The army helicopter is the ultimate weapon in GTA Vice City. Quicker than and just as powerful as a tank, it’s a great way to unleash havoc in the game.

However, it’s immediately not obvious how to get one. Firstly, for it to appear you need to have completed the main missions which end with ‘Keep your Friends Close’. Alternatively, you could complete the game 100%, but obviously to do so you’ll have completed the main missions much earlier…

The easiest way to get hold of the army heli is to collect a police uniform from the police station on the eastern island and then to drive to the naval base on the western island and then the soldiers won’t attack you and you can just make your way over to the army helicopter.

Easy it may be, but it also takes a long time to go back and forth between the island and why do that when there’s a much quicker, albeit riskier way.

Simply jump into any other helicopter or the sea plane if you can land it properly and fly south over the naval base. Land quickly and then jump out and into the army helicopter. The only drawback is that if you’re unlucky or just too slow then the soldiers will open fire with some heavy duty weapons. If you’re quick enough, you’ll be able to bag the army heli and be away before they do too much damage.

Check out the video above to watch this in action!