A defense class plane - it will be the new BEST IN FLEET for Stealth at +14%. It will be a full 4% greater in stealth than the Arbiter and Juggernaut. It will also be the first defense plane ever to have a lock range update at +10% which is a nice feature. It will also be BEST IN CLASS in Agility, a full extra 5% over the Juggernaut which was previously most agile defense class plane. Damage resistance is also BEST IN FLEET, 2% better than the Odyssey.
Overall, I an curious to see how this plane performs in the versus matches and if the Stealth really makes a difference. Wish they would have made the stealth even higher, at say +20%, but we will see how it works and if the stealth really helps. Sadly, I have a feeling that it will still be a turtle and easily destroyed in versus matches, but it certainly looks cool.
As for a real-life equivalent -thanks to all the commenters - this is modeled after a mythical early prototype stealth aircraft, the F-19.
|An illustration of the mythical F-19|
See PLANE COMPARISON TABLES for detailed assessment of all the planes performance ratings including the Nightwing added for comparison.