After completing the fourth single-player campaign, the player is able to unlock the MiG-21 and F-104C Starfighter without the need of MRP, while the F-22A Raptor
In addition to the basic missiles for both air-to-air and air-to-ground warfare, each aircraft has a unique weapon
A plane’s ability to conduct air-to-air or ground strikes is boosted by the deployment of special armaments
Each player has eight upgrades at their disposal at any given moment, and many upgrades can only be used in multi-player scenarios due to weight restrictions (such as the number of simultaneous relevant airframe parts).
Clouds interfere with aircraft for the first time in the series, obstructing the player’s vision and targeting systems as well as making laser guns
Flares, which can be used to avoid missiles in an emergency, are also carried by each aircraft.