Welcome to the second of what will be a number of Project Reality: ArmA 2 Highlight Reels over the next week or so. Here is a few of the things that we would like to show off today.
- British Army - SRV - Jackal 2
[R-DEV]Stigger has been plugging away on this vehicle over the last few weeks, and you can see it coming together very nicely already. Jackal 2 is a high mobility weapons platform, with a unique air-bag suspension system allowing rapid movement across varying terrain. It is designed to protect personnel against roadside explosions and mine attacks. It's used for reconnaissance, rapid assault, fire support and force protection. Jackal 2 has the capacity to support itself and its crew of three over a projected distance of 800km.
Jackal 2 is armed with a General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) as crew protection, and can carry either a Heavy Machine Gun (HMG) or Grenade Machine Gun (GMG) as the main weapon system in the fire support role. This will be a main british vehicle you will see driving around within PR:ArmA2, and a formidable vehicle that the Taliban faction will have to deal with.
- Panther CLV - TES Variant (Theatre Entry Standard)
Another vehicle that is close to completion, and one which will compliment the British Faction in either woodland or Desert colours, is the Panther CLV.
Panther is air transportable and can be underslung beneath a Chinook helicopter. Panther is armed with a 7.62mm L7 general purpose machine gun equipped Remote Weapon Station. It can can be upgraded to a 12.7 mm weapon if required, and an appropriate day/night sighting system.
Panther will also be used as the Commander's vehicle for Engineer Troops, Anti-Tank, Mortar and supporting fire platoons.
- Project Reality Mines and IED Package
The IED and mine package is going through alpha testing as we speak, and the work is starting to show huge promise. We have incorporated the Project Reality: BF2 IED's, and can confirm IED's will play a huge part in our Insurgency Mode. This work will prove a key element in asymmetrical warfare for PR:ArmA2.
Which brings us to the end of Part 2 of our week-long PR:ArmA2 Highlights Reel special, but please stay tuned for part 3 in a few days, where we will preview even more goodies available on release.