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.

March 2020 contest. Can you name the plane?

Rapid-fire facts

  • Role: Airliner
  • First flight: March 29, 1934
  • Number built: 10
  • Primary user: Pan American Airways


  • Wingspan: 114ft 2" (34.8m)
  • Length: 67ft 8" (20.6m)
  • Height:  17ft 4" (5.3m)
  • Max. speed: 182mph (293km/h)
  • Engines: Pratt & Whitney R-1690 Hornet, 700hp (520kW)

October 2019 answer
LTV A7E Corsair II

October 2019 winner

Michael Kramer, Product Development Engineer, Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, Franklin, Wisconsin

How long have you been in the aerospace business?

I’ve just finished my third year in aerospace and am looking forward to a long career in the industry.

How did you become interested in aircraft?

Flight technology has always captured my imagination, but I think I first became truly fascinated after attending an aviation camp back in grade school.

What is your favorite aircraft and why?

There’s been a special place in my heart for the Lockheed SR-71 ever since I first locked eyes on the one suspended above the lobby of the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, Kansas. It was truly an engineering masterwork that, even two full decades after its final retirement, remains largely unsurpassed in performance, complexity, and artistry.


Look what Michael won!


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










William Westphal, Senior Design Engineer, Belcan LLC, Indianapolis, Indiana

Benjamin Stricker, Repair Manager, CCI Aero Inc., Rock Hill, South Carolina

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 April 6, 2020. Winners will be announced in the May 2020 issue.

Have fun, and good luck!