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Gorgon
Arma3-render-gorgon
Faction AAF
Type Infantry Fighting Vehicle
Seats 11 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 1× Gunner
  • 1× Commander
  • 8× Passengers
Item capacity Max: 3000 kg
  • 12× Weapons
  • 128× Magazines
  • 12× Backpacks
Top speed 100 km/h on land

11 km/h in water

Fuel capacity 45 L
Primary armament Main:
  • 1× CTWS Cannon 30mm
Secondary armament Secondary:
  • 2× Titan ATGM

Coaxial:

  • 1× M200 LMG 6.5mm

Defensive:

  • 1× Smoke Generator
Variants None
Games
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The AFV-4 Gorgon is the alternate wheeled Infantry Fighting Vehicle used by the AAF.

Overview Edit

  • Roles:
    • Troop transport
    • Fire support
« The AFV-4 Gorgon is an amphibious 8x8 all--wheel-drive armored personal carrier, used to carry soldiers to the battlefield and provide fire support. Its remote controlled CTWS turret is usually mounted with a 30mm cannon, coaxial machine gun and 2 guided AT missiles. Crew consists of a driver and gunner/commander, with further seating available for 9 additional soldiers.
Field Manual
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Design Edit

The Gorgon is an 8x8 armoured combat vehicle that uses an inverted V-shape hull. It is designed to transport troops into battle and to provide fire support against a variety of ground threats.

It is fitted with a 30mm cannon that is capable of firing both high-explosive and armour-piercing rounds at ranges of up to 1500 m. In addition to its primary cannon and 6.5mm coaxial machine gun, the Gorgon has two anti-tank guided missiles that are capable of defeating or at least disabling heavily armoured vehicles, allowing it to assume (albeit limited) a tank destroyer role if necessary.

The standard loadout of the Gorgon gives it 140 rounds of multi-purpose (MP-T) explosive rounds and 60 armor-piercing fin-stabilized discarding sabot (APFSDS-T) shells for the main gun. The coaxial machine gun comes pre-loaded with a single linked belt of 1,000 rounds of 6.5mm ammunition, while the adjacent launcher pod has 2 infrared-guided Titan anti-tank missiles stored in it.

It is fairly well-armoured and can protect the crew and its passengers from both small arms fire, moderately-sized explosives and land mines. Just like its wheeled NATO and CSAT counterparts, the Gorgon is fully amphibious and can conduct water-based landings or extractions.

The drawbacks to the Gorgon's design mainly stem from its large size. It has the highest turret profile of all the wheeled APCs/IFVs, is disadvantaged by having an exposed turret (a flaw shared with the BTR-K) that renders it vulnerable to being disabled from machine gun fire or grenades, has somewhat poor handling while off-road and finally, has a slow turn rate. Nonetheless, the Gorgon is well suited to serve in both APC and IFV roles, making it useful in any situation due to its multi-role capabilities.

The Gorgon has a seating capacity of eleven personnel including the crew. The crew includes the driver, gunner and commander.

Trivia Edit

  • The Gorgon is based off the real-world 8x8 variant of the "Pandur II" APC.
  • Despite the Field Manual stating that the Gorgon can transport nine passengers in its rear compartment, it is only actually capable of transporting eight at a time.
  • Unused textures still present in the game files indicate that during the pre-Alpha phase of ArmA 3's development, the Gorgon was originally meant to be a NATO vehicle instead. Unlike the Strider however, the alternate texture cannot be applied to the Gorgon without use of the setObjectTexture scripting command.
  • The Gorgon uses a (slightly updated) port of the "Pandur II 8x8 CZ" model from the Army of the Czech Republic DLC.

Gallery Edit

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See also Edit

Vehicles of comparable role and configuration Edit

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