FANDOM


Camera-TBoGT This article needs more images of:
Rear quarter image for GTA VCS rendition.
This article needs a Current Design Gallery

You can help by adding some relevant images or discussing changes on the talk page.
Please remove this template when images are added.
Note: Please remember to follow our image policy in naming and licensing before adding images.

Sanitary
"One day, and it's always sooner than you think, you're going to find yourself in a position where you need to stage an amphibious landing in a fragile miniature helicopter capable of firing off dozens of rounds a second. And you're going to look back at this moment, right now, and be very glad you made the right choice.

This aircraft is excluded from Pegasus Lifestyle Management and must be stored in a personal hangar.
"
Elitás Travel description.

The Sea Sparrow (also known as the Seasparrow) is a helicopter featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories and Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Southern San Andreas Super Sport Series update, released on April 17th, 2018, during The Vespucci Job Week event.[2]

Design

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.

Grand Theft Auto Online

This article or section refers to "enhanced version" content in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto V and/or Grand Theft Auto Online, that is absent on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions.
For a complete list of the features of the "enhanced" version of Grand Theft Auto V, please see here.
V

The Sea Sparrow returns in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of Southern San Andreas Super Sport Series update, assuming a similar overall design. The cabin is derived from the Sikorsky S-300 (formerly Hughes 300 and Schweizer 300), with a few tweaks to it, while retaining the tail setup from the Bell 47. The engine and the middle section are very similar to that of the Aérospatiale Alouette II.

The pontoons are now much farther from the vehicle itself, giving it a larger profile and being the same as the side floating portions from the Dinghy, as well as featuring access steps similar to the Dodo.

The Sea Sparrow no longer features a weapon by default, but add-ons can be fitted under the cabin via customization.

Current Design Gallery


Version History Gallery

Performance

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)
Handling.dat
N/A 124 / 200 / 108 Petrol N/A 3000 / 6614
Observed
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/
Capacity
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed
Weapon.dat
100 1 100 / 328 150 N/A 100
Observed
N/A ~ 600 RPM Cannot be determined N/A N/A 0.1 second

Grand Theft Auto Online

The performance of the Sea Sparrow is very similar to the likes of the Buzzard and Buzzard Attack Chopper, which is expected given its compact, lightweight design. The Sea Sparrow is slightly more versatile in that the helicopter can land on water, however because of its light weight body and the nature of water in the game, the Sea Sparrow tends to float away from the player after landing, more so than the slightly heavier Dodo sea plane. Care should be taken when landing on water also, as it can easily begin to flip upside down if the player comes in to land too fast or quickly, submerging the rotor blades and destroying the helicopter.

The helicopter's handling is very nimble, but remains relative stable, allowing the player to perform quick maneuvers, however it can be noted that the Buzzard seems slightly more stable.

In terms of durability, however, the helicopter remains as durable as other civilian helicopters in the game, including the Maverick and Frogger, and cannot sustain a single explosion before being rendered useless. The helicopter cannot take many bullets before taking engine damage either.

Weaponry
  • The vehicle can equip a GAU-19 three-barreled .50 caliber Minigun, which provides decent firepower against enemies, though the fixed position would make it difficult to aim. It reuses its performance from the Havok's on-board minigun.
  • It can also equip a missile launcher, which provides heavy firepower against NPCs, rival players and vehicles, as well as having no refill time. They are about as accurate as the Buzzard's missiles, if not slightly less, losing tracking on a target quite easily. The no refill time balances this out.


GTA Online Overview


Aircraft Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Take-Off Speed
(0-60 knots in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh / knots)
Vertical Climb/ Descent Rate
(ft/min)
Engine Type Engine Location Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta
N/A 99 / 160 N/A N/A N/A 3500 / 7716 100
Website Statements [?]
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed / First-Person Airspeed Indicator (Enhanced version)
N/A N/A N/A Single piston engine, 3-bladed rotor Rear-mid Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
SeaSparrow-GTAO-RSCStats
Speed
97.736023%
Acceleration
94.642853%
Braking
94.181976%
Agility
0%
-->


Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Damage
(per shot) [?]
Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Capacity
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed [?]
Weapons.meta
30 2000 200 750 (infinite) N/A
In-game Statements / Markings
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A Cannot be determined N/A N/A N/A
Rockstar Games Social Club [?]
ImageGallery-Placeholder
Damage
Fire Rate/Speed
Accuracy
Range
Clip Size

Image Gallery

Grand Theft Auto Online

Video

GTA Online SA Super Sport Series - Sea Sparrow

GTA Online SA Super Sport Series - Sea Sparrow

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Locations

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 Online

Trivia

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.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • When purchased, the Sea Sparrow will come with a color set reminiscent of the one from 3D Universe, it is not found on the vehicle's default traffic color sets.

See Also

References

  1. Blips-GTAO-SeaSparrow Seen when parked or when another player is flying a Sea Sparrow.
  2. The Vespucci Job Plus 3 New Vehicles Now Available - Rockstar Newswire


Navigation