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The Launch is a military light patrol boat available only in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Launch is essentially a medium-sized boat with armor plating, which is purely cosmetic and will not protect it from taking damage. It has an M2 Browning .50 caliber machine gun mounted on the back; it, however, cannot be used by the player or any NPC, and is considered a static object.

The boat is also available with minor roof configurations, including a canopy over the front seats or the middle compartment, or having no canopy at all. The boat is also painted blue.


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Its speed and handling are fairly good, on par with similar sized speedboats such as the Speeder and Predator, but is affected by its "heavy" armor.

GTA San Andreas Overview

Watercraft Statistics - 3D Universe
(0-60mph / 0-100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh / knots)
(Inboard / Outboard)
(kg / lbs)
N/A 118 / 190 / 103 Petrol 2200 / 4850
N/A N/A Twin inboard engines Cannot be observed


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The only instance of the Launch other than its constant spawning location is in the loading bay of the aircraft carrier during the mission Vertical Bird; unfortunately, it cannot be stolen from there, as the rear door of the ship closes at the exact moment Carl passes under it.

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