Feature #10014

Runway for USS Kje Sanh (Donation & Feature request)

Added by arye_r about 7 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

Status:Closed Start date:04/08/2010
Priority:Normal Due date:
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kju, this one's dedicated to you buddy! ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DCcjYEhBXk (quality is extremely shitty)

Attached is an addon with a reworked CfgPatches config (the one you made for massi64's "Chernarus ILS Correction") + a sample mission.

Thing is, the carrier is too short for an aircraft to stop so i put a trigger on the runway that activated a stopping script (the whole trigger-script idea seemed very unprofessional and dumb but that's the best i could do and it kinda worked, more or less)


I thought, maybe there's some other way to embed the stopping thing into the runway or something like that.

And maybe next step, when we'll have operational carriers (ones that can SAIL), maybe there's a way to make the whole CfgPatches thing updatable in real-time?

Well... I dunno... "I have a dream" kinda thing...;)

Anyway, credits go to Marksman for the tutorial, massi64 for making kju sweat and kju for the sweating ;)


_USSKheSahnILS.7z (1.9 kB) arye_r, 04/08/2010 08:01


Updated by kju about 7 years ago

uhm .. how does this relate to me?

Updated by Crusader about 7 years ago

I think he is crediting you ;)

GJ mate! A big step towards finally getting working carriers in ARMA2.

Updated by arye_r about 7 years ago



Take the credit, dude, it's free and it makes people happy!

Updated by KingHomer about 7 years ago

  • Target version set to Planned (Needs Contributors)

Updated by Cleric2145 about 7 years ago

Where's this carrier at? If you mean the LHD, stop calling it a carrier and putting false features on it. LHDs are NOT equipped to launch normal jets. The LHD was made to only luanch the Harrier and thus has no steam catapult nor arresting hooks.

Updated by arye_r about 7 years ago


An LHD (or LHA) is an aircraft carrier, that's why I call it a carrier.

Indeed, the USS Khe Sanh in ArmA2 (USS Peleliu in RL?) is not designed to steam-catapult aircraft.
The Harrier is a V/STOL (Vertical/Short Take-Off & Landing) aircraft, however, it is incapable of taking off vertically with a full weapons and fuel load, and hence is operated as STOVL (Short Take-Off Vertical Landing) wherever possible.

1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeX6dR4tUIo&feature=related
2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bsd42TPO4w&feature=related

That's the reason I've added the runway & taxiway to the Khe Sanh.
Moreover, AI Harriers in game have no VL capability that I'm aware of, therefore the only way to have them landing on the runway without going nose down into the ocean is the stopping script,

You can use your vertical landing skills in-game as a player and land as you wish.

And please, in the future, try to point out your objection/criticism in a more constructive way.

Updated by Evil_Echo about 7 years ago

Good arguments, arye_r.

Updated by M1n1d0u about 7 years ago

LHD is not an aircraft carrier it's an attack deployment sheep like higgins boat (in WWII) but biger

Updated by arye_r about 7 years ago


I just love arguing about semantics...
To be exact it's an amphibious assault ship... Which carries aircraft... An aircraft carrier.
It's like your nick is M1n1d0u, and you're a tester for the A2TS3 project, so for the project's sake, you're a tester.


And just so you know, this is an attack sheep :

Cheers! ;)

Updated by suhsjake about 7 years ago

Still not an Aircraft Carrier.


Great work though.

Updated by rocko over 6 years ago

  • Target version deleted (Planned (Needs Contributors))

Updated by rocko over 6 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

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