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Assault Boat
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png NATO
Icon-side-blufor.png FIA
Icon-side-redfor.png CSAT
Icon-side-greenfor.png AAF
Icon-side-greenfor.png Syndikat
Icon-side-greenfor.png L'Ensemble
Icon-side-neutral.png Civilians
Type Rubber Inflatable Boat
Seats 5 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 4× Passengers
Item capacity 500 mass
Top speed 28 km/h
Fuel capacity 12 fuel units
Weight 565 kg (all variants)
Slingloadable Yes (all variants)
Primary armament None
Secondary armament None
Variants Rescue

The Assault Boat is an inflatable rubber boat used by several BLUFOR, REDFOR and INDFOR factions, as well as with civilians in ArmA 3.


  • Roles:
    • Troop transport
    • Fast-attack
    • Rescue
« An inflatable boat, often nicknamed 'Rubber Duck', is a lightweight boat constructed from tubes containing pressurized gas. Inflatables typically come in lengths between 2 to 7 meters. Due to their speed, weight and portability, inflatable boats are used in diverse roles such as lifeguard and rescue boats and even more often in the military as a landing craft.
Field Manual


The Assault Boat is a single engine, small inflatable boat that can be used for maritime raids and infiltration, as well as riverine operations. It can also be used for civil purposes where it can serve as a personal recreational watercraft or as a surf lifesaver boat.

Moderately fast for its size, the Assault Boat is good for transporting troops into or out of battle on undefended coastlines. It can also be airlifted via slingloading by all helicopters with the exception of the MH-9/M900 light helicopters.

AAF-operated Assault Boat.

All passengers are able to fire their own weapons (forward facing only) but the boat itself does not possess any mounted weaponry.

Combined with the lack of armour, the Assault Boat should only ever be deployed into situations where there is no threat of enemy fire since the boat's passengers are completely unprotected.

Crew Capacity
Regardless of faction, all variants can transport the same amount of passengers. This includes the driver themselves and up to four more passengers who either lay prone on the port and starboard sides of the hull, in front, or crouching in the centre just behind the front passenger.


Baseline variant used by all main factions except for Altian/Tanoan civilians.

With the exception of the driver, all other passengers can utilise FFV while riding on the boat.

Maritime rescue vessel used by all factions including Altian/Tanoan civilians.

Functionally identical to the baseline variant but uses a different paint scheme depending on whether it is being operated for military or civil purposes.


All faction variants have access to the same camouflage options:

  • Black: Pattern-less black paint scheme used by NATO's naval forces, FIA guerillas and Syndikat fighters.
  • Hex: Light/dark grey/tan cell pattern camouflage used on CSAT's maritime vessels and divers.
  • Digital Grey: Digitised semi-fractal camouflage pattern used by several other AAF aircraft and boats.
  • Rescue: Pattern-less bright orange paint scheme used by the lifeboat/rescue boat counterpart.
  • Civilian: Two-tone white/sky blue paint scheme. Used exclusively by civilian-owned variants.


All variants of the Assault Boat have base armour values of 10.


Hulls on all variants of the Assault Boat can only withstand up to 6 points of damage. Depletion of the hull's integrity will instantly result in the vessel's destruction.


The Assault Boat's motor can incur up to 12 points of damage before failing. Destroying this component will usually result in the boat's destruction unless it is at full "health".

If damaged: Reduces power output, Assault Boat(s) can no longer attain top speed even when tidal conditions are steady.
If destroyed: Instantly immobilises the vessel. Can result in the boat's destruction if overall status is near critical.


Main article: Firing from vehicles (mechanic)#Assault Boat


  • Though inflatable boats largely share the same appearance and design in some way or another, the Assault Boat appears to be specifically based on the "F470 Combat Rubber Raiding Craft" designed by French boat manufacturer Zodiac Nautic.
    • The CRRC is primarily used by the U.S. Navy, though just like the in-game Assault Boat it is also utilised by civil and law enforcement agencies.
  • Unlike most waterborne vessels, destroying either the Assault Boat or its Rescue sub-variant will not result in an explosion. However, the boat will still catch fire and potentially burn any humans standing nearby.


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See also

Boats of comparable role and configuration

Vehicles of ArmA 3
Wheeled AFV-4 GorgonAMV-7 MarshallHatchbackHEMTTHunterIfritKartMB 4WDMSE-3 MaridOffroadProwlerQilinRhino MGS (UP) • StriderSUVTempestTractorTruckQuadbikeUGV StomperVanZamak (MRL)
Tracked 2S9 SochorAWC NyxBTR-K KamyshCRV-6e BobcatED-1D Mini UGV (ED-1E) • IFV-6a CheetahIFV-6c PantherFV-720 MoraM2A1 Slammer (A4 UP) • M4 ScorcherM5 SandstormMBT-52 KumaT-100 VarsukT-140 Angara (T-140K) • ZSU-39 Tigris
Rotor-wing AH-9 PawneeAH-99 BlackfootAR-2 DarterCH-49 MohawkCH-67 HuronDemining DroneMH-9 Hummingbird (M900) • Mi-48 KajmanMi-290 TaruMQ-12 FalconPO-30 OrcaUH-80 Ghost HawkUtility DroneWY-55 Hellcat
Fixed-wing A-143 BuzzardA-149 GryphonA-164 WipeoutCaesar BTTF/A-181 Black Wasp IIKH-3A FenghuangMQ-4A GreyhawkTo-199 NeophronTo-201 ShikraUCAV SentinelV-44X BlackfishY-32 Xi'an
Aquatic Assault BoatMotorboatRHIBSpeedboatSDVWater Scooter
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Karts DLC | Helicopters DLC | Apex DLC | Jets DLC | Laws of War DLC | Tanks DLC | Contact DLC
Arma3-factionicon-nato.png NATO - Vehicles (ArmA 3)
Wheeled AMV-7 MarshallHEMTTHunterProwlerQuadbikeRhino MGS (UP) • UGV Stomper
Tracked CRV-6e BobcatED-1D Pelter (ED-1E Roller) • IFV-6a CheetahIFV-6c PantherM2A1 Slammer (A4 UP) • M4 ScorcherM5 Sandstorm
Rotor-wing AH-9 PawneeAH-99 BlackfootAL-6 PelicanAR-2 DarterCH-67 HuronMH-9 HummingbirdMQ-12 FalconUH-80 Ghost Hawk
Fixed-wing A-164 WipeoutF/A-181 Black Wasp IIMQ-4A GreyhawkUCAV SentinelV-44X Blackfish
Aquatic Assault Boat (Rescue) • Speedboat MinigunSDV
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Helicopters DLC | Apex DLC | Jets DLC | Laws of War DLC | Tanks DLC | Contact DLC
Arma3-factionicon-csat.png CSAT - Vehicles (ArmA 3)
Wheeled IfritMSE-3 MaridQilinQuadbikeTempestUGV SaifZamak
Tracked 2S9 SochorAkinaka ED-1D (Sayyah ED-1E) • BTR-K KamyshT-100 VarsukT-140 Angara (T-140K) • ZSU-39 Tigris
Rotor-wing Jinaah AL-6Mi-48 KajmanMi-290 TaruPO-30 OrcaTayran AR-2
Fixed-wing K40 Abalil-3KH-3A FenghuangTo-199 NeophronTo-201 ShikraY-32 Xi'an
Aquatic Assault Boat (Rescue) • Speedboat HMGSDV
Parenthesis denote variants.
Helicopters DLC | Apex DLC | Jets DLC | Laws of War DLC | Tanks DLC | Contact DLC
Arma3-factionicon-aaf.png AAF - Vehicles (ArmA 3)
Wheeled AFV-4 GorgonQuadbikeStriderUGV StomperZamak (MRL)
Tracked AWC NyxED-1D Pelter (ED-1E Roller) • FV-720 MoraMBT-52 Kuma
Rotor-wing AR-2 DarterAL-6 PelicanCH-49 MohawkWY-55 Hellcat
Fixed-wing A-143 BuzzardA-149 GryphonK40 Abalil-3
Aquatic Assault Boat (Rescue) • Speedboat MinigunSDV
Parenthesis denote variants.
Jets DLC | Laws of War DLC | Tanks DLC | Contact DLC
Arma3-factionicon-fia.png FIA - Vehicles (ArmA 3)
Wheeled OffroadQuadbikeTruckVan
Aquatic Assault Boat
Laws of War DLC
Arma3-factionicon-syndikat.png Syndikat - Vehicles (ArmA 3)
Wheeled MB 4WDTruckVan
Rotor-wing M900
Fixed-wing Caesar BTT
Aquatic Assault BoatRHIB
Apex DLC | Laws of War DLC
Arma3-factionicon-syndikat.png L'Ensemble - Vehicles (ArmA 3)
Wheeled MB 4WDOffroadQuadbikeTruckVan
Rotor-wing M900
Fixed-wing Caesar BTT
Aquatic Assault BoatRHIB
Apex DLC | Laws of War DLC