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The Air Ambulance is an emergency helicopter in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. As the name implies, it's a medical rescue helicopter, being the aerial equivalent of the Ambulance.

Design

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

The Air Ambulance is similar in design to the Bell 412, therefore being the medical counterpart of the Armadillo, another emergency helicopter. The Air Ambulance comes in a white and red livery, with the medical markings on it.

The Air Ambulance can be used to activate the Air Rescue side missions, the airborne equivalent of the Ambulance's Paramedic side mission. Completion of the side mission will boast the player's maximum health.

During the creation of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the Air Ambulance was going to be made as the Coastguard Maverick, but was cut after the alpha version. [citation/verification needed]

Performance

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Like the Armadillo, the Air Ambulance is a relatively large helicopter that nevertheless possesses relatively good speed, with moderately steep pitches that help increase its acceleration at the expense of losing altitude faster

Locations

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Trivia

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

  • Both sides of the Air Ambulance's nose bear cursively written text. Due to the poor quality of its texture, the words are somewhat hard to identify.
    • "VCS - 911" is also written on both sides of the helicopter at the turbine engines. 911 is clearly referring to the main emergency number in the United States, and the "VCS" is short for Vice City Stories.
  • Unlike the Armadillo, the Air Ambulance has the same door sound as the low-grade cars, only with a higher pitch.
  • In the PS2 version, the Air Ambulance features a radio, unlike in the PSP version.

See Also

  • Police Maverick - A vehicle which, in GTA V, holds an Air Ambulance variant under the name "Police Maverick".
  • The Armadillo, which shares the same body design as the Air Ambulance in Vice City Stories.
  • The Police Helicopter and Helicopter in GTA III, also based on a Bell 412.
  • The Raindance, a medical rescue helicopter in GTA San Andreas.

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