It's kind of like what the AR-7's are purported to have replaced. I have a recent Henry version. Whether or not it ever accompanied a USAF pilot is open to debate, but it is designed as a 'survival rifle" in .22lr. The 410 barrel is not included, (Damn...).
It makes for a good training rifle for the kids. And at least it's worth keeping after they outgrow it. I have a Rossi S411220BS youth size 22LR / 410 that never gets shot now since the kids outgrew it. The Rossi is a single shot with changeable barrels. The Springfield doesn't require changing barrels so I think it's a keeper over the Rossi. I may trade the Rossi for some ammo lol.
I gave my son a Savage Camp Gun which is a 22 lr on top and 20 gauge on the bottom barrel. It breaks down and fits in a nice little folding soft case for packing. Very nice little gun to take camping and fishing.