The Armadillo is a helicopter used by the Vice City Fire Department in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Similar in design to the Bell 412, the Armadillo is a relatively large helicopter intended as an emergency vehicle. The Armadillo is only seen in a white with blue color, with the "VCS-1172" stencil on the engine covers.

The fire department version has a bucket attached by a rope, which is used to carry water from the sea to the fires.


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

The Armadillo possess a relatively good speed, with moderately steep pitches that help increase its acceleration at the expense of losing altitude faster.

GTA Vice City Stories 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 N/A Twin turboshaft engines, 4-bladed rotor Middle/Side-mounted Cannot be observed

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Prominent Appearances in Missions


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

  • On the large field behind the fire station in Downtown. Entering a FDVC Armadillo starts a Fire Copter side mission, where the player has to get sea water and use it to take out fires on rooftops. The player can avoid activating the side mission and water bucket upon entry into the helicopter by pushing it away from its spawn point using a heavy road vehicle or even the player character itself (by sprinting against the helicopter).

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