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Zamak
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Faction - CSAT
- AAF
- Civilians
- IDAP
Type Utility Truck
Seats All variants: 3 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 2× Cab Passengers

Transport variants: 17 seats:

  • 14× Passengers

Medical variant: 16 seats:

  • 13× Passengers
Item capacity Max: 3000 kg
  • 64× Weapons
  • 256× Magazines
  • 64× Backpacks
Top speed 82 km/h
Fuel capacity 70 L
Primary armament None
Secondary armament None
Variants Ammo, Fuel, Medical, Repair, Transport, Transport (Covered), Water, MLR
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The Zamak is a logistics transport vehicle used by both CSAT and AAF forces, Altian/Tanoan civilians, and IDAP aid workers in ArmA 3.

Overview Edit

  • Roles:
    • Troop transport
    • Ground vehicle repair
    • Refuelling
    • Vehicle munitions rearmament
    • Medical support
    • Mobile water station
« The Zamak heavy truck is a 6x6 vehicle used for transport, repair and utility. Fitted with a powerful V8 engine, these trucks are reliable even in harsh conditions.
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Design Edit

The Zamak is a medium-sized 6x6, general utility truck that can transport and heal troops, or repair and refuel military vehicles although it can also be used for civil purposes as well.

Features
There are a total of six more variants of the Zamak (not including the baseline troop transport variant). These are a fuel tanker, medical transport, vehicle repair, munitions carrier, and a tanker carrying a water cistern. With the exception of the munitions carrier, civilian versions of each military variant also exist.

Last but not least, there is also a dedicated self-propelled artillery variant that uses the Zamak's chassis as a base, and has a rocket launcher pod mounted onto the rear flatbed.

Relatively compact in size compared to its NATO and larger counterparts, it has the smallest profile of the three logistical trucks currently available.

Mobility
While not as fast as the Tempest, the Zamak has better handling and acceleration while driving on paved roads, and requires little space to perform tight turns on corners.

Drawbacks
Just like the HEMTT and Tempest families of trucks, the Zamak is completely unarmed and cannot defend itself from enemy fire. Coupled with being the least armoured of the three truck designs (even the cab provides essentially no protection against small arms fire), it is vital that Zamaks be given cover by friendly forces or at least be escorted by a convoy when going near the front line.

Crew Capacity
Passenger capacity depends on the variant, but all of them will support a crew of at least three that includes both the driver and two passengers in the front cab.

Variants Edit

NOTE: The Zamak MLR variant is not listed here. For specific details on the MLR variant, see here.

  • Zamak Transport: Baseline variant. It has an extended, open-top flatbed fitted behind the cab that can transport up to fourteen passengers. The rear two positions are FFV-enabled. There is also a civilian counterpart to this variant that has the exact same functionality but uses a different paint job.
  • Zamak Transport (Covered): Troop transport. Identical feature-wise to the baseline variant; the sole difference is that the flatbed section is covered with a tarpaulin that can hide troops from view (note that the tarpaulin does not provide ballistic protection). Also has a civilian/IDAP counterpart to this variant that has the exact same functionality but uses a different paint job.
  • Zamak Repair: Uses a sealed cargo compartment that has spare parts, tools, and components for use in repairing nearby land vehicles and grounded aircraft. Has only three seats in the cab and cannot transport any other passengers. There is also a civilian counterpart to this variant that has the exact same functionality but uses a different paint job.
  • Zamak Ammo: Has a sealed cargo compartment fitted behind the cab that carries ammunition. It can re-arm nearby land vehicles and grounded aircraft. Contains the same amount of seats as the Repair variant and is visually identical as well.
  • Zamak Fuel: Has a large fuel cistern 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. Also has a civilian counterpart to this variant that has the exact same functionality but uses a different paint job.
  • Zamak Medical: Medical support/transport variant. Its benches and litters have enough space for up to thirteen wounded soldiers (not including the cab driver/passengers). Unlike the regular transport variants, the two rear passenger seats do not have FFV-capability.
  • Zamak Water: Has a large water cistern fitted to the rear of the cab. Purely designed for humanitarian purposes, it has no other unique features other than having a custom IDAP paint scheme.

Camouflage Edit

All six variants have access to the same camouflage and paint scheme options:

  • Hex: Following a light tan/dark tan/dark green cell pattern camouflage, this is used in forested, grass plains, and desert environments.
  • Digital Green: 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.
  • Orange & Blue: Pattern-less two-tone paint scheme with the cab painted in red orange and the rear cargo bed blue. Used on civilian variants.
  • Orange & Olive: Pattern-less two-tone paint scheme with the cab painted in red orange and the rear cargo bed olive green. Used on civilian variants.
  • Blue: Pattern-less blue paint scheme. Used on civilian variants.
  • Blue & Olive: Pattern-less two-tone paint scheme with the cab painted in blue and the rear cargo bed olive green. Used on civilian variants.
  • IDAP: Flat white paint scheme with additional livery in the form of IDAP logos and signage. Used exclusively by IDAP aid workers.

Trivia Edit

  • Zamak is simply Kamaz spelt backwards, which is the name of the company that designs the real-life "KamAZ-4310" family of trucks that the Zamak is based on.
    • The Zamak uses a (slightly updated) port of the "Kamaz" truck model which was used by the Russian Armed Forces in ArmA 2.
  • Unused strings leftover in the game files following the release of the campaign's third episode (String name: str_a3_cfgvehicles_i_truck_02_mlrs_f0) indicate that an MLRS version of the Zamak called the Zamak LRS was planned to have been added initially.
    • The actual rocket artillery-equipped Zamak would ultimately not be added until the release of the Tanks DLC.

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