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  1. Contract n° 4 Fourth generation jet fighter Valens/Kilatus F-5 "Cougar" Taking lessons from the development history of the F-14 "Tomcat", Kilatus, though a newcomer to the jet fighter business, decided to streamline the "Tomcat" design to the extreme, and delivered the "Cougar". Keeping the tandem pilot/interception officer as well as the lifting-body approach and discarding the variable geometry wing allowed Kilatus to develop a large, agile, polyvalent fighter that can complement and follow the F-14 in its role as fleet defense interceptor as well as polyvalent fighter. Furthe
  2. Contract n° 3 (and also a bit of 4) Third generation jet fighter Valens/Kyasish'ev Model 3c and 4c "Buzzard" When the government opened contract bids for the development and production of a new fighter strike aircraft, Kyasish'ev's engineers came up with the Model 3c "Buzzard", an all-weather fighter-bomber that features an innovative slatted wing, extensive range and a two-kerbal team of pilot/interception officer allowing greater flexibility over a large range of tasks. The "Buzzard" is a large plane though (over 20 tons with missiles), and, although it can take off and land o
  3. 2nd Generation — Contract 002 valens/ FLOOYD Dynamics F99c "Adynaton" The "Adynaton" is designed around the Whiplash engine, as befits its role of bomber-hunter fast missile platform. Armed with six missiles and two guns, it can hit multiple targets from high altitude and still have a extensive range. In order to take off in less than ten seconds, it is fitted with two sets of JATO rockets. With a full load, the "Adynaton" reaches 12km altitude under two minutes and 18km under three minutes; the performances dramatically increase though as missiles are launched. Piloting this bird is
  4. Contract 001 First Generation Jet Fighter valens/Krumann Aviation P-34 "Comet" An all-around fighter-bomber that can carry two bombs and two unguided missiles, as well as having six guns on the nose. As a carrier-based fighter aircraft, it sports two engines (and can in fact fly on one) and a tail hook (tail hook is retracted on the KerbalX model). [Production notes : Due to the aerodynamics of KSP and missiles, four Junos have been clipped together two by two, and two air intakes have similarly been clipped together, in order to develop enough power to give the "Comet" ac
  5. There and back again in 30:07, thanks to RAPIERs and a J-22-esque plane. Three mods were used, though the plane itself is completely stock : KER, Waypoint Manager and Atmosphere Autopilot.
  6. From experience with a similar situation, I usually have to tweak the booster (Boreas-R, Twin-Boar-based recoverable booster) thrust during the flight in order to maintain acceptable manoeuvrability, but other than that, its profile is nothing fancy. Using Gravity Turn, I only have to act on booster thrust and roll (180 to 0) during the flight. Now, as is visible in the picture, this version of Boreas-R is specifically designed for greater pitch control (6 vernor RCS for pitch control, 2 for yaw), so RCS is necessary for the flight.
  7. Might it be Airplane Plus ? IMHO one of the best airplane mods around.
  8. For a challenge on the french community forum, I have developed a skydiving plane (this was still 1.3.x), somewhat inspired by the Pilatus Porter. STOL capabilities, easy handling, also able to act as a dropship for small payloads. KerbalX link here.
  9. min je sais j'insiste ... Voui. En fait j'avais déjà repassé dans le .cfg, et j'ai du vous mettre la version où j'avais oublié de changer ceci.
  10. Encore pour référence, @yrou avait commencé un tableur avec les VEN et VFR officielles de KSP côte à côte pour corriger quelques termes. Il serait peut-être utile de lui demander de mettre ce tableur à disposition des traducteurs... Quelqu'un peut/veut-il relire et corriger ma traduction du mod Astrogator par @HebaruSan ? Deux points particuliers me posent problèmes : Parle-t-on de noeuds ou de points de manoeuvre ? Il me semble avoir vu les deux. J'ai utilisé noeud parce que c'est ce que j'ai trouvé dans le tableur de @yrou. Je ne suis pas sûr de escape trajectory =&g
  11. En effet, après vérification minutes s'abbrévie en min. Je vais contacter le moddeur pour faire cette correction. Sources à ajouter éventuellement dans vos outils : http://www.ilocis.org/fr/documents/ilo105.htm et http://www.guide-typographie.com/ab_unitemesure.htm.
  12. Pour les traducteurs, voici quelques outils de référence : Arrêté du 20 février 1995 relatif à la terminologie des sciences et techniques spatiales : les termes très officiels, ainsi qu'une correspondance avec les termes anglais. Projet de glossaire astronautique sur Wikipedia : un autre glossaire, ainsi que des liens. Vocabulaire de l'astronautique - Agence spatiale canadienne : encore des termes, mais sans les correspondances anglophones.
  13. In my preparations for my pending exploration of Duna, I have been inspired by @Frank_G's excellent mission report, especially his solar bird and MOLE crafts. I have then developed my own take on a high-altitude solar-powered ion propulsion plane for the exploration of atmospheres: HAAF. Not only is HAAF quite manoeuverable, but its large wing area means it can easily glide or aerobrake in the high atmosphere and ride the Karman line in search for atmospheric science. So far I have deployed one on a polar orbit around Kerbin in order to get missing high atmosphere science as well as
  14. @flart I'll gladly look into it. [EDIT] Quelqu'un veut-il le relire rapidement ?
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