Faction - CSAT
- Viper
Type Light Strike Vehicle
Seats Unarmed: 7 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 6× Passengers

Armed: 7 seats:

  • 1× Driver
  • 1× Gunner
  • 5× Passengers
Item capacity Max: 1800 mass
  • 12× Weapons
  • 64× Magazines
Top speed 177 km/h
Fuel capacity 50 L
Primary armament Minigun Loadout only:
  • 1× Gatling Gun 6.5 mm

AT Loadout only:

  • 1× 9M135 Vorona ATGM
Secondary armament None
Variants Unarmed, Minigun, AT

The Qilin is a Light Strike Vehicle exclusively used by both CSAT recon forces and Viper operatives in ArmA 3. It was added with the release of the Apex DLC.


  • Roles:
    • Troop transport
    • Reconnaissance
    • Fire support
« An agile, lightly protected vehicle for 5-6 soldiers – depending on the configuration. Qilin offers safe and fast operating speeds with superior levels of mobility and maneuverability. It is highly adaptable to severe, rugged and restrictive terrains while providing off-road, cross-country mobility under all types of weather conditions. CSAT Pacific forces primarily use the unarmed variant and the armed variant fitted with a 6.5 mm minigun.
Field Manual


The Qilin is a 4x4 all-terrain, high-mobility vehicle designed to be light, fast and transportable by air.

It is available in three variants, a baseline unarmed version that lacks any weapons, and two armed variants fitted with either a 6.5 mm gatling gun or an anti-tank missile launcher.

Qilins can be airlifted by Y-32 vehicle transports, as well via slingloading with Mi-290 cargo helicopters.

Notable Traits
Unlike its NATO counterpart, the armed version does not have to compromise on its transportation capabilities and can provide seating for up to six passengers (including the gunner and excluding the driver) regardless of the variant.

Crew Capacity
All variants have enough seats for the driver and up to six (or five in the case of the armed variants) passengers. For the armed variants, the gunner is considered as the sixth passenger.


Baseline variant.

It has enough seats to transport up to six passengers, one of whom sits in the (weaponless) turret ring located in the centre of the vehicle. The ring in the centre allows for its passenger to stand up, giving them more clearance while firing on the move.

All other passengers are also capable of firing out of the vehicle, but the vehicle itself is otherwise completely unarmed.

Armed variant of the Qilin. It can also transport the same amount of passengers (including the gunner) but has a 6.5 mm gatling gun mounted on a turret ring located in the centre of the vehicle.

It comes pre-loaded with a single 500-round belt box of 6.5 mm ammunition, and has additional belt boxes stored in reserve totalling up to 1,000 rounds.

Identical to the Minigun variant but is armed with a forward-facing 9M135 Vorona wire-guided AT missile launcher instead. The 9M135 is pre-loaded with a single missile by default and has a further five missiles to reload from (for a total of six).

Transports the same number of passengers as the Minigun variant.


  • Black: Pattern-less chrome black paint scheme. Has very limited uses outside of operations set during the night or in areas with very low visibility.
  • Hex: Arid Hexacam camouflage pattern. Useful for forested, grass plains, and desert environments.
  • Green Hex: Tropical Hexacam pattern camouflage. This is used in heavily forested and tropic environments.


  • The Qilin is a slightly altered version of the real-world "Light Strike Vehicle Mark II", a fast attack vehicle developed by ST Kinetics Ltd of Singapore.
  • The name "quilin" is derived from a Chinese mythological chimera-like creature, typically depicted as a combination of a Chinese dragon with a horse or a deer.
  • Prior to the release of the Tanks DLC, the armed variant of the Qilin was only available with a 6.5 mm minigun. Along with the 9M135 Vorona itself, the AT Qilin was eventually included as part of the platform update; though restrictions still apply to non-Apex owners.


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See also

Vehicles of comparable role and configuration