- 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 to build it.
Much like its predecessor, the Jet Fighter is vulnerable to AA weapons - in this case, the Mobile SAM and Missile Cruiser. Also worth noting is that only Jet Fighters (and Fighters) can be loaded onto Aircraft Carriers.
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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.