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Land Rover

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The Land Rover has been a familiar sight in the British Army since the 1950s, the latest model of which is the Defender 110 (eXtra Duty). This was designed by Land Rover in the mid-Nineties to replace existing older vehicles, and features an array of improvements. It is powered by a 300Tdi engine, and possesses a much stronger chassis than previous models, with fibre webbing around the welded joints in the chassis and around stress points to massively increase load capacity.

Rugged, hard-wearing, and mechanically dependable across a wide range of terrain, the Defender 110 quickly became a work-horse for the British Army and is routinely deployed in a variety of different roles. Usually seen in a combination of soft or hard top format, they are used as patrol vehicles, military ambulances, mobile communication hubs, and often perform small-scale logistic duties. The increased power of heavy-lift helicopters also made the 110s easily air-transportable.

Particularly favoured by members of the special-forces and reconnaissance units, the Land Rover 110 is often fitted with the Weapons Mount Installation Kit (WMIK). This upgrade features a further strengthened chassis and stripped down frame, fitted with roll cages and weapon mounts. Typically the vehicle will carry one 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun (HMG) and a 7.62mm General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG). For greater fire-power, the HMG can be replaced by the 40-round, belt fed, Automatic Grenade Launcher. On occasion, it has also been outfitted with the MILAN ATGM for anti-tank capability.

Despite this versatility, during the early 2000’s the limitations of the vehicle were discovered by the British Army while on deployment to Afghanistan. A lack of protection against roadside IED’s has led to an ongoing upgrade programme, removing the Land Rover 110 from front line duty and replacing it with a new generation of MRAP vehicles such as the Foxhound, Panther, and Ridgeback. The WMIK versions have also been widely replaced by the Jackal.

Even so, as a high mobility platform, the Land Rover 110 continues to be utilised in a supporting role.

Outside of the army, the British police have used Land Rovers (including the Defender) in their service for many years. Due to the ongoing terrorist threat and proliferation of public order disturbances, the Police Service of Northern Ireland has employed armoured and hardened versions of the Land Rover Defender in various guises.

The current PSNI armoured public order vehicle is based upon a heavy duty Defender 110 chassis which starts life as a chassis cab and which is then stripped of the original body and fitted with upgraded suspension, brakes, and drive train. The bonnet, wings and roof are produced from armoured composite materials whilst the body is manufactured from a range of armoured steel and composite materials.

The Defender 110 is also available for sale to the general public.

Features

  • All new high-resolution textures with weathering
  • Realistic driving performance with dynamic suspension
  • Sling-loading capability
  • FFV (firing from vehicle)
  • Externally attached UK3CB BAF bergens and equipment (with functionality when combined with other UK3CB mod packs)
  • Automatic or manual door opening, doors can be used for limited cover
  • High-powered Search light on Snatch models
  • Usable Sun Visors
  • Spare tyres mounted on vehicle that can be used via ACE3 interaction
  • Automatic unique vehicle identification plates
  • Integration of long-range @task_force_radio pack in vehicle for driver/commander/gunner
  • Ambulance variant acts as a medical vehicle for healing units, and include animated stretchers
  • Custom GPMG, HMG, GMG and MILAN weapon models with muzzle flash, heat haze and new sounds
  • Transportable vehicle ammunition, stored in vehicle cargo
  • Head lights with high/low beam option
  • Interior lighting on Snatch and Ambulance models
  • Flashing Blue Lights and Sirens on Ambulance and Police models
  • Illuminated dashboard and icons
  • Camera shake on firing
  • Animated aerials
  • Deployable camo nets on WMIKs
  • Soft top defender can be stripped down for Merlin transportation

Jackal 2 and Coyote TSV

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Jackal 2 is a high mobility weapons platform, used by British Armed Forces in the role of deep battlespace reconnaissance, rapid assault and fire support – roles where mobility, endurance and manoeuvrability are important. The chassis was upgraded over the original Jackal, allowing the vehicle to carry a greater payload and armour, and providing more strength for protection against roadside IED’s.

The Coyote TSV (Tactical Support Vehicle), introduced for operations in Afghanistan and entering service in late 2010, is based on a 6×6 derivative of the Jackal, designed by Supacat and manufactured by Babcock in the UK. Coyote shares common design features with the Jackal 2 and provides the same increased levels of protection and mobility. It’s 6×6 configuration offers a higher payload of up to 3,000 kilos and provides a large, flexible load space at the rear of the vehicle. With a crew of 3, two variants are provided – a transport version with 8 passenger seats, or a logistics version with just 2 passenger seats but a larger cargo carrying capacity.

Both Jackal and Coyote are armed with a General Purpose Machine Gun for crew protection and can carry either a Heavy Machine Gun or a Grenade Machine Gun on a 360 degree gun-ring as the main weapons system in the fire support role.

Features

  • All new high-resolution textures with weathering
  • Realistic driving performance with dynamic suspension
  • Sling-loading capability
  • FFV (firing from vehicle)
  • Externally attached BAF bergens and equipment (cosmetic only)
  • Automatic or manual door opening, doors can be used for cover
  • Choice of which side to dismount
  • Automatic unique vehicle identification plates (can be disabled)
  • Integration of long-range @task_force_radio pack in vehicle for driver/commander/gunner
  • Additional seating position at the rear of the Jackal and Coyote Logistics
  • Coyote Passenger variant can carry a full Section plus vehicle crew
  • Coyote Logistics variant acts as a Refuel/Repair/Rearm vehicle
  • Custom GPMG, HMG and GMG weapon models with muzzle flash, heat haze and new sounds
  • Transportable vehicle ammunition, stored in vehicle cargo
  • Head lights with high/low beam option
  • Rear facing camera on driver dashboard
  • Camera shake on firing weapons

Apache AH1

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The Apache AH Mk 1 (often known as the Apache AH1) is an attack helicopter produced by AgustaWestland, under license from Boeing, for the British Army. It was custom built to meet the mission specific requirements of the UK Armed Forces, being a derivative of the US Army’s AH-64D Apache.
The Apache AH1 can conduct precision attacks, close air support, armed reconnaissance, anti-armour, ground / air escort and deep operations. They were used extensively in the Afghanistan and Libya conflicts. It has also operated from the HMS Ocean helicopter carrier and Invincible Class aircraft carrier, HMS Ark Royal.
It is fitted with a nose mounted Boeing M230 30mm chain gun delivering a rate of fire of 625 rounds per minute with 1200 rounds carried. The four multi-purpose wing stations can be fitted with up to sixteen Hellfire air-to-surface missiles or 76 CRV7 70mm rockets.

Features

Model

  • Advanced Flight Model (AFM)
  • Rotating wheels (AFM)
  • Taxiing and rolling landings
  • Extended moving suspension dampers (basic and AFM)
  • New navigation and anti-collision (strobe) lights
  • New landing light for pilot

Texture

  • All texture maps extensively overhauled and upgraded
  • Improved appearance of canopy
  • Automatically applied sequential real-life serial numbers (configurable)
  • Added exhaust plumes from engines

Cargo

  • Pilot & Gunner
  • JS variant has the ability to carry two passengers on external “jump seats”, by securing themselves to clip points either side of the cockpit

Weaponry/Equipment

  • Safety selection
  • Laser Designator
  • Cannon M230 (30mm chain gun, 625 rounds/min, 1200 round capacity, high explosive dual-purpose with tracer)
  • Longbow Hellfire AGM-114L missile (radar-guided fire-and-forget homing, high explosive anti-tank)
  • Hellfire II AGM-114K missile (semi-active laser homing, high explosive anti-tank)
  • Hellfire II AGM-114N missile (semi-active laser homing, thermobaric)
  • CRV7 FAT Rocket (70mm folding-fin ground attack rocket equipped with the WDU-5002/B Flechette Anti-Tank warhead, comprised of 5 tungsten-reinforced steel darts for use against medium to heavy armour)
  • CRV7 HEISAP Rocket (70mm folding-fin ground attack rocket equipped with the WDU-50001/B High Explosive Incendiary Semi-Armor Piercing, designed for bunker-busting with a delayed-impact HEI charge)
  • Camera shake on firing
  • Module based customisable rearm / re-role selection options which can be attached to any object by mission makers in the Editor or Zeus
  • Weapon pylons pitch with the gunner’s aim

Sensors

  • Improved gunner optics:
    • Stabilised Visible, Night Vision (Image-Intensified) and FLIR (Thermal) sensors
    • Laser ranging/targeting
    • FOV (degrees): 26.7, 5.4, 1.09, 0.36
    • Magnification: 0.5, 2.7, 13.2, 41.7
    • Cockpit MFDs showing live feeds from the FLIR gun-camera, matching the field of view
  • Missile lock warning receivers (visual, IR, laser, radar)
  • Missile launch warning receiver
  • Radar showing ground and air targets

Countermeasures

  • Chaff/Flare (10 settings)
  • Infrared Jammer (limited deployment time)

Armour

  • All new damage model referencing critical systems on the airframe

Misc

  • Added pilot and gunner animations
  • Added customised Helmet Mounted Displays (HMDs) with video feed from  FLIR gun-camera
  • Landing light correctly illuminates @Ace3 maps
  • Voice Warning System (aka “Nagging Nora” / “Bitching Betty”)

AW101 MERLIN HC3

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The Merlin HC3 is an advanced, medium support helicopter for the RAF designed to operate away from base workshops and in difficult terrain.

It is an all-weather, day and night, multi-role helicopter used in both tactical and strategic operational roles.

With a five tonne lifting capability, a diverse range of bulky cargo can be carried internally or underslung, including artillery, Land Rovers and light-strike vehicles.

Features

Five versions

  1. 18 seats / 2 Sections, unarmed (all doors open/close)
  2. 24 seats / 3 Sections, unarmed (starboard door sealed)
  3. 32 seats / 4 Sections, unarmed (high density with 8 pax sitting in the gangway)
  4. 18 seats, armed with GPMG’s on right and left doors and the ramp
  5. Combat Search & Rescue (CSAR), 10 seats, 2 stretchers, armed with 3 GPMG

Model

  • Advanced Flight Model (AFM)
  • Rotating wheels (AFM)
  • Taxiing and rolling landings
  • New navigation and anti-collision (strobe) lights
  • New twin landing lights for pilot
  • Animated cockpit controls for pilot/copilot (collective and pedals only animate in AFM)
  • Custom animations for gunners
  • Cabin interior lighting added and optimised for night-time operations

Texture

  • Automatically applied sequential real-life serial numbers (configurable)
  • Automatically applied sequential identification letters above cockpit and on fuselage
  • High quality RAF decals
  • New instrument panels with all dials fully functional for multi-engines and NVG compatible
  • Pilot’s 2nd MFD shows CCTV feeds from inside the cargo bay, the ramp, sling-load and starboard winch
  • Cockpit textures smartened up
  • Added exhaust plumes from engines
  • Improvements to visuals at range
  • Fully reskinnable using hiddenSelectionTextures

Cargo

  • Pilot & Copilot
  • Unarmed: 18, 24 or 32 passengers, including 2x Firing From Vehicle (FFV)
  • Armed: 18 seats (2xFFV), 3 GPMG Gunners
  • CSAR: 10 seats (2xFFV), 2 Stretchers, 3 GPMG Gunners
  • Seats fill up from the front so that Sections sit together on both sides
  • Varied passenger animations for a more natural look
  • Sling-Loading – capable of picking up loads up to 5 tonnes, including a Land Rover

Weaponry/Equipment

  • Armed versions have fully animated L112A1 GPMG-ARD (Air Role Derivative) 7.62mm belt-fed machine guns
  • Camera shake and heat haze and smoke effects on firing
  • Animated winch on starboard side, with @ace3 fast roping
  • Copilot Searchlight based on Thommen HSL-1600 (4-20deg, 1000m range)

Sensors

  • Copilot surveillance turret modelled on the FLIR Systems Star SAFIRE II:
    • Stabilised Visible, Night Vision (Image-Intensified) and FLIR (Thermal) sensors
    • Laser ranging/targeting
    • Magnification Factor: 0.6, 1.2, 2.5, 6.5, 17.9
    • Central cockpit MFD shows a live feed  from the surveillance turret, matching the field of view
  • Missile lock warning receivers (visual, IR, laser, radar)
  • Missile launch warning receiver

Countermeasures

  • Chaff/Flare (10 settings)
  • Infrared Jammer (limited deployment time)

Armour

  • All new damage model referencing critical systems on the airframe

Misc

  • Voice Warning System (aka “Nagging Nora” / “Bitching Betty”)

AW159 Wildcat AH1 / HMA2

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The AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat is an improved version of the Westland Super Lynx military helicopter designed to serve in the battlefield utility, search & rescue and anti-surface warfare roles. In British service, common variants are being operated by both the Royal Navy and British Army to replace their ageing Lynx Mk.7/8/9 rotorcraft.

The Army Air Corps will receive 30 Wildcat AH1 helicopters; first entry into service was August 2014.

The Royal Navy will have 28 Wildcat HMA2 helicopters; first operational maritime deployment was in March 2015.

Features

Two versions:

  1. Army Wildcat AH1, available in Transport, AT (Hellfire) and CAS (Cannon/Rockets) variants with either 6 or 8 passenger seats
  2. Royal Navy Wildcat HMA2 available in Transport variant (8 passengers)

Model

  • Advanced Flight Model (AFM)
  • Rotating wheels with appropriate sounds (AFM)
  • Taxiing and rolling landings
  • Extended moving suspension dampers (basic and AFM)
  • Main rotor disc rotates in the correct direction for BERP blades
  • New navigation and anti-collision (strobe) lights
  • New landing light for pilot
  • Adjusted FFV firing arcs
  • Rotating surveillance turret seen from inside cockpit
  • Tail boom rail in its correct higher location
  • Distant LOD model improved for long range recognition
  • Animated cockpit controls for pilot/copilot (collective and rudders in AFM only)
  • Naval HMA2 variant has an under-nose Selex Seaspray 7000E multi-mode surveillance radar (shows ground & air targets on radar display)
  • Under-nose and above-cockpit wire-cutters on AH1 variant (cosmetic)
  • Ammunition feed to the cannon on the 6 passenger AH1
  • Functional wreck model

Texture

  • Two-tone grey camouflage pattern, with a fairly matte finish – note that currently only the grey pattern is available, as this has been fielded by both the Army and Navy, with the green paint scheme only being used, we believe, during trials and operational conversion of the Wildcat
  • Panel lines and riveting more in keeping with the Wildcat rather than the Lynx
  • Automatically applied sequential real-life serial numbers for both variants (configurable)
  • Army and Royal Navy specific high-quality markings
  • “Rescue” on right door no longer reversed
  • Cleaned the windscreen
  • Cockpit instrumentation errors fixed
  • Front nose cockpit windows reshaped
  • Added exhaust plumes from engines

Cargo

  • Pilot & Copilot
  • 6 or 8 passenger seats, including 2x Firing From Vehicle (FFV)
  • Sling loading (Maximum Take Off Weight: 6000kg)
  • NATO items in inventory (not AAF)
  • Open door actions and sounds relevant to player position

Weaponry/Equipment

  • Copilot Searchlight based on Thommen HSL-1600 (4-20deg, 1000m range)
  • Safety selection
  • Laser Designator
  • Cannon M621 (20mm single-barrel, 800 rounds/min, 1200 round capacity, high explosive incendiary with tracer)
  • Hellfire II AGM-114K missile (semi-active laser homing, high explosive anti-tank)
  • Hellfire II AGM-114N missile (semi-active laser homing, thermobaric)
  • CRV7 FAT Rocket (70mm folding-fin ground attack rocket equipped with the WDU-5002/B Flechette Anti-Tank warhead, comprised of 5 tungsten-reinforced steel darts for use against medium to heavy armour)
  • CRV7 HEISAP Rocket (70mm folding-fin ground attack rocket equipped with the WDU-50001/B High Explosive Incendiary Semi-Armor Piercing, designed for bunker-busting with a delayed-impact HEI charge)
  • CRV7-PG FAT/HEISAP Rocket (additional seeker head and fins with inertial guidance system in mid-course and laser homing on terminal approach)
  • Camera shake on firing
  • Module based customisable rearm / re-role selection options which can be attached to any object by mission makers in the Editor or Zeus

Sensors

  • Copilot surveillance turret modelled on the Wescam MX-15Di:
    • Stabilised Visible, Night Vision (Image-Intensified) and FLIR (Thermal) sensors
    • Laser ranging/targeting
    • FOV (degrees): 26.7, 5.4, 1.09, 0.36
    • Magnification: 0.5, 2.7, 13.2, 41.7
    • Cockpit MFDs showing live feeds from the Visible and/or FLIR sensors, matching the field of view
  • Missile lock warning receivers (visual, IR, laser, radar)
  • Missile launch warning receiver
  • Radar showing ground and air targets on radome equipped HMA2 only

Countermeasures

  • Chaff/Flare (10 settings)
  • Infrared Jammer (limited deployment time)

Armour

  • All new damage model referencing critical systems on the airframe

Misc

  • Landing and Searchlights correctly illuminate @Ace3 maps
  • Voice Warning System (aka “Nagging Nora” / “Bitching Betty”)