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.

May 2018 contest. Can you name the plane?

Rapid-fire facts

  • Jet fighter, ground attack aircraft
  • First flight: Nov. 21, 1947
  • Primary users: U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Argentine Navy
  • Number built: 1,382


  • Wingspan: 38ft (11.6m)
  • Length: 37ft 5" (11.3m)
  • Height: 11ft 4" (3.8m)
  • Max. speed: 575mph, (925km/h)
  • Engine: Pratt & Whitney J42-P-6/P-8 turbojet

March 2018 answer
Lockheed P-38 Lightning

March 2018 winner
Mark Williams, Senior Process Engineer, Spirit AeroSystems Inc., Kinston, North Carolina 

How long have you been in the aerospace business?

For 38 years. I started as a design engineer on the F-16 Fighting Falcon. 

How did you become interested in aircraft?

My interest started as a teenager, flying with my dad in a Piper 140 on his business trips. I got my pilot’s license at age 16.

What is your favorite aircraft (and why)?

My favorite is the Lockheed P-38 Lightning. It was the first model airplane I built as a boy.

Look what Mark won!



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







Brain McCoy, Materials Engineer Manager, SKF Aeroengine North America, Falconer, New York  

Lee Sorrell, Senior Program Manager, Areté Associates, Arlington, Virginia

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 1, 2018. Winners will be announced in the July 2018 issue.

Have fun, and good luck!