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MB 4WD
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Faction Icon-side-neutral.png Civilians
Icon-side-neutral.png IDAP
Icon-side-greenfor.png Syndikat
Icon-side-greenfor.png L'Ensemble
Type Compact SUV
Seats Transport variant: 4 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 3× Passengers

Armed variants: 3 seats:

  • 1× Driver
  • 1× Gunner
  • 1× Passenger
Item capacity 1800 mass
Top speed 196 km/h
Fuel capacity 16 fuel units
Weight Variable; see Variants section for details
Slingloadable Yes (all variants)
Primary armament AT Loadout only:
  • 1× SPG-9 73 mm

LMG Loadout only:

  • 1× LIM-85 5.56 mm LMG
Secondary armament None
Variants MB 4WD (AT), MB 4WD (LMG)
Games
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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. The vehicle was produced in the US and exists in a number of different editions. Thanks to the powerful engine, durable chassis and great maneuverability, this vehicle can handle difficult terrains from dry deserts to humid jungles or artic wastelands. The MB 4WD can be used as a civilian car.
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Design

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This is a premium asset that requires ownership of the Apex expansion pack.


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 that's 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.

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). 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

  • 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:

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

Recoilless anti-vehicle/anti-personnel gun.

For optics, the SPG-9's sight uses a fixed magnification zoom. The gun itself is forward-facing, but can be vertically rotated 5 degrees down and 14 degrees up.

It does not have an integrated Fire Control System but can be manually zeroed starting at a minimum distance of 100 m up to a maximum of 1500 m. It rises in 100 m increments until 400 m, at which point it jumps to 600 m and continues incrementing in 200 m steps until 1200 m after which it skips directly to 1500 m.

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 itself is forward-facing but can be vertically rotated up to a maximum of 18 degrees up and minimum of 10 degrees down. Like the SPG-9, the LIM-85 also lacks an FCS and can only be manually zeroed by the gunner. Zeroing limits remain the same as the SPG-9.

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.
  • Leftover text strings (string name: str_a3_cfgvehicles_offroad_02_armed_base_f0) indicate that the MB 4WD was supposedly meant to have featured armed variants on Apex's release (like the Offroad). This is further supported by the fact that the MB 4WD's classname was specifically suffixed as being "unarmed".
    • The original armed model no longer exists in the game files, which suggests that this sub-variant was scrapped early in development.
    • The release of the Tanks DLC would eventually see the addition of two armed variants. It's unknown as to whether these new models are the same as their initial pre-release Apex models, however.

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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 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
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