Buses are civilian mass transit vehicles featured in ArmA: Cold War Assault, ArmA: Armed Assault and ArmA 2.

ArmA: Cold War Assault

Bus
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Faction Icon-side-neutral.png Civilians
Icon-side-greenfor.png Nogovan Partisans
Type Single-Deck Bus
Seats 28 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 27× Passengers
Item capacity Max:
  • 50× Weapons
  • 200× Magazines
Top speed 75 km/h
Fuel capacity 100 fuel units
Primary armament None
Secondary armament None
Variants None
Games
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The Bus is primarily used by Nogovan civilians, as well as in limited numbers with the Nogovan Partisans in ArmA: Cold War Assault.

Overview

  • Roles:
    • Troop transport
    • Civil transportation
« Produced by Czechoslovak-based company Karosa in co-operation with the Skoda plant in 1965, the ŠM 11 is the successor of the Skoda 706RTO. The main difference with the ŠM 11 is that its engine is moved from the front of the vehicle to below the floor between the axles.
Vehicle Description
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Design

The Bus is a single-engined, four-wheel, single-decker mass transit vehicle.

Features
It is mainly utilised by the citizens of Nogova as a public transport vehicle. Early on during the Soviet occupation of Nogova, some buses were also re-purposed by the partisans as improvised troop transports.

Mobility
Handling-wise, the Bus has extremely poor control in almost every aspect. It cannot accelerate very quickly, is unable to perform pinpoint turns, and is restricted to an absolute top speed of 75 km/h (in most cases it will struggle to maintain 60 km/h).

Drawbacks
As a civilian vehicle, it obviously does not possess any armour plating or the ability to mount any weapons. Aside from being able to carry a large number of passengers simultaneously, the Bus does not possess any other notably useful traits; save for being utilised as an impromptu troop carrier to ferry large numbers of troops at once between locations.

Given its large size and conspicuously bright red paint scheme, it isn't particularly subtle for stealth purposes and is better off used as a last resort only.

Crew Capacity
The Bus has a maximum transportation capacity of twenty seven passengers, with a total of twenty eight when including the driver.


Protection

The Bus has 30 points worth of armour plating.


Trivia

  • The in-game Bus is based on the "Karosa ŠM 11" then-designed by Karosa, a vehicle manufacturer based in the Czech Republic. The company was renamed to Iveco Bus after its acquisition by Iveco of Italy (itself a subsidiary of the Dutch conglomerate CNH Industrial).
  • During the Resistance campaign, Victor Troska can choose to take the bus instead of riding his motorcycle at the start of the Invasion mission.
  • The Bus in Cold War Assault is the only land vehicle to date in the entire series that has the largest passenger capacity out of all wheeled/tracked vehicles.

Gallery

ArmA: Armed Assault

Bus
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Faction Icon-side-neutral.png Civilians
Type Single-Deck Bus
Seats 13 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 12× Passengers
Item capacity Max:
  • 10× Weapons
  • 50× Magazines
Top speed ~ 66 km/h
Fuel capacity 100 fuel units
Primary armament None
Secondary armament None
Variants None
Games
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The Bus is used by Sahranian civilians in ArmA: Armed Assault.

Overview

  • Role:
    • Civil transportation
« Used for public transport.
Library Description
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Design

The Bus returns in Armed Assault and continues to serve as a single-deck bus intended for mass civil transportation throughout Sahrani's clustered cities.

Mobility
The Bus is difficult to control on any surfaces other than on paved roads. Due to its size, it requires plenty of space to make turns and has difficulty maintaining speed as well.

Drawbacks
Like its Cold War Assault predecessor, the Bus naturally does not retain any armament and lacks any proper armour plating, meaning that its passengers are completely vulnerable to small arms fire.

Crew Capacity
Aside from the driver, the Bus contains twelve more seats for passengers to sit in.


Protection

The Bus has a base armour value of 20.

Body

The vehicle's body can resist up to 20 points of damage.

Engine

Bus engines can survive only survive 8 points of damage before failing.

Fuel tank

The fuel tank can only withstand 6 points of damage before rupturing.

Wheels

Bus tyres will burst if they take more than 3 points of damage.


Trivia

  • The Bus in Armed Assault is modelled after the real-world "Ikarus 533" bus.
  • Out of the three Buses in the series, the Armed Assault iteration is the only one that has the least amount of seats with a maximum of twelve passengers (not including the driver).

Gallery

ArmA 2

Bus
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Faction Icon-side-neutral.png Civilians
Type Single-Deck Bus
Seats 24 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 23× Passengers
Item capacity Max:
  • 10× Weapons
  • 50× Magazines
  • 2× Backpacks
Top speed 80 km/h
Fuel capacity 100 fuel units
Primary armament None
Secondary armament None
Variants None
Games
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The Bus is used by both Chernarussian and Takistani civilians in ArmA 2.

Overview

  • Role:
    • Civil transportation
« Common bus for public transport.
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Design

The ArmA 2 Bus is a single-decked, four-wheeled, mass transit vehicle that uses a six-cylinder diesel engine. It is designed primarily to transport passengers between cities, suburban zones, and in heavily built-up areas.

Mobility
While driving on paved roads, the Bus can attain average speeds of up to 70 km/h (it has an absolute speed of 80 km/h) and is quite fast for a vehicle for its size.

However it accelerates slowly, is rather difficult to handle (as it requires a lot of clearance to make even the slightest of turns), and is limited to an absolute maximum speed of 28 km/h while off-road.

Crew Capacity
The Bus has a total of twenty four seats. Excluding the driver, it is able to transport up to twenty three passengers at a time.


Camouflage

  • Blue: White-painted body with a flat blue horizontal stripe. Only used on Chernarussian Buses.
  • Red: Dark grey body with a light red stripe and markings meant to replicate the Takistani flag. Used by Takistani Buses.

Protection

The Bus has a base armour value of 20.

Successful strikes to any of the following highlighted sections will inflict full damage to the component:

LEGEND
Green = Body
Orange = Engine
Violet = Fuel tank

Body

The vehicle's body can resist up to 20 points of damage.

Engine

Bus engines can only survive 8 points of damage before failing. At least 20% of damage is shared with the vehicle's main "health" pool.

A damaged engine will prevent Buses from being able to attain its top speed.

Fuel tank

The fuel tank can only take a meagre 6 points of damage before rupturing. At least 50% of damage is shared with the vehicle's main "health" pool.

Incurred damage will cause Buses to gradually leak fuel over time.

Wheels

Each tyre can incur just 3 points of damage before bursting.


Trivia

  • The in-game Bus is directly based on the "Ikarus 260" designed by Hungary-based vehicle manufacturer Ikarus (also known as Ikarus Bus).
  • While it transports four less passengers than its Cold War Assault counterpart, the Bus has the greatest passenger capacity out of all the land vehicles in ArmA 2, with only the USMC AAVP-7A1 coming in second with a total of nineteen seats.

Gallery

External links

See also

Vehicles of ArmA: Cold War Assault
Wheeled BikeBRDMBusHMMWVMotorcyclePV3SJeepSCUDSkodaSmall carSports carTrabantTractorTruck 5TUAZUral
Tracked BMP-1BMP-2M1A1M113 (Vulcan) • M60A3M2A2 BradleyShilkaT-55T-72T-80
Rotor-wing AH-1 CobraAH-64CH-47DKa-50Mi-17Mi-24OH-58UH-60
Fixed-wing A-10PlaneSopwith F.1 CamelSu-25
Aquatic BoatLSTMark II PBR
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
OFP-factionicon-fia.png FIA - Vehicles (ArmA: Cold War Assault)
Wheeled Bus* • JeepMotorcyclePV3SUAZ*
Tracked BMP-1* • T-55* • T-72* • T-80*
* used by the Nogovan Partisans in the Resistance campaign
Vehicles of ArmA: Armed Assault
Wheeled 5T TruckArmy 4x4BusBRDM-2CarHatchbackHMMWV (Civil) • Offroad (Hilux) • M1030 (TT650, TT650G) • Pick-Up (Datsun) • SedanStrykerTractorUAZUral
Tracked BMP-2M1A1M113ShilkaT-72
Rotor-wing AH-6AH-1ZKA-50MH-6Mi17UH-60
Fixed-wing A-10AV-8BCamelDC-3Su-34
Aquatic CRRCRHIBPBX Boat
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Queen's Gambit
Vehicles of ArmA 2
Wheeled 9P117 SCUD-BATVBRDM-2* • BTR-40BTR-60BTR-90BM-21 Grad* • BusCarDingo 2 CZHatchbackHMMWV* • GAZJackal 2 MWMIKKamazLada* • LAV-25Military OffroadMotorcycle* (Old moto) • Mountain bike (Old bike) • MTVR* • Offroad* • Pandur II 8x8 CZPickup* • RM-70S1203SedanStryker (MGS) • SUV (Armored SUV) • T810TractorTouring CarTowing TractorUAZ-469* • Ural* • V3S* • Vodnik
Tracked 2S6M TunguskaAAVP-7A1BMP-2BMP-3BVP-1FV510 WarriorM1 Abrams* (M1A2 TUSK*) • M113M2 BradleyM270 MLRS* • T-34* • T-55T-72* (T-72M4 CZ) • T-90ZSU-23-4*
Rotor-wing AH-1ZAH-6J Little Bird (AH-6X) • AH-11 WildcatAH-64D* (AH-1) • CH-47F Chinook (Chinook HC4) • Ka-52Ka-60Ka-137Merlin HC3MH-6J Little BirdMi-8MTV-3* (Mi-17*) • Mi-24P (Mi-24D*, Mi-24V*) • UH-1Y (UH-1H) • UH-60 Black Hawk (MH-60S)
Fixed-wing A-10 Thunderbolt II* • An-2AV-8B HarrierC-130J Hercules* • F-35 Lightning IIL-159 ALCAL-39ZA (L-39C) • MQ-9 Reaper* • MV-22 OspreyPchela-1TSu-39 (Su-25*) • Su-34
Aquatic CRRCFishing BoatPBXRHIBSmall Boat
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
* indicates partial DLC dependency.
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