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.

April-May 2017 contest. Can you name the plane?

Rapid-fire facts

  • American pursuit aircraft
  • First flight: June 25, 1928
  • Principal operators: U.S. Navy, U.S. Army Air Corps
  • Number built: 586


  • Wingspan: 30ft (9.14m)
  • Length: 20ft 4" (6.19m)
  • Height: 9ft (2.74m)
  • Max. speed: 189mph (304km/h)
  • Engine: Pratt & Whitney R-1340-17, 500hp (373kW)

January/Februrary 2017 answer
Laird Super Solution LC-DW500

January/February 2017 winner
Len Williams, Project Engineer, ETI Tech Inc., Englewood, Ohio

How long have you been in the aerospace business?

30-1/2 years of my 47 years in engineering.

How did you become interested in aircraft?

My dad was a career U.S. Air Force non-commissioned officer, so I grew up around airbases. I saw the Thunderbirds for the first time when I was seven and saw a B-58 take off, which was spectacular!

What is your favorite aircraft (and why)?

The Hawker Typhoon. It was a powerful brute! The A-10 is my favorite jet for the same reason.

Look what Len won!

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


Keith Krasnowski, Chief Designer,
Systima Technologies Inc., Kirkland, Washington

J. Pablo Moreno Sepúlveda, Supply Chain - Procurement,
Aernnova, Miñano, Spain

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 June 2,  2017. Winners will be announced in the July 2017 issue.

Have fun, and good luck!