Aerospace Manufacturing and Design welcomes all aircraft enthusiasts to join the fun and NAME THAT PLANE! Each issue, a new aircraft will be featured. Given a photo and a clue box, readers are encouraged to guess what plane is being described and submit their answers to www.AerospaceManufacturingAndDesign.com/NameThatPlane.
- First flight: March 8, 1954
- Roles: Troop/VIP transport, anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue
- Number built: 2,108
- Produced: 1953 to 1970
- Rotor diameter: 56ft 0” (17.07m)
- Length: 56ft 8.5” (17.28m)
- Height: 15ft 11” (4.85m)
- Max. speed: 173mph (278km/h)
- Engine: Wright R-1820-84, 1,525hp (1,137kW)
Convair C990 Coronado
Michael Kearney, Product Engineer, Specialty Cable Corp., Wallingford, Connecticut
How long have you been in the aerospace business?
How did you become interested in aircraft?
Having a job in aerospace, my interest has steadily increased, having dealt with aircraft wiring systems every day for those last 15 years.
What is your favorite aircraft (and why)?
My favorite is the SR71 Blackbird, for all the obvious reasons.
L-3 Communications Corp.
Senior Design Engineer
Ancra Int.’l LLC
To enter the contest, visit www.AerospaceManufacturingAndDesign.com/NameThatPlane and fill out the provided entry form. Only completed forms will qualify.
The entry deadline for this issue’s contest is November 21, 2016. Winners will be announced in the January/February 2017 issue.
Have fun, and good luck!
For a full set of rules, please visit www.AerospaceManufacturingAndDesign.com/NameThatPlane.
Look what Michael won!
Enter today to win your own high-quality desktop aircraft replica!