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The Krakonian FAS-15 Phantom Air-Space Superiority Fighter. Sure, there are better jets. …or at least that’s what we’ll let them believe!
A stock aircraft called FAS-15 Phantom. Built with 61 of the finest parts, its root part is mk2.1m.Bicoupler.
Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.3.0.
- Type: SPH
- Class: aircraft
- Part Count: 61
- Pure Stock
As you might expect… the craft flies considerably better without the weight/drag of the drop tanks. Use the extra fuel to get up to altitude, drop tanks, and VROOM! Mach 5.0+ …else just drop them on the runway before takeoff if you’d like to see how the plane really handles.
The flight characteristics of the
Caped Wing design are quite impressive! Essentially the wing is running from the nose to the tail as one piece with an aileron and elevator control surface. In early flight testing, I had some issues with maintaining flight stability and control in high-G turns, but a few proprietary wing adjustments later and we have the Caped Wing Airframe design.
I encourage you to flight test the high-G turn and slow flight capabilities. Drop tanks on the runway, takeoff, build up some speed and at the end of the runway yank the stick back, you will likely be able to do at least 2 or 3 continuous full loops! Then try a high-G 60° to 90° turn (again, pulling stick back all the way) and mid-turn, while maintaining back pressure on the stick, add in some aileron input adjustments and notice you will maintain control. You can even completely change the direction of the turn while maintaining full stick back pressure! This should definitely give a maneuvering edge to the Phantom in dogfights.
Thanks for downloading! Go try it out… and if you like the design, up-votes make me happy. ;-D
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