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In Operation Flashpoint it returns the commander of a vehicle. Since Armed Assault it returns the primary observer. The commander of a vehicle can be found with effectiveCommander.
Object Manipulation


commander vehicle
vehicle: Object - vehicle
Return Value:
Object - the unit sitting in the commander place is returned. If vehicle is not a vehicle but a person, the person is returned.


Example 1:
moveOut commander _tank;
Example 2:
Detect if player is in commander turret of a vehicle:
_isVehicleCommander = player isEqualTo commander objectParent player;

Additional Information

See also:
driver gunner crew currentPilot effectiveCommander


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Only post proven facts here! Add Note
Posted on 2006-08-03 - 14:25
Notes from before the conversion: It is also possible to find the commander of a vehicle by placing a C after the name of the vehicle so Tank1C and commander Tank1 both refer to the same unit, providing the original commander has not got out of the tank. The difference between the two is Tank1C is always the unit that was commander of the tank when the mission started, whilst commander Tank1 is the commander which is now there.
Posted on 2006-08-03 - 14:25
WARNING about Hardrock note: Take very care about this : if you give a vehicleVarName to one crew, so his referent will not be Tank1x anymore ! Also, if in the mission editor, you put something in the name field, when this soldier will getin a vehicle, it will not be a Tank1x too. So do not take consideration about Hardrock note, if you don't want to have bad surprise. It Is better to force names by using setVehicleVarName command.
((crew tank) select 0) setVehicleVarName "Tankcrew0"