PC Gamers: What Fighter Jets Do You Want To See?

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#1 Edited by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

What's up glorious PC gamers (and console gamers who are lurking), 
 
Now that it's been confirmed that jets are in the game, let's talk about what fighter jet's we'd like to see.  I know BF2 didn't have that many, if I remember correctly I think it only had one or two.   I feel that BF3 should focus on more jets as a way to make up for lost time.  So here's a good list of Jets. 
 
USA Military 

  • F-16 Falcon - This is the base plane for the US Air Force, and other military branches.  It's what reinvented the way fighter jets work, so it's only fitting that this is the plane that new flyers should start off with.  It's a solid all-around-jet, that can help people learn how to use the basic mechanics.

  • F-18 Hornet - After the flyer gets some kills and does some objectives, this should be the next logical step as it's a faster plane and focuses more on fighter-to-fighter.  This is also the middle level plane as it requires far more skill compared to the F-16.

  • F-22 Raptor - Yo, this plane is invincible.  It has never been shot down, and is the world's most powerful plane, ever.  It's the hight of American power, and only the top 10% or so should be allowed to use this out of all the flyers.  Yo, this is the world's greatest plane and proof that the US Military is un-stopable.
 
EU/Russian Military 
  • Panavia Tornado - It's a solid jet fighter that is comparable to the same level F-16 pilot.  I don't know much else about it.

  • Eurofighter Typhoon - It's a decent plane.

  • Su-34 - Confirmed in the trailer, so it's in it.    

  • F-35 Lightning II - The only plane that the EU/Russians have that can try to compare with the F-22, it's a solid next-generation fighter jet.  I'm not a fan, and think the F-22 is better (which it is).  
 
Chinese Military - LOL THEY DON'T HAVE JETS THAT ARE COMPARABLE 
 
Anyways, that's my base 3 list...sorry about not having that many details about the EU/Russians.  Also, I don't know how the Chinese forces are going to have real planes as they will either be made up planes or older models from the EU.  :| 
 
NOW TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK DAMMIT! 
 

Suck It, Not A Single One Has Been Shot Down 
#2 Posted by SammydesinasNL (840 posts) -

Dude, F-16 is old. And the chinese do actually already have level 5 stealth fighters. 
 
Oh and obviously the A-10 should be in it.

#3 Posted by blueduck (964 posts) -

I think maybe people are putting to much emphasis on Jets and not on all vehicles. What I really don't to see is a small number of vehicles and then jets tacked on. 

#4 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@SammydesinasNL said:
" Dude, F-16 is old. And the chinese do actually already have level 5 stealth fighters.  "
F-16 is a solid level 1 plane, and it's still in service.  Also, seriously...name one Chinese Fighter Jet that could compare to the F-22 and F-35.
#5 Posted by Rockanomics (1150 posts) -

Um... Fast ones? With explosives! And big guns that go bratatatat! 
 
 Actually for reals I'd like to see an A-10 Warthog, mostly for it's 30mm cannon, 
 
which goes BRRWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

#6 Posted by Jimbo (9814 posts) -

Has the Raptor actually been used for anything dangerous at all, anywhere?  Have a lot of Typhoons been shot down?

#7 Edited by SammydesinasNL (840 posts) -

It's fugly, but I'm sure Dice picked up on it if they did some research (although they might just end up giving them MiG's) 
   
  
#8 Edited by Nomin (977 posts) -

The Chinese have the J-20 aircraft. 

#9 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@Nomin said:
" The Chinese have the J-20 aircraft.  "
...which hasn't been proven and is pure national propaganda at the moment.  All this talk about them being able to jam and out-stealth the F-22 is bullshit, as no one outside top officials in the US Military know how it works.  F-22 is the only US Military equipment that has a flat out ban on materials with exports.
#10 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

BF2 had J10's for china, 2 for mec (cant remember the names) and 2 for US  (F-15 and.. something) 
 
 
anyway, i dont know shit about jets, so this thread is awesome !

#11 Posted by Meteora (5787 posts) -

The F-22 Raptor has only been introduced into its life service since 2005, therefore the "never shot down before" remark is irrelevant. Now, if you want impressive records, it is the F-15 Eagle, which has never been shot down in a dogfight
 
The Chinese Air Force recently has flown the Chengdu J-20. The specs are a bit mystified. The technology is probably 10-15 years behind the F-22 Raptor when it comes to stealth, but China can probably manufacture these planes at half the cost.
 
As for what I want to see in the game, who could forget the A-10 Thunderbolt II? That plane is literally a flying tank. You may as well throw in the Sukhoi Su-27.

#12 Posted by Enigma777 (6073 posts) -

The hovering one that the Gubernator piloted in True Lies

#13 Posted by Nomin (977 posts) -
@KaosAngel: Yes, I agree that its performance would not reach that of the F-22, but it would be fun to see it fly around for the sake of diversity, though. So no love for some prototypical fighter designs?
 
As you already can see, I also am rather lacking in the current lineup of the latest fighter jet tech, but wasn't the next Sukhoi fighter supposed to be ready by 2010? 
#14 Posted by heatDrive88 (2339 posts) -

You all suck SOOOOO BAD for not mentioning an F-14 Tomcat so we can live out our dreams of pretending to be Maverick in Top Gun while screaming HIGHWAY TO THE DANGER ZONE at the top of our lungs and then going out later to play a totally-not-gay shirtless game of beach volleyball in jeans and aviators.
 
Fuck you guys. Fuck you guys HARD.

#15 Edited by Jimbo (9814 posts) -

 Also that totally isn't a Eurofighter in the trailer - what is wrong with you?  My money says an SU30 MKI*, but definitely a Sukhoi of some type.
 
*edit: mostly because I think fictional India vs. Pakistan would be an awesome conflict to use.

#16 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@Jimbo: Yeah, my bad.  I didn't noticed the back wings, and just saw the front wing slits at the front.  Damn, now I gotta hunt around which one this is. 
 

#17 Posted by SammydesinasNL (840 posts) -

@Meteora said:

"You may as well throw in the Sukhoi Su-27. "


 

 

Congratulations. Definitely in there (although the su-34 is a bit wider me thinks).

#18 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@SammydesinasNL: @Jimbo: Well that clears up that mystery!  :D
#19 Edited by glorious_leader (107 posts) -

Sukhoi Su-27, please.  That's all I need to be happy.

#20 Posted by SammydesinasNL (840 posts) -
@KaosAngel:
Now I just hope it's actually flyable and doesn't just do fly-by's BC2 style.
#21 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@SammydesinasNL: It shall be!  DICE won't fuck up.  They already are shaping to have the same impact as BF2.  
#22 Posted by Nasar7 (2687 posts) -

F-35b k thx.

#23 Posted by Meteora (5787 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" @SammydesinasNL: It shall be!  DICE won't fuck up.  They already are shaping to have the same impact as BF2.   "
I remember BF2 was buggy as hell when it first launched. Hopefully that's not the case.
#24 Posted by PenguinDust (12522 posts) -

The F-35 Lightning II from Lockheed Martin a.k.a. the Joint Strike Fighter.  I'd want the Marine's V-TOL version.  
  

#25 Posted by ShaneDev (1696 posts) -

I think this Sukhoi Su-47 looks great not sure what its like as an actual fighter jet though but it doesn't matter in game anyway. 
 
Does the F22 actually fly any combat missions and isn't there only a few of them and their mad expensive. 
#26 Posted by SammydesinasNL (840 posts) -

I'm just afraid they're rushing it. People are all exclaiming '6 years in the making!' on youtube, but I first heard of it a bit before BC2. I just hope they put a lot of content in it and manage too make it run well on consoles (allthough my computer should be working by the time it comes out). Pc gamers already bitched about BC2 on pc, but the insane amount of fog and fps lock on consoles (well xbox anyway) don't help either.
#27 Posted by No0b0rAmA (1490 posts) -

I honestly would love to see SU-34s

#28 Posted by NoCookiesForYou (761 posts) -
Highway to the danger zone...
 
Don't know much about fighter planes, but Raptor would be pretty badass.
You guys used joysticks for flying or just mouse & keys?
#29 Posted by s7evn (1072 posts) -

A-10 would make me happy. Fly by ground units with that front cannon blasting, it would be the most amazing thing to rack up 5+ kills in one cannon sweep. I think if the maps allow there should 1 bomber per team or something (B-2 or something). I would like the F-14 over the F-18 if they have the F-22 (so much more iconic). Yeah, those are my wishes for the American jets.

#30 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@ShaneDev said:
"  Does the F22 actually fly any combat missions and isn't there only a few of them and their mad expensive.  "
...more than likely secret missions that we don't know about.  The F-22 is like the SEALS of aircrafts.   
 
@Verb4tim said:
" You guys used joysticks for flying or just mouse & keys? "
Yo guy, if you're serious about being a pilot on BF3...invest in a stick.
#31 Posted by PenguinDust (12522 posts) -
@ShaneDev said:
" Does the F22 actually fly any combat missions and isn't there only a few of them and their mad expensive.  "
I don't know about combat missions.  I assume they must drop bombs or missiles in Afghanistan occasionally.  According to Wikipedia there are 187 in service and they cost S150 million each which about S20 million more than the F-35 which the US government is buying close to 2500 of. 
#32 Posted by NoCookiesForYou (761 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
@Verb4tim said:
" You guys used joysticks for flying or just mouse & keys? "
Yo guy, if you're serious about being a pilot on BF3...invest in a stick. "
I do have sweet CH Combatstick & Throttle, but never was too keen on flying in BF2.
#33 Posted by ShaneDev (1696 posts) -
@PenguinDust: I remember hearing that people in the US military where complaining that the whole replacement of fighters was pointless since the old fighters where hardly used and could do the same job against targets which cant shoot back anyway. They saw it was a massive waste of money, I think it might have been a Discovery program or something I saw it on. 
 
@KaosAngel: Or maybe they just dont do anything like most military equipment.
#34 Posted by s7evn (1072 posts) -
@Verb4tim said:
" Highway to the danger zone...  Don't know much about fighter planes, but Raptor would be pretty badass. You guys used joysticks for flying or just mouse & keys? "
Joystick is a necessity for Jets, mouse and keyboard work well for helicopters.
#35 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@Rockanomics said:
" Um... Fast ones? With explosives! And big guns that go bratatatat!   Actually for reals I'd like to see an A-10 Warthog, mostly for it's 30mm cannon,  which goes BRRWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! "
damn awesome post ! 
 
 
@Jimbo: @KaosAngel:  just why is it that you know so much about jets ? who cares about military jets ? (in real life) 
 
 
@SammydesinasNL said:
"

@Meteora said:

"You may as well throw in the Sukhoi Su-27. "


 

Congratulations. Definitely in there (although the su-34 is a bit wider me thinks).

"
that looks so awwwwwwwwwwwwwwesome !! like the capture of ghosts on tape or something !
#36 Posted by SomeJerk (3251 posts) -

The newbie planes should be JAS Gripen.
 
/In-joke for all the Swedes with a good memory or age

#37 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
"
@Verb4tim said:
" You guys used joysticks for flying or just mouse & keys? "
Yo guy, if you're serious about being a pilot on BF3...invest in a stick. "
u really think so? i was rocking the K+MB in BF2 and they handled fine.. 
what if i buy a joystick and it doesnt grow on meh ? does that happen often ?
#38 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

Why must you attempt to alienate the console gamers? That's completely unnecessary and also retarded. Anyway, I'd like to see some F-18s.

#39 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
" u really think so? i was rocking the K+MB in BF2 and they handled fine.. what if i buy a joystick and it doesnt grow on meh ? does that happen often ? "
You could pilot planes in BF2 with WASD and it didn't bother you?  I tried it once for fun and I was just looking blank.  Sticks aren't that expensive either!  Even an old school sidewinder will be alright.
#40 Posted by davidwitten22 (1708 posts) -

I'm a console gamer and I want to see MIGs, or something. If you don't like that, go fuck yourself.

#41 Posted by AlexW00d (6275 posts) -
@KaosAngel: Eh? The F35 is the jet that is replacing both the F16 and the F22 in the USAF.
#42 Posted by DukeTogo (1504 posts) -
If you want planes go play HAWX, the only aircraft in BF worth a damn are choppers and UAVs.
#43 Posted by Hero_Swe (1148 posts) -

"
  • F-22 Raptor - Yo, this plane is invincible.  It has never been shot down, and is the world's most powerful plane, ever.  It's the hight of American power, and only the top 10% or so should be allowed to use this out of all the flyers.  Yo, this is the world's greatest plane and proof that the US Military is un-stopable. "

    PAHAHAHAHAHHahhahahahahaahhhhhhhh...

    ahh man, KaosAngel my man. You never cease to make me laugh with your american ignorance. Never stop bro, never stop.
  • #44 Posted by Meteora (5787 posts) -
    @AlexW00d said:
    " @KaosAngel: Eh? The F35 is the jet that is replacing both the F16 and the F22 in the USAF. "
    As far as I'm aware of it, this shouldn't be true, since the F-22 is a stealth fighter but the F-35 is a multi-role fighter. The USAF likes to have specialized aircraft, as each has their own characteristics, utilities and strengths. 
     
    Not sure if the F-35 will be used as a air superiority fighter, however.
    #45 Edited by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
    @KaosAngel said:

    " @Ahmad_Metallic said:

    " u really think so? i was rocking the K+MB in BF2 and they handled fine.. what if i buy a joystick and it doesnt grow on meh ? does that happen often ? "
    You could pilot planes in BF2 with WASD and it didn't bother you?  I tried it once for fun and I was just looking blank.  Sticks aren't that expensive either!  Even an old school sidewinder will be alright. "
    yup almost 3 years of flying planes on WASD and mouse.. i remember pushing the mouse all the way to the end of the desk or even going over it's end like an idiot but that only happened during sick ass maneuvers (: 
    fine i'll buy a joystick !  i give my heart to battlefield
    #46 Posted by AlexW00d (6275 posts) -
    @Meteora said:
    " @AlexW00d said:
    " @KaosAngel: Eh? The F35 is the jet that is replacing both the F16 and the F22 in the USAF. "
    As far as I'm aware of it, this shouldn't be true, since the F-22 is a stealth fighter but the F-35 is a multi-role fighter. The USAF likes to have specialized aircraft, as each has their own characteristics, utilities and strengths.  Not sure if the F-35 will be used as a air superiority fighter, however. "
    You know, that is probably more than likely correct. I coulda swore i'd read that it was replacing both, but it really wouldn't make sense if they did.
    #47 Posted by DrJota (700 posts) -

    Can't mention jets without MIGs on the Soviet side and the old Japanese Zero Fighters.Of course,if this is a modern day battlefield,then that's a different story...

    #48 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
    @DukeTogo said:
    " If you want planes go play HAWX, the only aircraft in BF worth a damn are choppers and UAVs. "
    go watch a jet video of BF2 on youtube, then come back and apologize in your post (: 
    its ok, ignorance is a tolerable human flaw ^^
    #49 Posted by Skald (4367 posts) -

    Dude, the Su-34 is the best. It actually has a small kitchen and bathroom in the back. That's technology you can't beat.

    #50 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
    @Hero_Swe: It's not American ignorance.  >.>  Name one other fighter than can out-class the F-22 that isn't in concept right now.

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