Helicopter (GTA III)

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This article is about the uncontrollable helicopter in Grand Theft Auto III. For the helicopter in Grand Theft Auto 1, see Helicopter. For other similar counterparts, see Maverick or Helicopter (disambiguation).
The Helicopter as seen in "The Exchange".

An unnamed helicopter, simply known henceforth as the helicopter, is an aircraft in Grand Theft Auto III.


The helicopter is essentially a civilian variant of GTA III's police helicopter (also unnamed), but is colored white, and lacks the gunner, the spotlight, and the loudspeaker of the police helicopter. Sharing the same body design as the police helicopter, the helicopter is assumed to be also based on the Bell 205.

The helicopter is featured in only one mission, "The Exchange", where is it used by Catalina to flee from the Cartel Mansion in Cedar Grove to Cochrane Dam. While it departs from the front of mansion compound, the player is instructed to reach the helicopter's destination at the dam.

As the player pushes through the dam towards Catalina, Catalina reenters the helicopter and uses it to drop explosives on the dam in an attempt to kill the player. However, like the police helicopter, Catalina's helicopter can be shot down the same way: With a rocket launcher or a powerful gun.


  • While game files indicate the helicopter's color is defined as black, it is white when it appears in game.