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Christie (for 3D Studio Max)
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• Uploaded on: 9/14/07
• System Requirements: Windows/ Mac, 3D Studio Max
• File Format: 3D Studio Max
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• Texturing: Combination
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The Christie steam pumper was the backbone of America`s fire fighting organizations prior to World War I. It was unique in that it was gas engine driven and it also employed front wheel drive. The unit served in most of the major cities across the United States during the early 1900s. The Christie was actually a modernization of the oldturn-of-the-century horsedrawn steam pumpers. Walter Christie, a famed race car designer, and "Father of Front-Wheel-Drive Technology" designed a gas driven tractor to pull the old steam pumpers and therby extend their useful lives. His tractor design worked so well that the colorful old steam pumpers were used until well into the gasoline engine era.
John Walter Christie (May 6, 1865 - January 11, 1944) was an American engineer and inventor. He is best known for developing the Christie suspension system used in a number of World War II-era tank designs, most notably the Soviet BT and T-34 series, and the British Covenanter and Crusader Cruiser tanks, as well as the Comet heavy cruiser tank.
Born in River Edge, New Jersey on May 6, 1865, J. Walter Christie started working at the age of sixteen at the Delamater Iron Works while taking classes at the Cooper Union in New York City. He eventually became a consulting engineer for a number of steamship lines and in his spare time did some work on early submarine designs. Following the Spanish-American War he developed and patented an improved turret track for Naval artillery. At the same time he was also working on designs for a front-wheel-drive car, which he promoted and demonstrated by racing at various speedways in the US, and even competed in the Vanderbilt Cup and the French Grand Prix. In 1912 he began manufacturing a line of wheeled fire engine tractors which utilized his front-wheel-drive system, but due to lack of sales this venture failed.
The model is rigged for animation, and the product contains four detailed and textured resolutions of the model.
This model is a 3DMax model, saved in version 8 as a MAX file, and requires 3DMax. It does not include any other formats to allow it to be opened in any other software. The model is rigged where appropriate, and mapped and textured.
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