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Battlefield 3 will feature 4 jets — a fighter for each side (US and Russia), and a fighter-bomber for each side as well. Many familiar jets will return, including the F/A 18 Super Hornet, and the Su-35.

F/A 18 Super Hornet

Battlefield 3 F18 super hornet
The F/A 18 Super Hornet is multi-role jet introduced in the US in 1983 and is capable of taking off from an aircraft carrier. The F/A 18 is one of the most widely used jets in the US military, and almost 1,500 have been built to date. The Super Hornet is the main US attack jet in Battlefield 3.

A10 Thunderbolt

Battlefield 3 A10
The A10 Thunderbolt, nicknamed the “tank killer”, was first introduced in 1972 and is still in use today. The A10 was first featured in Battlefield 2 expansion pack “Armored Fury”, and will return in Battlefield 3 as the main fighter-bomber for the US forces.

Sukhoi Su-35

Battlefield 3 Su 35
The Su-35 is the next generation fighter jet for the Russian Army, and so far, only two dozen aircraft have been built. The fighter jet is a long rage, multipurpose jet capable of air and ground attacks, and is the main attack jet for the Russian side in Battlefield 3.

Sukhoi Su-39

Battlefield 3 Su-39
The Sukhoi Su-39 is modernized version of the Su-25, which was introduced in the early 1980s. The Su-39 is the main fighter-bomber for the Russian forces in Battlefield 3.

F35

Battlefield 3 F35B
The F35B is a short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) jet that can land vertically, and is available in Battlefield 3 as part of the Back To Karkand expansion pack.


493 COMMENTS & TRACKBACKS

  1. zack
    February 1st, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz i needs the jets back :) .

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    • nam
      July 14th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

      good gramar dude lol and the jets need to seat two one pilot and one bomb dropper

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      • ROD SQUADREN430
        August 24th, 2011 at 6:59 am

        Dude that’s what i was thinking, that would be awesome if they did that. they should anyway.

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      • cronicstain
        August 25th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

        Right on! They also need to feature ejection seats.

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        • Kane
          September 16th, 2011 at 7:03 am

          They have brought back parachutes

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        • Bjorn Decker
          May 9th, 2012 at 12:10 am

          Its called pressing circle(ps3) and that bails u out

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      • Awwman
        September 24th, 2011 at 1:32 pm

        Awww Man your spelling of ‘Grammar’ was like totally rad man.

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      • BF BOSS
        September 28th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

        NAM, you can complain about grammer once you spell the word correctly

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        • BF3craze
          September 29th, 2011 at 5:28 am

          it might help if you learned to spell grammar too

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        • Trollin on dis bitch
          October 11th, 2011 at 10:18 am

          Ha grammar*** you can correct somebody when you learn to spell.

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        • Sceprent
          January 19th, 2013 at 5:34 pm

          fail lol XD……….

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      • semper fi
        September 29th, 2011 at 7:59 am

        there is a pilot seat and a navigator seat

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      • BooMaster
        October 2nd, 2011 at 7:31 pm

        you just was talking about his lack of grammar and then you say bomb dropper… its bombardier

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        • FDSDH 011i
          October 12th, 2011 at 2:36 pm

          or bomb aimer

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      • Your Mother
        October 4th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

        Funny you should talk about his spelling while you spell “gramar” wrong… two M’s.

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        • privmic18
          November 6th, 2011 at 12:36 am

          Hi Mom

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      • Red1
        October 15th, 2011 at 2:40 am

        I hate to break the news to you. But the F-18 and the A-10 are both one seater aircraft. That would cut the realism from the game. The comment I did see that ejection seats should be featured is an outstanding idea.

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        • Montucky
          November 2nd, 2011 at 10:09 pm

          There is a two seat variant of the FA-18 the -F
          Semper Fi

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        • SAMS
          November 3rd, 2011 at 11:57 pm

          hate to break it to You The F-18 has more than one model and one of them is a two seater.

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        • cronicstain
          November 5th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

          Thank you.

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        • navyat
          November 8th, 2011 at 8:44 am

          The F18 alpha and charlie are single seaters, the charlie and deltas are dual seaters. Take it from a sailor who fixes/launches them every day

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        • Gary
          January 7th, 2012 at 12:19 am

          F-18′s are in fact becoming two seaters. They are fa-18 super hornets. So get your facts straight!

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        • Papa Ratchet
          March 21st, 2012 at 3:16 pm

          Sorry to break it to you, but the original variant of the Hornet (the F-18) was a two seated 4th gen fighter. Yes, the F/A-18 (Fighter/Attack role) Super Hornet is a one seater.

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      • Tom
        October 18th, 2011 at 12:02 am

        Yeah a two seater would be nice, Bombing is hard so to make it easier the passnger targets land vehicles, Once its targeted it tells the pilot when to drop it so you get like 50 points for targeting and another 50 for the pilot killing, Also missles that could be launhed by the passenger. What would be really boss to though is if instead of just jumping out you should eject from eject seats giving snipers a chance to pick ya off and for a cool animation and an addicting thing to do.

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      • alex
        October 23rd, 2011 at 2:28 am

        ummm grammar* is spelled with two ms not one…..so try not to be so critical about something so fucking dumb on the internet of all places you douchebag…

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    • Dustin Bivens
      July 20th, 2011 at 3:40 am

      i agree

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    • zac
      July 26th, 2011 at 1:13 pm

      the f-18 super hornet is used by the navies jet squad blue angels.

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      • Jasky
        August 15th, 2011 at 12:39 am

        No it isn’t. The Blue Angels use an F/A-18A Hornet, and the #7 Jet is an F/A-18B Hornet. They don’t use the Super Hornet.

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      • Chad
        August 26th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

        It’s not ” navies” is “navy’s”

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        • Mr Spelling
          August 30th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

          it’s*

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    • dakota
      October 9th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

      Now where is the best fighter jet, They need to put in the F-14 tomcat

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      • soulfulreaper
        October 13th, 2011 at 5:06 pm

        wrong, the best plane would be the F-22 Raptor.

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        • Basacore
          October 19th, 2011 at 12:22 pm

          I completely agree. The F-22 is going to be one of the best fighters in history next to the F-35. The F-14 was good in all but it was way to big and slow to actually do any damage. Yea, I understand it can fly through a hurricane but still, the F-14 wouldn’t be able to keep up with either the F-35 and the F-22.

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        • Liam
          October 26th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

          Dude, there is a f22 raptor in Battlefield 3, wait & see. You know the 12 min trailer? In the end, it’s showing a cockpit with red panels etc. That’s a f22 raptor. Look at the trailer and you will see.

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        • edgranillo
          February 11th, 2012 at 4:28 am

          the f 35 sucks its slower then shit and cant even out manuver an F 16 jets garbage, electronics and stelth are good but you can still shoot someone down with a machine gun especially in a dogfight.

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    • Anonymous
      January 24th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      i like how zack doesn’t give a fuck and you guys argue

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  2. doobs
    February 3rd, 2011 at 12:02 am

    If this has jets for the xbox it is the holy grail I have been looking for.

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    • NAME*
      May 23rd, 2011 at 9:17 pm

      I think it will, but I don’t know how effective they will be since the maps will be smaller on Xbox 360 & PS3.

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      • IM A MAN NOW
        June 8th, 2011 at 6:20 am

        but the 360 maps will be slightly smaller then the ps3 like in GTA5

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      • Rich
        June 30th, 2011 at 4:21 am

        they wont change the size of the mapes for each platform they r going to be the same size not too small for 64 players on the pc and not too big for 24 players on the consoles

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      • Mitzer1
        July 1st, 2011 at 7:59 pm

        They will be smaller on consoles, but the area that you can fly the jets will be the same.

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      • ppese
        July 8th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

        yes maps are smallest on xbox and biggest on pc and in between on ps3 this is because of the size of the hard-drives for an example gta4 the size of the map on ps3 is 3 times bigger cos it has a bigger hard-drive

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        • Quazimotto
          August 10th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

          dude, you dont know what the hell your talking about ppese, hard drives dont have to do with it at all

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        • BomberJV
          October 15th, 2011 at 3:31 am

          Why in hell would they make it smaller and for less players.

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      • nam
        July 14th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

        actualy rich is right u dimwits the maps are gonna be the same size for all platforms and jets will only be availible in conquest mode which has bigger maps

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        • Quazimotto
          August 10th, 2011 at 7:20 pm

          your dont know what your talking about either dumbass….EA HAS SAID THAT PC MAPS WILL BE LARGER AND FULLER!!! STFU IF YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT

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        • mo
          August 15th, 2011 at 4:14 am

          Maps will be like in BF2 have that “no go area” like when u play 16v16 it was the same map just area was limited compared to 32v32…… idiots

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        • JEAN2703
          September 25th, 2011 at 1:09 am

          CORRECTION: jets are going to be avilable in rush too.

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        • Your Mother
          October 4th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

          If Conquest is anything like it was in BFBC2, then it’s going to have smaller maps than Rush because of all the satellite stations that you have to destroy…

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      • crazy
        July 21st, 2011 at 6:54 am

        i read that jets will only be available on conquest mode

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      • name**
        August 21st, 2011 at 4:32 am

        i read something on the battlefield 3 wiki page that said the land area would be smaller on consoles but air space will remain the same on all platforms.

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    • cronicstain
      July 26th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

      They have now been comfirmed for consols, but only in conquest.

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  3. it's the sham wow guy!
    February 3rd, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    the AC130!!!! :P would love to see that with tank carrier planes that u can run in the back of and go for a ride… and of course the f-22′s and stuff maybe even an old repelled plane that u can find in someones old shed…

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    • Din!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      April 21st, 2011 at 11:23 pm

      OMG THAT WOULD BE EPIC JUST IMAGEN IT DUD

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      • annonymous pilot 01
        October 10th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

        Let’s add SR-71 to the list and …… lol….. it will be untouchable

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    • Luka
      May 6th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

      Sounds great but with F-22 raptors, battle wouldn’t be balanced,beacuse there is no jet matched to F-22….. yet :)

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      • InSiGhT
        May 8th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

        um…man…i believe the j-20 is a jet that can match, if not out preform a f-22

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        • Tron LEDGER
          September 27th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

          The J-20 is a piece of crap compared to the F-22. Cheap chinese copy of it. So if there was an F-22 in the game, it would destroy all the other player’s jets before they can spawn LOL. Russian planes are horrible too.

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      • kinetican
        June 2nd, 2011 at 11:47 pm

        the russian PAK-FA can make a good match for the raptor

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      • jfhmetallica
        July 6th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

        Actually, the F-22 is far superior to those because that is basically copied from the F-22. The Russians aren’t unique enough to make something of there own design. Though something I would like to see back is the F-35, and I REALLY wish they put bombers in, like say B-52, B-2, (And of course the russian copies of those >.>)

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        • killer4326
          July 28th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

          they should put the F-117 nighthawk

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        • Mr Pink
          July 29th, 2011 at 2:22 am

          True, but I’ve seen video footage of Australian F-22′s being out maneuvered by Mig 29/35′s in a military exercise. The Raptor has superior weapons and a stealth system, but the 29/35 can outmaneuver it once it’s spotted. I guess that would fix the balance issue. Plus, you can make like 3 or 4 Migs for the price of a single Raptor!

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        • hahalolgoodstory
          October 11th, 2011 at 3:23 am

          Actually it is impossible that an Australian F-22 was being outperformed by ANY mig-fighter. A.) The f-22 has the greatest thrust vectoring of any production plane B.) There is NOBODY WITH an f-22 other than U.S…. If it had one engine, it was probably an f-35. Lastly, The mig is a gen 3.5 or 4… tops. Now if you said a SU34 Terminator COMPETED with it, then I would concur… even so… the F-22 took out 15 Block 60 F-16s at RedFlag which is the “most combat capable jet there is…” this statement coming from a Navy F-18 pilot i talked to… as I was under his f-18 wing shielding me from the rain getting ready for an airshow…

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        • Slicer Jen
          November 4th, 2011 at 3:00 am

          Redflag? You should know better than to be chatting about that in a pub. tsk tsk.

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        • Daniel Ryan Willett
          November 4th, 2011 at 8:27 am

          The F22 is certainly not “The best fighter in the world” The most expensive? Maybe. The best? No.

          F22′s have had a pretty unsuccessful run when it comes to combat trials. Eurofighter Typhoons and Dassault Rafale fighters have given the F22 a serious beating when it comes to A2A-A2G. Dont beleive me? Google Typhoon vs F22 china lake.

          I’ve also read complaints from former raptor pilots complaining about the “stealth” for two reasons. One it doesnt work, Two because the so called radar absorbing paint that has been slapped on corrodes the jet even when it is sat on the runway.A 2 hour flight costs 30 hours of maintainance. Give us an F-15. Screw the F-22

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      • Z-man
        July 14th, 2011 at 2:24 am

        true but in video games DICE will put in the F-22 just like in movies where you see hordes of F-22′s getting shot down. MIG-29 might aswell be in it for fighting the F-22

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      • andrew
        July 22nd, 2011 at 4:29 pm

        if they put in f22 the way they could balance is with f14 d

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      • Ekkusai
        July 30th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

        The 22 is crap, And is constantly outdone at redflag by 18′s and even an A6 one year, It cannot perform well for any extended period because it has heating issues…. Lol 2D thrust vectoring and ‘stealth’ – Stealth is still picked up by Pulse Doppler, Which , By the way , Is what the Russians use (only picked up though due to the fact that the output signal is so exorbitantly strong)

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        • hahalolgoodstory
          October 11th, 2011 at 3:29 am

          I love hearing people talk about how much they think they know regarding a top secret jet… the clearance needed to know the details is pretty high. Now you can spew what you think you know about that jet and while you are correct that it is grounded… it is most definitely not grounded for heat issues…. I know what it is grounded for. Also, you are 1,000 percent wrong regarding f-22 redflag competion…. the thing took out a crap ton of f-15s… the f-18 was supposed to be the f-16 but the f-16 won… the f-18 came out later for one reason and one reason only…. to replace the f14 as a carrier plane (see beefy landing gear). By the way… I know for a fact a block 60 f-16 will destroy an f-18… in fact I’d bet on the block 52 doing so as well. The f-15c will also take out EVERY f18 model… because the landing gear slows it down…. so you are wrong as heck regarding the f22. the f23 takes them all but it’s ugly as shit

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        • edgranillo
          February 11th, 2012 at 4:33 am

          the YF23 owns haha only person I’ve ever heard mention it, it beats the raptor in almost every way. Amazing jet and it aint that ugly.

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      • SASN
        July 31st, 2011 at 5:37 am

        the f15 is still a better fighter than the f22 cause of its loadout and speed is unmached

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      • CPORockhound
        August 18th, 2011 at 9:58 am

        The Raptor has been discontinued by the military. No longer in production.

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        • dakota
          October 10th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

          Just because they discontinued the raptor doesn’t mean they don’t use it in the military anymore

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      • Rafiki
        October 3rd, 2011 at 10:55 pm

        The Su-47 should be able to give it a run for its money, especially in a video game

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      • Magnus28
        October 13th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

        man you are sooooo stupid! Are you a F-22 Raptor fanboi or what?

        There are PLENTY of jets out there that far exceed the Raptor.

        The F-22 isn’t even produced any more because it is too expensive to make!

        There are Russian Jets out there that are cheaper, faster, more maneuverable, and has better electronics onboard.

        The F-22 is a 4th Generation Fighter,

        The Russians already have a 5th Generation fighter (SU-47 Berkut)
        and a 6th Generation Fighter (T-50 Pak Fa)

        Don’t kid yourself with this “America has the best” crap

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        • Elit3 Nick
          October 22nd, 2011 at 11:47 pm

          I’m sorry but you really don’t know what you’re talking about, don’t worry, I’m a PAK FA fan too but it is a 5th generation plane, just like the f-22 and su-47, except the su-47 was only a concept and therefore will most likely never be in production. 6th generation jets don’t exist yet, but there supposed to be capable of cyber attacks, use energy weapons and possibly only use thrust vectoring.

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        • Papa Ratchet
          March 21st, 2012 at 3:34 pm

          Plenty of jets that exceed the Raptor? Don’t make me laugh CoD fanboi… The F-22 is a 5th gen, which means it doesn’t matter how “manueverable” the other planes are (and they aren’t anyway because of the Raptor’s thrust vectoring nozzles, and thrust-to-weight ratio) because the F-22 is an air superiority fighter. Which means it would shoot down any other fighter with an AIM127 from miles away, and the other pilot not even knowing they were there. That is today’s dogfighting. Close quarters gatling jet fights are gone. The F-15 dominated that era too btw.

          You obviously have no idea what you’re talking about. Also, for everyone else, the F-22 bested every PAK-FA and Su-47 in the Red Flag meet. Eurofighters and Hornets didn’t last 10 secs with it. Get your facts straight and stop trolling on the F22 just because it is American and happens to be the best ever made.

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    • Teashake
      May 15th, 2011 at 12:58 pm

      The AC130 wouldnt be bad. Should sit 6 players: 1 pilot, 2 spotters, 1 gatling gunner, 1 for the 40mm canon and 1 for the 105mm howitzer :) And it should fly as fast as a hummer or ATV or something being that in real life it really flies slow and so that it doesnt get too overpowered.

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      • CPORockhound
        August 18th, 2011 at 10:00 am

        The AC130 would be a flying duck. They are only used during night missions, no matter what CoD taught you. RIP Spirit 03

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        • Teashake
          August 19th, 2011 at 3:48 pm

          So AC130 instantly relates to CoD? Why dont you kill yourself alright? Its just an idea if you dont like it, theres something called self control that most humans have.

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        • Tom
          October 18th, 2011 at 12:15 am

          Agreed if they had a misson thats dark and it could be concealed you should be allowed to spawn in it and use it until it is destroyed then it has a 5min respawn time.

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        • Mike
          October 21st, 2011 at 4:02 am

          Only used for night misions? Interesting. Definitely had them on station a few times during the day.

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      • Woot FTW
        August 27th, 2011 at 11:28 am

        for pc sure. but on 24 player console that would remove alot of players from the action. However a C-130 wouldn’t be too bad. Roll a tank or a humvee in it and drop it right at the ememies stronghold. It will take skill to do this so i think it is fair.

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      • Papa Ratchet
        March 21st, 2012 at 3:45 pm

        The AC-130 flies at a maximum 320 mph in the air. Cruising speed is 215. It is almost 2.5 times faster than a Hummer or ATV driving at max, at cruising speeds. It is slow for a plane, but if you haven’t noticed… planes are really fast. Oh and that outburst about “the AC-130 always relates to CoD?!” Well, in your case it does because everyone who knows about the Spectre, and isn’t in the military, most likely saw it from MW2. The only time it is talked about is when it is related to CoD. You know that’s where you’re referencing it from.

        P.S.- The AC-130 is only used by the USAF SOCOM, and is usually only used for the SEALs close air support at night, and special ops air strike missions at night.

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      • TeashakeS
        July 20th, 2012 at 10:49 am

        Hahahahahhahhahaa looks like my AC130 idea wasn’t so far fetched after all. Suck my dick you skeptical fucktards! It’s coming in Armoured Kill!

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    • lepel
      June 9th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

      Lol. A plane in a shed. That would seriously be a great easter egg for certain maps. Something like a mustang or a spitfire or even a messershmit. I hope you were not thinking about some unarmed double-decker…
      Hang on – if it’s like one of those pesticide airplanes: biological warefare.

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      • Erik
        October 21st, 2011 at 4:01 am

        you might have some problems with that if they added the F-22. however it would be pretty funny to watch it crash (with F-22 fanboys inside) constantly due to mechanical errors.

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        • Erik
          October 21st, 2011 at 4:02 am

          replied to the wrong comment. look down.

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    • name
      July 1st, 2011 at 5:56 pm

      ya that would be sweet espesially if occasionally the jets would have technical problem like where the engine would go out and u would have to try to get it back down to the ground and then have an engineer repair it

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  4. dani
    February 4th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    oh yes i want jets

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  5. Doobs again
    February 5th, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    The jets and 64 player multi have been confirmed! 64 player is not for the xbox but please let the jets be.

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    • Luka
      May 6th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

      Don’t worry. there will be jets on PS3 and xbox. also confrmed :D

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  6. Killer Bee NL
    February 9th, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    they need to put in the newest fighter jets and bomber planes :D

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  7. noel>---
    February 12th, 2011 at 11:37 am

    f16?????

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    • andrew
      July 22nd, 2011 at 4:25 pm

      f16 is in and if your saying its new u r soooo wrong its so old its from the 1980s ur 90s

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      • Calle
        August 16th, 2011 at 3:20 pm

        you do know that it had its maiden voyage in 74… so a lot before what you said

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  8. R4V3N19
    February 22nd, 2011 at 12:23 am

    US= F-22 or F-35 JSF & A-10

    Russia= Mig-29 & SU-35

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    • Luka
      May 6th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

      F-22 apsolutly not! battle wouldn’t be balanced in that way :)

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    • Blœs
      May 24th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

      It would be awesome with the f-35.

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      • ann1h1lat0r
        June 9th, 2011 at 8:50 am

        They will put the f35 beecause there are maps with aircraft carrier

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      • jfhmetallica
        July 6th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

        Actually annihlator, the F/A-18D(E Occasionally) is the main carrier aircraft of the Navy. The F-35 is still in development, though they put it in Battlefield 2 just to give other countries something to worry about, because it does exist, it’s just a matter of time before we use it in combat.

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        • andrewslayer
          August 13th, 2011 at 2:36 pm

          harrier jump jet would be cool

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        • Woody
          January 13th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

          So many wrong answers. I’ll start with you. The Delta Hornet is a two seat version used only by the USMC, primarily in the night attack role. F/A-18A+ and C are the primary Legacy Hornet models, with the E replacing the A and C and the F replacing the F-14 in the Fleet Defense mission.

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  9. Imladris18
    February 23rd, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I spy an F/A-18E on the background of Dice’s page. Doesn’t mean anything, but it could. I’m excited.

    Since you’re Marines, I’m hoping for/expecting a Hornet.

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    • jinxed
      April 22nd, 2011 at 10:15 pm

      You’re NATO, not marines.

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      • MichaelJohn
        June 12th, 2011 at 12:28 pm

        You are playing as Marines , theres no NATO forces in here (yet).

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        • CRAZED GUNMAN
          August 19th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

          Dumbass, its confirmed the two factions are NATO and the M.E.C.

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      • Gggg
        July 28th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

        If you played as NATO they would have put some better vehicles in instead of the ageing US vehicles.

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  10. clayton young
    February 23rd, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    hopefully you will be able to drop men, vehichles, and equipment out of the planes while flying them

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    • Joseph
      August 19th, 2011 at 1:47 pm

      No, yu will not be able to jump out of the planes…. As you can see all of the planes are fighters nothing like a c-130 or something along those lines. So there will be no parachuting out of airplanes…

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  11. rocknurzo
    February 23rd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    i want jets!!!!! but i dont think they´ll be very easy to handle right???

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    • Luka
      May 6th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

      why wouldn’t be easy? completly the same system such as battlefield 2 :P

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  12. ReturnoftheZak
    February 23rd, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Im a veteran of BF2 and i cant wait for BF3 its gonna be EPIC!!

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  13. ReturnoftheZak
    February 23rd, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    and yes i promise i will try the new maps in BF3 i think seeing buildings go bye bye will be awesome!

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  14. ReturnoftheZak
    February 23rd, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    P.S. GET BATTLEFIELD 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. GAMEMASTER
    March 3rd, 2011 at 2:46 am

    We need the Harrier jump jet with VTOL, cannons & rockets. Awesome playing this in BF2 Falklands mod. A hard hitting plane balanced by being easy to shoot down with groundfire. Cool hovering and gunning enemy to little bits. F22 navy modern version.

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    • jfhmetallica
      July 6th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

      There is Harriers used by the USMC, but the F-35 will take over because of it’s stealth abilities. The Harriers are getting to be a little out of date.

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      • GAME5MA5TER(xbox)
        February 26th, 2012 at 4:36 am

        Yeah they so out of date the yanks have just brought a shit load of em from the uk

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  16. Championboy1
    March 5th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    AC130 not f18 i dont want f eighteen we need planes and a mixture of jets we need c130 and planes!!

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    • stikfigz_xD
      September 18th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

      no f18s? thats so stupid, what if the russians start using their fighters? ur screwed because u have no fighter cover, what will you do? shoot them with the 105 on the ac130?

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    • stikfigz_xD
      September 18th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

      no f18s? thats so stupid, what if the russians start using their fighters? ur screwed because u have no fighter cover, what will you do? shoot them with the 105 on the ac130?

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      • crimsonmarine
        September 21st, 2011 at 12:04 am

        you could shoot them with the minigun instead of the 105 it would be a little easier and besides i doubt anybody flying a jet would want to babysit the AC130 they will be doing their own thing

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  17. Championboy1
    March 5th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Uavs need to change we need spy planes and counter spyplanes and drones

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    • Eric
      June 30th, 2011 at 5:34 am

      If they do use UAV they better have like a certain radious that it can spot when it flies over a certain area of the map. After all I don’t want like being seen on the map from everyone when I’m sniping or in buildings.

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  18. Lonemidnight95
    March 7th, 2011 at 3:13 am

    AC-130 with the destruction physics O_O YES PLZ!

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    • jfhmetallica
      July 6th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

      If you played Battlefield 2, you’ll know there is absolutely no room on an airfield for a AC or C-130 aircraft. That is why they stick to fighters and fighter/bombers.

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  19. hesnieight
    March 7th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    i know this is not even remotely possible since it has never been available in any game. but…… how about bombers?……. one of those flying fortresses. they have about 3 or 4 guns mounted on them, i think one of them is anti aircraft, the other ones are anti tank and infantry weapons. it was featured in CoD modern warfare, in one level you provide support for your team to help them get out of russia. wouldn’t be a bad thing huh?…. no artillery support, a bomber would be a new dimension. a challenge for the supremacy of the jet fighter.

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    • Mr Pink
      April 14th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

      You’re thinking of the C-130 gunship

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      • bfgamer
        June 11th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

        it was an AC-130 specter. but you where closer than him.

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        • CPORockhound
          August 18th, 2011 at 10:05 am

          Actually the AC is a variant of the C-130 and there are two different kind. The Spectre and the Spooky.

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    • Montucky
      November 2nd, 2011 at 10:17 pm

      What was it Battlefield 1941 or 42 had a B-17 it had 9 player spots and you could bomb the crap out of almost everything!

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  20. T3AM::RR::
    March 9th, 2011 at 1:07 am

    *F-16 will be in Battlefield 3 too. In The GDC Gameplay Presentation
    the Cockpit we can see is from one F-16.

    See you in Sky ::RR::

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  21. BF3Blog
    March 9th, 2011 at 1:41 am

    We’ve updated our Jets page, thanks for all the input, guys!

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    • Joseph
      August 19th, 2011 at 1:53 pm

      No!! What you should really put in is the V-22 osprey…. That would be amazing!! It is also used extensively by U.S Marones to get im and out of areas faster…

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  22. Sandbag
    March 9th, 2011 at 1:48 am

    Im an infantry guy so im not pissing my pants about the jets. some basic facts, this games about Marines, Harriers are the BIGGEST P.O.S. aircraft our military has ever put out. Harriers are to be replaced with the JSF, Joint Strike Fighter, and if this games in 2014 theyll have JSF’s and not Harriers. If your wondering whats so wrong with Harriers look at their history or performance and enginuity issues. F16 FTW

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    • NO
      May 10th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

      bro marines dont use f16(think of planes with hooks for carrier landing)like the f22 and f35 also look up vehicles used by us marines and it will show you all possible planes and land vehicles past, present and future(reply if you love flying off aircraft carriers)WAKE ISLAND FTW NOOBZ

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      • ROD SQUADREN430
        August 24th, 2011 at 8:36 am

        WTF? the F-22 doesn’t have a tail hook. It’s strictly an Air Force fighter jet. Even if it did have a tail hook, the landing gear would be too weak to handle the hard landings, and it’s lower than the aircraft on the carriers. So if it did land then it would scrape the deck damaging the bottom of the fuesalage and breaking the landing gear panels. So the F-22 doesn’t have a tail hook.

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        • hahalolgoodstory
          October 11th, 2011 at 3:36 am

          WRONG! I can promise you there will be a carrier variant of the F22.

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        • Montucky
          November 2nd, 2011 at 10:27 pm

          Yeah the F-22 is flown by the USAF only and subsequently will never land on a Navy carrier. Plus it’s really expensive and costly to produce and operate the F-22 as well as the F-15, F-16 and F-18. That is why they developed the F-35: one plane 3 variants for the USAF, USN and USMC. That way they only have to manufacture parts for one plane and if one breaks they can scavenge parts from it and use them to fix another. Not to mention the stealth and other technological improvements.

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        • Narp
          November 9th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

          Yes, it does. All US fighters are configured with a tailhook for emergency landings.

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  23. BlackEagleSRB
    March 14th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Sukhoi T-50 PAK FA
    Sukhoi 47
    Sukhoi 35
    Chengdu J-20
    F 22
    f 35

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  24. T3AM::RR::
    March 15th, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    * Note>> If the War is in 2014, of course there must Be 3 Jets.

    1 > F-22 Raptor ( USA )

    2 > T-50 ( Russian )

    3 > J-20 ( Chinese )

    >>>>>>>> ALL 3 JETS BALANCED TO DOGFIGHTS <<<<<<<<

    ********* SEE YOU IN SKY ::RR::

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    • Mr Pink
      April 14th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

      Add A-10, F-117 and whatever the other countries would have to attempt to counter them, and I think that would be the perfect selection with what people have already posted.

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      • Marko
        June 19th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

        yep add f117 and add Serbs as a class to shoot it down. :)

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      • jfhmetallica
        July 6th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

        If you add the F-117, what would be able to shoot it down, it’s not like anything can lock onto it, it’s a stealth aircraft and there has never been any shot down, only crashes/accidents involving them.

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        • E-6 Smith
          August 21st, 2011 at 6:55 am

          A 30mm doesn’t have to lock on. If you see it you can shoot it.

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        • hahalolgoodstory
          October 11th, 2011 at 3:47 am

          Marko said so because the serbs shot down a nighthawk circa 97′ or 98′. Also, the f117 is getting phased out for a ton of reasons…. the shape and radar absorbent paint are what gives the fighter (yes it’s classified as a fighter), it’s stealth capability. Lastly, the chinese and russians came hunting and paying for the jet when it crashed… they also allegedly reverse engineered the JHMCS Helmet.

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  25. bobove
    March 16th, 2011 at 10:24 am

    It would be fun to see the “JAS-39 Gripen” in a game like this.
    Flying was one of the best things in BF2. I hope it will be equally fun in BF3

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    • sleeper
      November 28th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

      There were Eurofighters in BF2 (Euro Force) not Gripens. But I’m from Czech Rep. and I’d be glad to see Gripens in the game =) unfortunately, it can’t by compared with super-modern jets above…

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