Name That Plane

Enter to win

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.

January-February 2021 contest. Can you name the plane?

Rapid-fire facts

  • Primary roles: Dive bomber, scout plane
  • First flight: May 1, 1940
  • Number built: 5,936
  • Primary users: U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army Air Forces, Free French Air Force


  • Wingspan: 41ft 6.4" (12.7m)
  • Length: 33ft 1.3" (10.1m)
  • Height:  13ft 7" (4.14m)
  • Max. speed: 255mph (410km/h)
  • Engine: Wright R-1820-60 Cyclone, 1,200hp (890kW)

October 2020 answer
Lockheed C-141 Starlifter

October 2020 winner

Michael J. Witt, Systems Development, Verification & Test Discipline Lead – SSC Engineering, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi

How long have you been in the aerospace business?

41 years.

How did you become interested in aircraft?

I’ve always had an interest in flight and space. As a young child, I was always watching the sky for aircraft and always watching the space missions when they launched.

What is your favorite aircraft and why?

The Lockheed Constellation. I have always admired its lines and the readily identifiable three vertical stabilizers.


Look what Mike won!


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










Steve Bissell, Quality Control Manager, Alloy Specialties Inc., Manchester, Connecticut
Paul Polinske, Maintenance Planner Sr., ATI Forged Products, Cudahy, Wisconsin

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 March 3, 2021. Winners will be announced in the April 2021 issue.

Have fun, and good luck!