The Andromada is a fixed-wing aircraft featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Andromada is a large 4-engine transport aircraft. Its front fuselage and nose are heavily based on the Lockheed C-141 Starlifter, while the engines, empennage and wings are based on those of the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy. It can be noted that the Andromada is much smaller than its real-life counterparts, even being unrealistically smaller than the AT-400.

Its name is a misspelling of "Andromeda", a Greek deity, a galaxy and constellation (a reference to one of the aircraft that inspired the Andromada, the C-5 "Galaxy"). The plane can support a combination of two body colors: one for the fuselage, and the other for the wings, engines, vertical stabilizer and elevators. The plane's rear cargo door can be also opened and closed, but nothing can be stored in the plane itself; neither can the player enter the rear due to an invisible wall.

The interior of the Andromada is seen in the mission "Stowaway", however, like the interior of the Shamal in Freefall, this interior is not part of the plane model. It is in the "interior universe" (where all game interiors in San Andreas are situated), high above the sky, with clouds moving outside to simulate the plane itself moving. Parts of the exterior of the plane are visible when standing at the edge of the ramp. The interior is only enterable via that mission, cheats, or a trainer. Within the interior are two cargo areas walled off by netting, followed by cargo boxes, then shelves stocked with barrels.

The aircraft itself is not meant to be obtained, and due to that it is poorly textured (the cockpit window being black and opaque), does not feature any entering animation (CJ will simply go through the fuselage when entered), and features a few graphical glitches such as a lack of shadow, and also strange sounds when walking onto it (re-using the sound of walking on grass).


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Andromada features a performance very similar to the AT-400. It is slower and heavier, however it can still reach high speeds as it is powered by four engines. The Andromada can also reach the sky top limit, and is tougher than other aircraft. As a result of its size, the Andromada will crash onto any obstacle when landing or taking off, therefore is recommended to use it on the main airports.

GTA San Andreas Overview

Aircraft Statistics - 3D Universe
Take-Off Speed
(0-60 knots in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh / knots)
Engine Type Engine Location Mass
(kg / lbs)
N/A 124 / 200 / 108 Petrol N/A 40000 / 88185
N/A N/A Four turbofan/ turbojet engines Wing-mounted Cannot be observed

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Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Under normal circumstances, the Andromada is one of the rarest vehicles in the game, along with the S.W.A.T..

The Andromada can be seen flying over the The Camel's Toe Casino out of Las Venturas, heading south to Los Santos. Like the AT-400, Andromadas are seen flying over cities, however they fly much faster and higher than AT-400s, and therefore are impossible to hijack.

It is possible to steal it during "Stowaway" and save it with a trick that involves duplicating the mission, granting CJ movement during cutscene and he has to destroy the bike fast enough then start the mission again and after that put it inside the Hangar. Video of this can be seen here.


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • The Andromada can be made indestructible, as seen here and here.
  • A full guide on obtaining the Andromada, converting it to AP (Bullet, Fire, Explosion, Crash- and Meleeproof)and on how to get it out of the Hangar, can be found here.
  • The Andromada can be colored and its wheels can be changed, as seen here
  • A handling line for the Andromada can be found in Grand Theft Auto IV's game files, suggesting that it (or a plane of the same name) was at some point going to feature in GTA IV.[1]
  • The Andromada is strange in that walking across its wings sounds the same as walking on grass and also that the plane has no shadow. In the PS2 version, it has a shadow. 
  • It is possible (though rare) for the Andromada to appear in the impound lot, though it is more than likely to explode when approached, this is even possible on console versions of the game.
  • The Andromada is always colored white with a black dot on the nose, but when using the UT/UC conversion found here, you can change the wing and body color. The black dot on the nose remains unchanged.
  • The Andromada plays Radio X by default when entered, unlike most aircraft which play K-DST.
  • Strangely, the Andromada has a very small landing gear assembly. The airplane features one four-wheel bogie assembly at the nose, but it only features two wheel assemblies at the rear (each one placed on both sides of the aircraft, underneath the wings). Although seemingly plausible, this arrangement would not be able to carry the weight of the Andromada, and would most likely break in real life.
  • The name Andromada is probably derived from the Andromeda Galaxy. The planes it is based off, the C-141 "Starlifter" and the C-5 "Galaxy", also have names that are related to space.
  • Sometimes, the Andromada is seen flying very high in the sky, though rarely. Even if it is shot with a minigun (which has significant range) the plane won't explode and will most likely fly away before the player can shoot it. The plane flies very fast, so even if the player locks on to it using the Heat Seeking Launcher, the missile won't reach it.
  • The plane's incompleteness may suggest the fact that Rockstar wanted this to be a fully-functional plane, but either didn't have time to finish it, or simply scrapped the idea. However, its appearance in the mission Stowaway could also suggest that the aircraft was actually meant to only appear in the mission and not anywhere else.
  • Andromada-GTASA-Wreck

    Out-of-use plane parts

    The Verdant Meadows airstrip is littered with many airplane wrecks. Some of these plane parts seem to very closely resemble the look of the Andromada but without the recognizable black spot on the nose and having a different horizontal stabilizer design at the rear of the fuselage. 
  • The interior seen during Stowaway is actually bigger than the plane itself. The Andromada's cargo bay, if created using mods, is enough large just to store a bike. The aircraft itself is very small, a more realistic Andromada would have been bigger than the AT-400.  
  • The Andromada has an extra engine sound than can be clearly heard from the ground when it is flying high in the sky or when flying one with the camera as far as possible from the aircraft. Also applies to the AT-400. 
  • When viewed from below, the stabilizers will disappear.


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

On the PS2 version of the game, the player can obtain the Andromada by blowing it up using a Minigun and using a Rhino to push it into the Hangar. Then the player must kill themselves, and upon respawning and returning to their hangar, it will be flyable. This is not possible on the PC version, as the wreck of the Andromada will always vanish.

On the PC version however, the player can obtain the Andromada by starting Stowaway with onMission=$0 and blowing up the PCJ-600 before the mission has ended, then the player has to run to the marker and start Stowaway again, and then steal the Andromada after the mission has failed. Once the player is in control of the Andromada, they can decide to put it into the hangar as a trophy, as it's impossible to take it out of the hangar without the use of cheats if it isn't converted to AP. If the player decides to convert the Andromada to AP, they can fly it around by teleporting it out of the hangar using the Transfender mod-menu trick. A video detailing the process of obtaining & converting the Andromada, and taking it out of the hangar, can be found here.

Mobile Glitch

When the player attempts to blow up the plane during the mission Stowaway, in some occasion the plane will sink through the ground & the mission cannot progress

In the mission Stowaway, it's possible to steal and fly the Andromada in the Mobile version. The player needs to start Stowaway, and then close the app two or more times. This will cause the mission to be glitched and will cause the Andromada to not move, and after that the plane should be flyable. The player fly it, to do that, the player must not reach the end of the runway, avoiding the cutscene. Instead, once near the end, they need to make a 180 degree turn and step on the throttle. The Andromada can't be saved in the hangar on Mobile, as the game will crash.


  1. common\data\handling.dat>planes>ANDROM


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