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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png United States
Type Light Patrol Craft
Seats 8 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 1× Gunner
  • 6× Passengers
Item capacity Max:
  • 20× Weapons
  • 100× Magazines
Top speed 60 km/h
Fuel capacity 700 fuel units
Primary armament Main:
  • 1× M2 .50 HMG
Secondary armament None
Variants None

The Mark II PBR is a light patrol vessel used exclusively by U.S. military forces in ArmA: Cold War Assault.


  • Roles:
    • Coastguard
    • Troop transport
« A patrol boat, riverine (PBR) is a high speed, armed, and lightly armored patrol boat used to conduct riverine interdiction and surveillance operations. Riverine operations integrate and employ various types of ground, maritime, air, and special operations forces in a concerted effort to gain and/or maintain control of riverine, coastal, or delta areas.
Vehicle Description


The PBR is a small patrol ship that is intended to be used to patrol shorelines and waterways, as well as preventing enemy amphibious assaults.

It has twin .50 cal heavy machine guns in a dual-mount configuration fixed onto a turret located in the bow. The HMGs feed from a single 500-round belt box and have no spare belts to reload from.

Designed to patrol shorelines and ferry troops across water, the PBR is a relatively fast attack boat that can pick up or drop-off passengers while providing some covering fire with its .50 cal HMG.

In a sense, it can treated as a naval version of the M113 armoured personnel carrier: both are capable of traversing in water, and are also intended to be armed troop transports. While the PBR is restricted to carrying two less passengers at a time (compared to the M113's passenger limit of eight), it retains the advantage of being able to sail faster over water. Obviously, the only downside is that the PBR cannot traverse on land like the M113.

Crew Capacity
The PBR supports a crew of two that consists of the driver and the gunner. It is able to transport up to six passengers who sit in the rear deck.


The PBR has 100 points worth of armour plating.


The gunner is situated inside the turret cupola, and controls the dual-mount M2 .50 heavy machine guns.

For rotation, the gunner's cupola can be freely swivelled up to a maximum of 135 degrees horizontally, but is vertically limited to an elevation of 40 degrees and a depression of only 5 degrees:

M2 .50

Base damage value Initial velocity (m/s)
13 1,000

Dual-mount .50 cal heavy machine guns. Strong against infantry, unarmoured/lightly-armoured ground vehicles and other waterborne vessels.

They can attain fire rates of up to 600 rounds per minute and have muzzle velocities of 1,000 m/s. Accuracy-wise, they have a dispersion of 0.0007 rad at distances of 1,000 metres away.


  • Like the M1A1 and T-80 tanks, the PBR also features a unique variant (Classname: BoatWAuto) that allows the driver to control the HMG turret while driving at the same time.
  • The PBR and its Soviet counterpart are the only two armed vessels in Cold War Assault, and are also the first to be outfitted as such in the entire series (prior the introduction of the RHIB in Armed Assault and ArmA 2).


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See also

Boats of comparable role and configuration

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-unitedstates.png United States - Vehicles (ArmA: Cold War Assault)
Wheeled HMMWVJeepTruck 5T
Tracked M1A1M113 (Vulcan) • M60A3M2A2 Bradley
Rotor-wing AH-1 CobraAH-64CH-47DOH-58UH-60
Fixed-wing A-10Sopwith F.1 Camel
Aquatic LSTMark II PBR
(Parenthesis) denote variants.