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An example of an aircraft in Supreme Commander: the Aeon Restorer gunship.

Aircraft are made in air factories, aircraft carriers, or by certain experimental units, and have the capabilities of intelligence gathering and attacking units. Offensive aircraft can be considered either combination fighter/bombers, air superiority fighters, gunships, or bombers. Transports can also be used to move land units to a more favorable location. All types of aircrafts require fuel to function effectively, which limits how long and far away they can operate. Special anti-air units or buildings are necessary to counter attacking air units.

Tech level 1[]

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Tech 1 Air Units
ScoutUEA0101 build btn.pngURA0101 build btn.pngUAA0101 build btn.pngXSA0101 build btn.png
InterceptorUEA0102 build btn.pngURA0102 build btn.pngUAA0102 build btn.pngXSA0102 build btn.png
Attack BomberUEA0103 build btn.pngURA0103 build btn.pngUAA0103 build btn.pngXSA0103 build btn.png
Light Air TransportUEA0107 build btn.pngURA0107 build btn.pngUAA0107 build btn.pngXSA0107 build btn.png
Light GunshipNo-unit.pngXRA0105 build btn.pngNo-unit.pngNo-unit.png

Air Scouts - Tiny, nimble, and very weak, T1 Air Scouts serve no purpose other than to collect intelligence on enemy positions. The Seraphim scout is unique with it's deathcam ability, allowing it to continue to provide intel for a short period after its death.

UEA0101 build btn.png UEF - Hummingbird
URA0101 build btn.png Cybran - Flying Eyes
UAA0101 build btn.png Aeon - Mirage
XSA0101 build btn.png Seraphim - Sele-istle

Interceptors - Lightly armed and armored anti-air aircraft, designed to intercept and destroy other aircraft. Despite their differences in appearance and armament, they are roughly equal in effectiveness.

UEA0102 build btn.png UEF - Cyclone
URA0102 build btn.png Cybran - Prowler
UAA0102 build btn.png Aeon - Conservator
XSA0102 build btn.png Seraphim - Ia-atha

Attack Bombers - Small bombers with light ordinance, excels at harassing ground forces or making early first strikes. They are vulnerable to Interceptors. Each faction's ordinance functions in different ways, and may be more useful in one situation than another (UEF and Cybran is especially useful against massed amounts of units because they drop a lot of bombs over a large area, while the Aeon and Seraphim ones are good at taking out single units like engineers and partly commanders because they deliver all their damage in a small area).

UEA0103 build btn.png UEF - Scorcher
URA0103 build btn.png Cybran - Zeus
UAA0103 build btn.png Aeon - Shimmer
XSA0103 build btn.png Seraphim - Sinnve

Light Air Transports - Relatively large, lightly armored air units made for carrying slow land units where they need to go. They vary in appearance and carrying capacity.

UEA0107 build btn.png UEF - C-6 Courier
URA0107 build btn.png Cybran - Skyhook
UAA0107 build btn.png Aeon - Chariot
XSA0107 build btn.png Seraphim - Vish

Light Gunship - A unit unique to the Cybran Nation, the Jester light gunship provides an excellent tool for early base defense.

XRA0105 build btn.png Cybran - Jester

Tech level 2[]

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Tech 2 Air Unit
Fighter/BomberDEA0202 build btn.pngDRA0202 build btn.pngXAA0202 build btn.pngXSA0202 build btn.png
Torpedo BomberUEA0204 build btn.pngURA0204 build btn.pngUAA0204 build btn.pngXSA0204 build btn.png
GunshipUEA0203 build btn.pngURA0203 build btn.pngUAA0203 build btn.pngXSA0203 build btn.png
Air TransportUEA0104 build btn.pngURA0104 build btn.pngUAA0104 build btn.pngXSA0104 build btn.png
Guided MissileNo-unit.pngNo-unit.pngDAA0206 build btn.pngNo-unit.png

Fighter/Bombers - Capable of both air and ground attack, these versatile aircraft mount heavy AA weapons as well as bombs (or missiles in the case of the Cybran one).

DEA0202 build btn.png UEF - Janus
DRA0202 build btn.png Cybran - Corsair
XSA0202 build btn.png Seraphim - Notha

Combat Fighter - The Aeon answer to the Fighter/Bomber, the Swift Wind provides very good AA at T2 for the Aeon faction.

XAA0202 build btn.png Aeon - Swift Wind

Torpedo Bombers - These bombers are anti-naval only, dropping ship-sinking torpedoes or depth charges.

UEA0204 build btn.png UEF - Stork
URA0204 build btn.png Cybran - Cormorant
UAA0204 build btn.png Aeon - Skimmer
XSA0204 build btn.png Seraphim - Uosioz

Gunships - A formidable close air support solution, gunships hover around, attacking ground forces in total impunity. That is until the flak shows up...

UEA0203 build btn.png UEF - Stinger
URA0203 build btn.png Cybran - Renegade
UAA0203 build btn.png Aeon - Specter
XSA0203 build btn.png Seraphim - Vulthoo

Air Transports - Heavier and a lot more durable than T1 transports, these also carry more units and are armed to defend their cargo (do not rely too much on them to defend themselves though...).

UEA0104 build btn.png UEF - C14 Star Lifter
URA0104 build btn.png Cybran - Dragon Fly
UAA0104 build btn.png Aeon - Aluminar
XSA0104 build btn.png Seraphim - Vishala

Guided Missile - A unique Aeon craft, essentially a flying suicide weapon.

DAA0206 build btn.png Aeon - Mercy

Tech level 3[]

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Tech 3 Air Units
Spy PlaneUEA0302 build btn.pngURA0302 build btn.pngUAA0302 build btn.pngXSA0302 build btn.png
Air-Superiority FighterUEA0303 build btn.pngURA0303 build btn.pngUAA0303 build btn.pngXSA0303 build btn.png
Strategic BomberUEA0304 build btn.pngURA0304 build btn.pngUAA0304 build btn.pngXSA0304 build btn.png
GunshipUEA0305 build btn.pngXRA0305 build btn.pngXAA0305 build btn.pngNo-unit.png
OtherXEA0306 build btn.pngNo-unit.pngXAA0306 build btn.pngNo-unit.png

Spy Planes - Extremely fast and agile aircraft with an Omni Sensor, designed to provide maximum intelligence coverage.

UEA0302 build btn.png UEF - SR90 Blackbird
URA0302 build btn.png Cybran - Spook
UAA0302 build btn.png Aeon - Seer
XSA0302 build btn.png Seraphim - Iaselen

Air-Superiority Fighters - Powerful, swift AA aircraft, designed to engage air threats of any kind.

UEA0303 build btn.png UEF - Wasp
URA0303 build btn.png Cybran - Gemini
UAA0303 build btn.png Aeon - Corona
XSA0303 build btn.png Seraphim - Iazyne

Strategic Bombers - Large, heavily armored bomber that drop devastating ordinance.

UEA0304 build btn.png UEF - Ambassador
URA0304 build btn.png Cybran - Revenant
UAA0304 build btn.png Aeon - Shocker
XSA0304 build btn.png Seraphim - Sinntha

Heavy Gunships - The epitome of close-air support, heavy gunships combine heavy weaponry with high armor. The Aeon version is a special AA gunship capable of holding off even the best of air units.

UEA0305 build btn.png UEF - Broadsword
XRA0305 build btn.png Cybran - Wailer
XAA0305 build btn.png Aeon - Restorer

Heavy Air Transport - This unique unit of the UEF provides the safest and most effective way to deliver important cargo/ a lot of cargo. The Continental is heavily armed, armored, and shielded to ensure maximum reliability and protection for it's cargo.

XEA0306 build btn.png UEF - Continental

Heavy Torpedo Bomber - The Aeon Solace, while not economically effective, can be useful when a more powerful and durable torpedo bomber is desired.

XAA0306 build btn.png Aeon - Solace
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Tech 3 Air Units - Tech 3 air units are the most powerful air units any faction can build in an air factory. They have very high energy costs compared to T1 and T2 air units, but are well worth the extra cost. All 4 factions can build 3 types of T3 air units. These are:

  • the spy plane is an advanced version of the tech 1 scout plane. It is faster and harder to shoot down then its tech 1 counterpart, and boasts radar and omni coverage.
  • the Air-Superiority plane. It is designed to control the skies and shoot down any air threat.
  • the 'Strategic Bomber. A common use of the strategic bomber is to destroy experimental units that are on the ground and above water with little resistance. They can also be used to bomb any land or sea targets. Note that only the UEF and Cybran bombers have light AA guns.

Additionally, every faction except Seraphim has a Tech 3 heavy Gunship. These powerful gunships are very useful in attacking bases or isolated units with weak AA defenses.

The UEF also has a very helpful t3 gunship which can hold 28 t1, 12 t2, and 6 t3. It has decent AA and air to ground capabilities as well as a protective shield.

The aeon also have a special unit, the Solace, t3 torpedo bomber. It can take out a t2 ship with one pass and can easily sink battle ships if they are in groups.


XEA0002 build btn.png
UEF - Novax Defense Satellite - A highly capable, stationary experimental which sends out a satelite traveling in orbit. This satelite can not be shot down and will only be destroyed if the station is destroyed.
URA0401 build btn.png
Cybran - Soul Ripper - A highly destructive, direct support experimental which can destroy entire T3 armies in a few moments or obliterate enemy AA trying to take it out.
UAA0310 build btn.png
Aeon - CZAR - The unit with the highest damage given by crashing in the game (10000/enough to destroy a stock Cybran Commander) and a highly destructive laser at it's center. Also features efficent AA.
XSA0402 build btn.png
Seraphim - Ahwassa - Travels at a high speed and features a bomb capable of leveling entire bases. Also features good flak and good movement.