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.

October 2020 contest. Can you name the plane?

Rapid-fire facts

  • Role: Airlifter
  • First flight: December 17, 1963
  • Number built: 285
  • Primary users: U.S. Air Force, NASA


  • Wingspan: 160ft 0" (48.8m)
  • Length: 168ft 4" (51.3m)
  • Height:  39ft 3" (12.0m)
  • Max. speed: 567mph (912km/h)
  • Engines: Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-7 turbofans

July 2020 answer
Bell XP-59/P-59A

July 2020 winner

Don Schmidt, CMM Programmer/Inspector, WGI Inc., Southwick, Massachusetts

How long have you been in the aerospace business?

26 years.

How did you become interested in aircraft?

I played around a bit with model rocketry and joined an Airplane Model Builders Club in the 5th grade.

What is your favorite aircraft and why?

The Gee Bee Model R Sportsters because they are the pride of the city in which I was born, Springfield, Massachusetts.


Look what Don won!


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










Andrew J. Zawisza, Materials & QA Manager, DIT-MCO Int’l, Kansas City, Missouri
Michael Nicoletti, Quality Engineer, Spectralux Avionics, Redmond, Washington

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 November 2, 2020. Winners will be announced in the January-February 2021 issue.

Have fun, and good luck!