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Use italics for names of planes, balloons, gliders, etc.:
            the Spirit of St. Louis
            Double Eagle II.

Types of planes are roman with initial caps:
            Piper Cub
            Flying Fortress

Planes with numbered or lettered designations form plurals with s, no apostrophe:
            C-54s        Cessna 185s
            F-6Fs        MiGs

The maker's name need not be given.

See also Space Terms.