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The Sea Sparrow (also known as the Seasparrow) is a helicopter featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.


3D Universe

The Sea Sparrow is an improved version of the Sparrow and is based on the Bell Model 47 "Sioux". It features pontoons attached to the landing skids and a .50 caliber machine gun mounted below its fuselage.

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3D Universe

In all of its appearances, the Sea Sparrow has the same performance as the Sparrow, but has now the ability (just like the Leviathan) to land on the water. This is then a good choice to collect oysters in GTA San Andreas. On the water, it will be steady and can be accessed easily. The Sea Sparrow has good handling and has quick maneuvering, just as its basic counterpart.

The Sea Sparrow also has a .50 caliber machine gun, which is very similar to the Hunter's. Just like the Hunter, it is capable to automatically lock on and shoot at targets in a ~45 degrees radius. The gun can lock on pedestrians, as well as vehicles, and due to the gun's high firepower, it can make short work of groups of enemies and vehicles.

While on water the sea sparrow's rotors can spin to full speed instantly.

3D Universe 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)
N/A 124 / 200 / 108 Petrol N/A 3000 / 6614
N/A N/A Single piston engine, 2-bladed rotor Rear-mid Cannot be observed

Weapon Statistics - 3D Universe
Damage Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed
100 1 100 / 328 150 N/A 100
N/A ~ 600 RPM Cannot be determined N/A N/A 0.1 second

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

  • Used in the mission The Colonel's Coke for shooting Gonzalez's rival gunmen, it cannot be obtained by failing or passing the mission.
  • Used/seen during the side-mission, Land Sea and Air Ace, it can then be obtained by either completing the mission or exiting the vehicle to fail the mission.


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

  • In GTA Vice City, if the player parks the Sea Sparrow inside the Pay 'n' Spray, it will emerge with wheels within the pontoons. The only repair garage big enough to accommodate a Sea Sparrow is the spray'n'go at Sunshine Autos, therefore it is unclear as to whether this glitch also features in Vice City Stories.
  • In GTA Vice City, the Sea Sparrow's machine gun sounds like an M-60 while in GTA Vice City Stories, it sounds like a Micro-SMG or a Minigun.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

  • In GTA Vice City Stories, if a player lands the Sea Sparrow on the land and exit the vehicle, the helicopter will not be steady, unlike in GTA San Andreas and GTA Vice City.

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