Real name: F-22X Raptor
The F-106 Arbiter is the closest thing to a stealth fighter in this game. Fully upgraded defense class planes already have a +20% stealth rating and the Arbiter adds another +10%. This will make it much harder for your opponent to lock onto you with their missiles. The boost in armor is good also. I have a hard time getting too excited about the boost in energy, since defense class planes have a ton of energy reserves already. The Missile resistance is a cool upgrade and is only available on the Arbiter and the Dragon.
See PLANE COMPARISON TABLES for detailed assessment of all the planes performance ratings.
You don't tend to see many Arbiters in versus matches. I am currently saving up for an Arbiter and looking forward to seeing how the stealth characteristics work - curious if other readers have used the Arbiter and if you have an opinion of its performance.
|Amazing shot of a real Raptor breaking the sound barrier|
|Raptor banking left|