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


  • 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.


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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