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The VCN Maverick is a news helicopter in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.


Grand Theft Auto Vice CityVice City Stories

The VCN Maverick is simply a shortened version of the Maverick, which is based on the Bell 206, and is only capable of seating two occupants. The helicopter bears corporate logos of Vice City News, and as such, is also painted in a blue-and-white body color scheme.

In both Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the VCN Maverick is a leftover from GTA Vice City and is not used in the game; however, it can be obtained only by using Cheat Device. The helicopter will always appear chromed in GTA Liberty City Stories by default. In GTA Vice City Stories it is unknown if the helicopter was supposed to make a return in the game or just as a leftover again in the files.

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Grand Theft Auto Vice CityVice City Stories

In terms of performance, the VCN Maverick is more maneuverable, being capable of steeper pitches, resulting in faster horizontal speeds (at the expense of faster drops in altitude). With its stats, it is also capable of doing flips.

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Aircraft Statistics - 3D Universe
Take-Off Speed
(0-60 knots in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh / knots)
Engine Type Engine Location Mass
(kg / lbs)
N/A 124 / 200 / 108 Petrol N/A 3500 / 7716
N/A N/A Single turboshaft engine, 2-bladed rotor Middle Cannot be observed

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This helicopter does not spawn anywhere in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories and can be only obtained through the use of Cheat Devices or Action Replay codes.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City


  • The VCN Maverick is equipped with a police scanner, but has no radio.
  • Like the Maverick, the VCN Maverick emits door opening/closing noises similar to large trucks.
  • Its handling is somewhat comparable to the RC Raider.
  • In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the VCN Maverick is replaced by the News Chopper. However, it is evident that the News Chopper is effectively a retexture of the VCN Maverick, as it is referred to internally as "vcnmav", including its line in the vehicles.ide and handling.cfg, and its DFF and TXD Files.

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