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V3S refers to a family of 6x6 utility trucks featured in both ArmA: Cold War Assault and ArmA 2.


ArmA: Cold War Assault

PV3S
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Faction Icon-side-greenfor.png EFA
Icon-side-greenfor.png Nogovan Partisans
Icon-side-neutral.png Civilians
Type Utility Truck
Seats All variants: 2 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 1× Cab Passenger

Transport variants: 13 seats:

  • 10× Rear Passengers
Item capacity Max:
  • 50× Weapons
  • 200× Magazines
Top speed ~ 60 km/h
Fuel capacity 200 fuel units
Primary armament None
Secondary armament None
Variants Transport, Repair, Reammo, Refuel, Civil
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The PV3S is used by the civilians of both Nogova and Everon, along with Nogovan Partisan fighters and EFA rebels in ArmA: Cold War Assault.

Overview

  • Roles:
    • Civil transportation
    • Troop transport
    • Ground vehicle repair
    • Refuelling
    • Vehicle munitions rearmament
« This Czechoslovakian-manufactured truck has many advantages for use in a warzone. Not only does it have extremely rugged design which gives maximum reliability over extremely rough terrain, but also can be easily fitted to fulfill wide range of functions as fuel truck or launch unit.
Vehicle Description
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Design

A general-purpose, all-terrain utility vehicle, the V3S is a single engine 6x6 truck that is designed for both civil and military purposes.

Features
The PV3S is available in up to four additional variants aside from the baseline transporter. This includes a fuel tanker, munitions carrier, mobile repair and a civilian-only transporter.

Manufactured at almost the same time as the Ural truck (its Soviet-made counterpart), the V3S is similarly designed to be a rugged and multi-role capable vehicle that can be configured for a variety of tasks.

Mobility
The PV3S' overall handling is quite similar to the Ural family but has a slightly better turn rate (though not by much).

V3S variants.

However, this does come at the cost of acceleration as the PV3S series takes much longer to reach its top speed even while driving on paved/flat terrain.

Drawbacks
Like the Ural, neither the cab nor rear flatbed of the PV3S provides ballistic protection for its passengers or crew.

Unless absolutely necessary, no model of the PV3S should be sent anywhere near a combat zone as it can be easily destroyed by small arms fire (let alone anti-vehicle weaponry).

Crew Capacity
All variants of the PV3S support both a driver and a single passenger in the cab. The transporter models are able to carry up to ten more passengers who sit in the rear flatbed (not including the cab passenger).


Variants

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Baseline variant.

It can transport up to eleven passengers, one in the cab who sits next to the driver and ten in the rear flatbed, which is covered over by a tarpaulin (note that the cover does not provide ballistic protection).

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Carries spare parts, tools, and additional components that can repair nearby land vehicles and grounded aircraft.

Has only two seats for the driver and a single cab passenger.

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Carries a large trailer fitted onto the rear flatbed. It can resupply the weapon systems used by nearby ground vehicles and landed aircraft.

Although visually identical to transporter variants, the Reammo variant cannot carry any passengers other than front cab passenger (like all other logistics-oriented models of the PV3S).

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Has a large fuel tank attached to the rear flatbed. It can refuel nearby land vehicles and grounded aircraft. Contains the same amount of seats as the Repair variant.

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Identical to the guerilla-only PV3S truck in all functional aspects. The only difference is that this particular model uses an unmodified paint scheme with no "FIA" markings.


Camouflage

  • Grey: Rusted, pale light blue paint scheme with a white tarpaulin cover. Used on civilian V3S trucks.
  • Guerrilla: Identical paint scheme used on civilian V3S trucks, but with FIA markings spraypainted over parts of the hood and frame. Only used by the Nogovan Partisans and FIA rebels.

Protection

All variants of the PV3S have 30 points worth of armour plating.


Trivia

  • The in-game V3S is modelled after the real-world 1964 variant of the "V3S" that was then-designed by Praga, a truck manufacturer based in the former Czechoslovakia.
  • According to his response to a fan question posted to the livestream of Cold War Assault's 20th anniversary of release, it is the favourite civilian vehicle of Bohemia Interactive's CEO, Marek Španěl.

Gallery

ArmA 2

V3S
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Faction Icon-side-redfor.png Takistani Army
Icon-side-redfor.png Takistani Militia
Icon-side-greenfor.png NAPA
Icon-side-greenfor.png Takistani Rebels
Icon-side-neutral.png Civilians
Type Utility Truck
Seats All variants: 2 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 1× Cab Passenger

Transport variants: 15 seats:

  • 13× Passengers

Reammo variant: 3 seats:

  • 1× Rear Passenger
Item capacity Max:
  • 50× Weapons
  • 200× Magazines
  • 8× Backpacks
Top speed ~ 73 km/h
Fuel capacity 100 fuel units
Primary armament None
Secondary armament None
Variants Standard, Open, Ammo, Fuel, Repair, Supply, Salvage
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The V3S is primarily used by Chernarussian/Takistani civilians, as well as with several OPFOR and Independent factions in ArmA 2.

Overview

  • Roles:
    • Civil transportation
    • Troop transport
    • Ground vehicle repair
    • Refuelling
    • Vehicle munitions rearmament
« The V3S is a Czech-made military 6x6 cargo truck capable of carrying cargo up to 5 tons, or up to 3 tons in rough terrain.
Armoury Description
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Design

Returning from Cold War Assault, the V3S continues to serve as a rugged and reliable (albeit outdated) logistics truck

Features
The V3S is now available in up to six additional variants aside from the baseline transport model, ranging from an open-top transporter, fuel carrier, ammunition transport, field repair, and salvager/supply carrier models.

Mainly used by NAPA guerillas as well as with the Takistani Army and militia and their rebel counterparts, the V3S family of trucks remain as the primary workhorses of their factions' logistics chain.

Mobility
The ArmA 2 V3S handles slightly worse compared to the Ural, and has much more difficulty maintaining its stability while driving off-road due to having a higher centre of gravity.

When it comes to acceleration and top speed however, the two trucks are virtually identical to each other and have barely (if any) noticeable differences.

Drawbacks
As before, the V3S still provides no protection for its riders from any kind of damage, whether it be small arms fire or explosives.

The V3S' stability issues also make it extremely easy for the entire vehicle to rollover even at moderate speeds, especially when driving off steep terrain.

Crew Capacity
The V3S always has enough seats to carry both the driver and a single cab passenger.


Variants

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Baseline variant.

Can transport up to thirteen passengers. The rear section is covered with a tarpaulin which can hide its passengers from view (note that the tarpaulin does not provide ballistic protection).

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Identical to the baseline transport variant but lacks the tarpaulin cover. Transports the same number of passengers.

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Carries spare parts, tools, and additional components that can repair nearby land vehicles and grounded aircraft. Has only two seats for the driver and a single cab passenger.

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Visually identical to the Repair variant, but the rear container stores supply crates instead. It can re-arm nearby land vehicles and grounded aircraft.

This is the only model of the V3S out of all the other logistics variants that is capable of transporting a third passenger who sits in the rear of the truck.

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Has a fuel tank attached to the rear flatbed. It can refuel nearby land vehicles and grounded aircraft. Contains the same amount of seats as the Repair variant.

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Visually identical to the Reammo variant. It will automatically be dispatched from the closest forward base to a nearby town to increase its "supply" value.

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Visually identical to the Repair variant but cannot actually repair ground vehicles or aircraft.

It will automatically be dispatched from the closest forward base to disassemble destroyed vehicle wrecks on the battlefield.


(*) These variants are completely non-functional in normal gameplay and only work in Capture The Island (CTI) scenarios created with the Warfare module.


Camouflage

  • Olive: Olive green paint scheme with a white tarpaulin (on covered models). Used by Chernarussian/Takistani civilian, NAPA and Takistani Rebel trucks.
  • Desert: Two-tone desert tan/olive green camouflage scheme with a white tarpaulin. Exclusively used by Takistani Army and their Militia allies.

Protection

All V3s variants have a base armour value 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 tank

All V3S variants share the same component hit zones regardless of their intended role.

Body

The truck's body can survive up to 40 points of damage.

Engine

The engine can only withstand 12 points of damage before failure. At least 50% of damage is shared with the truck's main "health" pool.

A damaged engine will prevent the V3S from attaining its top speed.

Fuel tank

The fuel tanks can take just 16 points of damage before rupturing. At least 20% of damage is shared with the truck's main "health" pool.

Damaging the fuel tank will cause the truck to gradually leak fuel over time.

Wheels

Each tyre can only take 6 points of damage before bursting.


Trivia

  • Rusted wreckages of the V3S are littered in remote regions of ArmA 3's Livonia terrain added with the Contact expansion, though the truck itself is not a featured as a drivable vehicle.

Gallery

External links

See also

Vehicles of comparable role and configuration

Vehicles of ArmA: Cold War Assault
Wheeled BikeBRDMBusHMMWVMotorcyclePV3SJeepSCUDSkodaSmall carSports carTrabantTractorTruck 5TUAZUral
Tracked BMP-1BMP-2M1A1M113 (Vulcan) • M60A3M2A2 BradleyShilkaT-55T-72T-80
Rotor-wing AH-1 CobraAH-64CH-47DKa-50Mi-17Mi-24OH-58UH-60
Fixed-wing A-10PlaneSopwith F.1 CamelSu-25
Aquatic BoatLSTMark II PBR
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
OFP-factionicon-fia.png FIA - Vehicles (ArmA: Cold War Assault)
Wheeled Bus* • JeepMotorcyclePV3SUAZ*
Tracked BMP-1* • T-55* • T-72* • T-80*
* used by the Nogovan Partisans in the Resistance campaign
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.
Operation Arrowhead | British Armed Forces | Private Military Company | Army of the Czech Republic
Arma2-factionicon-napa.png NAPA - Vehicles (ArmA 2)
Wheeled BRDM-2OffroadMotorcyclePickupUral* • V3S
Tracked BMP-2T-34T-72
* only the ZU-23 variant is specifically used by NAPA.
Arma2-factionicon-takistaniarmy.png Takistani Army - Vehicles (ArmA 2)
Wheeled 9P117 SCUD-BBM-21 GradBTR-60BRDM-2Military OffroadMotorcycleSUVUAZ-469UralV3S
Tracked BMP-2BVP-1M113T-34T-55T-72ZSU-23-4
Rotor-wing Mi-8Mi-24DUH-1H
Fixed-wing An-2L-39ZASu-25
Operation Arrowhead | Army of the Czech Republic
Arma2-factionicon-takistanirebels.png Takistani Rebels - Vehicles (ArmA 2)
Wheeled BRDM-2BTR-40OffroadPickupUral* • V3S
Tracked BVP-1T-34T-55
Rotor-wing UH-1H
* only the ZU-23 variant is specifically used by the rebels.
Operation Arrowhead | Army of the Czech Republic
Arma2-factionicon-takistanimilitia.png Takistani Militia - Vehicles (ArmA 2)
BTR-40Military OffroadOld bikeOld motoV3S*
* only the regular troop carrier variant is used by the militia.
Operation Arrowhead
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