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.

October 2021 contest. Can you name the plane?

Rapid-fire facts

  • Primary role: Carrier-based anti-submarine warfare
  • First flight:  Jan. 21, 1972
  • Number built: 188
  • Primary users: U.S. Navy, NASA


  • Wingspan: 68ft 8" (20.9m)
  • Length: 53ft 4" (16.3m)
  • Height: 22ft 9" (6.9m)
  • Max. speed: 494mph (795km/h)
  • Engines: General Electric TF34-GE-2 turbofans

August 2021 answer
McDonnell Douglas KC-10

August 2021 winner

Joseph E. Yehoda, Ph.D., Technology Director, Diamonex, Allentown, Pennsylvania

How long have you been in the aerospace business?

More than 25 years.

How did you become interested in aircraft?

From an early age, I enjoyed going to air shows as well as the U.S. Air Force museum in Dayton, Ohio, and the Smithsonian Air & Space museum in Washington, D.C. A highlight was attending the air show at Edwards AFB in 1987 that celebrated the 40th anniversary of transonic flight.

What is your favorite aircraft and why?

The Supermarine Spitfire. Its elliptical wing design and bubble canopy gave it a very distinctive look. It was an innovative aircraft for its time.


Look what Joseph won!


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









Tom Steinbrunner, Electronics Engineer, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

Mattthew Empett, Facility Engineer, Collins Aerospace Binghamton, New York

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 December 6, 2021. Winners will be announced in the January-February 2022 issue.

Have fun, and good luck!