Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bomber aircraft for Vue

This product is a native Aircraft object for Vue in .vob format. The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, affectionately known as the "BUFF" (Big Ugly Fat Fellow), was developed to serve as a long-range, heavy bomber for the United States Air Force. Its purpose was to provide a strategic nuclear deterrent and conventional bomb delivery capability during the Cold War. The B-52's massive size and distinctive design is quite menacing in appearance. With a wingspan of 185 feet (56 meters) and a length of over 160 feet (49 meters), the Stratofortress is a true behemoth of the skies. Its eight engines are mounted in four twin pods under the wings, giving it a unique and imposing look. The B-52 has a storied history of service. It has been used in various conflicts, including the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, the Bosnian War, and the Kosovo War. In the 1991 Gulf War, B-52s flew from Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean and even from the mainland United States to strike targets in Iraq. The aircraft has also been used in more recent conflicts, such as the Afghanistan War and the air campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Throughout its service life, the B-52 has been continuously upgraded and modified to meet changing operational needs. The aircraft has demonstrated its versatility by serving as a "mother ship" for air-launching experimental aircraft, such as the X-15 and the X-43. Despite its age, the B-52 remains a critical component of the U.S. Air Force's bomber fleet and is expected to continue serving well into the future. Product for Vue includes 2 object models, one rigged to pose and animate, and one that is a not rigged which includes 2 varients, landing gear up and gear down. Other formats available at Mesh by Digimation, optimized for Vue by Dream Cutter LLC for Vanishing Point Inc., May 2015.
Manufacturer: PW Collaborations
SKU: VPDC01001814

Quick Question ?

The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is a long-range, jet strategic bomber flown by the United States Air Force (USAF) since 1954.

The B-52 replaced the Convair B-36 and the Boeing B-47. Although built for the role of Cold War-era nuclear deterrence, its conventional capabilities now take priority. The aircraft has the longest range of any bomber and carries a heavy strategic or tactical weapons load.

Its economy in operation and high subsonic performance compared to the rest of the USAF strategic bomber fleet has enabled it to continue to serve rather than be replaced by the Mach 3 XB-70 Valkyrie, supersonic B-1B Lancer, and stealth B-2 Spirit. In January 2005, it was the second aircraft, after the English Electric Canberra, to mark 50 years of continuous service with its original primary customer.

The USAF`s Strategic Air Command had B-52 Stratofortresses in active service from 1955 through 1991, when the aircraft were assigned to the Air Combat Command.

Thirty-one B-52s were lost in Vietnam. Of these, 18 were shot down by ground fire or damaged beyond repair, including surface-to-air missiles. Two B-52Fs were lost in a mid-air collision during the first Arc Light mission. Seven B-52Gs were lost during Linebacker II, six to SAMs and one to structural failure. B-52D tail gunners were credited with shooting down two MiG-21 `Fishbeds`; one on December 18, 1972, by SSgt Samuel O. Turner, and one on December 24, 1972, by A1C Albert E. Moore. Turner was awarded a Silver Star for his actions.

.: Product Features :.

• 2 Vue Rigged figures: VOB, with 89,653 polygons; all of which are 3-point polygons.
 - B-52_flight.vob (Gear Up)
 - B52_landed (Gear Down)
• Rudder can rotate.
• Landing gear can open and close. Adjust rotatiions or load configured version. 
• Landing gear doors can open and close.
- An ERC dial on the Body affects both the landing gear and the landing gear doors.
• The left and right rear ailerons can rotate up and down.
• The left and right wing flaps can rotate up and down.
-An ERC dial on the BODY raises or lowers both flaps.
-A second ERC dial on the BODY raises or lowers the flaps opposite each other for banking turns.
• All landing gear wheels can rotate (with an ERC dial on the BODY).

.: Textures :.

• One set of texture maps and corresponding bump maps are included.
• Templates are included, but we recommend using the existing textures as a guideline.

Rigging by Sixus1Media, Vue conversion by Dream Cutter for VanishingPoint.
Other formats available at

Usage License:
You are completely free to use this figure in any commercial or non-commercial render, image, or animation.
You may NOT sell or give away any files found in this zip package without express permission.
You are free to redistribute your own textures as you wish, provided they do not use any images found in this zip file. 
You are free to use this model in your game or app, provided the end user can not extract the 3d model