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An Airstrike or Precision Airstrike in some games is a killstreak in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Call of Duty Online. It also was a cut killsteak from Call of Duty: World at War.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Edit

CoD4 Killstreak Airstrike
Airstrike
Killstreak Reward
Kills

5

Kill icon

Airstrike kill icon

Acquisition sound
MW Killstreak JetStart
Activator weapon
console codename

airstrike_mp

 

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 was called by their teammates or their enemies. Airstrikes will not damage or destroy helicopters. When the player calls in an airstrike, they must select the target area. The aircraft will fly in from the direction of the current spawn area of the player's team and deploy explosives in a line, although the bombs will damage enemies outside the line of attack. Once dropped, it becomes exceptionally hard to survive the airstrike. The multiplayer airstrikes are delivered by three MiG-29 'Fulcrums' though in the SAS mission Heat, airstrikes are delivered by USMC AV-8B Harrier II 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 two more kills without dying and without using the airstrike option.

GalleryEdit

Call of Duty: World at WarEdit

ARCut The subject matter of this article was cut from the final version of a Call of Duty game.
Air Strike inventory icon WaW
Call of Duty: World at War
Killstreak Reward
 

The Air Strike is a cut kill streak from Call of Duty: World at War. Two HUD icons can be found in the game files, one for the inventory icon, and one for the kill icon. It is likely this was going to be the equivalent of Call of Duty 4's air strike instead of Artillery.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2Edit

PrecisionAirstrike icon
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Killstreak Reward
Kills

6

Inventory icon

Anim-precision-airstrike

Kill icon

Airstrike kill icon

Acquisition sound
MW Killstreak JetStart
Console codename

specialty_precision_airstrike

 

The Precision Airstrike allows the player to call in three F-15E Strike Eagles if playing as Task Force 141, Rangers, Navy SEALs, or MiG-29's if playing as the OpFor, Militia, or Spetsnaz, on a bombing run at the location of their choice.

Unlike the Airstrike in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the player also gets to choose which direction the jets come from. Bombs dropped by the Precision Airstrike are effective at taking out groups of players, especially near spawn points. It is also extremely effective to have a UAV in the air, as the player can locate large clusters of enemies in their strike on their own control point to kill attackers.

Inversely, players can also call one in on the enemy control point to soften defenses for a quick Shock and Awe style capture. This same strategy can be used when playing Demolition for protecting or softening up bomb sites that are outdoors.

Unlike some killstreaks, a hostile Precision Airstrike is not announced.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3Edit

Survival ModeEdit

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Cost (Survival Mode)

$2500

Unlocked at

Level 4

 

The Air Strike appears in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in Survival Mode. The player can buy the Air Strike from the Air Support Armory for $2500. The player must throw an Air Support Marker to mark the target for an AC-130 above.

MultiplayerEdit

MW3 Precision Airstrike
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Strike Package Reward
Points

6

 
"Aircraft is five seconds-out."
— Game announcer.
Airstrike Call In MW3
"Delta Airstrike on the way."
Overlord
Delta Airstrike MW3

Precision Airstrike is a six point (five with Hardline) Strike Chain reward, which is part of the Assault Strike Chain in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. It functions like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's Precision Airstrike.

It will not trail a numerous number of bombs behind. Rather, the circle indicator shows where the strike will hit. The directional indicator is only to allow the player to escape SAM Turrets and Trophy Systems in a known vicinity. The same spot will be hit multiple times over a space of five seconds, and the bombs will spread just slightly.

GalleryEdit

Call of Duty OnlineEdit

PrecisionAirstrike icon CoDO
Call of Duty Online
Killstreak Reward
Kills

6

Inventory icon

Airstrike CoDO

 
The Precision Airstrike returns in Call of Duty Online and functions the same as its Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 counterpart.

TriviaEdit

Call of Duty 4: Modern WarfareEdit

  • The airstrike was originally supposed to be awarded at a seven kill streak.
  • If the announcers are talking when an airstrike is called in, the dialogue will cut off as soon as the ordnance hits the ground.

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