|“||This stripped down Light Utility Vehicle provides extra seating for a small crew to engage in hit and run tactics.||„|
|— In-game description|
It has four seats: 1 driver and 3 passenger. The passengers can use their secondary slot (Secondary Weapons, Binoculars), giving the crew a great awareness of their surrounding. However, because the vehicle is open-top the whole crew is vulnerable to incoming fire from every direction but the front.
The firing arcs of the passengers are limited due to the dimensions of the vehicle:
- The codriver cannot shoot directly forward, as it will hit the windscreen of the vehicle, damaging it.
- The rear passengers can fire up to 45 degrees backwards to either side (for a total of 270 degree fire angle). However, shooting forward might result in hitting the vehicle or the passenger in front of you.
- All passengers can hit the driver.
It has 7 inventory slots which accepts any item and where small caliber ammo stacks.
The vehicle has no armament except whatever secondary weapon the passengers are wielding, making the vehicle relatively vulnerable.
Health & Armor
The Argonaut is the LUV with the least health. It has the same health as a truck and is unarmored. Its low disable point (40%) allows it to soak a bit of small arms and shrapnel but far less than even an Armored Car. Heavy calibers, anti-tank Launchers and heavy explosives are a death sentence.
Like other LUVs, repairing the vehicle costs a lot of Basic Materials (135 to repair 100%), more than for a Truck or Armored Car.
Engine & Size
LUVs are the fastest off-road vehicle class and the Argonaut is the fastest LUV, making it the fastest off-road vehicle in the game. It is fast on road and can outrun off-road any other vehicle. Combined with its low fuel consumption, the vehicle has a massive autonomy and range of action. It is highly maneuverable and agile.
It doesn't trigger anti-tank mines and can safely cross Field Bridges without damaging them too much. It is too small to cross Trenches. It can run over Sandbags and tier 1 walls but can't run over Barbed Wire Fences.
Its fast off-road speed and turn rate combined with its relative resistance to small arms allows the Argonaut to simply run over enemy infantry encountered on open fields.
Its 4-seat capacity enables quick infantry hit-and-runs on armored vehicles. The passengers can be equipped with heavy equipment (Sticky Bombs, Anti-Tank RPGs) and simply dropped off right next to their target by the Argonaut.