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"You want to rain death from the skies just like any other bearded twenty-something, but gun-metal grey and swept back wings are so mainstream. You need something that suggests old world expertise and class - like a manual transmission, or that cut-throat razor you're too frightened to use. Well look no further: with its twin-boom, single-engine vintage styling, the Pyro is the high-fidelity vinyl of air superiority.
Please note: This aircraft is excluded from Pegasus Lifestyle Management and must be stored in a personal hangar.
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Warstock Cache & Carry description.

The Buckingham Pyro is a twin tail fighter aircraft featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Smuggler's Run update, released on October 3rd, 2017, during the Pyro Week event.

Design

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"The Buckingham Pyro is available today from Warstock Cache & Carry. The distinct twin-boom body comes packed with a jet engine and dual machine guns. Customize in your Hangar’s Workshop with homing missiles, liveries, armor, engine and handling upgrades, and more."
Rockstar Newswire description.
The Pyro is a twin-boom aircraft primarily based on the De Havilland Vampire, although featuring elements from multiple variants. The wings appears to be similar to that of the F.3 version, while the stabilizer setup are similar to that of the Mk I version. The tandem seat and cockpit appears to be inspired by that of the Mk 11/DH 115 version and BAC Strikemaster, but without side windows behind the main canopy. The protruding tail booms on the wings may have been inspired by the De Havilland Sea Vixen or Venom. The navigation lights on the wing tips are reversed. The port (left) side should be red, while the starboard (right) side should be green.

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Performance

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Vehicle

The Pyro is an extremely maneuverable aircraft, having the one of the tightest turning circles and best acceleration of conventional aircraft. With full performance upgrades, the Pyro can be one of the best aircraft in a dogfight. The aircraft handles similar to the Rogue, both aircraft sharing extremely sensitive rudder controls. While flying above 900 feet, the aircraft can reach speeds of approximately 210 knots. This is approximately the same max airspeed of the Hydra. The Pyro's acceleration even surpasses the P-996 LAZER but unsurprisingly cannot compete with the jet boost of the LF-22 Starling.

Defense

Just like every other Smuggler's Run aircraft, the Pyro has the option to upgrade its armor. The armor of the Pyro is the same as every other aircraft and can withstand two direct hits from the Homing Launcher, while being destroyed with a third. However, just like every other airplane, if any of the Pyro's control surfaces are caught in the blast radius of any explosive weapon, they will be destroyed and fall off. This can cause the aircraft to become uncontrollable or severely limit the pilot's maneuverability. The Pyro also will be destroyed in eighteen rounds from the Heavy Sniper, and can only take three hits from the Heavy Sniper Mk II equipped with explosive rounds.

Countermeasures

The vehicle can be fitted with countermeasures to improve its defensive capabilities against homing missiles, each one with their own attributes:

  • The Chaff countermeasure disrupts the targeting system from missile launchers, rendering them unable to lock on the aircraft for five seconds. They have a delay of five seconds before being used again and only have 10 uses.
  • The Flare countermeasure drops various flares from around the rear of the aircraft, which can "disorient" the homing missile in order to avoid chasing the aircraft. They have a delay of three seconds before being used again and only have 20 uses.
  • The Smoke countermeasure creates a trail of smoke that can disorient the enemy pilot, but its effectiveness is very limited, as the trail is large enough for a standard cockpit and the enemy pilot would just need to move away and follow the smoke trail. It has no delay between uses and can be used indefinitely.
Weaponry
  • Machine Guns: By default, the Pyro features two machine guns, which behaves exactly like the other guns equipped on the P-45 Nokota, LF-22 Starling, or the Rogue equipped with gun pods. These weapons have a long range of 675 feet, which surpasses the Hydra or the P-996 LAZER. However, unlike those two aircraft, the Pyro has a significantly reduced rate-of-fire and lacks the powerful explosive rounds. As a result, these weapons are much more difficult to use against grounded foes, being a better air-to-air weapon.
  • Missiles: By default, lacks missiles, but can be added via customization, adding eight units on either wing (four per wing). These missiles have no "reload" cooldown and can be fired continuously, similar to the V-65 MolotokP-45 Nokota and Savage. The missiles are standard aircraft homing missiles, having poor tracking and will travel for about five seconds, up to about 1000 feet.

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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 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Website Statements [?]
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed / First-Person Airspeed Indicator (Enhanced version)
N/A N/A N/A Single turbojet engine w/ afterburner  Mid-Rear Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
Pyro-GTAO-RSCStats
Speed
99.989799%
Acceleration
62.988091%
Braking
57.5%
Agility
5.5571143%

Modifications

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Category Modification Cost Image
Armor No Armor $1,000
Armor Upgrade 20% $7,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $12,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $20,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $35,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $50,000
Countermeasures None $700
Chaff (10) $70,000
Flare (20) $110,000
Smoke
  • White
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Yellow
  • Purple
  • Orange
  • Green
  • Red
  • Pink
  • Cyan
$68,500
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $33,500
Handling Stock Handling $1,000
Smooth Handling $20,000
Sport Handling $27,000
Race Handling $35,000
Livery None $11,400
Arthur Squad $18,240
Royal Takeoff $19,380
Griffin Fighter $20,520
Blizzard Force $21,660
Gray State $22,800
Ice Phantom $23,370
Crimson Fleet $23,939
Sky Hawk $24,510
Emerald Phantom $25,080
Stealth State $25,650
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors -
Sell Sell Vehicle
Weapons No Missiles $700
Homing Missiles $195,000

Image Gallery

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Videos

GTA Online - Buckingham Pyro -Smuggler's Run Update-

GTA Online - Buckingham Pyro -Smuggler's Run Update-

Prominent Appearances in Missions

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Air Freight Cargo
Adversary Modes
Contact Missions
  • Dispatch III (2 in hangar)

Locations

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  • Can be purchased on Warstock Cache & Carry for $4,455,500 or for $3,350,000 after completing 33 Steal Cargo missions, provided the player already owns a Hangar.
    • It is classed as a Small vehicle when stored in a Hangar.

Trivia

General

  • Pyro comes from the Greek word πυρ (pyr), meaning "fire".

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • There appears to be an "Afterburner" option that can be selected in the Content Creator, but does not have any sort of effect on the aircraft. [vague]

See Also

References

  1. Blips-GTAO-Pyro Seen when parked or when another player is flying a Pyro.


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