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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.
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 undercarriage arrangement, with the wings, four-engine layout and the tiltwing feature derived from the LTV XC-142, an experimental V/STOL transport aircraft.

The plane is depicted with a large fuselage, featuring a long nose and a boat-shaped hull, followed by a split windshield with curved glass. Around the main section, the plane features side windows, sliding access doors and the inset sections and lower hatches for the retractable main undercarriage, while the upper area features the main wings with four engines on either side, which are actually part of a single component that tilts forwards or upwards. The tail boom is relatively long and features an open section for the gunner and a cruciform tail empennage, with the horizontal stabilizers mounted on the vertical one, as well as the corresponding tail landing undercarriage. The interior has ample room for the occupants and features a wide flight instrument with black and yellow dials, similar to older aircraft featured in the same update such as the LF-22 Starling and the P-45 Nokota.

Most of the aircraft's body is painted in a primary color, while the underside and lower surfaces of the wings are painted in a secondary color. It uses a set of wheels similar to trucks like the Mule, the Benson and the Phantom, also seen on other aircraft.

The vehicle is armed with a set of machine guns on the nose appearing to resemble M1919 Browning machine guns and a single machine gun turret on the rear resembling a Browning M2HB .50 caliber machine gun, the latter able to be modified with dual machine guns or a single Minigun resembling a GAU-17/A 7.62mm gatling gun. It can be also modified with bombs.

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Performance

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Vehicle

The Tula is a very versatile vehicle, as it has a VTOL mode similar to the Hydra and amphibious capabilities, similar to the Dodo.

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 generally good, able to maneuver the aircraft quickly, but its cumbersome weight does not allow to perform stunts for a prolonged period of time. The wingspan is rather wide, being susceptible to collide with objects when flying through tall structures such as the skyscrapers of Los Santos or the wind turbines of RON Alternates Wind Farm, but gives general stability on flight.

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 areas with little to no space for conventional planes (i.e. helipads) or for strafing/bombing runs. Similar to the Hydra, however, switching from vertical to forward mode may cause the vehicle to lose some altitude, so players should have the aircraft on a considerable height to avoid crashing it into any ground obstacle.

Care should be taken when landing the plane on water, as a steep nosedive or a hard impact would either disable it or blast the ailerons, rendering it very difficult to use in forward flight mode. In fact, attempting to take off with the ailerons missing may cause a severely erratic behaviour, especially when equipped with JATO thrusters.

The Tula is powered by four turboprop engines according to the website description and in-game model. Its sound is similar to the one from the Titan.

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. The gunner on the back is very exposed to gunfire and will fall off if the plane is flying 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 operated by a gunner and is more intended for rear defense, which has a rotation angle of 90 degrees and an elevation range of -10 and 30 degrees.
    • Mounted .50 Cal: The first option is a single .50 caliber machine gun, similar to the one found on the Insurgent Pick-Up. It has decent firepower against most unarmored vehicles and aircraft in general, but remains a weak option against armored vehicles.
    • Dual .50 Cal: The second option are dual .50 caliber machine guns, which offers similar statistics to the first one, but its fire rate is higher.
    • Minigun: The third option is a rapid-fire 7.62mm Minigun, which behaves like many mounted miniguns found on vehicles like the Valkyrie - but despite the GAU-17 being a formidable weapon, the Minigun suffers from a significant loss in damage output; whilst it gains almost triple the MG's fire rate, it experiences an extreme drop in individual projectile damage. As a result, the Minigun option offers only roughly 60% of the DPS (damage per second) that the stock Machine Gun dishes out.
  • Machine Guns: Its secondary armament are front-mounted machine guns operated by the pilot, which operates similarly to the ones from various aircraft and land vehicles like the Blazer Aqua and the Ruiner 2000. However, they have greater firepower compared to other similar weapons, causing better damage over unarmored vehicles and destroying them in about five seconds. This can be dangerous against most aircraft, as they are less resistant to bullets in general. Due to the plane's VTOL capabilities, it is somewhat easier to attack other vehicles, but that means exposing the plane to the enemy and increasing the chances of being hit by an explosive or taking down the front occupants.
  • 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 Online
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 2000 / 4409 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
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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
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JATO $200,000
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Weapons Bombs (50) None $700
Explosive $75,000
Incendiary $85,000
Gas $95,000
Cluster $120,000
Primary Weapons Single .50 Cal Turret $700
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Dual .50 Cal Turret $195,000
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7.62mm Minigun Turret $240,000
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Image Gallery

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Video

Prominent Appearances in Missions

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Locations

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Trivia

General

  • Its name is a Spanish slang term for "dick" or "cock" in Chile. Combined with the manufacturer's name Mammoth, which means anything of surprisingly large size, making the aircraft's name another hilarious 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.
  • The rear gun's rounds do not penetrate the rear stabiliser and simply clips through it, likely intended for easier usage.
  • The pre-2019 Rockstar Games Social Club image displayed a Tula with the N.O.O.S.E. livery. However, instead of being labeled as NOOSE (National Office of Security Enforcement), it it 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.png Seen when parked or when another player is flying a Tula.


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