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MQ9 Reaper UCAV Drone

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Included Formats
Aug 30, 2011
CheckMate Pro Certified
3ds Max 2011 Native mental ray
Lightwave 6.5 Native Other
Other Formats
Maya 7 mental ray
Rhino
3DS
Collada
AutoCAD drawing
DXF
Autodesk FBX
OpenFlight
OBJ
StereoLithography
3D Model Specifications
Product ID:611447
Published:
Geometry:Polygonal Quads/Tris
Polygons:4,824
Vertices:5,283
Textures:Yes
Materials:Yes
Rigged:No
Animated:No
UV Mapped:Yes
Unwrapped UVs:Yes, overlapping
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2 Ratings Submitted
Product Rating
tfpsoft
Oct 20, 2011
The model is good. The geometry is decent, especially for the polygon count. The texture map space is poorly utilized however. Even with the 2048 map, the texture work is blurry and took a lot of reworking to make it crisp. Otherwise, a useful model.
Description
MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted vehicle (RPV). Single 2048x2048 texture page, plus bump map. Model includes GBU-12 PavewayII laser guided 500lb bombs, and AGM-114 Hellfire missiles.

Part of a huge related collection available from ES3DStudios. Many more linked sets available in a range of formats. Click 'ES3DStudios' for full range.

All renders shown here created with the 3DSMax MentalRay renderer. Modeled predominately in quads.

Get in touch for a full range of customisations to your exact spec. Full range of OpFor characters also available, as well as region specific architecture. Model was originally created for use in a high-end simulation product.

Texture Res: Single diffuse 2048 x2048, plus bump map.

Native format is 3DSMax 2011. No 3rd party plugins required.

Texture Res: Diffuse and bump map at 2048 x 2048 resolution.

Please note, texture map is included only in the Max, LWO and MB zips (download one of these files whatever format you require).

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The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (originally the Predator B) is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), capable of remote controlled or autonomous flight operations, developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) for use by the United States Air Force, the United States Navy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Royal Air Force, and the Italian Air Force. The MQ-9 and other UAVs are referred to as Remotely Piloted Vehicles/Aircraft (RPV/RPA) by the U.S. Air Force to indicate their human ground controllers. The MQ-9 is the first hunter-killer UAV designed for long-endurance, high-altitude surveillance.

The MQ-9 is a larger and more capable aircraft than the earlier MQ-1 Predator (other than loiter time), and it can be controlled by the same ground systems used to control MQ-1s. The Reaper has a 950-shaft-horsepower turboprop engine, far more powerful than the Predator's 115 hp piston engine. The increase in power allows the Reaper to carry 15 times more ordnance and cruise at three times the speed of the MQ-1. Although the MQ-9 can fly pre-programmed routes autonomously, the aircraft is always monitored or controlled by aircrew in the Ground Control Station (GCS) and weapons employment is always commanded by the pilot.

In 2008 the New York Air National Guard 174th Fighter Wing began the transition from F-16 piloted planes to MQ-9 Reapers, becoming the first fighter squadron conversion to an all-UCAV attack squadron.


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