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

Rapid-fire facts

  • 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)
July answer:

Convair C990 Coronado

July winner:

Michael Kearney, Product Engineer, Specialty Cable Corp., Wallingford, Connecticut

How long have you been in the aerospace business?

15 years

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.


John Carrns

Engineering Director

L-3 Communications Corp.

Muskegon, Michigan

Ward Burrows

Senior Design Engineer

Ancra Int.’l LLC

Azusa, California

submission procedure:

To enter the contest, visit 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

Look what Michael won!

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