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.

November/December 2017 contest. Can you name the plane?

Rapid-fire facts

  • All-weather interceptor
  • Primary users: U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard
  • First flight: April 16, 1949
  • Number built: 855


  • Wingspan: 42ft 5" (12.9m)
  • Length: 44ft 6" (13.6m)
  • Height: 14ft 11" (4.5m)
  • Max. speed: 640mph (1,030km/h)
  • Engine: Pratt & Whitney J48-P-5 turbojet

Aug/Sept 2017 answer
Cessna T-50 Bobcat (AT-17, UC-78, Bamboo Bomber)

Aug/Sept 2017 winner
Jim Garrett, Vice President of Operations, REBTECH, Bedford, Texas

How long have you been in the aerospace business?

I started in the business of avionics/autopilot repair in 1966. 

How did you become interested in aircraft?

My father was a bomber pilot in WWII flying the B-29, B-17, and B-25. He kept a strong interest in everything aviation, and passed it on to me.

What is your favorite aircraft (and why)?

B-25. I really like the look of sheer power (especially head-on), and it was my dad’s favorite airplane to fly. The history of the aircraft in WWII, from the Doolittle Raid onward, is impressive.

Look what Jim won!

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


George Macri, Quality Engineer, The Boeing Co. New Orleans, Louisiana 

Bruce Olson, Owner, Resource Engineering & Machine Osceola, 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 January 26, 2018. Winners will be announced in the March 2018 issue.

Have fun, and good luck!