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The MB 4WD is a compact Sport Utility Vehicle commonly used by both Tanoan and Altian civilians, IDAP aid workers, Syndikat rebels and their L'Ensemble successors in ArmA 3. It was added with the release of the Apex DLC.

Overview[]

  • Roles:
    • Civilian transportation
    • Recreational driving
    • Troop transport
    • Fire support
« The MB 4WD is a modern four-wheel drive off-road vehicle with a distinctive construction, which could be tracked up to World War II. The vehicle was produced in the US and exists in a number of different editions. A light machine gun or anti-tank recoilless rifle can be mounted on top of the roll cage. Paramilitary groups often use such variants as lightweight weapon carriers. Thanks to the powerful engine, durable chassis and great maneuverability, this vehicle can handle all levels of difficult terrains from dry deserts to humid jungles or artic wastelands.
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Design[]

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The MB 4WD is a rugged, civilian four-wheel drive, two-door off-road capable SUV.

Features
It is available in three variants: the standard transport that is unarmed and is designed purely for civilian use, an armed variant that has a LIM-85 5.56 mm light machine gun fitted to a pintle mounted onto the top of the roll cage, and a second armed variant that has an SPG-9 73 mm recoilless rifle (also attached to the roll cage).

The compact size and light weight of the MB 4WD also allows it to be airlifted by aircraft as well; either internally or via slingloading. Though the baseline MB 4WD variant does not retain any armament, all passengers are able to fire their own weapons out of it.

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SPG-9 armed variant.

Mobility
The MB 4WD has very good handling while driving on rough terrain, and can accelerate rapidly both on- and off-road.

Drawbacks
Just like its non-SUV counterpart, the MB 4WD is a civilian vehicle and naturally does not possess armour plating. Some variants even have both passenger doors and the roll cage removed, which means that the driver and passengers are equally vulnerable to small arms fire.

Crew Capacity
The MB 4WD has a seating capacity of up to four passengers. This includes the driver, and up to three passengers who sit on the front-right seat and in the rear. Armed variants only have a maximum capacity of three, as the rear two seats are occupied by the gunner.

Variants[]

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Baseline transport-only variant. It is unarmed and can carry up to three passengers at a time.

This variant has a gross weight of 1862 kg.

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Armed with an SPG-9 73 mm recoilless gun that is mounted onto a pintle fixed to the top of the roll cage. The SPG-9 has access to 12 PG-9N high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) and 8 OG-9VM high-explosive (HE) rounds.

It can only transport a single passenger who sits in the front right seat.

This variant has a gross weight of 1841.36 kg.

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Identical to the AT variant but is armed with a LIM-85 5.56 mm light machine gun instead. The LIM-85 feeds from a single 200-round belt box and has a further two in reserve (for a total of 600 rounds). It transports the same number of passengers as the AT variant.

This variant has a gross weight of 3997.35 kg.

Camouflage[]

Civilian[]

  • Black: Pattern-less black paint scheme.
  • Blue: Pattern-less blue paint scheme.
  • Green: Pattern-less black paint scheme.
  • Orange: Pattern-less orange paint scheme.
  • Red: Pattern-less red paint scheme.
  • White: Pattern-less flat white paint scheme.
  • IDAP: Flat white paint scheme with additional livery in the form of IDAP logos and signage. Used exclusively by IDAP aid workers.

Syndikat/L'Ensemble[]

  • Brown: Pattern-less dark brown paint scheme.
  • Olive: Pattern-less olive green paint scheme.

Protection[]

All variants of the MB 4WD have base armour values of 30. As civilian vehicles, they do not support being fitted with any additional armour modules.

The following highlighted positions serve as weak points on MB 4WDs:

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LEGEND
Green = Body
Orange = Engine
Violet = Fuel tank

Note that with the exception of the turret, weak point positions remain identical on both the MB 4WD (AT) and MB 4WD (LMG) variants.


Body[]

The body on all MB 4WDs can survive just 30 points of damage. They take 150% increased damage from high-explosive (HE) type munitions.

At least 50% is shared with the MB 4WD's main "health" pool. Depletion of the body's integrity will not cause a catastrophic kill unless it is at critical status.

Engine[]

The engine can survive only 15 points of damage before failing. It takes 50% less damage from HE-type munitions, though 50% of incoming damage will be shared with the vehicle's main "health" pool.

It cannot cause a catastrophic kill by itself unless the MB 4WD is critically damaged.

If damaged: Reduces power output, acceleration is decreased and it may become impossible to climb uphill.
If destroyed: Instantly immobilises the MB 4WD.

Fuel tank[]

The MB 4WD's fuel tank can resist up to 45 points of damage before rupturing. At least 50% of damage is shared with the vehicle's main "health" pool.

It takes 150% increased HE-type munitions. A destroyed fuel tank will not cause a catastrophic kill unless the MB 4WD is critically damaged.

If damaged: Gradually leak up to 50% of fuel over time.
If destroyed: Causes it to rapidly lose its entire fuel capacity in just a few seconds.

Wheels[]

All four wheels are able to resist up to 120 points of damage. They incur a 400% damage penalty to HE-type munitions, though no amount of damage is shared with the MB 4WD's "health" pool.

Destroying all four wheels will be needed to immobilise the vehicle. Depending on which and how many are remaining, it is entirely possible for MB 4WDs to continue driving with two out of four tyres missing (though making simple manoeuvres will be near-impossible).

Armament[]

The gunner controls any weapons mounted onto the turret ring on armed variants:

SPG-9 73 mm[]

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NOTE: Only available on the MB 4WD (AT) variant.

Main article: SPG-9#ArmA 3

73 mm recoilless anti-tank gun. Can load either HE or AP-type grenades.

The gunner can look through the SPG-9's sight which has a fixed magnification zoom (night vision goggles cannot be worn while looking through the sight). The turret can be freely rotated in any direction horizontally but has a maximum elevation of 14 degrees and a depression of just 5 degrees. The SPG-9 does not support manual zeroing and lacks a Fire Control System.

LIM-85 5.56 mm[]

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NOTE: Only available on the MB 4WD (LMG) variant.

Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s) Penetration depth (mm)
9 -0.0012 915 11.93

Light machine gun. Effective against infantry and unarmoured ground vehicles.

The LIM-85 has a muzzle velocity of 915 m/s and has a variable rate of fire depending on its fire mode:

  • LOW: 400 rounds per minute
  • HIGH: 800 rounds per minute

It does not have an optical sight. The gun's mount can be freely rotated in any direction horizontally but has a maximum elevation of 18 degrees and a depression of 10 degrees. The LIM-85 lacks an integrated FCS and also does not support manual zeroing.

FFV[]

Main article: Firing from vehicles (mechanic)#MB 4WD

Trivia[]

  • The MB 4WD appears to be based on the real-life "Wrangler" SUV designed by Jeep, a subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.
  • Armed variants of the MB 4WD did not originally exist upon the Apex expansion's release. They would only be added after Game Update 1.82 as part of the Tanks DLC's platform update[1] (restrictions still apply to non-Apex owners, however[2]).

Gallery[]

References[]

  1. Kovařič, V 2018, SPOTREP #00079, Arma 3, viewed 30 March 2023, <https://dev.arma3.com/post/spotrep-00079>.
  2. van 't Land, J.J. et al. 2019, Arma 3: DLC Restrictions, Bohemia Interactive Community Wiki, viewed 24 January 2024, <https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Arma_3:_DLC_Restrictions>.

External links[]

See also[]

Vehicles of comparable role and configuration[]

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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
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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
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Arma3-factionicon-syndikat L'Ensemble - Vehicles (ArmA 3)
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