The F-52, also known as the F-52-B is an advanced fighter aircraft in service of the United States of America and the Sentinel Task Force in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. It is equipped with afterburners for greater speed to outrun aircraft, as well as air brakes, which provide the fighter with additional maneuverability in tight corners or for avoiding enemy fire. Its primary armaments include a rotary cannon for machine gun fire and missiles capable of both air-to-air and air-to-ground action. The F-52’s weapon system automatically locks on to targets in the middle of the onboard HUD and effectively homes in on a selected target.
One of the fighter’s most unique features is the ability to double as a drop pod. Either for use in emergency situations or for covert insertion; the entire cockpit can be ejected from the body of the aircraft allowing the pilot to fly the drop pod into a landing zone, which would not traditionally suit an aircraft.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
The F-52 is featured prominently in the mission Throttle. In the first part of the mission, Sentinel Task Force operatives Mitchell, Gideon and Knox must traverse a series of canyons; destroying various Atlas ground emplacements and enemy aircraft in order to open a corridor for U.S. forces to begin their invasion of New Baghdad in an attempt to capture Atlas CEO, Jonathan Irons.
- Onboard the fighter aircraft, the lower left corner of the cockpit clearly identifies the aircraft as an F-52-B.