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  1. R-3A Schwall: Unparrelled Air Dominance Delivered Developed under the Republic of Kerbalia Air Force Advanced Frontline Fighter program, Adler Defense Systems presents its 5th generation Air Superiority Fighter, the R-3A Schwall. A lethal package of stealth, speed, agility and next gen sensor fusion, the R-3A achieves unquestionable airspace dominance through unmatched overall performance. Stealth: Advanced radiation-absorbent materials and metasurfaces, along with internal weapons bays and sophisticated shapes all help ensure the survival and combat effectiveness of the R-3A in hostile airspace, giving allied forces decisive operational advantages. The vertical tailless design strengthens the R-3A's stealth to a greater degree. Speed: The lethality and high survivability of the R-3A is further enhanced by speed - capable of Mach 1.4 supercruise and prolonged Mach 2.3 afterburner dash at extreme altitude ensures rapid insertion and extraction over hostile airspace and air defenses. Agility: R-3A brings forth superior aerodynamics through an unconventional forward swept wing design, canards, and 3D vectoring. The R-3a possess great agility at subsonic speeds, its blazing acceleration and razor sharp turns leaves any competition behind in ashes. Sensor fusion: The R-3A's combat mainframe can autonomously collect data through hundreds of on board sensors and share it among all allied forces through secured data links, providing real time high-fidelity battlefield surveillance for commanders and coalition partners, ensuring joint operation effectiveness starting from zero hour. The R-3A features an enclosed cockpit system, favoring external cameras linked to the pilot's HMD and spherical monitors inside the cockpit, providing unobstructed views and augmented reality, enhancing pilot awareness and combat effectiveness. R-3A Schwall flying in formation with the R-5A Schnee of the Support Fighter Program currently under development. Specifications: General characteristics Crew: 1 Length: 21.1 m Wingspan: 15.1 m Height: 1.95 m Wing area: 85 m² Empty weight: 14,853 kg Loaded weight: 23,164 kg standard air superiority loadout* Max. takeoff weight: 30,120 kg(limited by landing gear safety load) Fuel capacity: 9,673 kg internally, or 12,993 kg with two external 1.66 kL fuel tanks Powerplant: 2 × Lyulka AL-31FM turbofans with 15 degrees 3D thrust vectoring Dry thrust: 76.2 kN each Thrust with afterburner: 122.4 kN each *MTW-IR-100 x 2, AIM-120 x 6, 73% internal fuel Performance Maximum speed: At altitude: Mach 2.5 as limited by engine temperature limit Supercruise: >Mach 1.4* @ 8,000m Combat Range: >3,500 km on internal fuel, standard air superiority loadout Combat radius: >1,000 km(with ~800 km Mach 2.0~2.3* afterburner dash @ 15500 m ~ 17000 m, supersonic exit & subsonic return) Ferry range: >4,000 km Service ceiling: 18,000 m Thrust/weight: 1.08 Maximum design g-load: 11.0+ g *Would require a few minutes to accelerate to desired speed Armament Guns: 1× 20 mm M61A2 Vulcan 6-barrel rotary cannon in right LERX root, 650 rounds Air-to-air mission loadout: 4× AIM-120A AMRAAM, 6xAIM-120C AMRAAM compressed 2× MTW-IR-100 Air-to-ground mission loadout: 2× 1,000 lb (450 kg) JDAM or 8× 250 lb (110 kg) GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs 3× AIM-120 AMRAAM 2× MTW-IR-100 Hardpoints: 2× under-wing pylon stations can be fitted to carry 1,660 L drop tanks or weapons. Non-fiction: 1.I basically made the plane by mashing many planes together, be it realistic or fiction. 2.Thrust vectoring is essential for maintaining artificial yaw stability for certain roll maneuvers, so I couldn't use the more powerful F119s. Hands up for "please add 117S or izdeliye 30 to AJE". 3.Stock SAS can't fly the plane at all, atmosphere autopilot is a must. 4.I tried fitting spin recovery chutes to it, only to find out it just doesn't work at low altitudes, so they are simply drogue chutes for landing now. If you're a good pilot you might be able to land it on a carrier deck without arresting gear. I'm not though.
  2. A fully operational carrier hull and bridge. As opposed to Eskandre's excellent Nimitz, this one has a ski-jump. It's not actually based on any real-world aircraft carrier, but it probably most resembles the Russian Navy's Admiral Kuznetsov. The lifts and hangar are fully operational. The mod is actually just a single part that comprises the hull, deck, lifts and bridge. It generates its own power, but it's meant to be used along with other ship mods for engines, radar, antennae, defence systems, etc. DOWNLOAD FROM SPACEDOCK
  3. For those that struggle with finding that perfect part or put together that perfect fighter fuselage, this is the mod for you. Brought to you by SM Associates @XOC2008 and @TheKurgan (with some excellent modelling by @SpannerMonkey(smce)!), we bring you Versus! Versus was created with two things in mind, lower part count aircraft to utilize BDArmory and related mods more efficiently, and to put together head-to-head match-ups between aircraft of similar style and function. These fuselages are all-in-one, including cockpit, radar, engine, ammo, and fuel. (On some occasions, the fuselage will also have a weapon integrated such as with the F-15 in this initial release.) Versus R1 includes the fuselages to pit a MiG-31 Foxhound against an F-15(A/B/C/D/E/However you design it) Eagle. Keep in mind this just contains the fuselages and a few extra bits like drop tanks, and the Pilot Pitot parts(for full Weapon Manager, Wing Commander, and AI Pilot capabilities.) Make sure to attach the pitot or some similar Weapon Manager part to ensure you can control your craft. You will of course also need to outfit the vessel with wings, landing gear, control surfaces, weapons, and whatever various odds and ends you'd like. To note: This mod is intended for "full size" aircraft. Tweakscale is not supported, as it can and will most likely alter the weight and flight characteristics with disastrous results. Thrust, velocity, and atmospheric curves have been toiled over to get the most realistic performance we can squeeze out of these aircraft. This mod was designed for and with Stock aero, as such FAR is not supported, but if this works in FAR then all the better for those users. Versus is CC BY-ND 4.0 I know, no pics no clicks! Download on Spacedock or Dropbox. Recommended (but not required) Mods: BDArmory Continued - Required for pilot pitot part to function SM Armory SMI Missiles and Launchers - Full of missiles, especially some perfect Russian ones to outfit your vodka fueled planes. KWS - Cold War BDArmory Extension Kerbal Foundries Procedural Wings
  4. Nice MKseries Body Made by: Kerbal Battle Field & Icecovery Studio & Kerwis Team Our members: Models: @Kernowden Kerbin Textures: @Kernowden Kerbin @Icecovery @Johnny005611 IVA: @Kernowden Kerbin @thedawm Import: @Kernowden Kerbin @thedawm Configs: @Kernowden Kerbin @thedawm Technical Support: @Acea @ladeng @flywlyx @Icecovery @BF2_Pilot All members come from Kerwis team DOWNLOAD: SpaceDock Recommended: RPM BDArmory Continued AEST AARS V2.2 changelog: Add "F-14D" cockpit and new HUD Complete experience need: JSI ASET KBF Weapon (bomb bay model size measured by AIM-120 and AIM-9X in this mod) License: Nice MKseries Body was released under CC BY-SA 4.0.
  5. KESTREL AEROSPACE KC-100 DESIGN NOTES The KC-100, designated 'Rhino' for its bulk, is a heavy-weight, medium-range airlifter with a maximum takeoff weight of 90 tonnes. It's capable of relatively short takeoffs with lighter payloads, and can also be landed in a short distance if its thrust reversers and flaps are employed. The Rhino was created primarily with rough-field landings in mind, and can thus deliver payloads to remote locations that would otherwise be inaccessible. SPECIFICATIONS: Length: 33.3m Wingspan: 35m Height: 8.2m Empty Weight: 32.92 tonnes Full Weight(1162LF): 38.74 tonnes excl. payload Stall Speed: 40m/s Maximum Static Thrust: 480KN (4x Wheesley powerplants) Maximum Return Range, with maximum payload: 650km Maximum Range of No Return, with maximum payload: 1300km OPERATION MANUAL: AG 1 - Switch engines on/off AG 2 - Toggle Thrust Reversers AG 3 - Toggle flaps AG 5 - Lower/Raise Cargo Ramp KERBALX LINK: https://kerbalx.com/Kestrel/Kestrel-Aerospace-KC-100-Rhino Please enjoy!
  6. I'm sure this has been suggested before, but since I tried and ALMOST did it today, I thought I would put it out there. In celebration of the new 1.4.3 release, I decided to fly around the world via the poles from the new desert runway. (And it seemed like a fun thing to do while listening to Italian Language recordings). Being a fairly crap plane builder, I just took a stock Stearwing, modified it to hold lots of fuel and then stuck and extra pair of wings on it because it would not get off the ground otherwise. It's not going to win any beauty awards, but it did the job. I managed to get all the way around with over a third of a tank of fuel left. Total flight time was about 5:58:00. (I mostly flew with stability on and timewarp on as well, so I did not sit here for 6 hours) I'm not sure exactly; the clock reads 5:57:17 on the last screenshot I took on approach. I then crashed. Argh! So, the challenge: fly around the world on a polar route, non-stop, and post your best time and show off your craft. You can start from any runway since the distance will be the same, as long as you land on the one you started on. I suppose we should put a ceiling of 12,000 on this as well. It should be flying, not orbiting. Oh, if you land intact, that's a bonus!
  7. what delta v is needed to get to the poles (and preferably back)
  8. The RQ-200 Widow Maker High altitude technology demonstrator [Block-1A] Download latest model here The RQ-200 Widow maker is the first of a long line of kerbal-less technology demonstrators. Taking several prototypes before reaching a final airframe design. Now upgraded to Block-1A. Development of the RQ-200 will be carried on in the pursuit of perfection. Several variants are planned and are currently being developed for release along with upgrades to the original version. The main variants will include and extended-range model, a high-altitude model, a high-speed model and a cruising model. Update log: (please check as new block upgrades come every few days) •The Widow Maker is a high altitude blended wing body design designed for high lift under all circumstances capable of reaching speeds above 1200 m/s at heights in excess of 30 000m •Stall speed is tested and is around 25 to 30 m/s remaining largely controllable throughout the speed range although loss of control can be observed at speeds below 40 m/s. The current Block-1 suffers from pretentious handling issues, largely but not restricted to extreme yaw sensitivity due to the lack of significant rudder surfaces. As a result flat spins can be observed through incorrect flying. Rolling either side will cause a pitching movement in the opposite direction of travel. In order to turn and avoid flat spins, a combination pitch, roll and yaw should be used. As always, a joystick is recommended. However in level flight the airframe is stable although SAS should not be turned off, it stays stable throughout the fuel range, from max. fuel to min. fuel. •There are two take off profiles, one of which considerably safer and easier than the other. Due to the sheer amount of crashes during testing, 2 sepratrons are staged on the nose to help lift the nose off the ground. •There are no special profiles for landing and landing this aircraft is considerably safer and easier than taking off. Beware that the aircraft decelerates EXTREMELY quickly when the engine is producing no thrust. It is recommended to stay above 60 m/s during final approach, flare and landing should be executed at 55 m/s, but never below 40 m/s. Gallery: Update: With Block-1A now available, Blocks-1B and -1C will be testbeds for Block-2. Block-1B should bring a boost in take off performance, the aim being to get rid of the separations and will be available in a few days. The aircraft is based upon these concept images of the secret reconnaissance drone RQ-180. The bigger brother of the RQ-170 Sentinel of which less than a dozen of photos exist. chomp chomp -Raptor
  9. Conric005

    The SRB Jet

    I have somehow, through messing around, created a Jet using an SRB Base. It can fly pretty well, and can land safely. https://imgur.com/a/u2pVm
  10. https://kerbalx.com/Skeletor2/200G-STOCK-Hypersonic-Plane Hey, I've been playing KSP since March 2013 and I pretty much only build planes. After 500 hours and hundreds of different designs, I've finally decided to upload one. It isn't my favorite plane I've made so far but it's the only one that can consistently pull more than 200G's (Though I have a few others that come close). I figured I'd share it and see how people feel. Please leave feedback if you like the plane/want to see more, maybe even share some of your own high-G designs! Not entirely sure how to make the pictures appear here without having to click a link but you can see them all on KerbalX. Let me know if I should change anything! https://imgur.com/a/YaeNk https://imgur.com/a/mlSvq https://imgur.com/a/LBhUS https://imgur.com/a/V7cYG https://imgur.com/a/40i3c https://imgur.com/a/6sGfB
  11. Kronus_Aerospace

    1:2 Scale AN-225 Replica

    This craft is a 1:2 scale replica of the Antonov AN-225 Mriya. A full scale version can be found here https://kerbalx.com/Kronus_Aerospace/Kronus-Antonov-AN-225-Mriya . This version being so much smaller allowed me to make it much more accurate and detailed than it’s larger brother. While starting out as a fun little side project, this craft ended up being just as much work as the original. Download: https://kerbalx.com/Kronus_Aerospace/Kronus-Antonov-AN-225-Nadiya Full Scale Version Download: https://kerbalx.com/Kronus_Aerospace/Kronus-Antonov-AN-225-Mriya Part Count: 1095 Craft Mass: 151.43 Tonnes Flight Specs: -Rotation Speed: 60 m/s -Stall Speed: 35 m/s -Max Speed SL: 212.7 m/s -Maneuverability: Decent
  12. The Antonov AN-225 Mriya was a large cargo aircraft designed to carry cargo of up to 250 metric tonnes that was designed and developed by the Ukraine based company Antonov in the years 1984 to 1988. The Mriya was designed to carry large payloads both inside it's large cargo hold as well as on top of the aircraft. The Mriya was designed with launch vehicles such as the MAKS project in mind, this influenced numerous design elements including the twin vertical tail fins which left the aircraft's rear clear for rocket exhaust to pass through. However, said feature only saw service in transporting the Soviet space shuttle Buran. The Mriya holds the title as being the longest and having the widest wingspan of any aircraft in operation, as well as having the largest maximum take-off mass of any aircraft ever built at 640 metric tonnes. The name Mriya is Ukrainian for "Dream", which I think you can agree is a truly accurate name to this colossus of an aircraft. Part Count: 979 Length: 87.5m Wingspan: 88.3m Mass: 640.3 tons Craft file: https://kerbalx.com/Kronus_Aerospace/Kronus-Antonov-AN-225-Mriya Performance: -Rotation Speed: 60 m/s -Cruising Altitude: 7500m -Max Speed at CRZ ALT: 222.7 m/s (exactly the same as the real thing) -Stall Speed: 40 m/s -Maneuverability: Surprisingly okay For more images as well as additional information, please check out the KerbalX page!
  13. This craft was the result of me just messing around. I was attempting to make an aircraft that was as unconventional as possible, and instead what I created is by far the most maneuverable jet that I have yet produced. This craft can easily pull 30g maneuvers Download: https://kerbalx.com/Kronus_Aerospace/Kronus-BT-2-Dreizack Craft Mass: 14.63 tonnes Part Count: 69 Preformance: -Rotation Speed: 60 m/s -Max Speed SL: 271.6 m/s -Cruising Altitude: 4000m -Max Speed CRZ ALT: 274.4 m/s -Max Dive Speed: 348 m/s -Maneuverability: Extreme -Stall Speed: 20 m/s
  14. Flying planes in KSP is rather frustrating. But one of the things that I find most infuriating is that my plane always arrives about 10 feet above the runway, and proceeds to drop down onto it. Invariably, it then bounces on the totally inadequate wheels (I only have the stock basic landing gear at the moment) and explodes. Why does my plane always start so high? I've built it on the floor of the hanger, but it makes not the blindest bit of difference - launch 10 ft off the ground, drop and boom.
  15. rockets-don't-make-toast

    Slowest plane in ksp

    This is a challenge about having the slowest plane. Rules in the video. +stock, no cheats. post your scores in the comments (forum equivalent)
  16. From the whimsy department, presenting Long Umpire, the flying boat. It won't go to orbit, but then why would you want to go to orbit with a boat? It's fun to fly, is fully amphibious, ditches and takes off water easily, and has a handy ladder in case the pilot wants to take a dip and get back on-board, and a cargo bay with a ramp in case she wants to pack a lunch, or a rover, or something else that can be rolled on, or off. Passenger variants with Mk 3 passenger modules are also feasible, I tried. To ditch, slow down to 100 m/s at 50 m altitude, then hold wings and nose level until you notice that you've stopped. Completely no-drama and very forgiving, it doesn't mind if you plop it down a bit nose-first, or fly it down a bit fast; I've made touchdowns at well over 100 m/s without any issues whatsoever. To take off, hit full power, waggle your wings to get the floats out of the water, hold attitude horizontal until you're going at 50 m/s or so, then pull up. If somebody flies a practical mission for this, I'd be curious to know what it is. Craft: https://kerbalx.com/Brikoleur/Long-Umpire (Named after the most iconic flying boat of all, the Short Empire, although the looks are more Caspian Sea Monster.)
  17. The Chausiku Kibowen class of heavy lifter spaceplane is an attempt at squaring the circle: combining the simplicity of a rocket with the efficiency and recoverability of a spaceplane. While that may be impossible, the Chausiku Kibowen comes close. It takes off easily, flies to orbit easily, re-enters easily, and lands easily. Craft file: https://kerbalx.com/Brikoleur/Chausiku-Kibowen The payload fits in a wide 3.75 metre fairing between twin fuselages. There's room to flare out the fairing a fair bit. Because it's in the centre, it minimises CoM shift issues, and the fairing keeps it aerodynamically efficient. Most of the body is structural: it is not intended to fly with full fuel load. The supplied craft file has plenty to get into orbit with the payload. To fly up, lift off at about 100 m/s, and once you’re at about 200 m/s, point the nose up at just under 20 degrees. Then do nothing at all until the jets start to flare out: at this point you should be still climbing healthily at about 25 km altitude, going at around 1400 m/s. Then hit 2 to toggle mode and start the tail engine, and fly yourself to orbit. To return, hold attitude between 45 and 60 degrees until transition to normal flight. If you have any fuel left, it helps to pump it towards the nose, as in very balanced regimes it may want to get into a flat spin when you hit thick air. To get out of it, apply thrust. Approach and landing are extremely easy. It touches down below 40 m/s at a reasonable angle.
  18. After learning how to make propellers in stock KSP, I wondered if it was possible to make a solar-powered aircraft, like Solar Impulse or the NASA Helios. The problem is, all the propeller engine designs I've seen require the engine to be physically separate from the aircraft, preventing electricity from wing-mounted solar panels from reaching it. Is it possible to make a propeller engine that isn't physically separated from the aircraft, or somehow "beam" electricity into the engine? If not, are there any easy code fixes that can allow either of those things?
  19. Ruddy3702

    747-8 Replica.

    A mod aircraft called 747-8. It is very maneuverable and is very stable at both high speeds and low speeds. Takeoff speed is 50 m/s, landing speed is ~<100 m/s. Can climb straight up like fighter jets. Try it out for yourself! Please try it out and tell me about things that need improvement. Building tips are always welcome https://kerbalx.com/Ruddy3702/747-8 Pics for you guys
  20. The_Cat_In_Space

    LF-1 'Bear' Light Aircraft

    Introducing the LF (Light Flyer) 1, 'Bear'. It has space for six Kerbals, can fly for around 3 hours, has airbrakes and parachutes, can be fitted with landing gear or floats, and has a top speed of 281m/s, and only costs 15,000!
  21. Firstly, thanks to Squad and Blitworks for making the enhanced edition, even with all the major issues in the last version, I still dumped many hours in playing because I had so much fun anyways, and now I can do so even more to my hearts content... Thanks! Anyways, I've been doing a science play through to help get me more familiar with the parts and new controls before going into a career mode, but early on I was playing with space planes and when putting on one of the wings, they started bugging out and disappearing briefly, flickering in and out of existence. I tried to move it to alleviate the error, but instead it just left a ghost of itself in the original place, still flickering. I couldn't move or delete the ghost, but I could delete the actual part. I don't remember what wing it was, but it was one of the bigger ones you get from the first science unlock for wings.. The reason I mention this is because its the only reasonable thing I can think of that caused what I'm about to explain next. After going back to the space center and reloading into SPH, it worked fine... until I tried to launch my plane. The camera spawns in pretty randomly, sometimes under the runway, in the sky, or just pitch black. I can't pause, bring up the cursor, move the camera, or anything. Also, the time in the top left always says 999 for the years and days and what not.This continued to happen no matter how many times I reloaded. To get out of it, I have to close application and not do it again. Any help is appreciated P.S. Wow, okay. I just tested it again to confirm some of my info, and it loaded in fine... This had been happening my entire playthrough from the start and it suddenly works. I will leave this here though, because its still a pretty serious bug to have happen, and hopefully it can be recreated so it can be fixed. To clarify, this bug had been happening for a long awhile, I have no idea what fixed it suddenly.
  22. I seem to be having a little problem with my planes on takeoff. That's three separate designs now, so I have no idea what's wrong, and in fact I can't see much in common between them. They all have the exact same problem though. On the runway, during takeoff roll, a particular speed comes when the aircraft starts leering of the center of the runway. It should be noted that I am using FAR and I'm not really an expert with plane design, even though i enjoy it. Right coming back to the case, I present to you most recent of these troublesome designs. It is in no way a spaceplane, as one can see by its engine. Hence it was designed with low-speed, low-altitude performance in mind. However, the runawy sideslip is fatal on takeoff, the plane ususally rips off a wingtip, rotates around it and comes to stop, sliding backwards. I have also found a description of it that I've written. Both for RP purposes and as notes for myself in case i come back to it after a longer break:
  23. rockets-don't-make-toast

    THE DUODECAPLANE!!!!

    This brilliant work of engineering has twelve wings. more than any other plane I've ever seen. humorous video: craft file: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1k17nYlgC4KwETY4Q22vr7V8MS4c2EOXf
  24. My supersonic plane starts shaking in 600 m/s or more. I tryed to add some struts but it doesnt help . Do you know what do do? Here are some photos of my plane: Imgur image Thank you!