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Wich real life rockets do you think look kerbal


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9 minutes ago, Snark said:

The US space shuttle.  They blatantly ripped off the Mk3 parts, Vector engine, and BigS delta wings and tail fin.  Squad oughta sue them!

Not to mention they strapped the payload to the side of the bloody rocket, and put the engines on the payload.. at an angle.

The thing couldn't get any more kerbal if they held it together with struts made of duct tape.

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The H-IIA.

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I mean, come on! Does it not scream "JUMBO 64" and "RT-10" to you?

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And the Delta IV Heavy while we're at it. Jumbo 64's, Mainsail engines (with cool shrouds), those weird nosecones, and the LES.

Ariane 5!

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The whole "Giant booster" and "sideways nose cone" thing.

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Long March 7 just screams Kerbal in so many ways.

Come to think of it, so does Long March 5.

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To a certain extent, Proton, because of the engine layout.

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Ares I (although it only flew once and that was a boilerplate second stage)!

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This might as well just be a KSP blueprint! I mean, come on! We've got J64's, the giant booster, the MK1-2 pod, a Skipper, and an LES!

Actually, the entire Ariane series (but Ariane 5 is way closer).

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But as far as the most Kerbal idea?

I'd have to go with Shtil'. What is Shtil', you ask? Nobody has really heard of it..

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Three liquid fueled stages, standard control systems, modified ICBM, low payload to orbit... It seems pretty normal, until you learn that it was launched from a submarine!

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Actually, the entire Ariane series (but Ariane 5 is way closer).

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Is that Ariane III in the middle? Because that looks totally kerbal. First stage not powerful enough? Stick a pair of Thumper SRBs on the side. Still no good? Add moar Thuds!

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48 minutes ago, YNM said:

To me, Ariane I to Ariane IV rockets screams about being very, very Kerbal. "Aerodynamics ? Forget that, it works right ?"

Especially  the I to IV indeed, however the later Arianes also are quitte kerbal.

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1 hour ago, DrLicor said:

... however the later Arianes also are quitte kerbal.

Well to me they only look kerbal thanks to those Shuttle/SLS lookalikes in-game. They're not as kerbal as an entire contraption of struts or somesuch.

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16 hours ago, DrLicor said:

Or this one..

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Ah, yes. The Uragans screams of "MOAR BOOSTERS !!?!?!!!" straight to everyone. Angara is just like a less bonkers Uragan. They're still relatively sleek though, so still not as kerbal as those many tiny spiky strap-ons add-more-as-you-go of Ariane I to IV !

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