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RKSL Studios: Puma HC1
Data Type: Mod
Mod Type: Helicopter
File Size
160.100 MB
Jan 4, 2018 @ 5:37am
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RKSL Studios: Puma HC1

RKSL Studios presents the Official Port of our Puma HC1.

NOTE: I'm not entirely happy with this release but im getting pretty frustrated with custom animations. So much so i need a break from it, lest it get binned. So I'm releasing it as a BETA and taking a little break from the project to work on fixes for the Foxhound and some other things.

The Puma HC1 first entered service in 1971, and the RAF currently has a fleet of 34 aircraft available to the front-line Support Helicopter Force. The aircraft are operated by Nos 33 and 230 Squadrons, both based at RAF Benson. The combined Puma Force is separated into 5 operational flights and an operational conversion flight, which offers flexibility in its role with both desert warfare and arctic warfare specialist equipment available for fitting to the aircraft.

ArmA2 to ArmA3

This is an improved port of the original A2 release into the A3 game engine. The model itself is largely unchanged with some minor edits to add features and fix some old material bugs. This version also supports some of the newer A3 features such as texture customisation. This model was first made in 2008. And bar a few tweaks and fixes hasn't really changed too much. The UV mapping and poly count were designed for the ArmA1 game engine. ArmA3 is far more capable and flexible than anything we had back then. Which means that this particular model is not going to be developed any further.

I will continue to support the release until the new models for the HC2 and AS330 Series helos comes online.

You may:

DISTRIBUTION: You may distribute the original .PBO files within this download freely, so long as the PBO files are unmodified and the Readme and EULA files are included.

Under the following conditions:

ATTRIBUTION: You must give the original author credit. The content of this archive is the sole intellectual property of RKSL Studios and its Creators.

NO COMMERCIAL USE: This content is provided free of charge solely for entertainment purposes. You may not use this addon for commercial, military or teaching/training purposes.

NO DERIVATIVE WORKS: You shall in no way modify, repackage or reverse engineer any of the archive's content and PBO files included in this download without first receiving prior permission from RKSL Studios.

NO VBS USE: Use of this SOFTWARE may not be used in the VBS/JCOVE product lines or any other simulator without written authorization from the LICENSOR (RKSL Studios)

DO NOT UPLOAD TO STEAM WORKSHOP: You may not upload to Steam Workshop or any other service that reassigns rights over RKSL Studios Intellectual Property to 3rd Parties.


POLICY ON RE-UPLOADS FOR STEAM: Any uploads will be met with a DMCA takedown request[]


* RKSL Dynamic Rotor System
* Sling Load Camera
* Countermeasures
* Sling loading upto 3000kg
* Custom Advanced Flight model
* Unique Lighting system
* Multiple paint schemes.
>> Flat NATO Green
>> 90's Two Tone Green
>> 90's Two Tone Snow
>> 70/80's Three Tone Green and Grey (Northern Ireland Scheme)
>> Tiger Meet 2005
>> United Nations White
>> Desert Pink '90/91
>> Fictional Dark Tiger
>> Fictional Royal Navy Coastal Scheme


This build of the Puma uses a lighting system.

To turn on the dash and cabin lights just turn on the aircraft lights.

To turn off the external lights all you need do is retract the landing gear.

We strive to make all our addons as realistic as the game engine and our own capabilities allow.

This means that real world speeds and capabilities are simulated where possible. Compromises have and will be made where necessary but we will not downscale or completely cripple an aircraft, system or weapon to fit into the limited spaces some ArmA maps provide.

We genuinely believe that the manual operation of aircraft is a skill that should be interesting and fun. Not every aircraft flies the same nor do they have the same capabilities. If you can't learn and adapt to change then stick with the vanilla equipment.

The Puma has been designed from the ground up to use the Advanced Flight Model. A lot of effort has gone into developing it, give it a try. Its pretty forgiving and damage tolerant. Take the time to learn it and you won't be disappointed.


It has always been a basic tenant of RKSL Studios design philosophy not to negatively affect other community made content. We do not replace core values or modify anything that will affect the function or experience of others.

We are happy to discuss optional compatibility patches, but will not exclusively adapt our addons to anyone elses Mod standards.

All RKSL Content is tested against the currently available stable build of the Vanilla game and official expansions.


All known issues are recorded in the Foxhound Bug Tracker. If you find any problems please report them and help make these addons better.



This addons and model is 100% unique and doesnt not incorporate any 3rd party content:

Model: Rock
Textures: Rock
Config: Rock
>> Jamo of 4IB for helping understand the Rototlib/AFM setup.
>> The lads of DAR-V
>> Mathias aka ToxicLemon
>> Siddy for constant nagging.
Research & Information
>> British Army Website
>> Royal Air Force Website
>> Aerospatiale AS330E Flight Manual
>> Ministy of Defence Images
>> Ministry of Defence - Defence Equiment and Support - DeSider magazine
>> Gordon formerly of Westland Helicopters (RIP - 2014)
>> Stephen C ex RAF Master Aircrew
>> Oggy M - photo collection ex RAF Regiment
>> John ex 230 Squadron


Jan 4th 2018

QUICK NOTE: About Steam Workshop reuploads. We will remove any re-uploaded content. If you don't know there is a tool that crawls the Steam Workshop and matches files so even if you upload it for "Private/clan use" we will find it and we will issue a DMCA Take down request. Instead, Just create a Collection and save us all the trouble.
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Irving Mainway Nov 30, 2018 @ 9:54pm 
Really like this helo, any plans to add FFV similar to what was done in CUP?
RKSL-Rock  [author] Nov 6, 2018 @ 12:30am 
@LeoFallow - IAP is an African themed mod that adds a new island and factions. The plan is to bring it into A3 but so much depends on time. But I dont get much free time right now so its a wait and see kinda thing.
RKSL-Rock  [author] Nov 6, 2018 @ 12:27am 
@Jakes, Its possible. Hit me up on Discord @RKSL Rock#0947 and we can talk. But you may want to wait for the next release. Its a completley new UV set and some other versions that might suit you better.
Jakes Nov 3, 2018 @ 11:00am 
@RKSL-Rock - Is it possible to add your mod as a dependency for a reskin id like to do for South African Air Force. If so would it be possible to provide the texture files to do so (nohq.paa + smdi.paa + greencamo_co.paa)
bolsonoro umilde Oct 2, 2018 @ 1:49pm 
what is "IAP" Ilhas africanos project and you guys are going to port the models to arma 3?
Cochise Apr 6, 2018 @ 4:58am 
Love this mod! Having an issue with scripted loading of troops, they won't get in. Any ideas?
Urararararaka Mar 16, 2018 @ 5:22am 
@RKSL-Rock - Shame. Our squadron is the last Seaking squadron in the BAF and they go out of service Q4 this year. Would be a great oppurtunity for it but understandable if you're busy!
RKSL-Rock  [author] Mar 15, 2018 @ 2:15pm 
@End My Laifu - Sorry mate, no chance. A lot of people are asking but i just don't have the time for one.
Urararararaka Mar 15, 2018 @ 2:01pm 
Pretty long shot but, any chance you'd be bringing Seaking's into ARMA? I've been looking for so long and only found one for ARMA: Armed Assault.
Really good Puma model though!
Pesky Mar 9, 2018 @ 12:16am 
@RKSL-Rock Awesome! I can't wait to see them :) My friend is trying to set up a BAF Milsim group and once it's big enough it'd be handy to have the RAF on station for CAS :P