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Vehicles of the British Royal Marines Commandos and other UK Armed Forces.
By 3 Commando Brigade (http://www.3commandobrigade.com)

Contents (version 8.0)

Panther CLV

Offshore Raiding Craft
Bulldog

Land Rovers (including Panama ROV)

'Coyote' Tactical Support Vehicle
'Jackal 2' Light Patrol / Fire-Support Vehicle
'Apache' Helicopter
'Merlin' Helicopter
'Wildcat' Helicopter

New to version 8: Panther CLV and Panama ROV, full support for TFAR and ACRE (including intercomms) along with a list of updates to our existing vehicles

 

 


For full details of this and all our mods, plus our contributors, please visit our website at https://3cbmod.wordpress.com/released-mods/3cb-baf-vehicles/

 

VERSION 8.0

Apache

Fixed: @TFAR variable names

 

Bulldog

Added: @ACRE intercom that works for rear seat FFV positions

Added: sound occlusion for turned-in FFV positions

Added: IR and Visible sensors & target tracking for the gunners Surveillance Target Acquisition and Weapon Sight on the RCWS

Added: reload of Bulldog RWS only when gunner is turned out

Updated: GPMG weapon display information

 

Coyote/Jackal

Added: @ACRE support, including intercom

Added: @TFAR intercom and updated @TFAR variable names

Updated: GPMG weapon display information

Fixed: missing camera shake on firing

Fixed: file name paths for open/close door sounds

Fixed: missing muzzle flash animation sources

Fixed: weapon skeleton bone errors

 

Land Rover

Added: Panama ROV

Added: @ACRE support, including intercom

Added: @TFAR intercom and updated @TFAR variable names

Updated: WMIK GPMG weapon display info

Fixed: WMIK rpt warning on missing Geometry LOD

 

Merlin

Updated: GPMG weapon display information

Updated: @TFAR variable names

Fixed rpt warning on missing Geometry LOD

 

Panther CLV

Added: Panther CLV

 

Offshore Raiding Craft

Added: camera shake to gunner 1st person view when vehicle weapon is fired

Updated: GPMG & HMG weapon display information

Updated: @TFAR variable names

Fixed: green and red navigation light positions

Fixed: removed blink from white navigation light

Fixed: AI gunner not firing at enemy infantry

 

Wildcat

Updated:  MFD camera views (visible and FLIR) can now be switched on independently by both pilot and copilot

Updated: cockpit glass to enhance surface reflections and show bullet holes better

 

Vehicle Weapons

Updated: GPMG & HMG’s changed to manual zeroing

Fixed: ACOG sight rvmat error

 

Panther CLV

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The Panther CLV (Command and Liaison Vehicle) is a protected patrol vehicle of the British Army in widespread use with various commanders and liaison officers of armoured recce, engineering, anti-tank, mortar and supporting fire platoons.

 

Highlights:

  • Improvements to interior and exterior textures
  • Realistic driving performance with dynamic suspension
  • Automatic unique vehicle identification plates
  • Integration of long-range @TFAR and @ACRE in vehicle for driver/commander/gunner
  • Sensor package integrated within HMG turret
  • Opening commander and rear hatches
  • Transportable vehicle ammunition, stored in vehicle cargo
  • Crew of 2, plus accommodation for 2 troops

 

Panama ROV

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The Panama ROV consists of a Snatch Land Rover modified for remote control operation, with a large piece of mine-detection equipment mounted to the front. It was created by Defence Equipment and Support, part of the Ministry of Defence, in conjunction with PA Consulting Group as a low-cost solution to mine detection in the war in Afghanistan.

 

Highlights:

  • Unique mine detection system
  • Vehicle controlled via UAV terminal
  • Top speed is 45mph, normal speed is 30mph, mine sweeping speed (‘walk’) is 5mph
  • Folding radar boom for driving in convoy

 

Offshore Raiding Craft (ORC)

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The Offshore Raiding Craft is a small fast rigid inflatable used by the Royal Marines for patrols and small scale amphibious landings.

 

Highlights:

  • Choice of weapon systems, either GPMG or HMG
  • Crew of 2, plus accomodation for 8 troops
  • Sling load points
  • Compatible with 3CB logistics and servicing

 

Bulldog

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The FV432 armour personnel carrier has been used in the British Army since the 1960’s.  The FV432 Mark 3 “Bulldog” is an up-armoured variant, introduced in late 2006, for use in Iraq and Afghanistan.  The Bulldog’s improvements include an up-rated engine, reactive armour as well as IED jammers.

 

Highlights

  • All new high-resolution textures with weathering
  • Realistic driving performance with dynamic suspension
  • FFV (firing from vehicle)
  • Automatic unique vehicle identification plates
  • Integration of long-range @task_force_radio pack in vehicle for driver/commander/gunner
  • Custom GPMG and HMG weapon models with muzzle flash, heat haze and new sounds
  • Opening rear hatch and rear door
  • Transportable vehicle ammunition, stored in vehicle cargo
  • Crew of 3, plus accommodation for 8 troops

 

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). During its illustrious service it has undertaken many roles in numerous climates.  Several of these are now represented in Arma 3.

Highlights

  • 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

 

AW101 MERLIN HM2, HC3 and HC4

 

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The Merlin HM2, HC3 and HC4 are advanced, medium support helicopter 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.

 

Highlights

  • Advanced Flight Model
  • Working suspension and wheels
  • New navigation, landing and anti-collision (strobe) lights
  • Cabin interior lighting added and optimised for night-time operations
  • Custom animations for gunners
  • Automatically applied sequential real-life serial numbers
  • MFDs show camera and CCTV feeds from inside the cargo bay, the ramp, sling-load and starboard winch
  • Unarmed variants with 18, 24 or 32 passengers, including 2x Firing From Vehicle (FFV)
  • Armed variant with 18 seats (2xFFV), 3 GPMG Gunners
  • CSAR variant with 10 seats (2xFFV), 2 Stretchers, 3 GPMG Gunners
  • Sling-Loading - capable of picking up loads up to 5 tonnes, including a Land Rover
  • 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)
  • Improved Flare/Chaff and Infrared Jammer
  • Voice warning system

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.

The Coyote TSV (Tactical Support Vehicle), introduced for operations in Afghanistan and entering service in late 2010, is based on a 6x6 derivative of the Jackal. 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.
 
Highlights

  • All new high-resolution textures with weathering
  • Realistic driving performance with dynamic suspension
  • FFV (firing from vehicle)
  • Automatic or manual door opening, doors can be used for cover
  • Choice of which side to dismount
  • Automatic unique vehicle identification plates
  • Additional seating position at the rear of the Jackal and Coyote
  • Coyote Passenger variant can carry a full Section plus vehicle
  • 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

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.
 
Highlights

  • Advanced Flight Model
  • Working suspension and wheels
  • All texture maps extensively overhauled and upgraded
  • Automatically applied sequential real-life serial numbers
  • 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
  • Infrared Jammer
  • All new damage model referencing critical systems on the airframe
  • Customised Helmet Mounted Displays (HMDs)

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.
 
Highlights

  • Advanced Flight Model
  • Working suspension and wheels
  • Rotating surveillance turret seen from inside cockpit
  • Under-nose Selex Seaspray multi-mode surveillance radar (HMA2)
  • Two-tone grey camouflage pattern
  • Panel lines and riveting more in keeping with the Wildcat
  • Automatically applied sequential real-life serial numbers
  • 6 or 8 passenger seats, including 2x Firing From Vehicle (FFV)
  • Sling loading
  • Copilot Searchlight based on Thommen HSL-1600
  • Variants with Hellfire and CRV7 rockets
  • Infrared Jammer
  • All new damage model referencing critical systems on the airframe
  • Customised Helmet Mounted Displays (HMDs)

 
Screenshots

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Download
Current version 8, released 5 November 2018

 

Download from:

Steam Workshop

Google Drive

 

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License and Disclaimer
For details please visit our website at https://3cbmod.wordpress.com/released-mods/license-and-disclaimer

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Congrats on the release! Loving the new skins. Fantastic screenshots ;)

Again, big thanks to those involved.

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New mod 1.0 available at withSIX. Download now by clicking:

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Version 2.0 released.

DESCRIPTION

For the second release within this modset we are proud to present the Jackal 2.

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This uses the ArmA 2 BAF model which was ported to ArmA 3 by Aplion and released as @hafm_uk.

We have taken this model, which Aplion released open source since he finished working on it, and have fixed all the bugs (zero rpt errors), plus added a number of improvements:

- fixed bone skeleton errors

- fixed speed wobble

- fixed gunners field-of-view

- added sling-loading capability

- added FFV (firing from vehicle)

- added integration of long-range radio (TFAR) in vehicle

DOWNLOAD

Download from the links on the first post of this thread.

BACKGROUND

Jackal 2 is a high mobility weapons platform, with a unique air-bag suspension system allowing rapid movement across varying terrain.

It is designed to protect personnel against roadside explosions and mine attacks (the chassis is heavier than its predecessor to give additional protection). Jackal 2 is armed with a General Purpose Machine Gun for crew protection and can carry either a Heavy Machine Gun or a Grenade Machine Gun as the main weapons system in the fire support role.

The gun ring has been moved forward to give a 360 degree sweep of fire, as opposed to the previous rear-fire only position on the original Jackal.

FEATURES

4 variants comprising 2 in desert camo, 2 in woodland, armed with L2A1 HMG or GMG.

Driver, Commander, Gunner + 2 passenger seats both with FFV.

Sling loadable by Chinook or Huron.

REQUIREMENTS

None

SCREENSHOTS

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* Other mods depicted:

Royal Marines Commando uniforms: @3CB_BAF_Units by 3 Commando Brigade

RAF Chinook: @chinookpack by Deltagamer

USAGE

Units are available in the Editor under

Units > Blufor > BAF > Cars

Units > Empty > Cars

CLASS NAMES

[b]UNIT CLASSNAMES / DESCRIPTION[/b]
UK3CB_BAF_Jackal2_L2A1_D                 Jackal 2 L2A1 Desert
UK3CB_BAF_Jackal2_GMG_D                  Jackal 2 GMG Desert
UK3CB_BAF_Jackal2_L2A1_W                 Jackal 2 L2A1 Woodland
UK3CB_BAF_Jackal2_GMG_W                  Jackal 2 GMG Woodland

KNOWN ISSUES

Slight clipping of player body through Jackal sides while in Firing-From-Vehicle mode.

CREDITS

Original ArmA 2 Model (BAF): Bohemia Interactive Studios

Converted to ArmA 3: Aplion (released open-source)

3CB Mod Team: Andy, Evrik, Goodson, Lifetap, Apollo

Edited by UK_Apollo

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I really hope you guys are planning on adding a Chinook and some Rovers to this. Should see if the various UK mods can all get put together into one big one. I'm currently building a UK mod pack for my group and I'll be sure to use these Jackals now that I've found them!

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Great release. Do you plan on making the default units within the vehicles BAF units? Unless you already have and the vanilla units manning the jackals is only on my end then my bad.

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Great release. Do you plan on making the default units within the vehicles BAF units? Unless you already have and the vanilla units manning the jackals is only on my end then my bad.

We've decided not to make our BAF units a dependancy of this vehicle mod, as that would restrict others who don't want to use our MTP uniforms.

You can still script the BAF units in, as I did with the screenshots.

My guess is that most mission designers will put down empty Jackals, and use our 3CB_BAF_Units for the players.

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Great work guys! one thing I noticed was the Jackal gimpy has the same sound as the .50 Cal? On the topic of sounds, maybe you could ask LordJarhead if you can use his sounds for the vehicles and the guns?

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Version 2.1 released.

DESCRIPTION

For the third release in the 3CB BAF Vehicles mod we bring you the Merlin.

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Our talented texture artist Arka [3CB] has been hard at work once again, this time re-texturing the ArmA 3 AAF Mohawk as accurately as possible in the colours and markings of a real-life weathered RAF Merlin HC3 currently serving with British Armed Forces:

Royal Airforce Merlin HC3, S/N ZJ124 (cn 50133)

- Registered Westlands, Yeovil: 2000

- Dubai, UAE: Nov 2005

- Camp Bastion, Afghanistan: Feb 2010

DOWNLOAD

Download from the links on the first post.

BACKGROUND

The Merlin 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.

It's diverse range of bulky cargo carried internally or under-slung can include artillery, Land Rovers or light-strike vehicles and more than five tonnes of freight.

FEATURES

Olive green

Accurate markings and decals

Some panels patched or repaired after damage

Oil and grease stains, plus other weathering

Rear ramp opens to allow firing from vehicle

Sling loads a Land Rover (but not the Jackal which is too heavy)

REQUIREMENTS

None

SCREENSHOTS

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* Other mods depicted:

Royal Marines Commando uniforms: @3CB_BAF_Units by 3 Commando Brigade

USAGE

Units are available in the Editor under

Units > Blufor > BAF > Air

Units > Empty > Air

CLASS NAMES

[b]UNIT CLASSNAMES / DESCRIPTION[/b]
UK3CB_BAF_Merlin_RAF_ZJ124                Merlin HC3 RAF Green 'H' Worn ZJ124

KNOWN ISSUES

The AAF Mohawk is quite a close fit to the Merlin HC3. However it suffers in some regards from a lazy model design, in that certain parts of the air-frame are mirrored from the port to starboard sides, resulting in reversed decals if not careful with placement. We have made a few small compromises in order to get around this issue, such as leaving out the "Royal Air Force" writing on the tail boom and re-positioning of the aircraft serial numbers.

CREDITS

Texture Artist: Arka

Configuration: Apollo

Project Management: Apollo

Edited by UK_Apollo
Version 2.1 released

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RAF Merlin HC3 currently serving with British Armed Forces

Any plans for a Royal Navy one now the RAF has transferred all the Merlins to the RN?

http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/royal-air-force-hand-over-merlin-to-royal-navy-01102014

Pics of the current (temporary) Royal Navy livery:

http://i.imgur.com/7nXiD1a.jpg (112 kB)

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/~/media/Royal%20Navy%20Responsive/Images/Units%20and%20Equipment/Aircraft/Helicopters/Merlin%20Mk%203/846%20NAS/Merlin-mk-3-Background1.jpg (563 kB)

AFAIK they're planning on painting them in the same Medium Sea Grey/Dark Sea Grey wraparound camouflage that the Army and Navy's Wildcats have, after they modify them for shipboard operations (folding rotors etc.) as Merlin HC.4/HC.4a. But that wont be for a few years yet. I made a texture of that myself a few months back, which you're welcome to use or modify if you want - I'm not likely to release it (my dirt/panel lines etc. are just a rushed job).

Edited by da12thMonkey

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Good point da12thMonkey.

When the grey RN version is seen around these shores I expect we'll release a version to match.

In the meantime, the green Merlin in RN service looks at first sight just like the RAF one, with the exception of the "Royal Air Force" or "Royal Navy" text on the tail boom (and of course change of unit insignia)?

Kind of luckily for us, we weren't able to include the tail boom writing on our mod because of the issue with the model from BIS which results in text mirroring on the reverse side and wouldn't have looked great, so we chose to leave it off.

So hopefully people will be happy to see it as either a RAF Merlin pre Oct 2014, or RN Merlin post Oct 2014.

Edited by UK_Apollo

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Aye, the RN scheme just appears to have replaced the RAF titles on the tail boom with 'Royal Navy', plus the RAF wordmark logo on the sides of the nose have also been replaced with RN titles. But as you say, they can't really be added in place, since the Mohawk has mirrored UVs that bugger up text.

They removed the 28/78 Sqn markings from them (846 and 845 NAS wont have squadron-specific markings if the old Sea Kings are any indication) and added the RN logo on the cockpit doors. I moved the RN markings further back on my own retexture (updated my previous post with a pic of that). The large black aircraft ID letters and serial numbers seem to have carried over from whatever they were in RAF service.

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Hi guys, I'd like to start by saying I love the mod, the jackals especially. Since BAF dropped for ArmA II I have prayed for Jackals that have FFV in the back seats and now, thanks to you intrepid and wonderful gentlemen, I have had my dream come true. The only problem I see with the Jackal's is that the front wheels or bumper seem to have problem with their collision boxes or something of the sort.

I first noticed it when trying to load them into the C17, and that their front tyres would clip through the cargo ramp and then collide with it at a point where they could not get up onto it. I have also noticed the same thing happening on the mid-ship ramp on the hanger deck of the ATLAS LHD, and finally a similar issue occurred on the Agia Marina driving track, where the Jackal repeatedly got stuck on the little rocks obstacle where as other vehicles would bump over them.

Its nothing too game breaking, but I thought I would let you guys know. Thanks for the awesome work, looking forward to seeing more!

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Hello wiggie, thanks for letting us know. We are currently tweaking a few things on the Jackal at the moment, so I'll see if I can replicate the issue.

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Wiggle, thanks for the information, the problem has been identified. The fix will be included in the next release.

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