Template:Infobox aircraft type

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Usage[change source]

{{{subtemplate}}}
Role {{{type}}}
National origin {{{national origin}}}
Manufacturers {{{manufacturers}}}
Design group {{{design group}}}
Designer {{{designer}}}
Built by {{{builder}}}
First flight {{{first flight}}}
Introduction {{{introduction}}}
Introduction {{{introduced}}}
Retired {{{retired}}}
Status {{{status}}}
Primary users {{{primary user}}}
{{{more users}}}
Produced {{{produced}}}
Number built {{{number built}}}
Program cost {{{program cost}}}
Unit cost
{{{unit cost}}}
Developed from {{{developed from}}}
Variants {{{variants with their own articles}}}
Developed into {{{developed into}}}

This aircraft 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:Table).

Examples[change source]

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., Spirit of St. Louis, use:

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

Parameters[change source]

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 aircraft name is unambiguous and the manufacturer will be stated just a few lines down in the Type Infobox. Some exceptions exist, such as aircraft which only have model numbers; e.g. "Boeing 707".
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 manufactures the aircraft.
builder
The group that only manufactures the aircraft, but is not responsible for design of 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 one-person designers, not project leaders or chief designers.
first flight
The date that the aircraft first flew. If this hasn't happened, skip this field - do not 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; list using {{plainlist}} or {{unbulleted list}}
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[change source]

{|{{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 one-person designers, not project leaders or chief designers -->
 |builder =
 |first flight = <!--If this hasn't happened, skip this field! -->
 |introduction =
 |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).  List users with {{plainlist}} or {{unbulleted list}}. -->
 |produced = <!--Years in production (e.g. 1970–1999) 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[change source]

TemplateData documentation used by VisualEditor and other tools

TemplateData for Infobox aircraft type

An infobox for aircraft type.

Template parameters

This template prefers block formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Typetype

The aircraft's role, e.g., airliner, military trainer aircraft, Agricultural aircraft.

Stringoptional
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 &quot;EU&quot;. List collaborative programs of only 2 or 3 nations; for more than 3, use &quot;Multi-national&quot;.

Stringoptional
Manufacturer manufacturer

The firm which manufactured the aircraft.

Stringoptional
Design group design group

The group or organisation that designed the aircraft. Only use if different than manufacturer.

Stringoptional
Designer designer

The person who designed the aircraft. Only appropriate for designers, not project leaders.

Stringoptional
First flight first flight

The date that the aircraft first flew. If this hasn't happened, skip this field — don't speculate.

Stringoptional
Introduced introduced

Date the aircraft entered military or revenue service.

Stringoptional
Introductionintroduction

Planned date the aircraft will enter military or revenue service.

Stringoptional
Retired retired

Date the aircraft left military or revenue service. If vague or more than a few dates, skip this.

Stringoptional
Status status

Status of the programme, e.g. &quot;Prototypes only&quot;, &quot;Abandoned project&quot;. In most cases, redundant; use sparingly

Stringoptional
Primary user primary user

List only one user; for military aircraft, this is a nation or a service arm.

Stringoptional
More usersmore users

Limited to three in total.

Lineoptional
Produced produced

Years in production (e.g. 1970-1999) if still in active use but no longer built.

Stringoptional
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.

Numberoptional
Program cost program cost

Total program cost.

Numberoptional
Unit cost unit cost

Incremental or flyaway cost for military or retail price for commercial aircraft.

Numberoptional
Developed from developed from

The aircraft which formed the basis for this aircraft.

Stringoptional
Variants with their own articles variants with their own articles

Variants of this aircraft.

Stringoptional
Developed into developed into

For derivative aircraft based on this aircraft, that are not variants.

Stringoptional

Related templates[change source]

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)