|«||RBS 70 is a man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS) designed for anti-aircraft warfare in all climate zones and with little to no support from other forces. It is a Short-range Air Defense (SHORAD) laser guided missile system. It can lauch upgraded BOLIDE missiles to altitudes of 5 km and track targets up to 8km away.
|Type||Surface-to-Air Missile Launcher|
The RBS-70 is a defensive, surface-to-air missile turret that fires beam riding missiles.
It has a maximum fire rate of only 15 missiles per minute. It uses a simple ironsight with an overlaid crosshair for aiming. Each launcher comes pre-loaded with a single missile, and have a further nine more to spare for a combined total of ten SAMs.
The RBS-70's 106 mm missiles are fitted with high-explosive fragmentation (HE-Frag) warheads, and are capable of striking aircraft at distances of up to 8,000 metres away.
Undoubtedly one of the best static AA launchers in ArmA 2, the RBS-70 has double the maximum range of its American-made counterpart and unlike the Igla, is also capable of instantly acquiring a lock-on.
Because the RBS-70 can also make use of beam guidance, its operator can ambush aircraft like helicopters without the pilot becoming alerted to being locked onto. At the same time, this technically makes the RBS-70 immune to being distracted by countermeasure flares; provided that they only attack the target by manually guiding the missile.
Its only real drawback stems from its missiles having extremely low resistance against flares. Non-manually guided missiles have only a 20% chance of not having their lock-on broken by flares. Since manual guidance generally isn't a feasible option against fixed-wing aircraft, this makes the RBS-70 completely useless against fast and high flying jets like the Russian Su-34.
The RBS-70 is designed to launch only one type of missile:
|Damage type||Base damage value|
Its missiles are fired with an initial velocity of 50 m/s. The motor will ignite 0.25 seconds after launch before hitting a top speed of 660 m/s in mid-flight. Its warhead uses a high-explosive (HE) payload with a blast radius of 8 metres.
- Despite being stated as a laser-beam riding missile in its Armoury Description (as well as in real-life), the in-game RBS-70 is strangely capable of locking onto targets via infrared just like the American Stinger.
Static weapons of comparable role and configuration
- Stinger (USMC/U.S. Army static AA counterpart)
- Igla AA pod (Russian Armed Forces/Takistani Army static AA counterpart)
|ACR - Armoury (ArmA 2)|
|Handguns||CZ 75 9 mm • G17 9 mm|
|Submachine guns||CZ Scorpion Evo 3 A1 9 mm|
|Carbines||M4A3 5.56 mm (M4A3 M203)|
|Assault rifles||CZ 805 BREN A1 5.56 mm (CZ 805 A1 G1, CZ 805 BREN A2, CZ 805 B1 G1) • Sa-58V 7.62 mm (Sa-58P)|
|Sniper rifles||CZ 750 S1 M1 .308 • SVD Dragunov 7.62 mm|
|Squad automatic weapons||M249 Para 5.56 mm|
|Machineguns||M60E4 7.62 mm • UK-59 7.62 mm|
|Launchers||MAAWS • RPG-7V|
|Static||DShKM • RBS-70|
|(Parenthesis) denote variants.|
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