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"Remember the kid who always had a multi-tool with him? Remember how popular he was, and how often he got laid? Well, if he had survived high school, there's only one set of keys he would have in his fanny pack: the Tula is a quad-prop monster with VTOL and water-landing capabilities, space for turrets and a bomb bay, and the capacity for JATO upgrades. Be Prepared.
Please note: This aircraft is excluded from Pegasus Lifestyle Management and must be stored in a personal hangar.
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Warstock Cache & Carry description.

The Mammoth Tula is an amphibious V/STOL flying boat featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Smuggler's Run update.

Design

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The Tula is prominently based on the Kaman K-16 (which is a modified VTOL Grumman G-21 Goose), seen in the fuselage, cockpit and landing gear arrangement, with the wings, four-engine layout and the tiltwing feature derived from the LTV XC-142, an experimental V/STOL transport aircraft.

The Tula has sliding doors on either side for access and an open section in the back for the rear gunner. As an amphibious vehicle, the Tula features a boat-shaped hull and small hatches for the main gear wheels.

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Performance

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Vehicle

The Tula is a pretty efficient vehicle, as it has good performance, VTOL and aquatic landing capabilities, giving it a greater versatility.

In forward flight mode, the Tula accelerates rather slow, but is capable of reaching decent speeds, on par with aircraft like the Cuban 800 or the Velum. Its handling is good, able to maneuver the vehicle quickly. However, its cumbersome weight does not allow to perform stunts for a prolonged period of time and the wingspan is rather wide, being susceptible to collide with objects when flying low.

In vertical flight mode, the vehicle is rather slow compared to helicopters, but makes up for its quick and steady response when tilting the aircraft to a side, allowing to safely land on a suitable area (helipads, building roofs, etc) or for strafing/bombing runs.

JATO

The aircraft can be equipped with eight JATO thrusters, which are intended for a near-instant take-off and quick acceleration. JATO thrusters propel the aircraft for 5 seconds and are recharged upon landing.

Defense

Similar to most aircraft featured in the update, the Tula can withstand two homing missiles before it is destroyed with a third one, making it a decent choice of transport. However, because of its size, the Tula can be an easy target. Also, because of its performance, the Tula may not be able to fight against more nimble weaponized aircraft or even any vehicle armed with homing missiles, as it lacks heavy weaponry.

As with other turreted vehicles, the gunner will fall off if the plane is upside-down.

Countermeasures

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 Smoke countermeasure creates a trail of smoke that can disorient the enemy pilot, but its effectiveness is very limited, as the trail is large enough for a standard cockpit and the enemy pilot would just need to move away and follow the smoke trail. It has no delay between uses and can be used indefinitely.

Note that a co-pilot is required to use the countermeasures.

Weaponry
  • Its primary armament is a rear-facing turret behind the wingspan that can be used by a gunner, offering a 90 degree coverage and primarily intended to defend the plane from pursuing aircraft. By default comes with a single Browning M2HB .50 caliber machine gun, but can be modified to have dual machine guns or a GAU-17/A six-barreled 7.62mm Minigun.
  • Its secondary armament is the nose-mounted machine guns that can be used by the pilot, offering the same damage as most standard machine guns.
  • The vehicle has the option for installing bombs, providing heavy firepower against ground targets. There are four different Bomb choices: Explosive, Incendiary, Gas and Cluster;
    • The Explosive option has high damage over targets from all ranges, meaning any target caught in the "edges" of the blast radius receive the same damage as in the "center".
    • The Incendiary option creates a trail of fire similar to the Molotov Cocktail, burning the targets for a constant damage. Although the bombs are powerful at the center, it causes less damage on the "edges".
    • The Gas option causes a noxious effect on players and NPCs on impact, similar to the Tear Gas. It has a slightly larger blast radius than the standard bomb, but is unable to damage vehicles. The gas lasts for around 25 seconds.
    • The Cluster option creates a smaller explosion than the standard one on impact, but small clusters spread within its radius, allowing for greater damage over a single armored target.

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Aircraft Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Take-Off Speed
(0-60 knots in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh / knots)
Vertical Climb/ Descent Rate
(ft/min)
Engine Type Engine Location Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Website Statements [?]
N/A N/A N/A Quad turboprop N/A N/A N/A
Observed / First-Person Airspeed Indicator (Enhanced version)
N/A N/A N/A Four turboprop engines, 4-bladed propellers Wing-mounted Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
Tula-GTAO-RSCStats
Speed
76.072586%
Acceleration
18.997089%
Braking
25%
Agility
1.98193%

Modifications

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Category Modification Cost Image
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
Countermeasures None $700
Chaff (10) $70,000
Flare (20) $110,000
Smoke
  • White
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Yellow
  • Purple
  • Orange
  • Green
  • Red
  • Pink
  • Cyan
$68,500
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
Handling Stock Handling $1,000
Smooth Handling $20,000
Sport Handling $27,000
Race Handling $35,000
Livery None $11,400
Keep Runnin' $18,240
Bombirdier $19,380
See You Later $20,520
All Aboard $21,660
How High $22,800
Air Emu $23,370
Coast Guard $23,939
N.O.O.S.E. $24,510
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors -
Sell Sell Vehicle
Thrust None $700
Tula-GTAO-None
JATO $200,000
Tula-GTAO-JATO
Weapons Bombs (50) None $700
Explosive $75,000
Incendiary $85,000
Gas $95,000
Cluster $120,000
Primary Weapons Single .50 Cal Turret $700
Tula-GTAO-Single.50CalTurret
Dual .50 Cal Turret $195,000
Tula-GTAO-Dual.50CalTurret
7.62mm Minigun Turret $240,000
Tula-GTAO-7.62mmMinigunTurret

Image Gallery

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Video

GTA Online Smuggler's Run - All Custom Aircraft

GTA Online Smuggler's Run - All Custom Aircraft

The Tula is seen at 11:14.

Prominent Appearances in Missions

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Locations

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  • Can be purchased on Warstock Cache & Carry for $5,173,700 or for $3,890,000 (after completing 21 Air Freight Cargo source missions), provided the player already owns a hangar.
    • It is classed as a Medium-sized vehicle when stored in a hangar.

Trivia

General

  • Its name is a Spanish slang term for "dick" or "cock" in Chile, another nod to Rockstar's sexual humour.

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  • If a pilot leaves the plane while on vertical flight mode and an occupant takes control of it, the wings will instantly go back to horizontal flight mode.
  • Likely as a result of balance or easier usage, the rear gun's rounds do not penetrate the rear stabiliser.
  • The Rockstar Games Social Club image shows a Tula with the N.O.O.S.E. livery. However, instead of being labeled as NOOSE (National Office of Security Enforcement), it is labeled as LSAF (Los Santos Air Force) and the emblem on its left wing was missing. The tail seems to retain the NOOSE stencil as in the final version of the livery.

See Also

References

  1. Blips-GTAO-Tula Seen when parked or when another player is flying a Tula.


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