The AV-14 Attack VTOL, also known as the Hornet, is a Allied assault and reconnaissance aircraft. The Hornet is capable of fulfilling multiple combat roles from close air support to special forces insertion. The AV-14 is a vertical take off and landing aircraft (VTOL) that has been in service since the First War and has played a role in multiple campaigns starting with Operation: TREBUCHET. It serves as one of many Allied's Assault, Search, Reconnaissance, and Close Air Support Aircraft. The Hornet is an atmospheric only craft and as such cannot be deployed by orbital vessels unless a ship rated for atmospheric entry can deliver it to the battlefield. It is easier for the Hornet to be deployed from an air base located on the surface than from a ship.