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F69VTOL
The F-69 VTOL in Saints Row: The Third
Cyrus' VTOL SRIV
The F-69 VTOL in Saints Row IV
Also known as

STAG VTOL

Style

VTOL

Class

Heli

Hostage class

Exotic

Capacity

2

Large Vehicle?

No

Speed

120

Mass

1500

Torque

1000

Hit Points

6500

Road Grip

0.025

Steering Speed

40

Steering Angle

35

Games

Saints Row: The Third
Saints Row IV

Related

Saints VTOL
Condor
Aegean
Destroy

Obtaining
Law Enforcement

STAG

Unlockable

Convoy Decoy
STAG Film

Mission/Activity

Convoy Decoy

Homies

VTOL Homie

Areas

Sunset Park

The F-69 VTOL[1] is a vehicle in Saints Row: The Third[2][3][4] and Saints Row IV.

This is the VTOL: the Vertical Take-Off and Landing jet... And it wouldn't be Saints Row if it didn't have plenty of ultra-cool weapons, so we've added microwave lasers... and homing missiles as well.
Drew Holmes (Writer)[3]

DescriptionEdit

The VTOL is an aerial vehicle used by STAG. STAG and their associated vehicles appear after the Morningstar arc of missions is completed in Saints Row: The Third, specifically during the mission "Gang Bang" where F-69 VTOLs appear attacking a building containing The Protagonist.

The VTOL has the ability to transform between a hover mode and a jet mode. Hover mode makes the F-69 handle much like a helicopter and the jet mode makes it fly like a jet, which is useful for quick and efficient travel across the city of Steelport.[3]

Cyrus Temple owns a unique black F-69 VTOL, which is unlockable.[5]

There is also "test" variant in both games, but it is not used in any mission.

The F-69 VTOL is equipped with a microwave Laser Beam weapon,[3] which fires Swarm Missiles when charged.

In Saints Row IV it is again a hunter vehicle in the multiplayer diversion Cat & Mouse.

ObtainingEdit

Saints Row: The ThirdEdit

Saints Row IVEdit

  • The 'unlockitall' Cheat adds Cyrus' black F-69 VTOL to the Garage.
  • The white F-69 VTOL is an attack vehicle in Cat & Mouse, and can be kept.

VariantsEdit

AverageEdit

This is the standard white variant/

CyrusEdit

After completing the final mission of the game, "STAG Film", Cyrus Temple's F-69 VTOL is unlocked in the garage and is accessible from any helipad. The VTOL is similar to its normal counterpart but has a sleek black finish.

Saints VTOLEdit

The Saints VTOL is a separate vehicle based on the F-69 VTOL, and is part of the Special Ops Vehicle Pack DLC.[6] The variant is purple and has 3rd Street Saints-themed decals, including multiple fleurs-de-lis.

After purchasing the Special Ops Vehicle Pack, the Saints VTOL is automatically added to the Helipad Garage.

This vehicle is unused in Saints Row IV, and there is no regular cheat.

TestEdit

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TriviaEdit

  • The Cheat for this vehicle is "givevtol".
  • The VTOL's numbering system is out of order. Under the current tri-service designation system, it would be known as the FV-69.
  • Like all STAG aircraft, the F-69 VTOL can only land in hover mode; in jet mode, any attempt at landing results in crashing the aircraft.
  • Clipping the wings on objects eventually causes them to break off. While this does not affect the VTOL's performance in hover mode, losing one wing severely affects its maneuverability in jet mode, whilst losing both renders the aircraft totally uncontrollable.
  • Most of the F-69 VTOLs in "Gang Bang" are scripted and cannot be controlled or targeted by the RC Possessor. This is also true of the two F-69s at the end of "STAG Party".
  • The F-69 VTOL was first introduced in the "Power" trailer.[7][2]
  • The '69' is a reference to the 69 position.
  • The VTOL partly resembles the real-life F-35 Lightning II VTOL and the Sukhoi Su-47 technology demonstrator.
  • The sound effect for transitioning from vertical to horizontal flight very closely resembles the transforming sound used in Michael Bay's Transformers film series.
  • When switching flight modes, a robotic voice says "Hover/Flight mode engaged". The same voice says "Initating startup sequence" or "Powering down" when entering or exiting the VTOL respectively.
  • The VTOL also has the text "VTOL01GSX" on the side.[3]
  • The Aegean, a vehicle from the Gangstas in Space DLC, functions and controls remarkably similar to the VTOL.
  • The VTOL makes an alarm sound when badly damaged, like most STAG vehicles.
  • Approaching the ground in Hover mode causes the landing gear to automatically drop.
  • The F-69 VTOL may have borrowed assets from the Destroy.[8]
  • During "Convoy Decoy", several of The Protagonist's lines are references to Top Gun.
  • Despite being a jet plane-style aircraft, VTOLs may only be stored/accessed from helipads. They cannot be stored/accessed at the Airplane Hangar crib.
  • When requesting the delivery of a VTOL, care must be taken that The Protagonist is in a clear area, with a wide enough street or field for the VTOL to land on. If buildings, street lights, etc are to close, or if there is too much traffic, the VTOL is unable to land and remains hovering over the area instead of landing.
  • As with all of the content of the Special Ops Vehicle Pack, the Saints VTOL is already stored on the disk in the released version of the game and can be accessed through modding on the PC.[9]

QuotesEdit

Male 1: "Hover AND a jet mode? It's like a helicopter that doesn't suck."
Male 2: "I should steal military hardware more often..."
Male 3: "Oh, it's like a helicopter fucked a jet."
Female 1: "This is so fucking cool!"
Female 2: "I can fly in hover or jet mode? This machine was built for me!"
Female 3: "This is like straight out of the future..."
— Changing flight mode during "Convoy Decoy"
Male 1: "Woooo! Talk to me Goose!"
Male 2: "Woohoo! I AM DANGEROUS!"
Male 3: "Let's try spinning. That's a good trick.[10]"
Female 1: "Wooo! Jester's dead!"
Female 2: "*psh* In my country planes do 4G negative dives."
Female 3: "Wooo, DANGER ZOOOONE!"
— During "Convoy Decoy"

GalleryEdit

  • The F-69 VTOL as displayed in the garage menu in Saints Row: The Third
  • Cyrus Temple's F-69 VTOL as displayed in the garage menu in Saints Row: The Third
  • Promotional image of two F-69 VTOLs
  • Promotional image of multiplayer Cat & Mouse with a Specter and a F-69 VTOL
  • A bird's-eye-view of the F-69 VTOL firing homing missiles at a vehicle below
  • The F-69 VTOL firing its microwave laser at a vehicle
  • Cyrus Temple's unique VTOL
  • Cyrus' F-69 VTOL being unlocked after completing the mission "STAG Film" in Saints Row: The Third
  • Cyrus Temple's VTOL in Saints Row: The Third
  • Cyrus Temple's VTOL in Saints Row: The Third
  • The F-69 in the Garage
  • Black F-69 in the Garage in Saints Row: The Third
  • F-69 on the ground
  • Above view of an F-69
  • Below view of an F-69 from the front
  • Angled view of an F-69
  • Rear view of an F-69
  • Underside in hover mode
  • Underside in jet mode
  • The Protagonist, dressed as a STAG Commando, standing in front of an F-69 VTOL.
  • F-69 VTOL (hover mode) in Saints Row: The Third
  • F-69 VTOL (hover mode) in Saints Row: The Third
  • F-69 VTOL (hover mode) in Saints Row: The Third
  • F-69 VTOL (jet mode) in Saints Row: The Third
  • F-69 VTOL (jet mode) in Saints Row: The Third
  • F-69 VTOL (jet mode) in Saints Row: The Third
  • F-69 VTOL in Saints Row: The Third
  • F-69 VTOL in Saints Row IV
  • Cyrus' VTOL in Saints Row IV
  • F-69 VTOL in Saints Row IV
  • F-69 VTOL in Saints Row IV
  • Saints VTOL logo
  • The Saints VTOL in the garage menu in Saints Row: The Third
  • The Saints VTOL in the garage menu in Saints Row: The Third
  • The Saints VTOL (front) in Saints Row: The Third
  • The Saints VTOL (side) in Saints Row: The Third
  • The Saints VTOL (back) in Saints Row: The Third
  • Angled view of hovering Saints VTOL in Saints Row: The Third
  • Right view of hovering Saints VTOL in Saints Row: The Third
  • Rear view of hovering Saints VTOL with landing gear extended in Saints Row: The Third
  • Front view of parked Saints VTOL in Saints Row: The Third
  • The Saints VTOL in Saints Row IV
  • The Saints VTOL in Saints Row IV
  • The Saints VTOL in Saints Row IV

ReferencesEdit

  1. YouTube: Saints Row The Third - Fighter Jet Gameplay
  2. 2.0 2.1 YouTube: Saints Row: The Third - Power CG Trailer retrieved 1st August 2011
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 YouTube: Saints Row: The Third - Open World Gameplay Developer Commentary retrieved 1st August 2011
  4. Saints Row website: Developer Blog: Vehicular Improvements for SR:TT, retrieved 14th September 2011
  5. Mission: "STAG Film"
  6. Saints Row website: Special Operations DLC Pack!
  7. Image:
    F-69 VTOLs Power Trailer SRTT

    F-69 VTOLs in "Power" trailer

  8. Game data file: SP_VTOL01_VEH.XTBL contains references to Destroy variants "Ufo_red", "chrome", "Platinum".
  9. YouTube: Saints Row The Third: Saints VTOL Fighter Jet and Ultor Interceptor Flying bike
  10. Note: This line is from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
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