|Appearances||Saints Row: The Third|
|Law Enforcement||Steelport National Guard|
The Eagle is a vehicle in Saints Row: The Third.
The Eagle is a helicopter used by the Steelport National Guard and, to a lesser extent, the Steelport Police Department. This helicopter is like an aggressive version of the Oppressor, because is the main transport of SWAT and SNG.
The vehicle comes with a search light and a good speed, and is more resistant than the Oppressor.
The National Guard variant is the main transport of the Steelport National Guard, this variant is gray, unarmed and, like the police, chases the player when he has notoriety. Always appear at the Sierra Point helipads.
National Guard ArmedEdit
The armed variant is similar to the National Guard version but with a shrouded tail rotor, remodelled exhausts and a set of stub wings carrying two rocket launchers and two miniguns. It is also a tan colour, unlike the unarmed variant. It can be found parked on one of the helipads on the National Guard island base. While slower and less agile than the Tornado and comparatively fragile, it is superbly heavily armed with dual miniguns and much faster firing rocket launchers, but tends to overheat. This version is modelled with the rear doors closed, is unknown why, possibly to avoid that the passengers protects the aircraft and make the "perfect vehicle", or to avoid system saturation.
The SWAT variant is dark navy blue in color, with the word "SWAT" on the nose and "STEELPORT" on the tail boom and the city seal on the tail fin. It drops off a SWAT team when the players Police notoriety is around 3 or 4 stars. It can be obtained with the RC Possessor and then stored at the players garage.
- The Cheat Code for this vehicle is "giveeagle".
- It's heavily based on the UH-60 Black Hawk. The military version has the shrouded tail rotor of a Eurocopter Dauphin.
- "CO SGT MASAKO" is written on the side of the tan military version, this is a reference to Colonel Masako from the first Red Faction game, who was also the the inspiration for the name of the Masako in Saints Row 2.
- It has shorter rotors than the real Black Hawk, presumably to make it easier to land without clipping them on objects.
- The number on the nose and side of the Eagle - 571, sounds like 'armed uprising' when spoken in Mandarin.
- The Armed SNG variant seems to have a mesh error, where if you look at the cockpit from the front, you can see through the back of the helicopter, as if it is open. This error does not exist in the unarmed versions due to having different models.
- Somewhat true to real life, several variants of the Sikorsky S-70 platform, such as the MH-60 Blackhawk DAP (Direct Action Penetrator) and AH-60L Battle Hawk sacrifices its troop-carrying capability for weapons payload.