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| name = Maverick
 
| name = Maverick
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| caption = The new Maverick in [[GTA V]]
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| caption = A '''Maverick''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
| manufacturer = [[Western Company]]
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| manufacturer = [[Western Company]] <small>(GTA IV)</small><br>[[Buckingham]] <small>(GTA V)</small>
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| price = $780,000 <small>([[Elitás Travel|Elitastravel.com]])</small>
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| vehicle_class = Helicopters
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian helicopter
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian helicopter
 
| body_style = 4-door [[helicopter]]
 
| body_style = 4-door [[helicopter]]
| capacity = 4 (pilot and 3 passengers)
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| capacity = 4 <small>(pilot and three passengers)</small>
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]] (in missions)<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]}}
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]] {{H:title|CheatDevice only|[!]}}<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]<br>[[The Lost and Damned]]<br>[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''
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| variants = [[Helitours Maverick]]<br>[[Police Maverick]]<br>[[News Chopper]]<br>[[VCN Maverick]]}}{{Quote|A two-bladed, twin-engine helicopter, the Maverick was manufactured in [[Canada]], but you shouldn't let that put you off. Originally designed for military use, when the army rejected them for looking too 'French', they became hugely popular with rich social climbers for exactly the same reason. Used by law enforcement for surveillance operations, you'll often see them hovering above inner city African American neighborhoods. Billion candlepower spotlight and loudspeaker optional, but trust us, it's fun to play with over poor neighborhoods at night.|[[Elitás Travel]] webpage}}
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The '''Maverick''' is a civilian [[helicopter]] featured in every game after ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]''. It is manufactured by [[Western Company]] and [[Buckingham]] in the [[HD Universe]].
   
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==Design==
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The Maverick is one of the longest-recurring helicopters in the GTA series, appearing in all games since ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]'', with the exceptions being ''[[Grand Theft Auto Advance]]'' and [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]. It has also shared the same general design throughout the series.
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The Maverick is generally based on a basic real-life helicopter, more specifically a [[wp:Bell 206|Bell 206]].
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City''===
 
{{q|Executive helicopter for high rollers, big spenders, and tourists.|GTA Vice City Website.}}
 
{{q|Executive helicopter for high rollers, big spenders, and tourists.|GTA Vice City Website.}}
   
The '''Maverick''' is a civilian [[helicopter]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]], [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], and [[Grand Theft Auto:V]]. The Maverick has also appeared in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]] but it is not intended for the player to use.
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In GTA Vice City, the Maverick is a fully accessible vehicle, available in quite a few places, and it is the only helicopter that is available in a variety of colors. There is also another smaller two-passenger version dubbed [[VCN Maverick]] that is used by the [[Vice City News]].
   
==Overview==
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
The Maverick is based on the [[wp:Bell 206|Bell 206]] L Longranger, but the GTA IV rendition features four blades on its main rotor, similar to the [[wp:Bell 407|Bell 407]], but retaining the body design of previous Mavericks (pre-release material such as [[television]] footage, suggests GTA IV's Maverick was originally intended to retain its two blade rotor).
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In GTA San Andreas, the Maverick is essentially the same helicopter, but with slightly altered handling, a different graphics and a new sound. As in GTA Vice City, there is also a news helicopter version of the Maverick, the [[News Chopper]],
   
Overall, the Maverick is a good choice of transport in GTA Vice City, but GTA San Andreas has many better options. In GTA IV, most helicopters are just variants of the Maverick, so for style go for a different variant (like a [[Helitours Maverick]]). However, for function, go for an [[Annihilator]] as it has weaponry and is the fastest helicopter in the game. Since GTA Vice City, the [[police]] has their own version of the Maverick called the [[Police Maverick]].
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories''===
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The Maverick in GTA Liberty City Stories is not intended to be obtained by the player. However, it can be obtained by the player during the missions [[Calm Before the Storm]] given by [[Joseph Daniel O'Toole]]<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Sg1zAJ3gFY Tutorial: Stealing the Helicopter in "Calm Before the Storm" on YouTube by GTAmissions]</ref> and [[False Idols]] given by [[Ned Burner]]<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sO3BAqsa3s Tutorial: Stealing the Helicopter in "False Idols" on YouTube by GTAmissions]</ref>. It's unusually fast and can reach high speeds in a matter of three seconds, which is not possible in other games (since it's somewhat scripted to be faster). Moving the camera moves the helicopter (because the right analog stick was to alternatively control a helicopter in ''Vice City''.) The blades are used of that of an AI-controlled [[Police Maverick]], and the blades renders transparency incorrectly when they are viewed through the blades (i.e. trees.)
   
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
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In GTA IV the Maverick has been changed slightly, including new crash animations, four rotor blades, blinking lights, new sound and improved design, although it still remains similar to the previous renditions of the Maverick and shows similar flight abilities.
   
===GTA Vice City GTA Vice City Stories===
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The Maverick is still based on the [[wp:Bell 206|Bell 206]] L Longranger, but features four blades on its main rotor, similar to the [[wp:Bell 407|Bell 407]]. In-game, it retains the body design of previous Mavericks.
In GTA Vice City, the Maverick is a fully accessible vehicle, available in quite a few places. It has a moderate maximum speed, can survive some damage, and it is the only helicopter that is available in a variety of colors. There is also another smaller two-passenger version dubbed [[VCN Maverick]] that is used by the [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]] News Network.
 
   
In GTA San Andreas, the Maverick is essentially the same helicopter, but with slightly altered handling, and a new sound. As in GTA Vice City, there is also a news helicopter version of the Maverick, the [[News Chopper]], that can be seen flying along with the [[Police Maverick]] once the player reaches a 4-star wanted level.
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In addition to the aforementioned difference in rotor design (a two-blade rotor replaced by a four-blade variety), pre-release materials also depict earlier forms of the Maverick as having shut rear doors, as opposed to slid open doors in the final version.
   
In GTA Vice City Stories, the Maverick is used in some missions. During the mission ''[[High Wire]]'', a magnet is attached to the Maverick to act like a sky crane, which is not available outside the mission. [[Lance Vance|Lance]] also owns one, which is seen occasionally in the game.
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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The Maverick returns in [[Grand Theft Auto V]], looking similar to its previous versions. It is now manufactured by [[Buckingham]] (suggesting that sometime between 2008 and 2013 Buckingham bought out the [[Western Company]] or the manufacturing rights to the [[Maverick]] and [[Police Maverick]]). The Maverick that appears has its design based on that of the [[wp:Bell 206|Bell 206L Longranger]]. Compared to its previous rendition it features a smoother fuselage design and also more modern skids. Similar to older designs, it features a two rotor blades. The helicopter is now fitted with a camera as well like the [[Police Maverick]] which is usable by the passenger.
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Like the actual [[Police Maverick]], it features 2 mounted winches, unusable by the player in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'', however usable - to an extent - in ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''.
   
The Maverick in GTA Liberty City Stories is not intended to be obtained by the player. However, it can be obtained by the player during the missions [[Calm Before the Storm]] given by [[Joseph Daniel O'Toole]]<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Sg1zAJ3gFY Tutorial: Stealing the Helicopter in "Calm Before the Storm" on YouTube by GTAmissions]</ref> and [[False Idols]] given by [[Ned Burner]]<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sO3BAqsa3s Tutorial: Stealing the Helicopter in "False Idols" on YouTube by GTAmissions]</ref>. The Maverick can be obtained more easily by using [http://www.cheatdevice.com/ this trainer for the PSP version of the game]. It is unusually fast and can reach high speeds in a matter of three seconds, which is not possible with the Maverick in other games. Moving the camera moves the helicopter (because the right analog stick was to alternatively control a helicopter in Vice City.) The blades are used of that of an AI-controlled [[Police Maverick]], and the blades renders transparency incorrectly when they are viewed through the blades (i.e. trees.)
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===Current Design Gallery===
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{{Vehicle Design Gallery
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===Version History Gallery===
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{{Vehicle Design History Gallery
Maverick-GTAVC-front.jpg|GTA Vice City.
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| GTAVC_Front_imagename = Maverick-GTAVC-front.jpg
Maverick-GTASA-front.jpg|GTA San Andreas.
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| GTAVC_Rear_imagename =
Maverick-GTALCS.jpg|GTA Liberty City Stories.
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| GTASA_Front_imagename = Maverick-GTASA-front.jpg
Maverick-GTAVCS-front.jpg|GTA Vice City Stories.
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Maverick-GTA4-front.jpg|A maverick in GTA IV
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| GTALCS_Front_imagename = Maverick-GTALCS.jpg
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| GTAVCS_Front_imagename = Maverick-GTAVCS-front.jpg
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}}
   
===GTA IV===
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==Performance==
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In most GTA games, the Maverick is offered as the first controllable helicopter and usually early in the game's story, probably because its balanced performance makes it relatively easy to maneuver than other helicopters.
   
In GTA IV the Maverick has been changed slightly, including new crash animations, four rotor blades, blinking lights, new sound and improved design, although it still remains similar to the previous renditions of the Maverick and shows similar flight abilities. In GTA IV, the Maverick is the only civilian helicopter, and it may be found at either [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International Airport]], some of the helipads, on skyscraper helipads, the Alderney Heliport above the Booth Tunnel or even during [[Brucie Kibbutz|Brucie's]] Heli Ride activity. [[File:Maverick_badges.png|thumb]]Since this is an unarmed helicopter (unless a passenger is shooting a weapon), this is not advised for chases or any fighting in general.
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Overall, the Maverick is a good choice of transport, but is unsuitable for combat purposes, since it lacks armor, as well as an own set of weaponry.
   
When the player unlocks Brucie's Chopper ability, or visits [[Higgins Helitours]], the player can spot this humorous message on the "A" pillar while in the passenger seat: "This helicopter might crash but we really don't care if it does, refer to flight manual for help."
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===3D Universe===
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In the 3D Universe, the Maverick is a short, nimble, basic helicopter. It has a high top speed, forward thrust is acceptable, and its manoeuvrability it on par with most competitors. Durability is rather slack due to its thin bodywork and overall 'light' design, making it unsuitable for long-time air pursuits or for purposeful crashing, as it can only take several crashes, and a small amount of bullets before it begins to smoke and break down.
   
In addition to the aforementioned difference in rotor design (a two-blade rotor replaced by a four-blade variety), pre-release materials also depict earlier forms of the Maverick as having shut rear doors, as opposed to slid open doors in the final version.
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
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A major improvement in GTA IV, the Maverick returns as a slightly bigger, more durable, and experimental vehicle. The Maverick is now even faster and more manoeuvrable, largely due to the changes to the general handling of both land an air vehicles to GTA IV.
   
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Durability is acceptable for its purpose, and thanks to its bodywork, can still take numerous beatings before it falls out of the sky.
Maverick-GTA4-twoblade-art.jpg|Pre-release GTA IV game art of an early Maverick with a two-blade rotor and closed rear doors,
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GTAIV 2013-03-31 21-22-05-16.jpg|Maverick's Beta version as seen in "[[I'm Rich]]".
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Stability is rather disappointing. Even despite the 4-blade design, the helicopter has limited stability and cornering can be very unresponsive, and landing can be more trouble after slowing down or performing a quick turn or manoeuvre.
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==== GTA IV Overview ====
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{{Aircraft Stats
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|Engine Type observed = Single engine, 4-bladed rotor
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|Engine Location observed = Middle/Rear
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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The Maverick returns to GTA V with a major upgrade in its handling. Its top speed and take-off capabilities are still the same, however it is now more rigid and can manoeuvre with ease, all despite its downgraded 2-blade system. It is also much more durable than the previous renditions; albeit with the exception of high-speed impacts resulting in an instant explosion, a property found on all aircraft in the game.
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==== GTA V Overview ====
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{{Aircraft Stats
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|Engine Type defined = Twin engine, 2-bladed rotor <small>(Website)</small>
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|Engine Type observed = Single engine, 2-bladed rotor
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|Engine Location observed = Middle/Rear
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}}
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==Image Gallery==
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Maverick-GTA4-twoblade-art.jpg|Pre-release ''GTA IV'' game art of an early Maverick with a two-blade rotor and closed rear doors.
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Maverick-TV-GTAIV.jpg|Maverick's Beta version as seen in "[[I'm Rich]]", a T.V show in [[GTA IV]].
 
Maverick-GTA4-twoblade-WeazelNews.jpg|A similar Maverick in a [[Weazel News]] program on television in GTA IV.
 
Maverick-GTA4-twoblade-WeazelNews.jpg|A similar Maverick in a [[Weazel News]] program on television in GTA IV.
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Maverick-GTAIV-Decals.png|Maverick Badges.
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Maverick-GTAIV-WarningMessage01.jpg|Warning message on the pillar.
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Maverick-GTAIV-WarningMessage02.jpg|Another warning message on the Maverick's dashboard.
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Mavericks-GTAV.jpg|Mavericks in GTA V.
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Maverick-GTAV-front.png|Maverick in ''GTA V''.
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Maverick-GTAV-RSC.jpg|The '''Maverick''' on the [[Rockstar Games Social Club]].
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Parachute Jump Maverick.png|One of the parachute jump Mavericks in [[GTA V]].
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Maverick in flight .png|Another Maverick in flight in [[GTA V]].
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Maverick-ChiliadStateWilderness-GTAV.jpg|An orange Maverick hovering over a pack of [[Deer]] in the enhanced version of GTA V.
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GTA Online Protagonist Rappeling from Maverick.png|[[GTA Online Protagonist]] rappelling from a Maverick in [[GTA Online]].
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Maverick-GTAV-FrontQuarter.jpg|Maverick in GTA V. <small>([[:File:Maverick-GTAV-RearQuarter.jpg|Rear quarter view]])</small>
 
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== GTA V ==
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== Variants ==
In GTA V, the Maverick sees a significant change in appearance, and looks to now be modeled after the Eurocopter EC135 as opposed to the Bell 206.
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{{Images|Remaining variants.}}
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===Police Maverick===
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{{Main|Police Maverick}}
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Mavericks adopted for use by the [[police]]. With the exception in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'', all Police Mavericks are based on the civilian version.
   
== Owners ==
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* [[Lance Vance]] - as seen in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA VC]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA VCS]].
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PoliceMaverick-GTAVC-front.jpg|''GTA VC''
* [[Massimo Torini]] - Massimo owns a Maverick that is jet black with two white stripes as seen during the missions [[Calm Before the Storm]] and [[The Sicilian Gambit]]. (Note that the Maverick in Calm Before the Storm is completely indestructible, while the one in The Sicilian Gambit is normal.)[[File:Calmbeforethestormmaverick.jpg|thumb|Massimo Torini's unique helicopter keep-able only with trainers]]
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PoliceMaverick-GTASA-front.jpg|''GTA SA''
* [[Reni Wassulmaier]] - owns a gray Maverick with two pink stripes as seen during the mission [[Accidents Will Happen]].
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PoliceMaverick-GTALCS-front.jpg|''GTA LCS''
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VCPDMaverick-GTAVCS-front.jpg|''GTA VCS'','''VCPD Maverick'''
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PoliceMaverick-GTAIV-front.png|''GTA IV/EFLC''
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===VCN Maverick/News Chopper===
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{{Main|VCN Maverick}}{{Main|News Chopper}}
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Mavericks modified into news helicopters.
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VCNMaverick-GTAVC-front.jpg|'''VCN Maverick''', ''GTA VC''
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NewsChopper-GTASA-front.jpg|'''News Chopper''', ''GTA SA''
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===Helitours Maverick===
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{{Main|Helitours Maverick}}
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Mavericks used by [[Higgins Helitours]] for heli tour activities. Available in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City]]''.
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HelitoursMaverick-GTAIV-front.png|'''GTA IV/EFLC'''
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===Coastguard Maverick===
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{{Main|Coastguard Maverick}}
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A cut Maverick in ''GTA Vice City'' and ''GTA Vice City Stories'' intended as a variant used by the Coastguard.
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===Special Variants===
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* An all-black Maverick appears in [[Interdiction]] used by the [[Central Intelligence Agency|CIA]], with four gunners on the sides.
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Maverick-GTASA-CIA-front.jpg|The all-black CIA Maverick in GTA San Andreas, seen during [[Interdiction]].
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* A black with two white stripes Maverick appears in [[Calm Before the Storm]] and [[The Sicilian Gambit]].
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Calmbeforethestormmaverick.jpg|Massimo Torini's unique Maverick, obtainable only with trainers.
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* A black Maverick appears in [[Caught in the Act]]. Even modifying the Maverick with Black Cars cheat will not make it jet black as this one.
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CaughtintheAct-GTALCS3.jpg|The black Maverick approaching the player during "[[Caught in the Act]]".
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* A white Maverick with red stripes appears in [[Dust Off]] and [[Paper Trail]].
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* A Maverick with white with yellow stripes appears in [[A Revenger's Tragedy]].
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* An all-black Maverick appears only in [[Babysitting]], [[Ladies' Night]] and [[In the Crosshairs]].
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* A unique baby blue Maverick appears in [[Unknowing the Truth]]. To obtain it, the player have to betray the group and finishing the mission without leaving the helicopter too far away.
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Maverick-heilcopter-kifflom-GTAV.png|The [[Epsilon Program]] variant of the Maverick.
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==Prominent Appearances in Missions==
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City''===
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* During "[[In The Beginning...]]", The Vances arrive at the deal in an all-black Maverick.
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* During "[[Phnom Penh '86]]", used to assault a mansion on [[Prawn Island]].
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* During "[[All Hands On Deck]]", two Mavericks are used to assault [[Colonel Cortez]]'s yacht.
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* During "[[Hit the Courier]]", the courier will arrive in a Maverick to deliver the counterfeit plates.
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
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* During "[[The Da Nang Thang]]", [[Little Lion]] and [[Carl Johnson]] use a Maverick to assault a Cargoship.
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* During "[[Pier 69]]", a Maverick transporting [[Toreno]] will fly towards Pier 69 but is alerted by the dead bodies on the rooftops and flees.
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* During "[[Toreno's Last Flight]]", [[Carl Johnson]] needs to shoot down a Maverick imposingly transporting [[Mike Toreno]].
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* During "[[Interdiction]]", CIA Mavericks are used to assault [[Toreno]]'s helicopter.
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* During "[[Misappropriation]]", the target will use a Maverick to flee from [[Carl Johnson]].
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories''===
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* During "[[Calm Before the Storm]]", an indestructible Maverick is used as [[Massimo Torini]]'s mode of transport, sporting a uniquely jet black color with two white stripes. The helicopter can be obtained in the PSP version and some PS2 unpatched versions as the helicopter makes a stopover at Chinatown. Entering the Helicopter will cause the mission to fail after a few minutes in the air, the Helicopter to disappear, and Toni appearing Wasted in the floor of the city.
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*During "[[The Passion of the Heist]]", when a fireproof Maverick is flown by a gang that stole diamonds. The helicopter can be obtained.
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*During "[[Sayonara Sindaccos]]", there's a dark [[Sindacco]] Maverick nearly at the end of the mission, which is shot down by [[Toni Cipriani|Toni]].
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*During "[[Caught in the Act]]", which features a fireproof "Secret Service", pure black Maverick.
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*During "[[False Idols]]", when a Maverick is used to transport actress [[Faith W.]] to the [[Liberty City Free Radio]] station. The helicopter is obtainable.
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*During "[[Cash in Kazuki's Chips]]", which features a bullet/explosion-proof Maverick belonging to [[Kazuki Kasen]]. The helicopter is obtainable
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*During "[[The Sicilian Gambit]]", when a Maverick is used by Massimo to launch an assault on the player at the [[Portland Rock]] lighthouse is required to be shot down. The helicopter is vulnerable to damage.
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories''===
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* During "[[Accidents Will Happen]]", [[Reni Wassulmaier]] flies of in a Maverick during a cut scene.
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* During "[[Kill Phil]]", Used by [[Phil Collins]] and later destroyed.
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* During "[[Taking the Fall]]", [[Victor Vance]] uses a Maverick to preform flybys on some bikers.
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
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* During "[[Dust Off]]", [[Niko Bellic]] needs to steal one for [[United Liberty Paper]].
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* During "[[Paper Trail]]", Niko Bellic and [[Little Jacob]] use a Maverick to shoot down another Maverick.
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* During "[[Babysitting]]", an all black Maverick will be used to assault [[Kim Young-Guk]].
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* During "[[A Revenger's Tragedy]]", [[Dimitri Rascalov]] uses a Maverick as an escape vehicle.
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===''The Lost and Damned''===
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* During "[[Politics]]", Where [[Johnny Klebitz]] needs to destroy it for [[Thomas Stubbs III]].
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===''The Ballad of Gay Tony''===
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* During "[[Ladies' Night]]", where it's used to follow [[Packie McReary]].
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* During "[[In the Crosshairs]]", an all black Maverick is used to ambush [[Luis Lopez]].
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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* During "[[Unknowing the Truth]]", A special baby blue variant of the Maverick is used to pick up the money. The helicopter can be obtained by shooting out the pilot when it lands.
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* During "[[The Construction Assassination]]", [[Enzo Bonelli]] uses a Maverick to escape.
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===''Grand Theft Auto Online''===
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* A Maverick will pursue the player in [[Coveted]] after they have stolen the [[Cargobob]].
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* During "[[High Priority Case]]", after stealing the briefcase, a Maverick will show up to pursue the player.
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* During "[[Diamonds are for Trevor]]", after reaching the boat, a Maverick will pursue the player.
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* During the "[[Humane Raid - Key Codes]]", Heist setup mission, a Maverick will fly over towards the [[Maze Bank]] tower after getting into position.
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* During "[[Last Chopper Outta LS]]", a Maverick with diamonds must be stolen for [[Lester Crest]].
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== Notable Owners ==
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===3D Universe===
 
* [[Faith W.]] - as seen during the mission [[False Idols]]
 
* [[Faith W.]] - as seen during the mission [[False Idols]]
 
* [[Kazuki Kasen]] - owns a bullet and explosion proof Maverick, seen in [[Cash in Kazuki's Chips]].
 
* [[Kazuki Kasen]] - owns a bullet and explosion proof Maverick, seen in [[Cash in Kazuki's Chips]].
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* [[Lance Vance]] - as seen in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA VC]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA VCS]].
 
* [[Little Lion]] - seen in the mission [[The Da Nang Thang]].
 
* [[Little Lion]] - seen in the mission [[The Da Nang Thang]].
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* [[Massimo Torini]] - Massimo owns a Maverick that is jet black with two white stripes as seen during the missions [[Calm Before the Storm]] and [[The Sicilian Gambit]]. (Note that the Maverick in Calm Before the Storm is completely indestructible, while the one in The Sicilian Gambit is normal.)
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* [[Mike Toreno]] - as seen during the mission [[Pier 69 (mission)|Pier 69]]
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* [[Reni Wassulmaier]] - owns a gray Maverick with two pink stripes as seen during the mission [[Accidents Will Happen]].
 
* [[Ricardo Diaz]] (unconfirmed)
 
* [[Ricardo Diaz]] (unconfirmed)
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* [[Phil Collins]] - destroyed in [[Kill Phil]]
 
* [[Tommy Vercetti]] - owns two Mavericks, one at [[Hyman Condo]] and the other at [[Vercetti Estate]].
 
* [[Tommy Vercetti]] - owns two Mavericks, one at [[Hyman Condo]] and the other at [[Vercetti Estate]].
* [[Mike Toreno]] - as seen during the mission [[Pier 69 (mission)|Pier 69]]
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* The [[Counterfeit Syndicate]] owns a Maverick.
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* [[Arthur Stubbs]] - owns a black Maverick as seen in [[The Lost and Damned]] mission [[Politics]].
 
* [[Arthur Stubbs]] - owns a black Maverick as seen in [[The Lost and Damned]] mission [[Politics]].
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* [[Brucie Kibbutz]] - during the Heli Rides during friendship activities and Special Ability.
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* [[Charles Matteo]]
 
* [[Eduard Borodin]] - as seen in the [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] mission [[Dust Off]] and [[Paper Trail]].
 
* [[Eduard Borodin]] - as seen in the [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] mission [[Dust Off]] and [[Paper Trail]].
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* [[Enzo Bonelli]] - as seen in [[The Construction Assassination]].
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* [[Epsilon Program in HD Universe|Epsilon Program]] - used in [[Unknowing the Truth]].
 
* [[Giovanni Ancelotti]] - as seen in [[Ladies' Night]].
 
* [[Giovanni Ancelotti]] - as seen in [[Ladies' Night]].
* [[Brucie Kibbutz]] - during the Heli Rides during friendship activities and Special Ability.
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* [[Merryweather Security]] use Mavericks, as seen in several ''[[GTA Online]]'' missions
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* [[United Liberty Paper contact]] - owns a red-white Maverick.
== Variants ==
 
* [[Police Maverick]], Mavericks adopted for use by the [[Police|police]].
 
* [[VCN Maverick]] and [[News Chopper]], Mavericks modified into news helicopters.
 
* [[Coastguard Maverick]], a cut Maverick in GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories intended as a variant used by the Coastguard.
 
* [[Helitours Maverick]], Mavericks for use in [[Higgins Helitours|helitours]].
 
[[File:Maverick-GTASA-CIA-front.jpg|thumb|The all black CIA Maverick in GTA San Andreas. Seen during [[Interdiction]]]]
 
 
==Trivia ==
 
* Even though the Maverick in GTA Liberty City Stories is not meant to be obtained, the controls from previous games still work. It also lacks an in-game name.
 
* In [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]], Mavericks are scripted to be flown by civilians, and can be found flying around the coastline of [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International Airport]].
 
* A special golden Maverick is used during [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]] [[Drug Wars]].
 
*In [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], despite having its rear doors open, the player will always smash the window rather than a safer way by going through the back door. The same thing happens when getting into the [[Annihilator]].
 
*In the GTA IV era, the player can use a Maverick to evade up to a 4-star wanted level. The player can take the Maverick, elevate to the highest point the player can go and the fastest as he can go at the same time, then the player must jump out of the Maverick. This while make the character fall out but at the same time travelling distance through the air because of the speed, the player must land on water to survive, then if the player still hasn´t gotten out of the wanted level police radar on the minimap below, the player must swim out of the radar avoiding patrol boats. In TBoGT, the Maverick might escape up to a 5 star wanted level due to the fact that in TBoGT, the player can fly higher up into the sky.
 
*The Maverick is the last vehicle seen in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]] hence making it the last vehicle non-chronologically shown in the [[GTA III Era]].
 
*In the GTA IV era, the player can open the front doors of the Maverick, and on the radar, on the dashboard, the player can see what looks to be a picture of a fighter jet, which could have been used for the [[Fighter]], which was a plane flyable before GTA IV was released.
 
*While taking a ride with Brucie's helicopter you can see a sign at your right which says "This helicopter might crash. But we don't really care if it does. Refer to flight manual for help."
 
*In [http://gta.wikia.com/Grand_Theft_Auto:_Vice_City Grand Theft Auto: Vice City], if you scrape the Maverick's landing gear on any surface you will see tire marks.
 
*In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the doors of the Maverick can't be closed if Vic comes out. However, this was fixed in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
 
*Actually, Mavericks have 5 seats, but it's only used for 4 people.
 
*In GTA San Andreas, the helicopter's blades do not show frames when they're rotating.
 
*The Maverick's name may be a reference to the 1986 film ''Top Gun, ''as Maverick is the callsign of the main character, and the whole film is about flying.
 
*In GTA LCS and GTA VCS, the Maverick assumes a slightly different appearence. The cockpit now resembles that of the YOH-4, the Bell 206's prototype version. Its tail boom is also different, appearing stubbier and longer than previous versions. However, the [[Police Maverick]] still has the same model, with GTA VC and GTA SA style cockpit and tailboom, albeit with the respective game's police department paint job ([[LCPD]] and [[VCPD]]).
 
 
== Paintjobs==
 
===[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA LCS]]===
 
*White with two red stripes
 
*White with two blue stripes
 
*Mint-cream with two white stripes
 
*Black with two white stripes (Unique, it can't be saved. You'll never see this paint job even if you respray your Maverick) Appears in Calm Before The Storm and The Sicilian Gambit
 
*Red with two white stripes
 
*Completely black, appears in Caught in The Act, even modifying the Maverick with Black Cars cheat will not make it jet black
 
*Blue with two white stripes
 
*Dark grey, you can faintly see two stripes on the sides
 
 
===[[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]===
 
*Black with white stripes
 
*Blue with white stripes
 
*Red with white stripes
 
*Green with white stripes
 
*White with red stripes
 
*White with black stripes
 
   
 
== Locations ==
 
== Locations ==
===GTA Vice City===
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City''===
 
*Roof of the [[Hyman Condo]] safehouse.
 
*Roof of the [[Hyman Condo]] safehouse.
*Roof of the [[Vercetti Estate]] after the mission [[Rub Out]]. If the Sea Sparrow is unlocked, there is a less chance of the Maverick spawning.
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*Roof of the [[Vercetti Estate]] after the mission [[Rub Out]]. If the [[Sea Sparrow]] is unlocked, there is a less chance of the Maverick spawning.
 
*Uniquely-colored Maverick in the mission [[Loose Ends]].
 
*Uniquely-colored Maverick in the mission [[Loose Ends]].
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*[[VCN Maverick]] on the roof in the VCN buiding.
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*[[VCPD Maverick]] on the roof of the [[Downtown Police Station]].
   
===GTA San Andreas===
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
*[[Easter Bay International Airport]], near the [[Dodo]] hangars. Oddly, the doors are not locked even without a pilot's license, allowing it to be used if the player can get into the airport.
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*[[Easter Bay International Airport]], eastern part, near the [[Dodo]] hangars. Oddly, the doors are not locked even without a pilot's license, allowing it to be used if the player can get into the airport.
*The top of the [[Los Santos Tower]] in [[Downtown Los Santos]]. The tower has a star-shaped top. The Maverick may not be there, it spawns more when you fly there, especially when flying a [[Sparrow]].
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*The top of the [[Los Santos Tower]] in [[Downtown Los Santos (3D Universe)|Downtown Los Santos]]. The tower has a star-shaped top. The Maverick may not be there, it spawns more when you fly there, especially when flying a [[Sparrow]].
*[[San Fierro Police Headquarters]] Helipad in [[Downtown San Fierro]]. Spawns there after [[Toreno's Last Flight]], the mission where you have to stop [[Mike Toreno]] with a [[Rocket Launcher|rocket launcher]]. Note: This should only be taken as a last resort, since going behind the gate without a law enforcement vehicle triggers a 3 star wanted level. To avoid it, park a police bike right next to it and then take off as fast as possible.
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*[[San Fierro Police Headquarters]] Helipad in [[Downtown San Fierro]]. Spawns there after [[Toreno's Last Flight]], the mission where you have to stop [[Mike Toreno]] with a [[Rocket Launcher|rocket launcher]]. Note: This should only be taken as a last resort, since going behind the gate without a law enforcement vehicle triggers a 3 star wanted level. To avoid it, park a police bike right next to it and then take off as fast as possible, or kill the officer us
 
*[[Bayside Marina]] helipad (note that a [[Sea Sparrow]] often also spawns here)
 
*[[Bayside Marina]] helipad (note that a [[Sea Sparrow]] often also spawns here)
*On the roof of [[San Fierro Medical Center]], [[Santa Flora]], [[San Fierro]] (note that a [[Raindance]] also spawns east of here)
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*On the roof of [[San Fierro Medical Center]], [[Santa Flora]], [[San Fierro (3D Universe)|San Fierro]] (note that a [[Raindance]] also spawns east of here)
 
*Helipad at [[The Emerald Isle]] (If it does not spawn, walk to the very east of the building and walk back and it should be there).
 
*Helipad at [[The Emerald Isle]] (If it does not spawn, walk to the very east of the building and walk back and it should be there).
*In the underground lot of the [[Las Venturas Police Headquarters|LVPD]] headquarters but its impossible to get out with it.
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*In the parking garage of the [[Roca Escalante Police Station|LVPD headquarters]] but its impossible to get out with it.
   
===GTA Liberty City Stories===
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories''===
Much like other helicopters in the game, the Maverick in GTA Liberty City Stories is unobtainable, as the game's developer may had been unable to adapt the entire city for player-controlled helicopters, such as adding solid boundaries on building and roofs, setting a ceiling height limit, or a crash animation.
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[[File:How to get a Helicopter in Liberty City Stories|thumb|205px|With this video, you won't fail to get a Maverick in LCS|right]]
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*Cannot be obtained via normal gaming.
   
However, the helicopter is, along with the [[Police Maverick]], the only helicopter to appear proper during mission, although the player is normally unable to obtain one in any of its appearances (unless otherwise stated):
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories''===
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*On the helipad near [[Hyman Memorial Stadium]].
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*Near the helipad in [[Escobar International Airport]] (activates [[Vice Sights]] mission as you enter).
   
* During "[[Calm Before the Storm]]", an indestructible Maverick is used as [[Massimo Torini]]'s mode of transport, sporting a uniquely jet black color with two white stripes. The helicopter can be obtained in the PSP version as the helicopter makes a stopover at Chinatown.
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
* During "[[The Passion of the Heist]]", when a fireproof Maverick is flown by a gang that stole diamonds. The helicopter can be obtained.
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* At an [[Alderney City]] heliport, above the [[Alderney]] exit of the [[Booth Tunnel]].
* During "[[Sayonara Sindaccos]]", there's a dark [[Sindacco]] Maverick nearly at the end of the mission, which is shot down by [[Toni Cipriani|Toni]].
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* On a private helipad at a mansion on [[Owl Creek Ave]] in [[Westdyke]], Alderney.
* During "[[Caught in the Act]]", which features a fireproof "Secret Service", pure black Maverick.
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* On the roof of the [[MeTV]] skyscraper in [[Star Junction]], [[Algonquin]]. Its roof can be accessed via a [[Window Cleaning Platform]] on the west end, next to [[Kunzite Street]] or by flying there using another helicopter, but it spawns occasionally. After killing all 200 [[Pigeons]], it's replaced by the [[Annihilator]].
* During "[[False Idols]]", when a Maverick is used to transport actress [[Faith W.]] to the [[Liberty City Free Radio]] station. The helicopter is obtainable.
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*On a helipad in front of a waterfront tunnel ventilation tower on the western edge of [[Purgatory]], Algonquin. Only spawns occasionally.
* During "[[Cash in Kazuki's Chips]]", which features a bullet/explosion-proof Maverick belonging to [[Kazuki Kasen]]. The helicopter is obtainable
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*On a helipad of the [[Tudor]], Alderney [[Liberty City Fire Department (HD Universe)|fire station]] in south-west Alderney.
* During "[[The Sicilian Gambit]]", when a Maverick is used by Massimo to launch an assault on the player at the [[Portland Rock]] lighthouse is required to be shot down. The helicopter is vulnerable to damage.
 
   
Other than the aformentioned missions, the Maverick can otherwise be obtainable by using cheat devices or third party trainers.
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* Can be purchased from [[Elitás Travel]] for [[Money|$]]1,100,000. Spawns in black and white colors.
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* Green variants are used by most pilots in parachuting locations marked around the map, like the one in [[La Puerta]]. Tapping the enter button near it will make the character enter the back and go for the parachute jump, but holding the button will make the character hijack the helicopter.
   
===GTA Vice City Stories===
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===''Grand Theft Auto Online''===
*On the helipad near [[Hyman Memorial Stadium]].
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* Can be purchased from [[ElitasTravel.com|Elitás Travel]], for the price of $780,000.
*Near the helipad in [[Escobar International Airport]] (activates [[Vice Sights]] mission as you enter).
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* Spawns at the [[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]] after your character reaches level 7.
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* Spawns in the [[Vespucci Helipad|Vespucci heliports]] after your character reaches [[Rank]] 7.
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* Sometimes spawns in the [[Sandy Shores Airfield]] heliport after your character reaches Rank 7.
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==Trivia==
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=== General ===
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*The Maverick plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
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**'''''GTA San Andreas''''': [[K-DST]].
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**'''''GTA IV''''': [[Liberty Rock Radio]].
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*The Maverick's name may be a reference to the 1986 film ''Top Gun'', as Maverick is the callsign of the main character, and the whole film is about flying.
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*In some GTA Games, the Maverick appears to have 5 seats, but only seats 4 players.
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City''===
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*In GTA: Vice City, if the player scrapes the Maverick's landing gear on any surface, they'll see tire marks.
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
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*In GTA San Andreas, the helicopter's blades do not show frames when they're rotating.
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories''===
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*It's possible to save a Maverick in GTA LCS, but the only garage big enough to save it in is the [[Staunton Island Safehouse]].
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*In GTA LCS and GTA VCS, the Maverick assumes a slightly different appearance. The police variants, however, share a different design.
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories''===
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*In GTA: Vice City Stories, the doors of the Maverick can't be closed if Victor comes out. However, when Victor comes out of the Maverick while in midair, the doors will remain closed.
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*The GTA VCS rendition emits door opening/closing noises similar to the [[Police Maverick]], while other renditions has "heavy" door noises similar to large trucks like the [[Barracks OL]], [[Linerunner]], and the [[Flatbed]].
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*The Maverick is the last vehicle seen in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]] hence making it the last vehicle non-chronologically shown in the [[3D Universe]].
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
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*Pre-release material, such as [[television]] footage, suggests GTA IV's Maverick was originally intended to retain its two blade rotor, along with a basic opening rear doors.
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*In [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], despite having its rear doors open, the player will always wreck the window rather than a safer way by going through the back door. The same thing happens when getting into the [[Annihilator]], or any other door-locked helicopter.
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*While taking a ride in Brucie's helicopter there is a very small sticker on the helicopter's instrument panel that reads "This helicopter might crash. But we don't really care if it does. Refer to flight manual for help." The helicopter of Helitour doesn't have this message.
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*In GTA IV, the seats are available, but rear passengers sit on the footboards. Perhaps in the Beta, the rear doors were closed, so the passengers must sit in these seats.
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*Unlike the 3D Universe counterpart, the Maverick only appears with its side doors open.
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*In Grand Theft Auto IV, there’s an unusual occurrence, possibly a glitch, with the helicopter which may be occasionally found on the helipad over the [[West River]] in [[Algonquin]] near [[Purgatory]] and [[Westminster]] - the same helipad used for [[Yusuf Amir]]'s [[Swift]] and the golden [[Buzzard]] in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]. If the player climbs the ladder-tower, located left of the roadway-entrance to the helipad (behind and amongst the tractor-trailer containers), the player can see the helicopter on the helipad from the top of the tower. When the player slides or climbs down the ladder, however, the helicopter will occasionally vanish.
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===''The Ballad of Gay Tony''===
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*In [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]], Mavericks are scripted to be flown by civilians, and can be found flying around the coastline of [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International Airport]].
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*A special golden Maverick is used during [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]] [[Drug Wars]]. A blue/red/black variant can be found as well as an all grey version.
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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*The change of manufacturer between GTA IV and GTA V could be explained by [[Buckingham]] buying the branding and manufacturing rights for the Maverick from [[Western Company]].
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**It can also be explained by Buckingham producing the helicopter under-license from Western Company, reflecting the manufacture of the Bell 206 in Canada and Italy under license from Bell.
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**It is also possible that the change was an oversight.
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===''Grand Theft Auto Online''===
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* If the player calls [[Merryweather]] to pick the player up, they have the ability to use the winch to rappel off the helicopter if the player puts the [[GPS|GPS waypoint]] on top of certain highrise buildings like the [[FIB Headquarters]] or simple apartment buildings, or onto some ground-level areas (mainly beaches).
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*Oddly, the Elitás Travel webpage depicts the Maverick as being a twin-engine helicopter, but in real-life, most Bell 206 variants were strictly single-engined, with some twin-engine models built during the mid-to-late 1990's, with only 13 of them being built.
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*The [[Elitas Travel]] webpage refers to the Maverick as being built in [[Canada]] and as being "too [[France|French]]" for the [[Military|United States Armed Forces]]. This is a reference to the fact that the Bell JetRanger, the helicopter on which the Maverick is based, is manufactured at Bell Helicopter's Quebec Plant.
   
===GTA IV===
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==See Also==
* [[Alderney City]] heliport, above the [[Alderney]] exit of the [[Booth Tunnel]].
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* [[Helitours Maverick]], A variation of the Maverick appearing in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City]].
* Private helipad at a mansion on [[Owl Creek Ave]] in [[Westdyke]], Alderney.
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* [[Police Maverick]], another variation of the Maverick appearing in various Grand Theft Auto titles.
* Roof of the [[MeTV]] skyscraper in [[Star Junction]], [[Algonquin]]. Its roof can be accessed via a window-cleaner's lift on the west end next to Kunzite Street or by flying there using another helicopter. Only spawns occasionally. Replaced by the [[Annihilator]] after killing all 200 [[Pigeons]].
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* [[Air Ambulance]], another variation of the Maverick appearing in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] and [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
* On a helipad in front of a waterfront tunnel ventilation tower on the western edge of [[Purgatory]], Algonquin. Only spawns occasionally.
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* [[Coastguard Maverick]], a beta version of the Maverick that was supposed to be in the 3D Universe.
* Helipad of the [[Tudor]], Alderney [[Liberty City Fire Department|fire station]] in south-west Alderney.
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* [[VCN Maverick]], a variation of the Maverick appearing in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]].
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* [[News Chopper]], a variation of the Maverick appearing in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]].
* '''TBA'''
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* [[Swift]], another civilian helicopter appearing in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]], and [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
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* [[Sparrow]], another civilian helicopter appearing in the 3D Universe.
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* [[Frogger]], another civilian helicopter appearing in [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
   
 
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"A two-bladed, twin-engine helicopter, the Maverick was manufactured in Canada, but you shouldn't let that put you off. Originally designed for military use, when the army rejected them for looking too 'French', they became hugely popular with rich social climbers for exactly the same reason. Used by law enforcement for surveillance operations, you'll often see them hovering above inner city African American neighborhoods. Billion candlepower spotlight and loudspeaker optional, but trust us, it's fun to play with over poor neighborhoods at night."
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The Maverick is a civilian helicopter featured in every game after Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. It is manufactured by Western Company and Buckingham in the HD Universe.

DesignEdit

The Maverick is one of the longest-recurring helicopters in the GTA series, appearing in all games since Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, with the exceptions being Grand Theft Auto Advance and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. It has also shared the same general design throughout the series.

The Maverick is generally based on a basic real-life helicopter, more specifically a Bell 206.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityEdit

"Executive helicopter for high rollers, big spenders, and tourists."
— GTA Vice City Website.

In GTA Vice City, the Maverick is a fully accessible vehicle, available in quite a few places, and it is the only helicopter that is available in a variety of colors. There is also another smaller two-passenger version dubbed VCN Maverick that is used by the Vice City News.

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

In GTA San Andreas, the Maverick is essentially the same helicopter, but with slightly altered handling, a different graphics and a new sound. As in GTA Vice City, there is also a news helicopter version of the Maverick, the News Chopper,

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City StoriesEdit

The Maverick in GTA Liberty City Stories is not intended to be obtained by the player. However, it can be obtained by the player during the missions Calm Before the Storm given by Joseph Daniel O'Toole[1] and False Idols given by Ned Burner[2]. It's unusually fast and can reach high speeds in a matter of three seconds, which is not possible in other games (since it's somewhat scripted to be faster). Moving the camera moves the helicopter (because the right analog stick was to alternatively control a helicopter in Vice City.) The blades are used of that of an AI-controlled Police Maverick, and the blades renders transparency incorrectly when they are viewed through the blades (i.e. trees.)

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

In GTA IV the Maverick has been changed slightly, including new crash animations, four rotor blades, blinking lights, new sound and improved design, although it still remains similar to the previous renditions of the Maverick and shows similar flight abilities.

The Maverick is still based on the Bell 206 L Longranger, but features four blades on its main rotor, similar to the Bell 407. In-game, it retains the body design of previous Mavericks.

In addition to the aforementioned difference in rotor design (a two-blade rotor replaced by a four-blade variety), pre-release materials also depict earlier forms of the Maverick as having shut rear doors, as opposed to slid open doors in the final version.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

The Maverick returns in Grand Theft Auto V, looking similar to its previous versions. It is now manufactured by Buckingham (suggesting that sometime between 2008 and 2013 Buckingham bought out the Western Company or the manufacturing rights to the Maverick and Police Maverick). The Maverick that appears has its design based on that of the Bell 206L Longranger. Compared to its previous rendition it features a smoother fuselage design and also more modern skids. Similar to older designs, it features a two rotor blades. The helicopter is now fitted with a camera as well like the Police Maverick which is usable by the passenger. Like the actual Police Maverick, it features 2 mounted winches, unusable by the player in Grand Theft Auto V, however usable - to an extent - in Grand Theft Auto Online.

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PerformanceEdit

In most GTA games, the Maverick is offered as the first controllable helicopter and usually early in the game's story, probably because its balanced performance makes it relatively easy to maneuver than other helicopters.

Overall, the Maverick is a good choice of transport, but is unsuitable for combat purposes, since it lacks armor, as well as an own set of weaponry.

3D UniverseEdit

In the 3D Universe, the Maverick is a short, nimble, basic helicopter. It has a high top speed, forward thrust is acceptable, and its manoeuvrability it on par with most competitors. Durability is rather slack due to its thin bodywork and overall 'light' design, making it unsuitable for long-time air pursuits or for purposeful crashing, as it can only take several crashes, and a small amount of bullets before it begins to smoke and break down.

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

A major improvement in GTA IV, the Maverick returns as a slightly bigger, more durable, and experimental vehicle. The Maverick is now even faster and more manoeuvrable, largely due to the changes to the general handling of both land an air vehicles to GTA IV.

Durability is acceptable for its purpose, and thanks to its bodywork, can still take numerous beatings before it falls out of the sky.

Stability is rather disappointing. Even despite the 4-blade design, the helicopter has limited stability and cornering can be very unresponsive, and landing can be more trouble after slowing down or performing a quick turn or manoeuvre.

GTA IV Overview Edit

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 engine, 4-bladed rotor

Middle/Rear

Mass cannot be observed.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

The Maverick returns to GTA V with a major upgrade in its handling. Its top speed and take-off capabilities are still the same, however it is now more rigid and can manoeuvre with ease, all despite its downgraded 2-blade system. It is also much more durable than the previous renditions; albeit with the exception of high-speed impacts resulting in an instant explosion, a property found on all aircraft in the game.

GTA V Overview Edit

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

Twin engine, 2-bladed rotor (Website)

n/a

n/a

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

n/a n/a

Single engine, 2-bladed rotor

Middle/Rear

Mass cannot be observed.

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Police MaverickEdit

Main article: Police Maverick

Mavericks adopted for use by the police. With the exception in Grand Theft Auto V, all Police Mavericks are based on the civilian version.

VCN Maverick/News ChopperEdit

Main article: VCN Maverick
Main article: News Chopper

Mavericks modified into news helicopters.

Helitours MaverickEdit

Main article: Helitours Maverick

Mavericks used by Higgins Helitours for heli tour activities. Available in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City.

Coastguard MaverickEdit

Main article: Coastguard Maverick

A cut Maverick in GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories intended as a variant used by the Coastguard.

Special VariantsEdit

  • An all-black Maverick appears in Interdiction used by the CIA, with four gunners on the sides.
  • A black Maverick appears in Caught in the Act. Even modifying the Maverick with Black Cars cheat will not make it jet black as this one.
  • A unique baby blue Maverick appears in Unknowing the Truth. To obtain it, the player have to betray the group and finishing the mission without leaving the helicopter too far away.

Prominent Appearances in MissionsEdit

Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityEdit

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City StoriesEdit

  • During "Calm Before the Storm", an indestructible Maverick is used as Massimo Torini's mode of transport, sporting a uniquely jet black color with two white stripes. The helicopter can be obtained in the PSP version and some PS2 unpatched versions as the helicopter makes a stopover at Chinatown. Entering the Helicopter will cause the mission to fail after a few minutes in the air, the Helicopter to disappear, and Toni appearing Wasted in the floor of the city.
  • During "The Passion of the Heist", when a fireproof Maverick is flown by a gang that stole diamonds. The helicopter can be obtained.
  • During "Sayonara Sindaccos", there's a dark Sindacco Maverick nearly at the end of the mission, which is shot down by Toni.
  • During "Caught in the Act", which features a fireproof "Secret Service", pure black Maverick.
  • During "False Idols", when a Maverick is used to transport actress Faith W. to the Liberty City Free Radio station. The helicopter is obtainable.
  • During "Cash in Kazuki's Chips", which features a bullet/explosion-proof Maverick belonging to Kazuki Kasen. The helicopter is obtainable
  • During "The Sicilian Gambit", when a Maverick is used by Massimo to launch an assault on the player at the Portland Rock lighthouse is required to be shot down. The helicopter is vulnerable to damage.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City StoriesEdit

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

The Lost and DamnedEdit

The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

Grand Theft Auto OnlineEdit

Notable Owners Edit

3D UniverseEdit

HD UniverseEdit

Locations Edit

Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityEdit

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City StoriesEdit

How to get a Helicopter in Liberty City Stories07:25

How to get a Helicopter in Liberty City Stories

With this video, you won't fail to get a Maverick in LCS

  • Cannot be obtained via normal gaming.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City StoriesEdit

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

  • Can be purchased from Elitás Travel for $1,100,000. Spawns in black and white colors.
  • Green variants are used by most pilots in parachuting locations marked around the map, like the one in La Puerta. Tapping the enter button near it will make the character enter the back and go for the parachute jump, but holding the button will make the character hijack the helicopter.

Grand Theft Auto OnlineEdit

TriviaEdit

General Edit

  • The Maverick plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
  • The Maverick's name may be a reference to the 1986 film Top Gun, as Maverick is the callsign of the main character, and the whole film is about flying.
  • In some GTA Games, the Maverick appears to have 5 seats, but only seats 4 players.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityEdit

  • In GTA: Vice City, if the player scrapes the Maverick's landing gear on any surface, they'll see tire marks.

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

  • In GTA San Andreas, the helicopter's blades do not show frames when they're rotating.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City StoriesEdit

  • It's possible to save a Maverick in GTA LCS, but the only garage big enough to save it in is the Staunton Island Safehouse.
  • In GTA LCS and GTA VCS, the Maverick assumes a slightly different appearance. The police variants, however, share a different design.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City StoriesEdit

  • In GTA: Vice City Stories, the doors of the Maverick can't be closed if Victor comes out. However, when Victor comes out of the Maverick while in midair, the doors will remain closed.
  • The GTA VCS rendition emits door opening/closing noises similar to the Police Maverick, while other renditions has "heavy" door noises similar to large trucks like the Barracks OL, Linerunner, and the Flatbed.
  • The Maverick is the last vehicle seen in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories hence making it the last vehicle non-chronologically shown in the 3D Universe.

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

  • Pre-release material, such as television footage, suggests GTA IV's Maverick was originally intended to retain its two blade rotor, along with a basic opening rear doors.
  • In Grand Theft Auto IV, despite having its rear doors open, the player will always wreck the window rather than a safer way by going through the back door. The same thing happens when getting into the Annihilator, or any other door-locked helicopter.
  • While taking a ride in Brucie's helicopter there is a very small sticker on the helicopter's instrument panel that reads "This helicopter might crash. But we don't really care if it does. Refer to flight manual for help." The helicopter of Helitour doesn't have this message.
  • In GTA IV, the seats are available, but rear passengers sit on the footboards. Perhaps in the Beta, the rear doors were closed, so the passengers must sit in these seats.
  • Unlike the 3D Universe counterpart, the Maverick only appears with its side doors open.
  • In Grand Theft Auto IV, there’s an unusual occurrence, possibly a glitch, with the helicopter which may be occasionally found on the helipad over the West River in Algonquin near Purgatory and Westminster - the same helipad used for Yusuf Amir's Swift and the golden Buzzard in The Ballad of Gay Tony. If the player climbs the ladder-tower, located left of the roadway-entrance to the helipad (behind and amongst the tractor-trailer containers), the player can see the helicopter on the helipad from the top of the tower. When the player slides or climbs down the ladder, however, the helicopter will occasionally vanish.

The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

  • The change of manufacturer between GTA IV and GTA V could be explained by Buckingham buying the branding and manufacturing rights for the Maverick from Western Company.
    • It can also be explained by Buckingham producing the helicopter under-license from Western Company, reflecting the manufacture of the Bell 206 in Canada and Italy under license from Bell.
    • It is also possible that the change was an oversight.

Grand Theft Auto OnlineEdit

  • If the player calls Merryweather to pick the player up, they have the ability to use the winch to rappel off the helicopter if the player puts the GPS waypoint on top of certain highrise buildings like the FIB Headquarters or simple apartment buildings, or onto some ground-level areas (mainly beaches).
  • Oddly, the Elitás Travel webpage depicts the Maverick as being a twin-engine helicopter, but in real-life, most Bell 206 variants were strictly single-engined, with some twin-engine models built during the mid-to-late 1990's, with only 13 of them being built.
  • The Elitas Travel webpage refers to the Maverick as being built in Canada and as being "too French" for the United States Armed Forces. This is a reference to the fact that the Bell JetRanger, the helicopter on which the Maverick is based, is manufactured at Bell Helicopter's Quebec Plant.

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Tutorial: Stealing the Helicopter in "Calm Before the Storm" on YouTube by GTAmissions
  2. Tutorial: Stealing the Helicopter in "False Idols" on YouTube by GTAmissions

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