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Excuse me, but I never take drugs. We all know drugs are for losers, and/or sex maniacs. And right now, sex is the last thing on my mind.
— Zero about the free life.

Air Raid is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas given to Carl Johnson by Zero at the Zero RC store in Garcia, San Fierro. It is available after purchasing the store for $30,000. This mission is not required to progress the storyline.


CJ drops by his newly acquired business, Zero RC, and finds Zero distraught, having discovered that his arch rival Berkley has returned to San Andreas. Whilst Zero tells CJ about his past with Berkley, a 'full-scale attack' is launched by Berkley, using RC Barons to attack the transmitters on Zero RC's rooftop. CJ and Zero head to the roof and Carl uses a Minigun to destroy the RC Barons, which Zero explains will allow him to launch a counterattack.

Mission Objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Use the minigun to eliminate the enemy threat


The reward for completing the mission is $3,000. Completing the mission unlocks the Supply Lines... mission for Zero.


CJ arrives at Zero's shop and meets him.
CJ: Hey, whattup, Zee?
Zero: Nothing is up, Carl, apart from my blood pressure, and the imminent collapse of my hopes and dreams.
CJ: Why?
Zero: As usual, the forces of darkness have triumphed over good. Life is nothing but misery, briefly interspersed with agony.
CJ: Homie, what you on? Whatever it is, you need to reduce the dosage.
Zero: Excuse me, but I never take drugs. We all know drugs are for losers, and/or sex maniacs. And right now, sex is the last thing on my mind.
CJ: Thank God for that!
Zero: Berkley is back!
CJ: Ooohhh. Berkley. Who the fuck is Berkley?
Zero: Oh. Just a man I once beat in fair competition. A man literally obsessed with revenge.
CJ: Oh, you put hands on him?
Zero: No, please. I never initiate violence.
CJ: Oh, I know - you knocked his bitch!
Zero: No. I won the prize in the science fair. First prize, that is.
CJ: And now he wanna pop you? (laughs) And they say gang bangers is petty and small minded!
CJ and Zero hear a bleeping sound.
CJ: Hey, what's that bleeping sound?
Zero: That's him! We shall fight to the end!
CJ and Zero get on to the shop's roof.
Zero: Berkley's launched a full-scale attack!
CJ: This is insanity!
Zero: All batteries commence fire! He's going for my transmitters! If he takes them out, I'll never be able to launch a counter attack!
CJ: No problem man, but they only toys.
Zero: They're not toys! They're just smaller!
CJ begins to fire the minigun.
Zero: CJ, bogies at 12 o'clock!
CJ destroys some RC planes using the minigun.
Zero: Great, kid, don't get cocky!
More planes arrive from west.
Zero: RC barons at 9 o'clock high, Carl!
CJ destroys all the planes.
Zero: Ha ha ha ha Berkley! As long as we have opposable thumbs, WE WILL FIGHT YOU! ...Well done, Carl. Now leave, I must prepare for the battles ahead. Never have so few owed so many... too little, three... no that's not it, what is it? We will fight him on the beaches, well, rooftops...


Video Walkthroughs


  • The quote "Great kid, don't get cocky!" Zero makes during the Air Raid was originally used in Star Wars: Episode 4 by Han Solo.
  • The last comment made by Zero ([...] Never have so few owed so many... too little, three... no that's not it, what is it? We will fight him on the beaches, well, rooftops...) references two Winston Churchill quotes.
  • Completing "Air Raid" and the other Zero missions is not mandatory for continuing the storyline, though it is mandatory for those seeking 100% completion (and who want to obtain Zero's store as an asset).
  • It is possible to shoot Zero's head off with the Minigun during this mission, however this will fail the mission. He will drop a Fire Extinguisher upon death, but Carl cannot pick it up since he is unable to move unless the mission concludes any way and upon conclusion, he will be teleported to the bottom of the building.
  • If a fire appears on the roof like when the RC Barons destroys an antenna, Zero will use his extinguisher against the flames.
  • If a bomb is dropped but the respective perpetrator is destroyed before it hits the ground, the bomb will not explode, and will not cause any damage to the antennas (iPad version).
  • Also, in the final cutscene where CJ fires the minigun, Zero may wander blindly into the line of fire and die, but the cutscene will continue as normal.
  • This is one of two missions in the game the player can use a mounted Minigun, the other being Up, Up and Away!. Unlike that mission the usage of the mounted Minigun is mandatory and can be obtained with a large amount of ammo.
  • It may be recommended to have an empty heavy weapon slot before attempting this mission. Leftover ordinance for the Rocket Launcher from the mission Are You Going to San Fierro? is best used to blow up the portables in Deconstruction beforehand. Otherwise, after the mission, the weapon icon will vanish, and trying to fire it will crash the game. Saving the game and then restarting should fix this bug.
  • Sometimes on the mobile version, when trying to shoot down the RC barons, the game will freeze.

Video Walkthroughs