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.

August-September 2019 contest. Can you name the plane?

Rapid-fire facts

  • First flight: May 25, 1953
  • Role: Fighter, fighter-bomber
  • Produced: 1953 to 1959
  • Number built: 2,294


  • Wingspan: 38ft 9" (11.81m)
  • Length: 50ft (15.2m)
  • Height:  16ft 2.75" (4.95m)
  • Max. speed: 864mph (1,390km/h)
  • Engine: Pratt & Whitney J57-P-21/21A turbojet

June 2019 answer
Vought OS2U Kingfisher

June 2019 winner
Don Wilkins, Principal Engineer, Boeing Research and Technology, St. Louis, Missouri

How long have you been in the aerospace business?

39 years

How did you become interested in aircraft?

When I was a small child, I saw an airplane so tiny and free in the clouds. Someone told me people were in that buzzing, whirling dot. How could you not be hooked?

What is your favorite aircraft and why?

F-15, the world’s greatest fighter aircraft and the first I worked on.


Look what Don won!


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










Ian Baker, Mechanical Engineer KBR Inc., Midwest City, Oklahoma


Scott Longo, Electrical Engineer, BAE Systems Inc., Fort Walton Beach, Florida

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 Oct. 18, 2019. Winners will be announced in the November-December 2019 issue.

Have fun, and good luck!