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The AV-49 Assault VTOL, commonly 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.[2][3]


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.
  • Great for hit and run attacks on bases and vehicles


  • The tilt engines of the Wasp are its weak spot; only a few shots are required to destroy it.
  • Cannot boost and has long cool downs on weapons.
  • Very light armour that can be destroyed quickly

Changes from the AV-14 Hornet[]

  • Has energy shielding.
  • Cannot carry additional passengers.
  • Has a more flat design and a larger cockpit view.
  • It would seems it has lighter armaments but also seems faster


Picture Variant Description
H5G Wasp Render2 Wasp The Wasp, featuring 2 machine guns, 2 missile pods, and light shielding.
H5G Render AV49Wasp-ONIWasp ONI Wasp A black variant of the Wasp with greatly increased armor, light shielding, faster firing autocannons, explosive rounds, and faster missiles which track targets.
H5G Render AV49Wasp-HannibalWasp Hannibal Wasp A light blue/tan variant of the Wasp with increased armor, stronger shielding, gauss repeater turrets and experimental ion-field bomb launchers.