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Battlefield 3[edit | edit source]

"Air-burst missiles are added which will explode over ground for maximum effect against infantry."

— Battlelog Description

Air-Burst Missiles are available for use by Mobile Artillery vehicles, unlocked via the Rocket Specialist assignment. The secondary armament is swapped out for two air-burst missiles, with a reload time of five seconds. The missiles otherwise have the same properties as the standard rockets, but have no splash indicator. They have a 4-5 meters of radius mortal area, which instantly kills everyone in the area. They possess a bigger explosion than the standard rockets.

As implied by the Battlelog description, these missiles are less effective against armor or structures. A quirk of the weapon—due to game design—is that it must actually impact a surface, after which an airburst will occur slightly behind.

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