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The Nagasaki Buzzard is a small unarmed counterpart of the Buzzard Attack Chopper featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.


The Buzzard features in Grand Theft Auto V, again being based on the which is based on the Hughes OH-6. It is no longer considered to be illegal. The attack variant from TBoGT is now known as Buzzard Attack Chopper and the weaponless variant is simply Buzzard.

Sometime between 2008 and 2013, Nagasaki mass produced the Buzzard, where it entered service with the FIB, NOOSE, IAA, Military and Merryweather. At the same time, the LSPD employs unarmed Buzzards for patrol purposes, while leaving the widely used Police Maverick for offensive purposes.

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Grand Theft Auto V

The Buzzard handles similarly to how its armed variant did in TBOGT as well as GTA V; being a very fast helicopter and nimble handling. The helicopter is now more stable that the TBOGT armed variant, as well as being able to yaw and pitch much quicker. Its incline and decline speeds remain about the same. It performs identical to the Buzzard Attack Chopper, albeit lacking the weaponry onboard. Additional players on the sides of the helicopter or within the cockpit may still use their own weapons.

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Buzzard Attack Chopper

While the "Buzzard" is introduced after the original "Buzzard Attack Chopper", the Buzzard Attack Chopper serves as the armed variant of the Buzzard. It features miniguns and missiles mounted on its side.


Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online



Grand Theft Auto V

  • In GTA V, NPC controlled unarmed versions sometimes appear late at night, flying low over Davis and Strawberry districts. They possess a Police Maverick spotlight, similar to the unique White Frogger seen in The Bureau Raid.
  • Strangely, if the player gains a wanted level near an unarmed Buzzard patrolling the city, it will start to chase the player. If the player enters the cinematic camera, until it shows a mounted camera on the helicopter, pistol shots can be heard from the Buzzard, as if the pilot or a co-pilot is able to shoot whilst piloting.
  • The Buzzard in GTA V has a search light, like the Frogger, Maverick and Police Maverick. However, if somehow turned on, it will glitch and face upwards.

See Also

  • Buzzard Attack Chopper - Attack variant appearing in The Ballad of Gay Tony dubbed as "Buzzard", which returns to GTA V, renamed "Buzzard Attack Chopper".
  • Buzzard 1 - A police helicopter with a similar name.


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