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One of the best-selling aircrafts of all time, with the Cuban 800 you really are buying a piece of history, rusted rivets and all. This light engine plane might look like it was put together with one of those Krapea hex keys, but these bad boys were built to last. Plus for $32,000 you can't exactly expect a cocktail bar and a stripper pole.
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The Western Company Cuban 800 is a light twin-engine plane in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Cuban 800 is mainly based on the Cessna 310, having a nearly identical fuselage, landing gear system, engine nacelles and wing tanks. However the tail and wings are slightly different. The wings are more similar to that of the Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche.

The plane is available in a white primary color with shades of silver or blue as secondary, blue with white and red with white. It is depicted with a small storage bay, but it can only be opened on the Arms Trafficking side missions. The text displaying its name can be seen on the rudder.

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Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Cuban 800 is powered by two piston engines, possibly on a flat-shaped configuration, given the small engine rooms, intakes and exhausts. If one engine fails, the Cuban 800 can still take off and fly safely on the other engine, at the cost of decreased airspeed and maneuverability, and a constant roll to the side of the failed engine which needs to be constantly corrected to prevent the aircraft from rolling over. However, it can only be flown on a single engine for a short time before the other one starts smoking and fails.

The weight of the plane severely affects performance - the nose, in particular, causes the plane to constantly pitch downwards in flight, and when flown upside down, the plane will lose altitude very quickly, nearly as much as a big plane, such the Jet. It is, however, highly reliable and can take quite a few beatings.

In other words, the Cuban 800 is suitable for leisurely flight, but where performance and maneuverability are essential, it is not the ideal aircraft.

  • Even with the bomb options available after the Smuggler's Run update, the Cuban 800 may lack the necessary performance for efficient bombing runs, although it is still a great cheaper alternative compared to other expensive aircraft.

GTA V/GTA Online Overview

Aircraft Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
Take-Off Speed
(0-60 knots in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh / knots)
Vertical Climb/ Descent Rate
Engine Type Engine Location Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
N/A 62 / 100 / 54 N/A N/A N/A 5000 / 11023 65
Website Statements [?]
Observed / First-Person Airspeed Indicator (Enhanced version)
N/A N/A N/A Twin piston engines, 2-bladed propeller Wing-mounted Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto Online

In the Smuggler's Run update, the Cuban 800 can be repainted with a primary color for the general body and a secondary color for the stripes on the upper side and wings. It can be also modified with a payload of 50 bombs, making the storage bay feature fully interactive.

Category Modification Cost
Bombs (50) None $700
Explosive $75,000
Incendiary $85,000
Gas $95,000
Cluster $120,000
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors -
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Special Variants

Grand Theft Auto V

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Featured in "Sell Special Cargo" mission as a delivery plane.


Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Can be purchased from Elitás Travel for $240,000.
  • Will be provided for free with any hangar purchase. It is classed as a Small vehicle and is set with an all-blue color.
  • Spawns in the hangar after completing the gang attack at the Sandy Shores Airfield.



  • The name is a likely reference to the Cuban Eight aerobatic flight figure-eight manoeuvre. It can also be a reference to the fact that small twin-engined planes such as this one are frequently used for smuggling drugs and other illegal merchandise in and around Cuba, Central America, and South America. This will explain its use in Arms Trafficking side missions.
  • The propellers on the plane are counter-rotating, in that they turn in opposite directions. This is quite unusual for General Aviation twin engine aircraft, since both propellers usually turn right.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The Elitás Travel description of the plane states that the plane is worth $32,000. This contradicts with the actual price of the plane, which is $240,000. The most likely cause for this is that Rockstar Games believed the price was too low and forgot to change the description. This has been fixed in GTA Online.
  • Prior to the San Andreas Flight School Update, the Cuban 800 will be all black when purchased from Elitas Travel.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • A Cuban 800 can be rarely found (locked) inside the Vapid Hangar at the McKenzie Airfield, in the red livery that Trevor uses for the Arms Trafficking side missions.


  • NPC pilots landing the Cuban 800 at Sandy Shores Airfield will walk into the spinning propellers upon exiting the vehicle, resulting in death.