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Orca Fighter
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Unit
Affiliation

GDI

Role

Fighter

Armament

Hellfire missiles (x5)

Protection

Light

Tech level

5

Properties
Hit points

200

Production
Cost

$1000

Produced by

Helipad

Combat
Air attack

30x2 (ORCAAP)

Cooldown

50

Air Speed

20

Attack range

6

Sight range

2

Function
Elite upgrade

Radar invisible

Away we go!
- ORCA Fighter pilot, commencing attack run as ordered
TS Orca Fighter Icons

The Orca fighter is the successor to GDI's ORCA Assault Craft fielded during the First Tiberium War.

BackgroundEdit

The acronym "Orca" was officially adopted as a codename for the family of aircraft developed on the base of the original ORCA assault craft.

By the Second Tiberium War, the original concept was overhauled and redesigned, resulting in the creation of the Orca Fighter, which replaced most of GDI fighter jets.

The Fighter itself remains a VTOL based aerial assault vehicle, with revamped and miniaturized engines. The armor is upgraded and the craft is now armed with Hellfire missiles. The chin mounted minigun was removed from the design, as the fighter's main role is engaging armor with guided missiles, and the chaingun proved to be ineffective at killing infantry and unwieldy when used.

An additional role for the fighter is providing cover for slower, more vulnerable Orca Bombers, harassing anti-aircraft defenses until the bombers can reach their targets.

The Orca Fighter was replaced by the next generation of Orca aircraft.

In-gameEdit

Unfortunately, the Orca Fighter is a rather terrible unit in-game. A single Orca Fighter's payload is usually insufficient for destroying most ground vehicles, the missiles are almost completely worthless against infantry, and destroying structures requires a great many Orca Fighters to accomplish. Worse yet, the Orca Fighter takes a tremendous amount of time to rearm on the GDI Helipad. In general, there's no reason to use the Orca Fighter if you have access to the Orca Bomber.

Also despite being called a "fighter", the Orca Fighter is not capable of engaging enemy air units in-game.

Orca Fighters launch their missiles in volleys of two and shift position a short distance between each volley, which may lead them into or out of the range of anti-aircraft fire.

GalleryEdit

VideosEdit

GDI icon test ORCA Aircraft GDI icon test
GDI Logo 2030 Global Defense Initiative Second Tiberium War Arsenal GDI Logo 2030

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