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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 and Grand Theft Auto Online

The design of the Frogger 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. The skids are similar to the ones from the Eurocopter AS350 Écureuil

The aircraft is depicted with a more modern and contemporary design compared to the Maverick, whose front end is mostly rounded and features large windows, access door and a nose-mounted searchlight/camera. The middle section of the aircraft features sliding doors that are always open, and modern skids below that are also used on the Maverick and Police Maverick, while the upper area features a tall engine compartment with twin exhausts on the rear and a four-bladed rotor on top, together with a winch on the left-hand side. The tail boom and empennage are relatively simple in design and feature horizontal stabilizers with vertical fins, a Fenestron tail with six rotor blades, and a tall vertical stabilizer. The aircraft is usually seen with grey stripes passing through the fuselage and tail boom.

The interior of the aircraft is relatively large, featuring a small instrument panel and a rear bay with additional seats. In the enhanced version, it uses the same "Flyer" dials as the Maverick and Police Maverick, and shares the same arrangement with the aforementioned aircraft.

The aircraft is commonly seen in a black primary color for the entirety of the fuselage and tail boom, although other colors are also available, such as red, blue or white.

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

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. The distance of the skids also means it is quite stable to land on most surfaces, provided the player lands carefully to avoid sliding away from the intended landing zone.

However, the Frogger is not very usable for making "Fly-Bys" 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 for it to suffer from the damage shortly after shortly after. 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 transportation and basic tasks, similar to the Maverick.

GTA V/GTA Online Overview


Aircraft Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
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
Frogger-GTAV-RSCStats.png
Speed
76.751122%
Acceleration
100%
Braking
Agility
87.692307%


Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
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 [?]
ImageGallery-Placeholder.png
Damage
0%
Fire Rate/Speed
0%
Accuracy
10%
Range
35%
Clip Size
1%

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto Online

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For a complete list of the features of the Enhanced version for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC version of Grand Theft Auto Online, 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

Image Gallery

Official Screenshots

In-game

Variants

Trevor Philips Enterprises

Trevor Philips owns a black Frogger after the mission Three's Company, which features crudely painted red Trevor Philips Enterprises logos scrawled on the tail, along with various obscene writting typical of Trevor's behaviour (reading "Fuck da Feds" or "Pants down dick out"). Dialogue from the mission Predator reveals that the helicopter was stolen from the FIB by Trevor following said mission as a "payment". This is also evidenced by the "FIB" decals behind the red paint.

FIB

A variant of the Frogger with black paint job and FIB decals exists, which was initially unused and is essentially the TPE variant with no red paint. It is possible that this variant was meant to be used in the mission Three's Company in place of a maroon civilian Frogger (as suggested by the mission Predator), but was discarded for unknown reasons (possibly because it would be less plausible for the FIB to attack a fellow government branch openly). It was later introduced in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of The Contract update, during the mission Setup: Data Recovery.

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 Buzzard Attack Chopper, shifting positions but not engaging players after the Buzzard Attack Chopper 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 is forced to land. The police spotlight is still active upon the player entering it. If the Buzzard Attack Chopper 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 dew 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 Attack Chopper 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 is low, quickly determine where it is 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.
  • Used in the Flight School lessons "Helicopter Course" and "Helicopter Speed Run".

Grand Theft Auto Online

Notable Owners

Locations

Grand Theft Auto V

Civilian

  • Can be bought on Elitás Travel for $1,300,000 (after The Merryweather Heist [citation/verification needed].) Always spawns in black.
  • 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.

TPE

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 (a metal frame on its tail similar to that of the Swift), and skids similar to the ones from the Buzzard and its Attack variant.

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