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The RC Tiger is a small Remote Controlled Vehicle that appears in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The RC Tiger is a model tank mostly based on the VK 45.01 (P), an early and ultimately dropped Porsche prototype of the Tiger I tank used by the Germans during World War II.

Unlike real tanks, where they are seemingly using continuous tracks for propulsion, the RC Tiger actually uses a set of wheels hidden behind the static tracks (a common feature seen on toy tanks and other toys based on tracked vehicles); these features can be seen if it is accessed using a modification or driven on bumpy terrain.

Because of its origins, the RC Tiger is the only vehicle in the game not to have a fictitious name.


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Its performance is actually similar to that of the RC Bandit, with a low speed but responsive controls. Unlike the RC Baron, the RC Tiger's gun is unusable.

The RC Tiger has a very unique engine noise that actually sounds like a tank.

GTA San Andreas Overview

Vehicle Statistics - 3D Universe
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 47 / 75 1 Electric AWD 100 / 220
N/A N/A 1 Electric battery AWD Cannot be observed

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • The RC Tiger is not actually available to the player outside a mission for Zero, where it is used by the player's opponent, Berkley, on a model battlefield.


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • Despite having a tank's cannon, the cannon is not operable. However, in the mission New Model Army, Berkley's RC Tigers' cannons are able to fire at Zero's Bandit.
    • Even if the player obtains control of the RC Tiger and attempts to shoot, nothing will happen and a minigun sound will play. The sound will not stop until the player loads/restarts the game.
  • The RC Tiger was going to feature in another mission where the player would need to detonate RC Bandits near Berkley's RC Tigers which were making way to Zero's shop, in an effort to destroy them. However, this mission was cut.
  • The RC Tiger will destroy the other cars instantly if the RC Tiger explodes next to the other cars. However, this can be only done by using some modifications.

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