1946, Guadalcanal. With the war dragging on, the Allied forces look to maintain a technologically superior edge. With a stalemate on land and at sea, and the rise of Aircraft like the Pfeil in Germany, and the Shinden in Japan, the US also looks to improved aircraft for it's embattled forces.
First on the scene is the prototype XP-55 Ascender, followed by the XP-56 Black Bullet (both actual WW2 Aircraft Prototypes), but both are canceled early in 1944 due to serious design problems. After these are a series of improved prototypes leading to the Navy's first Pusher-Prop which first flies in early 1946. After a Japanese Shinden was captured during the battle of Iwo Jima, the US development teams were finally able to discover and correct the flaws in their own designs.
Finally arriving in combat production in September of 1946, the new F42U Privateer is quickly dispatched to Marine and Navy units for full combat evaluation. It is hoped by many back home that new aircraft like the Privateer will help break the stalemate and lead to the defeat of the Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific...
Numerous conforming extras and over 50 ERC controls for the various parts of the aircraft to allow for maximum usability. Controls include some standard combat maneuvers as well as individual controls for the various moving parts on the aircraft. The model also features a fully detailed interior with working flight controls that are tied by ERC to the flight surfaces and moving parts of the aircraft.
Also included are Optional Weapons Sets, a Dummy Pilot, Crew Boarding Ladder, and conforming Prop-Blur effect figures.
Included conforming figure add-ons:
1 conforming external "drop-tank" fuel tank is included. This "drop-tank" conforms to the Privateer and is individually pose-able so that the user can make it fall away and tumble as it drops, with ERC dials for ease of use.
1 set of 2 conforming 500lb bombs, with ERC dials for ease of use.
1 set of 6 conforming RP-3 individually pose-able rockets, with ERC dials for ease of use.
1 pair of conforming 250lb bombs that can be individually posed, with ERC dials for ease of use.
1 set of conforming "prop-blur" effects props for the propellers of the aircraft to give a sense of motion in flight.
1 conforming "dummy" pilot figure (this figure is non-pose-able and doesn't not contain any joints or bones. This figure is low poly but is provided so that you can have a crew in the aircraft for your renders without needing to use the fully rigged figures).
Original model by, and acquired, from Chris Schell, and now owned by VanishingPoint.
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