Name That Plane!

Name That Plane!

Departments - Aviation Appreciation

Aerospace Manufacturing and Design welcomes all aircraft enthusiasts to join in the fun, and NAME THAT PLANE! Each issue, a new aircraft will be featured in the Aviation Appreciation section.

May 28, 2007

Aerospace Manufacturing and Design welcomes all aircraft enthusiasts to join in the fun, and NAME THAT PLANE! Each issue, a new aircraft will be featured in the Aviation Appreciation section. Given a photo and a clue box, readers are encouraged to guess which plane is being described, then send in their answers to the AMD staff.

Rapid-fire Facts:

  • Light biplane fighter aircraft
  • Parasite fighter
  • Main duty was reconnaissance
  • First experimental version flown in October of 1931
  • First operational version flown in April 1932
  • Only one survives today at the National Museum of Naval Aviation, on loan from the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum.

Specifications:

  • Wingspan: 25ft 6 in.
  • Length: 20ft 1 in.
  • Height: 10ft 11 in.
  • Empty Weight: 2,114 lbs.
  • Top Speed: 176.5 mph
  • Engine/Horsepower: One 400hp Wright R-975-22 single-row radial engine

Prizes include:

1st place
(first correct answer drawn)

A high-quality model of the featured airplane, complete with desk stand and winner's certificate.

Runners-up
(2nd through 5th correct answers drawn)

An Aerospace Manufacturing and Design consolation prize, including: hats, pens, T-shirts or other exciting products for your enjoyment.

Please send your answers via email to:
Heather DeAngelis, Assistant Editor, at hdeangelis@gie.net, with "Aviation Appreciation" in the subject line. Only email entries will qualify.

Have fun, and good luck!

Previous Issue's Winner

Stuart Johnson
Facilities Manager
Schweizer Aircraft Corp., Horseheads, NY

How long have you been in the current industry? 6 years.

How did you become interested in aircraft? I can't remember a time when I wasn't interested in aircraft, regardless of type! Aircraft have been a life-long passion.

What is your favorite aircraft? I am very impressed with the quality and the application of new technology I see in rotorcraft and fixed wing aircraft nowadays, but my heart will always belong to a little blue and white Piper Cherokee 180 with a VFR panel that was the first and only aircraft I have ever owned. I know that somewhere she is still flying along, taking as good of care of her present owner as she took of me.

Previous Issue's Runners-Up

2nd Place: Bill Phillips, Systems Engineer, Honeywell Aerospace, Olathe, KS

3rd Place: Donald Marsh, Systems Engineer, Honeywell International, Business and General Aviation, Olathe, KS.

4th Place: Ed Hart, President/GM, Goodrich Engineered Polymer Products, Jacksonville, FL

5th Place: Ron Zima, Production Test Pilot / Safety Officer, Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, Menominee, MI

*Contestants may not win the first place prize more than once throughout the duration of the contest, and may only win consolation prizes once per calendar year. Due to the unpredictable nature of postal delivery, prizes will be determined by random drawing from all correct answers received, after a three week waiting period from the issue's mailing date. The first drawing will name the 1st place winner, followed by four consecutive drawings for consolation prizes. Please send comments or feedback regarding the contest to Heather DeAngelis, hdeangelis@gie.net.