The Heavy Fighter is a more powerful variant of the Fighter which is deployed to fulfill the same roles. It is also one of the more versatile UFO's due to it appearing on every Alien mission soon after it is called into service, with this craft initially appearing in Alien air superiority roles before expanding into other escort roles with most other Alien missions. In all cases the Heavy Fighter is eventually replaced by the Interceptor.
This atrocious turn rate also means that a Corsair using afterburners can literally fly circles around a Heavy Fighter while staying out of its cannon range, meaning that said Corsair can defeat a head-on attack from a Heavy Fighter without taking any damage.
|Turn Rate||9 deg/sec|
Fighters all invariably explode in spectacular fashion once shot down and as such leave very little to recover. Being larger and more powerful the wreckage will have some more recoverable materials:
- Alien Air Superiority (Main craft and Escort)
- Alien Base Attack (Escort)
- Alien Terror (Escort)
- Alien Ground Attack (Escort)
- Alien Construction (Escort)
- Alien Bombing Run (Escort)
- Alien Supply Run (Escort)