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| vehicle_type = Military [[Fixed-Wing Aircraft|fixed-wing aircraft]]
 
| vehicle_type = Military [[Fixed-Wing Aircraft|fixed-wing aircraft]]
 
| body_style = Military VTOL jet fighter
 
| body_style = Military VTOL jet fighter
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br/>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]
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| capacity = 1 (pilot)
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| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]
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| related = [[P-996 Lazer]]}}
   
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The '''Hydra''' is a [[wp:VTOL|VTOL]] jet fighter [[Fixed-Wing Aircraft|airplane]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]].
 
The '''Hydra''' is a [[wp:VTOL|VTOL]] jet fighter [[Fixed-Wing Aircraft|airplane]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] which is also set to make a return in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]]
 
   
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
 
===Design===
 
===Design===
The Hydra is evidently a jet-powered military aircraft, bearing (slightly modified) [[wp:roundel|roundels]] of the [[wp:United States Air Force|United States Air Force]] on its wings. The Hydra is suggestively based on the British [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawker_Siddeley_Harrier Harrier] fighter jet. This is further proven by the code that is used to spawn it in the PC version, "Jumpjet", which is a nickname for the [[wp:Harrier Jump Jet|Harrier Jets]]. The air intake is on the underside of the aircraft and resembles that of a [[wp:F-16 Fighting Falcon|Lockheed F-16]]. The GTA V Hydra seems to combine the nose, cockpit, and wingtip stations of the F-16 with the wings, tail, and fuselage of an F-35. Two variants of the Hydra have been spotted: one with side mounted intakes seen in the second trailer, and one with an underside intake seen in pre-release screenshots.
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The Hydra is evidently a jet-powered military aircraft, bearing [[wp:roundel|roundels]] of the [[wp:United States Air Force|United States Air Force]] on its wings, with armament containing 2 air-to-air missiles (evidently [[wp:AIM-9 Sidewinder|AIM-9X Sidewinders]]). The Hydra is suggestively based on the British [[wp:Hawker Siddeley Harrier|Harrier]] fighter jet. This is further proven by the code that is used to spawn it in the PC version, "Jumpjet", which is a nickname for the [[wp:Harrier Jump Jet|Harrier Jets]]. The air intake is on the underside of the aircraft and resembles that of a [[wp:F-16 Fighting Falcon|Lockheed F-16]].
   
 
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Hydra-GTASA-inflight.jpg|In flight, with its thrusters directed to the back.
 
Hydra-GTASA-inflight.jpg|In flight, with its thrusters directed to the back.
 
Hydra-GTASA-parked.jpg|Parked, with its landing gear down and its thrusters directed downwards.
 
Hydra-GTASA-parked.jpg|Parked, with its landing gear down and its thrusters directed downwards.
Hydra-GTAV.jpg|The Hydra as seen in GTA V
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Screenshot_2014-01-13-23-06-01.png|Top view of a hydra on the mobile version of GTA San Andreas
GTA V hydra.JPG|Hydra shooting down a helicopter
 
GTA-v-jet.jpg|GTA V Fighter Escorting what apperars to be the andromeda
 
 
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=== Features and performance ===
 
=== Features and performance ===
The Hydra is the most sophisticated aircraft in the GTA series, boasting a variety of equipment. One of its more prominent abilities is its VTOL ('''''V'''''ertical '''''T'''''ake '''''O'''''ff and '''''L'''''anding) capabilities, which allows it to hover, descend or ascend vertically, like a [[helicopter]], and travel horizontally like an airplane; these abilities are achieved by directing thrust from four jet outtakes downwards or backward using specific directional controls (by pushing the right analog stick forward/back, or, on a PC, by holding down 2/8 on the number pad or Ins/Del, by default). Due to its excellent engine and maneuverability, the Hydra is the fastest and fail-deadly aircraft (and one of the fastest vehicles) in GTA San Andreas, with a fixed top speed of 300 km/h and one of the easiest to fly when the player learns the basics of fixed-wing flight.
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The Hydra is the most sophisticated aircraft in the GTA series, boasting a variety of equipment. One of its more prominent abilities is its [[wp:VTOL|VTOL]] (Vertical Take Off and Landing) capabilities, which allow it to hover, descend or ascend vertically like a [[helicopter]], and travel horizontally like an airplane; these abilities are achieved by directing thrust from four jet outlets downwards or backward using specific directional controls (by pushing the right analog stick forward/back, or, on a PC, by holding down 2/8 on the number pad or Ins/Del, by default). Due to its excellent engine and maneuverability, the Hydra is the fastest and fail-deadly aircraft (and one of the fastest vehicles) in GTA San Andreas, with a fixed top speed of 500&nbsp;mph, and while hovering; 200&nbsp;mph and one of the easiest to fly when the player learns the basics of fixed-wing flight.
   
The Hydra comes with various armaments, including lock-on or manual-aimed missiles, and flares as countermeasures for oncoming missiles fired by enemies, which redirects lock-on missiles shot from enemy Hydras or SAM sites (like those guarding [[Area 69]]) away from the player.
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The Hydra comes with various armaments, including lock-on or manual-aimed missiles, and flares as countermeasures for oncoming missiles fired by enemies, which redirects lock-on missiles shot from enemy Hydras, [[Heat-Seeking Rocket Launcher|Rocket launcher]] (In multiplayer only) and [[SAM|SAM sites]] (like those guarding [[Area 69]]) away from the player.
   
The Hydra is rated by many players as their favorite aircraft, for its speed, agility, and weapons which make it an excellent choice for nearly any purpose requiring an airplane. Its chief disadvantage comes not from the vehicle itself, but the game engine - high-speed flight can allow the plane to hit objects, such as trees, well before they've become visible due to model/texture loading being slower than the plane itself. There is another drawback, since there's no passenger or co-pilot seat, it can only carry one person, which makes it unsuitable for non-one-man job.
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The Hydra is the most preferred aircraft for its speed, agility, and weapons which make it an excellent choice for nearly any purpose requiring an airplane. Its chief disadvantage comes not from the vehicle itself, but the game engine - high-speed flight can allow the plane to hit objects, such as trees, before they've become visible due to model/texture loading being slower than the plane itself (this process is also nick-named 'pop-in'). Another drawback is that there is no passenger or co-pilot seat, restricting it to only carry one person, making it unsuitable for several-man transport.
   
Unlike the [[Hunter]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]] and GTA San Andreas, [[Vigilante]] side-missions cannot be started or performed using the Hydra.
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Unlike the [[Hunter]] in [[GTA Vice City]] and GTA San Andreas, [[Vigilante]] side-missions cannot be started or performed using the Hydra.
 
[[File:Hydra-SA-decals.png|thumb|Decals on the hydra in San Andreas.]]
 
[[File:Hydra-SA-decals.png|thumb|Decals on the hydra in San Andreas.]]
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
* Once the player attains a 4 star [[Wanted Level in GTA III Era|wanted level]] or higher and is in the air, two Hydras will pursue and try to shoot down the player. The enemy Hydras should be no match, as they have a penchant for flying in lazy circles and not deploying flares.
 
* Once the player attains a 4 star [[Wanted Level in GTA III Era|wanted level]] or higher and is in the air, two Hydras will pursue and try to shoot down the player. The enemy Hydras should be no match, as they have a penchant for flying in lazy circles and not deploying flares.
 
*[[Image:DMAHydra.jpg|thumb|190px|The lettering on the rear fuselage.]]Part of the text on the side of the aircraft features the letters "DMA", this is likely a reference to [[Rockstar North]], since the company was formerly known as '''DMA Design'''. DMA is also a play on United States Marine Corps squadrons that use the AV-8B Harrier II ([[wp:List of active United States Marine Corps aircraft squadrons#Fixed-Wing Aircraft|VMA]]).
 
*[[Image:DMAHydra.jpg|thumb|190px|The lettering on the rear fuselage.]]Part of the text on the side of the aircraft features the letters "DMA", this is likely a reference to [[Rockstar North]], since the company was formerly known as '''DMA Design'''. DMA is also a play on United States Marine Corps squadrons that use the AV-8B Harrier II ([[wp:List of active United States Marine Corps aircraft squadrons#Fixed-Wing Aircraft|VMA]]).
* Like the [[Leviathan]], the Hydra is named after [[wp:Lernaean Hydra|a Greek mythological beast]], a 9 headed serpent-like creature that lived in Lake Lerna on the Pelopennese Island in Greece.
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* The Hydra is named after [[wp:Lernaean Hydra|a Greek mythological beast]], a 9 headed serpent-like creature that lived in Lake Lerna on the Pelopennese Island in Greece.
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* The Hydra has a U.S. Airforce logo on it's left wing, but on the right wing, it does not.
 
* The Hydra has a handling similar to that of a helicopter if the thrusters are not faced backwards.
 
* The Hydra has a handling similar to that of a helicopter if the thrusters are not faced backwards.
 
* An alternative model of the aircraft can be seen on one of Zero's hobby shop kits, sporting a V-tail and a more Harrier-esque look.
 
* An alternative model of the aircraft can be seen on one of Zero's hobby shop kits, sporting a V-tail and a more Harrier-esque look.
* [[File:Hydra_model_kit.jpg|thumb|The Hydra model kit box seen in Zero's shop]]Like all other planes in the game, the Hydra will cease to accelerate once it reaches 300 km/h. However, several trainers (such as the SCM hook) can disable .
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* [[File:Hydra model kit.jpg|thumb|The Hydra model kit box seen in Zero's shop]]Like all other planes in the game, the Hydra will cease to accelerate once it reaches 300 km/h. However, several trainers (such as the SCM hook) can disable the cessation.
 
* The NPC Hydras chasing CJ in a dogfight are actually piloted by police officers from the city/region that they spawned from.
 
* The NPC Hydras chasing CJ in a dogfight are actually piloted by police officers from the city/region that they spawned from.
==GTA V==
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* The [[GTA V]] equivalent of the Hydra is the [[P-996 Lazer]]. Also an AI controlled P-996 Lazar can launch flares but a player controlled Lazar cannot. 
The Hydra is featured in the second trailer and screen shots.The new Hydra in GTA V is based off of the F-16C/D and has FFAR Rocket Pods and possibly Lock on missiles, there is no conformation of IR flairs and or Afterburner being in the game.
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* If you enter the Hydra with the landing gears retracted, upon entering the plane, the Hydra will explode.
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* When you destroy a Hydra,you get instant two wanted level.
   
==Locations==
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== Locations ==
'''GTA San Andreas'''
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=== GTA San Andreas ===
* [[Easter Basin Naval Station]]: Available on the aircraft carrier after completing , the player instantly gains a 5-star wanted level upon entry of the base, it doesn't always spawn
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* [[Easter Basin Naval Station]]: Available on the [[LHD-069|aircraft carrier]] after [[Vertical Bird|completing]], the player instantly gains a [[Wanted Level in 3D Universe|5-star wanted level]] upon entry of the base, it doesn't always spawn.
* [[Verdant Meadows]]: In the hangar furthest away from the Abandoned AC Tower after the mission [[Vertical Bird]]
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* [[Verdant Meadows]]: In the hangar furthest away from the Abandoned AC Tower after the mission [[Vertical Bird]].
* [[Ganton]]: At [[Sean Johnson|Sweet's]] house after attaining [[100% Completion in GTA San Andreas|100% completion]]
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* [[Ganton]]: At [[Sweet's House]] after attaining [[100% Completion in GTA San Andreas|100% completion]].
 
* [[Area 69]]: Two spawn by a tank garage after [[Vertical Bird]] (dangerous to obtain, even if you use the 'lock wanted level' cheat code at zero stars; [[SAM]] Sites are still dangerous!).
 
* [[Area 69]]: Two spawn by a tank garage after [[Vertical Bird]] (dangerous to obtain, even if you use the 'lock wanted level' cheat code at zero stars; [[SAM]] Sites are still dangerous!).
* 2 NPC Hydras pursue the player when in the air; although it's extremely difficult as the wreck is likely to disappear and you are likely to get [[Busted]], you can attain 6-star wanted level, shoot down one of them with a [[Rustler]] or [[Hunter]], theoretically even a [[Sea Sparrow|Seasparrow]], as close as possible to [[Verdant Meadows]] (this is the easy part), land and bail out next to the wreck, jack a nearby [[Rhino]] and use it to push the wreck into your hangar.
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* 2 NPC Hydras pursue the player when in the air; although it's extremely difficult as the wreck is likely to disappear and you are likely to get [[Busted]], you can attain 6-star wanted level, shoot down one of them with a [[Rustler]] or [[Hunter]], theoretically even a [[Sea Sparrow]], as close as possible to [[Verdant Meadows]] (this is the easy part), land and bail out next to the wreck, jack a nearby [[Rhino]] and use it to push the wreck into your hangar.
 
* The Hydra can be attained with the cheat code "jumpjet" for PC. For other consoles, see [[Cheats in GTA San Andreas]].
 
* The Hydra can be attained with the cheat code "jumpjet" for PC. For other consoles, see [[Cheats in GTA San Andreas]].
'''Grand Theft Auto V'''
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* '''TBA'''
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==GTA V==
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[[File:Hydragtav.jpg|thumb|Beta Hydra as seen in GTA V trailer 2]]
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The Hydra was originally going to be in [[Grand Theft Auto V]] but was replaced by the [[P-996 LAZER]] for unknown reasons.
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==Glitches==
 
==Glitches==
 
*There is a glitch that occasionally occurs with the flares; at times they '''do not''' deploy. You would then have to rely on the Hydra's evasiveness in order to avoid incoming missiles (hint: if you are flying at a high enough altitude, you can roll your Hydra upside down, then pull up. You will almost certainly evade the missile. If it is too high to dive, then use the rudder ''and'' turn at the same time.)
 
*There is a glitch that occasionally occurs with the flares; at times they '''do not''' deploy. You would then have to rely on the Hydra's evasiveness in order to avoid incoming missiles (hint: if you are flying at a high enough altitude, you can roll your Hydra upside down, then pull up. You will almost certainly evade the missile. If it is too high to dive, then use the rudder ''and'' turn at the same time.)
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*If you go to the [[Mount Chiliad (3D Universe)|Mount Chiliad]] (where a [[Mountain Bike]] appears) with the Hydra, if you start to lock-on over it and fire the missiles, oddly the Hydra receives damage until explodes like if you are attacked. This is due to the fact that bicycles aren't mean to explode and it will glitch the damage values, like a "bouncing" damage that affects the Hydra. (PS2 Confirmed)
   
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Latest revision as of 22:53, July 21, 2014

Hydra
Hydra-GTASA-inflight
A Hydra in flight GTA San Andreas.
Vehicle type Military fixed-wing aircraft
Body style Military VTOL jet fighter
Capacity 1 (pilot)
Appearance(s) Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Related vehicle(s) P-996 Lazer

The Hydra is a VTOL jet fighter airplane in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

DescriptionEdit

DesignEdit

The Hydra is evidently a jet-powered military aircraft, bearing roundels of the United States Air Force on its wings, with armament containing 2 air-to-air missiles (evidently AIM-9X Sidewinders). The Hydra is suggestively based on the British Harrier fighter jet. This is further proven by the code that is used to spawn it in the PC version, "Jumpjet", which is a nickname for the Harrier Jets. The air intake is on the underside of the aircraft and resembles that of a Lockheed F-16.

Features and performance Edit

The Hydra is the most sophisticated aircraft in the GTA series, boasting a variety of equipment. One of its more prominent abilities is its VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) capabilities, which allow it to hover, descend or ascend vertically like a helicopter, and travel horizontally like an airplane; these abilities are achieved by directing thrust from four jet outlets downwards or backward using specific directional controls (by pushing the right analog stick forward/back, or, on a PC, by holding down 2/8 on the number pad or Ins/Del, by default). Due to its excellent engine and maneuverability, the Hydra is the fastest and fail-deadly aircraft (and one of the fastest vehicles) in GTA San Andreas, with a fixed top speed of 500 mph, and while hovering; 200 mph and one of the easiest to fly when the player learns the basics of fixed-wing flight.

The Hydra comes with various armaments, including lock-on or manual-aimed missiles, and flares as countermeasures for oncoming missiles fired by enemies, which redirects lock-on missiles shot from enemy Hydras, Rocket launcher (In multiplayer only) and SAM sites (like those guarding Area 69) away from the player.

The Hydra is the most preferred aircraft for its speed, agility, and weapons which make it an excellent choice for nearly any purpose requiring an airplane. Its chief disadvantage comes not from the vehicle itself, but the game engine - high-speed flight can allow the plane to hit objects, such as trees, before they've become visible due to model/texture loading being slower than the plane itself (this process is also nick-named 'pop-in'). Another drawback is that there is no passenger or co-pilot seat, restricting it to only carry one person, making it unsuitable for several-man transport.

Unlike the Hunter in GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas, Vigilante side-missions cannot be started or performed using the Hydra.

Hydra-SA-decals

Decals on the hydra in San Andreas.

TriviaEdit

  • Once the player attains a 4 star wanted level or higher and is in the air, two Hydras will pursue and try to shoot down the player. The enemy Hydras should be no match, as they have a penchant for flying in lazy circles and not deploying flares.
  • DMAHydra

    The lettering on the rear fuselage.

    Part of the text on the side of the aircraft features the letters "DMA", this is likely a reference to Rockstar North, since the company was formerly known as DMA Design. DMA is also a play on United States Marine Corps squadrons that use the AV-8B Harrier II (VMA).
  • The Hydra is named after a Greek mythological beast, a 9 headed serpent-like creature that lived in Lake Lerna on the Pelopennese Island in Greece.
  • The Hydra has a U.S. Airforce logo on it's left wing, but on the right wing, it does not.
  • The Hydra has a handling similar to that of a helicopter if the thrusters are not faced backwards.
  • An alternative model of the aircraft can be seen on one of Zero's hobby shop kits, sporting a V-tail and a more Harrier-esque look.
  • Hydra model kit

    The Hydra model kit box seen in Zero's shop

    Like all other planes in the game, the Hydra will cease to accelerate once it reaches 300 km/h. However, several trainers (such as the SCM hook) can disable the cessation.
  • The NPC Hydras chasing CJ in a dogfight are actually piloted by police officers from the city/region that they spawned from.
  • The GTA V equivalent of the Hydra is the P-996 Lazer. Also an AI controlled P-996 Lazar can launch flares but a player controlled Lazar cannot. 
  • If you enter the Hydra with the landing gears retracted, upon entering the plane, the Hydra will explode.
  • When you destroy a Hydra,you get instant two wanted level.

Locations Edit

GTA San Andreas Edit

GTA VEdit

Hydragtav

Beta Hydra as seen in GTA V trailer 2

The Hydra was originally going to be in Grand Theft Auto V but was replaced by the P-996 LAZER for unknown reasons.

GlitchesEdit

  • There is a glitch that occasionally occurs with the flares; at times they do not deploy. You would then have to rely on the Hydra's evasiveness in order to avoid incoming missiles (hint: if you are flying at a high enough altitude, you can roll your Hydra upside down, then pull up. You will almost certainly evade the missile. If it is too high to dive, then use the rudder and turn at the same time.)
  • If you go to the Mount Chiliad (where a Mountain Bike appears) with the Hydra, if you start to lock-on over it and fire the missiles, oddly the Hydra receives damage until explodes like if you are attacked. This is due to the fact that bicycles aren't mean to explode and it will glitch the damage values, like a "bouncing" damage that affects the Hydra. (PS2 Confirmed)

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