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This aircraft model is inspired by the design of the Vickers VC-10, a four-engine, civilian passenger aircraft.
The Vickers VC10 is a long-range British airliner and first flown at Brooklands, Surrey, in 1962. The airliner was designed to operate on long-distance routes from the shorter runways of the era. The performance of the VC10 was such that it achieved the fastest London to New York crossing of the Atlantic by a jet airliner, a record still held to date for a sub-sonic airliner; only the supersonic Concorde was faster.
Although only a small number of VC-10s were built, they provided long service from the 1960s to 1981. They were also used from 1965 as strategic air lifters for the Royal Air Force, and ex-passenger models and others were used as aerial refueling aircraft. The type was officially retired by the RAF on 20 September 2013, and the last two VC10 tankers made their final flights on 24 and 25 September.
The VC10 is often compared to the larger Soviet Ilyushin Il-62, since both aircraft have a rear-engined quad layout, the two types being the only airliners with such a configuration.
Product Features: * Poser figure: obj, cr2/ png, with 29880 polygons * Rudder can rotate left to right (with an ERC dial on the BODY). * Left and right elevators (rear tail-wing flaps) can rotate up and down. * Left and right ailerons (main wing flaps) can rotate up and down. - An ERC dial on the BODY raises or lowers both flaps. - A second ERC dial on the BODY raises or lowers the flaps opposite each other for banking turns. * The landing gear wheels can be hidden or shown, but can not move. * The landing gear doors can open and close. - An ERC dial on the BODY opens and closes the landing gear doors. - A hide/ show pose affects both the landing gear wheels and landing gear doors.
Textures/ MAT Poses: * Includes five texture sets, at 2048x2048 pixels - British Collaborian - Kantas - Western Airlines - Royal Airways - Shamrock Air - Templates are included and some templates are color-coded according to material. * The tail and wings are separate materials for easier customizing.
Note: This model was designed for Poser and the Firefly Renderer: the metal surfaces use ray-traced reflections.