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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

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 cryo-missiles, the Black Eagle is capable of taking out many of enemy units in a single hit. 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

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.

Appearances

Act One

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

Act Two

  • Due to the player's limited access to PF tech in the campaign, it does not become buildable (without capturing enemy Pacific Front Air Force Command HQ) until Stormbringer.

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.

  • Still very fragile.
  • Has to return to airbase for rearming frequently.

Trivia

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

See also

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