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.
They are the most popular squadron, with many players often in demand for the blueprint. They are almost always equipped on any carrier more advanced than the Valhalla carrier.
Strategy and Setup
Demolish the enemy with a Bomber Squadron carrier assault.
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. They are quite deadly and inflict high amounts of explosive type damage - as many players equip Spectral shields in combat, this is a desirable damage type. 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, they are usually able to destroy enemy carriers in a single flight if they are not attacked. In high level fleets, you can expect with almost 100% certainty if there's a carrier, it is equipped with Bomber squadrons.
They are heavier compared to other squadrons and do not fit ideally on lighter carriers such as the Valhalla carrier.
The Bomber squadron is the first squadron released to players.
The Bomber squadron is the first squadron to be an event prize.
The Bomber squadron is the first squadron armed with explosive weaponry, the other being the Charger Swarm.
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.