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WACO CG 4A Glider

All Extended Uses
Included Formats
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
Glider_EXT_0.zip
Photoshop Texture Files
3D Model Specifications
Product ID:312848
Published:
Geometry:Polygonal Quads/Tris
Polygons:23,366
Vertices:23,194
Textures:Yes
Materials:Yes
Rigged:No
Animated:No
UV Mapped:Yes
Unwrapped UVs:Yes, non-overlapping
Artist
TurboSquid Member Since August 2003
Currently sells 704 products
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Description
Description

A detailed model of the Waco CG 4A, complete with texture sets, all wing components, cockpit, and landing gear are parented and pivoted for animation.

Textures

All major surface textures are 2052 in greatest dimension. Color, Specular, and Bump maps provided. Cockpit controls have their own textures. Photoshop templates for each detail are available for download.

History

The CG-4A was the most widely used U.S. troop/cargo glider of WW II. Flight testing began in 1942 and eventually more than 12,000 CG-4As were procured. Fifteen companies manufactured CG-4As, with 1,074 built by the Waco Aircraft Company of Troy, Ohio.
The CG-4A was constructed of fabric-covered wood and metal and was crewed by a pilot and copilot. It could carry 13 troops and their equipment or either a jeep, a quarter-ton truck, or a 75mm howitzer loaded through the upward-hinged nose section. C-46s and C-47s usually were used as tow aircraft.
CG-4As went into operation in July 1943 during the Allied invasion of Sicily. They participated in the D-Day assault on France on June 6, 1944, and in other important airborne operations in Europe and in the China-Burma-India Theater. Until late in the war, gliders were generally considered expendable in combat and were abandoned or destroyed after landing.

SPECIFICATIONS
Span: 83 ft. 8 in.
Length: 48 ft. 4 in.
Height: 12 ft. 7 in.
Weight: 7,500 lbs. loaded
Armament: None
Engine: None
Cost: $24,000
Serial number: 45-27948
PERFORMANCE
Maximum towed speed: 150 mph.

Special thanks to support from Australia on this project.

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