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Quadbikes are all-terrain vehicles that have made appearances in both ArmA 2 and ArmA 3.

ArmA 2

ATV
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Faction - U.S. Army
- British Army
- ACR
Type All-Terrain Vehicle
Seats 2 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 1× Passenger
Item capacity Max:
  • 10× Weapons
  • 50× Magazines
  • 2× Backpacks
Top speed ~ 87 km/h
Fuel capacity 30 L
Primary armament None
Secondary armament None
Variants None
Games
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The ArmA 2 ATV is an all-terrain vehicle that is mainly used by U.S. Army forces, as well as in limited numbers with the British Army and Czech special forces. It was added with the release of the Operation Arrowhead expansion pack.

Overview

  • Role:
    • Reconnaissance
« An ATV (all-terrain vehicle) is defined as a vehicle that travels on low pressure tires, with a seat that is straddled by the operator, along with handlebars for steering control.
Armoury Description
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Design

The ATV is an all-terrain, 4x4 light utility vehicle that is mainly designed for use by special forces units and non-combat troops.

Features
Compact and nimble, the ATV makes for the perfect off-road vehicle to bring onto missions where stealth and speed is necessary. Its small size makes it difficult to spot from afar, not to mention that its engine is also fairly quiet to operate.

Mobility
It is one of the fastest land vehicles in ArmA 2, and can easily reach up to 100 km/h depending on the flatness of the surface that it's being driven on.

But while extremely fast for a vehicle of its size, the ATV is notoriously prone to flipping on the slightest contact with any terrain obstacles.

Drawbacks
Naturally the ATV itself does not provide any ballistic protection or visual concealment for its riders, so care must be taken if the ATV is being driven into an area with enemies.

And as noted previously, the ATV is highly vulnerable to flipping over even when it's being driven at moderately fast speeds. This will not only cause the vehicle to become immobilised due to being unable to rotate it upright again, but can also inflict serious injury to both riders as well.

Crew Capacity
The ATV has a maximum capacity of just two riders (a single passenger and the driver themselves). The passenger sits in tandem behind the driver in front.

Trivia

  • The ArmA 2 ATV is based on the real-world "FourTrax Foreman" 4x4 designed by the Honda Motor Co. Ltd.

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ArmA 3

Quadbike
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Faction - NATO
- CSAT
- AAF
- FIA
- Loyalists
- IDAP
- Civilians
Type All-Terrain Vehicle
Seats 2 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 1× Passenger
Item capacity Max: 600 mass
  • 12× Weapons
  • 64× Magazines
  • 12× Backpacks
Top speed 79 km/h
Fuel capacity 30 L
Primary armament None
Secondary armament None
Variants None
Games
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The ArmA 3 Quadbike is an all-terrain vehicle that is used by Altian/Tanoan civilians, IDAP aid workers, as well as with several BLUFOR, OPFOR, and Independent factions.

Overview

  • Roles:
    • Reconnaissance
    • Recreational driving
« A Quadbike is an all-terrain vehicle with low-pressure tires and handlebars for steering. The military uses quad bikes for reconnaissance and to access terrain difficult for heavier vehicles.
Field Manual
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Design

The Quadbike is a 4x4 tandem all-terrain vehicle designed for both civil and military use.

Features
Like its ArmA 2 predecessor, the ArmA 3 Quadbike remains as a highly compact vehicle that is mainly designed for scout troops. Since it can be comfortably driven into into remote locations that would otherwise be impossible to traverse for larger vehicles, the Quadbike is perfect for reconnaissance purposes.

The Quadbike's light weight also means that it can be airlifted either internally or via slingloading by all transport helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.

Mobility
Moderately fast for its size, the Quadbike handles well while going off-road. Care should still be taken when driving off-road however, as the Quadbike does have a tendency to flip over if driving at high speeds on uneven terrain.

Drawbacks
It should be noted that both the Quadbike's design and intended purpose means that it lacks any sort of armour plating to provide protection for its passengers.

Although its nimble size and good speed allows for it to dart in and out of areas, the likelihood of its riders being severely injured or outright killed from enemy fire is still very high due to how exposed the passengers are.

Therefore, it is ill-advised to use the Quadbike as a mode of transportation in a combat zone besides inserting and performing fast (or improvised) extractions.

Crew Capacity
Quadbikes have a seating capacity of just two passengers (including the driver). The passenger sits in tandem just behind the driver.

Camouflage

  • Black: Pattern-less chrome black paint scheme.
  • Blue: Pattern-less blue paint scheme.
  • Red: Pattern-less red paint scheme.
  • White: Pattern-less white paint scheme.
  • Olive: Standard pattern-less olive drab green paint scheme used by all NATO ground vehicles and certain aircraft. This can be universally employed in all types of terrain, but is more suited to arid and forested environments.
  • Hex: Arid Hexacam camouflage pattern. Useful for forested, grass plains, and desert environments.
  • Green Hex: Tropical Hexacam pattern camouflage. This is used in heavily forested and tropic environments.
  • Digital: Digitised semi-fractal camouflage pattern used by all AAF vehicles and aircraft. Suited to forested and grassy environments, but otherwise useless in arid and desert terrain.
  • Guerrilla 1: Two-tone green/olive green paint scheme using line and stroke patterns. Used only by the FIA.
  • Guerrilla 2: Unique woodland camouflage designed to mimic forest brush. Uses a mixture of photo-realistic imagery in the form of leaves, branches and tree trunks.

Trivia

  • The ArmA 3 Quadbike appears to be based on the real-life "Grizzly 450" ATV manufactured by the Yamaha Corporation.

Gallery

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See also