Helicopters are the easiest type of vehicle to use in GTA Online. They are faster than cars, and unlike other types of planes, helicopters are also easy to handle. Getting a helicopter allows players to complete their missions much faster. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the 6 best helicopters to buy in GTA Online 2022.

1. Akula

The Akula is the fastest attack helicopter in GTA Online. It is a stealth gunship attack helicopter that debuted in the Doomsday Heist update. It's able to go up to 253.07 km/h with amazing speed, armor, and handling.

Akula is the fastest helicopter in GTA Online with the ability to fight.

The most notable feature of the vehicle is its stealth mode, which allows the entire crew to navigate around the map while avoiding enemy radars, making it useful for surprise attacks and getaways. Furthermore, you can fit the Akula with 4 more weapons: a nose-mounted turret, two miniguns, missile pods, and bombs.

2. Volatus

The Buckingham Volatus is a luxury helicopter featured in GTA Online as part of the Further Adventures in Finance and Felony update. It is the fastest helicopter in GTA Online, with a top speed of 259.51 km/h. Similar to the Swift Deluxe, the Volatus is considered a Luxury helicopter and cannot be armed with any weapon whatsoever.

The Volatus is the fastest helicopter in GTA Online

The best part about the Volatus is probably its sleek/futuristic design.

3. Savage

The Savage is a military helicopter gunship featured in GTA Online as part of the Heists Update. When it comes to maneuverability, the Savage, being a large and heavy helicopter can be difficult to control and has slow acceleration. Combined with its relatively low armor, players need to be careful to use the vehicle effectively.


At least it makes up for the clunky control with powerful weapon systems. On the Savage, players can make use of a rapid-fire explosive cannon similar to the P-996 LAZER and the Hydra. Besides cannons, the pilot can also fire homing missiles or unguided rockets.

4. Swift Deluxe

The Buckingham Swift Deluxe is an upgraded version of the Swift. It is added to GTA Online as part of the Ill-Gotten Gains Part 1 update. Overall, it is just an expensive item for you to show your prestige. It performs mostly the same as the normal Swift, with a slightly faster top speed of 253.87 km/h.

Swift Deluxe
Swift Deluxe in GTA 5

The Swift Deluxe is gold plated, similar to the Luxor Deluxe, the most expensive vehicle in GTA Online. You can't sell this vehicle once purchased.

5. Buzzard Attack Chopper

The attack chopper Buzzard is an integral part of any GTA Online player's arsenal - it can get across the map much faster than land-based cars or bikes because you can just take the shortest route possible. The buzzard's small frame and good maneuverability make it easier to avoid enemy homing missiles. It has 2 miniguns and missile pods on each side.

Buzzard Attack Chopper
Buzzard Attack Chopper

6. Havok

The Nagasaki Havok is an ultralight helicopter featured in GTA Online as part of the Smuggler's Run update. Its top speed is 248.24 km/h, with excellent maneuverability and a small frame for tight corners. It can be further fitted with a machine gun for some measure of firepower.

Havok in GTA 5

The only weakness of the Havok is its look - the thing is almost like a glass bowl with some sticks poking out on the side.

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