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Reverse speed for amphibious vehicles is greater than forward speed in water.
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The amphibious vehicles in Arma 3 seem to travel faster when moving in reverse if you're in the water.
This seems a bit unlogical considering the propellers are in the rear.

So you can travel 10km/h when going forward and 12km/h when going in reverse. Is this intentional or a mistake?


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Steps To Reproduce
  1. Play ArmA 3.
  2. Acquire any of the following vehicles: AMV-7 Marshall, MSE-3 Marid or AFV-4 Gorgon.
  3. Drive forward in the water and observe the max speed.
  4. Reverse in the water and observe the max speed.

Event Timeline

Shields edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Oct 5 2014, 12:30 AM
Shields edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
Shields set Category to Engine.
Shields set Reproducibility to Always.
Shields set Severity to None.
Shields set Resolution to Fixed.
Shields set Legacy ID to 552278420.May 7 2016, 7:33 PM
Shields added a subscriber: Shields.

Still exists in 1.40

Starting to think this is intentional and not a flaw, can a moderator confirm?

Still unclear to me if this is a bug or intentional.

This has been tweaked recently. Could you please check it in dev branch? Thanks

More info in this matter here:

I checked out the new speeds in dev branch, seems more logical.
This can be closed. :)

Thanks! Marking as fixed.

Waste of time this tbh. Reverse gears have higher gear ratios therefor could easily result in faster final drive ratios.