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This article (or section) refers to content in the Enhanced version for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC release of Grand Theft Auto Online that may be absent from other versions.
For a complete list of the features of the Enhanced version for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC version of Grand Theft Auto Online, please see here.
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Not to be confused with the Volatus, a luxury helicopter in Grand Theft Auto Online.

A lot of things become clear while you're in the cockpit of a Volatol. As you glide along in the blissful quiet of high-altitude flight, you find yourself at peace, reflective, content. And thousands of feet below, the shadow of your colossal delta wing ripples silently across towns, cities and states, followed by the atomizing roar of heavy ordnance. This is how it was meant to be.
Please note: This aircraft is excluded from Pegasus Lifestyle Management and must be stored in a personal hangar.
Warstock Cache & Carry description.

The Volatol is a delta-wing strategic bomber featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Doomsday Heist update.

Design

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The Volatol is a V-Bomber primarily based on the Avro Vulcan for the main shape and purpose, with the flight deck of a Myasishchev M-4 and engines/intakes similar to the de Haviland Comet.

The Volatol features a large fuselage with a sharp nose, a large cockpit and an access ladder door on the left similar to the RM-10 Bombushka and the Titan, along with the corresponding hatches for the nose undercarriage. The main section consistS of the large Delta wings that house most of the aircraft's vital components, being the main engines with their corresponding intakes and exhausts, the inner elevators, the outer ailerons, the airbrakes located ahead of the ailerons, and the underside hatches for the main undercarriage, along with large hatches for the bomb bay. The tail boom is short in comparison with the rest of the aircraft and mounts a vertical stabilizer with a large rudder.

The interior of the aircraft is largely identical to the RM-10 Bombushka, having a green cabin with a large flight deck that uses the same dial set, and a control room with two computer stations for the front and top turret gunners. However, a metal sheet is placed over the centre of the cabin (where a walkway to the nose section existed on the Bombushka), and the control room lacks the posters and the star emblems on the computer stations.

The primary colour of the vehicle is applied to the fuselage, wings and turrets, while the secondary one is applied to the door latch, wing tips and inner portions of the intakes and the exhausts. It uses a set of plain industrial wheels also used on the Titan and the Bombushka, with the same layout as the aforementioned vehicles (a single nose gear wheel and twin main gear wheels per side).

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Performance

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Vehicle

The Volatol performs similar, if not identical, to the RM-10 Bombushka, as well as other larger jet-powered planes. Although it has a high top speed, it is still one of the slowest aircraft in the game, with sluggish handling and low acceleration.

The aircraft is powered by four turbojet engines, which are located on the wings and produce the same sound from aircraft such as the Shamal and the Luxor.

Defense

The Volatol is a highly vulnerable vehicle, as the large profile, low maneuverability and lack of armor gives little to no protection against other weaponized aircraft, as well as any weaponized ground vehicle. Explosive rounds are also major threats to the aircraft, as the plane would not have enough speed and maneuverability to counter-attack. The Volatol has no missile proximity or lock on alarm, which makes evading and using counter measures difficult. It is unknown if this is intentional or not. Given its size, this makes the Volatol very vulnerable to all forms of missile attacks.

Countermeasures

The vehicle can be fitted with countermeasures to improve its defensive capabilities againsts 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.
Weaponry

The Volatol is equipped with two remote turrets that can only be operated by independent gunners: a nose turret that has a rotation angle of 360 degrees and an elevation angle of between 5 and -60 degrees, and a top turret that has a rotation angle of 360 degrees and an elevation angle of between -5 and 45 degrees. When used, the player is set in a camera view similar to the turrets of the RM-10 Bombushka and the nose-mounted guns of the Valkyrie and the FH-1 Hunter.

  • Dual MG: the aircraft is equipped with dual .50 caliber machine guns that have similar statistics to the machine gun turrets of the Insurgent Pick-Up and the Technical, having moderate damage against enemies on foot and unarmoured vehicles.
  • 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.

Unlike most aircraft, which have a capacity of 50 bombs, the Volatol carries 100 bombs, twice the amount of most bomber aircraft.

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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 N/A N/A
Website Statements [?]
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed / First-Person Airspeed Indicator (Enhanced version)
N/A N/A N/A Four turbojet engines Wing-mounted Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Speed
87.941544%
Acceleration
32.5%
Braking
28.580999%
Agility
1.009225%

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
Bombs (100) None $700
Explosive $75,000
Incendiary $85,000
Gas $95,000
Cluster $120,000
Handling Stock Handling $1,000
Smooth Handling $20,000
Sport Handling $27,000
Race Handling $35,000
Livery None $11,400
Sweeping Stripes $18,240
Underside White $19,380
Volatol 985 $20,520
War Veteran $21,660
Semper Fi $22,800
Woodland $23,370
Night Spirit $23,939
Panic Basketball $24,510
Impotent Rage $25,080
Princess Robot Bubblegum $25,650
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When purchased, the Volatol comes painted in the following colors by default:

Applied Colors
Primary Color Secondary Color Pearlescent Wheel Color Trim Color Dial Color
Metallic Mariner Blue Metallic Mariner Blue Worn Light Blue Alloy Metallic Black Worn White

Image Gallery

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Locations

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  • Can be purchased from Warstock Cache & Carry for $3,724,000 or $2,800,000 (trade price after completing the Air Defenses setup mission as the heist leader), provided the player already owns a Facility and a Hangar.
    • It is classed as a Large vehicle.

Trivia

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  • Despite having increased bombs capacity, the customization options in the Hangar still indicates it gives 50 bombs.
  • Despite being based on a British bomber, the dials retain the same Russian markings on them, since they were reused from the Bombushka (being mostly based on a Russian/Soviet plane).
  • For some reason, one of the computer's props inside the Volatol appear to be dislocated from its position, partially clipping through the monitor's base. This is not present on the Bombushka, and is likely a modelling issue when the interior was copied from the Bombushka.

Bugs/Glitches

  • Following The Cayo Perico Heist update, both the Volatol and the RM-10 Bombushka have issues with their ranged weapons, where the player will only be able to fire in very specific directions; furthermore, there appears to be a clipping issue when firing the cannons/machine guns, as the weapons will not follow the camera, and the camera itself seems to now clip through the plane.

See Also

References

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

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