Mk1 Diverterless Supersonic Intake

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Mk1 Diverterless Supersonic Intake
Part image
Air intake by
C7 Aerospace Division

Radial size Small
Cost (total) 720.00 Funds
(dry) 560.00 Funds
Mass (total) 1.17 t
(dry) 0.17 t
Drag 0.2-0.3
Max. Temp. 2000 K
Volume  ?
Impact Tolerance 10 m/s
Research High altitude flight.png High Altitude Flight
Unlock cost 4 200 Funds
Since version 0.25
Part configuration mk1FuselageIntake.cfg
Intake speed 12
Intake area 0.0061 m2
Maximum intake air Air unit
Liquid fuel 200 Units of fuel

The Mk1 Diverterless Supersonic Intake is a structural part like the Engine Nacelle, but carries a bit more fuel. It features an inline air intake and it has 2 attachment nodes at the front and the back of the part. A possible usage is to attach this part radially to an aircraft's main hull, and put an cockpit at the front and a jet engine at the back.

Altough it is described as a supersonic intake it becomes nearly completely ineffective at mach 5, compared with mach 3.5 for subsonic intakes and mach 8 for supersonic intakes. This makes it a poor fit for really fast craft, although it is mostly adequate for the J-404 "Panther" Afterburning Turbofan and the J-X4 "Whiplash" Turbo Ramjet Engine. It can be considered the "supersonic" alternative to the engine nacelle -- although the Engine Pre-cooler, despite having less intake air, have a even more linear intake profile and a even higher speed limit.

Product description

This version of the Mk1 Fuselage module carries only a bit of fuel, but is fitted with a streamlined air intake. It consists of a "bump" and a forward-swept inlet cowl. This eliminates the need for a Splitter plate, while compressing the air to slow it down from supersonic to subsonic speeds. DSIs can be used to replace the intake ramp and inlet cone, which are more complex, heavy and expensive.

C7 Aerospace Division


  • Dry Mass reduced from 0.27 to 0.17
  • Crash tolerance decreased from 20 to 10
  • Remodeled and retextured
  • Added fuel tank with 150 units of liquid fuel
  • Tech tree location changed from Aerodynamics to High Altitude Flight
  • Increased dry mass from 0.12 to 0.27
  • Initial release