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Combat Fatigues [NATO]
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Armour rating None
Mass 40
Storage capacity 40
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NATO's Combat Fatigues are uniforms in ArmA 3.

Overview

Combat Fatigues are the standard-issue service uniforms of all NATO soldiers. They weigh a "mass" of 40 to wear and provide 40 units worth of space for ammunition/gear.

Combat Fatigues feature a variety of camouflage pattern options for their wearer to choose from, each tailored specifically for use in either arid, tropical or woodland environments.

They are not ballistic-resistant or blast proof, and do not offer any protection against small arms fire and explosives.

Variants

Recon

Recon Fatigues [NATO]
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Armour rating None
Mass 40
Storage capacity 40
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Recon variants are simply regular Combat Fatigues but with rolled-up sleeves.

It is functionally and statistically identical to the baseline Combat Fatigues outfit.

Tee

Combat Fatigues [NATO] (Tee)
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Mass 40
Storage capacity 40
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The Tee variants are Combat Fatigues with the shirt removed, leaving the wearer's torso uncovered while visibly showing the user's undershirt.

Like the Recon variant, the Tee variant is also identical (statistically) to the baseline uniform.

Ghillie

Ghillie Suit [NATO]
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Mass 60
Storage capacity 60
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Intended for use by marksmen and recon units, the Ghillie variant features a ghillie jacket worn over the user's head and shoulders.

It is slightly heavier to wear compared to the baseline uniform (60 versus 40) but also provides an additional 20 units worth of storage space (from 40 to 60 "mass")

It should be noted that unlike dedicated ghillie suits, the uniform is not thermally-masked and will not conceal the user from infrared sensors/optics.

Survival

Survival Fatigues
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Armour rating None
Mass 60
Storage capacity 40
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Unique variant worn only by Corporal Ben Kerry. Appearance-wise, it is a Tee variant but features a neoprene wetsuit worn underneath the pants (complete with a set of flippers).

Wearing this variant will allow the user to swim more rapidly while under or above water. It provides the same amount of storage room for the wearer (40) but also imposes slightly more of a stamina penalty due to the addon diving gear (60 "mass" versus 40).

The Survival Fatigues are only camouflaged in arid MTP. They are not available in either tropical or woodland varieties.

Camouflage

  • MTP: Standard universal camouflage pattern, primarily intended for use in arid environments.
  • Tropic: Tropical-themed variant of the arid MTP camouflage pattern tailored for jungle terrains.
  • Woodland: Subdued woodland-themed variant of the arid MTP camouflage pattern designed specifically for use in heavily-forested regions.

Notes

  • Due to technical limitations, units that are not actually classified as snipers will not benefit from the Ghillie variant's properties.
    • Only sniper-type classes benefit from the decreased detection range at which the wearer will be detected by both players and AI (by approximately 40% assuming no quick movements and remaining prone/motionless) due to the internal camouflage value of their infantry class.

Trivia

  • The in-game Combat Fatigues are loosely based on Crye Precision's "G3" series of combat apparel; specifically the "Gen 1" iterations of uniforms, shirts and pants.
    • The appearance of Gen 1 G3s in ArmA 3 is highly anachronistic for the mid 2030s time period that it takes place in. The real-life U.S. Army has never utilised the G3 to serve as its primary uniform, with the "Army Combat Uniform" (ACU) having fulfilled that role since 2004.
    • Furthermore, the release of the newer "Gen 2" and subsequently "Gen 3" variants also resulted in a complete halt to the production of first-generation G3s (discontinued at the very latest by the early 2010s).
  • The Worn variant (Classname: U_B_CombatUniform_mcam_worn) is simply the baseline uniform with a different suffix for its name. It is never used at any point throughout the main campaign, yet it continues to remain accessible within the Virtual Arsenal for unknown reasons.
The information below details unused, pre-release or removed content.
  • Pre-Alpha Combat Fatigues. Note the CSAT-style gloves.

    Based on various pre-Alpha video footage and promotional screenshots released prior to ArmA 3's official distribution, Combat Fatigues were presumably intended to share the same ballistic-resistant gloves featured on CSAT Fatigues.
    • They were eventually made exclusive to CSAT uniforms whilst NATO's Combat Fatigues received their own unique set of gloves (albeit non-ballistic resistant).
  • There are two unused camouflage texture varieties hidden within the game's files which were (presumably) made during ArmA 3's pre-Alpha phase of development; a Sage Green-colour scheme (Texture name: clothing_sage_co.paa) and another M81 Woodland-style camouflage pattern scheme (Texture name: clothing_wdl_co.paa).
    • French soldiers with the Sage Green uniform.

      Whilst they cannot be utilised in-game without a custom addon and/or scripting commands, the Sage Green uniform can still be seen in certain screenshots made for the game's official Tactical Guide.
    • Curiously, the Sage variant can be seen in the opening cutscene for the Old Man mini-campaign/scenario, where it is depicted as the uniform of the French Foreign Legion (FFL).
      • However, it is not actually usable in regular gameplay as the uniform doesn't exist outside of the cutscene itself.

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See also

Wearable uniforms in ArmA 3
Level II FatiguesFull Ghillie [CSAT]Granit (Tracksuit) • Pilot Coveralls [CSAT]
Level III Special Purpose Suit
Armourless Aid Worker ClothesCBRN SuitCombat Fatigues [AAF]Combat Fatigues [LDF]Combat Fatigues [NATO]Commoner Clothes (Casual, Worn) • Competitor SuitConstruction CoverallCTRG Combat Uniform (Stealth) • Driver CoverallFormal Suit (T-Shirt) • Full GhillieGendarmerie UniformGuerilla Garment (Outfit, Smocks, Apparel, Combat Fatigues) • Heli Pilot CoverallsHunting ClothesJacket and ShortsJournalist ClothesLight FatiguesLooter Clothes (T-Shirt, Deserter) • Marshal ClothesMechanic ClothesParade Uniform (Decorated) • Paramedic OutfitParamilitary Garb (Bandit) • Pilot CoverallsScientist OutfitSport Clothes (Summer) • Tanker CoverallsVR SuitWetsuitWorker Coveralls (Farmer, Scientist)
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
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