Republic XF-91A Thunderceptor
by mechanicH
uploaded 2017-03-04
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Description

The Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor (originally designated XP-91) was a mixed-propulsion prototype interceptor aircraft, developed by Republic Aviation. The aircraft would use a jet engine for most flight, and a cluster of four small rocket engines for added thrust during climb and interception. The design was largely obsolete by the time it was completed due to the rapidly increasing performance of contemporary jet engines, and only two prototypes were built. One of these was the first US fighter to exceed Mach 1 in level flight.

A unique feature of the Thunderceptor was its unusual inverse tapered wing, in which the chord length increased along the wing span from the root to the tip, the opposite of conventional swept wing designs. This was an attempt to address the problem of pitch-up, a potentially deadly phenomenon that plagued early high-speed models. The Thunderceptor’s design meant the entire wing stalled smoothly, more like a straight-wing design.

AG1 afterburner
AG2 small 4 rocket engines boost

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A mod aircraft called Republic XF-91A Thunderceptor. Built with 43 of the finest parts, its root part is Interceptor Cockpit.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.2.2.

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: aircraft
  • Part Count: 43
  • Mods: 6

Mods

  • AviationCockpits
  • B9 Procedural Wings Modified
  • Kerbal Foundries Wheels and Repulsors ALPHA
  • Kerbal Foundries2
  • Squad (stock)
  • TweakScale - Rescale Everything!
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