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Tempest
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Faction CSAT
Type Heavy Tactical Truck
Seats All variants: 2 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 1× Cab Passenger

Transport variants: 14 seats:

  • 12× Passengers

Medical variant: 13 seats:

  • 11× Passengers
Item capacity Max: 3000 kg
  • 64× Weapons
  • 256× Magazines
  • 64× Backpacks
Top speed 93 km/h
Fuel capacity 250 L
Primary armament None
Secondary armament None
Variants Ammo, Fuel, Medical, Repair, Transport, Transport (Covered), Device
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The Tempest is the primary logistics transport vehicle used by both Mediterranean and Pacific CSAT forces.

Overview Edit

  • Roles:
    • Troop transport
    • Ground vehicle repair
    • Refuelling
    • Vehicle munitions rearmament
    • Medical support
« The Tempest is a 6x6 mine resistant standard transport truck for the CSAT army. Its primary role is to carry troops and cargo under armor. The modular design of the truck allows several transport versions: cargo, refuel, medical, repair and ammo resupply.
Field Manual
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Design Edit

Introduced to supplement the Zamak family of trucks, the Tempest is a highly flexible, multi-purpose modular vehicle that sports different capabilities depending on the variant such as transporting troops, and repairing or refuelling vehicles.

There are a total of six more variants of the Tempest (aside from the baseline troop transport variant). These include fuel tanker and medical transport variants, and a unique flatbed version that houses a non-functional model of the "Eastwind" device.

Unlike its soft-skinned counterpart, the layout of the cab and chassis are positioned so that the cab crew are at least protected from a limited amount of small arms fire and land mines/small-sized Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Consequently, this does raise the profile of the Tempest somewhat, though the risk of rollovers while turning at high speeds is still minimal due to its heavy weight.

Mobility-wise however, the Tempest is somewhat inferior to its NATO counterpart due in large part to this increased weight. Its acceleration is also somewhat slow both while on and off-road, though it does have a higher top speed as opposed to the HEMTT.

It should also be noted that like the HEMTT and Zamak families of trucks, the Tempest is also completely unarmed and requires an escort should it be forced to go near the front line.

Additional passenger seating varies depending on the variant, but all of them will support a crew of at least two that includes both the driver and a single passenger in the driver's cab.

Variants Edit

  • Tempest Transport: Baseline variant. It has an extended, open-top cargo body fitted behind the cab that can transport up to twelve passengers. The rear two positions are FFV-enabled.
  • Tempest Transport (Covered): Troop transport. It is identical feature-wise to the baseline variant. The sole difference is that the cargo body section is covered with a tarpaulin that can hide troops from view (note that the tarpaulin does not provide ballistic protection).
  • Tempest Repair: Has an extended cargo body compartment with spare parts, tools, and components that can repair nearby land vehicles and grounded aircraft. Has only two seats in the cab and cannot transport any other passengers.
  • Tempest Ammo: Has an extended, open-top cargo body fitted behind the cab that carries ammunition crates. It can re-arm nearby land vehicles and grounded aircraft. Contains the same amount of seats as the Repair variant.
  • Tempest Fuel: Has a large fuel tanker fitted to the rear of the cab. It can refuel nearby land vehicles and grounded aircraft. Contains the same amount of seats as the Repair variant.
  • Tempest Medical: Medical support/transport variant. Its benches and litters have enough space for up to eleven wounded soldiers (not including the cab driver/passenger). Unlike the regular transport variants, the two rear passenger seats do not have FFV-capability.
  • Tempest (Device): Unique variant that cannot transport any troops aside from the one passenger in the cab. Has an inactive "Eastwind" device fitted to the rear cargo body section.

Camouflage Edit

All seven variants have access to the same camouflage options:

  • Hex: Following a light tan/dark tan/dark green cell pattern camouflage, this is used in forested, grass plains, and desert environments.
  • Green Hex: Following a dark tan/light green/dark green cell pattern camouflage, this is used in heavily forested and tropic environments.

Trivia Edit

  • The Tempest is based on the real-world "Typhoon" MRAP designed by KamAZ.
  • Ironically enough, the repair variant uses the actual armoured passenger compartment that can be seen on real Typhoons while the in-game transport variants are completely unarmoured.
  • Unused strings leftover in the game files indicate that an MLRS version of the Tempest was planned to have been added with the release of the campaign's Win episode. It was intended to be used by CSAT exclusively and was called the Tempest LRS (String name: str_a3_cfgvehicles_o_truck_03_mlrs_f0).
  • The Tempest was not originally available in ArmA 3 at launch. It would not be added until the release of the campaign's Win episode as part of Game Update 1.14.

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See also Edit

Vehicles of comparable role and configuration Edit

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