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The Nagasaki Buzzard is a small unarmed helicopter featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

Design

Grand Theft Auto V

The Buzzard appears to be based on the Hughes OH-6, evidenced by its purpose as a light patrol/observation helicopter.

In-game, it is the unarmed version of the Buzzard Attack Chopper, which differs in the decals and lacks the stub wings and ammo box on the bay. Additionally, the helicopter is intended for use by the Los Santos Police Department, which employs it mostly for patrol purposes, while leaving the Police Maverick for offensive purposes.

The Buzzard has a Mounted Camera, like the Frogger, Annihilator, Maverick, and Police Maverick.

This is one of the two helicopters that can utilize a searchlight; only available to the NPC pilot; the other being the Police Maverick.

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto V

The Buzzard performs identical to its armed variant, being a fast helicopter with a nimble handling. However, it is more stable and is able to yaw and pitch much quicker. Its incline and decline speeds remain about the same. As expected, the Buzzard lacks onboard weapons, but any passenger can make use of their weapons, serving as a fast defense helicopter.

Although unusable by the player, the Buzzard comes equipped with a searchlight, which is used by NPCs, and usable by the player with the use of modifications only.

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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
(ft/min)
Engine Type Engine Location Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta
N/A 99 / 160 / 86 N/A N/A N/A 3800 / 8378 100
Website Statements [?]
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed / First-Person Airspeed Indicator (Enhanced version)
4.6 Seconds 155 / 217 / 135 400 / 400 Single turboshaft engine, 5-bladed rotor Middle/Rear Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
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Speed
Acceleration
Braking
Agility


Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Damage
(per shot) [?]
Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Capacity
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed [?]
Weapons.meta
0 2 50 / 164 1 N/A N/A
In-game Statements / Markings
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A Cannot be determined N/A N/A N/A
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Damage
0%
Fire Rate/Speed
0%
Accuracy
10%
Range
35%
Clip Size
1%

Notable Owners

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Variants

Buzzard Attack Chopper

The Ballad of Gay Tony, Grand Theft Auto V & Grand Theft Auto Online
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The Buzzard Attack Chopper in Grand Theft Auto V.
(Rear quarter view)
Description

While the "Buzzard" is introduced after the original "Buzzard Attack Chopper", the Buzzard Attack Chopper serves as the armed variant of the Buzzard. It features miniguns and missiles mounted on its sides.

Special Variants

Chrome

This article or section refers to "enhanced version" content in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto V and/or Grand Theft Auto Online, that is absent on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions.
For a complete list of the features of the "enhanced" version of Grand Theft Auto V, please see here.
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Tony Prince owns a chrome Buzzard as part of the After Hours update for Grand Theft Auto Online. It is used in a Nightclub Management Mission for the player to drop promotional flyers across the city for their Nightclub. Notable for its paint and durability, this variant can still be controlled by the player after the mission ends, though not stored. Its durability will also return to normal state as with many other mission vehicles.

Locations

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Sometimes found on top of police stations.
  • Can be seen patrolling the same areas as in story mode.
  • A red or blue version of the Buzzard can spawn during the Air Freight Cargo steal missions.
  • Can be requested by the Road Captain of a Motorcycle Club in free mode for club use for $1,000.

Trivia

General

Grand Theft Auto V

  • There is a "Los Santos Police" stencil along with the details in the files, but is not used in the vehicle.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • During early Rockstar Games announcements for the Smuggler's Run update, there was an image of a red Buzzard mislabeled as the Havok.
  • Although it requires a passenger to use the mounted camera, the searchlight can only be activated by the pilot (which can only be used by an NPC). This may be a developer oversight. This also goes for the Police Maverick.

See Also

  • Buzzard Attack Chopper - Attack variant appearing in The Ballad of Gay Tony dubbed as "Buzzard", which returns to GTA V, renamed "Buzzard Attack Chopper".
  • Buzzard 1 - A police helicopter with a similar name.

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