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The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Strike Team The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The subject of this article appeared in Zombies mode The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Mobile
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 II

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.

The model was designed by Simon Ko.[1]

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

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 Team

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 III

The VTOL appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops III to function as both a troop transport ship, heavy duty carrier, and gunship. A variety of different craft appear in the game, though they are functionally all quite similar.

Data Vault

VTOLs are the standard workhorse aircraft in modern military usage today. There are a number of variants deployed by different factions, provided by different manufacturers.

Different vehicles have different internal layouts; some intended as troops transports - others intended as mobile command facilities.

A number of different weapon load outs are available for these vehicles, but their limited agility favors standoff and over-horizon weapon types.

Overview

Service history

  • Type: Combat Support Aircraft
  • Place of origin: Various
  • In service: 2038-present
  • Used by: Winslow Accord, CDP, Assorted unaligned powers

Specifications (Approximate Average)

  • 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

The "boxy" variant pictured in the infobox seems to be mainly used by the Common Defense Pact and its allies. It has retractable landing wheels, a single-barrelled chin-mounted autocannon, a nose mounted sensor pod and six large missiles per wing. It was designed by Tony Kwok for the Nile River Coalition.[2] Another variant can also be seen in some campaign missions and as an environmental asset on certain multiplayer maps. This version is sleeker, with less missiles on the wings, is black in colouration, has three retractable landing skids on the belly and possesses a chin mounted tri-barrelled traversable autocannon. This "sleek" variant seems to mainly be used by the Winslow Accord and its allies and was designed by Ben Mauro.[3] Both variants have doors on their sides and a rear access ramp. 

Call of Duty: Mobile

The VTOL also appears in Call of Duty: Mobile. In core game modes it appears as the scorestreak VTOL Warship, requiring 1600 points to use. In Battle Royale mode two different variants of the VTOL are used. The CN server uses a variant that strongly resembles the 'sleek' variant seen in Call of Duty: Black Ops III, while the variant seen in other servers has a unique boxy design. Both variants serve the same purpose - to send players, airdrops, and sometimes tanks into the map.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Call of Duty: Black Ops III

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