Quadbikes are all-terrain vehicles featured in ArmA 2 and ArmA 3.

ArmA 2

ATV
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png U.S. Army
Icon-side-blufor.png British Army
Icon-side-blufor.png ACR
Type All-Terrain Vehicle
Seats 2 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 1× Passenger
Item capacity Max:
  • 10× Weapons
  • 50× Magazines
  • 2× Backpacks
Top speed ~ 87 km/h
Fuel capacity 30 fuel units
Primary armament None
Secondary armament None
Variants None
Games
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The ATV is used by the U.S. Army, the British Army and Czech special operations units in ArmA 2. It was added with the release of the Operation Arrowhead expansion pack.

Overview

  • Role:
    • Reconnaissance
« An ATV (all-terrain vehicle) is defined as a vehicle that travels on low pressure tires, with a seat that is straddled by the operator, along with handlebars for steering control.
Armoury Description
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Design

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The ATV is an all-terrain, 4x4 light utility vehicle that is mainly designed for use by special forces units and non-combat troops.

Features
Compact and nimble, the ATV makes for the perfect off-road vehicle to bring onto missions where stealth and speed is necessary. Its small size makes it difficult to spot from afar, not to mention that its engine is also fairly quiet to operate.

Mobility
It is one of the fastest land vehicles in ArmA 2, and can easily reach up to 100 km/h depending on the flatness of the surface that it's being driven on.

But while extremely fast for a vehicle of its size, the ATV is notoriously prone to flipping on the slightest contact with any terrain obstacles.

Drawbacks
Naturally the ATV itself does not provide any ballistic protection or visual concealment for its riders, so care must be taken if the ATV is being driven into an area with enemies.

And as noted previously, the ATV is highly vulnerable to flipping over even when it's being driven at moderately fast speeds. This will not only cause the vehicle to become immobilised due to being unable to rotate it upright again, but can also inflict serious injury to both riders as well.

Crew Capacity
The ATV has a maximum capacity of just two riders (a single passenger and the driver themselves). The passenger sits in tandem behind the driver in front.


Protection

ATVs have a base armour value of 30.

Successful strikes to any of the following highlighted sections will inflict full damage to the component:

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Green = Body
Orange = Engine
Violet = Fuel tank

Body

The ATV's body can incur just 30 points of damage.

Engine

The engine can survive up to 60 points of damage before failing. A damaged engine will prevent the ATV from attaining its top speed.

Fuel tank

The fuel tank can take 30 points of damage before rupturing. Incurred damage will cause the ATV to gradually leak fuel over time.

Wheels

Each of the the ATV's tyres can withstand 30 points of damage before bursting.


Trivia

  • The ArmA 2 ATV is based on the real-world "FourTrax Foreman" 4x4 designed by the Honda Motor Co. Ltd.

Gallery

ArmA 3

Quadbike
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png NATO
Icon-side-redfor.png CSAT
Icon-side-greenfor.png AAF
Icon-side-greenfor.png LDF
Icon-side-blufor.png FIA
Icon-side-blufor.png Loyalists
Icon-side-neutral.png IDAP
Icon-side-neutral.png Civilians
Type All-Terrain Vehicle
Seats 2 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 1× Passenger
Item capacity 600 mass
Top speed 79 km/h
Fuel capacity 10 fuel units
Primary armament None
Secondary armament None
Variants None
Games
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The Quadbike is used by both Altian/Tanoan civilians, IDAP aid workers, as well as with several BLUFOR, OPFOR and Independent factions in ArmA 3.

Overview

  • Roles:
    • Reconnaissance
    • Recreational driving
« A Quadbike is an all-terrain vehicle with low-pressure tires and handlebars for steering. The military uses quad bikes for reconnaissance and to access terrain difficult for heavier vehicles.
Field Manual
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Design

Returning in ArmA 3, Quadbikes continue to serve as 4x4 all-terrain vehicles intended for both civil and military use.

Features
Like its ArmA 2 predecessor, the ArmA 3 Quadbike remains as a highly compact vehicle. Since it can be comfortably driven into into remote locations that would otherwise be impossible to traverse for larger vehicles, the Quadbike is perfect for reconnaissance purposes.

The Quadbike's light weight also means that it can be airlifted either internally or via slingloading by all transport helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.

Mobility
Moderately fast for its size, the Quadbike handles well while going off-road. Care should still be taken when driving off-road however, as the Quadbike does have a tendency to flip over if driving at high speeds on uneven terrain.

Drawbacks
It should be noted that both the Quadbike's design and intended purpose means that it lacks any sort of armour plating to provide protection for its passengers.

Although its nimble size and good speed allows for it to dart in and out of areas, the likelihood of its riders being severely injured or outright killed from enemy fire is still very high due to how exposed the passengers are.

Therefore, it is ill-advised to use the Quadbike as a mode of transportation in a combat zone besides inserting and performing fast (or improvised) extractions.

Crew Capacity
Quadbikes have a seating capacity of just two passengers (including the driver). The passenger sits in tandem just behind the driver.


Camouflage

  • Forest Rangers: Dark green paint scheme with a logo of the Livonian Forest Rangers directorate painted on the front.
  • Sand: Olive drab paint scheme. Applied onto Mediterranean NATO Quadbikes.
  • Olive 1: Olive green paint scheme. Only used by Pacific/Eastern European NATO Quadbikes.
  • Olive 2: Dark olive green paint scheme. Only used on LDF Quadbikes.
  • Digital: Digitised semi-fractal camouflage pattern used by all AAF vehicles and aircraft. Suited to forested and grassy environments, but otherwise useless in arid and desert terrain.
  • Hex: Arid Hexacam camouflage pattern, useful for forested, grass plains, and desert environments. Exclusive to Mediterranean CSAT Quadbikes.
  • Green Hex: Tropical Hexacam pattern camouflage, suited to heavily forested and tropic environments. Exclusive to Pacific NATO Quadbikes.
  • Black: Pattern-less chrome black paint scheme.
  • Blue: Pattern-less blue paint scheme.
  • Red: Pattern-less red paint scheme.
  • White: Pattern-less white paint scheme.
  • FIA 1: Two-tone green/olive green paint scheme using line and stroke patterns. Used only by the FIA.
  • FIA 2: Unique woodland camouflage designed to mimic forest brush. Uses a mixture of photo-realistic imagery in the form of leaves, branches and tree trunks. Also used only by FIA guerillas.

Protection

Quadbikes have base armour values of 30. Although not exclusively a civilian vehicle, Quadbikes do not support being fitted with additional armour modules.

The following highlighted positions serve as weak points on Quadbikes:

LEGEND
Green = Body
Orange = Engine
Violet = Fuel tank


Body

The vehicle body on Quadbikes can survive just 30 points of damage. It receives 150% additional damage from high-explosive (HE) type munitions.

Depletion of the body's integrity will instantly result in a catastrophic kill.

Engine

The engine can survive up to 120 points of damage before failure. No amount of damage incurred will be shared with the Quadbike's main "health" pool.

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

Fuel tank

The Quadbike's fuel tank can resist up to 60 points of damage before rupturing. No damage is shared with the Quadbike's main "health" pool.

Wheels

Each of the four tyres can only survive 80 points of damage. They take a 400% increased damage penalty from HE-type munitions, though none of it is shared with the Quadbike's "health" pool.

Destroying all four will be required to completely immobilise the Quadbike. Depending on which and how many are remaining, it is entirely possible for Quadbikes to continue driving with two out of four tyres missing (though making simple manoeuvres or climbing uphill will be near-impossible).


Trivia

  • The ArmA 3 Quadbike appears to be based on the real-life "Grizzly 450" ATV manufactured by the Yamaha Corporation.

Gallery

External links

See also

Vehicles of comparable role and configuration

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