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|Settlement in Medici|
|Coordinates||N 40 40.685 E 5 34.615|
|Missions that take place here||Connect the Dots ends here|
Rico and the Rose starts here
Grotta Contrabandero is a rebel base in Just Cause 3.
Description on the map: "Home to a thriving black market for the better half of the twentieth century, until Medician military pressure forced the privateers to less dangerous waters. A community of revolutionaries live here now, sharing arms and equipment with the scant brave or foolhardy pirates who lingered."
The base is under ground in a cave. The cave has some old stone walls, indicating that this place must have been used for a long time. The base contains a lab for Dimah (who can be seen working there after the mission Connect the Dots), docks for Rebellion boats and a shooting range for a machine gun challenge.
The most notable feature is the wreck of an old aircraft carrier. The aircraft carrier wreck is very strangely angled, making it seem that a half of the ship is under the mountain. A part of the flight-deck is sticking out of the water at 45 degrees, but the "island" structure is completely horizontal. Anything behind the island is under the mountain. Also very strangely, the shape of the island and the two aircraft launch catapult rails at the end of the flight deck both indicate that the up-angled end of the ship is the front end of the ship, but contradictingly, it has three 5-bladed propellers. It's not too uncommon for ships to have propellers at both ends, but this ship has a rudder there too. The rudder design indicates that it must be the rear of the ship.
The island has several Capstone FH155 anti-aircraft guns and a weapons cabinet. The whole ship has many rebels on it.
The aircraft carrier's air wing could have comprised of Carmen Albatross', since the ship's design is similar to a World War II aircraft carrier and the aircraft is named after a seabird. In its later years, the aircraft carrier could have also hosted CS7 Thunderhawks, as evidenced by that aircraft's use of folding wings, a design feature typically used by carrier-based aircraft in reality.
Tunnel airfield and buildingsEdit
Higher in the mountain there's a long flat tunnel with planes at one end and ancient stone building ruins in the middle. The ruins include a Bull shrine. There's a diving board at the aircraft carrier end of the tunnel, but it can only be used for Parachuting, or Wingsuiting, because it's not above water.
- The aircraft carrier wreck. See also: Large ships in Medici.
- 1 Rebel Corvette.
- 3x CS Powerrun 77.
- One of these is rusted and on dry land.
- 1 Whaleshark.
- 2x Carmen Albatross.
- 1 CS7 Thunderhawk.
- Many Inflatable liferafts
- The description on the map doesn't seem to understand the difference/meaning of privateer and pirate.
- This is one of three rebel bases, the others being Cava de Rebelles and Refugio Umbra.