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Heracles (for 3D Studio Max)
• Offered By: DigimationModelBank
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• Uploaded on: 9/20/07
• System Requirements: Windows/ Mac, 3D Studio Max
• File Format: 3D Studio Max
This product contains: max, and/ or prj files.
• Texturing: Combination
This product uses a combination of image maps and procedural shaders for textures.
Note: since this product uses procedural textures, it may not work correctly in programs other the one listed above.
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The H.P. 42 "Heracles" and "Hannibal" class of airliners were the world`s first practical four engined airliners and for a decade made an outstanding contribution to commercial aviation. "Hannibal", the prototype of the series flew, for the first time in November 1930 and the complete fleet of eight went into service with Imperial Airways the following year, replacing the ageing Handley Page W.8`s.
Two types of H.P. 42 were constructed, four of them the 42 E or Eastern Class usually known by the name of the flagship "Hannibal" and four of them 42W or Western Class known normally as "Heracles"; "Helena" also was a 42W. Externally all eight aircraft were virtually identical but the Western Class which operated mainly in Europe and on part of the India service carried 38 passengers whereas the Eastern Class operating from Alexandria to Karachi and Lake Victoria carried only 24 but had provision for a large quantity of mail.
In service the H.P. 42`s proved completely successful and were probably more popular with their passengers than any airliner in the world. Never a fast aircraft, the H.P. 42 was said to have a built in headwind, it was exceptionally comfortable and was the only airliner capable of offering a full catering service, with four or seven course meals and drinks served from a trolley. The cabin was quiet, and as it was slung beneath the wings all the occupants had good visibility; the low fuselage also meant that high steps were not required for entry.
Outstanding among the H.P. 42`s virtues was the safety record, the aircraft was absolutely reliable and in their years of service with Imperial Airways they each flew over 12,000 hours and reached an aggregate of ten million miles without injuring a single passenger. At the outbreak of war five of the H.P. 42`s were impressed into the R.A.F. as active service transport but within two years they had all been broken up, two of them after being blown over in a gale.
The model is rigged for animation, and the product features four detailed and textured resolutions of the model.
This model is a 3DMax model, saved in version 7 as a MAX file, and requires 3DMax or Gmax to open the model. 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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