Name That Plane

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Aerospace Manufacturing and Design welcomes all aircraft enthusiasts to join the fun and NAME THAT PLANE! To enter, review this month’s picture and clues, fill in the form below, and click SUBMIT.

October 2019 contest. Can you name the plane?

Rapid-fire facts

  • First flight: Aug. 16, 1947
  • Role: Utility, short take-off and landing
  • Produced: 1947 to 1967
  • Number built: 1,657


  • Wingspan: 48.0ft (14.63m)
  • Length: 30.25ft (9.22m)
  • Height:  9.0ft (2.74m)
  • Max. speed: 158mph (255km/h)
  • Engine: Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Jr. radial

Aug/Sept 2019 answer
North American F-100 Super Sabre

Aug/Sept 2019 winner

Daniel Neuenschwander, Sr. Mfg. Process Engineer, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, El Segundo, California

How long have you been in the aerospace business?

I am finishing up my 40th year.

How did you become interested in aircraft?

My dad worked for General Dynamics Convair in Palmdale, California, back in the ’50s to early ’60s on the F-102 and F-106 programs. I got my private pilot’s license as a senior in high school.

What is your favorite aircraft and why?

The X-15. I saw this fly into Edwards AFB as a very young lad. Even at 3-to-4 years old, I wanted to be a pilot.


Look what Dan won!


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










Paul Vanek, Product Line Manager, AAR Corp., Wood Dale, Illinois

Richard Burney, Mechanical Engineer, Tran-Tec LLC, Columbus, Nebraska

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. The first drawing will name the 1st place winner, followed by two consecutive drawings for consolation prizes. All winners must be print or digital subscribers of Aerospace Manufacturing and Design. Prizes will be chosen randomly from correct answers received. Please send comments or feedback regarding the contest to Eric Brothers at

1st place – A high-quality model of the featured aircraft, complete with desk stand and winner’s certificate.

Runners-up (2nd and 3rd place) – An Aerospace Manufacturing and Design consolation prize, which may include hats, T-shirts, or other exciting products.

The entry deadline for this issue’s contest is Jan. 6, 2020. Winners will be announced in the March 2020 issue.

Have fun, and good luck!