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Van
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Faction - Civilians
- LDF
- IDAP
- FIA
- Gendarmerie
- Syndikat
Type Van / Minibus Hybrid
Seats All variants: 2 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 1× Front Passenger

Transport variant: 12 seats:

  • 8× Passengers
  • 2× Rear Passengers

Ambulance variant: 6 seats:

  • 4× Passengers
Item capacity 3000 mass
Top speed ~ 146 km/h
Fuel capacity 18 fuel units
Primary armament None
Secondary armament None
Variants Transport, Ambulance, Services, Cargo, Gendarmerie, MP
Games
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The Van is a commercial minibus hybrid used by civilians and several BLUFOR and Independent factions in ArmA 3. It was added with the release of the Laws of War DLC.

Overview

  • Roles:
    • Civilian transportation
    • Freight transport
    • Law enforcement
    • Ground vehicle repair
    • Medical support
« The standard van can be used for a huge variety of practical purposes. This particular model features a long load length and excellent roof height, allowing for the transport of passengers, cargo, or even some smaller vehicles. Several aftermarket exterior components, such as a ladder, protective guards and a roof rack, can be fitted where appropriate. Specialized variants are used for emergency healthcare, patient evacuation and various utility services.
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Design

Rugged and flexible, the Van represents more than twenty years of innovation. It is the benchmark for hybrid minibus-style vehicles; providing a combination of reliability and customisation for a variety of roles.

Features
It is available in up to four variants; the standard passenger transport variant, an ambulance, a freight transporter and a repair variant.

The Van is a multipurpose vehicle designed for a variety of roles, ranging from transporting freight and/or personnel, repairing ground vehicles, or transporting injured patients to hospitals.

Due to its flexibility, the armed forces of some nations also utilise the Van for their Military Police units, or for transporting border guards between outposts. Criminal organisations are also known to employ the Van as a relatively inconspicuous mule to smuggle illegal goods.

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Livonian looters loading smuggled contraband onto the back of a regular Van model.

Mobility
All variants of the Van are able to achieve a top speed of 146 km/h. They have fairly decent acceleration and can reach speeds of up to 100 km/h in less than 12 seconds (while driving on paved roads).

Drawbacks
Unfortunately the Van has rather poor handling due to both its bulky size and ungainly design. Regardless of the terrain, it cannot perform pinpoint turns or even regular turns easily, and requires plenty of room to manoeuvre.

As a civilian vehicle, the Van naturally lacks any kind of armour plating. Though passengers can defend the vehicle by opening the rear doors on some variants (and firing out of it), small arms fire from any calibre can and will penetrate through the vehicle's body with no difficulty. Explosives and landmines will always result in a total loss regardless of where the explosion hits.

Crew Capacity
Passenger capacity depends on the variant, but all of them will support at least a single passenger who sits in the front with the driver.

Variants

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Baseline variant with no additional features other than the ability to carry passengers in the rear passenger section.

Can carry up to twelve passengers. Both the rear two and right side passenger spaces are FFV-capable.

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Medical support/transport variant. It has enough space to carry two stretchers and two attendants.

Unlike the baseline transport, no passenger seats have FFV-capability and the right side door cannot be opened.

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Carries spare parts, tools, and components for use in repairing nearby land vehicles and grounded aircraft. Is only able to carry the driver and a single passenger.

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Can carry supplies and freight in the rear section. Visually (but not functionally) identical to the Services variant with the slight exception of a few missing components.

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Visually identical to the Services variant but has a police lightbar on top, unique paintjob, and can transport passengers in the rear section like the baseline Transport.

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Exclusive to the LDF's Military Police units.

Functionality-wise, it is completely identical to regular Transport vans.

Camouflage

Van Transport

  • White
  • AAN World News
  • Battle Bus
  • Blue
  • Brown (Syndikat)
  • Green
  • Guerrilla 01
  • Guerrilla 02
  • Guerrilla 02 (Unfinished)
  • Guerrilla 03
  • IDAP
  • Masked
  • Orange
  • Red
  • Black
  • White: Pattern-less flat white paint scheme.
  • AAN World News: Single tone deep red paint scheme used by AAN media crews. Has additional livery in the form of AAN logos and signage written on the vehicle's body.
  • Battle Bus: Paint scheme designed to mimic the Hexacam camouflage pattern used by CSAT ground vehicles and aircraft. Has additional livery in the form of ArmA 3 logos.
  • Blue: Pattern-less blue paint scheme.
  • Brown (Syndikat): Pattern-less mud brown paint scheme. Used by Syndikat-operated variants.
  • Green: Pattern-less green paint scheme.
  • Guerrilla (01-03): Multiple tone paint scheme with a variety of line and stroke patterns. Used by FIA-operated variants.
  • Guerrilla 02 (Unfinished): Unique variant of the Guerrilla 02 paint scheme that has its windows completely covered in newspapers. It has a small gap in the front windshield that the driver can see through.
  • IDAP: Flat white paint scheme with additional livery in the form of IDAP logos and signage. Used exclusively by IDAP aid workers.
  • Masked: Two-tone triangle dazzle pattern.
  • Orange: Pattern-less bright orange paint scheme.
  • Red: Pattern-less red paint scheme.
  • Black: Pattern-less chrome black paint scheme.

Van (Ambulance)

  • Civilian
  • IDAP
  • Civilian Ambulance: Yellow/orange paint scheme with ambulance livery and signage. Used by civilian emergency services.
  • IDAP Ambulance: Flat white paint scheme with additional livery in the form of IDAP logos and signage. Used exclusively by IDAP medical workers.

Van (Services)

  • Astra
  • Benzyna
  • Daltgreen
  • Fuel
  • Island Port Authority
  • Redstone
  • Swifd
  • Vrana
  • Astra: Livery used by Astra's company vehicles.
  • Benzyna: Livery used by Benzyna's company vehicles.
  • Blue Pearl: Light blue/flat white paint scheme with Blue Pearl signage written on both sides of the vehicle.
  • Daltgreen: Two-tone green/flat white paint scheme. Used by the Daltgreen Mining & Exploration Ltd. company.
  • Fuel: Custom paint scheme with a green body and bright yellow stripes. Used by the Altis-based Fuel company.
  • Island Port Authority: Canary yellow paint scheme used by civilian repair services. Has additional livery in the form of ISLAND PORT AUTHORITY lettering written on both sides of the vehicle, and black/bright green coloured stripes.
  • Redstone: Custom paint scheme with a racing line stripe and a dark grey/dark red body. Advertises the Redstone auto/racing company.
  • Swifd: Light purple paint scheme with yellow stripes and SWIFD signage on both sides of the body. Used by the SWIFD International Courier Service company.
  • Vrana: Black/red paint scheme with a small Vrana logo emblazoned on both sides of the body. Used by Vrana Corporation-owned Vans only.

Gendarmerie Van

  • Transport
  • Cargo
  • Gendarmerie: Single tone paint scheme with a white stripe and GENDARMERIE signage. Used by the Gendarmerie.

MP

  • Transport
  • Cargo
  • Ambulance
  • Geometric: Fractal woodland camouflage pattern used on all Vans operated by the LDF.
  • Olive (MP): Flat olive green paint scheme with MP livery. Exclusively applied onto Vans operated by the LDF's Military Police units.

Protection

All variants of the Van have base armour values of 55.

No variant supports being fitted with slat cages or Explosive Reactive Armour (ERA) blocks/panels.

Hull

The Van's hull can take up to 44 points of damage. 90% of damage inflicted will be transferred onto the Van's "health" pool.

It will take 250% increased damage from high-explosive (HE) type munitions. A destroyed hull will always cause the Van to explode catastrophically.

Engine

The engine can only survive 33 points of damage.

50% of incoming damage on the engine is always transferred onto the Van's "health" pool. It takes 200% increased damage from HE-type munitions. It will not cause a catastrophic kill by itself unless the Van has been critically damaged.

If damaged: Greatly reduces the engine's power output, the Van can no longer attain its top speed and will have difficulty making simple manoeuvres.
If destroyed: Instantly immobilises the Van.

Fuel tank

The fuel tank can only take 27.5 points of damage before rupturing.

50% of incoming damage onto the fuel tank is always transferred to the Van's "health" pool. It has 50% resistance to HE-type munitions. A destroyed fuel tank will not cause a catastrophic kill unless the Van is critically damaged.

If damaged: Gradually leak up to 50% of fuel over time.
If destroyed: Causes it to rapidly lose its entire fuel capacity in just a few seconds.

Wheels

All four of the Van's wheels can only take 80 points of damage before bursting.

They are susceptible to small arms fire and take 400% damage from explosive-type damage, meaning any HE-type munitions or landmines can instantly pop them. No damage is transferred onto the Van's "health" pool.

FFV

Main article: Firing from vehicles (mechanic)#Van

Vehicle-in-Vehicle Transport

The Cargo variant is capable of storing any of the following vehicles and drones:

It is possible to store any number of combinations of vehicles (i.e. a Quadbike and Kart) as long as the total amount of vehicles still fit within the bounds of Van.

Trivia

  • The Van is based on the "Sprinter" series of commercial vehicles manufactured by Germany-based automotive company Mercedes-Benz, a subsidiary of Daimler AG.
  • Unlike most civilian vehicles in ArmA 3, both the right side door and the rear swing doors in the passenger compartment can be manually opened and closed by passengers.

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See also

Vehicles of comparable role and configuration

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