The Mule, also known as the Asskicker, was a divebomber built by the Confederate States during the Second Great War. They were widely considered the best divebombers in the world at the time. Mules served as "airborne artillery," bombing specific targets that conventional artillery and armor could not reach by diving down at an almost vertical angle and pulling up at the last moment.
Its gull wing structure made it easy to identify for US forces. It made a terrifying whine as it moved to attack targets, and was effective during Operation Blackbeard and the invasion of Ohio. However, their slow speed and limited maneuverability made them easy targets for enemy fighters and therefore required them to have a fighter escort in areas where the Confederacy did not have air superiority.