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Gee Bee Model Z Racer

Maya 2014  |  mental ray
Cinema 4D 10  |  Default Scanline
3ds Max 2012  |  Default Scanline
Lightwave 9  |  Default Scanline
3D Studio
3D Model Specifications
81,850 Polygons
81,644 Vertices
Polygonal Quads/Tris Geometry
UV Mapped
Mixed Unwrapped UVs
Product ID: 885844
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This purchase includes a model of the Gee Bee Z racing aircraft. The model comes with color, specular, bump, and reflectivity maps.

C4D has 81770 polycount


Detailed textures are provided including diffuse, bump, specular, reflective. Maximum dimension of textures are 4096 pixels.


During the Great Depression the Granville Brothers decided to build an aircraft created solely for the purpose of winning the Thompson Trophy competition. The fuselage was the smallest possible that could have been created around the largest possible engine, a Pratt and Whitney R-985 'Wasp Jr.' producing 535 hp. It proved to be tricky to fly but very fast. The aircraft won a number of competitions and under the piloting of Lowell Bayles won the 1931 Thompson Trophy. After the race a larger engine was mounted to it. Unfortunately, a crash of the aircraft in December 1931 left Bayles dead. Two reproductions of the Gee Bee Z have been built since then.
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