Name that Plane

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Aerospace Manufacturing and Design welcomes all aircraft enthusiasts to join the fun and NAME THAT PLANE! Each issue, a new aircraft will be featured. Given a photo and a clue box, readers are encouraged to guess what plane is being described and submit their answers to

June 30, 2022

May 2022 answer: Curtiss C-46 Commando
Photo: U.S. Marine Corps

MAY 2022 winner:

Joel VanAntwerp, Manufacturing Engineer H&R Screw Machine Products Inc., Reed City, Michigan

How long have you been in the aerospace business? 29 years as a manufacturing engineer.

How did you become interested in aircraft?

My father was in the United States Air Force, and that may have been the beginning of my love of airplanes.

What is your favorite aircraft and why?

I like the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird for its amazing engineering and incredible performance and the old Douglas C-124 “Old Shaky” Globemaster II cargo aircraft for its relative simplicity and workhorse life.


Trevor Stephens

Mechanical Engineer DPI UAV Systems Essington, Pennsylvania

Rich DePolo

Process Engineer H.C. Starck Inc. Euclid, Ohio

submission procedure

To enter the contest, visit www.AerospaceManufacturing and fill out the provided entry form. Only completed forms will qualify. A full set of rules is provided.

Have fun, and good luck!

The entry deadline for this issue’s contest is August 11, 2022. Winners will be announced in the October 2022 issue.

Look what Joel won!

Enter today to win your own high-quality desktop aircraft replica!