The Boeing E-7 Wedgetail is a type of Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft developed by Boeing Defence, Space & Security for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). The E-7 is based on the Boeing 737 airliner platform and is designed to provide airborne surveillance and command and control capabilities.
Some key features of the Boeing E-7 Wedgetail include:
The E-7 is equipped with the Multi-Role Electronically Scanned Array (MESA) radar system, which is mounted on the top of the aircraft’s fuselage. This radar system provides 360-degree coverage and is capable of detecting and tracking airborne and maritime targets.
The aircraft features advanced communication systems to support coordination and communication between various assets in a military operation.
The E-7 serves as a command and control center, allowing military commanders to manage and coordinate operations in the air and on the ground.
With its radar capabilities, the E-7 can provide early warning of potential threats, monitor airspace, and track the movement of both friendly and hostile forces.
The E-7 is designed to integrate data from various sensors and sources, providing a comprehensive and real-time picture of the battlespace.
The Boeing E-7 Wedgetail has been in service with the Royal Australian Air Force, and it has also been selected by other countries, including Turkey and South Korea, for their AEW&C requirements.
The aircraft 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.
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.: 184.108.40.206.4
- 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 lights for increased performance
- DIS/HLA (RPR FOM) integration ready
- Openable canopy as well as retractable gears
- Adjustable flaps, rudders, stabilizers, air brake, and ailerons
- 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 the vehicle documentation
Vigilante Asset Customization Guide (PDF): Click here for the Vigilante Asset Guide