As we saw in the Saudi leaks, the SR-71 Blackbird has finally arrived to MSWM as the R-94 Achilles. Many have been looking forward to seeing this plane arrive in the game. Interestingly, the plane has been added as a defense class addition.
|Beautiful shot of a real-life SR-71 Blackbird|
Stealth: 2nd in class to the Nightwing
Damage: BEST IN CLASS (better than most agility class planes)
Speed: BEST IN CLASS. This is the first defense class plane to add a speed boost.
Evasion: 2nd in class to the green eagle
Even with the boost, the speed of the Achilles is really quite slow, as with most defense class planes. It is a bit of a shame that Z2 has chosen to make on of the fastest planes ever built as a defense class turtle that will get easily out raced by any agility class planes and also a few weapons class planes. True, in real life it was not maneuverable like an agility class plane, but it just seems to be a waste to dump one of the coolest planes ever built into the lack luster defense class.
|Another shot of the speed demon|
Glad to see it added, but wish it could have been added with a little more flare! Why not make it the fastest but with no agility? It would actually have needed +57% to make it the fastest in fleet and keep it as defense class - that might have been interesting!
See PLANE COMPARISON TABLES for detailed assessment of all the planes performance ratings.