GTA 5 military base location and how to steal the Rhino tank, fighter jet, attack chopper and Titan explained –

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Fort Zancudo is a military base in GTA 5 located off the Great Ocean Highway just south of Paleto Bay.
Here you can steal some incredible military vehicles and helicopters – including the cargobob for the Merryweather Heist.
You don’t have to be playing a story mission to visit here, however – as it’s ready and waiting for you, providing you know the military base entrance, of course.
This page will explain how to step the Rhino tank, fighter jet, Attack Chopper and Titan.
There are no GTA 5 cheats or mods involved here – though if you are feeling impatient, know they are an option.
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The military base location in GTA 5 is found next to the Great Ocean Highway south of Paleto Bay.
Once you’ve reached the military base, there are several entrances:
Finally – though technically not an entrance – is parachuting down from a helicopter.
As to which is the best military base entrance, it all depends on what you want to steal. We have individual breakdowns of that by vehicle throughout this page, but here are some tips to help you when storming the military base in general…
The sections below can guide you to specific vehicles you want to steal, but it’s worth familiarising yourself and prepare for the military base in general:
This might be the most challenging vehicle to steal from the military base in GTA 5, but there are a few ways to get the tank.
Direct approach
The direct approach means going into the base with Trevor and using his invincible ability to dodge shots from the tank and soldiers.
To do so, enter through the Great Ocean Highway entrance and stay left; you will find a few patrol tanks coming your way. Or, if they don’t appear, you will have to drive around and look for them.
Dodge the tank fire (you can hear a beep when the tank has locked on), get out of your car and activate Trevor’s ability. While tank fire can’t kill you, it can knock you off your feet, so be careful.
The entrance to the tank is on the front left side, so enter as quickly as you can. Once inside, exit the base and make your escape. Gun fire will not harm the tank, but you want to be out of there before the other tanks arrive.
Aggro approach
The aggro approach is a little less direct and requires a bit of patience. You will not need to enter the base.
Approach the Great Ocean Highway entrance and make an immediate left towards the mountains. Drive along the dirt road until you see a small cliff overlooking the fort and drive up along the mountain. Once you have a good vantage point, look for a tank, and using your sniper rifle, shoot it.
This will alert the base, and tanks and vehicles will head in your direction. At this point, you will gain 2 stars, so you will have to keep shooting at the vehicles to make sure they come to you.
You may get one or more Rhino tanks coming in your direction, but they tend to get stuck on the road. Keep shooting at them, and they will eventually get to the road directly beneath you.
Here you can choose how you want to approach the tank. Usually, the driver will come out of the tank and look for you. You can shoot him, and the tank will be driverless. You can use Trevor’s special ability to protect yourself as you approach the tank and take control.
When attempting to steal a Rhino Tank, there are three important things to keep in mind:
Stealing the fighter jet from the military base is a little more straightforward than stealing the Rhino in GTA 5. Unfortunately, there is only one effective way to get this fighter jet, and that’s driving right up to it and flying away.
Begin by entering the base through the Great Ocean Highway entrance or jumping the fence using a fast car.
The fighter jet is located in different parts of the base. Sometimes it will be in the big hangars, and other times it will be parked along the runway. You will also find it parked right outside the hangars. Make sure you have the appropriate car in case you need to seek the jet out.
Once you have control of the fighter jet, it is important that you take off from the runway and keep yourself as low as you can. If you fly high, the missiles will lock on you rather quickly. You will have some luck if you turn the camera behind you as you take off. In some instances, the missiles will not fire on you.
Take your new fighter jet to your hangar, and it is yours.
The approach for stealing the Buzzard Attack Chopper from the military base in GTA 5 is similar to acquiring the fighter jet.
The best way to get to the Buzzard is to jump the fence with a fast car. Two helicopters (or one helicopter and one jet) will usually spawn right in front of the hangars on the left side of the runaway. If there isn’t a chopper there, you will need to make your way to the other hangars.
Once you are in the Buzzard, fly out as fast as you can and look behind you, which tends to make the missiles harder to lock on you. You will need to fly out a considerable difference before you can look ahead of you. You want to make sure you are as far from the base as possible.
Watch out for police choppers as they will be following you. You can use your heat-seeking missiles to take the helicopters out.
You can take your new helicopter to the Sandy Shores Airfield, or any hangar, for safekeeping.
If you’re looking for help with GTA 5 story missions, learn the different outcomes in The Jewel Store Job, The Merryweather Heist, The Big Score and final mission Deathwish. For hijinks out in the open world, there are Strangers and Freaks missions, the military base and spaceship parts to find. Want to explore more beyond the main game? Then play around with GTA 5 cheats, money and stock market and GTA 5 mods.
Stealing the Titan from the military base in GTA 5 is a little tricky, because these massive choppers are in the middle of the base in front of the main hangers. The Titan will not spawn anywhere else.
First by entering Fort Zancudo through the Great Ocean Highway entrance or jumping the fence. Next, locate the Titan and approach one as quickly as possible.
If you are using Trevor, activate his special ability as you try to break into the chopper.
Once you are in, you will need to be quick about taking off as the tanks will be surrounding you by this time. Use the runway to take off, and remember to look behind you for missiles.
Good luck looting the military base!
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