Among GTA Online's flying vehicles, helicopters are probably the most useful. They are easier to control than warplanes while carrying a bigger number of weapons than small crafts like the Oppressor. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the 7 best attack helicopters in GTA Online 2023.

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. Annihilator Stealth

The Western Company Annihilator Stealth is a stealth attack/transport helicopter that debuted in GTA Online as part of The Cayo Perico Heist update. The aircraft resembles the stealth prototype of the Black Hawk.

The most notable feature of the vehicle is its stealth mode identical to the Akula, dodging enemies' radar. Weapon-wise, the Annihilator features an array of weapons including machine guns and missiles.

Annihilator Stealth
Annihilator Stealth's ability to hide from radar is very valuable.

Low durability is the weakness of this vehicle - the Annihilator Stealth is pretty much identical to other civilian helicopters. It requires only a single homing rocket to destroy the vehicle or seven explosive rounds from the Heavy Sniper Mk II.

3. FH-1 Hunter

The Hunter is evidently based on the Boeing AH-64 Apache. It has been featured in the 3D Universe games since Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. The Hunter is a very nimble aircraft, with superior maneuverability to the Buzzard and its Attack variant. It is also very fast for a helicopter of its size, matching the speed of the Volatus.

Fh1 Hunter Gtao Front
FH-1 Hunter is a great all rounder helicoper with numerous features.

The pilot has access to homing missiles that can fire continuously and without reload like the Akula, Savage, or Pyro. The missiles have superior tracking similar to the Homing Launcher, but with a slightly reduced lock-on range.

Additionally, the vehicle has the option for installing bombs, providing heavy firepower against ground targets. There are four different Bomb choices: Explosive, Incendiary, Gas and Cluster

4. 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.

Savage can make use of its missile pods by firing them rapidly.

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.

5. Buzzard Attack Chopper

The Nagasaki Buzzard Attack Chopper (formerly named "Buzzard") is a light attack helicopter featured in multiple GTA games including GTA Online. Designed as a light exploration/attack helicopter, the Buzzard has excellent maneuvrability, able to turn quickly and move with a reasonable top speed.

Buzzard Attack Chopper
Buzzard Attack Chopper has crazy maneuverability, especially against ground-based targets.

The Buzzard has with a minigun and a rocket launcher, both are fairly powerful.

6. Havok

The Nagasaki Havok is an ultralight helicopter featured in GTA Online as part of the Smuggler's Run update. The Havok has very nimble handling and good speed thanks to its lightweight, compact design. Its size allows it to fly through tight spaces, being similar to the Buzzard and its Attack variant.

The Havok is very hard to hit due to its smaller size

Weapon-wise, it has a three-barreled .50 caliber Minigun beneath the cabin, which offers moderate firepower and a high fire rate, ideal for aerial offensive and self-defensive situations.

7. Valkyrie

The design of the Buckingham Valkyrie is based on a real life Bell UH-1Y Venom/UH-1 Iroquois Huey/212/412, Fenestron. The Valkyrie has an above average speed of 140 knots, making it slower than the Swift, but slightly faster than the Buzzard and the Buzzard Attack Chopper. It is quite maneuverable and is capable of turning quickly, which is useful in aerial engagements when the Valkyrie's port and starboard gunners need to aim.

Valkyrie Gtao Front
With a good crew the vehicle can be pretty deadly.

While the helicopter has good maneuverability, it is still rather large, leaving little room for error while avoiding enemy homing missiles. The vehicle is equipped with port and starboard-mounted Miniguns, as well as a four-barrel gatling gun on the nose.

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