Author: AusSnipe73
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Requirements: No addons required

Version: 1.03
Signed: Yes

Short description: This adds the USS Iowa which was a US Navy battleship which saw service during WW2, Korea and the Gulf war.

Date: 2014-10-23 15:15

Comments: (28)


USS Iowa BB-61


This is my MANW entry the mighty USS Iowa BB-61. The USS Iowa was a US Navy battleship which saw service during WW2, Korea and the Gulf war. This addon features the ship as it was after its 1984 refit and recommissioning. At 270 metres long and weighing 45,000 tons the Iowa is one of the largest moving objects to be seen in Arma 3.

- Fully drivable with PhysX simulation
- 3x Working main turrets each armed with three 16 inch guns
- 6x Working secondary turrets each armed with two 5 inch guns
- 4x Working Phalanx CIWS turrets for protection from the air
- Can be used for artillery support
- Highly detailed bridge interior with working gauges
- Animated Propellers, Rudder and Radar
- Lights and Collision lights
- Custom Particle FX for main guns
- Detailed modelling throughout
- Listed under NATO > > Ships > > USS Iowa

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:

Known issues:
- Passenger Positions are in the wrong place
- Internal views can see through the ship
- Characters standing on the ship stay in the same place in the world when the ship moves this is an Engine issue
- Behaviour in multiplayer is untested and collisions will probably be unreliable this is largely due to the ship being larger than what can be comfortably handled by the Engine
- Bullet collisions (Fire Geometry) may not work properly on some parts of the hull
- Characters can become a bit stuck on some of the stairs
- Detection for the entry points on the ladders is unreliable
- Setting an initial azimuth (turning the ship) when placing it in the editor will cause parts of the ship to become misaligned

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Credits & Thanks:
Modelling, Texturing and Configuration – AusSnipe73
Additional Texturing – Ori Wortley and Daniel Galbraith
Huge amount of advice on configuring the ship – Hatchet
Scripting and Configuration Advice - Bad Benson

- Added gunner get in/out points
- Added passenger get in/out points
- Added artillery support to A and B turrets - Call it in via units 16,17 and 18
- Reduced ship armor
- Increased ammunition for main guns
- Increased velocity of 406mm AP shells
- Added custom explosion effects for 406mm HE shells

- fixed more texture errors

- texture issue fixed

- first release

Forum topic:
- BI forums

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Tags: Battleship,   Gulf War,   Korea,   Us Navy,   Uss Iowa,   Ww2