exist to protect your satellites by engaging UFOs in direct combat. As the game
progresses, it is crucial to upgrade your Interceptors to match the increased
firepower of UFOs. You’ll want to research the “New Fighter Craft” as soon as
possible and upgrade to Plasma Cannons.
Matrix (dodge), UFO Tracking (boost), an Uplink Targeting (aim) are all
available to purchase in Engineering. These are expendable items used to aid an
interceptor in battle. They can turn the tide if your ship is outclassed by the
UFO with which it is engaged.
have well-equipped Firestorm interceptors, you have a good chance of defeating
a Battleship class UFO. Doing so is crucial, as the power core recovered from
the wreckage is used to create some of the most powerful weapons in the game,
including the best interceptor weapon, the Fusion Lance.
Missiles (free) and Phoenix Cannons (for a small price) are available at the
beginning of the game.
Key:HC = Hit
R = Range
FR = Fire
D = Damage
AP = Armor
Research: Heavy Lasers
Beam Weapons, 5 Weapon Fragments, 5 Alien Alloys
Laser Cannon (HC:85%,R:Short,FR:Rapid,D:Low,AP:Medium)
Research: Phoenix Cannon
Experimental Warfare research
Phoenix Cannon (HC:95%,R:Short,FR:Rapid,D:Low,AP:Low)
Research: Plasma Cannon
Light Plasma Rifle, 30 fragments, 10 Elerium
Plasma Cannon (HC:85%,R:Long,FR:Medium,D:Medium,AP:High)
Research: New Fighter Craft
Salvaged Alien Nav Computer, UFO Power Source, 75 fragments, 10 alloys, 10
Interceptor and Hover S.H.I.V.
Research: EMP Cannon
New Fighter Craft, Plasma Cannon, 20 Elerium