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The Kart is a small racing vehicle used by Altian motor enthusiasts in ArmA 3. It was added with the Karts DLC.

Overview[]

  • Roles:
    • Recreational driving
    • Motorsports
« Kart is a small four-wheeled vehicle propelled by gravity, gas or electricity. This gas powered kart is used for recreational racing in outdoor or indoor amusement parks. It has 4-stroke engine offering up to 20 hp and should not be operated by drivers under 18 years old.
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Design[]

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The Kart is a civilian open-wheel go-kart with a single four-stroke engine.

Features
There are up to ten variants of the baseline Kart; all are functionally identical to each other, but have their own unique paint scheme or a custom livery that advertises their commercial sponsor.

Mobility
The Kart can perform sharp turns and can accelerate very rapidly while driving on paved roads but has very poor handling while off-road. Its open design also leaves the driver exposed to damage from collisions.

Crew Capacity
It has a seating capacity of just one for the driver themselves. The Kart is unable to carry additional passengers.

Camouflage[]

  • Fuel: Custom paint scheme with a green/black body, yellow seat, and bright yellow chassis. Sponsored by the Altis-based Fuel company.
  • Bluking: Custom paint scheme with a blue/black body, white seat, and bright yellow chassis. Sponsored by the Bluking fast-food chain.
  • Redstone: Custom paint scheme with a black body, bronze gold seat, and a dark red chassis. Sponsored by the Redstone tyre/auto parts manufacturer.
  • Vrana: Two-tone paint scheme with a black body and chassis with orange stripes, and a black seat. Sponsored by the Vrana Corporation.
  • Green: Custom paint scheme with a bright green body, bronze gold seat, and a red chassis. Sponsored by SUATMM banking.
  • Blue: Custom paint scheme with a blue body, bronze gold seat, and a white chassis.
  • Orange: Custom paint scheme with a bright orange body, bronze gold seat, and a white chassis. Sponsored by Larkin Aviation.
  • White: Pattern-less paint scheme with a white body, bronze gold seat, and a red chassis.
  • Yellow: Pattern-less paint scheme with a yellow body, bronze gold seat, and a red chassis.
  • Black: Custom paint scheme with a black body, bronze gold seat, and a dark red chassis.

Protection[]

The Kart has a base armour value of 4. As civilian vehicles, no addon armour modules can be attached onto Karts.

The following highlighted positions serve as weak points on Karts:

Arma3-kart-hitpoints

LEGEND
Green = Body
Orange = Engine
Violet = Fuel tank


Body[]

The Kart's body can only take a maximum of 2 points of damage before its integrity fails. It takes 150% additional damage from high-explosive (HE) type munitions. 100% of incoming damage is always shared with the Kart's main "health" pool.

Engine[]

The engine is only able to withstand up to 8 points of damage before it fails. No extra damage will be taken from HE-type munitions, but at least 20% of incoming damage will be shared with the Kart's main "health" pool.

If damaged: Reduces power output and acceleration.
If destroyed: Instantly immobilises the Kart.

Fuel tank[]

The fuel tank can withstand up to 20 points of damage before it ruptures. It does not take additional damage from HE-type munitions. At least 20% of incoming damage will be shared with the Kart's main "health" pool.

If damaged: Gradually leak up to 70% of fuel over time.
If destroyed: All fuel remaining depleted over the course of several seconds.

Wheels[]

All four of the Kart's wheels can only take up to 4 points of damage before their tyres burst. They take 400% increased damage from HE-type munitions. At least 30% of incoming damage will be shared with the Kart's main "health" pool.

Trivia[]

  • The Kart was originally teased as part of an April Fools joke (April 1st, 2014) video released by Bohemia Interactive.[1] They were eventually added to ArmA 3 as part of a purchasable DLC due to popular demand.[2][3]
  • It is one of the few vehicles that supports randomised number decals when placed in the Eden editor.
  • Like static weapons, the Kart can be manually flipped upright by its driver if it gets stuck due to a rollover.

Gallery[]

References[]

  1. Bohemia Interactive a.s., 2014, 'Bohemia Interactive presents Arma 3™ Karts (April Fools)', Developer's Blog, 1 April, viewed 11 June 2023, <https://www.bohemia.net/blog/bohemia-interactive-presents-arma-3-karts>.
  2. Bohemia Interactive a.s., 2014, 'Roadmap 2014/15 - Arma 3 DLC Strategy', Developer's Blog, 29 May, viewed 11 June 2023, <https://www.bohemia.net/blog/roadmap-14-15-dlc-strategy-blog>.
  3. van 't Land, J.J. 2017, It all came together around the same time: We had an artist (Redstone) tell us about and show us his hobby model of the kart. We definitely didn't even think about doing karts in Arma 3 (because it's a bit mental ;-)) before that moment. We wanted to validate our DLC strategy. This prompted us to get Redstone to finish the kart to required quality levels, add a few props and do some Playable Content. A lot of that work was done by people outside of regular work time indeed. April Fools' was on the horizon. Potentially negative reactions to the splendid split video might have prompted us to not go through with an official DLC., Reddit, viewed 11 June 2023, <https://old.reddit.com/r/arma/comments/53susm/what_dlc_content_is_worth_it/d7x7hd7/>.

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See also[]

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 Varsuk (X Futura) • T-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.
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