LV-4A 'Armadillo'-Thunder 4 Heavy
by Raptor9
uploaded 2016-12-11
(updated 2019-05-05)
stock+DLC ship
#Mars #Excursion #Module #Orbital #Assembly

The LV-4A is a lander designed specfically for atmospheric entry and landing on Duna. Like it’s early Mun landing brethren, it only carries a basic scientific set of instruments. Utilizing atmospheric drag and a trio of parachutes, the ‘Armadillo’ only uses it’s engines for the final landing sequence. The remainder of the fuel in the landing module is used for ascent back to the waiting EV-3 ‘Clipper’, after which the landing module is jettisoned. The LV-4 crew capsule is then reused as the Kerbin reentry vehicle.

WARNING: LV-4 return capsule rated at 5,000 m/s Kerbin atmo entry

Standard Launcher: ‘Thunder 4 Heavy’ Medium Launcher

Action Groups:
[1] Toggles Fuel Cells
[2] Toggles RCS Thrusters
[3] Toggles Engines
[4] Toggles Cabin Lights
[5] Toggles Ladders
[9] Deploys Chutes
[0] Cuts Chutes
[ABORT] Jettisons Landing Module

EV-3 NTR Type A Link
EV-3 NTR Type B Link
EV-3 Hab+Lab Link

Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.7.0.


  • Type: VAB
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 175
  • Pure Stock

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