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A Rustler in flight in GTA San Andreas.

The Rustler is an airplane in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.


Based on the North American P-51 Mustang (wings, canopy, fuselage) with features derived from the Curtis P-40 Warhawk (empennage, propeller, air scoop), the Rustler is evidently designed as a World War II-era, single-propeller fighter plane.

As expected from a fighter plane, the Rustler is fast and very maneuverable, but is very delicate, as even gently scraping a wing against an object can cause the plane to explode. The plane also comes equipped with six wing-mounted machine guns (three on both sides); unlike other planes with mounted machine guns, the Rustler's machine guns do not automatically lock onto a target. This makes it more difficult for the Rustler to hit vehicles, even more so when the Rustler is moving quickly and will probably not have enough time to finish off the vehicle.

The Rustler is used for most of the missions at the flying school, and for a mission for Mike Toreno. It is also used at one of the checkpoint races in Las Venturas.


  • It is possible to find a Rustler in the bottom floor of the police impound lot in Roca Escalante (alongside a Leviathan and a Hydra). As the plane intersects the ground, it is impossible to even enter the plane.
  • Like most other aircraft in GTA San Andreas, the Rustler plays K-DST by default.


The plane can be found in one of the open hangars at Easter Bay International Airport or at the Verdant Meadows airfield, and is a common sight in the air above rural areas.