Hover Laser Tank
by Clol7
uploaded 2017-03-16
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SPH
mod rover
#Modded #laser #BDArmory #B9AeroSpace #Tank

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: rover
  • Part Count: 62
  • Mods: 6

Mods

  • B9 Aerospace Parts Pack
  • B9 Procedural Wings Modified
  • BDArmory
  • KW Rocketry
  • Kerbal Foundries Wheels and Repulsors ALPHA
  • Squad (stock)

Description

A mod tank called Hover Laser Tank. Built with 62 of the finest parts, its root part is probeStackSmall.

This is an experiment in attempting to make a hover tank using B9’s repulsor pack, it uses an RCS system for thrust and BDArmory’s USAF Airborne Laser as a main weapon, since it’s technically airborne.

Approximate size: 4.3m x 4.4m x 6.3m

Overland acceleration: 3.6m/s
Top Speed: 60 m/s. 216 km/h, 134.2 Mph
Oversea acceleration: 1m/s
Top Speed: 15 m/s 54 km/h. 33.6 Mph

Problems:

Intolerant of most uneven terrain at speed
RCS based thrust system destabilises vehicle at turning at any speed. (fixed with toggle action group)
USAF Airborne Laser uses a lot of power.
Practically defenseless in protracted night engagements.
Only stable till ~55 m/s on even ground, sways at all speeds.

Advantages:

Fast on even ground.
Laser is powerful, over time damage.
Amphibious, if slower than overland speed.

All in all, a fun experiment.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.2.2.

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