- For the car in GTA London, see Beagle 3.
|Vehicle type||Civilian fixed-wing aircraft|
|Body style||Turbo-prop airplane|
|Capacity||2 (pilot and passenger)|
|Appearance(s)||GTA San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto V (Mentioned only)
GTA San Andreas
The Beagle is a twin prop airplane based on the Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander, albeit with a modified nose and a smaller vertical stabilizer. Although very slow, the Beagle can turn much faster than any other airplane in GTA San Andreas, despite not letting the player retract the landing gear. The Beagle can accommodate four people (pilot and passengers) despite having ten seats.The Beagle has acceptable handling, considering its large size, as well as a short takeoff distance. They are found flying all over the state and one occasionally crashes at the highest point on Mount Chiliad.
The Beagle appears in Fort Carson, Bone County, Las Venturas, due to a coding error. The airplane can be found wedged between a small house and a power pole, or a palm tree on the same lot. However, on very rare occasions, the plane can be seen on the road away from the two objects, while most of the time, if the player attempts to move it, it blows up. It is possible that a different vehicle was meant to spawn here, but the Beagle was placed here by accident, and it was never noticed by game developers. It is possible to release the airplane and fly it, but only with the use of two cheats; the vehicle invincibility cheat and the health/armor cheat. See the Cheats in GTA San Andreas page for the codes of the two cheats above.
Grand Theft Auto V
While the Beagle isn't present anywhere in the game, it is mentioned during the mission Pack Man, where Trevor tells Lamar he used to "borrow a Beagle" when young, to which Lamar replies "Kids with planes".
- Parked by the runway in Easter Bay International Airport, San Fierro. Plane is locked until Pilot School is finished
- Can be seen flying low over the player in small desert and countryside towns, and occasionally crashes into Mount Chiliad.
- Spawns with one wing inside a house in Fort Carson, probably a coding error; It usually explodes upon entry. It is possible to free the airplane from this position and fly it, but this can only be achieved with the use of various cheats, as explained below.
How to free it from Fort Carson
First, the player can try pushing the airplane east, so the left wing is freed from being stuck in the house. At this point, the player can safely get into the plane and enter the "Health and Armor" cheat so the airplane is repaired. Then, the player must exit the airplane and begin pushing it north. The plane's right wing will usually phase right through the power pole. Then the player must enter it again and maneuver it carefully out onto the street, making sure it doesn't hit any cars or poles. The Health cheat may have to be entered several times. Ideally, the player can turn to the left after leaving the driveway and taxi down the road and up to the sandy clearing just west of the house, and there will be enough space to get the plane airborne from here.
- The name Beagle refers to a breed of dog. This breed is the same as Snoopy, the famous dog from the Peanuts comic strips. Snoopy is often depicted as a "World War I Flying Ace". In addition to that, Beagle was also the name of a real-life British airplane manufacturer.
- If you have a wanted level whilst flying the Beagle you will get chased by the Hydra but the Beagle is so slow that it hardly gets hit unless you have a six star wanted level.
- It handles sort of like a 'giant Dodo'; short takeoff, slow flight, easy landing, very stable, etc.