Author: Gnat
Author Website:

Requirements: No addons required

Version: beta 2
Signed: Yes, serverkey available

Short description: The Cessna 185, also known as the Skywagon, is a six-seat, single-engined, general aviation light aircraft manufactured by Cessna.

Date: 2013-03-25 21:38

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Cessna 185 Skywagon - Light Aircraft [ALPHA]


Its not a perfect conversion, its a free user addon! If you want better, you better fork out money!

The Cessna 185, also known as the Skywagon, is a six-seat, single-engined, general aviation light aircraft manufactured by Cessna. It first flew as a prototype in July 1960, with the first production model being completed in March 1961. The Cessna 185 is a high-winged aircraft with non-retractable conventional landing gear and a tailwheel. Over 4,400 were built with production ceasing in 1985. When Cessna re-introduced some of its most popular models in the 1990s, the tailwheel equipped Cessna 180 and 185 were left to the history books and not resurrected.


- 4 seater, 1 pilot, 3 cargo
- Working Amphibian version
- 6 colour schemes available
- Customisable textures.
- Damage model and Textures
- CamShake for engine start
- Exhaust Fx
- Random Start failure

MP Compatible? Should be.
Signature Key Included
Server key at OPFEC

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

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_name\
mydocuments\Arma3 Alpha\@your_mod_folder_name\
mydocuments\Arma3 Alpha\@your_mod_folder_name\

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:

This is a signed addon, serveradmins can download the serverkey from here:

Air -> Cessna 185 Skywagon
Air -> Cessna 185 Amphibian

OPFOR -> Air -> Cessna 185 Armed

Custom skins:
Gnat provided a blank skin so you can easily make your own custom skin. You can download it from here: Cessna 185 Skywagon Skin Away!

Known issues:
- Wrong sitting positon for arms, front, legs, back
- not sure ... please report

Future plans:
- Cockpit instruments
- Proper texture wrap

Credits & Thanks:
Original model by JR Lucariny, thank you sir.
Thanks to those who answered my various script, config and O2 questions too!

Original FSX addon by JR Lucariny
Converted and modified to ArmAII by Gnat with permissions.

Beta 2
Original ArmAIII Alpha version
- Various changes including adjusting the 3D model, merging some textures, adding animations, adding damage textures, adding wreck model etc etc

Beta 1
Original ArmAII-OA version

Forum topic:
- BI forums

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