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The Bell X-1, originally designated XS-1, was a joint NACA-U.S. Army/US Air Force supersonic research project built by Bell Aircraft. Conceived in 1944 and designed and built over 1945, it eventually reached nearly 1,000 mph (1,609 km/h) in 1948. A derivative of this same design, the Bell X-1A, having greater fuel capacity and thus longer engine-burn time, exceeded 1,600 mph (2,574 km/h) in 1954. It was the first aircraft to exceed the speed of sound in controlled, level flight, and was the first of the so-called X-planes, an American series of experimental aircraft designated for testing of new technologies and usually kept highly secret.
Aircraft model is created with hi-detailed cockpit. All cockpit elements, including small objects, handles, buttons, switches, bulbs, gauge needles, etc. are modelled. All cockpit objects have correct pivot points and could be animated.
The model is done in a scale of 1:1. All model dimensions are in accordance with those provided in the manufacturer's site. All objects are checked with STL Check and free from geometry flaws, open edges, double faces, etc. Modelled and rendered in 3ds Max 9. No 3rd party plugins were used. Standard materials used. 80 maps with size from 100x100 to 5000x1837 are used to paint model. All model got pivot points positioned properly and could be easily animated.