Jun 17 2014

Mk1 Lawn Dart – Entry #1

After the Aerospace Group was formed on April 30th, 2014, it immediately began working on a rocket-propelled aircraft prototype. Jet and propeller aircraft were already well-understood and well-used among kerbal society but to strap a rocket to wings and have it fly through the atmosphere? That was something new. First though, they had to spend the next month researching various other things besides rockets, such as the cockpit capsule that could withstand the demands of rocket flight and an ejection system that wouldn’t kill the pilot. They also had to recruit some brave test pilots and choose Kirk and Jermal Kerman, two of the most respected military jet pilots in the service. Finally, in the beginning of June they were ready for the first test flight.

tweet1.pngSPH let us post a photo of the current Mk1 design. They insist it's capable of flight tweet2.png tweet3.png tweet4.png tweet5.png with grim determination Flight Officer Kirk Kerman is ready to board and begin preflight on the Lawn Dart tweet6.png tweet7.png tweet8.png tweet9.png tweet10.png despite his injuries, Kirk insisted on standing for this photo next to the only surviving piece of the Lawn Dart tweet11.png

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