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Quantum3D has completed a KC-46 and KC-135 Digital 3D Modeling project for Tinker Air Force Base

Milpitas, CA – June 29, 2022 – Quantum3D based in Silicon Valley, CA, and Orlando, FL, a leading developer, and manufacturer of real-time visual simulation systems, has completed work to provide two new aircraft models to Tinker AFB.

Quantum3D was recently contracted by a long-time customer at Tinker AFB to model the KC-135 and KC-46 Tankers for use in their simulators.

In this project, Quantum3D provided the following model features:

  • The modeling of these tankers added DOF’s and switches to simulate boom movement that is host-controllable via CIGI interface.
  • Texturing of the tankers was in accordance with the Tinker AFB air wing and included the correct aircraft markings per the customer’s request.
  • Quantum3D supplied independent models of the BDS and MPRS drogue that can be attached to each tanker via host control.

Quantum3D’s collection of real-time 3D Facets model library contains over one thousand digital models including aircraft, ground vehicles, ships, buildings, and other elements commonly used in creating virtual worlds for simulation-based training and other applications. These models are available in both a binary format optimized for use with Quantum3D’s MANTIS® Image Generation Software, as well as in an OpenFlight source format, making them useable for customization and/or for use with any commercial visual system.

Quantum3D’s real-time 3D models provide ultimate flexibility and affordability. Having been proven as real-time ready through incorporation into the most demanding visual simulation applications, 3D models offer the highest levels of realism without sacrificing real-time performance. Each of Quantum3D’s 3D models is delivered with multiple levels of detail (LOD), realistic textures, damaged/destroyed states, articulated parts, and animations.

If you do not find the model you need in our extensive library of Facets models, Quantum3D can build and customize any 3D model for you based on your needs.

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About Quantum3D

Quantum3D, Inc. is a leading developer and provider of simulation and training products, as well as the technology that drives them. This Silicon Valley company serves a wide range of training markets, including flight simulation, land, and other vehicle training, and maintenance training. For more information, contact us at or