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BFBC2 Vehicle Guide – Aircraft

This is the second and final vehicle guide for Battlefield Bad Company 2 and it’s all about those flying things in the sky, so everybody GET TO THE CHOPPA!

Aircraft Types

Attack Helicopters:  AH64 Apache and MI-28 Havoc. These helicopters have two seats; one for the pilot, the other for the gunner. The pilot has access to anti-tank missiles and the gunner can fire a single 30mm chain gun placed underneath the helicopter. These vehicles are designed for offensive purposes such as destroying tanks and taking out gun emplacements.

Support Helicopters: MI-24 Hind and UH60 Blackhawk. The Blackhawk has a crew of 5, with two M134 Mini guns and open sides to allow the two other passengers to shoot out of.  The Hind has a crew of 4 with one gunner controlling an under-belly chain gun and the other two firing out of open sides. However in both the pilot has no weapons himself. They are both designed to take out infantry while providing covering fire to your team-mates and are not as suited to the anti-vehicle role as the attack helicopters. They may also be used for troop transport.

The UAV: The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle is a mini-helicopter with the ability to call in hell fire missiles and fire a machine gun. It’s extremely useful for taking out snipers and damaging tanks.

Note: To fire the machine gun on the UAV, you must have the Alt Weapon vehicle mod.

10 Top Tips

  1. (Helicopters) Always, always make sure you have at least one extra crew member before taking off, otherwise you will be nowhere near as useful as you would having a gunner, especially on support helicopters which don’t have any weapons the pilot can use.
  2. (All) Make sure you know how to fly before taking off as the pilot of a full Blackhawk, just to slam it into the side of a house. Start off with the UAV, then try the support helicopters (as long as there are not too many lives at stake), then finally try your hand at attack helicopters.
  3. (All) Only stay still in the air for a few seconds maximum. Stopping in mid-air can give your gunners vital stability in order to get kills but leaves you vulnerable to tracer darts, RPGs, tanks and even snipers.
  4. (All) Use the 3rd person view to maneuver better, press up on the PS3 and 360 to do this. It will allow you to better take in your altitude and surroundings as well as letting you pull off some awesome (and probably life saving) maneuvers.
  5. (Helicopters) Make sure you have at least one engineer on board. This means that if you are taking damage you can fly to a remote location, land and repair yourself quickly.
  6. (Support helicopters) Make sure you fly more slowly and steady in order to allow you gunner to get kills. It’s no use circling around a base as your gunners will have no hope of getting kills. Instead go on attack runs. Fly through or to the side of the base in a straight line and at a steady altitude meaning your gunners won’t have to constantly adjust to make up for descending and ascending helicopter.
  7. (Attack helicopters) Go for vehicles, don’t bother with infantry, always prioritize vehicles, they are the ones you will get the most point for destroying as well as the ones most likely to kill you.
  8. (UAV) Your main role is anti-infantry and the UAV  is a great at taking out snipers. All you gotta do is find your target and nail them with your machine gun before they know what hit ’em.
  9. (Helicopters) Equip the flare specialisation (Smoke Countermeasures Package) cancelling any tracer dart lock-ons when fired, very useful.
  10. (All) If you face an enemy chopper the first thing you should do it get above it, not only will it restrict your enemies’ view of you but will also allow your gunner(s) to blow the chopper out of the sky far more easily. With a UAV just use your machine to take the helicopter out and hope it doesn’t go over and take the station out itself.

Well that’s been the BFBC2 aircraft guide, hoped you enjoyed.

  1. March 23, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Top tip from sasbenjr’s vid ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b926D15ckOg ) is to fly counter-clockwise to make it more difficult to get sniped while allowing your gunner to have a better chance at hitting ground targets.

    Great guides – enjoyed reading them 🙂

  2. TheStonedSheep
    March 25, 2010 at 12:50 am

    Thanks a lot for your comment, I decided not to include circle strafing as it is very difficult to do but thanks anyway!

  3. tacob3nd3r
    March 29, 2010 at 10:42 am


    Your guides are most excellent! Great tips. Wish I could team up with those that follow similar tactics during online play! Very frustrating!!

  4. TheStonedSheep
    March 29, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Thank you very much. Subscribe to keep a look out for more guides!

  1. March 24, 2010 at 2:55 pm
  2. March 25, 2010 at 9:21 am

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