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Inability to lie down with RPG/Missile launcher
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When using a rocket propelled grenade launcher or a missile launcher you can only access the stances crouch and standing up.
One should be able to be prone with a Launcher of any kind.
Laying down and choosing the rpg will put you in a crouching or standing up fashion and most likely get you killed.


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Steps To Reproduce
  1. Get RPG
  2. Lay down
  3. Acces RPG
  4. Result

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Bohemia edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Dec 10 2014, 1:12 PM
Bohemia edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
Bohemia set Category to Movement.
Bohemia set Reproducibility to Always.
Bohemia set Severity to None.
Bohemia set Resolution to Open.
Bohemia set Legacy ID to 1879187575.May 7 2016, 7:58 PM

I believe, if I recall correctly, that firing a rocket launcher from a prone position is a pretty bad idea. The backblast could hurt you.

Bohemia added a subscriber: Bohemia.May 7 2016, 7:58 PM

Negative, It depends how you lie down.
When you fire a rocketlauncher you lay with the legs to the side.

If you can see how they lay in this clip(It might be a tad bit difficult)

Also observe the stance in this clip

I stand corrected. I remember seeing this (not the videos, but the idea) a good while ago, and now that I think of it, it would be nice to have.

Idea for how it could work:
You can go prone with a launcher just like with a rifle, but you have to enter the prone-lying-on-the-side stance (stance adjust + a/d) to enable firing.

Or you could simply hold the launcher at an angle when you go prone, that would probably work too.

Migeman added a subscriber: Migeman.May 7 2016, 7:58 PM

Ace mod has this implemented in ARMA 2 but I haven't seen it in any mods in ARMA 3 yet. I think it is the time for Bohemia to add this feature in ARMA 3 as it is a common practice to fire RPGs and missiles from the prone position IRL as it makes you a smaller target and offers you a more stable firing position. Also it is annoying and dangerous when you pull out your RPG or missile launcher from the prone position and you suddenly go into the crouch position.

Best FIX option will be implement all animations with from rifle to launchers, changing only hands position. It will allow using Launcher same as rifle.

Shields added a subscriber: Shields.May 7 2016, 7:58 PM

I specialize in AT in the finnish defence forces and prone is the best and most stable position for firing a rocket. To prevent getting hurt from the backblast, you simply put your legs to about 45 degree angle to the side.

I really don't understand why this isn't already in the game, anyone with a little amount of knowledge of At would know this. Another stance we're missing is sitting. Javelins for example can be fired from that position.

Yes, yes, yes! This is it. Is this enough Bohemia? Also crouch position should have regulation as with the rifle. It would help with such stupid situation, when you are crouched and cannot shoot beacuse of cover, or you need to stand up and fully show your position and discover for enemy fire.

Zerokx added a subscriber: Zerokx.May 7 2016, 7:58 PM
Zerokx added a comment.Dec 2 2015, 8:06 PM

Yeah it should at least be possible to lay down with a launcher.
If you need to quickly lay down and you first put away your launcher and then take out your main gun and you sit there stuck in the animations you are dead anyway.
I don't see why it should not be possible.

So, how is the progress? I know Bohemia have studio for animation recordings, theyw as recording much for apex, but still nothing for launchers?