"Stylish, roomy, easy to handle with a cruise speed of 130 knots, this 4-seat single-engine light helicopter is popular with both private pilots and charter companies. Featuring an enclosed tail fan, the Frogger is one of the quietest helicopters on the market today. Especially great for the man who needs to get to work fast but can't bear the moaning of neighbors complaining about noise and rotor wash."
Elitás Travel description.

The Maibatsu Frogger is a civilian helicopter that appears in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

Design

Grand Theft Auto V

The Frogger is a civilian helicopter whose design is based on the Eurocopter EC130, sharing its single-engine design and low tailboom. The passenger section is derived from the larger Eurocopter EC135, with the most notable difference being the cockpit doors with enlarged windows. It is a more modern contemporary to the traditional Maverick, and can be frequently seen in the skies of Los Santos.

Apart from civil use, Froggers are employed by various groups. Some are operated by the FIB and Merryweather Security. Civilian versions are also used in the parachuting side activity. Unlike the Maverick and Police Maverick, it only features a single mounted winch, on the left side.

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto V

The Frogger is a very well performing helicopter. Its handling is above average thanks to its light weight and four-blade rotor system. The Frogger is single engined and has enough power to jet the helicopter forward with minimal resistance. Durability is also acceptable considering the design of the helicopter and its structure. The ability of turning, stopping, and inclining is very responsive. However, the Frogger is not very usable for making "Fly-By's" and evacuation scenarios because of the mostly open and light structure of the helicopter, which gives almost no defense against enemy firearms. It often takes only a few shots to the engine and it will shortly after suffer from the damage. If the rotor has been stopped about 3-4 times the system will give a warning sound, and the rotor-engine will completely shut down, leaving the helicopter unusable and slowly floating to the ground.

Overall, the Frogger is a wise choice for a helicopter, especially when comparing to the Maverick, another similar helicopter in the game.

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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 7000 / 15432 100
Website Statements [?]
N/A 150 / 240 / 130 N/A Single engine (Website) N/A N/A N/A
Observed / First-Person Airspeed Indicator (Enhanced version)
N/A N/A N/A Single turboshaft engine, 4-bladed rotor Middle/Rear Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
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Speed
76.751122%
Acceleration
100%
Braking
Agility
87.692307%


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
Rockstar Games Social Club [?]
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Damage
0%
Fire Rate/Speed
0%
Accuracy
10%
Range
35%
Clip Size
1%

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto Online

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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Upon being converted into a personal aircraft, the Frogger can only be repainted with a primary color. The stripes cannot be removed, however.

Category Modification
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors
Remove Remove Aircraft

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In-game

Variants

Trevor Phillips Enterprises

Trevor Philips owns a black Frogger after the mission Three's Company. It spawns at the helipad at the Sandy Shores Airfield and features crudely painted red Trevor Phillips Enterprises logos scrawled on the tail, along with various decals (saying "Fuck da Feds" or "Pants down dick out"). Dialogue reveals the helicopter was stolen from the FIB by Trevor following said mission. It is possible to see FIB decals covered by TPE logos.

This variant of the Frogger is meant to represent a vandalised FIB Frogger, which was initially meant to be used in the mission Three's Company, despite the fact that it was cut and a maroo-coloured Frogger with no FIB decals was used in the mission instead; this is most likely a developer oversight.

FIB

The FIB Frogger is a cut variant of the Frogger with black paint job and FIB decals. Trevor's Frogger is the FIB helicopter resprayed. This helicopter was used in place of the maroon Frogger in Three's Company mission but was replaced, possibly because it would be less plausible for the FIB to attack a fellow government branch openly.

Special Variants

White

A white version with a Police Maverick spotlight appears in the mission The Bureau Raid, after the first rappel event. It appears alongside the attack Buzzard, shifting positions but not engaging players after the Buzzard is destroyed. Depending on if the mission has been completed previously, the pilot may be civilian or FIB. Acquiring the helicopter requires cheat codes to jump down/skip the second rappel event, then damaging it until it's forced to land. The police spotlight is still active upon the player entering it. If the attack Buzzard is destroyed prior, the Frogger will shift over from the highway and over the uneven park grounds. It will crash when forced to land on the uneven terrain. Like the spotlight on Police Mavericks, it can be shot out. Unfortunately the helicopter cannot be repaired with the "character switch repair", currently the helicopter will disappear upon switching back to the character who's occupying it.

Lifeguard

A Frogger painted yellow which appears to be affiliated with the Lifeguards can be seen flying in a pattern over the coast of Vespucci Beach sometimes as far as Chumash. It never lands, making the helicopter tricky to obtain.

To get it, the player needs to damage it with a Buzzard until its engine breaks (once the engine starts shutting off a couple times for a few seconds, leave it, as the engine will eventually completely break); it will slowly start to descend, when it's low, quickly determine where it's going to land, and get down to the ground before it does. As soon as it hits the ground, quickly enter it, the player will not be able to enter it if the pilot and passenger hop out. Once obtained, quickly switch characters to perform the character switch vehicle repair trick. However, if the helicopter has officially shut down completely before the repair is performed, the helicopter will vanish.

LIFEGUARD_HELI
File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit
1 91 30 111 111
No No No

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto V

  • It takes a role in the mission Three's Company, which involves all three protagonists having to do a "snatch and grab" target extraction for the FIB.
  • It played a role in the mission Predator where Michael snipes the O'Neil brothers at the forest from above.
  • It later appears in several heist missions, as Trevor is the only protagonist that owns one during the main storyline, except for one heist mission where Trevor does not appear and a Maverick is used instead.
  • In the mission The Bureau Raid, a white version with a Police Maverick spotlight appears.
  • A black and white patterned one has to be flown in the mission Mr. Richards.

Grand Theft Auto Online

Notable Owners

Locations

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Can be bought on Elitás Travel for $1,300,000. Always spawns in black.
  • A Frogger with a unique paint job (Trevor Philips Enterprises livery) can be found at the Grand Senora Desert airstrip after completing the mission "Three's Company." It is painted black with red text referencing TP Inc. written over it.
  • A white variant can be seen flying in the Bureau Raid.
  • Blue ones are also found piloted in parachuting missions. The player can shoot the pilot and gain the helicopter, or hold enter to hijack it.
  • Sometimes can be found at the Merryweather-owned part of the Port of Los Santos. However, a four-star wanted level will be given to the player and Merryweather will disable the stolen Frogger after a few minutes of use – rendering it useless. Is also best obtained by skipping a taxi ride into the south-most part of the port.
  • Sometimes NPC controlled versions land at the Vespucci helipads. Black versions are the most common, however two other colors are possible to see there. Red & Orange variants sometimes land there, however not as often as the black version. They can be stolen easily, however they will takeoff when attacked. Direct boarding without gunfire is the best approach, as they don't flee when players approach them peacefully.
    • On rare occasions NPCs may land and then immediately take off again without reason, the player's distance to them does not seem to affect the decision. As well NPCs may simply fly high above the landing pads, continuing in a non-stop circular flight pattern. This seems to occur when their "desired helipad" is currently occupied by another NPC helicopter. To break this loop, a player can simply fly close to the NPC helicopter & it will either fly away or land at another helipad.
  • Has to be flown in the mission Mr. Richards. It can be kept after the mission and stored.

Grand Theft Auto Online

Trivia

General

  • The Frogger is named after the 1981 game Frogger.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • As evidenced by the images on two of the Flight School lessons, the Frogger would have originally had a strike guard, which is a metal frame on its tail similar to that of the Swift.

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