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Korea's finest!
—A proud Black Eagle pilot

The Black Eagle is the fighter jet used by the Pacific Front. As the strongest of the Allied fighters, its cryogenic missiles can make short work of most ground targets.

Official description

Designed by the Kanegawa Industries' branch complex in South Korea, the Black Eagle's position as one of the best fighters in the world is uncontested to this day. It's good armor, great speed and advanced weaponry makes this dealer of death one of the biggest airborne threats to the Allied's[sic] enemies. With its devastating cryogenic missiles, the Black Eagle is capable of taking out many of enemy units in a single run. Whatever unit survives its strike, might still perish due to the material-shattering low temperatures caused by the missile's residue. The Black Eagle is a status symbol for the Pacific Front, a testament to their undeniable superiority when it comes to aerospace technology.[1]

Overview

For a detailed list of changes from the original game, click here.

The Pacific Front's Black Eagle’s position as one of the best fighters in the world is uncontested to this day, and for very good reason. A Black Eagle is armed with “Iced Earth” cryogenic missiles to freeze and destroy any target it can find. While lacking the speed, stealth and precision of the Stormchild and the special damage debuff and powerful anti-tank missiles of the Harrier, it makes up for it by being the sturdiest and most efficient anti-unit fighter jet available to the Allied Nations. It excels against any ground target, and not many units are able to outrun or dodge its missiles. Its weapon is also capable of dealing splash damage making them ideal against large number of units clumped together.

However, a Black Eagle is much more expensive than the two other Allied jets. While they are noticeably tougher, they can't last too long in enemy fire, especially against heavy anti-aircraft defenses.

AI behavior

Black Eagles controlled by the AI have the following attack patterns:

All difficulties

  • 2x targeting vehicles or ore miners

Medium/Hard

  • 2x targeting vehicles
    • This task force may be accompanied by a Hummingbird

Appearances

Use the Black Eagles to launch aerial strikes on enemy armored units and infantry.
—Allied intel during Operation: Digital Demon

Act One

  • Black Eagles make their first appearance in the campaign in Side Effect, as part of the Pacific Front invasion of Russia.

Special Ops

  • Black Eagle is first available to build in Digital Demon, after acquiring any Pacific Front bases with an Air Force Command Headquarters.

Assessment

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  • Able to accurately strike targets from above.
  • Arguably strongest of the main three Allied jets.
  • Capable of dealing splash damage in a small target area.
  • Can minimize AA damage if the commander micromanages well.
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  • Still very fragile.
  • Has to return to airbase for rearming frequently.

Trivia

  • The Black Eagle bears resemblances to the real-life Su-47 Berkut Russian experimental fighter jet or the ASF-X Shinden II from the Ace Combat series.

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