KV-3 'Pomegranate' Reentry Module
|Available only with the Making History Expansion installed.|
|KV-3 'Pomegranate' Reentry Module|
| Command pod by |
|Max. Temp.||2400 K|
|Impact Tolerance||12 m/s|
|Research||Advanced Flight Control|
|Unlock cost||4 000|
|Part configuration|| KV3Pod.cfg|
|Electric capacity||50.0 ⚡|
|SAS level||× None|
Generally placed at the top of the rocket, the KV-3 Pomegranate provides basic command module functionality.
It features a 0.625 m radial size node on top, typically used for parts like the Mk16 Parachute, docking ports, service bays, or SAS modules. On the bottom, it has a 1.25m radial node. As the node is part of the heatshield, it includes a "free" decoupler. This decoupler does not take up any additional mass, but can only be fired if the pod is attached to something else.
Like both of its predecessors in the KV series, the KV-3 has a small integrated heatshield, no monopropellant, and no reaction wheels. The last one requires extra care in craft design, else a mission could be curtailed or lost due to limited control options. It is lighter than the other 3-kerbal pods.
Note that the heatshield is not designed for re-entry from interplanetary speeds and the pod itself is too wide for a 1.25m heatshield to fully protect it.
|“|| Many little Kerbals inside this one. Couldn't fit more.
- The part's CFG file suggests that this capsule was originally named "Tato".
- Despite being intended as a Voskhod command pod, several players have managed to turn it into a Soyuz pod by either clipping Radiators or Structural Panels or using Fairings to cover the gaps between the Command Pod and the heat shield.
- Using the same process as above, it’s possible to do this with the Pea and Onion as well, but it would be less practical because they hold less Kerbals.
The KV-3 was inspired by the Voskhod (3 person variant).
- Initial Release