It was an experimental U.S. Navy fighter with unique configuration. Never saw combat due to the introduction of jet-powered aircraft. Becuase of its odd shape, it is often refered to as the "Flying Pancake".
Predecesor: Goodyear F2G Corsair
Sucessor: Vought F6U Pirate
Hit points: 300
The Vought XF5U "Flying Flapjack" was an experimental U.S. Navy fighter aircraft designed by Charles H. Zimmerman during World War II. This unorthodox design consisted of a flat, somewhat disc shaped body (hence its name) serving as the lifting surface. Two piston engines buried in the body drove propellers located on the leading edge at the wingtips.