(B36 Version coming soon!)
Fixed Yaw Version
Wikipedia:The McDonnell XF-85 Goblin is an American prototype fighter aircraft conceived during World War II by McDonnell Aircraft. It was intended to deploy 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 interceptor aircraft, a need demonstrated during World War II. McDonnell built two prototypes before the Air Force (USAAF) terminated the program.
The XF-85 was a response to a USAAF requirement for a fighter to be carried within the Northrop XB-35 and B-36, then under development. This was to address the limited range of existing interceptor aircraft compared to the greater range of new bomber designs. The XF-85 was a diminutive jet aircraft featuring a distinctive egg-shaped fuselage and a forked-tail stabilizer design. The prototypes were built and underwent testing and evaluation in 1948. Flight tests showed promise in the design, but the aircraft's performance was inferior to the jet fighters it would have faced in combat, and there were difficulties in docking. The XF-85 was swiftly canceled, and the prototypes were thereafter relegated to museum exhibits. The 1947 successor to the USAAF, the United States Air Force (USAF), continued to examine the concept of parasite aircraft under Project MX-106 "Tip Tow", Project FICON, and Project "Tom-Tom" following the cancellation.
- I couldn't get Yaw to work, Yaw is just a roll now.
- This was originally deployed in the air and stowed in the air, It doesn't have landing gear, making you incapable of landing it with wheels.
How to use
AG1 = Lights
This will automatically detach when your altitude above ground level is more than 5 meters.
- Created On Windows
- Wingspan 21.9ft (6.7m)
- Length 16.0ft (4.9m)
- Height 11.6ft (3.5m)
- Empty Weight 4,626lbs (2,098kg)
- Loaded Weight 5,748lbs (2,607kg)
- Power/Weight Ratio 8.209
- Wing Loading 22.1lbs/ft2 (107.9kg/m2)
- Wing Area 260.0ft2 (24.2m2)
- Drag Points 2704
- Number of Parts 269
- Control Surfaces 7