The Aérospatiale SA 330 Puma is a medium-lift transport helicopter that was originally developed by the French aerospace company Aérospatiale, which later became part of Airbus Helicopters. The Puma is a versatile helicopter that has been used by various military forces and civilian operators around the world.
Key features and characteristics of the Aérospatiale SA 330 Puma include:
The SA 330 Puma was developed in the 1960s as a twin-engine helicopter designed for military and civilian transport, search and rescue, and other utility missions. It was a successor to the Aérospatiale Alouette III helicopter.
The Puma can typically carry up to 16 passengers, making it suitable for troop transport and various other mission profiles. It can also carry cargo or be configured for medical evacuation (medevac) missions.
The helicopter is powered by two turboshaft engines and is known for its good high-altitude performance, which is important in military and search and rescue operations. It can operate in a wide range of environmental conditions.
The Puma has seen numerous variants and configurations developed over the years. Some of these variants include the SA 330B, SA 330C, and SA 330L for military use, and the AS 330L1 for civilian use. Some models were equipped with additional features like armoured protection and more powerful engines.
The Puma has been used by several countries for military purposes, including troop transport, cargo transport, anti-submarine warfare, and more. It has seen service in various conflicts and peacekeeping missions.
The Puma has also been employed in search and rescue operations, thanks to its capacity to carry a stretcher for medical evacuation missions.
In addition to its military applications, the Puma has been used by civilian operators for offshore transport, firefighting, and other utility missions.
This vehicle blueprint is flyable and comes fully rigged, including animated rotors, side doors, gears, and wipers. The asset has a detailed interior.
A destructible state model is included with damaged geometry, textures, fire & smoke FX. This asset also includes a countermeasure flare and dust FX, the latter of which appears when flying near the terrain. The asset is ready for import into your DIS/HLA (RPR FOM) simulation projects. It can be modified as needed to suit your purpose.
It is designed for simulations and supports movement from the JSBSim Flight Dynamics Model (FDM) library. This vehicle comes with two movement types, each with its own vehicle Blueprint: JSBSim integrated and projectile based movement.
JSBSim is an open source, platform-independent, flight dynamics model in C++, and the movement system uses data from its FDM, which can be easily replaced, as described in the documentation below. Also, the environmental clouds are utilizing the Volumetrics plugin from Epic Games.
A sample showcase/demo Blueprint has been included with an environment map and User Interface (UI). When you “Play” the map, the UI includes camera presets, sliders, and buttons to demonstrate the key functionalities of the vehicle. From this map you can also start flying the vehicle.
Disclaimer: This vehicle uses the Volumetrics plugin from Epic Games and JSBSim Flight Dynamics Model (FDM) from the JSBSim team for demonstration purposes only. The vehicle can be used and modified without these plugins enabled in your personal projects.
The Volumetrics plugin is used for the clouds in the scene by utilizing the volume creation and rendering tools therein.
The JSBSim FDM integrated movement requires an appropriate flight model in XML format. Vigilante LLC uses only the publicly available FDMs and does not provide actual airplane FDM itself.
All rights of the Volumetrics plugin and the JSBSim library are the exclusive property of Epic Games and the JSBSim team respectively. Vigilante does make any warranties, inferred or implied, regarding the use of Epic’s plugins nor of the JSBSim team’s library or flight models.
- Compliant with SISO Entity Reference No.: 184.108.40.206.5
- High quality vehicle mesh with a fully detailed interior
- Flight functionality with JSBSim-integrated as well as projectile-based movements
- Textures controllable via Blueprint parameter
- Emissive material driven taillights for increased performance
- DIS/HLA (RPR FOM) integration ready
- Openable side doors, adjustable rotor blades, and retractable gears
- Visual FX for flares and ground dust based on land proximity and speed of rotors
- Damaged vehicle state and associated fire and smoke FX
- Uses Volumetrics plugin from Epic Games
Number of Blueprints: 19
Input: Keyboard, Mouse, DIS / HLA (RPR FOM) Protocols
Network Replicated: No, requires integration into a Network Replicated Product or System
Supported Development Platforms: Win-64
Documentation (PDF): Click here for Vehicle Documentation
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