Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

So I do play BF3 (on PS3) a lot, I've racked up about 60 hours gameplay but every time I look at my vehicle stats I can see I have absolutely no points for the AA! I can't believe I've been playing so long and haven't even apparently been in this vehicle. So was just wondering where on earth I can find this Anti-Air?

share|improve this question
There's the mounted AA, which doesn't move, and the mobile AA, which people hoard. I don't know if mounted-AA kills count towards the mobile-AA's upgrades (or any upgrades, for that matter). – BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Mar 5 '12 at 17:38
Are you playing on PC or Console? – Emerica. Mar 5 '12 at 17:43
They do not count, but I've had more luck actually driving around the mobile AA killing infantry (once you get infra red unlock) – Brent Hacker Mar 5 '12 at 17:43
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Assuming you are on PS3 based on your Battle-Log the only two maps with mobile AA to my knowledge are:

  • Wake Island (Conquest (and Rush I think))
  • Noshaar Canals (Rush)

The small number of maps with available mobile AA is probably why you haven't seen it yet. It spawns far back in the base at each set of points in Noshaar and it spawns I believe at the airfield in the hangar on Wake Island Conquest.

share|improve this answer
-1 I don't have wake island, and I never play Rush, but I have been in a mobile-AA multiple times. – BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Mar 5 '12 at 18:08
Well considering you play on PC that doesn't matter lol. This is Console. PC has them on way more maps. And if you look at the OP battle-log you can see that his platform is PS3. – Emerica. Mar 5 '12 at 18:10
Oh, I didn't realize it was different for PC and PS3 (that's very odd, considering it's easier to fly with a controller than a keyboard/mouse; I'd think more AA would be necessary on console, if anything). I'll revoke my -1 :) – BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Mar 5 '12 at 18:15
Yeah, I think its a DICE fail. Firestorm and Caspian should have mobile AA. Also yeah I used a joystick to fly in BF2, the mouse just doesn't do it for me. – Emerica. Mar 5 '12 at 18:17

They are mainly on the large conquest maps that have air vehicles, and are very hard to get because people hoard them and hide in places with them. It all depends on what map you are on but they will only spawn at your main base not any of the checkpoints.

But generally if the map has flying vehicles it will also have AA's.

For example: enter image description here

share|improve this answer
Cool, where did you get this map? Are there a whole set of them? – igneosaur Mar 27 '12 at 11:01
I assume there is, I just google'd vehicle placement in battlefield 3. I'll look around to see if there is a set of them for ya. – Brent Hacker Mar 27 '12 at 14:50

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.