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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

May 10, 2021

March 2021 answer: Vought F4U Corsair
Photo: San Diego Air and Space Museum

Rapid-fire facts

  • Primary roles: Airliner, transport
  • First flight: Dec. 17, 1935
  • Number built: 607 (civil production, 1936-1942)
  • Capacity: 21 to 32 passengers or 6,000 lb (2,700kg) cargo


  • Wingspan: 95ft 2" (29.0m)
  • Length: 64ft 8" (19.7m)
  • Height: 16ft 11" (5.16m)
  • Max. speed: 230mph (370 km/h)
  • Engines: Wright R-1820 Cyclone or Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp

March 2021 winner:

Joshua Crooks, Quality Manager, REB Technologies Inc. (REBTECH), Bedford, Texas

How long have you been in the aerospace business? 10 years

How did you become interested in aircraft? I’ve always liked learning about historical events and items used during World War II. Learning more about the aerospace industry only increased when I took a job at REB Technologies.

What is your favorite aircraft and why? P-51 Mustang. My grandfather flew those in World War II.


Graham Parish
Flying S Inc.
Palestine, Illinois

Joe Cimenski
Sr. Design Engineering Mgr.
Lockheed Martin
Littleton, Colorado

Submission Procedure

To enter the contest, visit 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 June 30, 2021. Winners will be announced in the August 2021 issue.

Look what Josh won!

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