The name is a pun. During WWII Curtiss designed a rear-engined, fighter called the XP-55 Ascender. The wings were at the rear, an it had a canard elevator at the front. The thing looked backwards to everybody, so it got the nickname "Ass-ender."
It kind of reminds me of a toy I had as a kid, I think it may have been a transformer, that was based on an US WW2 plane....
Great work throughout, though, Forbin.