Pilot, Gunner, 6 Passengers (standard version)
Minigun: Unlimited, Missiles: 6
MV-24 VTOLs are the primary heavy air transport and combat vehicle used by the US Marine Corps and CELL throughout Crysis, Crysis Warhead, Crysis 2 and Crysis 3. VTOL stands for Vertical Take-Off and Landing.
VTOLs are easily distinguishable from helicopters due to their lack of rotors and their 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 and lighter version are equipped with a 20mm M61 Vulcan turret on the front of the craft under the cockpit that is fired by the gunner, while the pilot may fire a forward machinegun 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 US forces to primarily transport troops, 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 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.
|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 Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft in both function (as a troop carrier/deployment craft) and as a support gunship.
|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 · Alien Warrior|