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Krawk

UCV Black Maverick

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Krawk

This topic has been touched a few times in a few threads, I have reworked the method to obtain this after much trial and error. Many thanks to the original discoverers and the feedback received on other threads. The most important thing I have added to obtaining this vehicle is not NOT unhitch the Towtruck.

 

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6.10: Black Maverick

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Location: The Desert Difficulty: ***

Mission: Interdiction Resource F: ***

Character: Toreno

 

ZMoonchild found an easier way to get this, verified and tweaked by Krawk.

This is the infamous all Black Helicopter flown by rival agents that you are

supposed to destroy.

 

Method one

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Get a minigun, make sure there is room for a large vehicle + a Towtruck in the Hashbury Garage.

In my trial all I have in it is the UCV Black-Bottom Stretch to the far right side.

Leave a Tow Truck in the Fort Carson garage. Grab one in the Junkyard at Whetstone

or wait on foot in Spinybed (LV) or Easter Basin Docks for one to drive by (may take 5 minutes or more)

Start the mission as normal, next head to Fort Carson and

fetch your Tow Truck. Head North up the road to the first destination.

Do NOT enter the next marker while in the Tow Truck or it will likely disappear

during the Cutscene. Head up the hill as instructed but using your Towtruck as a "suitable vehicle".

Leave the Towtruck at the bottom of

the hill that has wooden planks. Run up the hill and trigger the next cutscene. Haul

ass to the bottom of the hill in the large clearing but not too close to the Towtruck.

Next, you have to gauge where the Maverick is going to

crash land before shooting at it as it approaches you. Using the minigun, take short burst shots until

you hear the engine going very slow. If the Maverick has not crash landed switch

to an SMG or M4 and fire just a couple more shots at it until it does. The Maverick

may sit on the ground spinning a few times but will likely settle down by the time

you get it. At this point, do NOT attempt to get in your Tow Truck to claim your

prize quite yet, there are other Mavericks in the sky and federal agents shooting

at you from both the sky and the grounded chopper. Instead, you may want to take

a few shots at the Leviathan to weaken it, allowing the feds to finish the job for

you and avoiding a 2-star wanted level. If the ground feds are giving you trouble you

can shoot them without destroying the chopper. Once the mission has failed, all

air-worthy Mavericks fly away. Ignore any remaining agents and the pilot inside the

Maverick that you are trying to acquire. Next, hitch your tow truck to the chopper

and CAREFULLY haul it to your garage. Only a few hits in traffic might end up in

disaster. If you bump another car, the pilot might get out and beat or kill the driver

of the car you have bumped but the Maverick still cannot be entered.

If you're using the Hashbury garage, pull up to the right side of the door, drive towards

the back and left once in it. Jackknife the Towtruck by doing a "360" type move so that

the nose of the Maverick butts against the back wall. The Maverick might unhitch when it

hits, this is normal. Just to make sure if does not try to hover out of the garage, get out of the

Towtruck and haul ass out of the garage, letting the door close and your prize left inside. Oh,

the leftover agents, ignore them or if you like, open the door and waste them, your choice.

Once you purchase Verdant Meadows, come on back to Hashbury, jackknife the towtruck with

the hook down, hook up and tow the Maverick out so you can fly it to the hangar.

Remember, The Doherty garage is safe to store vehicles as long as you do not drive down the road

directly behind it. That causes the door to open, often times by the time to door re-closes

you are out of the zone and the game sometimes "forgets" the contents of this (or any)

garage to which this happens to.

 

Note: If the Black Mavericks all seem to keep spinning on the ground, it is still possible to carefully

hook the towtruck to one. Find the slowest turning one, carefully time it so that when you back up

the hook touches the nose at just the right time.

 

 

 

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For your reference, here's how I have parked my other vehicles leading up to this mission;

Santa Maria Beach -

- Bulletproof/Fireproof/Explosionproof/Damageproof Tampa

- Bulletproof/Fireproof/Explosionproof/Damageproof Sanchez

- Bulletproof/Fireproof/Explosionproof/Damageproof Admiral

- Fireproof/Explosionproof/Damageproof LS Cop Car

 

 

 

El Corona -

- Bulletproof/Fireproof Greenwood

- Bulletproof/Fireproof Voodoo

- Bulletproof/Fireproof Tahoma

- Bulletproof/Fireproof/Explosionproof/Damageproof Sentinel

 

 

 

Ganton -

- Bulletproof/Fireproof/Explosionproof/Damageproof Bravura

- Bulletproof/Fireproof/Explosionproof/Damageproof Sabre

 

 

 

Mulholland -

- Bulletproof Forklift

- Bulletproof/Fireproof/Explosionproof/Damageproof PCJ-600

- Fireproof/Explosionproof/Damageproof BF-400

- Bulletproof/Fireproof/Explosionproof/Damageproof Sultan

 

 

 

Palomino Creek-

- Bulletproof/Fireproof/Explosionproof/Damageproof Sadler

- Bulletproof/Fireproof/Explosionproof/Meleeproof Patriot

 

 

 

Dillimore-

- Bulletproof/Fireproof/Explosionproof/Meleeproof Fortune

- Bulletproof/Fireproof/Explosionproof/Meleeproof Elegy

- Bulletproof/Fireproof/Explosionproof/Damageproof HPV1000

 

 

 

Doherty-

- Bulletproof/Fireproof/Explosionproof/Damageproof Boxville

- Bulletproof/Fireproof/Explosionproof/Damageproof Savanna

- Fireproof/Explosionproof/Damageproof Rancher

- Bulletproof Tanker

 

 

 

Calton Heights-

- UCV Explosionproof Camper (The Mothership)

- Bulletproof/Fireproof/Explosionproof/Damageproof FCR-900

 

 

 

Hashbury-

- UCV Stretch w/black bottom

 

 

 

Paradiso-

- *Trophy* Bulletproof/Fireproof/Explosionproof/Damageproof RC Raider

- Bulletproof/Fireproof/Explosionproof/Damageproof Merit

- Fireproof/Crashproof Rumpo

- UCV Green Pizzaboy

 

 

 

Fort Carson-

- Towtruck

 

 

 

Verdant Meadows Garage-

 

 

 

Verdant Meadows Hangar-

 

 

 

Whitewood Estates-

 

 

 

Prickle Pine-

 

 

 

Redsands West-

 

 

 

Rockshore West-

 

 

LS Impound Lot:

- Bulletproof/Fireproof/Explosionproof/Damageproof Packer

Edited by Krawk

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BlackGuard

I have collected most of the special vehicles up to the Las Venturas missions and this one was definitely the hardest to get.

Great find. icon14.gif

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Krawk
I have collected most of the special vehicles up to the Las Venturas missions and this one was definitely the hardest to get.

Great find. icon14.gif

The absolute hardest thing was getting the right rate of fire to ground the rival choppers without destroying them. On One attempt I had 4 of them on the ground but every damn one of them were spinning. Fortunately one of them got stuck in a rut and stopped spinning.

 

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Ah, those linked threads bring to mind how I once stole a Police Maverick in 'Small Town Bank' biggrin.gif

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Krawk

Updated First Post - Using Hashbury has turned out to be much easier. Also, abandoned original place to shoot down the choppers, using the large open area at the bottom of the hill makes it sooooo much easier.

Oh, and yes, verified several times during testing that entering the cutscene red markers while in the Towtruck is a danger in losing the Towtruck, just don't do it!

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