KRB71 mk7b
by myrddin
uploaded 2020-06-08
| Version 1 of 2
stock ship


After the official decommision of the super sonic reconaissance jet KR-71, she has been repurposed by restructuring her fuel bays and adding twin dual-purpose RAPIER engines. Now she can deploy small surveyance orbital probes, or bring small amounts of snacks to your Kerbal Space Stations.

Only the Panthers are needed for takeoff. In order to conserve fuel, start them in normal mode, switching to afterburning when reaching about 75m/s. Set the climb to a not too steep effective 5-7ยบ.Don’t switch back to dry mode until you have reached 200m/s, and fire the airbreathing mode of the RAPIERs too. When the Panthers run out of air, switch them to afterburning. When they run out of air again, be warned to switch the RAPIERs to closed cycle soon too. When you reach about effective 40km (NOT 40km apoapsis), hold prograde until your apoapsis is about 90-95km. Then circularize etc etc.

For the reentry, not much to say. If your inclination is close to 0, when reaching Woomerang longitude set the periapsis to 35km approximately. This should keep you a bit short to the mountains next to the KSC. Use the brakes if you feel that you will overshoot KSC.

Without FAR, the landing is piece of cake, and most likely you won’t need the chute. But deploying it is so cool anyway, and it is free, so…

A stock aircraft called KRB71 mk7b. Built with 101 of the finest parts, its root part is mk2FuselageLongLFO.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.8.1.


  • Type: SPH
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 101
  • Pure Stock
  • KSP: 1.8.1
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