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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.
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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, with the flight deck of a Myasishchev M-4 and engines/intakes similar to the de Haviland Comet. The wings have a smoother/rounded appearance than those of the Vulcan and the rudder is angled down and moved further to the rear.

The Volatol features a large interior seemingly identical to the RM-10 Bombushka, but lacking the posters and the stars on the computers. The middle section between the main seats, where a hallway to a lower level existed in the Bombushka, is now covered with a steel floor.

Its interior follows the same layout and dials as the Bombushka.

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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 higher top speed, it is still one of the slowest aircraft in the game, with sluggish handling and low acceleration.

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.

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
  • Like the Bombushka, the Volatol employs a similar weapon configuration, but it is only armed with two remote turrets with twin cannons, which cover the flanks of the plane and offers a wide coverage against targets:
    • The Nose Turret offers a 360 degree rotation angle and a -40 degree elevation angle, being used for frontal and lower attacks. These are .50 caliber machine guns, which behave like other machine gun turrets.
    • The Top Turret offers a 360 degree rotation angle and a 40 degree elevation angle, being used for upper and general attacks. Again, these are .50 caliber 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.

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

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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 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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Volatol-GTAO-RSCStats
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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Image Gallery

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Video

GTA Online - Volatol -The Doomsday Heist-

GTA Online - Volatol -The Doomsday Heist-

Locations

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Trivia

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  • In the Doomsday Heist trailer, the Volatol was shown to have higher speed and faster bomb drop rate, contrary to its actual performance.
  • Despite having increased bombs capacity, the customization options in the Hangar still says it gives 50 bombs.
  • 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.
  • Despite being based on a British bomber, the dials retains the same Russian texts 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.

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