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Clean topology 3D model model of a Bombardier Challenger CL-605 business Jet. PSD textures also available on request, as well as alternate liverys. Part of a huge related collection available from ES3DStudios. Many more linked sets available from ES3DStudios in a range of formats. Click 'ES3DStudios' for full range.
Native format is 3DSMax 2011. No 3rd party plugins required.
Texture Res: 1 diffuse texture and 1 specular map - both 1024 square. Please note, textures are included only in the Max zip (download this file whatever format you require).
The Challenger 600 series started life as an independent design by Bill Lear in 1976, who had resigned as Chairman of Lear Jet seven years previously. Originally dubbed the LearStar 600, Lear sold exclusive rights to produce and develop the design to Canadair, who renamed it the CL-600 Challenger.
While similar in general configuration to Lear's previous designs, notable changes were made that distinguished the new aircraft from the Learjets, including the use of a widened fuselage that allowed a 'walk-about cabin', a feature not shared by any other business aircraft of the time. The Challenger was also one of the first bizjets designed with a supercritical wing.
On 8 November 1978, the first prototype of the aircraft took off for the first time in Montreal, Canada. An 3 April 1980 test flight in the Mojave Desert resulted in disaster, the aircraft crashing due to a deep stall, killing one of the test pilots (the other parachuted to safety). The second and third prototypes flew in 1979.
Despite the crash, both Transport Canada and the Federal Aviation Administration in the United States certified the aircraft in 1980, albeit with both handing over some restrictions to pilots including a limited maximum take-off weight. A large program to reduce the aircraft's weight was then implemented to improve the aircraft's range.