cases, redundant; use sparingly string empty optional
Primary user primary user List only one user; for military aircraft, this is a nation or a service arm. string empty optional
More users more users Limited to three in total. line empty optional
Produced produced Years in production (e.g. 1970-1999) if still in active use but no longer built. string empty optional
Number built number built Number of flight capable aircraft completed, for aircraft under development or still in production only those aircraft that have flown should be included. Do not include ground test airframes in this infobox although if notable can be included in the article text. number empty optional
Program cost program cost Total program cost. number empty optional
Unit cost unit cost Incremental or flyaway cost for military or retail price for commercial aircraft. number empty optional
Developed from developed from The aircraft which formed the basis for this aircraft. string empty optional
Variants with their own articles variants with their own articles Variants of this aircraft. string empty optional
Developed into developed into For derivative aircraft based on this aircraft, that are not variants. string empty optional

See also

Other modules currently available for the modular Infobox aircraft are:

{{Infobox aircraft begin}} 
Must be included in every stack. This template carries the name, image, image caption, and formatting for the rest of the stack.
{{Infobox aircraft type}} 
General data fields relevant to an aircraft type (or subtype), such as role, manufacturer, number produced, date of first flight (but not technical specifications)
{{Infobox aircraft career}} 
Data fields relevant to an individually significant airframe, such as construction number, registration number, military serial, current preservation status.
{{Infobox aircraft engine}} 
General data fields relevant to an aircraft engine, such as type, manufacturer, major applications (but not technical specifications)
{{Infobox aircraft program}} 
General data on programs to develop types (and subtypes) of aircraft and aircraft engines, but not on the aircraft or engines themselves or their technical specifications