[[Image:Rhino-GTA3-front.jpg|thumb|right|300px|A Rhino in GTA III.]]
The '''Rhino''' is the name of an armored fighting vehicle since [[Grand Theft Auto III]], commonly referred to by players simply as a Tank. The Rhino has since appeared in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]], and [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]].
== Description ==
Like [[Tank|it's predecessor]] in [[Grand Theft Auto 2]], the Rhino appears when the player attains a six star [[Wanted Level in GTA III Era|wanted rating]]. In all games, the Rhino can be avoided without much difficulty because of its slow speed and bad handling, but it's extremely deadly if the player attempts engaging one and the soldier driving always carries strong weapons. Also, when successfully stolen, authorities can bust the player due to the Rhino's slow speed. When it hits a vehicle, the vehicle most of the time explodes straight away; if not, it starts to burn instead, in [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]] however, this does not happen. Although the Rhino has a cannon it is never used by law enforcement, this however is changed in GTA Chinatown Wars as the Army will fire the cannon which causes massive damage to, and usually kills, the player. The Rhino is practically invincible to small arms fire and crashes; and only [[Satchel Charges]], Dozens of other explosives and rockets and the [[Police Maverick]]'s mounted gun can cause damage to it. Also, flame weapons (such as the [[Molotov Cocktail|molotov cocktails]] and [[Flamethrower|flamethrower]]) can also be used to inflict damage.
=== Design ===
In GTA III, GTA Vice City, GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Vice City Stories, the Rhino features a seemingly original but chunky design comparable a modified [[wp:M3 Lee|M3 tank]]. It is of heavy construction, with doors on both sides that can be easily damaged with even the slightest hit, and a truck-style 3-axle drivetrain with easily seen wheels. The turret can be rotated by pressing buttons, which made precise shooting almost impossible.
In its original appearance in GTA III, the Rhino assumes a stark appearance with little details on its armored body. The GTA Vice City rendition, however, added various equipment on the vehicle, as well as enlarging the turret's barrel. While the GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Vice City Stories would follow design ques of the GTA III and GTA Vice City renditions, the turret barrel of GTA Liberty Stories rendition is of the same size and length as that in GTA Vice City, while the GTA Vice City Stories' is even longer.
In GTA San Andreas, the Rhino looks like an [[wp:M1 Abrams|M1 Abrams]] and it is much more realistic. It is colored beige (desert camouflage), has a normal tank entrance in front and a new drivetrain with smaller wheels, which look almost like tracks. It also has a new steering system, that finally allows the player to make very tight turns. The turret is operated with the mouse or right thumbstick ([[PlayStation 2]]), which allows the player to shoot directly at the target. The Rhino in GTA San Andreas is also heavy enough to literary push aircraft, making the Rhnio an ideal vehicle to [[Andromada#Appearances|push the destroyed Andromada]] from "[[Stowaway]]".
Interestingly enough, neither the GTA San Andreas nor the non-GTA San Andreas versions have caterpillar tracks as their their real life counterparts; the reason for this is probably due to the limits of the game's engine.
The Rhino does not appear in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]; this is assumed to be because of Rockstar's goal of making GTA IV more realistic than previous games. However, GTA Chinatown Wars reintroduces the Rhino with an appearance similar to the original Rhino but depicts threads.
A Drop in the Ocean
|A Drop in the Ocean|
Donald Love learning Tai Chi from the Old Oriental Gentleman on the roof top of the Love Media building.
|Location||Bedford Point, Staunton Island, Liberty City|
|Fail||The cops take packages|
Grand Theft Aero
Marked Man (after completing Plaster Blaster)
Six-star wanted level
|Unlocked by||Waka-Gashira Wipeout|
A Drop in the Ocean is a mission in Grand Theft Auto III given to protagonist Claude by media tycoon and businessman Donald Love from the Love Media building in Bedford Point, Staunton Island, Liberty City.
Claude goes to Donald Love's place looking for more work. A Dodo plane is dropping a few packages on the sea and Love wants him to pick them up before anyone else does. After being informed about the plane, Claude gets a car and drives to a boat. He follows the plane, and later on, the plane starts to drop packages. Claude collects all six, and then makes his way back to Love Media, all while avoiding the gained attention from the police, to give the packages to Donald.
(Donald Love, Old Oriental Gentleman, Claude at Love Media Building.)
Donald Love: In these days of moral hypocrisy, certain valuable commodities can be hard to import. On its approach to the airport tonight, a light aircraft will pass over the bay. It will drop several packages into the water. Make sure you pick them up before anyone else does.
(Upon completing the mission, news.)
News Reporter: Good news for commuters from Shoreside, engineers have finally managed to repair the damaged mechanism on the Staunton lift bridge and it is now opened to traffic flow both to and from Shoreside Vale.
The reward for this mission is $10,000. The missions Grand Theft Aero and Uzi Money are unlocked. The mission Marked Man is also unlocked, if Plaster Blaster has already been completed. The player can now access Shoreside Vale, following the completion of the Shoreside Lift Bridge and the whole of the Porter Tunnel. Also, the player can now gain a six-star wanted level.
- This mission allows to obtain the FBI Car easily, without causing mayhem, which is needed for Import/Export. The player has to find a FBI Car, which chases him to the safehouse on Staunton Island. The FBI agents inside the car can be then killed without any intervention of FBI reinforcements or the police helicopter and the vehicle can be saved in the garage.
- There is a glitch where sometime after this mission is completed, the player's maximum wanted level is capped at 5 stars instead of 6. Completing the Decoy mission fixes this.
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