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RBS-70
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png ACR
Type Surface-to-Air Missile Launcher
Diameter 106 mm
Magazine
capacity
10
Variants None
Games
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The RBS-70 is a 106 mm anti-aircraft turret used exclusively by Czech military forces in ArmA 2. It was added with the release of the Army of the Czech Republic DLC.

Overview

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This is a premium asset that requires ownership of the Army of the Czech Republic DLC.


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.

Munitions

The RBS-70 is designed to launch only one type of missile:

Damage type Base damage value
High-Explosive 70

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.

Trivia

  • 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.

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See also

Static weapons of comparable role and configuration

Weapons of ArmA 2
Handguns CZ 75 9 mmG17 9 mmM1911 .45M9 9 mmMakarov 9 mmRevolver .45
Submachine guns CZ Scorpion Evo 3 A1 9 mmMP5 9 mmPDW 9 mmPP-19 Bizon 9 mmSa-61 Scorpion 7.65 mm
Shotguns M1014Saiga 12KAA-12
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm* • G36 series* (G36C*, G36K*) • M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 M203, M4A3, M4A3 M203) • Mk16 CQC 5.56 mmXM8 Compact 5.56 mm
Assault rifles AK-107 5.45 mm (AK-107 GP-25) • AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25*, AKS-74*) • AKM 7.62 mmAKS 7.62 mm* • CZ 805 BREN A1 5.56 mm (CZ 805 A1 G1, CZ 805 BREN A2, CZ 805 B1 G1) • FN FAL 7.62 mmG36A 5.56 mm* • L85A2 5.56 mm (L85A2 UGL) • M16A2 5.56 mm* (M16A2 M203*) • M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203) • SCAR series (Mk16, Mk16 EGLM, Mk17, Mk17 EGLM) • Sa-58 7.62 mmXM8 series (XM8, XM8 M320)
Designated marksman rifles DMR 7.62 mmL86A2 LSW 5.56 mmM14 7.62 mmMk12 SPR 5.56 mmMk17 Sniper 7.62 mmVSS Vintorez 9 mmXM8 Sharpshooter 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles AS50 12.7 mmCZ 550 9.3 mmCZ 750 S1 M1 .308KSVK 12.7 mm* • Lee-Enfield .303LRR .338M107 .50* • M110 7.62 mmM24 7.62 mm* (M40A3) • SVD Dragunov 7.62 mm*
Squad automatic weapons L110A1 5.56 mmM249 SAW 5.56 mm* • MG36 5.56 mm* • RPK-74 5.45 mmXM8 Automatic Rifle 5.56 mm
Machine guns L7A2 GPMG 7.62 mmMk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mm* • M240 7.62 mm* • M60E4 7.62 mmPKP 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mmUK-59 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers M32M79Mk13
Launchers 9K32 Strela-29K38 Igla9K115-2 Metis-MFGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerM136M47 DragonMAAWSNLAWRPG-7VRPG-18SMAW
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMIgla AA PodKORDL111A1L134A1M119A1M2M252Mk19Metis AT-132B14 PodnosRBS-70SearchlightSPG-9StingerTOWZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
* indicates partial DLC dependency.
Operation Arrowhead | British Armed Forces | Private Military Company | Army of the Czech Republic
Arma2-factionicon-acr.png ACR - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns CZ 75 9 mmG17 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 .308SVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons M249 Para 5.56 mm
Machineguns M60E4 7.62 mmUK-59 7.62 mm
Launchers MAAWSRPG-7V
Static DShKMRBS-70
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Operation Arrowhead | Army of the Czech Republic
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