The Airbase is a military structure, where Aircraft are built, upgraded and also operated from. The Airbase becomes available in the Industrial Age and, being a military structure, it can be built anywhere within friendly (own or allied) borders.
The Airbase can built three types of aircraft:
- Fighter Aircraft (hotkey: F), effective against most units (especially against tanks,artillery) weak against buildings
- Bomber Aircraft (hotkey: B), bombardment unit used to bomb Structures and Cities
- Helicopters (hotkey: H), detector unit used to locate and eliminate hidden units
Unlike most units, Bombers and Fighters can only operate from their assigned airbase and, like Missile Silos, Airbases also show radius on the Minimap, showing the ranges that Fighters and Bombers may cover before returning to refuel. Its possible to recall selected aircraft (hotkey: Y) back to airbase. Aircraft can be also transfered from one airbase to another (hotkey: T). Repeat orders can be turned off (hotkey: E).