Lockheed P-38 Lightning – Journeys End 3D Model (fbx lwo, .lw, .lws obj c4d)

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Originally modelled in cinema4D 9.5. Detailed enough for close-up renders. The zip-file contains bodypaint textures and standard materials.

Lockheed P-38 Lightning is an American heavy twin-engined fighter. Designed in accordance with the concept of a heavy high-altitude fighter, advanced by US Army aircraft in 1937. Used as a long-range fighter, attack aircraft and reconnaissance aircraft.

The P-38 had an unusual design - the aircraft was realized according to a double-beam scheme with a pilot's cabin and armament located in the gondola between them. The Luftwaffe pilots called this plane “the devil with a split tail” (der Gabelschwanz-Teufel), and the Japanese dubbed it “two planes, one pilot” (2 飛行 機 、 1 パ イ ロ ッ ッ Ni hikōki, ippairotto). P-38 was used to solve a variety of tasks: dive bombing and horizontal flight, strikes against ground targets, night operations, photo reconnaissance. In the Pacific theater of war, he was often used as a long-range escort fighter (for this purpose, additional drop tanks were attached to the wings).

The first modifications of the P-38 earned a controversial reputation. On the one hand, the aircraft was robust and forgave many piloting errors, on the other hand it had a very significant drawback - the P-38 was extremely unstable at high speeds during a vertical dive. When a certain speed was reached, taking the car out of a dive became almost impossible, which led to an excess of the tensile strength, and the P-38 lost its tail.

After conducting a series of studies, it turned out that the cause was the effect of compressibility of air, which caused a displacement of the point of application of lift behind the elevator, which made it difficult to exit the peak. This problem was solved by installing special brake plates that prevented this effect during a dive.

The P-38 was unusually quiet for a fighter - the exhaust was muffled by turbocharging. The plane was easy to operate and forgave many pilot errors. Early models had a low angular velocity of roll, which did not allow to use them as a fighter aircraft. P-38 was the only aircraft produced in the United States throughout the war.

The US Air Force was widely used during World War II, especially in the Pacific theater of operations and the Sino-Burmese-Indian theater of operations. In the Southwest Pacific Theater, the P-38 remained almost until the very end of the war (until a significant amount of the P-51D Mustang entered the army) as the main long-range fighter of the US Army. On the P-38, two of the most successful fighter pilots in the history of American military aviation — Richard Ira Bong and Thomas McGuire, as well as the famous French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery — died in the summer of 1944 and were allegedly shot down by German Bf. 109).

Also on the account of the P-38 there is a bold operation to liquidate the Japanese admiral Yamamoto on April 18, 1943 on one of the Pacific islands - 18 Lightnings intercepted and shot down the G4M bomber on which Yamamoto flew, as well as cover Zero fighters, the admiral died.

- Inside scene: - model - 21 textures, 2 materials, 1 alphamap
- No cleaning up necessary, just drop your models into the scene and start rendering.
- No special plugin needed to open scene.

- Phong shading interpolation / Smoothing - 35°

-The files contains seperate parts for a Flying and a Standing-Version

- NOTE - In obj, lwo and fbx the Alphamap for the propellor (Run_Alpha) in the fly-version must manually load in the Materialcanal / Opacitycanal.

- c4d
- Polygones - 137505 Vertices - 109142 - 32 Objects
- 25 textures - 1 materials - 1 alpha-map

- obj File - lwo file - fbx - File Version 2010

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3D Model ID: 304450

Published on: April 9, 2019