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.

September 2021 contest. Can you name the plane?

Rapid-fire facts

  • Primary role: Military trainer
  • First flight:  Oct. 12, 1954
  • Number built: 1,269
  • Primary users: U.S. Air Force; Royal Moroccan Air Force; Turkish Air Force; Colombian Air Force


  • Wingspan: 33ft 9" (10.3m)
  • Length: 29ft 3" (8.9m)
  • Height: 9ft 2" (2.8m)
  • Max. speed: 425mph (684km/h)
  • Engines: Continental-Teledyne J69-T-25 turbojets

July 2021 answer
Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor

July 2021 winner

Robert J. Tafel, Engineering Manager, York Precision Machining and Hydraulics LLC, York, Pennsylvania

How long have you been in the aerospace business?

37 years

How did you become interested in aircraft?

My father and uncle served in the military during World War II, and as a child I became interested in the aircraft used then.

What is your favorite aircraft and why?

The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. The plane and its abilities were a unique engineering achievement when the plane was designed and developed.


Look what Robert won!


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









Chris Essenburg, Mechanical Engineer, Thermotron Industries, Holland, Michigan
James Rebernick, Designer, ATI Forged Products, Cudahy, Wisconsin

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. 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 October 8, 2021. Winners will be announced in the November-December 2021 issue.

Have fun, and good luck!