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Buzzards are also used by the Slabs gang, and their buzzards are featured in several storyline missions.
Badass Buzzards can also be fought less commonly. They are more armoured than their regular counterparts and can launch even more volleys of rockets. They may be found around the Buzzard Academy in Tundra Express, should a player use the alarm switch; outside of this, they may be encountered anywhere waves of buzzards spawn if multiple players are present. They can also be found in True Vault Hunter Mode.
The buzzard attacks mainly by using its machine guns or occasionally missiles. It can also drop two Airborne Marauders to the ground at any time, but usually when the buzzard is close to destruction. The weak points of the buzzard are its pilot and its engines. Shooting these areas with a corrosive weapon can deal massive damage (despite the pilots being ordinary-looking Marauders, they count as armored and are vulnerable to corrosive damage rather than fire). While the buzzard is very mobile, it will often stop and exposes the cockpit to the player's firing line, usually in an attempt to line up for an attack run.
Aside from the rocket barrage, buzzards are not particularly deadly, but their mobility and tendency to attack in groups can make it harder to find cover from them than from land-bound enemies. They are much less durable than other vehicles, and their weak points are relatively large; even a Badass Buzzard can take fewer body hits than a Bandit Technical, and critical hits will bring them down even faster.
If a buzzard has not yet dropped its Airborne Marauders, they can be killed separately from the main craft, commonly by explosive weapons. The pilots are not independent entities - shooting them applies (critical) damage to the buzzard. Also, if the buzzard is destroyed before it can offload its two Airborne Marauders, they will die as well, but will yield no experience.
- Tora! Tora! Tora! (reference to the code phrase used by the Japanese during their attack on Pearl Harbor, and the movie)
- Air superiority!
- [singing Ride of the Valkyries]
- Death from above!
- Fear the skies!
- You can't escape the eye of the sky!
When coated in an element other than slag
- Its eating through the metal!
- Finding an angle of attack.
- Stop running away!
- Buzzards never have shields.
- It was revealed on February 21, 2012, in the Borderlands 2 Launch Date Trailer.
- The Slabs gang has a version that deploys ammo and health on the field. It has a white beacon on the bottom of the aircraft.
- According to Flyboy, the model/production number of the Buzzard is B-19.