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.

March 2019 contest. Can you name the plane?

Rapid-fire facts

  • Carrier-based fighter
  • First flight: Sept. 20, 1951
  • Primary users: U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Argentine Navy
  • Number built: 1,988

Specifications:

  • Wingspan: 34ft 6” (10.52m)
  • Length: 40ft 11” (12.47m)
  • Height: 12ft 4” (3.76 m)
  • Max. speed: 704mph (1,133km/h)
  • Engine: Pratt & Whitney J48-P-8A turbojet

Nov/Dec 2018 answer
Martin B-26 Marauder

Nov/Dec 2018 winner
John Hutton, Calibration Technician, Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, St. Augustine, Florida

How long have you been in the aerospace business?

Including the U.S. Marines, 46 years. 

How did you become interested in aircraft?

Uncle Sam opened my eyes to aircraft.

What is your favorite aircraft and why?

My all-time favorite aircraft is and will always be the F-4 Phantom. It is proof that with powerful enough engines, even a brick can fly at Mach 2.

 

Look what John won!

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Runners-up

Curtis Florio, Director of Maintenance, Banyan Air Services Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Chris Dierkes, Flight Technician, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut

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 ebrothers@gie.net.

Prizes
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 5 2019. Winners will be announced in the April 2019 issue.

Have fun, and good luck!