XM-G50 Radial Air Intake

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XM-G50 Radial Air Intake
Part image
Air intake by
Vac-Co Advanced Suction Systems
Radial size Radial mounted
Cost (total) 250.00 Funds
(dry) 250.00 Funds
Mass (total) 0.02 t
(dry) 0.02 t
Drag 0.2
Max. Temp. 2000 K
Impact Tolerance 10 m/s
Research Tech tree aerodynamics.png Aerodynamics
Unlock cost 4 500 Funds
Since version 0.18
Part configuration airIntakeRadialXM-G50
Intake speed 10
Intake area 0.006 m2
Maximum intake air 0.6 Air unit


The XM-G50 Radial Air Intake is an air intake for jet engines. It collects more oxygen at higher velocities, simulating more air passing through the intake as the craft velocity increases.


Tired of sucking in air directly from the front of something, an intrepid designer asked the question. "Why not make an intake that sticks out, then we can put one anywhere!". Shortly thereafter the XM-G50 prototype was constructed. However this led to a tragic abuse of intakes in SSTO designs.

Vac-Co Advanced Suction Systems


  • Mass reduced from 0.1 to 0.01
  • Initial release