The Swift is a multi-role fighter from the Airplane Plant.
|Movement Speed (elmo/s)||390|
|Turn Rate (deg/s)||138|
|Vision Radius (elmo)||520|
The Swift can hit both land and air. It is effective against air units with its guided missiles and lasers, but enemy AA and air superiority fighters will kill it quickly.
In numbers, it can harass land units and is suitable for raiding.
Swifts are equipped with afterburner jets which are activated by pressing D on the keyboard. These give the Swift a massive speed boost, allowing them to execute incredible combat and evasive maneuvers.
Tactics and Strategy
The Swift is useful for scouting enemy bases using its speed boost. It can fly over an enemy base and find out what buildings are there. This may not sound like much but in many situations it can make or break a game. Seeing an enemy Superweapon, Detriment, or Trinity coming removes a lot of the threat already. While knowing the locations of important enemy structures such as antinukes, singularity reactors or Big Berthas allow you to strike the enemy where it hurts the most.
The swift's speed boost also allow it to quickly retreat from battle and allowing it to see another day. Another defensive use of its speed boost is to use it to outrun or dodge missiles and other anti-air weaponry.