McDonnell XF-85 Goblin (1948)

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The McDonnell XF-85 Goblin was an American prototype fighter aircraft conceived during World War II by McDonnell Aircraft. It was intended to be deployed from the bomb bay of the giant Convair B-36 bomber as a parasite fighter. The XF-85's intended role was to defend bombers from hostile interceptors, a need demonstrated during World War II. Two prototypes were constructed before the program was terminated.

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  1. 4499124
    4499124 Feb 27, 2014

    "Goblin" and "Parasite" are two very appropriate names for this bizarre fighter. Not even the advanced concepts on German drawing boards could equal this.

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