[[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. {| align="center" | Rhino-GTA3-front.jpg|GTA III. Rhino-GTAVC-front.jpg|GTA Vice City. Rhino-GTASA-front.jpg|GTA San Andreas. Rhino-GTACW.png|GTA Chinatown Wars. |} === Performance and durability === {|class="wikitable" ! !First Rhino !Second Rhino |- !Color |Green camouflage |Desert camouflage |- !Handling |Handling of this tank is terrible. Even at low speeds its turns are horribly wide. Unlike the normal tank it has very poor acceleration, when maximum speed is normal for this kind of tank. It has a working handbrake, but because of its wide turning radius and dual rear axles it is difficult to tighten turns with it. Tank is quite bouncy, so its wheels easily lose contact with ground. Its small ground clearance, bouncy suspension and low torque makes this tank very poor when driving off-road, or even through small barriers. |This tank has 2 steering modes: normal allows it to make turns a little better than trucks, and extra, activated with handbrake button, allows to make extra tight turns. It has little better off-road abilities, but it is still far from perfect. It has better acceleration and grip, but it still cannot go through high obstacles. It handles better on road. The turret now points to where the player's camera is pointed, making it difficult to aim in some circumstances. It has no lights or sirens. |- !Tricks | *The player is able to reach high speeds by rotating the turret towards the rear of the tank and start shooting. The recoil from the cannon will propel the Tank forwards, and vice versa. *If the Tank hits a normal vehicle with a light amount of force, the vehicle will explode. *Because of its slow speed and presence of doors, the player can be easily busted by a police officer, or any other lawman. It is even more hazardous when the doors are missing. *Hitting other tanks damages the player's tank. *The tank is completely impervious to explosives, but not flameproof. | *The player can still use turret trick to accelerate, however, because of the camera in San Andreas, the player cannot see anything in front of him while the cannon is aimed rearward. *Damage caused to other vehicles is determined by the amount of force actually used: slight touches only push other vehicles, harder hits causes a vehicle smoke or set in on fire, and the hardest hits instantly destroys a vehicle. *Because of the more realistic access hatch, it is more difficult for the player to get busted. *Hitting other tanks damages the player's tank. |} In GTA III and GTA Vice City, the Rhino is bullet-proof and explosion-proof and as such it is immune to all weapons minus the [[Flamethrower|flamethrower]] and [[Molotov Cocktail|molotovs]]. In GTA San Andreas, the Rhino is still a tough vehicle, however, after sustained fire from other tanks, it will eventually explode. While driving the Rhino, one should be careful not to drive through the flames left behind by vehicles that have exploded, as these will set the Rhino on fire doing massive damage and usually destroying it. In [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]], the Rhino is immune to bullets but can still be destroyed by fire and about 10-15 hits from another Rhino's cannon or explosives. Due to the introduction of thread for GTA Chinatown War's Rhino, the tank gains another a minor advantage in that it can turn while in a stationary position. The durability of the game's Rhino, however, is turned down a notch, being more vulnerable to explosive damage than previous renditions; a pristine Rhino will begin burning as a whole after receiving seven direct hits from a [[Rocket Launcher]] or another Rhino's turret. == Missions == In the tank, the player can perform [[Vigilante|vigilante missions]], which means catching and killing suspects. The Rhino isn't necessarily the best vehicle to do this mission because the player risks increasing his own wanted level at an accelerated rate due to the tank's penchant for collateral damage. On the other hand, if the player cannot complete the missions with the other, comparatively flimsy police vehicles, the Rhino might be better. If the player can intercept the enemy vehicles, rather than chasing them, the player may be able to strike the targets with the tank instead of firing on them. This method cuts down on the wanted level the player receives, which may help him avoid having to fight the military on some occasions. In GTA Vice City, there is a mission in which the player has to steal a tank, [[Sir, Yes Sir!]]. Its doors are closed, so the player needs to wait until the driver hops out to buy some doughnuts, or kill the solider on top of the tank. This tank has a self-destruct mechanism which the player must disable before it destroys the tank. In GTA Liberty City Stories, during the mission "[[Shogun Showdown]]", the [[Yakuza]] are storing weapons in a warehouse and along with that [[Toni Cipriani]] finds a Rhino which he later destroys by detonating it with a bomb. In Chinatown Wars, [[Xin Shan]] has the player use a Rhino parked at [[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]] to create havoc, diverting the police from his own machinations. == Locations == '''GTA III''' *Available at [[Phil Cassidy]]'s army base in [[Rockford]] and can be entered once the storyline is over. '''GTA Vice City''' *Starts spawning inside the [[Fort Baxter Air Base]] after having collected 90 hidden packages. '''GTA San Andreas''' *Available inside [[Area 69]], but when the base is entered 5 stars wanted level is automatically gained. *Will spawn underneath the bridge going above [[Ganton]] after [[100%]] is achieved. *Can be spawned by typing [[Cheats in GTA San Andreas|the code]] "aiwprton" during gameplay. '''GTA Liberty City Stories''' *Spawns at [[Fort Staunton]] when [[100%]] is achieved. '''GTA Vice City Stories''' *Inside the Fort Baxter military base, it is there from the beginning of the game but unlocked only when the mission [[Over The Top]] is done. '''GTA Chinatown Wars''' *Available for purchase from the [[Auto Merchant]] when the main story is complete. *Can be found in a fenced-off warehouse area at the southern end of [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International Airport]]; activates [[Fast Tracks]]. Players will warp outside a parked Rhino at the starting point regardless of whether or not the player completes or fails the mission (Note: To be used normally, the Rhino must be entered, before the player quits the side mission and reenter the Rhino quickly). == Trivia == * Sometimes a glitch occurs in GTA San Andreas, where the player is flying and has full six stars, an NPC-controlled Rhino may randomly jump up in the sky and be spinning around very fast. * Low-detailed LOD models of the Rhino in GTA San Andreas appear to assume a design more similar to older Rhinos. This difference is apparent when the player views one of the tanks from afar. * In Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, the Rhino is briefly referenced as the N.O.O.S.E. Tank. == See also == *[[Tank]], GTA1, GTA2 and GTA Advance equivalents. *[[Royal Pain]], GTA London 1969 equivalent. *[[Tiger Tank]], GTA London 1961 equivalent. *[[Hunter]] *[[APC]] {{Navboxes |title= Navigation |list1= {{vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtaiii vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtavc vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtasa vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtalcs vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtavcs vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtacw vehicles|state=collapsed}} }} [[es:Rhino]] [[Category:Vehicles]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA III]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA Vice City]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA San Andreas]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA Liberty City Stories]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA Vice City Stories]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA Chinatown Wars]] [[Category:Military]] [[Category:Law Enforcement Vehicles]] [[Category:Tanks]]

Salt in the Wound

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Salt in the Wound
Huang and Wade confronting the real rat.

Huang and Wade confronting the real rat.
Game GTA Chinatown Wars
For Wade Heston
Unlocks Deadly Xin
Unlocked by Hit from the Tong
Clear the Pier

Salt in the Wound is a mission given to Huang Lee by Wade Heston in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. It serves as the climax to the game.


Huang Lee and Wade Heston drive to the deal where it is said Huang will find who stole his father's sword. Once he arrives, he learns that his uncle, Wu Lee stole the sword and murdered his father. Kenny tries to explain, but Huang has none of it. Then officers of the law show, and Kenny, Huang and Wade are forced to make a hasty retreat. Huang chases Kenny through the desalination plant, killing many of his goons on the way, followed by a boat chase, pursuing Kenny and killing more goons. Upon reaching the shore, it becomes a car chase, until Kenny stops in front of Hsin Jaoming's penthouse, triggering a cutscene in a room with a fountain in the middle. Hsin demands the Yu Jian back, and Kenny ironically gives it to him by stabbing him. Huang challenges Kenny, and they fight. Once Wu Lee is dead, the LCPD arrive and threaten to arrest everyone. Heston yells at them that this was his bust, and to arrest everyone except Huang.


Drive to the meet with Heston. When you arrive and discover Wu Lee's conspiracy, the police show up. Don't waste your health, time, and bullets killing the police and goons, just run through them to the other side. Chase Kenny through the industrial park. You don't have to rush, Kenny's not leaving until you do. Soon after, a goon with a rocket launcher will appear. Take cover, and if you are equipped with a rocket launcher, it is easiest to blast him with it. When you reach the end, Wu Lee jumps into a boat, so Wade steals a Cruiser with you riding shotgun armed with a minigun. Chase him through the waters, killing several of his goons. You will soon reach land where Kenny grabs a car and speeds off. Do the same. Make sure you stick with him - he goes fast. Kenny finally stops at Hsin Jaoming's house where you enter his home to a very angry Wu Lee blaming Hsin for this. Hsin denies it, and demands for the Yu Jian. Kenny's version of giving it to him is saying "You want it? HERE!" and comically stabbing Hsin with the sword. He then addresses his nephew and Huang is determined to see the end of the man who killed his father - even if it is his own uncle. A great battle between the two breaks out. Be sure to keep your distance from Wu Lee, he will use the sword and that is almost certain death if he gets to you. When Kenny is dead, the LCPD show up again to arrest everyone, thankfully Wade Heston steps in and says that this was his bust, and to arrest everyone, except Huang.


Heston: IAD are right on my ass. We don't have much time.

Huang: I thought you'd given up on this game and were retiring?

Heston: So did I... but I told you already. I've got my reason.

Huang: ... You never told me what it was.

Heston: ... My wife... Before I screwed up my career, this guys assassins trailed my car and tried to kill me. Only, it wasn't me in the car...

Huang: Your wife! Give me a break.

Heston: Okay, it's bullshit, but it sounded good. I'll put that in the movie script. I can't retire without landing one good bust. So we can't kill this motherfucker. Come on. Either that or I'm looking at retirement in a cell. And trust me, everyone LOVES a bent cop in prison... C'mon. My lying FIB contact is meeting up... with the real Wonsu boss at the desalinization plant. Let's get over there.

(Huang and Wade reach the plant.)

Heston: There they are! The Assassin's boss and my FIB contact! We've got them at last! C'mon!

Huang: ...He looks ...familiar.

Heston: FREEZE!

Huang: ... Uncle!

Kenny: Huang... I... I can explain. I know it looks bad, but...

Heston: Don't even try to lie your way out of this, asshole!

Huang: You killed my father. I knew your were a creep, but your own brother!

Kenny: It was a necessary and honorable sacrifice. I cried for many moons over that one.

Huang: Stop with the phony kung fu dialogue, you low life piece of shit. Just so you could be leader?

Kenny: I've protected you throughout all of this. You should be thanking me. I understand these events are complicated for the mind of one so young, but I forgive you.

Huang: Shut up, you pompous porn loving jerk.

Heston: You're under arrest, you son-of-a-bitch!

Kenny: I think not... GUARDS!

IAD: IAD. Nobody move! Put your weapons down! Officer Heston, we're taking you in!

FIB: FIB! Hands in the air! ALL of you assholes are under arrest!

(Huang, Wade and Kenny escape the ensuing gun fight.)

Heston: Your uncle's gonna get away!

Huang: This place is like a maze. Which way did he go?

Heston: You go that way- I'll check up here.

(At the control platform.)

Heston: We need to get the exit gate open- I'll check out those controls up ahead.

(Opening the gates.)

Heston: ... Got it! The gate's open! Not bad for an ex-freebasing, alcoholic, bent cop.

(Boarding the boat.)

Heston: Your loving uncle's getting away! ... I'll take the wheel- you nail any scum that gets in our way!

(At Hsin's residence.)

Kenny: HSIN! This is your fault! Huang... Huang is going to kill me. But, I'll make sure you die first, you old lizard!

Hsin: Kill him Huang! He... he murdered your father!

Kenny: It was YOUR test of loyalty! You ordered me to take the sword, knowing my brother would have to die for me to claim it! If I'd refused, it would have been over for me.

Hsin: Had you just brought me the sword you would have become the next Triad boss.

Kenny: From behind the figurehead of your idiot son! Have him take credit for my leadership?.. NEVER!

Hsin: ... You!... You had the sword stolen from Huang so you wouldn't have to accept the fate I allotted you! ...Then you bleated to the Feds and had Chan and Zhou blamed so no one stood in your path to succeed me! ...You deceitful criminal! And your dialogue is weak and uninspiring.

Kenny: Still want my brother's sword, Hsin? Here- TAKE IT!

(Kenny slashes Hsin with Yu Jian.)

Huang: Where's the noble honor now, Uncle?

Kenny: I'm sorry Huang, you were never supposed to find out- please understand, I had no choice... I'm a good man put in a difficult situation by a cruel fate.

Huang: Choice? I swore on my father's grave I would kill the man responsible for his death ...do I have a choice now?

Kenny: ...No... You should honor your father's memory. And by the way, your father was a real jerk. I'm glad I killed him.

Hsin: He's mad! He means to kill us all! ...Save ME Huang!

(Huang kills Kenny.)

Hsin: Let us grieve together for those we have lost Huang... The Triads need a leader. It could be you... if you are truly loyal... ...perhaps a little test?


Heston: This is MY collar! ...this is my bust!


Heston: I'm detective Wade Heston! LCPD undercover! this is my bust! Shut the fuck up and relax. Everybody. Hsin Jaoming, you're under arrest for... well, I guess I'll think of something really heavy on the way to the station. Take him away.

Cop: Yes Sir!

Heston: Hell, you might as well take in everyone in this place... ...except Huang. He's a good kid, for a rich snot.

Mission Replay description

"Kenny was behind everything: all so he could take over the Triads in Liberty City.

Though, it was Hsin's prompting that pushed him into it.

It's over now ... I think I won ... it just feels like I lost - and I still didn't get laid. This city sucks."


  • It is possible to skip almost all of the missions and play through this mission, using an exploit discovered by Jordan 'Greenalink' Greener on the Nintendo DS version.[1]
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