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The HVY Airtug is an airport tug featured in Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

Design

Grand Theft Auto IV

The Airtug is a low-power tug with a small, open-cab design that appears to be a replacement for the Baggage Handler (featured in the 3D Universe), as well as the similarly designed Tug. As usual, the Airtug, being property of the Francis International Airport, features FlyUS livery.

Grand Theft Auto V

The Airtug reappears in Grand Theft Auto V in Los Santos International Airport with the exact same design and handling as GTA IV. Despite there being several other airliners in the game, the Airtug only appears with a FlyUS livery. This time, the emergency lights behind the seats can be activated by the player.

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto IV

Like the Baggage Handler, the Airtug's performance is ranked as one of the poorest in the game. Its weaker engine means that its speed is considerably slow, but makes up for with good acceleration and moderately good cornering due to its low speed, light weight and short wheelbase. The Airtug's compact size may also be used to the advantage of the player as it can squeeze through tight spaces, such as gaps between rocks and staircases. The Airtug may also seat up to two occupants.

The Airtug's open design, however, makes any of its occupants highly vulnerable to gunfire, and is generally unstable for multiplayer gameplay as a result, especially during Deathmatches or Free Mode (unless for fun only). Unlike the Baggage Handler in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, it can no longer be used to tow the luggage carts or towbars in the airport. The Airtug has an incredibly quiet engine, possibly being an electric vehicle (much like the Forklift, another small industrial vehicle), despite being modeled in-game after a V8 engine, similar to the Washington and the Esperanto's ones.

GTA IV Overview

Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / km/h)
Engine Details
(Layout/Type/Decal Detail)
Drivetrain
(AWD / FWD / RWD)
Gears
(Number + Type)
Mass
(Kg / lb)

n/a

Top Speed (Handling.dat)
n/a
Top Speed (Tested)
n/a

FR SOHC V8 (In-game model)

Drivetrain (Handling.dat)
n/a
Drivetrain (Tested)
RWD

Gears (Handling.dat)
n/a
Gears (Tested)
4

n/a


Grand Theft Auto V

Again, the Airtug has no performance changes over the GTA IV version, and is still the weakest vehicle, along with the Lawn Mower. The vehicle's body deformation is very poor, as it will even explode when crushed by a large vehicle. Its slow speed, open cab and weak armor makes it a terrible getaway car.

GTA V Overview

Source Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / km/h)
Engine Details
(Cubic Capacity/Layout/Type)
Drivetrain
(AWD / FWD / RWD)
Gearbox
Number + Type
Mass
(Kg / lb)

Defined/Claimed
(i.e. Game data definitions, or claimed in-game.) (Claimed Top Speeds)

n/a 40 / 64 (Handling.dat)

V8 (Cover)

FWD (Handling.dat)

1 (Handling.dat)

1400 / 3086 (Handling.dat)

Observed/Tested
(i.e. recorded/tested using in-game data.) (Observed Top Speeds & Acceleration Times)

Cannot be observed. Cannot be observed.

FR SOHC V8 (In-game model)

FWD

1

Mass cannot be observed.


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Locations

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • Available only within the tarmacs of the FIA. Airtugs can be found in parking spots around the perimeter of the runways. They may also be found in the car-parks on the exterior of the complex. A 4-star wanted level will be given to the player upon entering the airport, making it slightly harder to obtain the Airtug.

Grand Theft Auto V

Trivia

General

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • Although bearing no manufacturer names, police radio chatter indicates that the Airtug is manufactured by HVY.
  • Upon dismounting the Airtug, the player will do a door-closing animation.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The Airtug has a reverse/warning-bleeper sound when driving around (in either forward or reverse), which oddly causes drivers to stop or clear the way, similar to emergency vehicles. [citation/verification needed]
  • Due to the small dashboard configuration, the enhanced version's first person mode omits working dials unlike other vehicles' dashboards.

See Also

  • Baggage - Another baggage-pulling vehicle.
  • Tug - Another baggage and luggage-pulling vehicle.
  • Ripley - Another aircraft vehicle.

References

  1. After the Business Update (on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 ports of the game only), the airport becomes wanted level-free upon entering as Franklin or Michael.

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