Since release aircraft have been the favored vehicles with devastating weapons and beyond superior mobility and survivability, much in thanks to the devs for some reason decided that G2A weapons should primarily NOT be used to kill aircraft but gently force them to go somewhere else. Aka, G2A weapons are a deterrent to air, not a counter. The above is not even up to debate since its been confirmed by devs that this is the case since long ago, even if the sub-par performance of all G2A weapons werent proof enough. The reason im even bothering to bring this up again is the next 'big' update with the Colossus tank, in the history of PS2 the devs are introducing a tank with a dedicated G2A weapon that will feature high damage and decent velocity(I guess the Prowler with its siege function also used to have this.. but that quickly got 'fixed') which goes against the previous design philosophy of G2A weapons mainly being used as a deterrent. They could have designed it in a similar way to the Skyguard where it does a lot of visual and audio spectacle but in reality only nibbles on anything its shooting at to force it away but they did not, instead of using Colossus tanks as a "dont come here Bastion!" they decided to make them actual Bastion killers. So as a self admitted "shake my fist against aircraft"-player, I thought perhaps now is a good time to take this discussion again, why not introduce a very similar weapon that the Colossus tank has against aircraft(because it WILL be used against other normal aircraft) and give it to the Lightning? A high accuracy railgun that actually deals decent damage against aircraft, a weapon designed to kill them instead of being a deterrent. I would be happy even if its similar to the Lancer and you have to charge it up for 3 seconds or even longer before shooting just to make it a sub-par AV weapon against other tanks, as long as it is lethal against aircraft. If ESF can have Hornet missiles that basically have twice the DPS of Lightning/MBT turrets then why not have a high damage G2A weapon? Im tired of aircraft and pilots being handled with the soft velvet gloves while everyone else gets the harsh reality of weapons designed to kill them.