This article or section refers to "enhanced version" content in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto V and/or Grand Theft Auto Online, that is absent on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions.
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Not to be confused with the Thrust, a motorcycle in Grand Theft Auto V.
For the 3D Universe vehicle, see Jetpack.
"Since the dawn of time mankind has looked to the skies and longed for a way to hover there, totally exposed, deafened by an unstable mixture of jet fuel and naked flame, idly strafing the rush hour traffic. Well now that dream has thrust its way, crotch first, into reality. So what are you waiting for?
Please note: This vehicle must be stored in a personal facility and can be modified at the Facility Vehicle Workshop.
Warstock Cache & Carry description.

The Mammoth Thruster is a special vehicle in Grand Theft Auto Online added as part of the Doomsday Heist update.


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The Thruster is a one-man jetpack designed as a personal transport possibly intended for Military use. It has a "half-capsule" appearance with two control sticks and retractable stands. Its design appears to be loosely inspired by that of the Martin Jetpack P12, only with a simplified mechanism and jet thrusters rather than fans.

The Thruster sports landing gear which can be raised and lowered to land safely. The landing gear will automatically deploy if the player exits the vehicle when close enough to the ground.

Similar to most aircraft, the Thruster's left control stick is fully-animated, and moves accordingly with the control inputs. The right stick, on the other part, is static. The Thruster lacks any sort of dials or similar components, other than a small console with buttons on the right side that the character uses for igniting the engines upon entry.

Current Design Gallery


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Piloting the Thruster is comparable to piloting a Buzzard or a Havok, as it is light, fast and versatile. The player can almost squeeze through areas where a helicopter cannot reach. However, one should be careful while piloting it, as a hard impact on an obstacle would cause it to explode, killing the operator in the process.

A notable characteristic of the Thruster is that if the player holds LB and RB (Xbox One) or L1 and R1 (PlayStation 4), the vehicle gets into an upright position, allowing to move with better response and strafe quicker. It also helps when losing control by hitting an obstacle, as it avoids the vehicle to pitch or even roll uncontrollably, especially on closed environments (i.e. parking lots or tunnels).

The vehicle employs two vectoring turbojet engines, which provide the necessary lift and moves when pitching forward or backward. Two directional nozzles can be seen on either engine and functions when the vehicle is yawing to a side, emmiting a barely-visible smoke while countering the turbulence and a noticeable smoke when straffing with the method mentioned above.


The aircraft can be equipped with two JATO thrusters, which are intended for a near-instant take-off and quick acceleration. JATO thrusters propel the aircraft for 3 seconds and are recharged upon landing.


Because of its "open-cabin" nature, the Thruster offers little protection to the operator against gunfire and has little armor, only capable of sustaining a few rounds from small/medium weapons before it starts smoking. Heavier weapons and explosives can destroy the vehicle quickly, making it unsuitable for aerial fights against other armed aircraft, as well as any nimble weaponized vehicle like the Oppressor.


The vehicle can be fitted with countermeasures to improve its defensive capabilities against homing missiles, each one with their own attributes:

  • The Chaff countermeasure disrupts the targeting system from missile launchers, rendering them unable to lock on the aircraft for five seconds. They have a delay of five seconds before being used again and only have 10 uses.
  • The Flare countermeasure drops various flares from around the rear of the aircraft, which can "disorient" the homing missile in order to avoid chasing the aircraft. They have a delay of three seconds before being used again and only have 20 uses.
  • The vehicle can equip two GAU-19 three-barreled .50 caliber Miniguns, which provides decent firepower against enemies, though the fixed position would make it difficult to aim.
  • It can also equip two missile launchers, which provides heavy firepower against NPCs, rival players and vehicles. These launchers carry a limited number of missiles (30). When empty, the lock-on targeting still functions but the weapons do not.

GTA Online Overview

Aircraft Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
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)
Website Statements [?]
Observed / First-Person Airspeed Indicator (Enhanced version)
N/A N/A N/A Twin turbojet engines Side-mounted Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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The Thruster can only be modified at a Weaponized Vehicle Workshop inside a facility.

Category Modification Cost Cost
Armor No Armor $1,000
Armor Upgrade 20% $7,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $12,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $20,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $35,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $50,000
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $33,500
Countermeasures None $700
Chaff $70,000
Flare $110,000
Livery None $11,400
Basic Camo $18,240
Zancudo Camo $19,380
Sprayed Camo $20,520
3 Color Outline $21,660
90s Sandbox $22,800
Modern 5 Color $23,370
Arid Theater $23,939
Winter Camo $24,510
Urban Warrior $25,080
Nature Reserve* $25,650
Naval Battle* $26,220
Urban Geometric* $26,789
Coyote Geometric* $27,360
Large Geometric* $27,930
Naval Geometric* $28,500
Desert Fractal* $29,070
Urban Fractal* $29,639
Large Digital* $30,210
Medium Digital* $30,780
Small Digital* $31,350
Released as part of the Festive Surprise 2017 event.[2]
Galaxy FREE
Trees Camo FREE
Candy Cane FREE
It's a Wrap FREE
Deck the Halls FREE
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Weapons No Weapons $700
Dual .50 Cal Miniguns $195,000
Missiles $240,000
Thrust None $700
JATO $200,000
* Denotes items that can only be unlocked for purchase via research in the Bunker property.

When purchased, the Thruster comes painted in the following colors by default:

Applied Colors
Primary Color Secondary Color Pearlescent Wheel Color Trim Color Dial Color
Metallic Garnet Red Metallic Frost White Worn Blue Silver Alloy Metallic Black Worn White

Image Gallery


GTA Online - Jetpack Mammoth Thruster The Doomsday Heist

GTA Online - Jetpack Mammoth Thruster The Doomsday Heist

Prominent Appearances in Missions

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  • Contrary to GAU-19 based rotary guns, the Thruster's ones sound like traditional machine guns found on various armed land vehicles, the Buzzard Attack Chopper and the Savage.
  • After Act 3 of The Doomsday Heist, a miniature model of the Thruster appears in the lounge room's desk.
  • The Thruster's name and Warstock Cache & Carry description appear to reference pelvic thrusting; another example of Rockstar's crude humor.


Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Despite the changes introduced with the The Diamond Casino & Resort update that prevent the use of Passive Mode within weaponized vehicles, the user can still utilize passive mode on the Thruster, even if it is equipped with a weapon.
  • The rocket capacity can be severely affected with the attack button. By repeatedly pressing the button, even when the pods are in cooldown, its capacity is potentially decreased to just 16 missiles. The reason for this issue is that the game wrongly count two "shots" from each cooldown time, which have the same rate as firing the two rockets simultaneously in normal conditions.
  • Because of an issue with the Thruster's hitbox, small rockets from the Homing Launcher, various weaponized vehicles and armed aircraft are unable to hit the vehicle when moving at its maximum speed. Only larger rockets, such as the ones from the Chernobog, Akula and FH-1 Hunter, are able to hit the vehicle with no problem.


  1. Blips-GTAO-Thruster Seen when parked or when another player is flying a Thruster.
  2. Awarded to players who logged on December 22, during the Festive Surprise 2017 event.


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