Sleg X-33 Swift
by XB-70A
uploaded 2016-08-24
(updated 2016-12-06)
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VAB
stock ship
#small #light #two #stage #to

Details

  • Type: VAB
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 30
  • Pure Stock

Description

Turboramjet powered two-stages orbital light vehicle.

One super-simple and light craft to send one kamik… erhm, one kerbonaut to orbit. The Swift is a costless, turbojet-rocket powered craft and request less than 20 000 funds to launch. Its first stage is equipped with a Remote Guidance Unit and parachute, add to them the fuel that will remains at the separation and it will be totally recoverable by Stage Recovery or you can switch to it when it still the time and try to land it by yourself.
Try to reach a speed of 1100 m/s before the Whiplash rans out of air and your orbit is already ensured. It as been tested on a circular 150x150 km orbit, but 200x200 and possibly more are conceivable.

The album here is for fun.
The current version of the craft is euipped with two Mk2-R Radial Parachutes on the last stage. A firework ending like the one presented above is not conceivable and you can land on the water or the land in perfect safety.
A lot of fuel was still onboard during this flight, so a propelled landing can also be performed.

A stock rocket called Sleg X-33 Swift. Built with 30 of the finest parts, its root part is mk1pod.

Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.2.1.

  • Updated to run under 1.2.
  • Updated to 1.2.1

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