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A Stinger emplacement in real life.

The FIM-92 Stinger is a man-portable infrared homing anti-aircraft missile system produced by Raytheon Missile Systems. It has a range of 4,800 meters (15,700 ft) and can hit aircraft at altitudes up to 3,800 m (12,500 ft). It has been in service since 1981 and remains in use with the United States Armed Forces and with 30 other countries.

It has been featured as a stationary anti-air emplacement in Battlefield 2, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, Battlefield Play4Free and as a portable weapon in Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4.

Battlefield 2Edit

The Stinger is featured in Battlefield 2 as a stationary anti-aircraft site with two missiles that lock on and track enemy aircraft.

It is used by two factions, the United States Marine Corps and the European Union. It is capable of firing two missiles at a time, with an unlimited amount of reloads. Although the missiles can quickly take down an enemy aircraft, they are extremely weak against armor; around twelve missiles are needed to destroy a tank. It performs on par with the IGLA, and any differences between the two are purely cosmetic.

Battlefield 2: Modern CombatEdit

The Stinger is featured in Battlefield 2: Modern Combat as a stationary anti-aircraft site with two missiles that lock on and track enemy aircraft.

Missiles are fired one at a time after a brief lock-on period during which the trigger must be held and the crosshair fixed on the target, with a total of 500 available missiles (although it is impossible to use all of them in a standard 20-minute round). The missiles can quickly take down an enemy helicopter with ease. It is possible, though difficult, for helicopters to avoid being destroyed by these missiles with evasive maneuvers, causing the missile to crash into the ground or a building. It cannot be used against ground targets.

Battlefield Play4FreeEdit

Vehicle health


Main weapon

Stinger missile

Main weapon damage


Main weapon reload time

about 5 seconds

Main weapon fire mode


Main weapon ammuntion per reload

2 missiles


United States Marine Corps

In Battlefield Play4Free, the Stinger is featured on Oman. It performs identically to the Russian IGLA. It can shoot two missiles before reloading and is incredibly effective against enemy aircraft and helicopters after locking on to their infrared signature. If an enemy deploys flares, the missiles will try to follow after them and will miss their original target.

The Stinger can even, to an extent, be used against ground targets such as tanks and infantry. However, it is very inaccurate unless locked on to aircraft and it is likely the user will miss their target as the missile starts to curve upward over time after fired. There is a glitch, where a teammate shoots at another teammate, this causes the other teammate to be launched into the air.

Battlefield 3Edit

FIM-92 Stinger
FIM-92 Stinger
Unlocked at

3,000 Engineer score

Ammunition capacity

1 rocket

Starting ammunition

3 + 1 rockets (MP)

Maximum ammunition

3 + 1 rockets (SP)
5 + 1 rockets (MP)

Reload time

4 seconds

Fire mode


Special feature(s)

Guided anti-air weapon


Flag of the United States United States Marine Corps


BF3 Engineer Icon Engineer

Source of statistics

Inventory slot

Gadget 1

"The FIM-92 Stinger is a man portable infrared homing surface-to-air missile (SAM). The Stinger is capable of locking on and engaging a large variety of craft, from small UAVs up to low flying helicopters and jets. The Stinger requires a locked target in order to fire."
— Battlelog description

The FIM-92 Stinger makes another appearance in Battlefield 3 as a man-portable weapon, so it can be fired from passenger seats of vehicles.


The FIM-92 Stinger is available in the mission Rock and a Hard Place, where the player is required to down an attacking Su-25TM using a Stinger launcher located nearby.


The FIM-92 Stinger is unlocked for the USMC Engineers at 3,000 Engineer score, along with the SA-18 IGLA used by the Russian Ground Forces. As a guided missile launcher, the Stinger can be hindered by flares or other countermeasures, however it currently ignores the Below Radar specialization. It requires clear line-of-sight in order to acquire a weapon lock on enemy aircraft. It is very effective as an anti air weapon, disabling most air vehicles in one shot. 



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Battlefield 4Edit

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FIM-92 Stinger
Bf4 fim92 stinger
Ammunition capacity

1 rocket

Starting ammunition

4 + 1 rockets

Maximum ammunition

6 + 1 rockets
(MP, with ROCKETS specialization)


300 meters

Fire mode


Special feature(s)

Guided anti-air weapon


BF4 Engineer Icon Engineer

Dog Tags

BF4 FIM-92 Stinger Master Dog Tag

Inventory slot


"Fire and Forget Anti-Air missile capable of Mobility Kills on most aircraft at short range. STINGER missiles will guide themselves to the target after launch."
— Battlelog description

The FIM-92 Stinger is an anti-air missile launcher featured in Battlefield 4.

Like in Battlefield 3, it is a fire-and-forget launcher, meaning it does not require a constant lock-on like the SA-18 IGLA does. However, unlike the SA-18 IGLA, the Stinger's rockets are easier to evade with and without countermeasures.

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