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The Jet Fighter is a Fighter Aircraft used to combat other aircraft and ground units. It replaces the Fighter and becomes available at the Airbase, once a nation has developed Information Age and Military 7 (Selective Service). Like all aircraft it requires both Wealth and Oil to be created.
For operations from Aircraft Carriers, a different fighter aircraft is used: The Jet Fighter Bomber, which is more durable in comparison to the regular Jet Fighter, can act as bomber, and is also adept at attacking naval units. Other than these, it has similar stats as the land-based Jet Fighter. Developing Jet Fighters at an Airbase also upgrades the carrier-based aircraft.
Once a nation has developed the future technology Global Prosperity, Jet Fighters can be upgraded to Advanced Fighters.
Unique Units Edit
Four different unit models are used for the base Jet Fighter, based on real fighters. The difference is just a cosmetic one.
- F-16 'Fighting Falcon': A multirole jet fighter developed by US manufacturer General Dynamics and introduced in 1978. This model is used by the Americans, Koreans, Japanese, Greeks, French (RoN only), Spanish, Aztecs, Maya and Inca.
- Panavia Tornado: European multirole combat aircraft, jointly developed by the United Kingdom, West Germany and Italy and introduced in 1979. There are two color schemes in the game, with the regular woodland green one used by the Germans, British and Romans and the desert scheme used by the Nubians and Turks.
- MiG-29 'Fulcrum': Russian multirole fighter jet developed by manufacturer Mikoyan and introduced in 1983. There two color schemes for this aircraft in the game, with the green version used by the Russians, Mongols and Chinese and the desert version used by the Egyptians.
- Rafale: French omnirole fighter jet developed by Dassault and introduced in 2001. The French get this fighter in the Thrones and Patriots expansion.