X-45A Drone

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Maya 6.0 Default Scanline
Softimage 3.5 Default Scanline
Lightwave 6.5 Default Scanline
3ds Max 5.1 Default Scanline
Cinema 4D 9 Default Scanline
OBJ N/A
3DS N/A
Other Files
X45A_EXT.zip
3D Model Specifications
Product ID:420227
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Geometry:Polygonal Quads/Tris
Polygons:16,482
Vertices:16,265
Textures:Yes
Materials:Yes
Rigged:No
Animated:No
UV Mapped:Yes
Unwrapped UVs:Yes, overlapping
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Description
Description

The X-45A is a prime example of an air vehicle that points to the future of
our Air Force. Unmanned aerial vehicles are increasingly being used, and we are
excited to show the public the giant step that has been taken with these
aircraft.
Texture
All major surface textures are 2048 in greatest dimension. Color, maps
provided.  Photoshop templates for each detail are available for download.

History
TheX-45A served as a scaled-down, advanced technology demonstrator
for a project conducted by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency and the
U.S. Air Force. The goal was to demonstrate the technologies needed to conduct
suppression of enemy air defense missions with unmanned combat air vehicles.In
September 2000's 'Phantom Works' completed the first of two X-45A UCAVs,
using research gathered from its manned Bird of Prey aircraft. After extensive
ground testing, the first X-45A completed its first flight May 22, 2002 at
Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and the second vehicle followed in
November.During its test program, the X-45A accomplished a number of significant
events in aviation history. On April 18, 2004, the X-45A demonstrator hit a
ground target with a 250-pound, inert, precision-guided weapon released from its
internal weapons bay. On Aug. 1, 2004, for the first time, one pilot-operator
successfully controlled two X-45As in flight simultaneously.This X-45A replaced
the museum's previous display of a UCAV model.

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