After a six-month deployment in the Pacific, Richards decided to surprise his daughter by dressing up as the Beast.
XF-85 Goblin Parasite Fighter
The tiny McDonnell XF-85 Goblin parasite fighter designed to be carried inside the huge Convair B-36 Peacemaker bomber. XF-85 data from Wikipedia: "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. The XF-85 was a response to a United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) requirement for a fighter to be carried within the Northrop XB-35 and B-36, then under development.