Stealth Fighter (Civ3)

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Stealth Fighter
Stealth Fighter (Civ3)
Technology required Stealth
Resource required Oil
Shield (Civ3) cost 120
Attack/Defense 0/0
Moves 6
Bombard 4
Range 0
Rate of fire 2
Upgrades to None

Radar: can see 2 squares.

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Stealth fighters can do almost everything normal jet fighters do and more. They can execute all air missions, except air superiority. Due to their stealth technology, stealth fighters are very difficult to intercept by enemy air superiority fighters, and/or SAM batteries. And they have radar that allows them to see two squares, regardless of blocking terrain.

A city must have oil and aluminum in its Strategic Resource box to build a stealth fighter.

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Starting in the Second World War, radar technology came into widespread use both for detection and targeting of aircraft. Because of this, aeronautical engineers began searching for ways to make aircraft less "visible" to electronic tracking and weapon systems. The earliest stealth technologies consisted of coating aircraft with materials that would absorb rather than deflect a radar signal. In the late 1970s, designs incorporating this technology, as well as a unique fuselage shape designed to deflect radar away from its source, were prototyped. The first true stealth fighter, the Lockheed F-117A, flew for the first time on June 18, 1981. This fighter, incorporating the latest anti-radar and anti-thermal innovations, is capable of entering enemy territory, delivering its payload, and returning to base with little chance of detection. These unique, black aircraft served well in the Persian Gulf War in 1991, and have served as the basis for further development of stealth aircraft technology.

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