|Age of Darkness||The Vietnam War|
Attack aircraft consist of all manner of aircraft which are geared primarily towards providing tactica support for ground units. Normally, fighter aircraft can target land units and so do bombers too, but their ability to damage ground targets is limited — fighters are worthless against buildings, while heavy bombers have an attack penalty versus units.
So as a result, attack aircraft are useful in defending against enemy units. They are the best units to be used to target units, especially mobile AA units and tanks, and come in two variations:
Unique attack aircraft unitsEdit
Light bombers are in contrast to heavy fighters, where their specialty is not in attacking land-based units such as infantry, but specialise in hunting big targets. So while they can not bust up infantry as well as fighters and heavy fighters, they can deal decent damage against buildings, but perform well when used against enemy vehicles and shipping. It goes without saying that they can be used as tank hunters in a pinch, like heavy fighters.