Aircraft Photo of 46-0523 / 6523 | McDonnell XF-85 Goblin | USA - Air Force | #58476
Registration / Serial:46-0523
Alternate Serial:6523
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell F-85 Goblin
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell F-85 Goblin
Aircraft Version:McDonnell XF-85 Goblin
C/n (msn):1
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: -   IATA: -   Local: DWF   Other: -
Collection:National Museum of the US Air Force
Photo Date:9 March 2015
Photo by:Gary Vincent
Photo ID: 58476
Photo Comment

The XF-85 Goblin was designed to be carried by the Northrop B-35 and Convair B-36 bombers for defense against interceptors, much like the Curtiss F9C Sparowhawk did with the US Navy Airships Akron and Macon in 1929. Performance of the jet was marginal and the trapeze set up was difficult to use so only two aircraft were built and the project was cancelled in 1949.

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