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McDonnell XF-85 Goblin

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Designed as a parasite fighter for protecting B-36s. Though successfully test flown, the program was canceled in favor of mid-air refueling of fighter a/c. Only two airframes were manufactured.

General:

Type: Fighter

Crew: 1

Seating: 1

First Flight:

Specifications

 

Propulsion

 

Performance

 

Length:

Height:

Wingspan:

Empty Weight:

Gross Weight:

14' 11"

8' 3"

21' 1.5"

lbs.

4550 lbs.

No. Engines:

Horsepower:

Powerplant:

1

3000 hp 

Westinghouse XJ34

Range:

Speed (max):

Speed (cruise):

Climb:

Ceiling:

- miles

650 mph

580 mph

- ft/sec

- ft

Armament:

4x.50cal MG 

     

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