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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
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Mobile Intelligence Units
Tech 1 Land ScoutUEL0101 build btn.pngURL0101 build btn.pngUAL0101 build btn.pngXSL0101 build btn.png
Tech 1 Air ScoutUEA0101 build btn.pngURA0101 build btn.pngUAA0101 build btn.pngXSA0101 build btn.png
Tech 3 Spy PlaneUEA0302 build btn.pngURA0302 build btn.pngUAA0302 build btn.pngXSA0302 build btn.png
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Stealth units
Tech 1 Land ScoutNo-unit.pngNo-unit.pngNo-unit.pngXSL0101 build btn.png
Tech 2 Mobile Stealth Field SystemNo-unit.pngURL0306 build btn.pngNo-unit.pngNo-unit.png
Tech 2 Submarine KillerNo-unit.pngXRS0204 build btn.pngNo-unit.pngNo-unit.png
Tech 2 Counter-Intelligence BoatNo-unit.pngXRS0205 build btn.pngNo-unit.pngNo-unit.png
Tech 2 Stealth Field GeneratorUEB4203 build btn.pngURB4203 build btn.pngUAB4203 build btn.pngXSB4203 build btn.png
Tech 3 Spy PlaneNo-unit.pngURA0302 build btn.pngNo-unit.pngNo-unit.png
Tech 3 Air Superiority FighterNo-unit.pngURA0303 build btn.pngNo-unit.pngNo-unit.png
Tech 3 Strategic BomberNo-unit.pngURA0304 build btn.pngNo-unit.pngNo-unit.png
Tech 3 Sonar PlatformNo-unit.pngURS0305 build btn.pngNo-unit.pngNo-unit.png
ExperimentalNo-unit.pngURL0402 build btn.pngNo-unit.pngNo-unit.png

UEF T3 Spy Plane: SR90 Blackbird UEF T3 Spy Plane:  SR90 Blackbird
UEF T3 Spy Plane: SR90 Blackbird
Extremely fast spy plane. Equipped with mid-level surveillance equipment.[ e ]
Build costsEnergy icon.png -5000
Mass icon.png -195
Time icon.png 900
Max healthHealth icon.png 1150
Speed
Fuel
30 (Air)
Fuel icon.png25:00
Intel (radius) Vision: 64
Radar: 96
Omni: 30
Weapon: Air Crash
Death
Damage 100
Damage radius 1

Cybran T3 Spy Plane: Spook Cybran T3 Spy Plane:  Spook
Cybran T3 Spy Plane: Spook
Extremely fast spy plane with free, permanent stealth.[ e ]
Build costsEnergy icon.png -5000
Mass icon.png -195
Time icon.png 900
Max healthHealth icon.png 700
Speed
Fuel
30 (Air)
Fuel icon.png16:40
Intel (radius)Stealth: Self
Vision: 64
Radar: 96
Sonar: 98
Omni: 30
Weapon: Air Crash
Death
Damage 100
Damage radius 1

Aeon T3 Spy Plane: Seer Aeon T3 Spy Plane:  Seer
Aeon T3 Spy Plane: Seer
Extremely fast spy plane. Equipped with mid-level radar system.[ e ]
Build costsEnergy icon.png -5000
Mass icon.png -195
Time icon.png 900
Max healthHealth icon.png 1050
Speed
Fuel
30 (Air)
Fuel icon.png25:00
Intel (radius) Vision: 64
Radar: 96
Omni: 30
Weapon: Air Crash
Death
Damage 100
Damage radius 1

Seraphim T3 Spy Plane: Iaselen Seraphim T3 Spy Plane:  Iaselen
Seraphim T3 Spy Plane: Iaselen
Fast, agile spy plane. Equipped with on-board radar and sonar.[ e ]
Build costsEnergy icon.png -5000
Mass icon.png -195
Time icon.png 900
Max healthHealth icon.png 1100
Speed
Fuel
30 (Air)
Fuel icon.png25:00
Intel (radius) Vision: 64
Radar: 96
Sonar: 98
Omni: 30
Weapon: Air Crash
Death
Damage 100
Damage radius 1

T3 spy planes are a late game ordnance used for gathering intelligence. They are upper tier versions of the T1 Air Scout, equipped with more health and abilities for intelligence gathering, but still fast, cheap, and weak planes. By faction, T3 are quite diverse. However, all Spy Planes have the same Radar (96), Visual (64), Omni (30) range. All Spy Planes also share the same Movement Speed (30), Build Time (900 seconds) and Build Costs (195 mass /5000 energy).

Uses[]

Spy Planes fill the mobile reconnaissance niche. They are able to:

  • Scout Enemy Bases
  • Provide Mobile Radar, Omni Detection (Cybran and Seraphim Planes also provide Sonar)
  • Substitute for Intelligence Installations

Spy Planes are most able to provide additional intelligence. When scouting enemy bases, it is often necessary to use groups of Spy Planes to get enough intelligence. A stream of Spy Planes can also be used for continuous intelligence. Cybran and Seraphim Spy Planes are especially useful for scouting Naval Bases due to their Sonar Abilities. Due to the prevalence of T3 SAM Installations, scouting missions are often suicide missions. Having a Spy Plane accompany a force working outside the bounds of a radar installation is especially useful, and they are key when dealing with the possibility of stealthed or dangerous enemy units. As Spy Planes require no power and are mobile, they are useful backups for Radar Installations. They can also substitute for an Eye of Rhianne or Soothsayer, often with better results.

Spy Planes can also be used for a variety of other purposes, such as drawing SAM Fire, however these techniques are more controversial.

Factional differences[]

UEF Blackbird[]

Based on an ancient design, the SR90 carries state-of-the-art electronics and has an active radar system. Though quite fast, the SR90 lacks any weapons and is vulnerable to Interceptors.
Blackbird Vanilla SupCom description

The best health of all Spy Planes (1150).

Cybran Spook[]

The Spook uses a sonic resonance scanner that is capable of bridging the gap between conventional radar and sonar. In addition, the Spook can be set to fly in stealth mode.
Spook Vanilla SupCom description

Comes equipped with Sonar (96 range) and free Personal Stealth. However, it has by far the lowest health (700) and lowest Fuel (16 minutes 40 seconds). Its stealth grants it improved ability to scout bases, making it perhaps the best choice available.

Aeon Seer[]

The Aeon's top of the line mobile intelligence unit is the Seer. Though it lacks sonar capability, it has good flight range and large optical and radar coverage.
Seer Vanilla SupCom description

Has the second least health (1050) , and no other distinguishing features. The worst of the T3 spy planes, although the difference is minimal.

Seraphim Iaselen[]

Comes equipped with Sonar (96 range) and the second highest health (1100). Especially useful due to the lack of a Seraphim T3 Sonar.

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

The UEF's Spy Plane, the SR 90 Blackbird, is named after the real-life SR 71 Blackbird, a retired spy plane. It also resembles the SR71 blackbird very closely.

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