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For similar aircrafts, see V-22 Osprey and Razorback VTOL.
For the multiplayer variant, see VTOL Warship.

The VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) is an aircraft that appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops IICall of Duty: Strike TeamCall of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Its main purpose is to serve as a transportation aircraft.

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIEdit

The VTOL (Referred to as V-78 in the game files) is used by the US Navy and United States Air Force, the SDC, and the Yemeni Army, among others.

It also appears in multiplayer, being a scorestreak called the VTOL Warship. This variant has only two engines and a complement of heavy weapons, such as autocannons with explosive rounds and missiles. There are three main variants of the VTOL seen in Black Ops II; the VTOL Warship, carrier-based variant, and a "Shiran" civilian aircraft for transport to Colossus.

Call of Duty: Advanced WarfareEdit

The VTOL reappears in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, in the campaign, multiplayer, and Exo Survival, known as the Warbird. Used primarily by the Atlas Corporation, they appear to have a cloaking device which allows them to turn invisible.

In Exo Survival, on the map Riot, in the ending cutscene a VTOL Warbird extracts the player from the map.

Call of Duty: Strike TeamEdit

The VTOL is used by J-SOC and the PLA during the campaign. The VTOL is used as air support with a minigun operated by J-SOC Operator Chavez on the side during the Arctic Campaign and is also used by PLA Operator Xiao to provide overwatch and sniper support during the Asian Campaign.

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIIEdit

The VTOL appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops III to function as both a troop transport ship, heavy duty carrier, and gunship.


Production historyEdit

  • In service: 2038-present


  • Weight: 14 tons unloaded; 23 tons loaded; max takeoff weight is 28 tons
  • Length: 15.5 meters
  • Width: 23.4 meters
  • Height: 4.5 meters
  • Crew: 2
  • Passengers: 2 to 32 (dependent on internal configuration)
  • Armor: Ceramic composite plate
  • Active defenses: Active ECM countermeasures; local kW-class directed energy anti-projectile defense systems
  • Engine: Twin wing-mounted ducted turbofans


Call of Duty: Black Ops IIEdit

Call of Duty: Advanced WarfareEdit

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIIEdit

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