Template:Infobox aircraft begin

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Usage

This template acts to provide common formatting for other aircraft-related infoboxes. It (and any boxes that follow it) must be enclosed by {| and |} that enclose a wiki-table (see Help:Tables).

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

Examples

For an article on an aircraft type, use:

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

Or, for an article on an aero engine, use:

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

Multiple templates can be stacked one after the other. For example, where the only example built of a particular aircraft type also had an individually noteworthy career (eg, The Spirit of St. Louis, use:

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

Other modules

Other modules currently available for the modular Infobox aircraft are:

{{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)

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.

Example

| name    = Foo
| image   = Image:foo.jpg
| size    = 300px
| alt     = an aircraft in flight
| caption = The Foo on its first flight

Template with 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. -->
| long caption   = <!-- A longer (multi-line), more detailed caption may be desirable from time to time. Text is left-justified in the infobox. -->
| alt            = <!-- Alt text for main image -->
}}

Template data

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Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Default Status
Name name Name of the aircraft without the name of the manufacturer string empty optional
Image image Image of the aircraft wiki-page-name empty optional
Image Size size Size of image (eg. 300px) string 250px optional
Alternative Text alt Alternative text to display if image does not display for whatever reason string empty optional
Caption caption Caption for the image string empty optional
Long caption 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. string empty optional