Queensland "Flyer"
by KallmeKranes
uploaded 2020-02-06
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SPH
mod aircraft
#Biplane #Balkan #Fighter

Description

An extremely agile single-seat biplane with a maximum cruising speed of 185 m/s or 413 MPH

Lore:
In 1910 a small company known as Queensland approached the BUAF (Balkan United Armed Forces) with a wondrous new machine: the ‘Flyer’. Up to this point in time, most planes were large, slow moving behemoths with massive wingspans and low speeds. These early planes were used mainly as scouts, but were quite vulnerable due to their canvas wings and weak engines. Thanks to breakthroughs in combustion engine designs and the invention of the radial engine, a smaller and more agile craft could be built. They jumped at the offer and made a massive order of 480 Flyers and were produced over the next six years. When the Great War broke out in 1914, the BUAF used the Flyers as a multi-role craft. These agile planes were used as fighters, scouts, and bombers. The Flyer became iconic as theBalkan Planeand was piloted by aces such as Mihai Skutnik and Margareta Paler, with Skutnik earning 74 victories over his six year career piloting the flyer. Eventually, as the war raged on and technology marched forwards, the time came to retire the legendary aircraft. On March 15 1921, the Flyer was officially removed from active service and remaining planes were shifted into a trainer role. Few survived the years, with 10 out of the remaining 17 being auctioned off and rest donated to museums. These legendary aircraft bear witnessed to the horrors and triumphs of the early years of the War, and now live cushy lives far from the front lines, educating young and old alike of the grandfathers of modern aviation.

A mod aircraft called Queensland Flyer. Built with 37 of the finest parts, its root part is MK1Fuselage.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.8.1.

Mods

  • Airplane Plus
  • Squad (stock)

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: aircraft
  • Part Count: 37
  • Mods: 2
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