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- Type: SPH
- Class: aircraft
- Part Count: 1232
- Mods: 2
- Squad (stock)
The Damocles is an airborne carrier designed to loiter for extended periods without support.
It’s main accompaniment is the Q-66 Sword Drone capable of Air-to-Air combat and ground attack. In the Air-to-Air role, the drone functions as an autonomous fighter jet, while the
Air-to-Ground mode has the drone performing a kamikaze attack with its onboard warhead.
I had designed this around my previous attempts at creating a small, cheap (in-game) and disposable drone that could intercept both ground and air units. Per unit cost of each drone is about 7000 while a BDarmory AMRAAM 120 was about 2000. But unlike an AMRAAM the drone could loiter and engage enemy planes as well as attack ground units if required.
The carrier itself is slow when fully loaded with drones (about 52) going only about 135 m/s. Unloaded it can go 250+ m/s. Maximum altitude is about 8000m
The drone fighters can reach about 320 m/s with an effective ceiling of about 8000m and a maximum ceiling of 10000m.
If your game has issues with such a large part count, feel free to remove some of the drones, they aren’t all necessary but I felt that adding the carrier’s entire complement of fighters a better representation of its capabilities.
A mod aircraft called AQC-01 Damocles. Built with 1232 of the finest parts, its root part is adapterMk3-Mk2.
Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.2.2.