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The UAZ-469 is a light utility vehicle that has made appearances in ArmA: Cold War Assault, ArmA: Armed Assault, and ArmA 2.

ArmA: Cold War Assault

UAZ
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Faction - Soviet Union
- Nogovan Partisans
- FIA
Type Light Utility Vehicle
Seats 4 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 3× Passengers
Item capacity Max:
  • 10× Weapons
  • 50× Magazines
Top speed ~ 88 km/h
Fuel capacity 100 L
Primary armament None
Secondary armament None
Variants None
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The UAZ is a light utility vehicle that is primarily used by the Soviet military, and well as in limited numbers with the Nogovan Partisans/FIA guerrillas in ArmA: Cold War Assault.

Overview

  • Role:
    • Troop transport
« UAZ 469b is the Eastern equivalent of the US Jeep. This four-wheel drive vehicle is capable of 750km travel without refueling and can easily be fitted with light weaponry allowing additional functions as a fast attack vehicle.
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Design

The UAZ is a Soviet-made 4x4 light utility vehicle. A fairly robust off-road vehicle, it is designed with simplicity in mind which allows for easy maintenance and repair.

Features
It essentially functions as the Soviet counterpart to the American Jeep. The UAZ also uses an open-topped body with a rear soft canvas cover, and both vehicles are able to transport the exact same number of passengers as well.

Mobility
As an off-road vehicle, the UAZ handles fairly well when driving on non-paved surfaces. Handling-wise, it turns and accelerates better, and can maintain its speed more easily than the Jeep. However, its top speed is (just slightly) lower than that of the Jeep's.

Drawbacks
The UAZ's canvas cover and doors obviously provide no protection against small arms fire, which means that almost any kind of weapon can easily penetrate and injure its riders. It also lacks the capability to mount heavy weapons and has no variants fitted with armament like the Jeep.

Crew Capacity
The UAZ can only transport its driver and three more passengers.

Trivia

  • A hidden variant of the Soviet UAZ (classname: UAZCheat) can be placed via script in the mission editor. This particular variant is configured with a ridiculously high level of armour plating that makes it impervious to almost every weapon; though the glass windows can still be penetrated by large calibre munitions.

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ArmA 2

UAZ-469
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Faction - CDF
- Russian Armed Forces
- ChDKZ
- Takistani Army
- United Nations
- Civilians
Type Light Utility Vehicle
Seats All variants: 2 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 1× Side Passenger

Unarmed variants: 7 seats:

  • 5× Rear Passengers

Armed variants: 3 seats:

  • 1× Gunner
Item capacity Unarmed variant: Max:
  • 10× Weapons
  • 50× Magazines
  • 7× Backpacks

Armed variants: Max:

  • 10× Weapons
  • 50× Magazines
  • 3× Backpacks
Top speed ~ 70 km/h
Fuel capacity 100 L
Primary armament DShKM Loadout only:
  • 1× DShKM 12.7 mm

AT Loadout only:

  • 1× SPG-9 73 mm

AGS-30 Loadout only:

  • 1× AGS-30 30 mm
Secondary armament None
Variants Unarmed, DShKM, AT, AGS-30
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The UAZ-469 is a light utility vehicle that is operated by several OPFOR, BLUFOR, and Independent factions, as well as with Takistani civilians in ArmA 2.

Overview

  • Roles:
    • Utility vehicle
    • Troop transport
    • Armed scout
    • Civilian transportation
« The UAZ-469 is a very reliable and affordable offroad vehicle, widely used in Soviet and post-Soviet countries. The weapons platform version can be fitted with a variety of heavy weapons including a 12.7mm DShKM heavy machine gun, an AGS-30 grenade launcher or an anti-tank recoilless rifle on a 360 degree cage mount.
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Design

Little has changed from its Soviet-era predecessor, with the UAZ-469 remaining as a simple-to-use light utility vehicle. The main difference with the ArmA 2 UAZ is that it is capable of being armed.

Features
Aside from the baseline unarmed variant, it is available in three more variants that have heavy weapons mounted onto the turret ring in the centre of the vehicle's roll cage; one with a 12.7 mm heavy machine gun, another with a recoilless rifle, and a third with a 30 mm automatic grenade launcher.

Like its Cold War Assault counterpart, the UAZ-469 serves as the Eastern counterpart to the American-made HMMWV predominately used by Western countries, as both vehicles largely fulfil the same roles as troop transport and armed scout vehicles.

Mobility
Compared to its American counterpart, the UAZ-469 has fairly decent acceleration and can gain speed rapidly on paved and off-road terrain alike.

However, because of its light weight and small size, the UAZ-469 is extremely prone to flipping over. Should it come into even the slightest contact with large obstacles while driving at even a moderate speed or over uneven terrain, there is a very high likelihood of the entire vehicle being flipped upside down on landing.

Drawbacks
The UAZ-469 is notoriously loud to operate once the engine is turned on. It is particularly easy to hear a UAZ approaching from a kilometre away, and the distinctively engine noise makes it a poor choice of transportation if maintaining stealth is important.

The other downside is that unlike its American counterpart, the UAZ-469's armed variants have to sacrifice essentially all of their passenger seating (aside from the front-right seat) to make way for the heavy weapons.

For the armed variants, all riders are left exposed to enemy fire since the canvas cover is removed (though it should be noted that the cover doesn't provide ballistic protection to begin with).

Last but not least, it lacks modularity and only features the standard troop carrier model and optionally-armed variations. Combined with the reduced seating capacity of the armed variants, this makes the UAZ-469 a poor choice of transport in comparison to the HMMWV in virtually every aspect.

Crew Capacity
All variants are able to transport up to two at a time; the driver and a side passenger who sits in the front-right seat. The unarmed variant can seat up to five more passengers in the rear section. The armed variants have a second crewman in the form of the gunner in the back, but are otherwise unable to transport any passengers.

Variants

  • UAZ-469: Baseline unarmed troop transport variant. Can transport up to six passengers (one side passenger and five in the rear section).
  • UAZ-469 (DShKM): Armed variant. Has a 12.7 mm HMG that is pre-loaded with one 50-round belt box and has another five boxes spare (for a total of 300 rounds). It can only transport the side passenger and the gunner.
  • UAZ-469 (AT): Anti-vehicle armed variant. The roll cage has been removed to make way for the 73 mm recoilless rifle, which can load either 8 rounds fitted with PG-9N high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) or OG-9V high-explosive fragmentation (HE-Frag) warheads; for a combined total of 16 rounds. Transports the same number of passengers as the DShKM variant.
  • UAZ-469 (AGS-30): Identical to the DShKM variant, but is armed with a 30 mm automatic grenade launcher instead. The AGL is pre-loaded with one 29-round high-explosive (HE) grenade drum, and has a further five drums spare for a total of 174 grenades. Also transports the same number of passengers as the DShKM variant.

Camouflage

  • Woodland: Olive green paint scheme with dark brown camouflage blobs. Only used on CDF UAZ-469s.
  • Insurgent: Olive green paint scheme with spraypainted stroke patterns. Used by Chedaki-operated UAZ-469s.
  • Tan: Bright tan paint scheme. Used on Takistani civilian UAZ-469s.
  • Desert: Standard two-tone desert tan/olive green camouflage scheme. Used on UAZ-469s operated by the Takistani Army.
  • Nakidka: Olive green paint scheme with dark green/pale tan camouflage blobs. Exclusively used on Russian UAZ-469s.
  • UN: Flat white paint scheme with large 'UN' initials on the engine's hood. Exclusively used by the Chernarussian contingent of United Nations peacekeepers.

Trivia

  • Alongside the T-72, the UAZ-469 is one of the most ubiquitous vehicles in ArmA 2.
  • Just like the T-72, rusted wrecks of the UAZ-469 are also made placeable in the editor for ArmA 3. However, none of the factions actually make use of the UAZ-469 as a functional version of the vehicle does not make an appearance in ArmA 3.

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See also

Vehicles of comparable role and configuration