Name that plane

Departments - Aviation Appreciation

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

August 30, 2021

July 2021 winner:

Robert J. Tafel, Engineering Manager, York Precision Machining and Hydraulics LLC, York, Pennsylvania

How long have you been in the aerospace business?

37 years

How did you become interested in aircraft?

My father and uncle served in the military during World War II, and as a child I became interested in the aircraft used then.

What is your favorite aircraft and why?

The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. The plane and its abilities were a unique engineering achievement when the plane was designed and developed.


Chris Essenburg, Mechanical Engineer, Thermotron Industries, Holland, Michigan

James Rebernick, Designer, ATI Forged Products, Cudahy, Wisconsin

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!

Photo: U.S. Air Force

The entry deadline for this issue’s contest is October 8, 2021. Winners will be announced in the November-December 2021 issue.

Look what Robert won!

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