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Usage

{{{name}}}
[[File:{{{logo}}}|210px]]
[[File:{{{image}}}|{{{size}}}|alt={{{alt}}}|{{{alt}}}]]
{{{caption}}}
{{{name}}}
[[File:{{{logo}}}|210px]]
[[File:{{{image}}}|{{{image_size}}}|alt={{{alt}}}|{{{alt}}}]]
{{{long caption}}}

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
}}
|}

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 (e.g., 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)
{{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

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 or without 'File:' tag
size or image_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.
border 
set to yes to add a thin border to the image
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. Won't display if caption is defined.

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. -->
 |alt = <!-- Alt text for main image -->
 |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. -->
}}

Example

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

TemplateData

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

TemplateData for Infobox aircraft begin

No description.

Template parameters

This template prefers block formatting of parameters.

Parameter Description Type Status
Name name

Name of the aircraft without the name of the manufacturer

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Image image

Image of the aircraft

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Page optional
Image Size size

Size of image (eg. 300px)

Default
250px
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Alternative Text alt

Alternative text to display if image does not display for whatever reason

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Caption caption

Caption for the image

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String 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.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional