[KSP 0.23] Anvil Rockets [1.7.2]

Two workhorse rockets (with 8 variations total) capable of delivering payloads in excess of 36 tonnes to LKO. Contains all parts necessary to build the Anvil IV, Anvil IV “Light”, Anvil V and Anvil V “Light” as well as .craft files for ease of use.


The Anvil series of rockets are designed for simplicity and ease. While many great addons offer a myriad of different parts that allow you to create anything you could imagine CORE has taken a different approach. Each of the rockets in this pack are designed with specific payload masses in mind. With a few small changes in part selections you can launch any payload with a mass in excess of 30 tonnes on a simple, reliable platform.

Have feedback? See this thread:

Change Log:
-Anvil V (including 4m fairings) added to tech tree under “Heavier Rocketry”
-Anvil IV (including 2m fairings) added to tech tree under “Very Heavy Rocketry”
-SRBs added to tech tree under “Heavy Rocketry”

-Revised Anvil V and V-L part properties. Upper stages now have higher Isp than lower stages (among other things).
-Added emmisive texturing to Anvil V and V-L engines.
-Removed SRB-050A-1. Rendered obsolete by Anvil V revamp.
-Fairings now compatible with FAR mod. (May have to reattach fairings to existing rockets)


Addon Installation Guide


How to install Addons in KSP:

Installing addons in KSP is as simple as moving files into their appropriate folders. This guide explains which folders hold each type of addon, and how to locate them. Keep in mind that Addon packages may contain any combination of addon types. These instructions are meant only as a generic guide.


Finding the KSP Main Folder.

The first step to installing an addon is to locate the KSP folder in your computer. This is where KSP keeps all of its files, including your game saves and screenshots. The KSP folder is located where you unzipped it when you first downloaded the game.

The KSP Folder contains the following subfolders:

KSP root folder

NOTE: On OSX, the KSP_Data folder does not exist. (Its equivalent lives inside the App package)


Installing Part Addons

Parts are all contained inside KSP/Parts. Each part has its own subfolder in the Parts folder:

The Parts Folder

To install new parts, extract the part folders from the downloaded package into the KSP/Parts folder.


Installing Craft Addons

Craft files are saved ships created in the game. These files can be placed in a few different folders:


In KSP/Ships, you will find separate subfolders for the different construction facilities in the game. The VAB folder, for instance, holds craft files that are editable on the Vehicle Assembly Building in game, and launched from a Launch Pad. Similarly, the SPH folder holds craft files that are editable in the Spaceplane Hangar Facility, and launched from the Runway.

Craft files placed in a subfolder of KSP/Ships will be available to all saved games. Ships placed here are considered to be "Stock",. They won´t be overwritten directly if edited, and cannot be deleted from inside the game.


It is also possible to make craft files available to only one saved game:

Each game started creates its own folder in KSP/Saves. Each save has its own Ships folder, which is organized in the same way as the common Ships folder above. Craft files placed in one of the subfolders are only visible when playing the corresponding game, and can be overwritten and deleted. Ships created while playing the corresponding game are also saved in these folders.


Installing Scenarios and Training Addons

The KSP/Saves folder contains the training and scenarios subfolders. SFS files in the training subfolder are listed in the Training section of the Main Menu in the game, and files in the scenarios subfolder are visible in the Scenarios section of the menu.

To install scenarios and training missions, extract the SFS files from the downloaded package into the appropriate subfolder.


Installing Plugins

The KSP/Plugins folder holds the DLL files for plugin-powered addons. These plugins extend the funcionality of the game, adding new part types, or new missions.

To install a plugin, extract the DLL files from the downloaded package into the KSP/Plugins folder.


Installing Internal Models

Some addons add new internal spaces and objects. Those are installed in the KSP/Internals folder.


Props are objects that can be added into internal spaces, like cockpit gauges or cabin decorations. Each internal prop has its own folder in KSP/Internals/Props:


Spaces are the internal models that are associated with parts. Each internal space has its own folder in KSP/Internals/Spaces:


To install internal props and spaces, extract the folders from the downloaded package into the appropriate subfolder.



How to use

Have feedback? See this thread:


32 Comments for “[KSP 0.23] Anvil Rockets [1.7.2]”

  1. hey dude, add some pictures

    anyone December 15, 2012
  2. Yay!!! Awesome thanks for creating this for 0.18+!

    hfhg January 28, 2013
  3. hfhg
    WTF? О_О

    guve January 28, 2013
  4. wow 282 rating wink wink ;)

    Rudy Espinoza March 4, 2013
  5. Ratings are bugged due to a keyword error, ignore it.

    Devogen April 9, 2013
  6. @Rudy: wow your anoying wink wink ;) can you stop being such a troll rudy god people will think your stupid.


    Nova Storm April 15, 2013
  7. @Nova Storm: :P :)

    Rudy Espinoza April 17, 2013
  8. This is a handy mod, and nice looking too.

    Zack April 24, 2013
  9. Hello, what program is used to create the parts?

    Krasov Sergey April 27, 2013
  10. I used:
    Blender for solid part modeling (free)
    Gimp 2 for texture making (free)
    Unity 4 for compiling and export to KSP (free)

    Absolution May 1, 2013
  11. great pack, i find it extramly helpfull if u dont feel like building a whole lunch stage. i recommand pairing this mod with the subassmbly mod!

    yuval ofer May 2, 2013
  12. first time that i get seen the mod can he not fly

    joey baltus May 4, 2013
  13. I guess the smoothing group settings are needed to make these fuel tanks & fairings look better than now.

    HoneyFox May 6, 2013
  14. Please update to 0.20 ASAP!!!

    Marcelo Batlle May 24, 2013
  15. Ask and you shall receive! KSP 0.20 compatibility release is now live. Enjoy!

    Absolution May 27, 2013
  16. Thank you, thank you, thank you :)

    Marcelo Batlle May 27, 2013
  17. Finally managed get my heavy Laythe lander up to Kerbin orbit without tons of stupid fuel stacking etc. Perfect pack for lifting something really heavy and massive up. And I don’t feel that parts are overpowered. Bonus for textures, parts looks like they belong to the game.

    Jipsu May 28, 2013
  18. GUYS! I DON’T KNOW WHERE ELSE TO SAY THIS BUT I FOUND BUILDINGS ON KERBIN!!! (naturally not the base you start from.) you go off from the runway and you see a big island and on the island’s beach there is A RUNWAY, CONTROL TOWER, AND 3 HANGERS! plz comment if u read this cuz i want to know who else knows about this

    tothe Mun June 10, 2013
  19. GUYS! I DON’T KNOW WHERE ELSE TO SAY THIS BUT I FOUND BUILDINGS ON KERBIN!!! (naturally not the base you start from.) you go off from the runway and you see a big island and on the island’s beach there is A RUNWAY, CONTROL TOWER, AND 3 HANGERS! plz comment if u read this cuz i want to know who else knows about this!

    tothe Mun June 10, 2013
  20. loads of people already know that, its one of the easter eggs that have been around for ages :P

    Stanford Burley June 11, 2013
  21. This mod doesn’t get enough attention – it’s damn good. Only way it might be improved on would be to add the glowing red engine effect while engines are in use, but that’s a small nitpick.

    Garoad June 15, 2013
  22. Great pack, it’s just missing some in-between sizes. You have the SUPERMEGAJUMBO (dunno the size, I’m stupid.) and 2, but now parts ranging in size between the two, and either I’m stupid(er than I thought I was) or I can’t find any couplers that fit the two existing sizes together. Really, other than that I can’t think of anything to gripe about, it’s just a really great set of parts.

    christophernotwalkin June 26, 2013
  23. I’ve just started mucking about with Anvil IV. beautiful machine! Lovely, lovely job, sir.

    jonathan young July 10, 2013
  24. Can you please make the radial SRB decoupler have force and be a bit bigger, because the SRB’s smash into the main lifter stage, and the radial deorbit engines dont have enough power.

    Roland Gilt July 23, 2013
  25. I’ve followed the installation but something is strange.. Which ever SHIP I’m trying to load it says I’m missing several CORE parts. Anyone able to explain this to me? What am I doing wrong? I’ve followed the installation instructions..

    Jimmy Carlemarker July 28, 2013
  26. Hi guys i ned help

    my rockets are flipping to retrograde while doing gravity turn and then they flip back to prograde and back again.

    i don´t know what to do but every designs doing it

    oh and forgot to say that some times the big lift part sometimes is stuck on lift off launch pad even that ha TWR cca 2,0 and didn´t went up at full power….

    i am using lot of mods but still those problems can´t be with contact between mods

    Roman Vlček August 4, 2013
  27. EDIT to previous…

    i forgot to write that this gravity turn is done with MechJeb 2,0,9

    Roman Vlček August 4, 2013
  28. Missing CORE parts while trying to load a ship is often caused by using an outdated ship file. Whenever you update the Anvil to its latest build I recommend replacing your ship files as well.

    The CG of the CSB parts is unrealistically low on the part. That was done to make it controllable while manually flying the rockets. That may cause problems with automated flight scripts, such as mechjeb, but I since I do not use mechjeb I can’t offer any suggestions.

    Please post feedback and help requests at my forum topic as it’s the best way to get help quickly:

    Absolution August 7, 2013
  29. I made an awesome space probe, but I spent an entire day trying to get your rockets to space… With out success. :(

    I tried everything I know, asparagus staging bigger sized rockets for a competitively smaller payload, adding up to 8 of the largest SRB’s that came with the mod for more delta v at sea level… What am I doing wrong????

    Matt Sherwood September 14, 2013
  30. Matt, SRBs are not too great, try to get the hang of the game with stock parts, and with this mod be sure that you are using the normal parts/rockets, not the “light” ones with less fuel. There are ingame tutorials for getting into space, they are very good. There are also tutorials for getting to the moon and even planets. These rockets look good, but they don’t have a few necessary parts to them, like RCS tanks,RCS thrusters, ASAS, battery capacity, solar panels/SAS, so use stock parts, or other mods like KW rocketry and NovaPunch to get the hang of the game.

    Iosif Stalin September 21, 2013
  31. Great addo though one major problem is that when ever I go to launch a pre-made ship it falls apart and blows up! I have o idea why this is, I have tried increase the strength of everything and that does not seem to work. Please fix this if its not just me cause I cant go anywhere with out a sturdy, powerful rocket. If you need more info email me at help would be much appreciated.

    mark drake October 27, 2013
  32. I go to launch and it just freezes at the VAB with NO button contols

    Levi Armas January 7, 2014
  33. Fairings = RIPOFF of KW rocketry fairings. >:(

    Fizzie213 January 24, 2014

    Hunter Lee February 8, 2014
  35. Would recommend!

    Excellent, clean mod. Models and textures do not clash with stock parts.

    Use if you are apprehensive about introducing too much clutter to your mostly vanilla game. This is very slick and low profile, very non-intrusive.

    Worth noting is that the rockets have very believable specs. Mod maker has paid careful attention to detail, right down to the flavor text in style of the standard game and included pdf guide. I would consider this an example of a polished product.

    Latest Anvil IV addition is immensely useful as at this point the novelty of designing giant asparagus monstrosities has worn thin for me.

    These rockets are now my go-to solution for delivering large and small payloads in clean, uncluttered style.

    Ishkur February 8, 2014
  36. umm… how do i use this mod? I want to use clamshell openings, but i dont understand how i put it all together. Tutorial video pls?

    Liam C February 9, 2014
  37. BEST MOD EVER! great job dude!

    Hunter Lee February 16, 2014
  38. If you’re having trouble figuring out how to build the fairings: first build the part (probe, lander, or whatever) that you want inside the fairing, then put the fairing base on the bottom of it. Next place the nose cone piece, up high leaving space for the side walls. Once the nose is placed the side fairings will snap onto it. When the nose and side walls are all in place you can move them all at once by grabbing the nose part.

    r d February 27, 2014
  39. ;)

    Henry Hao April 17, 2014

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