The UAZ-469 is a light utility vehicle featured in ArmA: Cold War Assault, ArmA: Armed Assault and ArmA 2.

ArmA: Cold War Assault

UAZ
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Faction Icon-side-redfor.png Soviet Union
Icon-side-greenfor.png Nogovan Partisans
Icon-side-greenfor.png FIA
Type Light Utility Vehicle
Seats 4 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 3× Passengers
Item capacity Max:
  • 10× Weapons
  • 50× Magazines
Top speed ~ 88 km/h
Fuel capacity 100 fuel units
Primary armament None
Secondary armament None
Variants None
Games
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The UAZ is used by Soviet military forces, as well as in limited numbers with the Nogovan Partisans/FIA guerillas in ArmA: Cold War Assault.

Overview

  • Role:
    • Troop transport
« UAZ 469b is the Eastern equivalent of the US Jeep. This four-wheel drive vehicle is capable of 750km travel without refueling and can easily be fitted with light weaponry allowing additional functions as a fast attack vehicle.
Vehicle Description
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Design

The UAZ is a Soviet-made 4x4 light utility vehicle. A fairly robust off-road vehicle, it is designed with simplicity in mind which allows for easy maintenance and repair.

Features
It essentially functions as the Soviet counterpart to the American Jeep. The UAZ also uses an open-topped body with a rear soft canvas cover, and both vehicles are able to transport the exact same number of passengers as well.

Mobility
As an off-road vehicle, the UAZ handles fairly well when driving on non-paved surfaces. Handling-wise, it turns and accelerates better, and can maintain its speed more easily than the Jeep. However, its top speed is (just slightly) lower than that of the Jeep's.

Drawbacks
The UAZ's canvas cover and doors obviously provide no protection against small arms fire, which means that almost any kind of weapon can easily penetrate and injure its riders. It also lacks the capability to mount heavy weapons and has no variants fitted with armament like the Jeep.

Crew Capacity
The UAZ can only transport its driver and three more passengers.


Camouflage

  • Olive: Standard olive paint scheme with the Red Star painted on the hood and doors. Exclusive to Soviet UAZs.
  • Guerrilla: Rusted olive drab paint scheme but customised with guerilla markings. Exclusive to the Nogovan Partisans and FIA guerillas.

Protection

The UAZ has 20 points worth of armour plating.


Trivia

  • A hidden variant of the Soviet UAZ (classname: UAZCheat) can be placed via script in the mission editor. This particular variant is configured with a ridiculously high level of armour plating that makes it impervious to almost every weapon; though the glass windows can still be penetrated by large calibre munitions.

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ArmA: Armed Assault

UAZ
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Faction Icon-side-redfor.png SLA
Type Light Utility Vehicle
Seats All variants: 2 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 1× Side Passenger

Unarmed variants: 7 seats:

  • 5× Rear Passengers

Armed variants: 3 seats:

  • 1× Gunner
Item capacity Max:
  • 10× Weapons
  • 50× Magazines
Top speed ~ 67 km/h
Fuel capacity 100 fuel units
Primary armament MG Loadout only:
  • 1× DShKM 12.7 mm

AGS-30 Loadout only:

  • 1× AGS-30 30 mm
Secondary armament None
Variants Unarmed, Machine Gun, AGS-30
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The UAZ is used exclusively by the SLA in ArmA: Armed Assault.

Overview

  • Roles:
    • Utility vehicle
    • Troop transport
    • Armed scout
« The UAZ-469 is a very reliable, and at the same time affordable, offroad vehicle widely used in Soviet and post-Soviet countries. The weapons platform version can be fitted with a variety of heavy weapons including a 12.7mm DShKM heavy machine gun, an AGS-30 grenade launcher or an anti-tank recoilless rifle on a 360 degree cage mount.
Library Description
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Design

Little has changed from its Soviet-era predecessor, with the UAZ remaining as a simple-to-use light utility vehicle. The main difference with the Armed Assault UAZ is that it is capable of being armed.

Features
Aside from the baseline unarmed variant, it is available in two more variants that have heavy weapons mounted onto the turret ring in the centre of the vehicle's roll cage; one with a 12.7 mm heavy machine gun and another with a 30 mm automatic grenade launcher.

Like its Cold War Assault counterpart, the UAZ serves as the SLA's counterpart to the American-made HMMWV used by American troops. Both vehicles largely fulfil the same roles as troop transport and heavy weapons carriers.

Mobility
Compared to its American counterpart, the UAZ has fairly decent acceleration and can gain speed rapidly on paved and off-road terrain alike.

However because of its small size and poor handling, the UAZ is extremely prone to flipping over on rough terrain.

Should it come into even the slightest contact with large obstacles while driving at moderate speeds or over uneven surfaces, there is a very high likelihood of the entire vehicle being flipped over.

Drawbacks
The UAZ is notoriously loud to operate once the engine is turned on. It is particularly easy to hear a UAZ approaching from more than a kilometre away, and the distinctive engine noise makes it a poor choice of transportation if maintaining stealth is a priority.

The other downside is that unlike its American counterpart, the UAZ's armed variants have to sacrifice essentially all of their passenger seating (aside from the front seat) to make way for the heavy weapons.

Last but not least, it doesn't feature a dedicated anti-vehicle variant that would enable the crew to support other forces against armoured vehicles. Limited to being armed with either a HMG or AGL, the UAZ is largely restricted to providing light fire support against infantry and unarmoured vehicles only.

Crew Capacity
All variants are able to transport up to two at a time; the driver and a side passenger who sits in the front-right seat. The unarmed variant can seat up to five more passengers in the rear section. The armed variants have a second crewman in the form of the gunner in the back, but are otherwise unable to transport any additional passengers.


Variants

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Baseline unarmed troop carrier.

Can transport up to six passengers (one side passenger and five in the rear section).

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Armed variant.

It is fitted with a DShKM 12.7 mm heavy machine gun mounted onto the turret ring located in the centre of the vehicle. The DShKM is pre-loaded with one 50-round belt box, and has access to a further five left in reserve (for a combined total of 300 rounds).

This variant of the UAZ is only capable of transporting a single passenger.

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Alternate armed variant.

It is functionally identical to the DShKM-armed UAZ but is equipped with a 30 mm automatic grenade launcher. The AGS-30 is pre-loaded with one 29-round grenade drum and has a further five more drums in reserve (for a combined total of 174 grenades).

Transports the same number of passengers as the DShKM-armed variant.


Protection

All variants of the UAZ have base armour values of 20.

Body

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

Engine

The engine can only survive 8 points of damage before failing.

Fuel tank

The fuel tank can take just 6 points of damage before it ruptures.

Wheels

Each of the UAZ's tyres will burst if they take more than 7.6 points of damage.


Armament

The gunner position controls the turret ring-mounted weapon on both armed variants of the UAZ. In both cases, the mounted weapons can be fully swivelled in all directions horizontally but are vertically restricted to an elevation of 60 degrees and a depression of 25 degrees only:

DShKM

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NOTE: Only available on the UAZ (Machine Gun) variant.

Base damage value Initial velocity (m/s)
28 850

12.7 mm heavy machine gun. Useful against infantry, unarmoured/lightly-armoured ground vehicles and low-flying helicopters.

It can attain a fire rate of 600 rounds per minute and has a muzzle velocity of 850 m/s. It takes 10 seconds to reload a fresh belt box. Accuracy-wise, it has a fixed dispersion of 0.002 rad regardless of distance.

AGS-30

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NOTE: Only available on the UAZ (AGS-30) variant.

Damage type Base damage value Initial velocity (m/s)
High-Explosive 13 185

30 mm automatic grenade launcher. Fires high-explosive (HE) grenades that are strong against groups of infantry and unarmoured/lightly-armoured vehicles.

The AGS-30 has a fire rate of 150 RPM and only takes 6 seconds to reload a new grenade drum. It has a dispersion of 0.015 rad at ranges of up to 1,500 metres.

The grenades themselves are launched with an initial velocity of 185 m/s. Their warheads have a blast radius of 5.5 metres.


Trivia

  • Despite its in-game Library Description mentioning a dedicated anti-tank variant, a recoilless gun-armed model of the UAZ would not become available until ArmA 2's release.
    • An unused text string (string name: STR_DN_UAZ_AT) does exist within the game files however, which would suggest that this variant of the UAZ was planned at some point during Armed Assault's development but was ultimately scrapped for unknown reasons.

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ArmA 2

UAZ-469
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png CDF
Icon-side-redfor.png Russian Armed Forces
Icon-side-redfor.png ChDKZ
Icon-side-redfor.png Takistani Army
Icon-side-greenfor.png United Nations
Icon-side-neutral.png Civilians
Type Light Utility Vehicle
Seats All variants: 2 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 1× Side Passenger

Unarmed variants: 7 seats:

  • 5× Rear Passengers

Armed variants: 3 seats:

  • 1× Gunner
Item capacity Unarmed variant: Max:
  • 10× Weapons
  • 50× Magazines
  • 7× Backpacks

Armed variants: Max:

  • 10× Weapons
  • 50× Magazines
  • 3× Backpacks
Top speed ~ 70 km/h
Fuel capacity 100 fuel units
Primary armament DShKM Loadout only:
  • 1× DShKM 12.7 mm

AT Loadout only:

  • 1× SPG-9 73 mm

AGS-30 Loadout only:

  • 1× AGS-30 30 mm
Secondary armament None
Variants Unarmed, DShKM, AT, AGS-30
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The UAZ-469 is used by several OPFOR, BLUFOR and Independent factions, as well as with Takistani civilians in ArmA 2.

Overview

  • Roles:
    • Utility vehicle
    • Troop transport
    • Armed scout
    • Civilian transportation
« The UAZ-469 is a very reliable and affordable offroad vehicle, widely used in Soviet and post-Soviet countries. The weapons platform version can be fitted with a variety of heavy weapons including a 12.7mm DShKM heavy machine gun, an AGS-30 grenade launcher or an anti-tank recoilless rifle on a 360 degree cage mount.
Armoury Description
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Design

Returning from Armed Assault, the ArmA 2 UAZ-469 continues to serve as a rugged LUV for most factions.

The only difference is that it now features a dedicated anti-vehicle variant that enables it to provide fire support against armoured vehicles.

Features
The UAZ-469 is now available in three variants with heavy weapons; a 12.7 mm HMG-armed variant, another with a recoilless rifle, and a third with a 30 mm automatic grenade launcher.

Once again, the UAZ-469 serves as the Eastern-made counterpart to the HMMWV series predominately used by Western countries, as both vehicles are designed to serve as troop transports with the option of being armed scout vehicles.

Mobility
Slightly slower than the HMMWV, the UAZ-469 compensates by being able to maintain its top speed more easily on paved roads and flat terrain.

However like in Armed Assault, the UAZ-469 is still prone to rollovers on uneven terrain. Sharp terrain surfaces can easily flip the vehicle upside down if the driver is not careful and drives at high speeds.

Drawbacks
As in Armed Assault, it lacks the modularity of the ArmA 2 HMMWV and only features the basic troop carrier model with three armed variants.

Combined with the reduced seating capacity of the armed variants, this makes the UAZ-469 a poor choice of transport in virtually every aspect.

Crew Capacity
Unarmed UAZ-469s have a troop capacity of six passengers, five of whom sit in the rear while one is seated in the front passenger seat next to the driver.

Armed variants only support a single passenger however, as the rear flatbed is occupied by the gunner instead.


Variants

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Baseline unarmed troop carrier.

Can transport up to six passengers (one side passenger and five in the rear section).

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Armed variant.

Has a 12.7 mm HMG that is pre-loaded with one 50-round belt box and has another five boxes spare (for a total of 300 rounds). It can only transport the side passenger and the gunner.

This variant is only utilised by the CDF, Takistani Army forces and ChDKZ insurgents.

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Anti-vehicle armed variant.

The roll cage has been removed to make way for the 73 mm recoilless rifle, which can load either 8 rounds fitted with PG-9N high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) or OG-9V high-explosive fragmentation (HE-Frag) warheads; for a combined total of 16 rounds.

Transports the same number of passengers as the DShKM variant. This variant is exclusive to the ChDKZ.

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Identical to the DShKM variant, but is armed with a 30 mm automatic grenade launcher instead. The AGL is pre-loaded with one 29-round high-explosive (HE) grenade drum, and has a further five drums spare for a total of 174 grenades.

Also transports the same number of passengers as the DShKM variant. This variant is exclusive to the Russian military, the CDF, ChDKZ insurgents and Takistani Army forces.


Camouflage

  • Woodland: Olive green paint scheme with dark brown camouflage blobs. Only used on CDF UAZ-469s.
  • Insurgent: Olive green paint scheme with spraypainted stroke patterns. Used by ChDKZ-operated UAZ-469s.
  • Tan: Bright tan paint scheme. Used on Takistani civilian UAZ-469s.
  • Desert: Standard two-tone desert tan/olive green camouflage scheme. Used on UAZ-469s operated by the Takistani Army.
  • Nakidka: Olive green paint scheme with dark green/pale tan camouflage blobs. Exclusively used on Russian UAZ-469s.
  • UN: Flat white paint scheme with large 'UN' initials on the engine's hood. Exclusively used by the Chernarussian contingent of United Nations peacekeepers.
  • Sand: Flat desert sand paint scheme. Only applied onto Czech UAZs operating in Takistan.

Protection

All variants of the UAZ-469 have base armour values of 40.

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

LEGEND
Green = Body
Orange = Engine
Violet = Fuel tanks

All UAZ variants share the same component hit zones regardless of their configuration. The sole difference is the overhead cover/roof on the standard troop carrier models.

Body

The vehicle body on all UAZ variants can resist up to 40 points of damage.

Engine

UAZ engines can survive 16 points of damage before failing. At least 20% of damage is shared with the vehicle's main "health" pool.

A damaged engine will prevent the UAZ from being able to attain its top speed.

Fuel tanks

The fuel tanks can only take 12 points of damage before rupturing. 50% of incoming damage will be shared with the UAZ's "health" pool.

Incurred damage will cause the UAZ to gradually leak fuel over time.

Wheels

The tyres on all UAZ variants can only take 15.2 points of damage before they burst. Destroying them will not affect the UAZ's main "health" pool.


Armament

NOTE: For specifics on the SPG-9's munitions, see its related section here.

The gunner position controls the weapons on all armed variants of the UAZ-469. All three models can be fully swivelled in all directions horizontally, but have vertical elevation/depression limits of 60 and 30 degrees (respectively):

DShKM

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Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s)
28 -0.0006 850

12.7 mm heavy machine gun. Useful against infantry, unarmoured/lightly-armoured ground vehicles as well as low-flying helicopters at distances of up to 1,200 metres.

It has a fire rate of 600 RPM, a muzzle velocity of 850 m/s, and takes 6 seconds to reload a new belt box. Accuracy-wise, it has a fixed dispersion of 0.0015 rad regardless of range.

SPG-9

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NOTE: Only available on the UAZ-469 (AT) variant.

Main article: SPG-9#ArmA 2

73 mm anti-vehicle recoilless gun. Can be loaded with either HE or anti-vehicle grenades.

The SPG-9's gunner has access to two fields of view while looking through its optical scope.

AGS-30

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NOTE: Only available on the UAZ-469 (AGS-30) variant.

Damage type Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s)
High-Explosive 13 -0.001064 185

30 mm automatic grenade launcher. Fires HE grenades that are strong against groups of infantry and unarmoured/lightly-armoured vehicles.

It can attain a fire rate of up to 400 RPM and has a muzzle velocity of 185 m/s. It takes 6 seconds to rearm a new grenade belt, and has a maximum firing range of 1,500 metres. The AGS-30's gunner has access to two fields of view while looking through its optical sight.


Trivia

  • Alongside the T-72, the UAZ-469 is one of the most ubiquitous vehicles in ArmA 2.
  • Just like the T-72, rusted wrecks of the UAZ-469 are also made placeable in the editor for ArmA 3. However, none of the factions actually make use of the UAZ-469 as a functional version of the vehicle does not make an appearance in ArmA 3.

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External links

See also

Vehicles of comparable role and configuration

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