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#1 Posted at 2010-10-16 20:09        
     
We are currently working on a number of upgrades and fixes for the Arrowhead / Combined Ops platform. The aim of this project is to bring realistic capabilities to ArmA where it is definitely missing. Some of this is adding new features, a lot of it is reconfiguring existing units and equipment to reflect real life attributes.

The first preview of this project is the beta of our M134 upgrade. The M134 has been adjusted in a number of ways, including:

    Real magazine sizes
    More realistic rate of fire (within the limits of the ArmA2 engine)
    Adjusting the M134 to more correctly be an area effect weapon rather than a point effect weapon
    Correcting the weapon's method of firing and using ammunition to increase the number of rounds ACTUALLY being fired down range
    Correcting tracer quantity to allow for accurate Aim-By-Tracer capability (Yes there will be available option to use the M134 without tracers for those want such a loadout)
    Added impact effects
    Adjusted deflection angles to more accurately see large volumes of the rounds deflect off the target
    Stabilized turret
    Increased turret spin speed for smoother targeting
    Adjusted penetration values for more accurate terminal ballistics of AP rounds
    And more

Our beta version of the M134 is running on the beta upgrade of the UH-1Y which has the following corrections:

    Ability to carry both the 7 and 19 count rocket pods
    FLIR added to nose mounted sniper cam (OA retro-fit)
    Countermeasures added (OA retro-fit)
    Inclusion of WotG upgraded M134 on both door guns
    New FFAR launcher weapon (more details to come soon)
    Added ability to carry backpacks in cargo (OA retro-fit)
    Added door ledge seating for 1 person on each side of the chopper
    And more

We have not nor at this time plan on creating or modifying the models or textures of the Venom or M134, these changes are entirely functionality not appearance. We would really love to realistically modify the UH1Y and other choppers flight characteristics to be much closer to real life, however are unable to do so without editing the model. Creating an all new model for every aircraft is a lot of work that we would love to do, but don't currently have the time for.


This is a demonstration video of the beta M134s as a teaser.

M134 Beta Demonstration (YouTube)

***EDIT: High-Res video now available***



-Seil

This post was edited by Seil (2010-10-17 20:14, ago)


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#2 Posted at 2010-10-16 20:50        
     
sounds good, the miniguns on that thing are practically useless at the moment


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#3 Posted at 2010-10-16 21:32        
     
That's what we've set out to correct, and believe me, they aren't useless anymore.... far from it. Just ask the piles of enemy bodies on the testing fields :D

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