Boeing YC-14
by NorthAmericanAviation
uploaded 2017-04-05
48 downloads /
6
points
SPH
stock aircraft
#AMST #STOL #Cargo #Stock #Replica

Boeing’s AMST Contender

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: aircraft
  • Part Count: 132
  • Pure Stock

Description

The YC-14 was Boeing’s entry into the Advanced Medium STOL Transport competition, aiming to replace the Lockheed C-130. It Competed against the McDonnell Douglas YC-15, but neither were accepted. The knowledge gained from test flights, plus the unique characteristics of both aircraft would influence the design of the very successful C-17 Globemaster III.
1 Toggles Afterburners, 2 Toggles Leading Edge Flaps

No vertical winglets—I wanted peak STOL performance.
Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.2.2.

The YC-14’s Design employed a ‘super-critical’ airfoil, which reduced transonic drag; this allowed a higher top speed while maintaining lift at low speeds.
This model flies very well and is true to its STOL design in real life: I achieved a 370m takeoff roll with full fuel, empty cargo bays. It’s a pretty forgiving plane in the air; super rugged, but requires some pitch-up attitude for level flight.

Here you will find everything that trails black smoke, jettisons fuel, and runs on liquid oxygen and ammonia. Oh, 20th Century aviation development, where art thou?

swipe to switch images, tap to close
K
S
P