The American Vought XF5U Flying Pancake was designed to be a fighter plane capable of remaining in flight at very low air speeds. These airplanes never got past the prototype stage and never was involved in any combat. That's right! The XF5U is a real plane, as weird as it looks!
The Flying Breakfast Item is one of the best fighters in the game. It has decent speed and its subweaponry is a highly effective auto-aim laser that passes through multiple enemies.
the V-173 is supposed to be yellow, but the creators either changed or mistakend the color or did not remember the name of the plane
However, truth be told, there were different models. The XF5U is a real model.
However, the Sega Saturn index listed it as the F-5U