Author: jarrad96
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Requirements: Community Base addons A3

Version: 1.6
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: contains all the SFF forces Russian ground vehicles and both soviet and NATO static weapons for a lightweight, no dependency vehicle pack. The vehicles have their own faction under INDEP, while the static weapons can be found under AAF Statics.

Date: 2021-04-05 09:16


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SFF Russian Vehicle Pack

by
jarrad96


Description:
This pack contains all the SFF forces Russian ground vehicles and both soviet and NATO static weapons for a lightweight, no dependency vehicle pack. The vehicles have their own faction under INDEP, while the static weapons can be found under AAF Statics. Faction mods like my SFF Factions also use these vehicles.

Vehicles-

BMP1 and BMP1-P
The BMP went into production with the Soviet Army in 1966. It is an infantry fighting vehicle with troop transport capability and is armed with a 73mm cannon, with coaxial PKT 7.62 machinegun and roof-mounted AT missile. The BMP1-P has an improved missile on top.

Weight- 13.2 tonnes
Crew- 3 + 8 passengers
Weaponry- 73 mm 2A28 Grom cannon, 9M14 Malyutka ATGM
Speed- 65 km/h

BMP2, BMP2 Command Variant, BMP2 Medical variant
The BMP-2 is a different version of the BMP produced in the 1980's which has a new main armament- the 2A42 autocannon, which gives it better firepower against infantry and light targets compared to the BMP-1's light cannon, as well as improved turret elevation and depression. It has a Command and HQ variant, which has no main gun, only a mock-up barrel, and has additional radio equipment and longer range radios inside instead, and a unarmed medical version.

Weight- 14.3 tonnes
Crew- 3 + 7 passengers
Weaponry-30 mm automatic cannon 2A42, 9M113 Konkurs ATGM
Speed- 65 km/h

T-34-85
The T-34-85 served the Soviet army through WW2, but as it became outdated it was sold en-mass to other nations, eventually ending up as a highly outdated, but still effective tank, for use by poor third world armies or militia and terrorist groups, particularly when used as infantry support against forces that lack armour of their own.

Weight- 26.5 tonnes
Crew- 4-5
Weaponry- 85 mm ZiS-S-53 gun
Speed- 53 km/h

T-55
The T-55 after it's adoption in 1947 became the main tank for armoured units of the Soviet Army, armies of the Warsaw Pact countries, and many others. T-54s and T-55s have been involved in many of the world's armed conflicts since the late 20th century, and is now the most produced tank in history. It was eventually replaced by the T-62/T-64 and T-72, but is still in widespread use today.

Weight- 36 tonnes
Crew- 4
Weaponry- D-10T 100 mm rifled gun
Speed- 48 km/h

T-72 and T-72B with ERA heavy armor kit
The T-72 was the most common tank used by the Warsaw Pact from the 1970s to the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1980's/1990's. It was also exported to other countries, such as Finland, India, Iran, Iraq, Syria and Yugoslavia. It has superior armor and weaponry to the T-55 and T-64 it replaced, and in the 1980's a ERA heavy armor kit was developed to improve it's survivability in combat further. It has a commander's cupola mounted KORD heavy machinegun.

Weight- 41.5 tonnes (44.5 tonnes with ERA heavy armor kit)
Crew- 3
Weaponry- 125 mm 2A46M/2A46M-5 smoothbore gun, Cupola mounted KORD
Speed- 60 km/h

ZSU-23-4 'Shilka'
The ZSU-23-4, nicknamed 'Shilka' is a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun that has 4 23mm aint-aircraft autocannons linked together as it's main armament- it is very effective against infantry, light vehicles and slow or low flying aircraft or helicopters, but it's lack of AA missiles means it has a short effective range. It has been re-purposed as a highly effective anti-infantry vehicle for use in the Afghanistan mountains or in urban combat, which has given it a fearsome reputation.

Weight- 19 tonnes
Crew- 4
Weaponry- 4 × 23 mm 2A7 autocannons
Speed- 50 km/h

Static Weapons-

Heavy Machineguns
KORD, Dshkm, M2 50. Cal
These weapons are all similar 12.7mm or higher anti-infantry or soft vehicle static weapon emplacements.

Grenade Machineguns
ASG-30 Grenade Machinegun, Mk19 GMG
The AGS-30 and Mk19 are both grenade machineguns, devastatingly effective against light vehicles or infantry, but the lower accuracy means it is not effective at longer range but becomes a fantastic weapon at blanketing areas in high-explosives.

TOW Missile, Metis AT
Both of these are wire-guided dedicated Anti-Tank weapons.

Stinger AA missile, Strela 3 AA Missile
Anti-Aircraft light missile launchers on a static mount.

ZU-23-2 Anti-air cannon
This is the towed variant of the 23mm cannon from the 'Shilka'- is has the same devastating firepower but has only small 40 round belts and is not movable. Cheap, easy to operate and still effective, the ZU-23-2 is still used by the Russian Army and by more than 20 other armies.

D-30 Soviet Howitzer, M119 American Howitzer
These are static howitzers/ artillery guns. Currently has a bug with recoil, so I don't recommend using them.

For tanks like the T-72 that have inbuilt fire control systems-
Select Fire Control System weapon and press left mouse button, you should see laser marker in the middle of screen
If target is too close or too far away or FCS is off, beeping will occur when attempting to track a target.

Keys
*Lock Target key (T or Tab by ) - lasing target
*Zeroing Up/Down (Page Up/Down) - manual correction


Installation:
To install SFF Russian Vehicle Pack 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:
RDS_Tank.pbo
RDS_StaticW.pbo
RDS_APC.pbo


Changelog: (19-03-2021 - updated as it happens, displayed in news once every month)
1.6
SFF Russian Vehicle Pack Updated-
- All vehicles are now seperated into Blufor, Indep and Opfor sides;
- New factions names under which vehicles can be found: SFF RVP BLUFOR, SFF RVP INDEP, SFF RVP OPFOR;
- BMP-2 with CDF camouflage has been added.
- Added icon that shows current Hull and Turret directions.
- ERA now has vanilla A3 effect and performance.
- ERA texture has been tweaked to be a bit darker.
- Most vehicles now have optics view at minimal zoom first, instead on max.

1.5
-T-55 and BMP sights are now altered to be the same consistent scope instead of wide periscope view.
-Range of new T-72 camo variants.
-Shilka now has fixed firing rate and has Radar window.

1.4
SFF Russian Vehicle Pack Updated
-Improved T-55 and BMP-2 gunner reticules
-Improved T-72 handling and performance
-Balancing changes to armour and engines to make them more compatible with CUP Vehicles
-SFF Vehicles are now a separate INDEP Faction in Editor and Zeus. Static Weapons are still under AAF- Statics.

1.3
Keys Updated

v1.2
Optimised file size- Removed the MP7 infantry weapons from the mod because they are rarely used by factions dependant on this SFF mod.

v1.1
Added MP7 PDW, Added mod logo.

v1.0



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