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Not to be confused with the Alpha, a 2-door coupé.
"Engine: four cylinder, fixed pitch.
Wing area: 66 square feet.
Cockpit size: matchbox.
Cabin temperature: hotter than Satan's taint.
Chances of survival if you hit anything more than a light crosswind: none whatsoever.
Top Speed: routinely fatal.
Customer satisfaction: are you still there? Did you read the part about the top speed?
Please note: This aircraft is excluded from Pegasus Lifestyle Management and must be stored in a personal hangar.
Elitás Travel description.

The Buckingham Alpha-Z1 is a fixed-wing aircraft released as part of the Smuggler's Run update for Grand Theft Auto Online.


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The Alpha-Z1 appears to be based on a Reberry 3M1C1R, seen in the wide nose and the positioning of the front landing gears, resulting in an aircraft with very low ground clearance when on land.

The vehicle is a stunt plane with a sliding canopy for the pilot and one aerobatic horizon reference device mounted on each of its wingtips, similar to the Mallard. The scheme consists of a two-tone color, where the primary one is applied to the fuselage, wings and stabilizers, while the secondary one is applied to the engine compartment, portions that cover the wheels and part of the horizontal stabilizers.

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As predicted by the website, the Alpha-Z1 is practically one of the fastest piston-powered aircraft in the game (even surpassing jet-powered aircraft like the Hydra and P-996 LAZER), possesing great speed and short take-off distance. However, its handling may be rather sensitive, as an erratic movement could simply roll the plane more than intended, being a dangerous maneuver when flying low. This issue, combined with the high speed and the low clearance, would cause the player to experience problems when attempting to land even in a flat runway, as the plane will be also sensitive to hard impacts, causing it to disrupt the landing sequence.

The Alpha-Z1 is stated to be powered by a 4-cylinder engine, which, given the proportions of the nose, would have an horizontally-opposed (flat) configuration.

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Aircraft Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Take-Off Speed
(0-60 knots in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh / knots)
Vertical Climb/ Descent Rate
Engine Type Engine Location Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
N/A 114.5 / 184.4 N/A N/A N/A 450 / 992 65
Website Statements [?]
N/A N/A N/A 4-cylinder N/A N/A N/A
Observed / First-Person Airspeed Indicator (Enhanced version)
N/A N/A N/A Single piston engine, 2-bladed propeller Front Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Category Modification Cost Image
Armor No Armor $1,000
Armor Upgrade 20% $7,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $12,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $20,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $35,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $50,000
Countermeasures None $700
Chaff (10) $70,000
Flare (20) $110,000
  • White
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Yellow
  • Purple
  • Orange
  • Green
  • Red
  • Pink
  • Cyan
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $33,500
Handling Stock Handling $1,000
Smooth Handling $20,000
Sport Handling $27,000
Race Handling $35,000
Livery None $11,400
Alpha Racing Team $18,240
Play Outside $19,380
Pisswaser 'In For A Good Time' $20,520
eCola 'Deliciously Infectious' $21,660
Sludgie 'Fruity Ice' $22,800
Sprunk 'The Essence Of Life' $23,370
Ron Gas Stations 'Stop n Go' $23,939
Flow Water $24,510
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GTA Online Smuggler's Run - All Custom Aircraft

GTA Online Smuggler's Run - All Custom Aircraft


Prominent Appearances in Missions

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  • Can be purchased on Elitás Travel for $2,121,350 or for $1,595,000 (after completing 9 Air Freight Cargo source missions), provided the player already owns a Hangar.
    • As the vehicle can only be purchased when the player owns a Hangar, it is a Personal Aircraft. It will be classed as a Small aircraft.


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