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The Stealth Bomber is a Bomber unit available in the Information Era.


As anti-aircraft missile technology has evolved, so has the design of strategic and tactical bombers. One way to avoid being shot down by an enemy is to remain invisible to the enemy's radar and other tracking devices. The modern stealth bomber is built of strong composite materials specially coated with anti-radar materials and is shaped as to deflect enemy radar. Stealth bombers can carry nuclear or standard bombs. While quite effective, stealth bombers are also staggeringly expensive, with each American B-2 stealth bomber costing approximately two billion US dollars, more than enough to break the bank of nearly any non-super power in the world.


The Stealth Bomber is the ultimate bomber unit, possessing huge range, a greater Ranged Combat Strength, and an additional ability to avoid enemy fighters and anti-aircraft defenses, thanks to its next-gen radar-avoiding technology. As if that weren't enough, it has the "air recon" ability, which means that everything within 6 tiles of its starting location is visible at the beginning of the turn.

On the downside, Stealth Bombers cannot be transported aboard Carriers. Fortunately, their rebase range of 40 tiles is often large enough that they can fly over oceans, as long as you possess a city on the other side of it.

Unique Unit Replacements[]

Icon Unit Civilization Abilities
Unit Types
Ancient Era
ArcherChariot ArcherScoutSpearmanTriremeWarrior
Classical Era
Composite BowmanCatapultHorsemanSwordsman
Medieval Era
Renaissance Era
Industrial Era
ArtilleryCavalryGatling GunIroncladRifleman
Modern Era
Anti-Aircraft GunBattleshipCarrierDestroyerGreat War BomberGreat War InfantryInfantryLandshipMachine GunSubmarineTriplane
Atomic Era
Anti-Tank GunAtomic BombBazookaBomberFighterHelicopter GunshipMarineMobile SAMParatrooperRocket ArtilleryTank
Information Era
Giant Death RobotGuided MissileJet FighterMechanized InfantryMissile CruiserModern ArmorNuclear MissileNuclear SubmarineStealth BomberXCOM Squad
Civilian Units
ArchaeologistCaravanCargo ShipInquisitorMissionarySettlerWork BoatWorker
Great People
Great AdmiralGreat ArtistGreat EngineerGreat GeneralGreat MerchantGreat MusicianGreat ProphetGreat ScientistGreat Writer