|This article is about a non-canonical topic in the Metal Gear series.|
A gyrocopter, or autogyro, is a type of rotorcraft that uses an unpowered rotor in autorotation to develop lift, and an engine-powered propeller, similar to that of a fixed-wing aircraft, to provide thrust.
Behind the scenes
Gyrocopters appear in the jungle area at the beginning of Snake's Revenge. The game's manual refers to them as "Heli-snoops."