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Survival Guide - Dust Settles: Air Defense

Table of Contents:

I. Purpose
II. Fighters
III. Defensive Structures


In order to keep your camp from being devastated by a bombing run, you will need to keep a fair amount of defenses ready to keep an attack from razing your camp. Since bombers can hit numerous targets in your camp including barracks, lots, and factories, you will want to keep plenty of fighters, antiaircraft guns, and SAM sites to take out the attacking forces.

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One of the first things that you should keep around your camp to help combat both the attacking bombers and their fighter escorts (if any are sent) are fighters. These planes will be kept in hangars during most days, but when your camp is attacked, they will automatically scramble to take on the oncoming planes. The only requirement for the launching of these planes is their crew requirement. As many fighters as you have the army to fill will launch.

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Defensive Structures:

Because fighters may not be enough to fend off an attack, you should consider opening and building antiaircraft guns and SAM sites. These militia-manned weapons will be opened through Ingenuity research and constructed through the Defense page. As soon as a bombing run reaches your camp, your militia will run to fill the crew requirements for these weapons and will begin peppering the sky with flak and missiles to bring down the attacking bombers. Your defensive structures will activate according to how many you can crew, with SAMs being filled before AA if you do not have enough for all of them.

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