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Zamak MLR
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Faction AAF
Type Self-Propelled Rocket Artillery
Seats 3 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 1× Gunner
  • 1× Passenger
Item capacity Max: 3000 kg
  • 64× Weapons
  • 256× Magazines
  • 64× Backpacks
Top speed ~ 74 km/h
Fuel capacity 70 L
Primary armament Main:
  • 1× 230 mm Rocket Pod
Secondary armament None
Variants Zamak
Games
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The Zamak MLR is a wheeled, self-propelled, multiple rocket launcher used by the AAF in ArmA 3. It was added with the release of the Tanks DLC.

Overview

  • Role:
    • Indirect fire support
« The Zamak heavy truck is a 6x6 vehicle used for transport, repair, and utility roles. In addition, it can also carry a multiple rocket launcher. Fitted with a powerful V8 engine, these trucks are reliable even in harsh conditions.
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Design

The Zamak MLR is a simply a modified variant of the baseline Zamak truck that has had its rear flatbed configured to house a rocket pod and a (non-functional) winch crane.

Armament
It is armed with a 230 mm rocket pod which is always pre-loaded with 12 long-range artillery rockets, and are fitted with high-explosive (HE) warheads.

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An AAF Zamak MLR, post-fire mission. Note the camera pod fitted behind the cab's right-side.

Features
Though the Zamak MLR is slightly slower than its parent vehicle due to the added weight of its weapon systems, it mostly retains the same handling attributes and overall layout.

For example, the cab is practically identical save for the the gunner's seat, which has had a terminal fitted to the dashboard in front of it. This terminal is connected to a camera pod that's mounted to a mast on the right side of the cab, which is what allows the gunner to "aim" the rocket pod.

Mobility
Unlike NATO's M5 Sandstorm, the Zamak MLR has the advantage of being a wheeled vehicle which gives it better mobility on flat terrain and paved roads, not to mention having a faster acceleration speed and turn rate.

Drawbacks
Its main downside is its lack of armour plating and exposed crew cabin (unlike the Sandstorm), both of which leave its crew members vulnerable to being injured or outright killed by small arms fire since the glass and the cab itself is not bullet-resistant.

Crew Capacity
The Zamak MLR can transport a crew of three; the driver, gunner, and a passenger who sits directly in-between the driver and the gunner.

Camouflage

  • Digital Green: Standard semi-fractal, digitised camouflage pattern used by all AAF vehicles and aircraft. Suited to forested and grassy environments, but otherwise useless in arid and desert terrain.
  • Hex: Arid Hexacam camouflage pattern. Useful for forested, grass plains, and desert environments.

Capabilities

It can fire all twelve of its rockets in under 10 seconds, giving it one of the fastest firing rates of any artillery piece in ArmA 3 alongside the NATO Sandstorm.

The Zamak MLR has eleven usable range modes available for firing:

  • 997 to 1,342 metres (ETA 21-17 seconds)
  • 1,281 to 1,724 metres (ETA 24-19 seconds)
  • 1,676 to 2,256 metres (ETA 27-22 seconds)
  • 2,190 to 2,946 metres (ETA 31-25 seconds)
  • 2,846 to 3,829 metres (ETA 36-38 seconds)
  • 3,729 to 5,018 metres (ETA 41-35 seconds)
  • 4,927 to 6,630 metres (ETA 47-38 seconds)
  • 6,366 to 8,566 metres (ETA 53-44 seconds)
  • 8,242 to 11,091 metres (ETA 61-51 seconds)
  • 10,599 to 14,263 metres (ETA 69-59 seconds)
  • 13,415 to 18,052 metres (ETA 78-65 seconds)

It also has two more selectable (but barely targetable) range modes:

  • 17,169 to 23,104 metres (ETA 88-73 seconds)
  • 22,356 to 30,083 metres (ETA 101-82 seconds)

Selectable but completely untargetable range modes:

  • 29,981 to 40,344 metres (ETA N/A)
  • 38,816 to 52,232 metres (ETA N/A)
  • 50,458 to 67,898 metres (ETA N/A)

The last three range modes cannot actually be used because the artillery computer's map is not large enough to allow the user to target a position from within the minimum/maximum range arcs. Therefore, the Zamak MLR's rocket pod has a real effective range of between just 1,000 and up to 18,000 metres.

Trivia

  • The Zamak MLR's rocket artillery configuration is seemingly based on the "9A52-4 Tornado", an MRL vehicle used by the Russian military in real-life.
    • More specifically, it is similar to the "9A53-G" variant which uses a 6x6 chassis as opposed to the 8x8 of the standard 9A52-4.
  • Unused strings leftover from the campaign's third episode indicate that the Zamak MLR was originally known as the Zamak LRS instead.
  • Like the CSAT 9M135 Vorona and NATO MAAWS Mk4 anti-tank launchers, the Zamak MLR is a part of the free platform update included with the Tanks DLC. It can be freely used regardless of whether players own the DLC or not.

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See also

Variants

Vehicles of comparable role and configuration