Arma 3
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The Mighty GAU-8 Avenger
Data Type: Mod
Mod Type: Plane, Sound, Weapon
File Size
2.171 MB
Oct 20, 2016 @ 1:01pm
Oct 12, 2017 @ 6:14am
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The Mighty GAU-8 Avenger

Since the release of the NATO close air support plane, we were missing the power of the real A-10, the role model of the A-164. With bringing the A-164 into the game, Bohemia introduced a gun which was neither able to destroy a simple APC nor really effective against infantry. So we, passionate pilots, decided to see what we can do, and this mod is the result.

What does it do?
The core focus of the mod is to increase the damage to achieve a more realistic result. We also completely overhauled all sounds and particle effects, just take a look in our announcement trailer.

The mod has no dependencies with other mods.

The mod is compatible with multiple other A-10 mods. Among them are:
* Peral
* EricJ
* Fullerpj
* Firewill

To get our support for modded vehicles working you need to copy the desired files from '/additional addon support' to '/addons'.
ArmA will only load files from the '/addons' folder. If you add our support files but don't have the mod you will get error messages.

Alternatively follow the links and just subscribe to the additional mod.

Optional Modules
* Less FX, more performance (decreases the amount of particle effects and their lifetime which increases the performance)

The files from our '/optional' directory are optional modules that you can use if you wish.
Just copy the modules you would like to use to '/addons' as ArmA will only load files from the '/addons' folder.

Alternatively follow the links and just subscribe to the additional mod.

Check if you got the newest version (refer to versions.txt)
* A vehicle, other than supported, has no ammunition (empty magazine)?
** The vehicle probably adds our weapon (or the default A-164 weapon) but not the magazine. In either case contact us here, at the Bistudio Forum or at GitHub so we can add support for this mod.
* A vehicle, that is supported from us, does not work with our mod?
** Check if you 'installed' our support correctly (refer to section 'Supported Vehicles'). Still not working? Contact us here, at the Bistudio Forum or at GitHub so we can fix the issue also for others.

The source of this mod is available at GitHub, it is published under the GNU General Public License v3.0.

Bistudio Forum:
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Zabuza  [author] Apr 21 @ 3:27am 
Not from me, but feel free to do it yourself or ask somebody. The mod is open-source at GitHub.
FatherSarge Apr 19 @ 5:49pm 
@Zabuza, been using this mod for years. Love it. Any chance you can also do a Mighty M134 mod? Those things are useless as is...
90° angle Mar 21 @ 11:05pm 
I can't use my bombs any help? I have tried the camera and the laser (and yes switching weapons) but they don't even show up
Zabuza  [author] Mar 18 @ 4:23am 
@Tyl3r99 Yes.
Tyl3r99 Mar 17 @ 8:50am 
correct me if im wrong.

If we run ACE + RHS i would need BOTH compat addons?
memelord Feb 17 @ 10:03am 
Dude the sound should be alot darker and sound more scarier
G@s Dec 9, 2018 @ 4:59am 
I'm getting some problems with this mod, as great as it is, this turns me away from using the mod. The problems I'm getting is there is no HUD in the cockpit itself, the screen stays blank, and second issue is I can't access the camera. I'd love to use this mod so if a fix is available please let me know. Thanks
Zabuza  [author] Aug 24, 2018 @ 12:22pm 
Unfortunately, no. At least, not by me. However, the mod is open source. Any interested modder may use it as base for such a mod.
upsetraygun2 Aug 24, 2018 @ 5:50am 
Any chance of making a "Mighty M61 Vulcan"

??? :3

It literally just has to be this with the damage changed xD
Zabuza  [author] Aug 20, 2018 @ 8:46am 
Just open the file and replace the sound files.