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Strato Destroyer
StratoDestroyer
Western Fronter Strato Destroyer
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Title Strato Destroyer
Faction Xylvania and Western Frontier
Health Most Heavily Armored Aircraft
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Status
Location
Strato Destroyer
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Health Most Heavily Armored Aircraft
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What?! The Shields are destroyed?!! ALL STRATO DESTROYERS REPORT TO THE MINING SPIDER IMMEDIATELY!

Kaiser Vlad in BWii

A Strato Destroyer is a massive, remarkably well-armed air unit best discribed as a combination bewteen a Fighter and Bomber with heavy armor. Its a unique unit, bristling with machine guns, that it uses two types of weapons: AA missiles and computer controlled bombs automatically dropped when a enemy is below. It's vulnerable to attacks aimed at its rear and fuel tank (located on its belly), as these areas feature lighter armor. They appear only a handful of times in Battalion Wars and only once in Battalion Wars 2. In BWii, Kaiser Vlad called in several of them to protect his Mining Spider after the spider's three Shield Generators were destroyed. They were one of three units effective at dispatching a Battlestation, the other two being a Gunship and a Bomber.

In the first Battalion Wars, the first Strato Destroyer appeared on the Coral Atolls mission: X-Day. Two more Strato Destroyers are deployed by Kaiser Vlad to assault the Western Fontier forces in the mission: "Call Sign Eagle". In said mission, the player is given control of the only Western Frontier Strato Destroyer in the game to counter the Xylvanian ones.

BW2.StratoDestroyer

A small picture of an Xyvanian Strato Destroyer

As of BWII, the unit is no longer accessible to the player, making its only apperance as a NPC Xylvanian SD ordered to bombard the Tundran Battlestation. When opperating the unit, the player controls the mounted missiles while the bombs are automatically deployed when an enemy is directly below the craft.

StrategyEdit

The Strato Destroyer is capable of loosing more missiles than a Fighter, making a frontal attack on one, ill advised. Its best to pilot a Fighter, swing around to the unit's rear and fire at the giant airship from there. It is, in fact, easier to down a Strato Destroyer with an Anti-Air Veteran than it is to blast a Gunship with an Anti-air Vet, since Gunships can immediatly retaliate when targeted, compared to the Strato Destroyer which must circle around first Strato destroyers cannot barrel roll, turn sharply or dive quickly, making it difficult for them break missile lock.

Frigates are also a viable tactic for dispatching these units because they can match them for speed.

Appearances Edit

Strato Destroyer Appearances (Battalion Wars 1)
1-1 1-2 1-3 1-4 1-5 1-6 1-7 1-B 2-1 2-2 2-3 2-4 2-B 3-1 3-2 3-3 3-4 3-5 3-B 4-1 4-2 4-3 4-4 4-B
Player - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - -
NPC Ally - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Enemy - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - 2 - - - - - - - -
Strato Destroyer Appearances (Battalion Wars 2)
1-1 1-2 1-3 1-4 1-5 2-1 2-2 2-3 3-1 3-2 3-3 3-4 4-1 4-2 4-3 5-1 5-2 5-3 5-4 C-1 C-2 C-3 C-4
Player 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
NPC Ally (Campaign)
Player 2 (Co-Op)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Enemy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 - - - -


Trivia Edit

  • The Western Frontier Strato Destroyer resembles the B-2 Spirit, a real life stealth bomber employed by the USAF. However, it is closer in size to the YB-49, an experimental heavy bomber developed during the Cold War.
  • The Anglo Isles seemed to have designed their own Strato Destroyer, as seen in the Anglo Isle's concept art after completing certain objectives in the game, but for reasons unknown, was not featured in the final release of BW2


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