The Best & Fastest Helicopters in GTA Online & GTA 5 (2022): Ranked by Class


GTA 5 & GTA Online - Best & Fastest Helicopters

On this page you find the full list of the best Helicopters in GTA Online and GTA 5, ranked by their Overall Performance when raced around a lap.

The performance of all the vehicles in the Helicopters class has been accurately tested by Broughy1322, a famous car tester and skilled driver who raced each vehicle around the same circuit and recorded their best lap times. For all the details, read his full explanation of how the Lap Times are tested.

Originally this page ranked the best Helicopters in GTA 5 by the average of their statistics shown in-game (Speed, Acceleration, Braking, Handling) but unfortunately, the in-game stats bars have proven to be inaccurate, so we changed the ranking to use these more reliable and tested lap times.

So, what are the best Helicopters in GTA 5 Online in 2022? Which GTA 5 Helicopters vehicles are the fastest? This ranking is updated to August 2022, featuring all the top performing Helicopters for PS5, PS4, Xbox and PC, along with their Purchase Price and Top Speed.

Clicking on each vehicle brings you to their detailed information, to see all their specifications, features, and to find out everything there is to know about their performance. We also added a note for the vehicles that cannot be used in races.

GTA 5 & GTA Online: Best Helicopters List - Ranked by Lap Times

1. Akula

Lap Time: 0:54.368 - Not Raceable

GTA 5 Best Helicopters - Akula

The Akula is the best vehicle in the Helicopters class in GTA 5 & GTA Online by overall performance. However, it cannot be used in standard races.

The tested top speed of the Akula is 157.25 mph (253.07 km/h). It's a weaponized vehicle, and it comes with Stealth Mode, which allows you to go off-radar, so other players won't know your location. It's also armored and with full Armor it requires 3 Homing Missiles to be destroyed.

The Akula can be purchased in GTA Online from Warstock Cache & Carry for a price of $3,704,050, and it can be stored in the Hangar (Personal Aircraft).

The design of the Akula is based on a real life Boeing–Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanch, Kamov Ka-50 "Black Shark".


2. Buckingham Swift Deluxe

Lap Time: 0:54.484

GTA 5 Best Helicopters - Swift Deluxe

The second place for the best Helicopters in GTA 5 & GTA Online goes to the Swift Deluxe.

The tested top speed of the Swift Deluxe is 157.75 mph (253.87 km/h). It was added to the game as part of the 1.27 Ill-Gotten Gains Part 1 update.

The Swift Deluxe can be purchased in GTA Online from Elitás Travel for a price of $5,150,000, and it's stored as a Pegasus Vehicle or in the Galaxy Super Yacht or in the Hangar (Personal Aircraft).

The design of the Buckingham Swift Deluxe is based on a real life AgustaWestland AW109, Bell 222.


3. Buckingham Swift

Lap Time: 0:54.953

GTA 5 Best Helicopters - Swift

The Swift is ranked #3 in the list of best Helicopters in GTA 5 & Online.

The tested top speed of the Swift is 156.50 mph (251.86 km/h). It was added to the game as part of the 1.16 SA Flight School update.

The Swift can be purchased in GTA Online from Elitás Travel for a price of $1,500,000, and it's stored as a Pegasus Vehicle or in the Hangar (Personal Aircraft).

The design of the Buckingham Swift is based on a real life AgustaWestland AW109, Bell 222.


4. Sparrow

Lap Time: 0:54.997 - Not Raceable

GTA 5 Best Helicopters - Sparrow

The Sparrow is ranked #4 in the list of best Helicopters in GTA 5 & Online. However, it cannot be used in standard races.

The tested top speed of the Sparrow is 168.75 mph (271.58 km/h). It's a weaponized vehicle.

The Sparrow can be purchased in GTA Online from Warstock Cache & Carry for a price of $1,815,000, and it can be stored in the Kosatka Moon Pool.

The design of the Sparrow is based on a real life Bell Model 47 "Sioux".


5. Nagasaki Havok

Lap Time: 0:55.234

GTA 5 Best Helicopters - Havok

The Havok is ranked #5 in the list of best Helicopters in GTA 5 & Online.

The tested top speed of the Havok is 154.25 mph (248.24 km/h). It's a weaponized vehicle.

The Havok can be purchased in GTA Online from Elitás Travel for a price of $2,300,900, and it can be stored in the Hangar (Personal Aircraft).

The design of the Nagasaki Havok is based on a real life Heli-Sport CH-7.


6. Buckingham Volatus

Lap Time: 0:55.388

GTA 5 Best Helicopters - Volatus

The Volatus is ranked #6 in the list of best Helicopters in GTA 5 & Online.

The tested top speed of the Volatus is 161.25 mph (259.51 km/h). It was added to the game as part of the 1.34 Further Adventures in Finance and Felony update.

The Volatus can be purchased in GTA Online from Elitás Travel for a price of $2,295,000, and it's stored as a Pegasus Vehicle or in the Hangar (Personal Aircraft).

The design of the Buckingham Volatus is based on a real life Airbus Helicopters H160.


7. Buckingham SuperVolito Carbon

Lap Time: 0:55.489

GTA 5 Best Helicopters - SuperVolito Carbon

The SuperVolito Carbon is ranked #7 in the list of best Helicopters in GTA 5 & Online.

The tested top speed of the SuperVolito Carbon is 148.75 mph (239.39 km/h). It was added to the game as part of the 1.31 Executives and Other Criminals update.

The SuperVolito Carbon can be purchased in GTA Online from Elitás Travel for a price of $3,330,000, and it's stored as a Pegasus Vehicle or in the Galaxy Super Yacht or in the Hangar (Personal Aircraft).

The design of the Buckingham SuperVolito Carbon is based on a real life Eurocopter EC145.


8. Buckingham SuperVolito

Lap Time: 0:55.489

GTA 5 Best Helicopters - SuperVolito

The SuperVolito is ranked #8 in the list of best Helicopters in GTA 5 & Online.

The tested top speed of the SuperVolito is 148.75 mph (239.39 km/h). It was added to the game as part of the 1.31 Executives and Other Criminals update.

The SuperVolito can be purchased in GTA Online from Elitás Travel for a price of $2,113,000, and it's stored as a Pegasus Vehicle or in the Hangar (Personal Aircraft).

The design of the Buckingham SuperVolito is based on a real life Eurocopter EC145.


9. Sea Sparrow

Lap Time: 0:55.535

GTA 5 Best Helicopters - Sea Sparrow

The Sea Sparrow is ranked #9 in the list of best Helicopters in GTA 5 & Online.

The tested top speed of the Sea Sparrow is 153.75 mph (247.44 km/h). It's a weaponized vehicle.

The Sea Sparrow can be purchased in GTA Online from Elitás Travel for a price of $1,815,000, and it can be stored in the Hangar (Personal Aircraft).

The design of the Sea Sparrow is based on a real life Sikorsky S-300 (formerly Hughes 300 and Schweizer 300), Aérospatiale Alouette II.


10. FH-1 Hunter

Lap Time: 0:55.902

GTA 5 Best Helicopters - FH-1 Hunter

The FH-1 Hunter is ranked #10 in the list of best Helicopters in GTA 5 & Online.

The tested top speed of the FH-1 Hunter is 141.50 mph (227.72 km/h). It's a weaponized vehicle. It's also armored and with full Armor it requires 3 Homing Missiles to be destroyed.

The FH-1 Hunter can be purchased in GTA Online from Warstock Cache & Carry for a price of $4,123,000, and it can be stored in the Hangar (Personal Aircraft).

The design of the FH-1 Hunter is based on a real life Boeing–Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche, AH-64, RAH-66 Comanche.


Frogger

11. Maibatsu Frogger

Lap Time: 0:56.757

The Frogger is ranked #11 in the list of best Helicopters in GTA 5 & Online.

The tested top speed of the Frogger is 148.50 mph (238.99 km/h). .

The Frogger can be purchased in GTA Online from Elitás Travel for a price of $1,300,000, and it's stored as a Pegasus Vehicle or in the Hangar (Personal Aircraft).

The design of the Maibatsu Frogger is based on a real life Eurocopter EC135/145.


Buzzard Attack Chopper

12. Nagasaki Buzzard Attack Chopper

Lap Time: 0:57.523

The Buzzard Attack Chopper is ranked #12 in the list of best Helicopters in GTA 5 & Online.

The tested top speed of the Buzzard Attack Chopper is 145.00 mph (233.35 km/h). It's a weaponized vehicle.

The Buzzard Attack Chopper can be purchased in GTA Online from Warstock Cache & Carry for a price of $1,750,000, and it's stored as a Pegasus Vehicle or in the Hangar (Personal Aircraft).

The design of the Nagasaki Buzzard Attack Chopper is based on a real life MD Helicopters AH-6 Little Bird.


Buzzard

13. Nagasaki Buzzard

Lap Time: 0:57.523

The Buzzard is ranked #13 in the list of best Helicopters in GTA 5 & Online.

The tested top speed of the Buzzard is 145.00 mph (233.35 km/h). .

The Buzzard cannot be stored as a personal vehicle in GTA Online.

The design of the Nagasaki Buzzard is based on a real life MD Helicopters MH-6 Little Bird.


Police Maverick

14. Buckingham Police Maverick

Lap Time: 0:58.325

The Police Maverick is ranked #14 in the list of best Helicopters in GTA 5 & Online.

The tested top speed of the Police Maverick is 144.00 mph (231.74 km/h). .

The Police Maverick cannot be stored as a personal vehicle in GTA Online.

The design of the Buckingham Police Maverick is based on a real life Eurocopter AS350B.


Maverick

15. Buckingham Maverick

Lap Time: 0:59.058

The Maverick is ranked #15 in the list of best Helicopters in GTA 5 & Online.

The tested top speed of the Maverick is 140.25 mph (225.71 km/h). .

The Maverick can be purchased in GTA Online from Elitás Travel for a price of $780,000, and it's stored as a Pegasus Vehicle or in the Hangar (Personal Aircraft).

The design of the Buckingham Maverick is based on a real life Bell 206L Longranger.


Annihilator Stealth

16. Western Company Annihilator Stealth

Lap Time: 1:00.238 - Not Raceable

The Annihilator Stealth is ranked #16 in the list of best Helicopters in GTA 5 & Online. However, it cannot be used in standard races.

The tested top speed of the Annihilator Stealth is 149.00 mph (239.79 km/h). It's a weaponized vehicle, and it comes with Stealth Mode, which allows you to go off-radar, so other players won't know your location.

The Annihilator Stealth can be purchased in GTA Online from Warstock Cache & Carry for a price of $3,870,000, and it can be stored in the Hangar (Personal Aircraft).

The design of the Western Company Annihilator Stealth is based on a real life Stealth prototype of a Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk.


Valkyrie

17. Buckingham Valkyrie

Lap Time: 1:01.796

The Valkyrie is ranked #17 in the list of best Helicopters in GTA 5 & Online.

The tested top speed of the Valkyrie is 145.00 mph (233.35 km/h). It's a weaponized vehicle.

The Valkyrie can be purchased in GTA Online from Warstock Cache & Carry for a price of $3,790,500, and it's stored as a Pegasus Vehicle or in the Hangar (Personal Aircraft).

The design of the Buckingham Valkyrie is based on a real life Bell UH-1Y Venom/UH-1 Iroquois Huey/212/412, Fenestron.


Savage

18. Savage

Lap Time: 1:04.497

The Savage is ranked #18 in the list of best Helicopters in GTA 5 & Online.

The tested top speed of the Savage is 144.50 mph (232.55 km/h). It's a weaponized vehicle. It's also armored and with full Armor it requires 2 Homing Missiles to be destroyed.

The Savage can be purchased in GTA Online from Warstock Cache & Carry for a price of $2,593,500, and it's stored as a Pegasus Vehicle or in the Hangar (Personal Aircraft).

The design of the Savage is based on a real life Mil Mi-24 Hind, Model D.


Annihilator

19. Western Company Annihilator

Lap Time: 1:07.902

The Annihilator is ranked #19 in the list of best Helicopters in GTA 5 & Online.

The tested top speed of the Annihilator is 115.25 mph (185.48 km/h). It's a weaponized vehicle.

The Annihilator can be purchased in GTA Online from Elitás Travel for a price of $1,825,000, and it's stored as a Pegasus Vehicle or in the Hangar (Personal Aircraft).

The design of the Western Company Annihilator is based on a real life Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk.


Skylift

20. HVY Skylift

Lap Time: 1:09.736 - Not Raceable

The Skylift is ranked #20 in the list of best Helicopters in GTA 5 & Online. However, it cannot be used in standard races.

The tested top speed of the Skylift is 115.00 mph (185.07 km/h). .

The Skylift cannot be stored as a personal vehicle in GTA Online.

The design of the HVY Skylift is based on a real life Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane.


Cargobob

21. Western Company Cargobob

Lap Time: 1:14.640

The Cargobob is ranked #21 in the list of best Helicopters in GTA 5 & Online.

The tested top speed of the Cargobob is 99.50 mph (160.13 km/h). . It's also armored and with full Armor it requires 3 Homing Missiles to be destroyed.

The Cargobob can be purchased in GTA Online from Warstock Cache & Carry for a price of $1,790,000, and it's stored as a Pegasus Vehicle or in the Hangar (Personal Aircraft).

The design of the Western Company Cargobob is based on a real life Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight.


Cargobob Jetsam

22. Western Company Cargobob Jetsam

Lap Time: 1:14.640 - Not Raceable

The Cargobob Jetsam is ranked #22 in the list of best Helicopters in GTA 5 & Online. However, it cannot be used in standard races.

The tested top speed of the Cargobob Jetsam is 99.50 mph (160.13 km/h). . It's also armored and with full Armor it requires 3 Homing Missiles to be destroyed.

The Cargobob Jetsam can be purchased in GTA Online from Warstock Cache & Carry for a price of $1,995,000, and it's stored as a Pegasus Vehicle or in the Hangar (Personal Aircraft).

The design of the Western Company Cargobob Jetsam is based on a real life Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight.


 

The complete list of Grand Theft Auto V Vehicles features a huge amount of over 600 vehicles, added through eight years worth of GTA Online DLC Updates.

To browse through all the vehicles included in GTA 5 & GTA Online, with custom filters and the ability to sort by any statistics and specifications, see the complete GTA 5 & GTA Online Vehicles Database.

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