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Faction AAF
Type Main Battle Tank
Seats 3 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 1× Gunner
  • 1× Commander
Item capacity Max: 3000 kg
  • 12× Weapons
  • 128× Magazines
  • 12× Backpacks
Top speed 72 km/h
Fuel capacity 1885 L
Primary armament Main:
  • 1× Cannon 120 mm
Secondary armament Secondary:
  • 1× Remote RCWS 12.7 mm HMG


  • 1× Coaxial MG 7.62 mm


  • 1× Smoke Generator
Variants None

The MBT-52 Kuma is the primary Main Battle Tank used by the AAF in ArmA 3.

Overview Edit

  • Role:
    • Direct fire and maneuver
« The MBT-52 Kuma is the main battle tank used by Altian Armed Forces. A batch of a few dozen tanks and spare turrets were bought under-price from a South-European country facing economic collapse. Like similar MBTs of the era, the Kuma is armed with a 120mm cannon, 7.62mm coaxial machine gun and a remotely controlled 12.7mm HMG. The level of protection for the crew is also remarkable, thanks to additional armor layers.
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Design Edit

Designed specifically for use in low-intensity conflicts and urban warfare, the Kuma is an improved variant of its original model that has enhanced protection against a wide range of threats. Overall, it is less vulnerable to rocket-propelled grenades, anti-tank missiles, landmines, and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

It is armed with a smoothbore 120 mm cannon that can fire a mixture of armour-piercing and high-explosive shells. In addition, it has a coaxial 7.62 mm medium machine gun that can be used against enemy infantry in lieu of the main gun. An externally mounted RWS armed with a 12.7 mm heavy machine gun is also fitted to the turret, and can be used by the tank's commander to engage both soft targets and low-flying aircraft.

The standard loadout of the Kuma gives it 26 rounds of armor-piercing fin-stabilized discarding sabot (APFSDS-T) and 14 rounds of high-explosive (HE-T) shells for the main gun. The coaxial machine gun comes loaded with one linked belt of 2,000 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition, and has a spare belt of another 2,000 rounds. Lastly, the externally mounted heavy machine gun comes pre-loaded with a 500 round belt box of 12.7 mm ammunition, with another box of 500 rounds left in reserve.


Clearing out enemy threats in the "Ghost Hotel" at point blank range.

The Kuma strikes a balance between survivability and manoeuvrability; it is not as well armoured as its NATO counterpart but is significantly faster and easier to handle. Likewise, it is slightly slower and has a larger turret profile compared to its CSAT counterpart, but is better protected and has less exposed vital components.

It is able to perform pinpoint turns just as easily as the T-100, and has the fastest acceleration speed when driving on paved roads. Unlike the T-100, the Kuma does not compromise protection for speed however. As even though the engine is similarly located at the rear of the tank (which can render it vulnerable to being immobilised in a first strike as well), both the sides and rear of the Kuma's chassis are surrounded by slat armour cages that provide increased resistance against rockets and other light anti-tank munitions.

The Kuma has a seating capacity of three personnel for a crew consisting of the driver, gunner and commander.

Components Edit


Trivia Edit

  • The Kuma is based on the real-world "Leopard 2" MBT.
    • More specifically, it is based on the "Revolution" upgrade package made by Rheinmetall Defence AG that is designed to enhance the Leopard 2's capabilities in urban areas and low-intensity warfare.
  • The Kuma was not initially available on ArmA 3's release. It would not be included into the game until Game Update 1.08 was released where it was added as part of the AAF Reinforcements Pack.

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See also Edit

Vehicles of comparable role and configuration Edit