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Creates vehicle crew corresponding to the provided vehicle's faction. If the vehicle is already occupied, the command will only create missing crew in the existing vehicle's group.
To find out which crew will be created, use BIS_fnc_vehicleCrewTurrets.
This command:
  • Arma 3 logo black.png1.26 creates a group if one is needed (otherwise uses group vehicle)
  • creates a driver (if the vehicle needs one - config hasDriver)
  • creates all non-FFV turrets gunners (if the turret needs one - config hasGunner without dontCreateAI)
  • does not create cargo
  • does not addVehicle to the created crew in the same way this normally happens when crewed vehicle created in the editor. See BIS_fnc_spawnVehicle to spawn a crew-full vehicle with group addition.
While a vehicle with a crew placed in editor will have all crew units of the rank "PRIVATE", this command will create the driver as "LIEUTENANT" and all turret units as "SERGEANT".
Object Manipulation

Syntax 1

createVehicleCrew vehicle
vehicle: Object - vehicle to populate with crew
Return Value:
Group - the group of the created crew (since Arma 3 logo black.png1.94; before that returned Nothing)

Syntax 2

group createVehicleCrew vehicle
group: Group - group to put crew in
vehicle: Object - vehicle to populate with crew
Return Value:
Group - the group of the created crew or grpNull

Syntax 3

side createVehicleCrew vehicle
side: Side - side to create crew on
vehicle: Object - vehicle to populate with crew
Return Value:
Group - the group of the created crew or grpNull


Example 1:
_veh = createVehicle ["B_MRAP_01_F", getMarkerPos "createVeh", [], 0, "NONE"]; createVehicleCrew _veh;
Example 2:
_veh = createVehicle ["O_MRAP_02_hmg_F", position player, [], 0, "NONE"]; createVehicleCrew _veh; { diag_log [_x, faction _x, side _x, side group _x]; } forEach crew _veh; // [O Alpha 1-1:1,"OPF_F",EAST,EAST] // [O Alpha 1-1:2,"OPF_F",EAST,EAST]

Additional Information

See also:
deleteVehicleCrew moveInDriver moveInGunner moveInCommander moveInTurret moveInCargo BIS_fnc_spawnVehicle


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SilentSpike - c
Posted on Aug 20, 2014 - 14:01 (UTC)

As of Arma 3 v1.26 the command will work on non-empty vehicles. If any of the crew defined in config are missing they will be added.

DrPastah - c
Posted on Dec 22, 2015 - 14:19 (UTC)
createVehicleCrew does not work with Transport Unload waypoints for helicopters. You need to spawn the pilots separately and then get them into the helicopter in order to get Transport Unload waypoints to work.
AgentRev - c
Posted on Jun 02, 2017 - 03:26 (UTC)
The particular seats to which units are added depend on the dontCreateAI property, the hasDriver property of the base class, and the hasGunner propery of turret classes.
For instance, the following snippet calculates how many seats will be occupied by the created crew:
private _vehCfg = configFile >> "CfgVehicles" >> typeOf _vehicle; private _crewCount = { round getNumber (_x >> "dontCreateAI") < 1 && ((_x == _vehCfg && { round getNumber (_x >> "hasDriver") > 0 }) || (_x != _vehCfg && { round getNumber (_x >> "hasGunner") > 0 })) } count ([_vehicle, configNull] call BIS_fnc_getTurrets);
Also, I've written a function to create a UAV crew for a specific side: