Date: 2019-08-01 13:50
This mod adds the UH-1Y and UH-1N helicopters, built from Arma 2 assets. The UH-1N also comes in three configurations: USMC (with RWR, missile warning, flares, etc), USAF (without RWR, missile warning, or flares), and "Old" (no sensors atall, no flares, no copilot FLIR). Each option comes in an unarmed(no weapons), "Armed"(pylon mounted rockets), and a door gunner version (pylon rockets, plus M240 for UH-1N, M134 minigun for UH-1Y).
Doors can be closed(Except on door gunner versions), custom animations for ACE fastrope are supported(except on the old UH-1N), they all support optionally transporting cargo with Vehicle in Vehicle, sling loading, and FFV. The "skid" FFV seats require the doors to be open(and on the UH-1N, the bench seats removed in "cargo mode"), then you can use the "toggle FFV" action to sit on the side and shoot.
Compared to the UH-1N, the UH-1Y is nearly twice as heavy, can carry more load, has a higher top speed, reduced IR signature(for weapon locks), better armor (rotors can survive a direct hit from an autocannon round, plus other improvements), better crew protection(reduced crash damage to crew, armored pilot/copilot seats), but two less seats in passenger mode. To better fit current day configurations, the UH-1N cargo mode does not remove the front passenger seats, so its cargo space is smaller.
Included are Hydra 70 (unguided) and APKWS (guided) rockets. They can be mounted in pods of 7 or 19, and have both HE and anti-armor warhead options. The copilot FLIR has laser designator and searchlight, and collision lights plus a basic interior light are included.
There's a lot of work left to be done on these, but I thought I'd release them as-is since I'm taking a break for now. There's no advanced flight model, and the basic model handling hasn't been tuned either. The flip-down sight will veer off when you're making sharp turns, and the HUD isn't perfectly aligned either. The UH-1N weight/handling reflects the "base" configuration, and might not accurately reflect the USMC and USAF versions with added avionics and equipment.
This mod also includes armed(door miniguns+ramp gun) and unarmed CH-47Fs, with cargo/passenger mode toggling. The ramp can be raised/lowered. There is also a bell 412, in "PMC"(fastrope capable) and civil(no fastrope) versions.
To install Vurtual's Helicopters 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.
Added blue/white skin for Bell 412.
Redid the CH-47 colors, made the "logo" reskinnable. Now comes in both Sage and Drab colors.
Fixed unncessary/broken camera views in unarmed UH-1 variants.
Added proper engine...cowl... thing to the bell 412.
Added Bell 412 in both "Civ" and "PMC" configs, PMC config features fastroping, the Civ version does not.
Has 13 passenger seats.
Added black texture for PMC and Civ variants.
Added shiny material for Civ black skin.
Added ironsights to the gunner positions.
Added garage options for the ramp and cargo mode to the CH-47.
Added a rear gunner seat to the CH-47 with an M240.
Added cargo mode and ramp actions for all gunners in the CH-47.
Added unarmed version of the CH-47. Retains rear ramp position as an unarmed "gunner", to help with cargo loading/handling/etc.
Unarmed CH-47 has a larger possible cargo space(overlapping where the side gunners were). Can fit two HMMWVs, or a HMMWV and M119, etc.
Added US Army logos to the CH-47. They should be retexturable in the future.
Added WIP CH-47F helicopter, it was about half done when I had last worked on it, just finished adding all the seats and essential stuff. Still needs some finishing touches. Can carry troops or cargo, sling load, and has two miniguns for self-defense.
Moved some base configs to my vehicle base, should make things a bit easier in the future.
Taking a break for now, first "release".
release candidate test
UH-1N fixes for tests. File size reduced.
- vurtual's vehicle base