Russian Armed Forces
|Top speed||180 km/h|
|Service ceiling||~ 2,500 m|
|Fuel capacity||500 fuel units|
- Laser targeting
|«||The Pchela-1T is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed in Russia. Its primary uses are surveillance and observation or target designation.
The Pchela-1T is an unarmed, remotely-operated UAV designed to provide real-time surveillance of ground targets from a safe altitude.
It serves as the primary UAV employed by the CDF and Russian military forces operating in Chernarus. Lacking armament, it is only capable of transmitting a live video feed from its camera back to its operator's UAV Terminal.
It is however, capable of utilising a built-in laser designator to help mark ground targets and structures for laser-guided bombs and other heavy ordnance, making it fairly useful as a Forward Air Control-oriented asset.
The camera is unable to toggle thermal vision modes and is limited to either normal day/night vision, making it rather difficult to designate targets with any degree of accuracy.
Furthermore, its relative lack of armour plating makes the Pchela-1T extremely vulnerable to ground fire, and can be easily shot down by any kind of anti-aircraft weaponry. Since it doesn't carry any armament or defensive avionics like chaff/flare countermeasures, it is incapable of defending itself or fleeing from guided weapons.
Its sole advantage lies in its small airframe, which makes it nimble and relatively easy to handle while rendering it difficult to detect visually by air and ground threats. Nonetheless, this will only work for so long against non-technologically advanced foes as it will be spotted on radar and thermal just as quickly.
- Woodland: Two-tone olive/dark green camouflage scheme with a sky blue underbelly. Exclusive to Russian Pchela-1Ts.
- Grey: Flat grey paint scheme. Only applied onto CDF Pchela-1Ts.
The Pchela-1T has a base armour value of 6.
The hull can withstand up to 6 points of damage. Depletion of its integrity will instantly result in a total loss.
The Pchela-1T does not have a Missile Approach Warning System and will not warn its operator of incoming missiles that are already in mid-flight.
The Pchela-1T does not possess a Radar Warning Receiver and cannot alert the operator of being locked-onto by radar-based targeting systems.
The Pchela-1T lacks an Infrared Warning Receiver, and will not warn its operator of being targeted by infrared-based weapon systems.
- After the release of the Combined Operations bundle, the Pchela-1T was seriously bugged and prevented the user from "disconnecting" from the UAV's control. It also tended to spontaneously explode violently (amusingly enough, with an explosion size equal to that of larger fixed-wing aircraft like the C-130) and often for no reason as well while taxiing on the ground.
- Along with being granted access to a laser designator, all in-flight stability issues were finally addressed with the latest Steam version patches (as part of the Community Configuration Project). However as a consequence of the update, the Pchela-1T was made significantly more fragile and has had its base armour reduced from 75 to just 6.
- The previously hidden and unused CDF variant was also added as extra content, making the Pchela-1T a multi-faction UAV as opposed to being REDFOR exclusive.
- It is the first and only fixed-wing UAV available to an REDFOR faction in ArmA 2.
Drones of comparable role and configuration
|Russian Armed Forces - Vehicles (ArmA 2)|
|Wheeled||BTR-90 • BM-21 Grad • Kamaz • Vodnik • UAZ-469|
|Tracked||2S6M Tunguska • BMP-3 • T-72 • T-90|
|Rotor-wing||Ka-52 • Mi-8MTV-3 (Mi-8MT) • Mi-24P|
|Fixed-wing||Pchela-1T • Su-39 • Su-34|
|(Parenthesis) denote variants.|
|CDF - Vehicles (ArmA 2)|
|Wheeled||BRDM-2 • BM-21 Grad • Motorcycle • UAZ-469 • Ural|
|Tracked||BMP-2 • T-72 • ZSU-23-4|
|Rotor-wing||Mi-17 (Mi-17-IVA) • Mi-24D|
|Fixed-wing||Pchela-1T • Su-25|
|(Parenthesis) denote variants.|