Author: Jonpas
Author Website:

Requirements: Helicopters

Version: 2.0.1
Signed: Yes

Short description: A mod for Arma 3 that brings the OPFOR Mi-290 Taru Helicopters and Pods to different factions.

Date: 2016-01-11 13:49

Comments: (3)


JNS Skycranes


A mod for Arma 3 that brings the OPFOR Mi-290 Taru Helicopters and Pods to different factions.

- Mi-290 Taru and its variants in different factions (CH-54 Skycrane)
- Taru Pods in different factions (Skycrane Pods)
- Modular (Textures and Factions all in separate PBOs)
- Separate sub-menu in Editor and Zeus to keep it clean
- Should have no issues with future Arma 3 updates, as config is inherited from the vanilla assets
- Open-source - contribute on GitHub:

To install the JNS Skycranes you should use modfolders to keep it seperate from the official game content to prevent issues.
With Arma 3 you can use different ways to set up your modfolders to use custom content you have downloaded.
Please visit the Arma 3 Mod install instructions page for more information about using custom mods and addons in Arma 3.

Included files:

This mod comes with great customizability, which also means a lot more files. Default setup was made and ability is given to everyone to use what they like and how they like while still minimizing Editor/Zeus clutter.
All textures are in separate vehicle group under their respective faction, they look like "Skycranes <Colour>".

Default setup:
NATO - Green
AAF - Grey

Custom setups configuration:
Copy necessary *.pbo and their *.bisign files from folder 'AddonsOptional' to 'Addons'
Core is always necessary!
When using any *.pbo file containing a colour in its name, respective Textures *.pbo and its *.bisign files are necessary

If you have texture(s) you would like included, please PM me or make an issue or pull request on GitHub directly: Issue Tracker

Steam Workshop:
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Credits & Thanks:
If you contributed, but are not listed here, contact me!

- Jonpas (Config)
- Takelmeifter (Green, Grey Textures)

- Bohemia Interactive (Arma 3)
- David Andersen (Being supporitve, teaching me basics and all-around help)
- NorX_Aengell (Compatibility with "XENO - Taru Pod Mod")

License / Disclaimer:
This work is licensed under the Arma Public License Share Alike.

Added: Eden editor preview images (#16)
Added: Steam Workshop server browser support (#15)
Changed: Removed separate Optionals mod (#19 #21)
Now all in one download package
All parts still modular for removal of unwanted variants
Changed: ACE-ified the project (#19 #21 #22)
ACE3 project structure for easier maintainability and building
Easier use of armake
Fixed: Helicopter textures not applied with CBA (#18)
Fixed: Bench not visible in Eden editor ( (#17)
Fixed: Pods not showing in Eden editor and Zeus (#17)
All Pods now mimic vanilla Pods structure
Ammo, Cargo, Fuel and Repair visible in Empty -> Supplies -> Storage
Bench, Medical and Transport visible in BLUFOR/INDEP -> NATO/AAF -> Storage

- Changed: Base class renamed to have "_Base" suffix
- Changed: Quoted definitions and requiredAddons
- Fixed: Updating base class warnings (#14)

- Complete rewrite
-- Allows better modularity
-- Easier updating and texture adding
- Added: AAF faction variants (#7)
- Added: Green and Grey Textures to NATO and AAF (#6)
- Changed: Inventory for NATO and AAF (#13)
- Changed: Corrected class inheritance (#5)
- Changed: Author to Bohemia Interactive for Black Textures
- Fixed: Key conflict (#10)

- Initial release

Forum topic:
- BI forums

- Helicopters

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Tags: Mi-290,   Opfor,   Skycranes,   Taru