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Seaplane

Seaplanes are Air Units. They are the only air unit that cannot be produced at an Airport; instead, they are made on Carriers. They are able to attack all units, though they are not able to fire upon submerged submarines. However, they have low ammunition and fuel, and therefore must remain close to rigs, carriers, or airports. To date, they have only appeared in Advance Wars: Days of Ruin.


Game Information

Advance Wars: Days of Ruin

Seaplane Information
Weapon One Ammo Range Weapon Two Special Commands
Missiles 3 1 None
  • None
Move Fuel Cost (G.) Vision
7, Air 40 (-5) 15000 4


Strategy

Seaplanes are generally inadvisable. Due to low ammo and fuel, refueling them means you aren't attacking with them a fraction of the time they're being deployed. Plus, you have to spawn an expensive Carrier unit and then wait another turn just to spawn one of these. They don't do a significant amount of damage to either land, air or sea units, compared to Bombers and Fighters, and they're easily countered by Anti-Air Tanks and Fighters.

Trivia

The Rubinelle seaplanes resemble A-10 Thunderbolts, while their Lazurian counterparts resemble Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoots. Both are ground attack aircraft in real life and the former is always deployed from airfields, instead of aircraft carriers, while Su-25K is a very rare sight.

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