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The Raindance is a medium-sized helicopter featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Design

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Raindance is based on the Sikorsky S-70, the civilian version of the famous UH-60 Blackhawk, with its livery modeled after the Los Angeles County Fire Department's colors.

The helicopter always spawns in a white body with yellow and blue stripes painted from the front to the back along the fuselage, as well as the San Andreas Fire Department stencil on the sides, the FDSA logo on the engine covers and large identification numbers (always labeled as 371) on the side doors.

Despite its implied use by the Fire Department, the Raindance is never seen flying around San Andreas or otherwise being used or associated with the Fire Department. The helicopter may also be associated with the coastguard, as it is located near water and has a bright livery.

Performance

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Despite the fact that it is slower than the Maverick or Sparrow, is the best-handling helicopter in the game. Despite its size, it is only a two seater chopper.

GTA San Andreas Overview


Aircraft Statistics - 3D Universe
Take-Off Speed
(0-60 knots in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh / knots)
Engine Type Engine Location Mass
(kg / lbs)
Handling.dat
N/A 124 / 200 / 108 Petrol N/A 10000 / 22046
Observed
N/A N/A Twin turboshaft engines, 4-bladed rotor Middle/Side-mounted Cannot be observed

Locations

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Raindance is available only after completing Learning to Fly.

Trivia

  • The helicopter's name is a reference to a tribal ritual of dancing to summon rain from the sky, since it's a fire department chopper and presumably equipped with water tanks to put out fires (non-functional in the game).

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