Rocket Pods are launchers containing large amounts of unguided rockets used by attack aircraft. While all rocket statistics are the same, in actuality several different kinds of pods and rockets are used. The US forces use 70mm FFARs in the seven-shot LAU-131 (Jets) or the 19-shot LAU-130 (Helicopters), while the Russians use 80mm S-8 Rockets in the B-8M1 20-shot pod on all vehicles.
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FFAR Rocket Pods (Folding-Fin Aerial Rocket) is a vehicle specialization available in Battlefield 3 for jets only*. When equipped, it adds unguided rocket pods that contain 14 rockets per salvo that are effective against armor and buildings. A well aimed pass with rockets blazing usually results in a disabled MBT or IFV/AA. Rocket pods offer a balance between anti-air and anti-ground weaponry: while its strength lies in neither, it can be very versatile, especially when both types of enemy vehicles are present. However, it is less efficient on fast-moving targets (Jeeps and other Jets). Skilled pilots well-versed in leading any specific target will have no trouble taking down even the fastest vehicles, but against other flying vehicles, the best option is nearly always the main cannon. The rockets do not reload automatically when you fire less than 14 shots, so make sure you reload manually to ensure you have enough firepower when a fight arises. By default, the rockets are guided, with similar stats to helicopter guided rockets.
*The attack helicopter uses rocket pods, however they are the default and permanent weapon, and cannot be changed.
Light AA, featured in End Game also have rocket pods as an alternative weapon
Rocket Pods use a special symbol that moves around. This appears as the capital I. That symbol designates the area where the rockets will hit. People tend to use it as a spray-and-pray weapon. However it is more accurate when used by expert pilots. Expert pilots know that in between the 'I' symbol and the dot in middle of the HUD is the point where the rockets hit. Lay this symbol on your targets, and unleash devastation on them.