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Bomber Squadron   Bomber Wing


The Bomber Squadron is outfitted with high-power Explosive weapons for maximum damage against armored foes. Squadrons are only usable with carriers.
  — In-Game Description 
Bomber Squadron I II III
Mass 468t 654t 918t
DPS 78 110 154
Flight Time 25s
Scramble Range 8,500 m
Speed 1,500 m/s
Health 750
Obtaining (Blueprint)
Complete Blueprint
Prev. Available in
Arms Race (Store),
Evacuation (Store),
Crossfire (Store),
Special Event (Store)
Complete Blueprint
Curr. Available in
Planet Strike (Store)
Arms Lab Required VI VIII X
Build
Time 55m 30s 2h 23m 00s 4h 24m 30s
Helium-3 1,119,459 2,748,195 5,189,108
Antimatter 197,552 916,065 1,729,703
Bomber 1+2+3

Bomber Squadron I, II, and III, Respectively

General


Your carriers will have the ability to be outfitted with Bomber Squadrons. These drones have highly effective explosive damage against armed foes.
  — Sybil 

The Bomber Squadron is a squadron armed with explosive payloads. It was available in the event Arms Race and Evacuation. It later returned in Special Event

They can be recognized by their orange/red engine trails when flying in space. They fire small orb shaped missiles at their targets once they are in range.

Strategy and Setup

Advantages:


Demolish the enemy with a Bomber Squadron carrier assault.
  — Sybil 

Bomber squadrons are an excellent all rounder squadron with a balance between firepower, flight time and range. They have highest amount of armor of any squadron. Bombers are the middle ground in range with 8,500 meters which is more range well beyond all other ship weapons.

In comparison with ship weapons, Bomber squadrons are extremely efficient in terms of mass to firepower with incredible range . In high level fleets, you can expect with almost 100% certainty if there's a VSec and Under carrier, it is equipped with Bomber squadrons.

Disadvantages:

They are heavier compared to other squadrons and do not fit ideally on lighter carriers such as the Valhalla carrier. It also has less range than Interceptor Squadrons meaning in a 1 on 1 the Interceptor Carrier will always win.

It also pales in usefulness past Iron Star Company as Alien Swarms like the Ranger Swarm are able to be equipped. They have much more DPS and flight time and are overall much better. AXIS Drones make this an even bigger gap with the Yellowjacket Drone.

Setup:

Always equip 4x Bomber Squadron III on your carrier and then put in your specials, armor and shielding into your carrier. Mixing an Interceptor Squadron III is not a bad idea as the Interceptor will tank the blast of shots from the enemy.

Always stay at maximum range with your Bomber Squadrons and target the highest priority target (Anti-Squadron Hulls) or low health hulls. Run and target the very back hull when it is just the carrier left.

Trivia

  • The Bomber squadron is the first squadron released to players.
  • The Bomber squadron is the first squadron armed with explosive weaponry.
  • Previously, the Bomber squadron possessed 9,000 meters range. This led to an outbreak of complaints on the forums by new players complaining about carriers wrecking their bases, and thus, the Bomber Squadron's range was reduced to 8,500 meters.

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