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Battlefield 4 jets


Battlefield 4 jetsBattlefield 4 jets are based on fighter and bomber jets found in active service around the world. Jets in Battlefield 4 range from fighters such as the F-35, to bombers such as the A-10 Thunderbolt. Battlefield 4 jets are faction based, and are realistically portrayed based on their real world counterparts. However, despite major differences between the jets in the real world, they are much more similar in the game, in order to properly balance teams against each other. In the Air Superiority game mode, only jets are used.

Battlefield 4 jets list

Battlefield 4 will feature the main fighter and bomber jets found in the armies of each of the factions (US, Russia, and China). Jets feature their own unlocks, such as anti-air missiles, flares, increased radar range, rocket pods, and more.

Battlefield 4 Jets tips

There are a variety of Battlefield 4 jets, each suitable for their role. The main attack jets such as the FA 18 and the SU-35 are great overall fighter that can engage both ground and air forces. There are ground specific jets such as the A-10 which are geared towards air support and anti-vehicle missions. Then there are special jets which can do a bit of everything, such as the F-35. While jets can be equipped with all sorts of unlocks, the most important ones are usually Flares, which help against enemy AA fire.

Battlefield 4 jets tips

Battlefield 4 Jets unlocks

Jets in Battlefield 4 have a variety of unlocks. These range from improved radar detection, to countermeasures such as Flares, which help against enemy AA. Other unlocks include air to air missiles against enemy jets and helicopters, and rockets and bombs against ground forces. The most important (and some of first) unlocks are the Flares — without those, the jets become very vulnerable against enemy AA and shoulder-fired AA rockets as well.

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  1. Ilija
    May 2nd, 2013 at 12:51 am


    • sam
      May 31st, 2013 at 7:04 pm

      id like to see some su-47 and bomber jets w/ napalm and cluster bombs
      there should be more than one type of jet for each side, you should be able to change there skins like changing guns

      • Jonathan
        September 24th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

        Man I would have thought they would do this but I guess not! They should definitely do this!!!!!!

      • Jamie
        November 8th, 2013 at 1:03 pm

        Good idea, let’s just tear up everything the Geneva convention was made for and add napalm to a modern day shooter.

        • Bob
          November 22nd, 2013 at 12:37 pm

          The United States Ratified the UN’s hippie laws in 2009, with the reservation that if it needed to be used to saved lives it would be.

          Put napalm in the game.

        • Wanderlust
          January 28th, 2014 at 6:51 am

          BF4 isn’t governed by the Geneva convention, lets hope it’s an expansion. I wish the’d do some really cool things with expansions again like they did with SF in BF2 like the zipline but I digress from Jets.

        • Gebs
          May 8th, 2016 at 6:18 pm

          The Geneva conventions governs the treatment of POWs
          (prisoners of war)

      • zombiekillerhjk
        November 14th, 2016 at 12:34 pm

        they did add that your able to change the skin on every single vehicle in the game.. well on Xbox 360 i don’t know about the other ones

    • Curtis
      June 22nd, 2013 at 8:10 am

      That would be a pretty cool feature

    • HayHay
      June 23rd, 2013 at 8:50 pm

      And what would the second seater do

      • Curtis
        June 25th, 2013 at 10:21 am

        It would be like the Going Hunting mission on Battlefield 3, one person fly and the other shoot

        • Ty
          June 28th, 2013 at 2:44 pm

          Tell me this Curtis, what if you have a suckish gunner and a pro pilot? It is not the same as a chopper because the pilot just flies with no control of weapons and then people would complain about it, sooner or later dice will remove it and you would go back to 1 seater planes, Wasting Dice’s Time

          • FranklinBluth
            July 23rd, 2013 at 3:28 pm

            They wouldn’t give all of the weapon systems to one player, it’d be shared between pilot and copilot similar to BF2. I think it’s something that needs to happen due to balance issues.

          • Justin
            August 3rd, 2013 at 6:58 am

            the pilot still has the guns that shoot out the front and the second seater would use a variety of bombs for either air or ground. kinda like the 2 seater helis

          • Bell
            August 14th, 2013 at 11:03 am

            It should be the pilot controls the minigun and the gunner controls the rest…because who really needs anything else anyway 😉

          • Cam
            August 27th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

            He’s just a plane camper who spends the first 5 seconds of a game complaining about how he didn’t get the plane

    • roxtmb
      August 8th, 2013 at 11:23 am

      Yeah… Pilot flying, but second person – gunner shoots.

    • Cam
      August 27th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

      Nope not since bf1942(you can still play it though(thanks origin for once you do us good) bf1942 forever)

    • andre
      February 19th, 2014 at 2:56 am

      i wish i could fly the damn jets need a flying for dummies video i guess

      • TheSlappingZebra
        October 10th, 2016 at 2:26 pm

        Look at the controls! Change them if you have to (I did)

    • james
      March 13th, 2014 at 6:15 pm

      You mean just like we used to have in bf2? Of course it should be part of it. If it was available in bf2 (which it was) then of course bf4 should have it

  2. Tim
    May 14th, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Hell yea, two seater jets would be the Best

  3. boyd
    May 21st, 2013 at 3:12 am

    i see new chopper but no new jet wtf ???? 0_o

    • Arzie774
      November 8th, 2013 at 3:06 am

      There are tons of new jets, bro

      BF2 had 2 jets jets per nation, BF3 only 4. now there are 10 jets

  4. Chuck Norris
    May 22nd, 2013 at 3:49 am

    what about chinese jets like the J-20? and they should add in the F-22 in stead of the fa-18 and the PAK-FA instead of the Su-35 because the game is set in 2020 and i doubt they’d still be using Fa-18s and su-35s in 2020

    • Sven Veneberg
      May 22nd, 2013 at 10:20 am

      The SU-35 is the most modern fighter currently in service of the Russian air force, it’ll be used for a while. It’s just greatly underpowered in the game and it is far more capable than the lousy F18, which is outdated by now.

      They should be adding in some modern fighters, not old ones, I agree on that. But there are some aircraft that I’d prefer seeing over the F35. The F22 should make it in, but jets need a major buff in diversity in the game overal. And hell yeah, a tandem seat fighter. F15E strike eagle anyone? 🙂

      • Filipyxis
        December 10th, 2013 at 9:39 am

        That would be so awesome! Wanted 2 seaters in bf3 already, cuz I loved flying these things in bf2.. now after the disappointment I really hoped for them in bf4!! but NOTHING!! imagine the F15E. They should put them in Naval strike like the Going Hunting mission in bf3! Then and only then this game would be completed, in my eyes…

  5. Steve
    May 26th, 2013 at 6:16 am

    The US air force might start mounting anti-tank lasers on the F-35 starting 2015, jet weapon unlock anybody?

  6. Tonezé
    May 31st, 2013 at 5:09 am

    i hope there faster then before
    and the A-10 and SU-25 gives bigger impact and damage

  7. Douglas Marques
    June 1st, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    I think that would be grade if at least the bombers (Su-25, A-10) could throw bombs. Unguided bombs to be fair, with not so large impact range. I used to use bombs on BFP4F and I liked it more than the rocket pods

    • sam
      July 8th, 2013 at 11:04 am

      yes i was a good pilot in bf2 and bfp4f i like dropping bombs it took more skill than rocket pod and were more epic when you heard the expolishion

  8. WildWill007
    June 6th, 2013 at 4:37 am

    Regarding Jets,

    I enjoy flying them in BF3,

    I do think that they should fly faster though… And they should be MUCH harder to fly at slow speed. ie: Like real life physics

    They should stall…

    How many times have I been in the Viper cruising in-between trees and a jet comes up from behind. fires at you, does a 180 and fires again… Not right man…! Since WHEN can a jet our outmaneuver a helo at slow speed?



  9. william howard
    June 12th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    wow that could have put new jets in sound more like a dlc than a new game

  10. william howard
    June 12th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    the more i read ahout this game the less i want it

  11. Димитар Огњановски
    June 20th, 2013 at 5:34 am

    I hope to god the same jets don’t make a Return. Dice if you are listening please put these Jets in BF4.

    US: F-22 Raptor | Russia: T-50 PAK FA | China: Shenyang J-31

    Replace the Rush Jets with 2 seater Jets.

    US: F-15E Strike Eagle | Russia: Sukhoi Su-34 | China: Xian JH-7

    Dice if you do this you will make our day.
    I know some people are going to disagree with me because the US Aircraft that i said are not in the Marines, and BF is a Marine focused game. The US has placed F-22s in Okinawa island and F-15s in Japan and they also placed both in Dubai against in case of Iran. The A 10 is not in the marines but it did Support them during strike missions but F-15s also supported Marines in Iraq and now F-22s are going to support them against Air Threats. So it would be very nice, satisfying and logical to put these aircraft in BF4.

    • That guy
      July 25th, 2013 at 8:52 am

      The marines also use navy resources, so if its on a carrier than the marines could use it in theory. Not sure if it works out that way though.

    • Filipyxis
      December 10th, 2013 at 9:48 am

      I absolutely agree with you! It would be such a big plus for the game. And I’m sure they would effect the game and the fun in playing it a lot better then some scout jets or just hundreds of single seaters.. They get boring! They are all the same, only differentely designed. If DICE is making such a realistic game, and they are, then they should put everything in, that makes a top war game.

  12. Nick
    June 20th, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    They should change some fighters to bombers for the us add the b-2 or the b-52 with bombs like JDAMS or nukes that could destroy part of the map and people on the ground uses gasmask and radiation suits to help with the reality. Dice if u read this I know it will take a while to add but please do this for all the pilots in battle field this pilot would love it.

    • Swellcentaur585
      July 23rd, 2013 at 11:48 pm

      NUKE?!?!? This ist cod.btw if they did ad a nuke it wouldn’t just destroy part of the map it would destroy everything.

    • That guy
      July 25th, 2013 at 8:58 am

      It would be cool to see the AF’s new massive ordinance bunker buster. That’ll take down a whole block of skyscrapers, not just the one shown in the trailer.

    • RustedWarrior
      May 1st, 2015 at 4:00 pm

      A gas mask won’t be enough to block the radiation. Not to mention a small portion of the map? look at the area of devastation.

      Fireball radius: 3.03 km / 1.88 mi Maximum size of the nuclear fireball; relevance to lived effects depends on height of detonation.

      Radiation radius: 7.49 km / 4.65 mi 500 rem radiation dose; between 50% and 90% mortality from acute effects alone; dying takes between several hours and several weeks.

      Air blast radius: 12.51 km / 7.77 mi 20 psi overpressure; heavily built concrete buildings are severely damaged or demolished; fatalities approach 100%.

      Air blast radius: 33.01 km / 20.51 mi 4.6 psi overpressure; most buildings collapse; injuries universal, fatalities widespread.

      Thermal radiation radius: 77.06 km / 47.88 mi Third-degree burns to all exposed skin; starts fires in flammable materials, contributes to firestorm if large enough.

      That’s probably around 10-20 operation firestorm maps in a circle if I could have the exact real measurements.

  13. 5thofnovember
    June 21st, 2013 at 1:18 am

    PLEASE PUT THE 2 seater jets in please dice or else you’ll lose plenty more of fans, jackasses.. seriously

  14. Easegame
    June 23rd, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    I really hope they make the automatic landing gear disappear, i hate being proud for 1 second avoiding a crane and realizing the next second that ur landing gear is pulling you down 🙁

  15. Derrick
    June 24th, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Two seater jets would be amazing, but one problem.
    If you are just flying around, and you have someone in the back who knows nothing what he is doing, youre basically a moving target.

  16. simpimp16
    July 3rd, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    To be real I don’t even think this is legit. Where are the Chinese jets at.

  17. Henry
    July 7th, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    They have only 2 new jets, the china type of frogfoot and a MIG-21.

  18. Skinny
    July 9th, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Two seater jets would be unrealistic. Just cause the campaign had it doesn’t meen mutliplayer needs it. There is not a serious enough work load that a second crew member is needed. I would be cool to have a second crew member to do the spotting but thats what air radar is for. Free fall bombs would be a nice addition though. Have it replace the cannon to make it a little more of a challenge. As far as bombers go, they would be a waist of time because bombers don’t loiter on a battlefield. They make there run and they’re out. It’s pointless to include them in the game at all. Maybe use a laser painter to get an AI bomber to make a pass with a JDAM once and a while but not pilotable.

    • geardup
      October 25th, 2013 at 12:07 am

      you obviously haven’t played bf2… such a nablet comment… bombing runs could be included just like they were in bf2, however to restock the bombs you need to fly over the runway… defiantly doable.

  19. Skinny
    July 9th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    As far as new aircraft go, i’d like to see some light observasion aircraft. Maybe on the russian/CN side the Yak 130 with cannon and smoke markers to let the fighter bombers know a general area of armour. Maybe on th U.S. side a T-45 goshawk. The Mig 29 OVT would be an awsome replacement for the sukhoi Su-27. I’m a fan of the older aircraft like harrier Mk8 but that couldn’t compete with the Fulcrum in any way shape or form. Guess we’ll just have to stick with the super hornet. It’s not at all a bad aircraft. Very capable but i’m just tired of looking at it. The chinese side should be equiped with either the shen fei steath fight or the J-10. Both look good but i just don’t think they equal their western counterparts at all. Good for china for having an indiginous fighter but i think they’re low quality and out gunned.

  20. Skinny
    July 9th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    The U.S. is pretty limited on it’s attack helicopters. The apache and the viper are the only two dedicated attack helos that i know of in the U.S. inventory. The Kiowa warrior would make a good replacement for the little bird. And we all know the WZ-10 will be chinas attack chopper. But what about the scout chopper? Maybe the harbin Z-9? And there troop transport? Maybe the militarised AC313? I think russia has some cool hardware. I think they should replace the Ka-62 with the Mi-38 and the Z-11 with the Ka-226. The havoc should be replaced with the Ka-52 alligater. Not a two seater but an awsome helicopter. There is a two seater variant but kinda usless seeing the cannon doesn’t rotate. Maybe i’m just rambling on here but it’s nice to chat with people that share the same intrest and wants in an awsome game like BF.

  21. Blake
    July 23rd, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    I love how people think war work’s like ”do what ever you want dosent matter we are on the us side or china side we use whatever we want” No..stop thinking like that, If you want something look at the USMC or China not Russia or stupid things we dont use anymore.

  22. TheWhaleWacker
    July 23rd, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Yeah! Come on Dice! We want two seater jets! and we meaning like everyone. come on make like a harrier with a 50 Cal MG on the bottom or a guided missile system that the second seater can operate. like come on. because the F-35 isn’t that good with a front gun only. because you cant shoot below you when hovering you just tip forward till you hit something. with a two seater you can either be a infantry fighter or a drone orbiting the map with a guided missile. Come on Please.

  23. TheWhaleWacker
    July 23rd, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Also a jet that has a laser on the front that locks to any object then fires a missile or how about one like that but two seats Pilot (laser) Gunner (Missile). come on we are giving you great ideas. we know you cant amke them all come i life but at least say something.

  24. Dear fellow gamers
    July 24th, 2013 at 1:29 am

    Will you guys stop acting like know it alls already? Look dudes it’s a game, games make money. Devs like dice will only do stuff that’ll make the most possible amount of money. That being said, dice will only put in things people like a lot. These things you gamers think you know about the military aren’t a factor at all in what dice will put in their game, aka money maker. So instead of showing your “superior military intellect” why don’t you just simply discuss features of the video game that you like/dislike, that way you don’t sound like an arrogant child who thinks he knows everything.

  25. That guy
    July 25th, 2013 at 8:49 am

    They don’t make 2 seater jets anymore, except for trainers. The only way they could really do 2 seater jets would be in a recon role.

  26. Jack
    July 28th, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Hey but wait what will the chinese side have ? No jets for china ?

  27. mrcrayon49
    August 1st, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    i didnt read any of the comments before i posted this so idk if this was said already. i think the A-10 should have like an air strike mode where the ground troops can lazer sight a tank, truck, building, or peerson and the pilot can kill whatever is being pointed out and if the polit does kill it both pilot and spotter get thee points.

    • brandt607
      February 21st, 2014 at 10:09 am

      I thought it did that already, pretty sure I killed an APC that way.

  28. Sebastian
    August 4th, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    I hope with the new Commander mode when the Commander calls an
    airstrike, if there are any in the air, it will signal the closest jet to preform
    it. Or the commander could have the option for an AI to do it.

  29. Makram
    August 7th, 2013 at 5:35 am

    We want jas-gripen, that would have been something. AND SOME BIGGER PLANES, TRANSPORT PLANES PERHAPS

  30. BlackMambaGR
    August 17th, 2013 at 6:48 am

    I hope they will add a new fighter jet.Like the F-22 Raptor!!!It looks like the Chinese J-20 and it would be awesome to have it in the game to compete with it!Maybe they will add it in with a expansion!!

  31. Skin flik
    August 20th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    You can pretty much count the Su-35 and the FA-18 super hornet out of the picture. They will probably introduce the raptor judging by the two fifth gen fighters i saw in the new trailer. The F-35 is fifth gen but can’t keep up with the T-50 or the J-20. But the raptor is an airforce only bird and they’re not in the game. They’ll probably just stick with the F-35 for the games sake.

  32. Skin flik
    August 20th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    It also looks like bombers will make some kind of entrance into BF4. At the end of the”paracel storm”trailer, you can clearly see the shadow of a Tupolev Tu-16 badger flying over the jungle. You can also clearly see it on the”china rising”art cover at the end.

  33. cap_H
    August 25th, 2013 at 11:37 am

    the f-22 raptor is confirmed for the US faction!

  34. Antoine
    August 27th, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    f-15 E Strike eagle, Silent eagle, f-18 advanced super hornet?

  35. VTOL
    August 30th, 2013 at 7:49 am

    I’m glad that they are having the f35 in bf4 I kinda wanted the v22 osprey but this almost as cool.

    • Sir Chauncey Esq.
      October 10th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

      The 22 almost seemed like a no brainer for this one, hopefully an expansion pack option.

    September 18th, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    I think the Chinese will be getting the Nanchang Q-5 as a bomber according to the footage of the last trailer. I might be wrong on the model. Correct me if i am

    • Anonymous
      October 9th, 2013 at 7:24 am

      Your not, that was a Q-5 in the trailer.

  37. Von
    September 23rd, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    this would be fun i think because i play battlefieldplay4free for years now and my favorite thing to play is the planes like f-35… god job though… cant wait for my parents to buy this game… i think… keep up the good work Battlefield@

    • Priitney
      September 24th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

      I threatened my parents, they instantly bought BF4 for me.

  38. Tonezé
    September 28th, 2013 at 4:52 am

    where is the q-5 fantan?

  39. Sir Chauncey Esq.
    October 10th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Really would’ve been nice if they went all out and threw the “BONE” in for some strategic bombing action. And besides, it is quite possibly the best looking jet in the US inventory. Definetely digging the CBU and JDAM idea though, would absolutely set the game on fire! Still should be fun either way. Glad the Raptor will be in it, thought they might make it an upgrade for 3, oh well.

  40. Darth Chaos
    November 18th, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Are all of these in multiplayer??? Haven’t seen any gameplay footage since release and still waiting on Xbone.

  41. Ramtin
    December 17th, 2013 at 1:04 am

    Hi want to us the ac 130 how can I do it thanks

  42. Mikail
    December 26th, 2013 at 12:41 am

    i think they should introduce modern types such as f 16, f22, t-50. and let the pilot to be able to lock on and destroy targets both airborne and ground based. they should make it more than just fly around and shoot whatever comes in ur way.

  43. kaden
    February 13th, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    What if the jets are not showing up on any of the maps… Do I have to unlock jets somehow… On the map were u spawn it will show there are jets there but there will be no jets… Is this a glitch or something

  44. jDAMNED
    April 4th, 2014 at 4:06 am

    Dice , put a 2 seater jets like in bf2 but the gunner gets to fire jdam bombs plz put it in dragons teeth or final stand

  45. maen
    August 2nd, 2014 at 8:30 am

    which maps has aircraft jets on it , iam new to bf4 ps3 , thanks

  46. Andrea
    November 4th, 2015 at 2:53 am

    Why I can’t see and use the jets??

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