Adds 4 aircraft, each with their benefits and drawbacks, to allow for more biter-killing fun!
a month ago
0.14 - 0.16
Owner: SuicidalKid
Source: Stifling-Bossness/Aircraft
License: MIT
Created: 2 years ago
Latest Version: 1.5.2 (a month ago)
Factorio version: 0.14 - 0.16
Downloaded: 164021 times

Get ready for 4 new planes to spice up your combat a bit! This includes the Gunship, Jet, Cargo Plane, and the ever-so-fearsome Flying Fortress.

The Gunship is a “Jack of all trades, master of none”, it features limited combat abilities, fair maneuverability, and a modest cargo hold.
The Jet is designed to get from place to place, and maybe engage in some light guerilla warfare with its Napalm Launcher.
The Cargo Plane, is, well, a cargo plane! Boasting a large cargo hold, although this is offset by its limited speed and almost non-existent combat capabilities.
The Flying Fortress is the king of biter domination, featuring a tank cannon, high-speed machine gun, a missile launcher, and a huge equipment grid, this is the plane to use when you’re going on a rampage.

You may find exoskeletons a little bit silly on a vehicle, and I agree! That’s why I made an afterburner, an aircraft-specific speed booster. Also included is a new energy shield made specifically for them.

Right now, the only weaponry included is a more powerful explosive cannon shell (for use in the Flying Fortress) and Napalm (for use in the Jet).

Mod Compatibility:
- Bob’s mods are supported! Some recipes and technologies change when Bob’s is detected.
- Electric Vehicles is supported! Let your aircraft run off of somewhat-clean electricity.
- Lift-Off (and Lift-Off Enhanced) are plugins made by other community members to introduce take-off and landing
mechanics. (I am not their author, so I do not 'support' them, so mention if you're using them in any bug reports).
- Raven is another aircraft mod. I've included options to hide the raven tech behind Advanced Aerodynamics.
- Helicopters is another aircraft mod. I've included options to hide the helicopters tech behind Advanced Aerodynamics, and to add an equipment grid.

Known Bugs:
If your plane is destroyed over water, your game will crash back to the main menu.

- YuokiTani for the graphics (mostly)
- Eldwen for making the initial version of Aircraft
- Klonan for the jet sounds (configurable for those of you who don’t like them)
- Various people from Github, the forums, and Discord for bug reporting, localization, and feature requests.

(Because someone asked about it, I created a as a donation route. Tell me if there's an issue with it, since this is the first time I've tried to accept payment.)