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The Buckingham Volatus is a luxury helicopter featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Further Adventures in Finance and Felony update.

Design

Grand Theft Auto Online

The helicopter takes a similar luxury appearance to the Swift, sporting a large nosed cockpit and sliding side doors. It appears to take influence from primarily the Airbus Helicopters H160 and the Eurocopter EC155. The H160's influence can be seen heavily in the rotor assembly and blades, Fenestron tail, side profiling and windscreen. On the rear is a Fenestron tail, similar to the Valkyrie's empennage, with twin tail wings. The vehicle has a 5 blade rotor and appears in a chrome finish. It has retractable tricycle landing gear like the Swift and Savage. The word "Buckingham" can be seen printed in white on the tail boom.

Similar to the Swift Deluxe, the interior is fitted with luxury equipment, such as a TV screen, surround sound, leather seating and a coffee machine. Also, it has sliding doors and reuses the door-opening animation from the Swift Deluxe.

Passengers can drink champagne and browse the internet within the helicopter, instead of using the Mobile Phone.

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto Online

The Volatus has decent performance for a helicopter. It is not very nimble or agile and helicopters like the Frogger and Swift have better maneuverability and are substantially faster than the Volatus. The Helicopter tends to lean when landing and is not very durable. It also is not a good choice when trying to escape gun fire as it takes only 10 seconds of continuous Minigun fire before stalling and falling.

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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 99 / 160 / 86 N/A N/A N/A 8000 / 17637 100
Website Statements [?]
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed / First-Person Airspeed Indicator (Enhanced version)
4.2 Seconds 173 / 278 / 150 400 / 400 Twin turboshaft engines, 5-bladed rotor Middle/Rear Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
Volatus-GTAO-RSCStats
Speed
76.751122%
Acceleration
98.214294%
Braking
Agility
97.974121%

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Locations

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Can be purchased on Elitás Travel for $2,295,000.
  • A Volatus can be requested in Free Mode for organizations through SecuroServ Vehicles menu for $10,000 or for free if owned, which will cause the Volatus to spawn nearby. A CEO may also request a Luxury Helicopter pickup in free mode through the SecuroServ Abilities menu for $5,000, which causes a Volatus with a pilot to arrive, similar to the Merryweather Helicopter pickup service. The service includes quick travel options to the office or any of the CEO's warehouses.

Trivia

General

  • 'Volatus' relates to 'flight' and 'flown' in Latin, referring to the characteristics of a helicopter. This term is also comparable to the word 'Volito', seen on the SuperVolito.

See Also

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