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The AV-49 Attack VTOL, colloquially known as the Wasp, is a UNSC vertical take off and landing (VTOL) aircraft, featured in Halo 5: Guardians. It was developed alongside the Stinger Armor.[1][2]


The Wasp is an aircraft that acts as the successor to the AV-14 Hornet from Halo 3 and Halo 2: Anniversary, but with a few refinements. For instance, the Wasp is equipped with energy shielding, while the Hornet is not. The Wasp may lack the ability to evade like the Banshee or Phaeton, but pressing the weapon switch button is not required to toggle between both weapons of the Wasp. Pulling the right trigger fires its twin machine guns, which overheat fairly quickly. Pulling the left trigger fires its missile pods, which overheat immediately after firing and have a cooldown time of two seconds. Despite all this, the Wasp is lightly armored, and a good shot with a Spartan Laser will destroy the Wasp.


  • Very maneuverable.
  • Very fast.


  • The tilt engines of the Wasp are its weak spot; only a few shots are required to destroy it.

Changes from the AV-14 HornetEdit

  • Has energy shielding.
  • Cannot carry additional passengers.



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