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SDV
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png NATO
Icon-side-blufor.png CTRG
Icon-side-redfor.png CSAT
Icon-side-greenfor.png AAF
Type Diver Propulsion Vehicle
Seats 4 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 1× Commander
  • 2× Passengers
Item capacity 500 mass
Top speed 23 km/h (surface)
18 km/h (submerged)
Fuel capacity 120 fuel units
Weight 2600 kg
Slingloadable Yes
Primary armament None
Secondary armament Targeting:
  • 1× Laser Designator
Variants None
Games
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The SDV (full name: Swimmer Delivery Vehicle) is a manned diver propulsion vehicle used by several BLUFOR, OPFOR and Independent factions in ArmA 3.

Overview

  • Roles:
    • Underwater transport
    • Surveillance
    • Laser targeting
« The SDV is a manned submersible vehicle used to transport teams of divers over long distances under water. Its construction is based on the SEALs Delivery Vehicle from the early 21st century, but the engine and maneuverability have been increased rapidly. Divers drive the SDV while exposed to water and breathing from the vehicle's compressed air supply or using their own SCUBA gear. The SDV can take up to four passengers, but can be operated by just one person. It also contains a small compartment to store additional equipment.
Field Manual
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Design

The SDV is a small, four-man submersible vehicle designed to carry up to four divers. It is used to transport divers over long distances and for infiltrating into areas while underwater.

Features
The SDV is outfitted with a periscope that can see in the visible spectrum, night vision, black-hot infrared, and white-hot infrared, and is equipped with a laser designator. When submerged, it can become nearly undetectable by most means aside from the SDV revealing itself by surfacing.

It can also be airlifted by a heavy-lift helicopters like the CH-67 Huron or the Mi-290 for faster movement and for access to and from unconnected lakes.

Mobility
It has the capability to travel 23 km/h on the surface of the water, and 18 km/h when submerged.

Crew Capacity
The SDV has a passenger capacity of four who sit in tandem seats. Only the front two have access to the submersible's controls; the left side passenger "drives" the SDV itself, while the right side passenger acts as the commander and controls the periscope/laser designator.

Camouflage

All faction variants have access to the same camouflage options:

  • Hex: Light/dark grey/tan cell pattern camouflage used by CSAT maritime vessels and divers. Exclusive to CSAT's SDVs.
  • Black: Dark grey paint scheme. Used on NATO and CTRG's SDVs.
  • Digital Grey: Digitised semi-fractal camouflage pattern used by several other AAF aircraft and boats. Only applied onto the AAF's SDVs.

Protection

The SDV has a base armour value of 30.

Hull

The SDV's body can survive up to 360 points of damage. If the hull's integrity fails, it will always result in the SDV's destruction.

Engine

The engine can only resist a meagre 15 points of damage before failing. 20% of incoming damage is always transferred onto the SDV's main "health" pool.

Destroying the engine will result in the SDV becoming immobilised. It can no longer submerge or maintain periscope depth.

Trivia

  • As mentioned in the Field Manual, the SDV is based on the real-world "Mark 8 Mod 1 SEAL Delivery Vehicle" used by the U.S. Navy and the Royal Navy.
  • It is currently the only vehicle of its type that is available in ArmA 3, and it is also the first controllable submersible in the entire series.

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See also

Vehicles of ArmA 3
Wheeled AFV-4 GorgonAMV-7 MarshallHatchbackHEMTTHunterIfritKartMB 4WDMSE-3 MaridOffroadProwlerQilinRhino MGS (UP) • StriderSUVTempestTractorTruckQuadbikeUGV StomperVanZamak (MRL)
Tracked 2S9 SochorAWC NyxBTR-K KamyshCRV-6e BobcatED-1D Mini UGV (ED-1E) • IFV-6a CheetahIFV-6c PantherFV-720 MoraM2A1 Slammer (A4 UP) • M4 ScorcherM5 SandstormMBT-52 KumaT-100 VarsukT-140 Angara (T-140K) • ZSU-39 Tigris
Rotor-wing AH-9 PawneeAH-99 BlackfootAR-2 DarterCH-49 MohawkCH-67 HuronDemining DroneMH-9 Hummingbird (M900) • Mi-48 KajmanMi-290 TaruMQ-12 FalconPO-30 OrcaUH-80 Ghost HawkUtility DroneWY-55 Hellcat
Fixed-wing A-143 BuzzardA-149 GryphonA-164 WipeoutCaesar BTTF/A-181 Black Wasp IIKH-3A FenghuangMQ-4A GreyhawkTo-199 NeophronTo-201 ShikraUCAV SentinelV-44X BlackfishY-32 Xi'an
Aquatic Assault BoatMotorboatRHIBSpeedboatSDVWater Scooter
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
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Arma3-factionicon-nato.png NATO - Vehicles (ArmA 3)
Wheeled AMV-7 MarshallHEMTTHunterProwlerQuadbikeRhino MGS (UP) • UGV Stomper
Tracked CRV-6e BobcatED-1D Pelter (ED-1E Roller) • IFV-6a CheetahIFV-6c PantherM2A1 Slammer (A4 UP) • M4 ScorcherM5 Sandstorm
Rotor-wing AH-9 PawneeAH-99 BlackfootAL-6 PelicanAR-2 DarterCH-67 HuronMH-9 HummingbirdMQ-12 FalconUH-80 Ghost Hawk
Fixed-wing A-164 WipeoutF/A-181 Black Wasp IIMQ-4A GreyhawkUCAV SentinelV-44X Blackfish
Aquatic Assault Boat (Rescue) • Speedboat MinigunSDV
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
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Arma3-factionicon-csat.png CSAT - Vehicles (ArmA 3)
Wheeled IfritMSE-3 MaridQilinQuadbikeTempestUGV SaifZamak
Tracked 2S9 SochorAkinaka ED-1D (Sayyah ED-1E) • BTR-K KamyshT-100 VarsukT-140 Angara (T-140K) • ZSU-39 Tigris
Rotor-wing Jinaah AL-6Mi-48 KajmanMi-290 TaruPO-30 OrcaTayran AR-2
Fixed-wing K40 Abalil-3KH-3A FenghuangTo-199 NeophronTo-201 ShikraY-32 Xi'an
Aquatic Assault Boat (Rescue) • Speedboat HMGSDV
Parenthesis denote variants.
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Arma3-factionicon-aaf.png AAF - Vehicles (ArmA 3)
Wheeled AFV-4 GorgonQuadbikeStriderUGV StomperZamak (MRL)
Tracked AWC NyxED-1D Pelter (ED-1E Roller) • FV-720 MoraMBT-52 Kuma
Rotor-wing AR-2 DarterAL-6 PelicanCH-49 MohawkWY-55 Hellcat
Fixed-wing A-143 BuzzardA-149 GryphonK40 Abalil-3
Aquatic Assault Boat (Rescue) • Speedboat MinigunSDV
Parenthesis denote variants.
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