LV-T45 "Swivel" Liquid Fuel Engine
|LV-T45 "Swivel" Liquid Fuel Engine|
| Liquid fuel engine by |
Jebediah Kerman's Junkyard and Spacecraft Parts Co
|Max. Temp.||2000 K|
|Impact Tolerance||7 m/s|
|Unlock cost||3 500|
|Liquid fuel engine|
|Maximum thrust||(1 atm)||167.97 kN|
|Isp||(1 atm)||250 s|
|Fuel consumption|| 13.70 /s
|Thrust vectoring||3 °|
|On the surface||✓ Yes|
|In the ocean||✓ Yes|
|On the launchpad||✓ Yes|
|In the atmosphere||✓ Yes|
|Sub orbital||✓ Yes|
|In an orbit||✓ Yes|
|On an escape||✓ Yes|
|Test by staging||✓ Yes|
|Manually testable||✓ Yes|
The LV-T45 Liquid Fuel Engine is an engine which requires fuel from external liquid fuel tanks, and must be either connected beneath them or be on the receiving end of a fuel line.
The LV-T45 was the first liquid fuel engine with thrust vector control, that allows efficient control of the rocket when it is most needed - during ascent and orbit correction burns. Despite having the same specific impulse as the LV-T30 Liquid Fuel Engine, the more complex LV-T45 has slightly less thrust resulting in a longer burn time at the same fuel amount. Parallel ignition of several LV-T30 and LV-T45 engines at lift-off can lead to maximized thrust without losing control.
However, the LV-T45 has a mass of 1.5 tons and as said before, less thrust compared to the LV-T30, which masses 1.25 tons. This means a worse TWR.
Like LV-T30, the LV-T45 cannot be placed on radial decouplers and are typically reserved as a main engine after lift-off. The LV-T45 must be directly below a non-empty fuel tank to produce any thrust.
|“|| The LV-T45 engine was considered another breakthrough in the LV-T series, due to its Thrust Vectoring feature. The LV-T45 can deflect its thrust to aid in craft control. All these added mechanics however, make for a slightly smaller and less powerful engine in comparison with earlier LV-T models.
— Jebediah Kerman's Junkyard and Spaceship Parts Co.
- Electricity production increased to 6.0
- Alternator added, engine now gains 1.0 electricity
- Major CFG revision (most notably Isp added)
- Initial Release