KLS Tuff
by DyingCrow
uploaded 2017-08-09
mod lander
#Lander #Transporter #Ore #Spaceplane


  • Type: SPH
  • Class: lander
  • Part Count: 187
  • Mods: 5


  • Kerbal Attachment System
  • Kerbal Inventory System
  • Mk2 Stockalike Expansion
  • Mk3 Stockalike Expansion
  • Squad (stock)

A mod aircraft called KLS Tuff. Built with 187 of the finest parts, its root part is M3X.StackDockingPort.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.3.0.

After the KSC administration finally understood the value of setting up a waypoint refueling station in Ike’s orbit, Plans were laid to setup the infrastructure. The station to be used will be the already commissioned Gas Station, of which there are already 3 deployed and have proven valuable and reliable, and the Miner something generic that is already in use. As for the transport, the Obsidian has done an excellent job around Kerbin’s SOI and was considered, but was not deemed suitable for operating on Duna, or being modified for this new role. Crow’s Junkyard was contracted to come up with something, and maintain a standardized fleet. The successful KLS Minmus design was chosen as the base, and modified for the new role. The result is the KLS Tuff.

The Tuff can easily carry 4 full large holding tanks to Ike’s orbit. Like the Minmus, it can land vertical or horizontal (depending on the pilot’s preference) but due to the sloped nature of Ike’s surface and it’s low gravity, landing vertically is not recommended on most circumstances. Even if designed for Ike, this craft is certified to operate in any moon with similar or lower gravity then the Mun’s, where it was primarily tested.

Watching the videos recorded during the 2 test missions is recommended, to fully understand the craft’s capabilities and limitations. First is the complete launch and Mun landing mission, second is a Duna transfer (still being worked on, doing it like a silly movie), with Ike and Duna landings. Both missions were completed in one go and on the first try, without explosions or reloads. Guess it speaks a lot about how really good this craft is :)

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