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The Jet Fighter is an Information Era air fighter unit in Civilization VI. It upgrades from the Fighter (or its replacements) and requires Aluminum Aluminum.

In the Gathering Storm expansion, the Jet Fighter requires 1 Aluminum Aluminum to train and 1 Aluminum Aluminum per turn to maintain.

  • Attributes:
  • Abilities:
    • May perform Patrols to Intercept incoming enemy aircraft.
    • Priority target: May attack Civilian or Support units in formation directly


The Jet Fighter is the zenith of air fighter units. Its superior speed, strength, and attack range make it an ideal counter for Jet Bombers and their nuclear payload. It's also great at providing cover fire when enemy land units are attacking, or protecting friendly land units against enemy air units' attacks. Just remember that, like the Fighter before it, you'll need Aluminum Aluminum to build and maintain it.

Much like its predecessor, the Jet Fighter is vulnerable to AA weapons - in this case, the Mobile SAM, Missile Cruiser, and Giant Death Robot (in Gathering Storm).

Air fighter units, including the Jet Fighter, cannot be deployed to tiles in the fog of war or in enemy territory even when the tile is within the deploy (Movement Movement) range of the unit.

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The best propeller-driven fighters of the World War II era could fly about (at best) 650 kilometers per hour (400 mph) and could carry one or two machine guns, and perhaps a small bomb or rocket or two. The Germans decided this wasn’t enough to stop the Allied bomber fleets, and so they developed the first operational “jet” – the Messerschmitt 262. While it didn’t change the course of this war, it did for all those afterward. With the obvious success of the Me-262 (although it did tend to occasionally blow up), after the war everyone started designing and building new fighter jets: British Meteor, American F-86, Russian MiG-15. By the end of the Korean War, jet fighters formed the backbone of every major air force. At the time of the Vietnam War, jet fighters could carry a couple 20mm cannon, ten or so missiles, and dozens of rockets and bombs, as well as reach supersonic speeds.


  • The Jet Fighter's model is based on the MiG-29 jet fighter.

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See also Great PeopleHeroes
1 Requires a DLC2 Apocalypse mode only • 3 Secret Societies mode only • 4 Heroes & Legends mode only • 5 Zombie Defense mode only

R&F-Only.png Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.
GS-Only.png Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.