Arma 3
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Lesh's Towing Mod
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Jun 16, 2018 @ 1:48am
Apr 20, 2019 @ 5:02am
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Lesh's Towing Mod


Lesh's Tow mod allows for towing of vehicles by other vehicles.

The goal is to provide a framework for towing so that various mod makers can allow their users to use their vehicles with towing without having to bundle your own towing solution with the mod. Much like what ASDG Joint Rails does for weapons and attachments.

I have been hacking away at many different methods to achieve smooth and believable towing. And after a year of working on the project on and off I have finally reached a solution that satisfies me.

The functions are written completely from scratch. However i'd like to aknowledge Rundll's excellent work on the original goto towing script for providing me with insight to the problem and a place to start from.

How does it work

Very simply you grab a vehicle that is capable of towing and drive it in front of a vehicle that is capable of being towed. By pressing Shift+B the towing commences and your good to go. To stop the towing just hit Shift+B again.

If you are not quite in position to tow but close 2 spheres will appear for guidance for several seconds. When the spheres are lined up pressing Shift+B should initiate towing.

The mod doesn't require any setup in the mission. Just running the mod is enough to enable towing in scenarios.

Vanilla vehicles that are can tow:
UGV Stomper
UGV Saif

Vanilla vehicels that can be towed:
- MQ-4A Greyhawk
- UCAV Sentinel
- MQ-12 Falcon
- AH-99 Blackfoot
- CH-67 Huron
- UH-80 Ghost Hawk
- A-164 Wipeout
- F/A-181 Black Wasp II
- V-44 X Blackfish

- K40 Ababil-3
- KH-3a Fenghuang
- Mi-290 Taru
- Mi-48 Kajman
- PO-30 Orca
- To-199 Neophron
- To-201 Shikra
- Y-32 Xi'an

- K40 Ababil-3
- CH-49 Mohawk
- A-143 Buzzard
- A-149 Gryphon

Civilan & IDAP:
- Caesar BTT
- EH302

Mods that partially or fully support towing with their air assets:
F/A-18 (TeTeT)
SU-35 (TeTeT)
Most of firewill's airplanes

More information about using and special cases in the readme accompanying the mod files.

Popular Discussions View All (1)
Jul 17, 2018 @ 6:24am
Possible bug found
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OneDurpyKid Mar 8 @ 9:26am 
Where can I find it in the menu?
bossgothegamer Feb 28 @ 9:23pm 
can you have it where other cars can tow the aircraft?
Aansel Jan 16 @ 9:17am 
Can you do some plug-ins compatible with other mods?such as h60 E-2C @Leshrack
Leshrack  [author] Nov 13, 2020 @ 9:27am 
@mrmooseknuckle: Most likely they haven't been configured for towing. It is up to the author of the mods which add the vehicles to include the configs. Especially now that I have more or less moved on from arma myself. There is an option to manually set them in the mission editor described in the readme file if i don't misremember.
mrmooseknuckle Nov 13, 2020 @ 7:49am 
Hi there, I just downloaded the mod and giving it a try now for the Nimitz. But both the A/S32A and B-600 tractors give me an error/message that says vehicle can't tow. Is this an error or am I maybe just missing a step?
Thanks for the mod BTW!
LuchoEB Nov 10, 2020 @ 1:07pm 
Leshrack  [author] Nov 10, 2020 @ 10:07am 
@Red-Thirten in it's current form it needs to run on clients as well as the actual towing related functions need to run where the vehicles are local which is rarely the server in a multiplayer environment.
Red-Thirten Nov 9, 2020 @ 5:15pm 
Can this mod be run server-side only? Or does it also have to run on the client as well?
Leshrack  [author] Nov 9, 2020 @ 11:25am 
@LuchoEB It is a code only mod so not much to retexture :) but as long as attribution is kept intact you can use it mostly as you wish. Check out for the license details
LuchoEB Nov 8, 2020 @ 11:41am 
hello with all respect and admiration. I may be able to use your mod and include it in my internal use mod in my clan. and retexturize respecting its authorship.