MV-24 VTOLs are the primary heavy air transport and combat vehicles used by the U.S Marine Corps throughout Crysis, Crysis Warhead and Crysis 2 and also C.E.L.L. in Crysis 3. VTOL is an acronym for Vertical Take-Off and Landing.
VTOLs are easily distinguishable from helicopters due to their lack of rotors and their much larger size. They utilize movable thrusters that are aligned vertically for take-off and landing, and align horizontally for forward movement.
Both types of VTOLs, the heavy quad engined version and the lighter version are equipped with a 20mm M61 Vulcan turret on the front of the aircraft under the cockpit, are fired by the gunner while the pilot may fire a forward machine gun and launch missiles. This is most easily seen in Crysis 2, when a Heavy VTOL strafes a Pinger at the Times Square evac site.
In the singleplayer mode, VTOLs are used by the U.S forces for primarily troop transportation,though in Ascension, the player pilots a VTOL while fighting Alien Scouts. VTOLs can only carry six missiles at a time (12 in Ascension), making them much less useful for anti-armor and more useful for transport and anti-personnel uses. VTOLs also tend to be easier to pilot than helicopters.
When the player pilots one in Ascension, your damage bar will slowly regenerate.
In Crysis 3's Multiplayer, a VTOL flies around the map and functions as additional way to get across the terrain. It also has a usable turret.
|Missiles||VTOLs are generally less vulnerable to missiles than helicopters, but can still be destroyed in several shots.|
|Tank cannons||Similar to missiles, a tank's cannon will destroy a VTOL in several hits.|
|Gauss Rifles||The Gauss rifle is more effective against VTOL because a single shot causes approximately 16% damage.|
|Gunfire||VTOLs are affected by any type of gunfire, although it will take a lot to bring one down.|
|Grenades||Any type of projectile grenades will cause more damage than gunfire, though it may be difficult to score a hit and still require many hits to destroy the VTOL.|
|MOAR||Unlike most vehicles, the MOAR is incapable of freezing the VTOL in singleplayer, although it is freezable in multiplayer mode.|
- The VTOL is similar to that of the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft in both function (as a troop carrier/deployment craft) and as a support gunship.
- You can only pilot it in "Ascension", a mission featured in the PC version of Crysis.
|Vehicles in the Crysis series|
|Air||Attack helicopter · VTOL|
|Land||APC · ASV · Civilian car · Bulldog LTV · SPAAA · Tank · Truck|
|Sea||Civilian speedboat · Hovercraft · Patrol boat · Small boat|
|Non-playable||Aircraft carrier · Cruiser · Skylord · Destroyer · Jet · Ceph Warrior|