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Amphibious vehicles (Wikipedia article) are land vehicles that can also travel in water (or at least float). This can mean it is possible for the car to be removed from the water using either Rico himself, his Grappler, or another vehicle. Submerged vehicles will appear and work normally when taken out of the water.
All other land vehicles explode or become unrecoverable when in water.
List of such vehicles and their abilitiesEdit
|Just Cause||The Vampire||Floats, but can't move. The wheels are about 50-60% underwater. Real monster trucks float the same way, but they can be driven, because the large tire threads will enable the vehicle to slowly drive. Stunt position works.|
|Just Cause 2||Agency Hovercraft||Can be driven well at high speed. This is a proper amphibious vehicle. Stunt position works.|
|Dalton N90||Floats, but can't move. Rico will automatically exit the car when it's in water. The water line is at the approximate height of the mirrors and the top edge of the cargo compartment. Can't drive on water. Stunt position does not work.|
|Monster Truck||Floats, but only moves using momentum gained from land acceleration. If it's blown up while in the water, the wheels fly off, but the wreck will still float. Stunt position works but attempting to enter the vehicle while in the water is nearly impossible.|
|Vanderbildt LeisureLiner||Floats, but can't move. Oddly, the front end will be deeper in the water than the rear end, even though the engine is in the rear. Rico will lose his oxygen when in the bus. Once he exits, he won't be able to get back in, but the stunt position will still work.|
|Maddox FVA 45||Floats, and the Mounted Gun (if fitted) can sometimes be used when submerged. Stunt position does not work.|
|Niseco Coastal D22||The waterlevel is near the roof. Stunt position does not work. Some of the suitcases on the roof are above water.|
|Just Cause 3||All vehicles.||Unlike in the previous games, they will be perfectly fine if they're pulled out of water. In previous games, sinking a non-amphibious vehicle would destroy it.|
|CS Baltdjur||Can be driven well on land and sea. This is meant to be a proper amphibious vehicle. Stunt position works.|
|All ground vehicles||Float for a few seconds, but only as long as the speed is relatively high. Most do not produce thrust while in the water, so this can only be used to cross narrow rivers. Stunt position presumably works.|
|All planes||They're reported to float for about a half a minute. Stunt position very briefly works.|
|U41 Ptakojester||Cargo plane that floats on water. Stunt position works. This is the biggest plane, so it might just be floating longer than the others before sinking. The plane reportedly sinks quickly when the cargo doors are open.|
|Stria Ghibli 3||Small seaplane. Stunt position works.|
|Urga Racek||Small water landing helicopter. Stunt position works.|
Main article: Modifying.
Some mods make some vehicles amphibious. So far there's no mod that allows powered movement in water, but it can be very helpful if one's vehicle can cross rivers by floating across after gaining speed on dry land.