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Light Craft Manufacturing is a technology in the Final Frontier mod for Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword.


Light Craft Manufacturing allows the construction of the indirect attack Alpha Bomber Squadron and the Building necessary to create them, the Squadron Factory. The Squadron Defense Network, designed to defend against Bomber and Fighter Squadrons, is also unlocked, and the Monarchy Policy, granting additional Hammer (Civ4) and Coin (Civ4) in the capital, becomes available as well.

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Coupled with negative-energy fields, the Ion Engine was the culmination of the IASR's faster-than-light travel research. It was the impetus for the majority of early spacecraft innovations, although not necessarily in a logical way. Misfiring Ion Engines, while significantly more reliable than their fossil-fuel brethren, had been noted to occasionally erupt into massive balls of heat and plasma, destroying anything within a kilometer radius. Harnessing the destructive power of the ion, the first Bomber craft were constructed, with Squadron Factories following not long after to aid in the mass production of these powerful new weapons. To defend against these new craft, the first integrated Squadron Defense Networks were developed.