Rapid-fire facts:

  • Patrol bomber
  • First flight: Feb. 18, 1939
  • Primary users: U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Australian Air Force, Argentine Navy
  • Number built: 1,366

Specifications:

  • Wingspan: 118ft (36m)
  • Length: 79ft 10" (23.5m)
  • Height: 27ft 6" (5.33m)
  • Max. speed: 205mph (330km/h)
  • Engines: Wright R-2600 radial, 1,700hp

April 2018 answer: Bell P-39 Airacobra

APRIL 2018 winner

John Kemper
Manufacturing Engineer,
Kovatch Castings,
Uniontown, Ohio

How long have you been in the aerospace business?
I have been a manufacturing engineer in the aerospace business for more than 35 years.

How did you become interested in aircraft?
Over the years – making components for Boeing, Sikorsky, NASA, and other aerospace companies – you naturally get interested in aviation. My interest in aviation peaked five years ago as I became a private pilot and now own a Piper Warrior with a group of other pilots.

What is your favorite aircraft?
The Piper is now my favorite aircraft.

Runners-up

Doug Perilli
Director of Marketing
Boston Centerless
Woburn, Massachusetts

August Kubicke
Tool Room Foreman
Vermont Microtechnologies
Barnet, Vermont

Submission Procedure

To enter the contest, visit www.AerospaceManufacturingAndDesign.com/Form/NameThatPlane and fill out the provided entry form. Only completed forms will qualify. A full set of rules is provided.

The entry deadline for this issue’s contest is June 29, 2018. Winners will be announced in the Aug/Sept 2018 issue.

Have fun, and good luck!

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