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KADEC - Kerbal Aerospace Defense Corporation

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At the Kerbal Aerospace Defense Corporation (aka KADEC), we strive to build fictional, yet realistic aircraft that actually fly!

Tech Support (downloads, mods and other info)

**Download links will be posted up as soon as .22 mod support comes out for B9, Firespitter, etc...**

Once that happens, download links will come up and will be posted at the top of the post.

It should also be noted that I have modified some mods (re-sizing mostly) and they will come included with the .craft in the .zip file from the link.

I will be busy for the next couple of weeks, but I will try my best to update this forum, so stay posed!

Aircraft Status List:

KA-3D Link Pending

KA-3D EWV Link Pending

KF-9C/D Link Pending

KF-9E/F Link Pending

KF-10A Under Development

Aircraft Profiles and Pictures

Here is a list of active KADEC aircraft, so take a stroll down our "catalog".

KA-3D Shrike

The KA-3D Shrike is a specialized two-seat ground attack/interdiction aircraft. First flown in 1994, the once designated KA-3A proved to be a very stable and efficient ground attack platform. Now upgraded to -3D status (upgraded in 2009), the Shrike features the latest in weapon systems, sensors and avionics. Equipped with Conformal Fuel Tanks, the KA-3D has superb range and can stay on station for a long period of time. The Shrike is also equipped with the Romfarer LAZOR designation system for precision guided weapon strikes. It is currently being flown by the KAF.

Earth Equivalents: SEPECAT Jaguar, Panavia Tornado IDS

Stats:

Range: 1,000+ km

Combat Radius with full load: 450 km

Max Altitude: 16,000 m

Top Speed (low level): 150m/s

Top Speed (at altitude): 800m/s

Take-Off speed (fully loaded): 60m/s

Maneuverability: Decent

Stability: Superb

Payload: 6 underwing hardpoints (all weapons and pods), one ventral hardpoint (LAZOR pod, Fuel tank), two lateral hardpoints (FLIR pod, LANTIRN pod, Romfarer missile).

Pics:

A fully armed KA-3D

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Conformal Fuel Tanks adds 180 units of fuel and increases range

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Weapon load includes 6 x GMK-8 Air-to-ground Lazor guided missile (re-sized Romfarer missile), 8 x GBK-5 500lbs bombs and 1 x LAZOR designator pod (Romfarer mod).

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The Shrike can carry a large payload and maintain very good low level stability, speed and control.

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The KA-3D is perfectly suited for low-level, high speed strikes.

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Full system/sensor integration (even Difel Kerman is impressed! lol)

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Flaps and Airbrakes (from B9 aerospace) assist with the landing.

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KA-3D EWV Electric Shrike

The KA-3D EWV (Electronic Warfare Variant) is a dedicated Electronic Warfare (Radar Jamming, Communication Interference, SEAD/Anti-Radar strike) aircraft derived from the KA-3D standard variant. The Electric Shrike made it's first flight in 2002 and can be distinguished from the KA-3D through it's antennas and ECM pods (from ION Hybrid Engine pack. It is currently being flown by the KAF.

Earth Equivalents: Panavia Tornado ECR, EA-6B Prowler, SU-24MP

Stats:

Refer to KA-3D stats

Pics:

Here, the KA-3D EWV is armed with 4 x RMK-12 Skystreak Anti-Radar Missiles, 3 x ECM pods (the are actually batteries and do nothing :P) and 1 x Decoy Pod

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The Electric Shrike sacrifices none of the KA-3D's low-altitude performance.

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Here it is, in it's natural environment, all happy and stuff...

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KF-9C/D Kestrel

The KF-9C/D Kestrel is a Single Engine, 4th Generation Multirole Fighter in use by the KAF which comes in two variants: the KF-9C which is the main single seat fighter and the KF-9D which is a two-seat trainer/light fighter. First flown in 1989 (designated the KF-9A and -3B), the Kestrel has proven it self as a versatile and capable fighter. The KF-9A and KF-9B were upgraded to -9C and -9D status in 2004; these upgrades included a built-in Romfarer LAZOR designator, increased fuel, new engine and new flight control systems. Able to perform air-to-air, air-to-ground and mixed roles, the Kestrel is a small, yet very capable fighter.

Earth Equivalents: F-16C/D Block 40, Saab JAS-39C/D Gripen, Mig-29SM

Stats:

Range (internal fuel): 700 km

Combat Radius with full load: 350 km

Max Altitude: 20,000 m

Top Speed (low level): 154m/s

Top Speed (at altitude): 1100m/s

Take-Off speed (fully loaded): 98m/s

Maneuverability: Very Good

Stability: Very Good

Payload: 2 wingtip rails (missiles), 6 underwing hardpoints (all weapons and pods), one ventral hardpoint (Fuel tank), two lateral hardpoints (pods, Romfarer missile).

Pics:

The KF-9C is the backbone of the KAF's air-defense fleet.

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Here, the KF-9C is equipped in an all-missile configuration for Close-Air-Patrol missions.

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The Kestrel] is a multirole fighter and is able to swing roles on the go. Here it is carrying 4 x AMK-8 Heat-seeking missiles (actually LAZOR guided from Romfarer),

4 x GMK-8 Air-to-ground missiles, 2 x GBK-5E glide bomb and two pods (for the looks).

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Landing is very easy in the Kestrel series of aircraft.

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Despite being larger, the two-seat KF-9D sacrifices none of the KF-9C's performance and is still a potent fighter.

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KF-9E/F Super Kestrel

These are the latest variants in the KF-9 family of fighters, the single seat KF-9E and two seat KF-9F. Both aircraft are 4++ generation multirole fighter and feature conformal fuel tanks, a new LAZOR designation system and a stealthier design. The flight control systems and wings have also been upgraded and are an improvement over the KF-9C and -9D variants. First flown in 2008, the Super Kestrel is a more efficient weapon's platform thanks to the new built-in LAZOR designator form Romfarer (I pretend it's a new AESA radar, lol). The Super Kestrel entered service with the KAF in October 2013 and will replace older Kestrels.

Earth Equivalents: F-16E/F Block 60, Saab JAS-39NG Gripen, Mig-35

Stats:

Range (internal fuel): 970+ km

Combat Radius with full load: 450 km

Max Altitude: 21,000 m

Top Speed (low level): 150m/s

Top Speed (at altitude): 1050m/s

Take-Off speed (fully loaded): 92m/s

Maneuverability: Superb

Stability: Very Good

Payload: 2 wingtip rails (missiles), 6 underwing hardpoints (all weapons and pods), one ventral hardpoint (Fuel tank), two lateral hardpoints (pods, Romfarer missile).

Pics:

F9E-001 FTV (flight test vehicle) prototype.

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The first production Super Kestrel armed with 2 x AMK-6 unguided missiles (re-sized Elysian Empire Sparrow MKI and 8 x AMK-8 short range missiles.

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The KF-9E is a VERY fun aircraft to fly. Here it is seen with the KAF's new dark-grey camouflage

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A comparison of both Kestrels: The older KF-9C on the left and the new KF-9E on the Right.

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The two-seat KF-9F.

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KF-10A Specter under development

The KF-10A Specter is a twin-engine 5th generation fighter that is currently under development.

Edited by AirShark

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Kind of reminds me of the old SEPECAT Jaguar, I loved flying that thing in FreeFalcon5.0.

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Kind of reminds me of the old SEPECAT Jaguar, I loved flying that thing in FreeFalcon5.0.

The Jaguar was by far one of the best looking jets out there.

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very nice very nice..... and i usually don't like mod crafts but these are just all around nice looking and lots of stats to go with the good pictures...

what is that big plane carrying on its back?

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very nice very nice..... and i usually don't like mod crafts but these are just all around nice looking and lots of stats to go with the good pictures...

what is that big plane carrying on its back?

Thanks!

It's apparently an airborne radar, like the 737EWS, lol.

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Too late. I crashed into it... by accident... :D

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How in the world are you flying 2 aircraft at once? Please, please teach me!

Edited by Kyrian

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I actually found out how to do it by accident :D. This video by YargGaming sums it up quite nicely:

Thing is I can actually keep my thrust on while switching from vehicles; no need to power down. You can try that too, see if it works.

Edited by AirShark

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I hit a technical snag while switching to KSP 0.22 ; I will try to post the links ASAP for anyone who is interested.

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Y U NO PUT LINKS?!??!?!?!? ;.; I want them so bad...

I've run into a major snag while updating to KSP 0.22 and I have not been able to sort it out. I've also been extremely busy these last couple of weeks and have barely had enough time to advance. I do have the 0.21 models ready, but to upload them at this point would be pointless.

But have faith. If I have time later on, I will absolutely fix the problems and post the links. So far, KADEC is not dead yet, just undergoing the same headaches that Lockheed Martin is going through with their F-35s!!! :D

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