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"With decades of experience in hazardous marine haulage, a company like Jetsam understands that million-to-one environmental disasters happen nine times out of ten. And when they do, you need air support. This ex-industry Cargobob has transported tons of chemical dispersants and dead sea life up and down the length of the Pacific coast, so you can be sure it'll handle whatever you throw at it."
Warstock Cache & Carry description.

The Western Company Cargobob Jetsam is a civilian cargo helicopter present in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. It is a variant of the Cargobob helicopter operated by Jetsam.


Grand Theft Auto V

"It's a flying big rig!"
Trevor Philips, during "Monkey Business."

The Cargobob Jetsam is a mix of the Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight with its tail boom and twin rotor layout, Sikorsky MH-53 Pave Low and Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion with its nose and twin side mounted fuel tanks. Contrary to popular belief, it does not resemble a CH-47 Chinook, but in fact most resembles the CH-46 Sea Knight which, like the Chinook, has a twin rotor layout, but it is much shorter and has a three wheel undercarriage, as featured on the Cargobob.

The Cargobob Jetsam is a variation of the standard Cargobob operated by Jetsam. Compared to the military variant, parts of the nose equipment have been removed, and the helicopter features a Jetsam livery with a white body color and red-colored rotor cases, along with various markings. This results in a smoother nose resembling earlier versions of the CH-53 Sea Stallion or even the SH-3/S-61 Sea King.

Current Design Gallery


Grand Theft Auto V

The Cargobob Jetsam, like the Cargobob, is a relatively slow helicopter and is easily less maneuverable than most helicopters in the game, though still easier to control than the Skylift, given its shorter profile and the fact that this helicopter does not use a tail rotor, but two main rotors in a tandem layout. Given its low speed and the large profile, the Cargobob Jetsam is highly vulnerable to gunfire, rockets and, especially, weaponized aircraft.

Pressing right on the D-Pad or E on a keyboard deploys a grappling hook, which allows for it to carry vehicles (it can also carry some objects, such as certain shipping containers). When the grappling hook hovers over the car or another vehicle, it will automatically attach. The helicopter's maneuverability is affected by the vehicle that one will try to attach (a car could be easy, but a truck could be heavier to take off) and the winch can snap off if it is severely damaged. Note that the hook cannot be retracted and thus, will be deployed permanently unless it snaps off or when respawning the vehicle through the use of the helipad.

GTA V Overview

Source Take-Off Speed
(0 - 60 knots)
Top Speed
Engine Type Engine Location Mass
(Kg / lb)

(i.e. game data definitions)

n/a 174 (200mph) (Website)

Twin engine, 4-bladed tandem rotor (Website)



(i.e. recorded on Airspeed Indicator)

n/a n/a

2 side engines, 4-bladed tandem rotor


Mass cannot be observed.

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Several organizations missions involve the use of this helicopter.


Grand Theft Auto V

  • Can be obtained and kept during the Monkey Business mission. The player has to land it on Sandy Shores Airfield's helipad instead of the yellow marker. Then exit the helicopter and the player has to kill themselves. This will cause the mission to fail, which is when the player should refuse to retry. After returning to the airfield, the Cargobob will be still saved on the helipad.

Grand Theft Auto Online

Image Gallery


  • Prior to the Further Adventures in Finance and Felony update, this variation was simply identified as Cargobob, as it is nothing more than a Cargobob with slight modifications and a different texture. However, the update later changed its name to Cargobob Jetsam and added it to the Warstock Cache & Carry website for players to buy.


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