Author: RKSL Studios
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Requirements: No addons required

Version: 3.110
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: The Puma HC1 first entered service in 1971, and the RAF currently has a fleet of 34 aircraft available to the front-line Support Helicopter Force.

Date: 2019-05-29 11:00

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Puma HC1

RKSL Studios

RKSL Studios presents the Official Port of our Puma HC1.

NOTE: I'm not entirely happy with this release but im getting pretty frustrated with custom animations. So much so i need a break from it, lest it get binned. So I'm releasing it as a BETA and taking a little break from the project to work on fixes for the Foxhound and some other things.

The Puma HC1 first entered service in 1971, and the RAF currently has a fleet of 34 aircraft available to the front-line Support Helicopter Force. The aircraft are operated by Nos 33 and 230 Squadrons, both based at RAF Benson. The combined Puma Force is separated into 5 operational flights and an operational conversion flight, which offers flexibility in its role with both desert warfare and arctic warfare specialist equipment available for fitting to the aircraft.

ArmA2 to ArmA3

This is an improved port of the original A2 release into the A3 game engine. The model itself is largely unchanged with some minor edits to add features and fix some old material bugs. This version also supports some of the newer A3 features such as texture customisation. This model was first made in 2008. And bar a few tweaks and fixes hasn't really changed too much. The UV mapping and poly count were designed for the ArmA1 game engine. ArmA3 is far more capable and flexible than anything we had back then. Which means that this particular model is not going to be developed any further.

I will continue to support the release until the new models for the HC2 and AS330 Series helos comes online.

We strive to make all our addons as realistic as the game engine and our own capabilities allow.

This means that real world speeds and capabilities are simulated where possible. Compromises have and will be made where necessary but we will not downscale or completely cripple an aircraft, system or weapon to fit into the limited spaces some ArmA maps provide.

We genuinely believe that the manual operation of aircraft is a skill that should be interesting and fun. Not every aircraft flies the same nor do they have the same capabilities. If you can't learn and adapt to change then stick with the vanilla equipment.

The Puma has been designed from the ground up to use the Advanced Flight Model. A lot of effort has gone into developing it, give it a try. Its pretty forgiving and damage tolerant. Take the time to learn it and you won't be disappointed.


It has always been a basic tenant of RKSL Studios design philosophy not to negatively affect other community made content. We do not replace core values or modify anything that will affect the function or experience of others.

We are happy to discuss optional compatibility patches, but will not exclusively adapt our addons to anyone elses Mod standards.

All RKSL Content is tested against the currently available stable build of the Vanilla game and official expansions.

* RKSL Dynamic Rotor System
* Sling Load Camera
* Countermeasures
* Sling loading upto 3000kg
* Custom Advanced Flight model
* Unique Lighting system
* Multiple paint schemes.
>> Flat NATO Green
>> 90's Two Tone Green
>> 90's Two Tone Snow
>> 70/80's Three Tone Green and Grey (Northern Ireland Scheme)
>> Tiger Meet 2005
>> United Nations White
>> Desert Pink '90/91
>> Fictional Dark Tiger
>> Fictional Royal Navy Coastal Scheme

To install Puma HC1 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:

For usage instructions and information of how to use the Puma HC1 please refer to the included documentation and/or example mission.

Known issues:
All known issues are recorded in the Foxhound Bug Tracker. If you find any problems please report them and help make these addons better.


This build of the Puma uses a lighting system.
To turn on the dash and cabin lights just turn on the aircraft lights.
To turn off the external lights all you need do is retract the landing gear.

Credits & Thanks:
This addons and model is 100% unique and doesnt not incorporate any 3rd party content:

Model: Rock
Textures: Rock
Config: Rock
>> Jamo of 4IB for helping understand the Rototlib/AFM setup.
>> The lads of DAR-V
>> Mathias aka ToxicLemon
>> Siddy for constant nagging.
Research & Information
>> British Army Website
>> Royal Air Force Website
>> Aerospatiale AS330E Flight Manual
>> Ministy of Defence Images
>> Ministry of Defence - Defence Equiment and Support - DeSider magazine
>> Gordon formerly of Westland Helicopters (RIP - 2014)
>> Stephen C ex RAF Master Aircrew
>> Oggy M - photo collection ex RAF Regiment
>> John ex 230 Squadron


Jan 4th 2018

License / Disclaimer:
You may:

DISTRIBUTION: You may distribute the original .PBO files within this download freely, so long as the PBO files are unmodified and the Readme and EULA files are included.

Under the following conditions:

ATTRIBUTION: You must give the original author credit. The content of this archive is the sole intellectual property of RKSL Studios and its Creators.

NO COMMERCIAL USE: This content is provided free of charge solely for entertainment purposes. You may not use this addon for commercial, military or teaching/training purposes.

NO DERIVATIVE WORKS: You shall in no way modify, repackage or reverse engineer any of the archive's content and PBO files included in this download without first receiving prior permission from RKSL Studios.

NO VBS USE: Use of this SOFTWARE may not be used in the VBS/JCOVE product lines or any other simulator without written authorization from the LICENSOR (RKSL Studios)

DO NOT UPLOAD TO STEAM WORKSHOP: You may not upload to Steam Workshop or any other service that reassigns rights over RKSL Studios Intellectual Property to 3rd Parties.


POLICY ON RE-UPLOADS FOR STEAM: Any uploads will be met with a DMCA takedown request

- Changes to wheels and physx setup

- Public BETA Release (largely due to frustration)

- Flight model and Damage Tweaks.

- Removed custom anims

- Added extra skins.

3.059 - Custom Anims for Pilot and Gunners.

3.045 - Rebuilt Turrets Config completely

3.037 - Door Gun build and retexture.

3.036 - Internal lighting test rig

3.035 - External lighting

3.034 - Advanced Flight Model hover trimming

3.033 - Advanced Flight Model damage limits increase

3.031 - Advanced Flight Model milestone power

3.030 - Advanced Flight Model milestone

3.025 - Advanced Flight Model reverted

3.024 - Advanced Flight Model matlab calculated

3.022 - Advanced Flight Model tweaks

3.019 - Advanced Flight Model BIS02 adapted

3.017 - Advanced Flight Model tweaks

3.016 - 1st Advanced Flight Model attempt

3.013 - Sling Load camera

3.012 - Sling Load addition

3.002 - Basic Flight Model tweaks

3.001 - initial ArmA3 Port

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Tags: Helicopter,   Military,   Vehicle,   Blufor,   Modern,   Puma Hc1,   Puma,   Raf