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.

March 2018 contest. Can you name the plane?

Rapid-fire facts

  • First flight: Jan. 27, 1939
  • Primary users: U.S. Army Air Forces,
    Free French Air Force
  • Nickname: The fork-tailed devil
  • Number built: 10,037


  • Wingspan: 52ft 0" (15.85m)
  • Length: 37ft 10" (11.53m)
  • Height: 12ft 10" (3.91m)
  • Max. speed: 414mph (666km/h)
  • Engines: Allison V-1710; 1,600hp (1,193kW)

Nov/Dec 2017 answer
Lockheed F-94 Starfire

Nov/Dec 2017 winner
Michael Grabbe, Technical Advisor, Eagle Creek Aviation Services, Indianapolis, Indiana 

How long have you been in the aerospace business?

Approximately 48 years. 

How did you become interested in aircraft?

My aircraft interest began when I was 5 years old, when I went with my dad early one evening to a local airport to see one of his friends depart in a Piper Twin. I still have a memory of standing at the right wing trailing edge and peering into the cockpit with all the instruments lit up.

What is your favorite aircraft (and why)?

I like the Rockwell Aero Commanders. If I have to select just one specific model, I’d choose the 695B Twin Commander because of the range, performance, and longevity.

Look what Michael won!

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




Austin Schrotenborer, Machine Design Engineer, Plascore Inc., Zeeland, Michigan  

Tony Scappaticci, Production Manager, Axis Technologies Inc., Lowell, Massachusetts

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 March 30, 2018. Winners will be announced in the May 2018 issue.

Have fun, and good luck!