"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.


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.


  • 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...) is a spoof of two of the most famous quotes of Winston Churchill:
We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the Old.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
  • 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 Up, Up and Away! the usage of the mounted Minigun is mandatory and can be obtained with a large amount of ammo.
  • It is recommended to have an empty heavy weapon slot before attempting this mission. Leftover ordnance for the Rocket Launcher from the mission Are You Going to San Fierro? is best used to blow up the portables in Deconstruction beforehand.
  • Sometimes on the mobile version, when trying to shoot down the RC barons, the game will freeze.

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