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XF-85

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Totals
15000 Price
350 Survivability
2700 kgWeight
342.7 Damage
Speed
908 Airspeed
900 km/hTop Speed at Sea Level
900 km/hTop Speed at Best Altitude
2500 mOptimum Altitude
950 km/hMaximum Dive Speed
75 m/sRate of Climb
200 km/hStall Speed
525 km/hOptimum Airspeed
Mobility
86.8 Controllability
10.3 sAverage Time to Turn 360 deg
140 °/sRate of Roll
862.2 Maneuverability
XF-85
IX
McDonnell XF-85 Goblin
15000
Developed as a parasite fighter designed to be carried by a heavy bomber and defend the latter against enemy attacks. It underwent trials in 1948–1949, but never entered service. Two prototypes were handed over to museums.

Tech Tree

Engine
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0
EngineJ34-WE-22
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp1361
Typejet
Weight, kg560
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J34-WE-22
Airframe
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AirframeXF-85
Specifications:
Survivability350
Weight, kg1900
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XF-85
Cowling-mounted weapon
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0
Machine gun12.7 mm M3
Specifications:
Caliber12.7
Muzzle Velocity, m/s1280
Damage80
Rate of Fire, rounds/min1200
Weight, kg60
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4x12.7 mm M3


Modules


Compatible Equipment

Improved Radio Sight
Engine Tuning IV
Self-Sealing Fuel Tank IV
Control Surface Adjustment IV
Polished Covering
Improved Covering IV
Improved Radiator IV
Lightweight Airframe IV

Compatible Consumables

Reinforced Control Surfaces
Pneumatic Restarter
Automatic Fire Extinguishers
Control Surface Autotrim
Automatic Engine Restarter
First Aid Kit
First Aid Dressing Package
Ground Verification
Aerial Verification
Manual Fire Extinguishers
Control Surface Trim
Heavy Duty Control Surfaces


Historical Info

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.


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