Heroes in the Sky features over 50 planes for both the Axis and the Allies which provide players with over 100 planes to enjoy. This does not include the premium planes, bombers, or many avatars players can also choose to use to help optimize their gameplay and improve their strategies. Each week we will feature one plane from our list and talk about the features of the plane as well as its historical significance.
Types of Planes
The backbone of HIS are the fighter planes, which are usually seen in the front line of combat. They are units that do a little of everything very well. Their skills exemplify this truth by giving the player many ways to dodge their foes and get the upper hand that is vital for success. If you wish to be in the thick of battle, a fighter is the right choice for you.
The Gunners, also known as AWACs (Airborne Early Warning and Control) are the support class of Heroes in the Sky. Players manning Gunners will be able to revive allies from the dead, invert damage to health, stop the enemy from shooting, and many more game changing moves. They will however be poor main strike forces and should not be brought out without fighter support. If being an all-encompassing support class, whose talents can quickly change the tide of battle, is enticing, then a gunner is the right choice for you.
Does your foe have a base that you do not want to see existing? A bomber will provide immense ground leveling support that is key for attack and defense missions. Their large hulking frames contain countless bombs that can be used to carpet the land and sea. Bombers can easily one-hit most land vehicles if they score a direct hit and can also provide good bait for fighters who are foolish enough to charge them. The aerial mine weapon will also make short work of anything behind a bomber and can make one-on-one combat very dangerous even if no support can be found. If you enjoy massive sky fortresses that unload multi-ton payloads on the earth, the bomber is the right choice for you.
These planes provide players with a malleability that is helpful but not game-breaking. Players are presented with many of history's greatest tested and experimental aircrafts. Premium planes will evolve with the player through a series of sequential upgrades at various levels. From the mythical Spitfire MK-V to the quirky Vought V-173 "Flying Pancake" and even the mind-boggling juggernaut Kalinin 7, players are given a wide variety of choices to help best express their playstyle.
Heroes in the Sky provides a wonderful masking system known as "Avatars." Want your Red Baron to look like the 16-foot long Ohka? Well now is your chance! The Avatar system provides players with a cloak of sorts, changing the appearance of your plane while retaining all the functional perks of the original.