I've recently been playing around with the air factory, after watching a number of team games in the giant games that are hosted every night (PS: I love them).
I've noticed that most people playing air have a ton of swifts flying around providing a certain air screen. And sure, they're really great for scouting (especially with their speed boost), but when I was playing with them in a smaller team game, I found Swifts to be incredibly disappointing for their cost. You can't even kill a single flea with one salvo with a Swift! It takes dozens of swifts to deal any meaningful amount of damage! Are these planes merely intended to provide anti-air screening, or are they actually supposed to shoot down other planes (Which they suck at too)? With the advent of the sparrow recon plane (which can be built at the air factory too), I would argue that Swifts should be modified to fit their role as a screening fighter, not just a fast sack of HP.
Do others agree?