Manufacturer: Martin

Model: 253

Name: Midget

Type: Jet parasite fighter


Status: Service test

Country: United States of America

Service: U.S. Air Force

Designation: YF-97A


The Martin YF-97A Midget was elaborated using a photo of the Convair XFY-1 "Pogo" fighter as a basis.

Viewers' comments:
  • Uber-neat - like the Pogo meets an HL-10! The snubbiest of snub fighters! :) (Arcas-Art)
  • Twin tails? O.o it's a very short bird and I'm used to see twin tails w/ bigger models :XD: (Roddy1990)
  • thats a sweet little design, kindv reminds me of the old Monogram 'Flapjack' kit  8) (tsrjoe)
  • Love the Midget :-* (lauhof52)
  • Interesting  Thumbs Up (NARSES2)
  • That's such a simple idea I'm surprised no one's tried it before - a convention TOL Pogo with an u/c and twin jet engines. (The Wooksta!)
  • Awfully delicious silhouette... Grin Thumbs Up (Tophe)
  • The Martin YF-97A Midget is super cool.  :) (Bladerunner)
  • Great concept in the midget (RussC)
  • Cool, that would fit in my garage!  :) (Doom!)
  • You know, I was just thinking about something like that as a XF-85 alternative. The way you did it is cool! (TBD)

My comments: You know what?? The parasite fighter was my initial idea but I changed it as I went along because it seemed to large for an XF-85 competitor. But I eventually did a Martin parasite fighter all right... it's the XF3M-1 Mighty Mite. Check it out!