Author: Jack Ost
Author Website:

Requirements: No addons required

Version: 1.7
Signed: Yes

Short description: This mission module script allows to simulate in a semi-realistic way the reverse thrust on a plane.

Date: 2020-03-19 15:40

Comments: (4)


Reverse Thrust

Jack Ost

What is it ?
This script allows to simulate in a semi-realistic way the reverse thrust on a plane. It's possible to use pushback on any type of aircraft and to use reverse thrust in flight.

  • Ground activation : Ground activation allow to simulate the pushback of the aircraft. It means that the plane back with low speed ,it's constant at 5km/h. It works for any aircraft. To turn back on , use the same button to roll left or right but in reverse order ( left-> right). The plane stops after disengaging the system.
  • In flight activation:
    • Use with a propeller aircraft ( registered in the module ) : Reverse thrust snaps directly, it has a role of brake for the plane and causes a very important loss of speed. This will slow down quickly to acquire a low speed or to make a short landing. To gain speed, you must disengage the system and speed up.
    • Use with an airplane without propellers (switch mode deactivate): Reverse thrust does not engage directly, it wait, that is to say that once the landing gear touch the ground, system engage. It will slow down quickly to acquire a low speed and thus make a short landing. Skip to below 80 km / h the system deactivates itself; otherwise the system will stop when you disengage.

To install the Reverse Thrust 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:

The hosted archive contains both an English and a French version. Please make sure to use only one version!

French Guide : Guide en Français
English Guide : English Guide

This is the latest version, I don't have time to develop it anymore.

Credits & Thanks:
Bohémia Interactive
Jack Ost

Special Thanks
To Piolotepasvirtuel and Bee Gee from for informations and very useful documentation.
To "Conflit de Canard" Coop Community for testing
To Moon for helping me

License / Disclaimer:
The mod is now open source on github :
You are able to modify, copy, fork and upload it on workshop if you want.

Last release include :
- Some functions rewrite
- Better performance
- Works with throttle
- Works and customization with CBA

- Automatic Launch Addon
- Delete module version
- Add keysbinding menu
- Fix some bugs

Update config for 1.60
Update init function (cba version compatibility)

- Update config
- Binarize config
- Small tweaks
- new key/bisign

- first release

Forum topic:
- BI forums

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Tags: Airplane,   Enhace,   Physics,   Reverse,   Thrust