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The F-85 Goblin was a parasite fighter developed for the US Air Force in the late 1940s after World War II. It was designed to be carried on trapezes in the bomb-bays of specially modified bombers, where it would be lowered down, attached by a hook on the nose, and released. Similarly, it then had to be carefully reattached to trapeze as it had no landing gear. The concept proved difficult and it was canceled with only two prototypes built. The Goblin had a distinctive egg-like fuselage and a fork-like tail.
Issued to the Allies, the F-85 is fast and is able to take extremely tight turns on a dime. However, because the Goblin is so responsive, it is incredibly difficult to fly. Still, the Goblin is great at strafing and destroying other aircraft. In addition to this, it can be highly effective in the Kamikaze role because of its maneuverability, speed, and responsiveness. Despite these advantages, the Goblin is very frail, and as little as 2 direct flak hits can destroy it. However, its sheer speed and small size make it incredibly difficult to hit.