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.

July 2018 contest. Can you name the plane?

Rapid-fire facts

  • Ground-attack aircraft, close air support gunship
  • Introduced: November 1968
  • Primary users: United States Air Force, Republic of Vietnam Air Force
  • Number built: 52


  • Wingspan: 109ft 3.25" (33.31m)
  • Length: 109ft 3.25" (33.31m)
  • Height: 26ft 7.75" (8.12m)
  • Max. speed:205mph (330km/h)
  • Engine: Wright R-3350-85 radials; GE J85 turbojets

May 2018 answer
Grumman F9F Panther

May 2018 winner
Dan DeVillersProduction Manager, Parker Hannifin Corp., Kalamazoo, Michigan 

How long have you been in the aerospace business?

More than 40 years. I worked as a flight instructor in my early 20s, and then was hired into the aftermarket side of an aerospace manufacturer 35 years ago. 

How did you become interested in aircraft?

I have been involved in aviation my entire life. My dad was stationed at Edwards Air Force Base in the late 1950s (X-15 days!), so that was my first exposure to aviation. I have been working with model aircraft forever and am a pilot.

What is your favorite aircraft (and why)?

I always like to say my favorite aircraft is the one I am flying, but the X-15 is probably my favorite rocket-powered, hypersonic space plane ever.


Look what Dan won!


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







Mark DietrichSystems Engineer, Honeywell Aerospace, Albuquerque, New Mexico  

Cris HarrisonSoftware Developer, Phoenix Aerospace, Dallas, Texas

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 Aug. 29, 2018. Winners will be announced in the October 2018 issue.

Have fun, and good luck!