Planes are the best mode of travel in GTA Online's Los Santos. Fast, secure and armed with powerful weapons - if you have some money to spare, it is a good idea to buy a plane. In this article, we are going to list out the top 5 fastest Aircraft in GTA Online.

5 - Howard NX-25

Speed: 203.75 mph (327.90 km/h)

The Buckingham Howard NX-25 is a fixed-wing aircraft released as part of the Smuggler's Run update for Grand Theft Auto Online. It is a stunt plane and the only non-weaponized vehicle on this list. Because of this, the Howard is strictly a "fun investment" for RP players or plane aficionados.

Howard NX-25
Howard NX-25 in GTA Online

The Howard has crazy acceleration - its speed when taking off is exceptional, making it one of the five fastest aircraft in GTA Online. For defensive countermeasures, you can count on its responsive handling and Chaff/Flare/Smoke.

4 - V-65 Molotok

Speed: 207.75 mph (334.34 km/h)

The V-65 Molotok is a military fighter jet featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Smuggler's Run update. Despite being an old plane, the V-65 can definitely compete with modern aircraft in terms of speed. It's also considered one of the most powerful aircraft in the game.

V-65 Molotok
V-65 Molotok in GTA Online

This plane also has great airbrakes, allowing players to stop at any time they need. It can lands on the helipad easily, unlike other fighter jets. The Molotok is a poor attack aircraft, however - it only has two machine guns and a lackluster missile system.

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3 - Hydra

Speed: 209.25 mph (336.75 km/h)

The Hydra is a military VTOL attack jet featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Heists Update. It is the first military jet available in the Grand Theft Auto series. It is the most sophisticated aircraft in the game, with the capability to perform vertical take-off and land like a helicopter.

Hydra in GTA Online

The Hydra is generally the top choice if you are going to buy an aircraft. It is armed with highly damaging explosive cannons, rockets, and heat-seeking missiles.

2 - Rogue

Speed: 219.50 mph (353.25 km/h)

The Western Company Rogue is a trainer attack plane featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Smuggler's Run update. It is pretty much an armed version of the Howard, with a higher top speed and a lot more weapons.

Rogue in GTA Online

Weapon-wise, it can be armed with machine guns, explosive cannons, homing missiles and bombs. This makes the Rogue an excellent air-to-ground combat weapon.

1 - Pyro

Speed: 225.75 mph (358.48 km/h)

The Buckingham Pyro is a military twin-boom fighter jet featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Smuggler's Run update. The Pyro is a perfect aircraft for air to air combat, with excellent maneuver, the highest top speed in the game, and excellent control.

Pyro in GTA Online

The one weakness of the Pyro is that its machine gun can't be upgraded with explosive ammunition, which makes it useless in air-to-ground combat.

Above is our list of fastest aircraft in GTA Online. Interested in more of our articles related to this game title? Please check out this post for the Top 5 Worst Weapons In GTA Online That Players Should Not Buy.