Author: Diesel5187
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Requirements: No addons required

Version: 1.5
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: This brings the Independent Hellcats to the NATO forces.

Date: 2015-03-09 09:44

Comments: (7)


NATO Hellcats

Diesel5187 & sykoCrazy

With the help of sykoCrazy for editing the textures and a short config on my part, we were able to bring the Independent Hellcats to the NATO forces.
As I am sure some pilots know, the Independent Wildcat is a very useful and versatile helicopter, in CAS or transport version it can hold 6 passengers. As most units play as NATO forces, I am sure many of them have wanted to get their hands on a BluFor version of this helicopter.

- Signed with bisign and key
- Re-classed helicopter for NATO forces with correct crew
- Changed name to real world counterpart AW159
- 10 versions of the helicopter:
  • AW159 Armed Black
  • AW159 Armed Green
  • AW159 Armed Grey
  • AW159 Armed Camo
  • AW159 Armed BlackCats
  • AW159 Transport Black
  • AW159 Transport Green
  • AW159 Transport Grey
  • AW159 Transport Camo
  • AW159 Transport BlackCats

Extract into the ArmA 3 Directory, by default this is located in:
32-Bit - C:\Program Files\Steam/Steamapps\Common\ArmA 3\
64-Bit - C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam/Steamapps\Common\ArmA 3\
After extraction it should look like this:
Steam\Steamapps\Common\ArmA 3\@your_mod_folder_name\addons\

You can also use the "Arma 3 Alpha" folder in your "My Documents" folder. Your folder setup could than look like for example this:
mydocuments\Arma3 Alpha\@your_mod_folder_name1\addons\
mydocuments\Arma3 Alpha\@your_mod_folder_name2\addons\
mydocuments\Arma3 Alpha\@your_mod_folder_name2\addons\

When present place the "userconfig" folder into your game install folder, usually:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Arma 3".
You may already have "userconfig" folder from other addons and/or mods in which case it is safe to merge the contents from this archive.

You'll also need to add a Launch Parameter to Steam, in order to do so right-click on ArmA 3 Alpha and click Properties and then Set Launch Options. In the window that opens enter in -mod=@your_mod_folder_name
For using multiple mods you would then do so like this:

You can also use -nosplash to get rid of the splash art and intro videos.

And of course you can also enable and disable community made addons and mods through the in-game Options Expansions menu if you do not want to mess with startup parameters!

When the above information still does not provide you with enough to learn how to install custom addons and mods you can always ask in our Guide On Installing Mods.

Included files:

The 8 different versions of the helicopter can be found in the editor under: NATO>Air>
AW159 Armed Black
AW159 Armed Green
AW159 Armed Grey
AW159 Armed Camo
AW159 Armed BlackCats

AW159 Transport Black
AW159 Transport Green
AW159 Transport Grey
AW159 Transport Camo
AW159 Transport BlackCats

Credits & Thanks:
-Many thanks to sykoCrazy for his great re-textures.
-Diesel5187 for the script.
-RedPhoenix for the BlackCats texture.
-BadHabitz for teaching Diesel5187 basic scripting. THANK YOU!
-surpher for giving me a fix for an animationsources.scope error on V1.2.
-BIS for giving us a sandbox game and letting us do some great mods with their engine.

- Removed DAGR Missiles since they cannot lock on.
- Decreased Flare count to the vanilla 168.

-Fixed shooting from cargo.
-Modified Inventory:
--Titan MPRL Launcher - 1
--Titan MPRL Compact - 1
--PCML - 1
--Titan AA Missile - 3
--Titan AT Missile - 3
--PCML Missile - 3
--Laser Designator - 2
--Laser Batteries - 4
--FAK - 10
--Toolkit - 1
--GPS - 2

- Fixed a script error on the transport version of the Hellcats which would affect a server from loading a mission if the unit was placed and did not load flares.
- Halved the sized of the config file.

- Changed DAR unguided dumb rockets for DAGR guided Air to Ground missiles.
- Changed rounds from yellow tracers to red tracers to fit in with NATO forces.
- Increased Flare count from 168 to 240.
- Mod still calls on latest BIS Hellcat asset so it should be foward compatible with any updates.

- Added new texture by RedPhoenix, "AW159 BlackCats".
- Version 1.1 is fully compatible with the ARMA 3 update on 1/21/2014 and this mod should have no issues with any future updates as it always calls on the latest BIS Hellcat asset.

- first release

Forum topic:
- BI forums

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Tags: Cas,   Hellcats,   Independent,   Nato