AI War:Space Plane

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Space Plane
Cloaked fighter excellent for bypassing enemy defenses (such as mines and tractor beams), with special onboard radar-dampening equipment that makes it impossible for ships to hit it if they are beyond a certain range from the plane.


Base Stats


Ship Cap Ammo Type Armor Type Immunities Damage Bonuses
344 Laser Ultra-Light Area Damage Tractor Beams Mines 3.2 Light, 3.2 Heavy, 3.2 Ultra-Heavy, 3.2 Polycrystal

Mark Damage Attack Range Reload Health Armor Speed Engine Health Single Ship DPS Ship Cap DPS Ship Cap HP Abilities
I 36 5,500 9 sec 146 0 108 200 4 dmg/sec 1,376 dmg/sec 50,224 Cloaking Radar Dampening Range 3,000
II 72 6,000 9 sec 293 0 108 200 8 dmg/sec 2,752 dmg/sec 100,792 Cloaking Radar Dampening Range 3,000
III 108 6,500 9 sec 439 0 108 200 12 dmg/sec 4,128 dmg/sec 151,016 Cloaking Radar Dampening Range 3,000
IV 144 7,000 9 sec 585 0 108 200 16 dmg/sec 5,504 dmg/sec 201,240 Cloaking Radar Dampening Range 3,000
V 178 7,500 9 sec 730 0 108 200 20 dmg/sec 6,804 dmg/sec 251,120 Cloaking Radar Dampening Range 3,000

Mark Knowledge Metal Cost Crystal Cost Total Cost Energy Cost Build Time Cap Metal Cost Cap Crystal Cost Cap Total Cost Cap Energy Cost Cap Build Time
I -- 150 150 300 58 00:00:02 25,800 25,800 51,600 9,976 00:05:44
II 2,500 300 300 600 116 00:00:03 51,600 51,600 103,200 19,952 00:08:36
III 4,000 600 600 1,200 116 00:00:05 103,200 103,200 206,400 19,952 00:14:20
IV Adv Fac 900 900 1,800 116 00:00:08 154,800 154,800 309,600 19,952 00:22:56
V Core Fab 1,200 1,200 2,400 116 00:00:10 206,400 206,400 412,800 19,952 00:28:40

How to use in your fleet

In the balance between Raiders, Raptors and Space Planes, the planes are the most extreme example of a glass cannon. For as long as you keep them out of tachyon coverage and out of range, they will inflict much general pain - on Fighters, Bombers, and on some of the things that Bombers excel at. Because their attack range exceeds their radar dampening range, they can attack unsupported Guard Posts and other stationary targets with complete impunity. Space Planes are immune to tractor beams and thus good for chasing down Tractor Guardians and Spire Tractor Platforms that kidnap your ships. Upgrades increase range, helping you keep your Space Planes alive longer.

Unike most raiders, Space Planes are not effectively countered by Missile Frigates as they find it difficult to get into radar dampening range. If you don't watch them, however, they aren't likely to escape on their own - set up auto-kiting in the controls to >3000. Thankfully Space Planes are not expensive to replace, as you will need to do so semi-regularly.

How to counter when in the AI fleet

If allowed to disperse throughout your systems, Space Planes will be hard to root out. Establishing tachyon coverage and gravity turrets will make everything a cake-walk, so it's important not to neglect your basics whenever you expand.

If you're having trouble tracking down everything, here is a forum list of things that ignore radar dampening: Sniper Turret, Spider Turret, Railgun modules (on Spire Destroyers and larger), Counter-Spy and Ion Cannon.




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