Author: RKSL-Rock
Author Website:

Requirements: RKSL Flares System, RKSL Core System

Version: 2.010 beta
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: This addon is a representation of the Royal Air Force’s Merlin HC3 Medium Lift Helicopter.

Date: 2013-07-11 14:43

Comments: (6)


Agusta Westland Merlin HC3

RKSL Studios

This addon is a representation of the Royal Air Force’s Merlin HC3 Medium Lift Helicopter. It may not be the most accurate or the most beautiful but its ours and we are rather proud of it.

First of all, this is STILL a BETA. Earlier this year I took the decision not to update of develop this version of the Merlin futher for ArmA2. The updated RKSL Flare System meant that everything else had to be reworked and re-released. So its best just to think of this as yet another Work in progress. It is definatly is not finished.

Beta Features:
- Auto/Manual Landing gear toggle
- Cockpit Audio Warnings - aka Bitchin' Betty (can be switched off)
- Fully Instrumented cockpit and warnings
- Integrated Self Destruct script. to make vehicle respawning easier in Domination etc
- Laser Designator in the Optical Turret.

This aircraft addon requires two supporting addons, all from RKSL Studios:
  • RKSL Flares System v2.04 (aka RKSL-Radarsys) This adds custom countermeasures to the aircraft.
  • RKSL Core System v2.04 (aka RKSL-System) This is a small common file to allow sharing of scripted functions and systems.
These are included in the pack. They are also identical to the Typhoon 2.601 package contents.
As we always recommend use modfolders to seperate the custom content from the official game content to prevent problems. For different ways to set up your modfolders and use them please visit our FAQ.

When you are using the Steam version you can find a Steam mod installation and activation FAQ here.

Included .pbo files:

Known issues:
There are a few known issues. Please check the Bug Tracker on the RKSL site before posting.
- On initialisation the rotors judder. This is part of the known issues with the Dynamic Rotor System

Please report all bugs via the RKSL bugtracker:

ArmA3 will see yet another incarnation of the Models. This time armed and rather dangerous. but You'll just have to wait for that.

Credits & Tkanks:
This model wouldnt have been possible without the help of quite a large number people offering support. We’ like to acknowledge these fantastic people because without them we couldnt have done half as much as we have.

Special Thanks to:
Mark P - For all things rotary wing and constant advice and support
Andy J - For his encyclopedic knowledge of all things ‘Westland’
Poll - For the insider knowledge of all things Merlin
Dave - For giving my his entire Photo collection as reference.
Smudge - for update pictures from the poppy fields.
DAR-V - All the lads and lady for the endless support, advice and extensive testing.

Config - RKSL-Rock
Model - RKSL-Rock
Textures - RKSL-Rock
Scripting - UNN (later butchered by Rock so all mistakes are his)
Orgasming Mertal
Invincible (the Third)... AKA Bob

And thanks to UNN, as always for his continuing support and making my mad ideas appear in script form.

v1.000 beta
- Final BETA for ArmA2.

v0.800 beta
- Test bed

v0.723 beta
- 30+ individual fixes from textures to animations
- Fixed Script Error
- Fixed/Improved Shadow Lods
- 6 New Res Lods
- changed getin/getout heights

Forum topic:
- Armaholic forums
- BI forums

- RKSL Flares System (included!)
- RKSL Core System (included!)

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Tags: Lift,   Merlin,   Raf,   Royal Air Force