X40 Dropship - Prototype
by Unknown9593
uploaded 2016-08-01
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SPH
mod ship
#Aircraft, #VTOL, #Transport

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 69
  • Mods: 6

Mods

  • BDArmory
  • Lack Luster Labs
  • Mark IV Spaceplane System
  • QuizTech Aero Pack
  • Squad (stock)
  • TweakScale - Rescale Everything!

[Added an TL;DR, Pros/cons at the end] The X40 is an experimental aircraft that I have been messing around with recently. It’s designed mainly for transporting stuff like small vehicles, cargo, bombs etc.

The X40 has the ability to Rise and Lower it’s four rotor systems that can help manoeuvre the aircraft to fly up, Down, Forward, Backward etc giving it the ability very similar to an VTOL but not fully because it has no Gear Wheels for an horizontal take off. instead, it lands via Extending legs.

The aircraft comes equipped with two afterburner engines for increased horizontal thrust. It also has an Docking port on the top of the fuselage, just above the center of mass that can be used to dock to an larger aircraft in-flight.


-TL;DR-

Pros:

Very Fuel Efficient (without cargo, and without the 2 afterburners active). VTOL-Like ability. Multi-Purpose-ish. Useful for transporting cargo, or death. Has an Targeting Camera.

Cons: Slow main speed (between 200m/s-300m/s | No cargo, all engines active.) Complex to control, can be a tad bit confusing. No Weapons or Countermeasures. (It’s a prototype, but you can add your own) Frames might drop a bit on take off/landing.

Note: If you are going to put vehicles in the cargo bay, You will have to go on Eva and place struts on both the vehicle and the cargo bay walls to prevent the vehicle from moving position in-flight (KIS/KAS or whatever it was called will likely be needed in order to do so)

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.1.3.

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