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Faction Icon-side-neutral.png Civilians
Type Minibus
Seats Standard variant: 6 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 5× Passengers

Ambulance variant: 4 seats:

  • 1× Driver
  • 3× Passengers
Item capacity Max:
  • 10× Weapons
  • 50× Magazines
  • 2× Backpacks
Top speed 93 km/h
Fuel capacity 60 fuel units
Primary armament None
Secondary armament None
Variants Ambulance
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The S1203 is a minibus used by Takistani civilians and emergency services in ArmA 2. It was added with the release of the Operation Arrowhead expansion pack.


  • Roles:
    • Civilian transportation
    • Medical support
« The Škoda 1203 is a utility car produced in Czechoslovakia since 1968. It is known for its low price, great variety and spacious trunk, but also for its weak engine and unreliable transmission.
Armoury Description


The S1203 is a minibus that uses a four-cylinder engine with a cab-over layout.

It is available in two variants; the baseline, unmodified van/minibus model, and an ambulance model with its rear seats removed to make way for medical stretchers.

Introduced in 1968, this outdated but trusty workhorse is still favoured by large Takistani families and merchants.

Some S1203s are also converted for use by emergency services, acting as rudimentary ambulances to quickly ferry injured patients.

Crew Capacity
Unmodified S1203s provide enough seats for both the driver and up to five passengers.


Dedicated ambulance variant.

It has a reduced transport capacity and is limited to ferrying just three passengers at a time; one of whom sits in the front seat while two lie in the back on the stretchers. However, wounded civilians and soldiers can heal themselves by approaching and "using" the vehicle.


  • Blue: All-blue colour scheme.
  • Tan, Ambulance: Desert tan paint scheme with the Red Crescent symbol and ambulance markings.


The S1203 has a base armour value of 20.

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

Green = Body
Orange = Engine
Violet = Fuel tank


The vehicle's body can resist up to 20 points of damage.


The engines can only survive up to 10 points of damage before failing. A damaged engine will prevent the S1203 from being able to attain its top speed.

Fuel tank

The fuel tank can only take a meagre 2.8 points of damage before rupturing. Incurred damage will cause the S1203 to gradually leak fuel over time.


Each tyre can incur just 4 points of damage before bursting.


  • In-game S1203s are modelled after their real-world Czech-made counterpart, the 1974 model of the "Škoda 1203" then-designed by AZV Škoda and TAZ.
  • Prior to ArmA 3's Laws of War DLC, the S1203 was the only non-military civilian vehicle that could "heal" wounded humans.
  • The S1203 was the first model to be created by Martin Valasek (aka "Redstone"), the senior artist of ArmA 3, as part of his "admission test" shortly after joining Bohemia Interactive for the development of the expansion pack.


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See also

Vehicles of comparable role and configuration

Vehicles of ArmA 2
Wheeled 9P117 SCUD-BATVBRDM-2* • BTR-40BTR-60BTR-90BM-21 Grad* • BusCarDingo 2 CZHatchbackHMMWV* • GAZJackal 2 MWMIKKamazLada* • LAV-25Military OffroadMotorcycle* (Old moto) • Mountain bike (Old bike) • MTVR* • Offroad* • Pandur II 8x8 CZPickup* • RM-70S1203SedanStryker (MGS) • SUV (Armored SUV) • T810TractorTouring CarTowing TractorUAZ-469* • Ural* • V3S* • Vodnik
Tracked 2S6M TunguskaAAVP-7A1BMP-2BMP-3BVP-1FV510 WarriorM1 Abrams* (M1A2 TUSK*) • M113M2 BradleyM270 MLRS* • T-34* • T-55T-72* (T-72M4 CZ) • T-90ZSU-23-4*
Rotor-wing AH-1ZAH-6J Little Bird (AH-6X) • AH-11 WildcatAH-64D* (AH-1) • CH-47F Chinook (Chinook HC4) • Ka-52Ka-60Ka-137Merlin HC3MH-6J Little BirdMi-8MTV-3* (Mi-17*) • Mi-24P (Mi-24D*, Mi-24V*) • UH-1Y (UH-1H) • UH-60 Black Hawk (MH-60S)
Fixed-wing A-10 Thunderbolt II* • An-2AV-8B HarrierC-130J Hercules* • F-35 Lightning IIL-159 ALCAL-39ZA (L-39C) • MQ-9 Reaper* • MV-22 OspreyPchela-1TSu-39 (Su-25*) • Su-34
Aquatic CRRCFishing BoatPBXRHIBSmall Boat
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
* indicates partial DLC dependency.
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