One of the things I am most looking forward to in GTA IV is the helicopters, especially in multiplayer.
I am trying to figure out what types there will be.
Here is my guess:
AH-64D Apache Longbow (aka Hunter)
The AH-64D is pretty much the ultimate military helicopter. It seats 2 aircrew, a pilot and 1 heavy machine gunner/missile dude. The US army has 700+ currently in service. Was in San Andreas under the name "Hunter"
UH-60 Black Hawk (aka Raindancer)
The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter is a military powerhouse that can also carry 11 troops! It includes two 7.62mm M240G machineguns. Was featured in San Andreas, but in civilian configiration under the name of "Raindancer" Doesn't have a huge armament because it is primarily a transport helicopter.
Mi-8 HIP(Cargobob in San Andreas)
The Cargobob was the hardest helicopter to obtain in San Andreas (found in Area 52) and with good reason! This is a beast of a chopper and can carry around all of your gang in SA. It has no defences, however. Not well suited for multiplayer since there is only 8 people per team and the UH-60 Black Hawk (pictured above) can hold 11.
Bell 407 (aka Maverick)
Feautured in all the GTA's since GTAIII, this is the standard helicopter for the series. The only chopper that has ever come in multiple colours. Seats 4 people including the pilot.
H-13 Sioux (aka Sea Sparrow)
Included in GTA San Andreas. 2 seater mild-defence helicopter. Has a machine gun identical to the Police Maverick's (pictured below). Will be useful for getting to the small islands such as the Statue of Happiness island.
Sea King (aka Leviathan)
Was in San Andreas. Will be fun to fly up to a gruppe sechs (security money) van, pick it up, smash it into some buildings to get the drivers stirred up, land and take the prize. Quite an old aircraft, used for sea rescue.(was in that sh*tty movie with Ashton Kutcher)
Same as the maverick (featured above) but with police colours. Includes a machine gun, but it only fires straight ahead (may change in GTA IV).
Police Variation of the Sirorsky S-70
Seen in the screenshot below, this could possibly be a level 4 or 5 wanted level addition. Since it is apart of the police force, not the military, it doesn't have "hardcore" machine guns or rockets. I presume that it will have a machine gun similar to the police maverick. Will be good for SWAT-like rope rappeling into tough situations.
So far this is the list of people who have provided assistance ( to them!):
Well that concludes my segment.
If you have any suggestions or additions please feel free to comment!
Edited by 10wellsmit, 17 March 2008 - 07:45 AM.