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{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = Hydra
 
| name = Hydra
| front_image = Hydra-GTASA-inflight.jpg
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| front_image = Hydra-gtav.jpg
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
| caption = A Hydra in flight [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]
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| caption = A Hydra in [[GTA V]]
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| vehicle_class = Planes
 
| vehicle_type = Military [[Fixed-Wing Aircraft|fixed-wing aircraft]]
 
| vehicle_type = Military [[Fixed-Wing Aircraft|fixed-wing aircraft]]
| body_style = Military VTOL jet fighter
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| body_style = VTOL fighter jet
| capacity = 1 (pilot)
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| capacity = 1 <small>(pilot)</small>
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br/>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'' {{H:title|As part of the Heists update (Xb360/XB1/PS3/PS4)|[DLC]}}<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]'' {{H:title|As part of the Heists update (Xb360/XB1/PS3/PS4)|[DLC]}}
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| related = [[Besra]]<br>[[P-996 Lazer]]}}
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The '''Hydra''' is a [[military]] [[wp:VTOL|VTOL]] [[Fixed-Wing Aircraft|fighter jet]] featured in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'', and part of a [[Heists Update|DLC]] in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''
   
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==Description==
   
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]]
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=== [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] ===
   
==Description==
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==== Design ====
===Design===
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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, a well-known fighter jet with Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) capabilities, which are featured as well in San Andreas. 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:General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon|F-16 Fighting Falcon]]. The Hydra also features the Harrier's weaponry, including missiles and countermeasures, however the built-in machine gun does not appear ; instead, the machine gun is featured on another vehicle, the [[Hunter]].
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 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIM-9_Sidewinder AIM-9X Sidewinders]). 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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[[File:Hydra-SA-decals.png|thumb|Decals on the hydra in San Andreas.]]
   
{| align="center"
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==== Combat ====
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="5" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="205">
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The Hydra is well-known for being one of the most performing in-game vehicles in combat, on par with the [[Hunter]]. The Hydra comes with three sets of weapons which are :
Hydra-GTASA-inflight.jpg|In flight, with its thrusters directed to the back.
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* Countermeasures : When used, the Hydra will drop a white flare that has the ability to deviate upcoming heat-seeking missiles. It can be noticed however that deviating will not put the Hydra in safe situation, as sometimes the missile may deviate for a few seconds before heading towards the jet again. Countermeasures then, if deployed at the right time, can buy some time for the pilot to escape a missile or definitely deviate a missile, either redirecting it upward or downward. Countermeasures affect missiles fired from the [[Area 69]] [[SAM|SAM site]]s, other Hydras or from a Heat-Seeking Rocket Launcher, however it will not deviate rockets fired from a [[Rocket Launcher]].
Hydra-GTASA-parked.jpg|Parked, with its landing gear down and its thrusters directed downwards.
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* Missiles : When used, the Hydra will fire one unguided rocket per side. Despite unguided, if correctly aimed (deadly when used with the downward thrusts), it will make short work of vehicles, blowing them up on contact (except for the [[Rhino]]). The missiles, if they do not hit anything, will travel on a relatively long distance before blowing up.
Hydra-GTAV.jpg|The Hydra as seen in GTA V
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** Heat-seeking missiles : This alternative fire mode of the Missiles is identical to the handheld [[Heat-Seeking Rocket Launcher]]. The Hydra can lock on vehicles, and once it is done, when a missile is fired, it will be heat-seeking and will head towards the target. It is however less powerful that the unguided missiles (requiring three missiles to destroy a car instead of a single rocket for the unguided missiles). When fired towards an aircraft, it will be much faster, and is likely to reach its target.
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 ===
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=== [[Grand Theft Auto V]] ===
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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{{Upcoming}}
   
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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==== Design ====
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The Hydra was originally going to be in [[Grand Theft Auto V]], but it was replaced by the [[P-996 LAZER]] for unknown reasons. It featured two tail wings and had a shorter fuselage. It is clearly seen due to the shapes that strongly resembles the Harrier jet (the vents near the cab) and a V-like tail like those on the Lazer. It is also seen using its missiles (in an old fashion, seen in GTA SA). It seems to be a bit heavy, because in the 2nd trailer, it shoots a [[Police Maverick]] and then, hits it with its entire right wing without being damaged.
   
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 scheduled to be released with the [[Heists Update]], similar to how other beta vehicles returned in DLCs. As seen in the Update trailer, the jet is based on the [[wp:AV-8B Harrier II|AV-8B Harrier II]], making it similar to the previous rendition, although the rear fuselage and twin stabilizers resemble those of the [[wp:Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II|F-35 Lightning II]], similarly to the [[P-996 Lazer]]. Like its real life counterpart, the jet features rockets mounted under its wings, as well as 2 small holes under the aircraft that would be the machine guns.
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== Performance ==
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=== Grand Theft Auto San Andreas ===
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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. Or, with the IOS version, snaps automatically forward at a moderate speed). 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 200 kph, and one of the easiest to fly when the player learns the basics of fixed-wing flight. However, similar aircraft like the [[Rustler]] and the [[Stuntplane]], are more agile. It is very complicated, one mistake can send it plummeting towards the ground.
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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.
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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.
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=== Grand Theft Auto V ===
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{{Under Construction}}
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== Missions Appearances ==
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=== GTA San Andreas ===
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* [[Vertical Bird]]
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=== GTA Online ===
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* [[Humane Labs and Research|Humane Labs]] Raid- GTA Online [[Heists|Heist]]
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==Locations==
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===GTA San Andreas===
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* [[Easter Basin Naval Station]]: Available on the [[LHD-069|aircraft carrier]] after completing [[Vertical Bird]], the player instantly gains a [[Wanted Level in 3D Universe|5-star wanted level]] upon entry of the base, then stealing will cause the player to be chased down by NPC Hydras.
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* [[Verdant Meadows]]: In the hangar furthest away from the Abandoned AC Tower after the mission [[Vertical Bird]].
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* [[Ganton]]: On [[Sweet's House]] rooftop after attaining [[100% Completion in GTA San Andreas|100% completion]].
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* [[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|Surface to Air Missiles]] will still shoot at the player unless the player takes them out with [[Satchel Charges]]).
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* 2 NPC Hydras pursue the player when in the air after reaching a 4-star wanted level; 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.
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* The Hydra can be obtained with the cheat code "jumpjet" for PC. For other consoles, see [[Cheats in GTA San Andreas]].
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===GTA V===
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=== GTA Online ===
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* [[Aircraft Carrier 96]] in preparation for [[The Humane Labs Raid]].
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== Glitches ==
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*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 it explodes like if you are being attacked. This is due to the fact that bicycles aren't meant to explode and it will glitch the damage values, like a "bouncing" damage that affects the Hydra. (PS2 Confirmed)
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== Gallery ==
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<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;">
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Hydra-GTASA-inflight.jpg|Inflight, with its thrusters directed backwards
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Hydra-GTASA-parked.jpg|Parked, with its landing gear down and its thrusters directed downwards.
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Hydragtav.jpg|The beta Hydra in the second GTA V trailer.
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Hydra GTA V trailer 1.jpg|The beta Hydra in the first GTA V trailer.
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Hydra_GTAV_Cunning_Stunt_Academy.png|The Hydra seen in the Cunning Stunt Academy commercial.
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GTAV_PS4_Heists_034.jpg|The Jet in a promotional screenshot.
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GTAV-Fighter-Planes.png|The Hydra (left) and the P-996 Lazer (right).
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Hydra Rear.jpg|The rear view of a landed Hydra.
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GTAV-Hydra-Close-View.png|Close view of the Hydra. Note the 2 small holes under the aircraft.
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</gallery>
   
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.
 
[[File:Hydra-SA-decals.png|thumb|Decals on the hydra in San Andreas.]]
 
 
==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.
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===General===
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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. Other vehicles named after mythological creatures include the [[Leviathan]], [[Phoenix]], [[Banshee]] and [[Kraken]].
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* Both of its introductory missions are very similar. They both involve the player stealing the VTOL from an aircraft carrier after a shootout with military personnel, only to use it for another ultimate purpose.
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===GTA San Andreas===
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* 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, and as a result they will easily crash into buildings when flying in cities.
 
*[[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 has a U.S. Air Force logo on its 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 the cessation.
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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.
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* If the player enters the Hydra with the landing gears retracted, upon entering the plane, the Hydra will explode.
   
==GTA V==
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=== Grand Theft Auto V ===
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, with the fuselage and tailfins of an F-35A/B/C and has FFAR Rocket Pods and possibly [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIM-120_AMRAAM AIM-120 AMRAAM] Lock-on missiles, there is no conformation of IR flares and or Afterburner being in the game.
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* The Hydra cut before the release can be seen in the in-game TV [[Cunning Stunt Academy]], with various features, such a black narrow nose, Harrier-like landing gears (which is oddly short) and 2 thrusters in a side (like a Harrier) and a rear main turbine (like the Lazer).
 
==Locations==
 
'''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
 
* [[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]]
 
* [[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.
 
* 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'''
 
* '''TBA'''
 
 
==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.)
 
   
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VEHICLE
Hydra
Hydra-gtav
A Hydra in GTA V
Vehicle class
(GTA V)
Planes
Vehicle type Military fixed-wing aircraft
Body style VTOL fighter jet
Capacity 1 (pilot)
Appearance(s) Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto V [DLC]
Grand Theft Auto Online [DLC]
Related vehicle(s) Besra
P-996 Lazer


The Hydra is a military VTOL fighter jet featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and part of a DLC in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

DescriptionEdit

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Edit

Design Edit

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, a well-known fighter jet with Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) capabilities, which are featured as well in San Andreas. 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 F-16 Fighting Falcon. The Hydra also features the Harrier's weaponry, including missiles and countermeasures, however the built-in machine gun does not appear ; instead, the machine gun is featured on another vehicle, the Hunter.

Hydra-SA-decals

Decals on the hydra in San Andreas.

Combat Edit

The Hydra is well-known for being one of the most performing in-game vehicles in combat, on par with the Hunter. The Hydra comes with three sets of weapons which are :

  • Countermeasures : When used, the Hydra will drop a white flare that has the ability to deviate upcoming heat-seeking missiles. It can be noticed however that deviating will not put the Hydra in safe situation, as sometimes the missile may deviate for a few seconds before heading towards the jet again. Countermeasures then, if deployed at the right time, can buy some time for the pilot to escape a missile or definitely deviate a missile, either redirecting it upward or downward. Countermeasures affect missiles fired from the Area 69 SAM sites, other Hydras or from a Heat-Seeking Rocket Launcher, however it will not deviate rockets fired from a Rocket Launcher.
  • Missiles : When used, the Hydra will fire one unguided rocket per side. Despite unguided, if correctly aimed (deadly when used with the downward thrusts), it will make short work of vehicles, blowing them up on contact (except for the Rhino). The missiles, if they do not hit anything, will travel on a relatively long distance before blowing up.
    • Heat-seeking missiles : This alternative fire mode of the Missiles is identical to the handheld Heat-Seeking Rocket Launcher. The Hydra can lock on vehicles, and once it is done, when a missile is fired, it will be heat-seeking and will head towards the target. It is however less powerful that the unguided missiles (requiring three missiles to destroy a car instead of a single rocket for the unguided missiles). When fired towards an aircraft, it will be much faster, and is likely to reach its target.

Grand Theft Auto V Edit

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Design Edit

The Hydra was originally going to be in Grand Theft Auto V, but it was replaced by the P-996 LAZER for unknown reasons. It featured two tail wings and had a shorter fuselage. It is clearly seen due to the shapes that strongly resembles the Harrier jet (the vents near the cab) and a V-like tail like those on the Lazer. It is also seen using its missiles (in an old fashion, seen in GTA SA). It seems to be a bit heavy, because in the 2nd trailer, it shoots a Police Maverick and then, hits it with its entire right wing without being damaged.

The Hydra is scheduled to be released with the Heists Update, similar to how other beta vehicles returned in DLCs. As seen in the Update trailer, the jet is based on the AV-8B Harrier II, making it similar to the previous rendition, although the rear fuselage and twin stabilizers resemble those of the F-35 Lightning II, similarly to the P-996 Lazer. Like its real life counterpart, the jet features rockets mounted under its wings, as well as 2 small holes under the aircraft that would be the machine guns.

Performance Edit

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas 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. Or, with the IOS version, snaps automatically forward at a moderate speed). 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 200 kph, and one of the easiest to fly when the player learns the basics of fixed-wing flight. However, similar aircraft like the Rustler and the Stuntplane, are more agile. It is very complicated, one mistake can send it plummeting towards the ground.

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.

Grand Theft Auto V Edit

Missions Appearances Edit

GTA San Andreas Edit

GTA Online Edit

LocationsEdit

GTA San AndreasEdit

GTA VEdit

GTA Online Edit

Glitches Edit

  • 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 it explodes like if you are being attacked. This is due to the fact that bicycles aren't meant to explode and it will glitch the damage values, like a "bouncing" damage that affects the Hydra. (PS2 Confirmed)

Gallery Edit

TriviaEdit

GeneralEdit

  • 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. Other vehicles named after mythological creatures include the LeviathanPhoenixBanshee and Kraken.
  • Both of its introductory missions are very similar. They both involve the player stealing the VTOL from an aircraft carrier after a shootout with military personnel, only to use it for another ultimate purpose.

GTA San AndreasEdit

  • 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, and as a result they will easily crash into buildings when flying in cities.
  • 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 has a U.S. Air Force logo on its 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.
  • If the player enters the Hydra with the landing gears retracted, upon entering the plane, the Hydra will explode.

Grand Theft Auto V Edit

  • The Hydra cut before the release can be seen in the in-game TV Cunning Stunt Academy, with various features, such a black narrow nose, Harrier-like landing gears (which is oddly short) and 2 thrusters in a side (like a Harrier) and a rear main turbine (like the Lazer).

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