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 2019 contest. Can you name the plane?

Rapid-fire facts

  • First flight: 1942
  • Role: Military glider
  • Primary users: U.S. Army Air Forces, U.S. Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Number built: More than 13,900


  • Wingspan: 83ft 8" (25.5m)
  • Length: 48ft 8" (14.8m)
  • Height: 15ft 4" (4.7m)
  • Max. speed: 150mph (240km/h)
  • Loaded weight: 7,500 lb (3,402kg)

March 2019 answer
Grumman F9F-8 (F-9) Cougar

March 2019 winner
Stan Miller, Electrical Systems/Project Designer, ATI Forged Products, Cudahy, Wisconsin

How long have you been in the aerospace business?

Nine years. 

How did you become interested in aircraft?

Growing up in the Philippines with my missionary parents, there were many airport visits as others came to visit the island. Our Boy Scout troop went on a U.S. Navy cruise from Manila to Subic Bay and witnessed some naval aircraft demonstrations while en route. I have also been blessed by living near Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and have been an EAA AirVenture Flight Line Operations volunteer for 10 years. I finally started my lifelong dream to learn how to fly this past summer.

What is your favorite aircraft and why?

Commercial: Boeing 747 for its iconic design, roomy interior, and how it leapt off the deck in less runway than much smaller jets. Military propeller: P-51 Mustang for the power and speed from its Merlin engine – who doesn’t love it? Military jet: F-22 Raptor for its stealth, sleek lines, and thrust-vectored maneuverability. Personal: The Cessna 172 always evoked my desire to learn to fly.


Look what Stan won!


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








Robert Fuhst, Sr. Project Engineer, Arconic, Whitehall, Michigan

Michael Beckman, Sr. Application Engineer, McGill Mfg. Co. Inc., Valparaiso, Indiana

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 6 2019. Winners will be announced in the July 2019 issue.

Have fun, and good luck!