The Criminal Enterprises update of GTA Online was released just a few days ago, adding tons of new content, vehicles, and gameplay improvements. One of the best changes in this patch is the well-deserved nerf to the Oppressor MK2, the most annoying vehicle in the game.

With the MK2 nerfed, it is time for the other vehicles to shine. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the 6 GTA Online vehicles to use in the Criminal Enterprises update.

1. P-996 LAZER

The P-996 LAZER is probably the best fighter jet you can find in GTA Online. Being the most expensive plane on the roster ($6,500,000), it has the best speed, third-highest acceleration and fairly sensitive handling. Getting used to the plane is probably the hardest part.

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The design of the P-996 LAZER is mainly derived from the F-16C Fighting Falcon.

Weapon-wise, the Lazer is more of a gun plane than a missile plane. It comes with dual explosive cannons that can finish off most enemies with a single well-aimed burst. Taking out other planes is quite easy if you are good at dogfighting.

Heavily armored targets like Avenger, Mobile Operations Center, or the Insurgent Pick-Up Custom can also be dealt with after sustained fire. However, in exchange for this high damage, the range of its gun is rather limited.

2. LF-22 Starling

The LF-22 Starling is an armored, weaponized plane based on the WW2 Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet. Despite that, the performance of the Starling is similar to a modern plane. Its smaller size makes control easier.

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The LF-22 Starling sports a rocket booster on the rear, providing a huge amount of acceleration.

Speed-wise, the plane is considerably sluggish without its Booster ability, but with correct usage, it can easily be one of the best-performing planes in the game.

The combat capability of the Starling is really good, with the ability to tank 3 rockets and 5 explosive sniper rounds. Combined that with countermeasures and you would rarely ever get taken down. Weapon-wise, it has powerful missile launchers that can be spammed without the reload cooldown.

3. Hydra

The design of the Mammoth Hydra is based on a real life British Aerospace Harrier II, F-35 Lightning II, McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II. It is considered the second most powerful jet after the Lazer. The Hydra has appeared in both San Andreas and V.

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The VTOL capabilities make using the vehicle's weaponry much easier, but it is a double-edged sword.

Similar to the P-996 LAZER, the Hydra is equipped with dual cannons below the fuselage and just beside the front main landing gear, as well as six radar-guided missiles on both wings.

Performance wise, the best part about the Hydra is its ability to do VTOL (Vertical Takeoff and Landing). This allows it to hover, descend or ascend vertically like a helicopter. Its cannons are just as powerful as the Lazer but its missiles are not.

4. B-11 Strikeforce

The B-11 Strikeforce is a military attack plane based on the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II "Warthog", with the tail design of the Northrop YA-9. It handles similarly to other jets, with an acceleration similar to the Hydra but with a lower max airspeed.

It can turn tighter than the Pyro, making it a strong contender in a close dogfight.

Performance wise, the Strikeforce is one of the most durable airplanes, with the ability to tank up to 5 explosions. It also has the same powerful cannons as the Hydra and Lazer, but its missiles also have an extra "barrage" feature that fires up to seven unguided rockets independently or in a quick succession.

The homing missiles of the Strikeforce are highly accurate, having the same tracking as the Homing Launcher.

5. Pyro

The Buckingham Pyro is a military twin-boom fighter jet based on the WW2 De Havilland Vampire. It is an extremely maneuverable aircraft, having one of the tightest turning circles and best acceleration of conventional aircraft.

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With full performance upgrades, the Pyro can be one of the best aircraft in a dogfight.

Performance wise, the Pyro has weak guns and missiles - it all comes down to players' dogfighting ability to make the aircraft effective. This is why it is so low on the list, as only a skilled player could get the most out of this plane.

6. TM-02 Khanjali

The TM-02 Khanjali is a tank based on the real-life PL-01 Polish light tank. Performance wise, the Khanjali is a tank in all sense of the word. It is slow, has great off-road capability, and is able to do quick turns.

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The upgraded Khanjali can survive nearly twice the amount of explosives compared to the Rhino.

The biggest weakness of the vehicle is that a single player cannot use all of its weapons. However, when fully occupied, its power is devastating.

Its main weapon can either be a tank cannon or railgun, which deal incredible damage at long range. The front seat passenger has access to a remote machine gun on top of the tank's turret, while two remote grenade launchers can be operated by the rear passengers. There's also a powerful proximity mine upgrade as well.

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