The Merkava 3 (Hebrew for “chariot”) is an Israeli tank and the successor of the previous models with improved armor protection, firepower, and mobility. The vehicle comes equipped with two 7.62 mm machine guns and a 120 mm smoothbore gun that was locally developed by the Israeli Military Industries. The Merkava 3 has a 1,200 horsepower (890 kW) diesel engine.
This vehicle blueprint comes with both desert and forest textures, is fully rigged, and includes animated wheels, hatches, machine guns, and cannon. A destructible state model is included with damaged geometry, textures, fire and smoke FX. This asset also includes weapon firing and dust FX from the tracks when driving.
The asset is set up as a traditional Unreal vehicle with an interior but can be modified as needed to suit your purpose. It is drivable with proper physics performance by using Epic Games’ Chaos Vehicles plugin. The Chaos Vehicles plugin must be enabled for vehicle movement to work. Also, the environmental clouds are utilizing the Volumetrics plugin from Epic Games and the scene uses Lumen.
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.
Disclaimer: This asset uses the Volumetrics plugin and the Chaos Vehicles system plugin from Epic Games for demonstration purposes only. The vehicle asset can be used and modified without this plugin 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 Chaos Vehicles system plugin allows users to use vehicle physics simulations to make realistic vehicle movement.
All rights of the Volumetrics plugin and the Chaos Vehicles system plugin are the exclusive property of Epic Games. Vigilante does make any warranties, inferred or implied, regarding the use of Epic’s plugins.
- Compliant with SISO Entity Reference No.: 184.108.40.206.1.3
- High quality vehicle mesh with both forest and desert textures as well as a detailed interior
- Textures controllable via Blueprint Parameter
- Emissive material driven headlights and brake lights for increased performance
- DIS/HLA (RPR FOM) integration ready
- Adjustable hatches, turret rotation, and gun elevation
- Tracks driven rotation and visual FX for road dust
- Includes flares, machine guns, and a cannon with their corresponding firing FX
- Damaged vehicle state and associated fire and smoke FX
Number of Blueprints: 17
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
Customization Guide (PDF): Click here for the Vigilante Asset Guide