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Bomber aircraft are air units which are armed primarily with bombs, and are meant to serve in air-to-ground roles. Generally,

  • Strategic bombers carry heavy payloads of bombs. They are not accurate, but can be called upon for heavy duty carpet bombing runs on enemy infrastructure. Strategic bombers are quite slow and carry more fuel, but are more vulnerable to anti-aircraft fire and fighters.
  • Attack bombers are cheaper, but while they do not deal as much damage as heavy bombers, they have greater speed and accuracy as regards to their ordnance. Light bombers are useful for attacking enemy units, especially enemy heavy shipping, and like fighter aircraft can be used to spot hidden units.
  • The LOS of heavy bombers from [4] onwards increases with each level of Science undertaken. For all factions the default amont is +1,but German aircraft get a +3 LOS bonus, while British aircraft get an additional +1 LOS for every level of Science researched.
  • The number of bombs dropped by bombers is dependent on the techs used to produce them, and can range from a minimum of two to a grand total of 10.

Strategic bombersEdit

Industrial EraEdit

  • Caudron R-11

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Caudron R-11

Biplane bomber
  • Heavy bomber, ideal for attacking buildings but is weak especially against dedicated fighter units.
  • Strong against: buildings
  • Weak against: all anti-air units (especially fighters and dedicated AA batteries) and buildings
Prereq: Build time HP LOS Attack Attack speed Move
speed
Free Medium Low Far Strong Medium Slow
Cost Created from Armour Weapon range Specialty
Base Ramp Pop

Holz: 110
Ol: 90

Ol: 3
Metall: 2
3

Flughof

Light Melee Highly effective if used in en masse bombardments of cities.

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  • Caproni Ca5

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Caproni Ca5

Ca5 bomber
  • Heavy bomber, ideal for attacking buildings but is weak especially against dedicated fighter units.
  • Strong against: buildings
  • Weak against: all anti-air units (especially fighters and dedicated AA batteries) and buildings
Prereq: Build time HP LOS Attack Attack speed Move
speed
Free Medium Low Far Strong Medium Slow
Cost Created from Armour Weapon range Specialty
Base Ramp Pop

Holz: 110
Ol: 90

Ol: 3
Metall: 2
2

Flughof

Light Melee Highly effective if used in en masse bombardments of cities.

Italia

  • Gotha G-III

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Gotha G-III

G4
  • Heavy bomber, ideal for attacking buildings but is weak especially against dedicated fighter units.
  • Strong against: buildings
  • Weak against: all anti-air units (especially fighters and dedicated AA batteries) and buildings
Prereq: Build time HP LOS Attack Attack speed Move
speed
Free Medium Low Far Strong Medium Slow
Cost Created from Armour Weapon range Specialty
Base Ramp Pop

Holz: 110
Ol: 90

Ol: 3
Metall: 2
3

Flughof

Light Melee Highly effective if used in en masse bombardments of cities.

Deutschland

  • Airco DH 10

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Airco DH 10

Dh10 bomber
  • Heavy bomber, ideal for attacking buildings but is weak especially against dedicated fighter units.
  • Strong against: buildings
  • Weak against: all anti-air units (especially fighters and dedicated AA batteries) and buildings
Prereq: Build time HP LOS Attack Attack speed Move
speed
Free Medium Low Extensive Strong Medium Slow
Cost Created from Armour Weapon range Specialty
Base Ramp Pop

Holz: 110
Ol: 90

Ol: 3
Metall: 2
3

Flughof

Light Melee Highly effective if used in en masse bombardments of cities.

Uk Hind

Interbellum EraEdit

  • DB-3
  • Heyford biplane
  • Caproni CA.133
  • Ki-20
  • Heinkel HE 111
  • IL-4
  • Wellington

MechanisationEdit

  • MB-120

MB-120

Mb120

Upgrade of Caudron R11 Heavy bomber. Tougher, faster, and carries more ammo.

  • Strong against: buildings, large units
  • Weak against: all anti-air units (especially fighters and dedicated AA batteries) and buildings
Prereq: Build time HP LOS Attack Attack speed Move
speed
Free Medium Low Far Strong Medium Slow
Cost Created from Armour Weapon range Specialty
Base Ramp Pop

Holz: 70
Ol: 40

Ol: 3
Metall: 1
2

Flughof

Light Rather low Anti-ground attack, devastating if used against tanks.

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B-23 Dragon

Mb120

American unique heavy bomber. Upgrade of Caudron R11. Is built faster and is slightly more accurate than MB-120.

  • Strong against: buildings, large units
  • Weak against: all anti-air units (especially fighters and dedicated AA batteries) and buildings
Prereq: Build time HP LOS Attack Attack speed Move
speed
Free Medium Low Far Strong Medium Slow
Cost Created from Armour Weapon range Specialty
Base Ramp Pop

Holz: 70
Ol: 40

Ol: 3
Metall: 1
2

Flughof

Light Rather low Anti-ground attack, devastating if used against tanks.

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  • Heinkel HE 177
  • Breguet 693^
  • Ki-21

Electronics EraEdit

  • Avro Lancaster
  • Savoia-Marchetti
  • Bloch
  • Yer-2

Synthetics EraEdit

  • B17 Flying Fortress

B-17 "Flying Fortress"

B1`7

American unique heavy bomber. Upgrade of B-23 Dragon. Has greater durability and weapon accuracy.

  • Strong against: buildings, large units
  • Weak against: all anti-air units (especially fighters and dedicated AA batteries) and buildings
Prereq: Build time HP LOS Attack Attack speed Move
speed
Free Medium Low Far Strong Medium Slow
Cost Created from Armour Weapon range Specialty
Base Ramp Pop

Holz: 70
Ol: 40

Ol: 3
Metall: 1
2

Flughof

Light Rather low
  • 900 Fuel air Fuel

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Atomic PowerEdit

G10N Fuji
Icon P-25

Biplane bomber p25

Clearly, the best bomber ever, being faster, more reliable and more powerful than American B-17 Flying Fortress. But at what cost?.

  • Strong against: buildings
  • Weak against: modern jet aircraft, dedicated AA.
Prereq: Build time HP LOS Attack Attack speed Move
speed
Free Slow Medium Far Strong Slow Slow
Cost Created from Armour Weapon range Specialty
Base Ramp Pop

Holz: 70
Ol: 40

Ol: 3
Metall: 1
2

Flughof

Medium Rather low
  • 1,200 Fuel air Fuel (!)
  • Faster, tougher and stronger than B-17 Flying Fortress.
  • Defensive penalty versus Ohka Suicide Jet, Me262, Gloster Meteor.

Japan

Attack bombersEdit

See here.

Special attack aircraftEdit

While not considered as normal aircraft, special attack aircraft are a genus of unit that is consumed upon instantly attacking. These can range from suicide attack aircraft as used by Japan, all the way to the terrifying V-1.

  • Ohka suicide jet
  • V-1

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