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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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Scaryspikes Mar 13 @ 12:43pm 
I keep getting "lesh_tow requires av8b" error, wtf I don't even have this mod, what is going on?
Sabre Feb 24 @ 5:05am 
Guys read Leshracks comment below. Also, Leshrack - many thanks for this mod!
Joric Jan 8 @ 6:25am 
add sog support plz
erau_Hatsune Dec 15, 2021 @ 11:30am 
Could you make Interactive black hawk towable too?
MirroRMonsteR Jun 30, 2021 @ 12:38am 
@stefanzo: just use the f-4 from the unsung mod. that CAN be towed, and is of equal or greater quality than prarie fire
Stefanzo May 27, 2021 @ 4:19pm 
@Leshrack are you working on updating this to work with the f-4s on the SOG prarie fire DLC, my clan is looking to do a carrier op and would love to use the new f-4s
OneDurpyKid Mar 8, 2021 @ 9:26am 
Where can I find it in the menu?
bossgothegamer Feb 28, 2021 @ 9:23pm 
can you have it where other cars can tow the aircraft?
胸はかちかちだ Jan 16, 2021 @ 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.