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Grumman F4F 4 Wildcat (for Poser)
• Offered By: DigimationModelBank and Helgard
• Downloadable File Size:
2.20 M (approx.)
• Polygon Count:
• Uploaded on: 6/26/08
• System Requirements: Windows/ Mac, Poser 5 and above
• File Format: Poser
This product contains: cr2, pp2, pz2, and/ or other Poser files.
• Texturing: Texture Maps
This product uses image maps for textures.
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The Grumman F4F Wildcat was an American carrier-based fighter that began service with both the United States Navy and the Fleet Air Arm in 1940. Although first used in combat by the British in Europe, the Wildcat would become the primary carrier fighter for the first year and a half of the United States Navy`s involvement in World War II in the Pacific Theater. The FM Wildcat, an improved version built by General Motors, remained in service throughout the remainder of the war on escort carriers, where larger and heavier fighters could not be used.
The Wildcat was outperformed by the Mitsubishi Zero, its major opponent in the early part of the Pacific Theater, but held its own partly because of its ability to absorb far more damage. With relatively heavy armor and self-sealing fuel tanks, the Grumman airframe could survive far more than its lightweight, unarmored Japanese rival. Many U.S. Navy fighter pilots also were saved by the F4F`s ZB homing device, which allowed them to find their carriers in poor visibility, provided they could get within the 30-mile (48 km) range of the homing beacon.
In all, 7,860 Wildcats were built. During the course of the war, Navy and Marine F4Fs and FMs flew 15,553 combat sorties (14,027 of these from aircraft carriers), destroying 1,327 enemy aircraft at a cost of 191 Wildcats, an overall kill-to-loss ratio of 6.9:1.
.: Product features :.
Highly detailed, textured model scaled to Poser figures.
On the Body tab are dials to control:
PropBlur - activates the propellor blurring
Propeller - rotates the propellor
SlideCanopy - slides the cockpit canopy open
LandingGear - one dial controls all 12 the moving parts to retract the landing gear
RotateWheels - rotates all three wheels in unison
Rudder - moves the rudder left and right
TailFlaps - moves the tail flaps up and down
WingFlaps - controls the movement of the wing flaps
DropTanks - drops the extra fuel tanks from the wings. The can also be made invisible.
TurnTailWheel - turns the tail wheel for ground taxi movements
The joystick can also be animated by selecting it`s tab for controls.
The model uses diffuse, bump and procedural materials.
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|By: thomaso on 6/28/08
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|Rating: 10 (out of 10)
This model is worth every penny! Textures are well done and the moving parts are phenomenal! The landing gear alone will make this puppy a classic.
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