Downloadable File Size: 3.05 MB (approx.)
Polygon Count: 39 059
System Requirements: Windows/Mac, Poser 5 and above
File Format: Poser
This product contains: cr2, pp2, pz2, and/or other Poser files.
Texturing: Texture Maps
This product uses image maps for textures.
The CG-4A Waco (named Hadrian in Royal Air Force use) was the most widely used United States troop/cargo military glider of World War II. Flight testing began in 1942 and eventually more than 12,000 CG-4As were procured. Fifteen companies manufactured CG-4s, including the Wicks Aircraft Company of Kansas City, Missouri, with 1,074 built by the Waco Aircraft Company of Troy, Ohio.
The CG-4A was constructed of fabric-covered wood and metal and was crewed by a pilot and copilot. It could carry 13 troops and their equipment or either a jeep, a quarter-ton truck, or a 75 mm howitzer loaded through the upward-hinged nose section. Also a small bulldozer, was loaded into some of these gliders. C-46s and C-47s were usually used as tow aircraft.
Whiteman Air Force Base was originally activated on 6 August 1942, as Sedalia Glider Base. In November 1942, the installation became Sedalia Army Air Field and was assigned to the 12th Troop Carrier Command of the United States Army Air Forces. The field served as a training site for glider tactics and paratroopers, and assigned aircraft included the CG-4A glider, and the Curtiss C-46 Commando and Douglas C-47 Skytrain. CG-4As went into operation in July 1943 during the Allied invasion of Sicily. They participated in the American airborne landings in Normandy on 6 June 1944, and in other important airborne operations in Europe and in the China-Burma-India Theater. Until late in the war, gliders were generally considered expendable in combat and were abandoned or destroyed after landing.
The CG-4A found favor where its small size was a benefit; the Allies had the larger Airspeed Horsa could carry more troops (seating for 28 or a jeep or an anti-tank gun) and the General Aircraft Hamilcar could carry a light tank but the CG-4A could land in smaller spaces. It was used to send supplies to partisans in Yugoslavia.
Moving parts are controlled from the BODY tab.
- Raise Nose - lifts the nose section
- Rotate Wheels - rotates all three wheels
- Flaps - Moves the four tail flaps
- Rudder - moves the two rudder flaps
- Right and Left Door - opens the doors on the sides
- Cabin Door - Opens the cabin door
There are also controls to open the small doors on the body, and to move the joysticks and pedals, and these are on the tabs for those parts.
The wheels can be selected and made invisible for scenes of the glider landing on the skids.
The interior seats can be selected and made invisible if you need to load a vehicle, such as a jeep, into the glider.
There are pose files included to pose the "US Paratrooper WWII (DigimationM1) (for Poser)" model as either the pilot or a trooper inside the aircraft.
All Promotional Images Rendered in Poser 7.