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

November 29, 2018


Rapid-fire facts

  • Twin-engine, medium bomber
  • First flight: Nov. 25, 1940
  • Produced: 1941 - 1945
  • Number built: 5,288


  • Wingspan: 71ft 0" (21.65m)
  • Length: 58ft 3" (17.8m)
  • Height: 21ft 6" (6.55m)
  • Max. speed: 287mph (460km/h)
  • Engines: Two Pratt & Whitney R-2800-43 radials

Aug/Sept 2018 answer: Lockheed C-5A Galaxy


Aug/Sept 2018 winner

Chris Collins,
Quality Manager, Southwest Turbine Inc., Phoenix, Arizona

How long have you been in the aerospace business?
I’ve been in aerospace since I entered the Air Force in 1988.

How did you become interested in aircraft?
I have had an interest in aircraft, mostly military, since I was a kid.

What is your favorite aircraft?
The P-38 Lightning.


William Hersey
Tinker Technology Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Chris Ruper
Aerospace Project Manager
Ingersoll Cutting Tool Co.
Rockton, Illinois

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.

The entry deadline for this issue’s contest is January 11, 2019. Winners will be announced in the March 2019 issue.

Have fun, and good luck!

Look what Chris won!

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