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{{Images|Current Design Gallery images for both variants.}}
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = Buzzard
 
| name = Buzzard
| front_image = Buzzard-TBOGT-front.jpg
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| front_image = BuzzardAttackChopper-GTAV-front.png
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| rear_image = BuzzardAttackChopper-GTAV-rear.png
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| caption = A '''Buzzard Attack Chopper''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
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| front_image2 = Buzzard-GTAV-front.png
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| rear_image2 = Buzzard-GTAV-rear.png
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| caption2 = An unarmed '''Buzzard''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
| caption = The Buzzard in ''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]''. <small>([http://gta.wikia.com/File:Golden_Buzzard-TBOGT-front.jpg Golden version])</small>
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| aka = Buzzard Attack Chopper <small>(Attack variant, GTA V)</small><br>
| vehicle_type = Military vehicle
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<code>BUZZARD2</code> <small>(Unarmed variant; Internal name)</small>
| body_style= Light attack helicopter
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| price = $2,000,000 <small>([[Grand Theft Auto V|Story Mode]])</small><br>$1,750,000 <small>([[Grand Theft Auto Online|Online]])</small><br><small>([[Warstock Cache & Carry|Warstock Cache & Carry]])</small>
| capacity = 2 (pilot and passenger)
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| vehicle_class = Helicopters
| appearances = ''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''
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| vehicle_type = Prototype military helicopter <small>(TBoGT)</small><br>Military/Law enforcement helicopter <small>(GTA V)</small>
}}
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| body_style= Light attack helicopter <small>(TBoGT/GTA V)</small><br>Light observation helicopter <small>(unarmed variant, GTA V)</small>
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| capacity = 2 <small>(pilot and passenger, TBoGT)</small><br>4 <small>(pilot and three passengers, GTA V)</small>
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| appearances = ''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''
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| manufacturer = [[Nagasaki]]
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| related = [[Sparrow]]<br>[[Sea Sparrow]]<br>[[Hunter]]<br>[[Annihilator]]<br>[[Valkyrie]]<br>[[Savage]]
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}}{{Quote|The Buzzard is a light, compact helicopter for military or millionaire use. With a 5-bladed main rotor and a top speed of 175mph, it's widely considered to be the best performing helicopter in its class. These hardly ever drop out of the sky like a stone. Helicopters are one of the safest ways to travel.| [[Warstock Cache & Carry]] description, Buzzard Attack Chopper.}}
   
{{quote|The ultimate party starter: light, manueverable and armed with rockets and a high-caliber machine gun|[[Rockstar Games]] Official Website}}
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The [[Nagasaki]] '''Buzzard''' is a small attack [[Helicopters|helicopter]] featured in ''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]'' and, along with an unarmed variant, in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
   
The '''Buzzard''' is a small attack [[helicopter]] featured in ''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
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==Description==
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===''The Ballad of Gay Tony''===
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{{quote|The ultimate party starter: light, maneuvrable and armed with rockets and a high-calibre machine gun|TBoGT Official Website.}}
   
In a special report by [[Weazel News]], the Buzzard is considered an illegal attack helicopter, but the [[LCPD in GTA IV Era|LCPD]] won't really put an effort into stopping a Buzzard until it fires on a police officer.
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Similarly [[Vehicle Mounted Weapons|armed]] with machine guns as the [[Annihilator]], as well as additionally featuring rocket pods, the Buzzard is evidently an [[wp:Boeing AH-6|AH-6]], an attack variant of the [[wp:MD Helicopters MH-6 Little Bird|MH-6 Little Bird]] light observation helicopter, which in turn is a military version of the [[wp:Hughes OH-6 Cayuse|OH-6 Cayuse]] and the [[wp:MD Helicopters MD 500|MD 500C]]. The Buzzard also features a [[wp:Forward looking infrared|FLIR (Forward looking infrared)]] pod under the cabin, similar to the real life [[wp:MD Helicopters MH-6 Little Bird#Variants|AH/MH6M Little Bird variant]]. It's important to note that the Buzzard has the old-style tail stabilizer, characteristic of the MD-500C and its corresponding defender AH/MH-6 counterparts. As mentioned above, the Buzzard is based on a military class light attack helicopter.
   
== The Ballad of Gay Tony ==
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According to in-game speech, the Buzzard that [[Luis Fernando Lopez]] intended to steal for [[Yusuf Amir]] was a prototype, meaning there is possibly only a single one in existence. The same stolen one was later repainted gold, by Yusuf - this difference would be first recognized during the mission, "[[Not So Fast]]", where Luis must use it to land on the roof of the Libertonian. [[Liberty City Police Department (HD Universe)|LCPD]] will call it a "black/gold helicopter", depending on which version Luis uses - the black Buzzard acquired by a cheat code or the gold Buzzard from Yusuf at the end of the game.
[[File:Buzzard_rockets-TBoGT.jpg|thumb|217px|Buzzard's rockets]]
 
[[File:Buzzard_rocket-TBoGT.png|thumb|150px]]
 
Similarly armed with machine guns as the [[Annihilator]], as well as additionally featuring rocket pods, the Buzzard is evidently an [[wp:MH-6 Little Bird|AH-6 Little Bird]], an attack variant of the [[wp:MH-6 Little Bird|MH-6 Little Bird]] light observation helicopter, which in turn is a military version of the [[wp:OH-6 Cayuse|OH-6 Cayuse]] and the [[wp:MD Helicopters MD 500|MD 500C]]. It's important to note that the Buzzard has the old style tail stabilizer, characteristic of the MD-500C and its corresponding defender/AH/MH-6 counterparts.
 
   
As mentioned above, the Buzzard is based off of a military class light attack helicopter. This makes it illegal, at least in [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]]. It holds two people and is equipped with two high-powered miniguns and rockets. Miniguns on the Buzzard are much more effective than those on the [[Annihilator]] - they have a much faster rate of fire, a narrower spread, and are fired both simultaneously, unlike the Annihilator which only fires one gun at a time. However, they do considerably less damage than the Annihilators guns. They also never overheat, which allows for continuous fire. The Buzzard's weakness is its bubble canopy and lack of bulletproof glass, which can prove dangerous to the pilot and passenger when faced with heavy weapons like the [[M249]] or [[Explosive Shotgun]].
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===''Grand Theft Auto V'' & ''Grand Theft Auto Online''===
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The Buzzard returns in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'', along with an unarmed variant, which is based on the [[wp:Hughes OH-6 Cayuse|Hughes OH-6 Cayuse]], itself an observation variant of the [[wp:Boeing AH-6|AH-6]] that the attack variant is based on. 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'''.
   
According to in-game speech, the Buzzard that [[Luis Fernando Lopez]] intended to steal for [[Yusuf Amir]] was a prototype, meaning there is possibly only a single one in existence. The same stolen one was later repainted gold, by Yusuf - this difference would be first recognized during the mission [[Not So Fast]] where Luis must use it to land on the roof of the Libertonian. [[LCPD]] will call it 'a black/gold helicopter', depending on which version Luis uses - the black one acquired by cheats or the gold one from Yusuf.
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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 [[Los Santos Police Department (HD Universe)|LSPD]] employs unarmed Buzzards for patrol purposes, while leaving the widely used [[Police Maverick]] for offensive purposes.
   
=== Armaments ===
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===Current Design Gallery===
* Machine Guns — A Button ([[Xbox 360]]) X Button or R1 ([[PS3]]) Left Shift ([[PC]])
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* Rockets — X Button ([[Xbox 360]]) Square Button or L1 ([[PS3]]) LMB ([[PC]]) (Note: The player should NOT use rockets at a low altitude with a sharp trajectory as the detonating rocket can destroy the helicopter and kill the player.
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{{Vehicle Design Gallery
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| Front_quarter_imagename = BuzzardAttackChopper-GTAV-front.png
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| Rear_quarter_imagename = BuzzardAttackChopper-GTAV-rear.png
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| Damage_view_imagename =
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| Dashboard_view_imagename = Buzzard_Attack_GTAVe_Interior.jpg
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}}
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{{Vehicle Design Gallery
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| Front_quarter_imagename = Buzzard-GTAV-front.png
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| Top_view_imagename =
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| Rear_quarter_imagename = Buzzard-GTAV-rear.png
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| Dashboard_view_imagename = Buzzard-Unarmed-GTAV-FPS.jpg
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}}
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== Grand Theft Auto V ==
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===Version History Gallery===
[[File:NOOSE Buzzard Art-GTAV.png|border|right]]
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{{Vehicle Design History Gallery
The Buzzard has been confirmed to return in Grand Theft Auto V, appearing on the second trailer, on the box art and in various screenshots. It is possible that it was made legal during V's events.
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| GTAIV_EFLC_Front_imagename = Buzzard-TBoGT-front.png
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| GTAIV_EFLC_Rear_imagename = Buzzard-TBoGT-rear.png
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}}
   
On the cover art, the Buzzard is seen transporting and being piloted by NOOSE units, meaning that it will most likely be used to chase the player, possibly on higher wanted levels just like the Annihilator in Grand Theft Auto IV, and that The NOOSE will return in GTA V. The Buzzard in the box art also seems to have a more blue-ish light tone, yet this is most likely only for aesthetic reasons. The buzzard has the same body shape as TBOGT, but is slightly larger in size, but still has the numbers "17340" imprinted near the helicopters tail.
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== Performance ==
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===''The Ballad of Gay Tony''===
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Designed as a light exploration/attack helicopter, the Buzzard has an excellent maneuvrability, able to turn quickly and move with a reasonable top speed (though it is not as faster as the [[Annihilator]]). It holds two people, and is equipped with two high-powered miniguns and rockets. Miniguns on the Buzzard are much more effective than those on the Annihilator - they have a much faster rate of fire, a narrower spread, and are fired both simultaneously, unlike the Annihilator, which only fires one gun at a time. However, they do considerably less damage than the Annihilators guns. They also never overheat, which allows for continuous fire.
   
==Gallery==
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The Buzzard's weakness is its bubble canopy and low bullet protection, which can prove dangerous to the pilot and passenger when faced with heavy weapons like the [[M249]] or [[Explosive Shotgun]]. Firing a rocket at the side of an [[Annihilator]] will cut it in half. However, they will not destroy an [[APC]].
<gallery spacing="small" position="center">
 
Buzzard TBOGT.png|A high angle view of the Buzzard in its natural form
 
Autoshotgun.jpg|[[Luis Lopez]] near the Buzzard.
 
Golden Buzzard-TBOGT-front.jpg|[[Yusuf Amir]]'s Golden Buzzard in [[TBOGT]].
 
Golden Buzzard-TBOGT-rear.jpg|A view of the rear of the Buzzard
 
Buzzardgold1.png|Another shot of the Buzzard shooting in [[TBOGT]].
 
Buzzardgold2.png|A direct front view of the Buzzard
 
EFLC+2011-07-28+20-56-41-23.jpg|A high angle view of the golden Buzzard
 
GoldBuzzard.png|[[Luis Lopez]] piloting a Golden Buzzard During The ''Meet Luis'' Trailer
 
File:Vlcsnap-2012-11-14-20h50m20s159.png|[[Trevor]], [[Michael]] and [[Franklin]] in front of a Buzzard in [[GTA V]].
 
Buzzard.jpg|The Buzzard in [[GTA V]], shown in a pre-release screenshot.
 
A Buzzard in GTA V.jpg|A Buzzard in [[GTA V]] flying near the [[Santa Maria Beach]] in [[Los Santos in HD Universe|Los Santos]].
 
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== Trivia ==
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====TBoGT Overview====
*Logically, [[ Yusuf|Yusuf]]'s Buzzard must be gold painted, not gold plated, as the weight of the gold would make takeoffs very difficult, if not completely impossible.
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{{Aircraft Stats
*The name "Buzzard" may be a reference to [[Buzzard 1]], a named helicopter from the [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] mission [[Reuniting the Families]].
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| Engine Type observed = Single, 5-bladed
*Firing the miniguns and rockets will not gain you a [[Wanted Level in GTA IV|wanted level]] at all if no one is hurt in the process.
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| Engine Location observed = Middle/Rear
*Firing a rocket at a [[ Annihilator |Annihilator]] from a side will cut it in half, however they will not destroy an [[APC]].
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*Firing a rocket at a low altitude (lower than about a person's height) may cause the Buzzard that you are in to be destroyed because of the rockets' firing system. Before a rocket takes flight, it is first dropped out of the container, then takes flight when the fuse lights itself. However, at ground level the fuse doesn't have enough time to ignite, thus making the rocket explode when it hits the ground.
 
*When firing the miniguns at a vehicle, the driver may burst into flames even if the car is not on fire. (Same with Annihilator.)
 
*The Buzzard's miniguns do not overheat in rapid fire like the ones on the Annihilator helicopter.
 
*In TBoGT's Multiplayer, the Buzzard's rocket fire can vary on rate of fire.
 
*The Buzzard is the only helicopter in the [[GTA IV Era]] that has five blades, despite it being the lightest.
 
*The Buzzard is attainable by [[cheats]] using your phone. Dial 359-555-2899
 
*The Buzzard, despite being a military vehicle, has a radio just like the Annihilator does. However it is turned off when entered.
 
*The Buzzard's serial number is 17-340.
 
*Like the [[Annihilator]] gunship, the tail section of the Buzzard can be torn off. However unlike the Annihilator if it is torn off, the Buzzard cannot sustain flight and will simply plummet toward the ground.
 
*The Buzzard's rockets closely resemble the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydra_70 Hydra 70], a family of rockets used in the AH-6 and many other attack aircraft.
 
*The miniguns cannot be fired while the cell phone is activated. If the player wants to fire the guns, they must hang up the phone.
 
*The Buzzard is HIGHLY maneuverable. It is able to do things that even a [[Maverick]] can't. It can fly very low to the ground, mere feet from the asphalt. It can fly between buildings without hitting them, provided the player is a skilled enough pilot. These are both excellent tactics if the player has a wanted level. Flying close to the street and flying between buildings are especially useful for shaking persistent Police helicopters. The latter is especially useful for preventing [[Police Maverick]] gunners from hitting the Buzzard.
 
*The Buzzard's rockets do not move faster than the Buzzard at top speed which makes it possible to have the Buzzard destroy itself using its own rocket without an obstacle detonating the rocket before the fuse triggers the explosion. If the rocket is fired parallel to the ground and the Buzzard moves in the same direction the rocket will detonate and right next to the Buzzard, destroying it.
 
* Like the Annihilator, the Buzzard's mini-guns do not spin while being fired.
 
* The Buzzard's miniguns shoot at a much faster rate than the ones of the Annihilator.
 
* In [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]], [[Yusuf]]'s Golden Buzzard is unlocked after the mission [[Departure Time]].
 
   
==Owners==
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===''Grand Theft Auto V'' & ''Grand Theft Auto Online''===
*[[Yusuf Amir]]
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The Buzzard handles similarly to how it did in TBoGT; the Buzzard Attack Chopper now features missiles which lock on to vehicles. Both the machine guns and rockets cannot be used at the same time, unlike in TBoGT. The missile can lock on any AI-controlled helicopter or plane, police vehicles during pursuits, and hostile persons. It is possibly one of the fastest helicopters in the game, even faster than some airplanes, this is maybe due to its small size and lightweight body, especially its weaponless variant.
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In ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]'', like in ''GTA V'', it does not feature the lock-on ability on players, except if they are piloting a helicopter or an aircraft. A skilled pilot can easily kill players using the rockets. If a co-pilot is present in the passenger seat, they have the ability to aim the rockets from a mounted camera, which can make it deadly. One should be careful however, as the open cockpit makes the player very vulnerable to gunfire.
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====TBoGT Overview====
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{{Aircraft Stats
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| Top speed defined = 152 (175mph) <small>(Website)</small>
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| Engine Type observed = Single, 5-bladed
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| Engine Location observed = Middle/Rear
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==Notable Owners==
 
*[[Abdul Amir]]
 
*[[Abdul Amir]]
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*[[Frickie Van Hardenburg]]
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*[[Los Santos Police Department (HD Universe)|Los Santos Police Department]]
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*[[Federal Investigation Bureau]]
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*[[International Affairs Agency]]
 
*[[Luis Lopez]]
 
*[[Luis Lopez]]
*[[Frickie Van Hardenburg|Frickie Van Hardenburg ]](Former)
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*[[Merryweather Security]]
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*[[Yusuf Amir]]
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*[[Military]] (GTA V)
   
== Locations==
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==Image Gallery==
''''The Ballad of Gay Tony''''
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===''The Ballad of Gay Tony''===
*[[Yusuf Amir]] gives his gold Buzzard to the player as a gift after completing the game. It will be then available at the helipad beside the golf club on the [[West River]]. It replaces the [[Swift]] there.
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Buzzard TBOGT.png|A high angle view of the Buzzard in its natural form.
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Autoshotgun.jpg|[[Luis Lopez]] near the Buzzard.
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Buzzard rockets-TBoGT.jpg|The Buzzard's machine guns and rockets.
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Buzzard rocket-TBoGT.png|A Buzzard's rocket.
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Golden Buzzard-TBOGT-front.jpg|[[Yusuf Amir]]'s golden Buzzard in TBoGT (<small>[[:File:Golden Buzzard-TBOGT-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Buzzardgold1.png|Another shot of the golden Buzzard shooting in TBoGT.
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Buzzardgold2.png|A direct front view of the golden Buzzard.
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Buzzard-TBOGT-Gold.jpg|A high angle view of the golden Buzzard.
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GoldBuzzard.png|[[Luis Lopez]] piloting a golden Buzzard during the ''Meet Luis'' trailer.
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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BuzzardAttackChopper-GTAV-Front.png|A Buzzard Attack Chopper in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
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Buzzard-GTAV-Front.png|An unarmed Buzzard in GTA V.
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Artwork-Buzzard-GTAV.jpg|Artwork of Buzzard Attack Chopper seen on GTA V's box art.
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A Buzzard in GTA V.jpg|A Buzzard Attack Chopper in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]] flying near the [[Vespucci Beach]] in [[Los Santos in HD Universe|Los Santos]].
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Grove Street2-GTA V.jpg|A Buzzard Attack Chopper in GTA V flying over [[Grove Street (HD Universe)|Grove Street]]. The gunners in the rear indicated that the vehicle has been updated, so it can carry 4 players.
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Buzzard-GTAV-RSC.jpg|The '''Buzzard''' on the [[Rockstar Games Social Club]].
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BuzzardAttackChopper-GTAV-RSC.jpg|The '''Buzzard Attack Chopper''' on the Rockstar Games Social Club.
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spotlight buzzard.jpg|NPC-controlled unarmed Buzzard in GTA V, equipped with a [[Police Maverick]] spotlight.
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Buzzard-Next-Gen-Version.jpg|A Buzzard Attack Chopper flying over [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]] in the [[Grand Theft Auto V/Trailers|next generation]] version of GTA V.
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Buzzard_Rocket.jpg|A Buzzard Attack Chopper firing the rocket in ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''.
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HeistsBuzzard-Firing-GTAV.jpg|A Buzzard attacking gunmen on the [[Los Santos Naval Port]].
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Buzzard Wreck GTA V.png|Buzzard wreck in Kortz Center after "[[The Wrap Up]]".
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== Mission Appareances ==
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===''The Ballad of Gay Tony''===
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*[[Sexy Time]]
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*[[Not So Fast]]
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*[[Departure Time]]
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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* [[Three's Company]]
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* [[Cargobob (mission)|Cargobob]]
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* [[The Merryweather Heist]]
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* [[The Bureau Raid]] (Roof Entry)
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* [[The Wrap Up]]
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* [[Legal Trouble]]
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* [[The Big Score (GTA V)|The Big Score]]
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===''Grand Theft Auto Online''===
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{{Under Construction}}
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*[[Humane Raid - Insurgents]]
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*[[Humane Raid - Valkyrie]]
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*[[The Humane Labs Raid]]
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==Locations==
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===''The Ballad of Gay Tony''===
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*[[Yusuf Amir]] gives his golden Buzzard Attack Chopper to the player as a gift after completing the game. It will be then available at the helipad beside the golf club on the [[West River]]. It replaces the [[Swift]] that was parked there.
 
*Can be spawned via cheat code, by dialing the number: 359-555-2899 (FLY-555-BUZZ).
 
*Can be spawned via cheat code, by dialing the number: 359-555-2899 (FLY-555-BUZZ).
*A black one can be obtained without cheats. After destroying the boats in [[Sexy Time]], land the black Buzzard on a road. Get into a car or bike, and drive away from it but keep the camera fixed on the Buzzard. After you have failed the mission, reverse and it will be there.
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*There is one way to obtain the black Buzzard without entering the chat code stated above. After destroying the boats in "[[Sexy Time]]," land the black Buzzard Attack Chopper on a road. Get into a car or bike, and drive away from it but keep the camera fixed on the Buzzard Attack Chopper. After you have failed the mission, reverse and it will be there.
*In multiplayer, there are multiple locations where Buzzards can be found:
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**The first two can be found at Francis International Airport on the helipads.
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In multiplayer, there are multiple locations where Buzzards can be found:
**One can be found at the heliport in southern Algonquin.
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*The first two can be found at [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International Airport]] on the helipads.
**One can be found at the helipad on the West River where the golden Buzzard is on Singleplayer.
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*One can be found at the heliport in southern Algonquin.
**One can be found at the yacht (not removed in multiplayer) just south of [[Acter Industrial Park]] and east of [[Happiness Island]].
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*One can be found at the helipad on the West River where the golden Buzzard Attack Chopper is in single player.
'''Grand Theft Auto V'''
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*One can be found at the [[Frickie's Yacht|yacht]] (not removed in multiplayer) just south of [[Acter Industrial Park]] and east of [[Happiness Island]].
*'''TBA'''
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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====Armed version====
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*Can be bought from [[Warstock Cache & Carry]] for [[Money|$]]2,500,000.
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**It may rarely spawn in a unique white paint scheme in story mode.
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*Can be found at [[Fort Zancudo]].
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*On top of the [[NOOSE Headquarters]] on [[Sustancia Road]] in [[Palomino Highlands]], [[Los Santos County]].
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*Can be spawned by using the cheat code:
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** [[File:XBox B.png|25px|B]], [[File:XBox B.png|25px|B]], '''LB''', [[File:XBox B.png|25px|B]], [[File:XBox B.png|25px|B]], [[File:XBox B.png|25px|B]], '''LB''', [[File:Xbox LTrigger.png|25px|LT]], '''RB''', [[File:XBox Y.png|25px|Y]], [[File:XBox B.png|25px|B]], [[File:XBox Y.png|25px|Y]] ([[Xbox 360]])
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** [[File:PS3 Circle.png|25px|Circle]], [[File:PS3 Circle.png|25px|Circle]], [[File:PS3 L1.png|25px|L1]], [[File:PS3 Circle.png|25px|Circle]], [[File:PS3 Circle.png|25px|Circle]], [[File:PS3 Circle.png|25px|Circle]], [[File:PS3 L1.png|25px|L1]], [[File:PS3 L2.png|25px|L2]], [[File:PS3 R1.png|25px|R1]], [[File:PS3 Triangle.png|25px|Triangle]], [[File:PS3 Circle.png|25px|Circle]], [[File:PS3 Triangle.png|25px|Triangle]] ([[PlayStation 3]])
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** buzzoff ([[Personal Computer|PC]])
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====Unarmed version====
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*It may spawn in [[South Los Santos]], [[Rancho]], [[Davis Ave]]nue, or on top of the [[Davis Sheriff/Police Station|LSPD building]] next to the [[LSPD Auto Impound|Towing Impound Lot]].
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*Can be found on the [[Mission Row Police Station|LSPD Station]] in [[Mission Row]], although once on the roof, the player will get a 3 star wanted level.
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*Can be found on the LSPD Station in [[Rancho]]. Sometimes a [[Police Maverick]] spawn at the same spot.
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*Can be seen acting as a Police Patrol Helicopter flying around the city.
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*Versions equipped with a Police Maverick spotlight can be found (rarely though) late at night, flown by NPCs over the Davis & Strawberry districts (near the [[Grove Street Garage]]).
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===''Grand Theft Auto Online''===
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*Spawns on numerous helipads at [[Rank]] 43 or higher.
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*Commonly parked at [[Los Santos Naval Port]].
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*Can be bought on Warstock Cache & Carry after reaching level 43 for [[$]]1,750,000. It can be ordered after via [[Pegasus Lifestyle Management]].
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*Will also spawn on numerous helipads, such as in the [[Paleto Bay Sheriff's Office|Paleto Bay Police Station]] helipad.
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*If a VIP owns one, his bodyguards can choose to spawn one in using the interaction menu.
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==Trivia==
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===General===
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* The name "Buzzard" may be a reference to [[Buzzard 1]], a named [[Police Maverick]] helicopter from the ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'' mission, "[[Reuniting the Families]]".
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* The name may also be a reference to the AH/MH-6 Little Bird Attack Helicopter, as a Buzzard is a type of Bird.
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=== The Ballad of Gay Tony===
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*Despite it being considered an illegal helicopter in Liberty City, flying it will not give the player a wanted level.
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*Firing the miniguns and rockets will not gain you a [[Wanted Level in GTA IV|wanted level]] at all if no one is hurt in the process.
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*Firing a rocket at a low altitude (lower than about a person's height) may cause the Buzzard that the player is in to be destroyed because of the rockets' firing system. Before a rocket takes flight, it is first dropped out of the container, then takes flight when the fuse lights itself. However, at ground level the fuse doesn't have enough time to ignite, thus making the rocket explode when it hits the ground.
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*When firing the miniguns at a vehicle, the driver may burst into flames even if the car is not on fire. (Same with Annihilator and the APC.)
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*In TBoGT's Multiplayer, the Buzzard's rocket fire can vary on rate of fire.
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*The Buzzard, despite being a military vehicle, has a radio just like the [[Annihilator]] does. However it is turned off when entered.
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*Like the Annihilator, the tail section of the Buzzard can be torn off. However unlike the Annihilator if it is torn off, the Buzzard cannot sustain flight and will simply plummet toward the ground.
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*The Buzzard's rockets do not move faster than the Buzzard at top speed, which makes it possible to destroy the vehicle using its own rocket without an obstacle detonating the rocket before the fuse triggers the explosion. If the rocket is fired parallel to the ground and the Buzzard moves in the same direction, the rocket will detonate and right next to the Buzzard, destroying it.
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*Like the Annihilator, the Buzzard's miniguns do not spin while being fired.
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*In TBoGT, standing on the Buzzard's rockets while turned off will cause Luis to trip even if nothing happened.
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*Oddly, bullet belts are placed onto the minigun's cannons, instead of being placed in the main body. This can be easily seen aiming to the stub wings with a weapon in the copilot seat.
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===''Grand Theft Auto V'' & ''Online''===
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*Despite the description saying it "hardly falls like a stone from the sky", ironically in [[Grand Theft Auto V|Grand Theft Auto V's]] story mode, it is destroyed numerous times, mostly in missions.
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*In ''Grand Theft Auto V'', the Buzzard's miniguns can rotate vertically when these are controlled by [[Merryweather Security|Merryweather]]. These cannot do this outside of missions.
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* In ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]'', when doing a standard air race in the Buzzard, the weaponless variant is used.
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*In ''Grand Theft Auto V'', the Buzzard Attack Chopper seems to fire RPG shells, rather than its [[wp:Hydra 70|Hydra 70]] rockets fitted in the pods. This is best seen when one have the camera on cinematic view and having it on slow-motion by pressing [[File:PS3 R3.png|20px|R3]], or by using the Slow-Motion cheat. The reason for this is unknown, but it is likely added in due to balancing reasons since the [[RPG]] is just as effective as the Buzzard Attack Chopper's rockets.
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*The cheat code used to spawn the Buzzard Attack Chopper is the same cheat used to spawn the [[Rhino]] tank in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'', with a few button modifications.
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*The Buzzard Attack Chopper in ''GTA V'' has the same code below the main propeller as its TBoGT version. The unarmed variant features MP over it, which will stand for "Military Police".
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*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]].
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*Oddly, in ''GTA Online'', when a passenger using the mounted camera rockets successfully destroys another player's [[Mors Mutual Insurance|insured]] personal vehicle, the players in the Buzzard Attack Chopper will not have to pay for the insurance costs or get a strike as being a "bad sport".
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*The Buzzard Attack Chopper in both ''GTA V'' and ''GTA Online'' can aim both ground and aerial targets, even despite [[JT Boyd]] claims that is equipped with air-to-ground missiles (in Online).
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* In the enhanced version of ''GTA V'', the minigun barrels rotate when fired.
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* As of patch 1.17, the machine gun's aim is reset to a large dot. However, this can be changed in the settings menu.
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* The player can actually change the sound of the machine guns being fired in ''GTA V''. To do this, the player must find a cinematic camera and fire the machine guns, a specific cinematic view will make the sound higher pitched, the player must not let go of firing the guns, but release the cinematic camera, the guns now produce a higher pitched sound.
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** This can also be done with the [[Annihilator]] and [[P-996 Lazer]].
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* 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.
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* 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.
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*The pilot of the unarmed Buzzards that fly above the Los Santos River are members of the [[NOOSE]].
   
== See also ==
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==See Also==
* [[Hunter]], [[Sea Sparrow]] and [[Annihilator]], other attack helicopters in the [[Grand Theft Auto]] series.
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*[[Hunter]] an attack helicopter featured in the [[3D Universe]].
* [[APC]], another armed attack vehicle introduced in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]].
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*[[Annihilator]], an Armed law-enforcement helicopter featured in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' and its episodes.
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*[[Sea Sparrow]], another light attack helicopter featuerd in the 3D Universe.
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*[[APC]], another armed attack vehicle in ''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]''.
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*[[Savage]], another attack Helicopter featured in ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]'' as part of the [[Heists Update]]
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*[[Valkyrie]], another light attack helicopter featured exclusively for ''Grand Theft Auto Online'' as part of the Heists Update.
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*[[Buzzard 1]], a police helicopter with a similar name.
   
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"The Buzzard is a light, compact helicopter for military or millionaire use. With a 5-bladed main rotor and a top speed of 175mph, it's widely considered to be the best performing helicopter in its class. These hardly ever drop out of the sky like a stone. Helicopters are one of the safest ways to travel."
Warstock Cache & Carry description, Buzzard Attack Chopper.

The Nagasaki Buzzard is a small attack helicopter featured in The Ballad of Gay Tony and, along with an unarmed variant, in Grand Theft Auto V.

DescriptionEdit

The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

"The ultimate party starter: light, maneuvrable and armed with rockets and a high-calibre machine gun"
―TBoGT Official Website.

Similarly armed with machine guns as the Annihilator, as well as additionally featuring rocket pods, the Buzzard is evidently an AH-6, an attack variant of the MH-6 Little Bird light observation helicopter, which in turn is a military version of the OH-6 Cayuse and the MD 500C. The Buzzard also features a FLIR (Forward looking infrared) pod under the cabin, similar to the real life AH/MH6M Little Bird variant. It's important to note that the Buzzard has the old-style tail stabilizer, characteristic of the MD-500C and its corresponding defender AH/MH-6 counterparts. As mentioned above, the Buzzard is based on a military class light attack helicopter.

According to in-game speech, the Buzzard that Luis Fernando Lopez intended to steal for Yusuf Amir was a prototype, meaning there is possibly only a single one in existence. The same stolen one was later repainted gold, by Yusuf - this difference would be first recognized during the mission, "Not So Fast", where Luis must use it to land on the roof of the Libertonian. LCPD will call it a "black/gold helicopter", depending on which version Luis uses - the black Buzzard acquired by a cheat code or the gold Buzzard from Yusuf at the end of the game.

Grand Theft Auto V & Grand Theft Auto OnlineEdit

The Buzzard returns in Grand Theft Auto V, along with an unarmed variant, which is based on the Hughes OH-6 Cayuse, itself an observation variant of the AH-6 that the attack variant is based on. 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.

Current Design GalleryEdit

Version History GalleryEdit

Performance Edit

The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

Designed as a light exploration/attack helicopter, the Buzzard has an excellent maneuvrability, able to turn quickly and move with a reasonable top speed (though it is not as faster as the Annihilator). It holds two people, and is equipped with two high-powered miniguns and rockets. Miniguns on the Buzzard are much more effective than those on the Annihilator - they have a much faster rate of fire, a narrower spread, and are fired both simultaneously, unlike the Annihilator, which only fires one gun at a time. However, they do considerably less damage than the Annihilators guns. They also never overheat, which allows for continuous fire.

The Buzzard's weakness is its bubble canopy and low bullet protection, which can prove dangerous to the pilot and passenger when faced with heavy weapons like the M249 or Explosive Shotgun. Firing a rocket at the side of an Annihilator will cut it in half. However, they will not destroy an APC.

TBoGT OverviewEdit

Source Take-Off Speed
(0 - 60 knots)
Top Speed
(knots)
Engine Type Engine Location Mass
(Kg / lb)

Defined/Claimed
(i.e. Game data definitions.)

n/a n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Observed/Tested
(i.e recorded on Airspeed Indicator)

n/a n/a

Single, 5-bladed

Middle/Rear

Mass cannot be observed.

Grand Theft Auto V & Grand Theft Auto OnlineEdit

The Buzzard handles similarly to how it did in TBoGT; the Buzzard Attack Chopper now features missiles which lock on to vehicles. Both the machine guns and rockets cannot be used at the same time, unlike in TBoGT. The missile can lock on any AI-controlled helicopter or plane, police vehicles during pursuits, and hostile persons. It is possibly one of the fastest helicopters in the game, even faster than some airplanes, this is maybe due to its small size and lightweight body, especially its weaponless variant.

In Grand Theft Auto Online, like in GTA V, it does not feature the lock-on ability on players, except if they are piloting a helicopter or an aircraft. A skilled pilot can easily kill players using the rockets. If a co-pilot is present in the passenger seat, they have the ability to aim the rockets from a mounted camera, which can make it deadly. One should be careful however, as the open cockpit makes the player very vulnerable to gunfire.

TBoGT OverviewEdit

Source Take-Off Speed
(0 - 60 knots)
Top Speed
(knots)
Engine Type Engine Location Mass
(Kg / lb)

Defined/Claimed
(i.e. Game data definitions.)

n/a 152 (175mph) (Website)

n/a

n/a

n/a

Observed/Tested
(i.e recorded on Airspeed Indicator)

n/a n/a

Single, 5-bladed

Middle/Rear

Mass cannot be observed.

Notable OwnersEdit

Image GalleryEdit

The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

Mission Appareances Edit

The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

Grand Theft Auto OnlineEdit

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LocationsEdit

The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

Singleplayer
  • Yusuf Amir gives his golden Buzzard Attack Chopper to the player as a gift after completing the game. It will be then available at the helipad beside the golf club on the West River. It replaces the Swift that was parked there.
  • Can be spawned via cheat code, by dialing the number: 359-555-2899 (FLY-555-BUZZ).
  • There is one way to obtain the black Buzzard without entering the chat code stated above. After destroying the boats in "Sexy Time," land the black Buzzard Attack Chopper on a road. Get into a car or bike, and drive away from it but keep the camera fixed on the Buzzard Attack Chopper. After you have failed the mission, reverse and it will be there.
Multiplayer

In multiplayer, there are multiple locations where Buzzards can be found:

  • The first two can be found at Francis International Airport on the helipads.
  • One can be found at the heliport in southern Algonquin.
  • One can be found at the helipad on the West River where the golden Buzzard Attack Chopper is in single player.
  • One can be found at the yacht (not removed in multiplayer) just south of Acter Industrial Park and east of Happiness Island.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

Armed versionEdit

Unarmed versionEdit

Grand Theft Auto OnlineEdit

  • Spawns on numerous helipads at Rank 43 or higher.
  • Commonly parked at Los Santos Naval Port.
  • Can be bought on Warstock Cache & Carry after reaching level 43 for $1,750,000. It can be ordered after via Pegasus Lifestyle Management.
  • Will also spawn on numerous helipads, such as in the Paleto Bay Police Station helipad.
  • If a VIP owns one, his bodyguards can choose to spawn one in using the interaction menu.

TriviaEdit

GeneralEdit

The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

  • Despite it being considered an illegal helicopter in Liberty City, flying it will not give the player a wanted level.
  • Firing the miniguns and rockets will not gain you a wanted level at all if no one is hurt in the process.
  • Firing a rocket at a low altitude (lower than about a person's height) may cause the Buzzard that the player is in to be destroyed because of the rockets' firing system. Before a rocket takes flight, it is first dropped out of the container, then takes flight when the fuse lights itself. However, at ground level the fuse doesn't have enough time to ignite, thus making the rocket explode when it hits the ground.
  • When firing the miniguns at a vehicle, the driver may burst into flames even if the car is not on fire. (Same with Annihilator and the APC.)
  • In TBoGT's Multiplayer, the Buzzard's rocket fire can vary on rate of fire.
  • The Buzzard, despite being a military vehicle, has a radio just like the Annihilator does. However it is turned off when entered.
  • Like the Annihilator, the tail section of the Buzzard can be torn off. However unlike the Annihilator if it is torn off, the Buzzard cannot sustain flight and will simply plummet toward the ground.
  • The Buzzard's rockets do not move faster than the Buzzard at top speed, which makes it possible to destroy the vehicle using its own rocket without an obstacle detonating the rocket before the fuse triggers the explosion. If the rocket is fired parallel to the ground and the Buzzard moves in the same direction, the rocket will detonate and right next to the Buzzard, destroying it.
  • Like the Annihilator, the Buzzard's miniguns do not spin while being fired.
  • In TBoGT, standing on the Buzzard's rockets while turned off will cause Luis to trip even if nothing happened.
  • Oddly, bullet belts are placed onto the minigun's cannons, instead of being placed in the main body. This can be easily seen aiming to the stub wings with a weapon in the copilot seat.

Grand Theft Auto V & OnlineEdit

  • Despite the description saying it "hardly falls like a stone from the sky", ironically in Grand Theft Auto V's story mode, it is destroyed numerous times, mostly in missions.
  • In Grand Theft Auto V, the Buzzard's miniguns can rotate vertically when these are controlled by Merryweather. These cannot do this outside of missions.
  • In Grand Theft Auto Online, when doing a standard air race in the Buzzard, the weaponless variant is used.
  • In Grand Theft Auto V, the Buzzard Attack Chopper seems to fire RPG shells, rather than its Hydra 70 rockets fitted in the pods. This is best seen when one have the camera on cinematic view and having it on slow-motion by pressing PS3 R3, or by using the Slow-Motion cheat. The reason for this is unknown, but it is likely added in due to balancing reasons since the RPG is just as effective as the Buzzard Attack Chopper's rockets.
  • The cheat code used to spawn the Buzzard Attack Chopper is the same cheat used to spawn the Rhino tank in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, with a few button modifications.
  • The Buzzard Attack Chopper in GTA V has the same code below the main propeller as its TBoGT version. The unarmed variant features MP over it, which will stand for "Military Police".
  • 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.
  • Oddly, in GTA Online, when a passenger using the mounted camera rockets successfully destroys another player's insured personal vehicle, the players in the Buzzard Attack Chopper will not have to pay for the insurance costs or get a strike as being a "bad sport".
  • The Buzzard Attack Chopper in both GTA V and GTA Online can aim both ground and aerial targets, even despite JT Boyd claims that is equipped with air-to-ground missiles (in Online).
  • In the enhanced version of GTA V, the minigun barrels rotate when fired.
  • As of patch 1.17, the machine gun's aim is reset to a large dot. However, this can be changed in the settings menu.
  • The player can actually change the sound of the machine guns being fired in GTA V. To do this, the player must find a cinematic camera and fire the machine guns, a specific cinematic view will make the sound higher pitched, the player must not let go of firing the guns, but release the cinematic camera, the guns now produce a higher pitched sound.
  • 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.
  • The pilot of the unarmed Buzzards that fly above the Los Santos River are members of the NOOSE.

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