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There are two very enduring and longlasting vehicles in GTA Vice City that need to be mentioned seperately on a dedicated page.
Actually they are both military vehicles, and they are the Rhino which is the military tank and the Hunter, wich is the military combar helicopter, both are
really heavy rides. Now read everything interesting about these special military vehicles in GTA Vice City on this page...
Rhino - the tank
What is the Rhino
Rhino is short form for Rhinoceros. And just as you don't want to get run over by a Rhinoceros you don't want to get run over by
a Rhino tank.
The Rhino is a very well armored vehicle that can stand lots and lots of damage and has a cannon on board, what better thing is there to go on
a rampage with in Vice City? If you collide with other cars these explode and open up the way.
If your wanted level reaches 6 stars the military comes along whith a Rhino tank, but they never use the board cannon.
The Rhino tank is bulletproof but weak to fire, like from Molotov Cocktails or from the flamethrower.
getting the Rhino - tank
There are a lot of methods to get the tank, the easiest is by cheating. You will find the cheat code in the
. The Cheat looks something like this:
But to get the Rhino this way you have to cheat and this is shown in your game statistics.
Also cheating is no fun for a fun game like Vice City so let's see what else there is...
In the Sir, Yes Sir! mission by Colonel Cortez a Rhino tank is the main objective. And you can steal it! So do as mentioned in the text for the
Colonel Cortez: Sir, Yes Sir!
mission to get into the tank and then steal it.
But you are still on a mission while sitting in the tank. And if you just let the timer run out the tank explodes.
So drive to one of your houses really fast, perhaps the Hyman Condo and park the tank in the garage. Get out and stand in front of
the garage door so that it won't close. Now wait until the timer to runs out and tank explodes. Now step away and let the door close, then
open it again and you have the tank in your garage. And this is how you steal a tank in Vice City!
If you are running out of time when driving to the Hyman Condo read on in the hints section a bit below.
There is also the possibility to steal the tank from the military base Fort Baxter
after collecting 90
To do so put on the police uniform from the police station in Washington Beach (you can find it there after completing the
Vercetti Estate: Cop Land
mission, there is no military outfit in Vice City, but the copoutfit fits too!),
and then get to the Fort Baxter Army Barracks. And get into the Rhino. If you don't put on the police uniform the army will shoot at you. Badly.
You can use a helicopter to get closer to the tank.
If you don't want to put on the police uniform for your own reasons you can start the
next to the military base Fort Baxter and all shooting soldiers
turn into gangmembers that don't care about you and don't shoot you anymore.
Or you just say screw it, and drive a car through the barrier, run to the Rhino and get in. You will get hit by some shots this way, but the Rhino
is bulletproof. To get the Rhino this way you have to find lots of packages.
There is yet another way to get the Rhino:
Once your game progressed enough you can have 6 wanted level stars. Once you have 6 stars on your level the military comes at you
with the Rhino. But they are very angry at you so you will get busted pretty fast once you sit in the tank.
So what can you do? Get into Sunshine Autos and get to the second floor. Shoot all windows and then party hard with your guns. It won't take long
to reach the 6 stars on your wanted level. Once the tank is coming shoot the tank driver with the sniper rifle through the small slot in the tank
and then kill all the Cops, FBI guys and military guys to have a chance to get into the tank, otherwise you will get busted.
Now you drive into your own Pay 'n Spray in Sunshine Autos and get rid of the Cops, but have the Rhino.
For this you have love to have fun and survive hard action.
To drive faster with the Rhino tank to get away from the Army or to just move faster turn the turret to the back with the right Analogestick and
shoot everything you've got. And you have unlimited ammo, so you will get a nice speed.
Hunter - the Combat Helicopter
What is the Hunter
The hunter is a military combat helicopter that is based on the Apache helicopter. The hunter has an onboard machine gun and an onboard rocket
launcher. Both with unlimited ammo.
With the Hunter it is very easy to finish the R3 Missions: Vigilante
mission and it is even fun to do so.
Getting the Hunter - Combat Helicopter
The Apache like military attack helicopter Hunter appears on the Fort Baxter airbase once you collected all
100 Hidden Packages
With some luck it appears on the Helipad on the southern end of the first island, but in almost all versions of the game the Hunter only
appears there once you completed the game 100%. Your game stats will tell you how many percent you already completed.
Otherwise you will find it in the military base Fort Baxter after collecting the 100 packages. Sadly there is no cheat to spawn a Hunter,
you have to collect all the packages.
To reach the Hunter alive you either fly with another heli into Fort Baxter, jump out and get into the hunter very fast and get away even faster.
But the army soldiers shoot at you and your hunter and chances are the hunter goes up in flames this way.
Or you take a slower approach, to do so get into the police station in Washington Beach and get the police uniform (you can get it there after
completing the Vercetti Estate: Cop Land
mission) and then get to
Fort Baxter. Now the military doesn't want to kill you any more and no more soldiers will shoot at you. So just walk to the hunter and get your
reward for collecting all 100 packages while the military doesn't bother you anymore.
The rocket launcher on your Apache is pretty much worth it alone, just try it!
If the Hunter or every other heli only flies in circles on your Android/iOS Version of GTA Vice City you have to update the game.
For an overview over all vehicle locations in GTA VC take a look at the
Vehicles Location Map