Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Edit
In Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare's multiplayer, players who achieve a five-kill streak (killing five enemy players consecutively without dying) are given the ability to call in an airstrike. Airstrikes cannot be called in while another airstrike is in progress, regardless if the Airstrike were called by their teammates or their enemies. Airstrikes will not damage or destroy helicopters. When the player calls in an airstrike, he/she must select the target area. The aircraft will fly in from the direction of the current spawn area of the players team and deploy explosives in a line, although the bombs will damage enemies outside the line of attack. In multiplayer airstrikes are delivered by three MiG-29 'Fulcrums' though in the SAS mission Heat, airstrikes are delivered by USMC AV-8 Harrier jump jets. Airstrikes are capable of penetrating thin material such as metal sheets and drywall. Airstrikes are also non-stackable; a player's airstrike option will be replaced by a helicopter support option if the player gets 2 more kills without dying and without using the airstrike option.
- In Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the airstrike was originally supposed to be awarded at a 7 kill streak.
- This killstreak was named "Precision Airstrike" in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and required six kills instead of five.
- If the announcers are talking when an airstrike is called in, the dialogue will cut off as soon as the ordnance hits the ground.