Civilization V Air Units Guide

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Civilization V Air Units Guide

Lot of Air combat in Civilization V, as the Air units would be your only option to pass through the hilly areas and raid enemies. Managing Air Combat comes in advanced strategy in Civilization V, you can check more on these in our Civilization V Guide.

But, before you jump in on taking the fight to your enemy using your fighter jets and gunship helicopters, you would surely want to know which units will be best under what circumstances, and what type does the most damage. You will find all this information in the guide below.

Civilization V Air Units Guide

B17

  • Strength: Ranged: 60
  • Range: 10
  • Cost: 520
  • Technology Required: Radar
  • Resources Required: Oil
  • Special Abilities: An American Unique Unit, it receives 50% less damage from interceptions and an extra +25% combat bonus against Cities.

Bomber

  • Strength: Ranged: 60
  • Range: 10
  • Cost: 520
  • Technology Required: Radar
  • Resources Required: Oil
  • Special Abilities: None

Fighter

  • Strength: Ranged: 50
  • Range: 8
  • Cost: 420
  • Technology Required: Flight
  • Resources Required: Oil
  • Special Abilities: Can Intercept other units, perform Air Sweeps and Recons, and receives a combat bonus versus Helicopters.

Helicopter Gunship

  • Strength: 50
  • Range: 6
  • Cost: 450
  • Technology Required: Rocketry
  • Resources Required: Aluminum
  • Special Abilities: Ignores terrain movement costs and receives a bonus verses Tanks.

Jet Fighter

  • Strength: Ranged: 70
  • Range: 10
  • Cost: 600
  • Technology Required: Lasers
  • Resources Required: Aluminum
  • Special Abilities: Can Intercept other units, perform Air Sweeps and Recons, and receives a combat bonus versus Helicopters.

Stealth Bomber

  • Strength: Ranged: 80
  • Range: 20
  • Cost: 800
  • Technology Required: Stealth
  • Resources Required: Aluminum
  • Special Abilities: Can perform Air Recons and receives a 100% bonus to Evasion.

Zero

  • Strength: 50
  • Range: 8
  • Cost: 420
  • Technology Required: Flight
  • Resources Required: Oil
  • Special Abilities: A Japanese Unique Unit, it can Intercept other units, perform Air Sweeps and Recons, and receives a combat bonus versus Helicopters and Fighters.

You can check our Civilization V Guide Series for complete Civilization V strategy guides.