Air technology

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Note, in-game these technologies appear on two tabs: Bomber and Fighter. They are here divided in the same manner. Also of note is the fact that many of the technologies on these two tabs have effects on units from both tabs.

Bomber

One-Time Techs

Name Prerequisite Difficulty Research Bonus Year Knowledge on Completion Effects
Basic Bomb Twin Engine Aircraft 1 Medium Bomber Practical 0.6
Aeronautical Engineering 0.3
Tactical Airpower Focus 0.1
1936 Aeronautical Engineering Tactical Bomber - Soft Attack +1, Hard Attack +0.5, Sea Attack +0.25, Strategic Attack +0.5
Basic Four Engine Airframe Basic Aero Engine
Basic Twin Engine Airframe
1 Heavy Aircraft Practical 0.6
Aeronautical Engineering 0.3
Strategic Airpower Focus 0.1
1936 Aeronautical Engineering Transport Plane - Activated
Basic Medium Fuel Tank Twin Engine Aircraft 1 Medium Bomber Practical 0.6
Aeronautical Engineering 0.3
Tactical Airpower Focus 0.1
1936 Aeronautical Engineering Tactical Bomber - Surface Defence -1, Air Defence -1, Max Mission Range +75
Basic Strategic Bomber Basic Aircraft Machine Gun
Basic Bomb
Basic Four Engine Airframe
Basic Medium Fuel Tank
1 Heavy Aircraft Practical 0.6
Aeronautical Engineering 0.3
Strategic Airpower Focus 0.1
1937 Aeronautical Engineering Strategic Bomber - Activated
Basic Twin Engine Airframe Twin Engine Aircraft 1 Medium Bomber Practical 0.6
Aeronautical Engineering 0.3
Tactical Airpower Focus 0.1
1936 Aeronautical Engineering Tactical Bomber - Surface Defence +2.5, Air Defence +1, Max Mission Range +75
Close Air Support Aircraft Development Basic Aero Engine
Basic Aircraft Machine Gun
Basic Single Engine Airframe
Basic Small Fuel Tank
1 Medium Bomber Practical 0.6
Aeronautical Engineering 0.3
Close Air Support Focus 0.1
1937 Aeronautical Engineering Close Air Support - Activated
Naval Bomber Development Basic Aero Engine
Basic Aircraft Machine Gun
Basic Bomb
Basic Medium Fuel Tank
Basic Twin Engine Airframe
1 Medium Bomber Practical 0.6
Aeronautical Engineering 0.3
Naval Aviation Focus 0.1
1938 Aeronautical Engineering Naval Bomber - Activated
Twin Engine Aircraft 0.5 Aeronautical Engineering 1.0 1918 Aeronautical Engineering Tactical Bomber - Activated

Scaled Techs

Max level of 12

Name Prerequisite Difficulty Research Bonus Start Year First Offset Additional Offset Knowledge on Completion Effects
Air Launched Torpedo Naval Bomber Development 1 Medium Bomber Practical 0.4
Aeronautical Engineering 0.3
Submarine Engineering 0.15
Naval Engineering 0.15
1939 1941 2 Aeronautical Engineering Carrier Air Group - Sea Attack +0.75, Submarine Attack +0.75
Naval Bomber - Sea Attack +75, Submarine Attack +0.25
Cargo Hold Basic Four Engine Airframe 1 Heavy Aircraft Practical 0.7
Strategic Airpower Focus 0.3
1939 1941 2 Aeronautical Engineering Transport Plane - Transport Capability +1
Four Engine Airframe Basic Four Engine Airframe
Basic Twin Engine Airframe
2 Heavy Aircraft Practical 0.6
Aeronautical Engineering 0.3
Strategic Airpower Focus 0.1
1939 1941 2 Aeronautical Engineering Strategic Bomber - Surface Defence +2, Air Defence +1.5
Transport Plane - Surface Defence +2, Air Defence +1.5
Large Bomb Basic Strategic Bomber 1 Large Aircraft Practical 0.6
Aeronautical Engineering 0.3
Strategic Airpower Focus 0.1
1939 1941 2 Aeronautical Engineering Strategic Bomber - Soft Attack +0.5, Hard Attack +0.25, Strategic Attack +2
Light Bomb Development Basic Bomb 3 Light Aircraft Practical 0.6
Aeronautical Engineering 0.3
Close Air Support Focus 0.1
1939 1941 3 Aeronautical Engineering Carrier Air Group - Soft Attack +0.25, Hard Attack +0.25, Sea Attack +0.25
Close Air Support - Soft Attack +0.25, Hard Attack +1.25, Sea Attack +0.25
Interceptor - Soft Attack +0.25, Hard Attack +0.25
Multi-Role - Soft Attack +0.5, Hard Attack +0.5
Medium Air Search Radar RADAR (Industry technology) - 2
Advanced Aircraft Design
Twin Engine Aircraft
6 Electronic Engineering Practical 0.7
Electronic Engineering Theory 0.3
1940 1941 2 Electronic Engineering Practical Naval Bomber - Air Detection +0.5, Night: Attack +10%
Tactical Bomber - Air Detection +0.5, Night: Attack +10%
Medium Bomb Basic Bomb 2 Medium Bomber Practical 0.6
Aeronautical Engineering 0.3
Tactical Airpower Focus 0.1
1939 1941 2 Aeronautical Engineering Naval Bomber - Soft Attack +0.5, Hard Attack +0.25, Sea Attack +0.25
Tactical Bomber - Soft Attack +1.5, Hard Attack +0.5, Sea Attack +0.25, Strategic Attack +0.5
Medium Fuel Tank Basic Medium Fuel Tank 2 Medium Bomber Practical 0.6
Aeronautical Engineering 0.3
Tactical Airpower Focus 0.1
1939 1941 2 Aeronautical Engineering Naval Bomber - Surface Defence -0.75, Air Defence -0.75, Max Mission Range +125
Tactical Bomber - Surface Defence -0.75, Air Defence -0.75, Max Mission Range +125
Medium Navigation Radar Medium Air Search Radar 6 Electronic Engineering Practical 0.7
Electronic Engineering Theory 0.3
1940 1941 2 Electronic Engineering Practical Naval Bomber - Surface Detection +6
Tactical Bomber - Surface Detection +3
Large Air Search Radar RADAR (Industry technology) - 2
Advanced Aircraft Design
Basic Strategic Bomber
6 Electronic Engineering Theory 0.7
Electronic Engineering Practical 0.3
1940 1941 2 Electronic Engineering Practical Strategic Bomber - Air Detection +0.5, Night: Attack +10%
Transport Plane - Air Detection +0.5, Night: Attack +10%
Large Fuel Tank Basic Four Engine Airframe 2 Heavy Aircraft Practical 0.6
Aeronautical Engineering 0.3
Strategic Airpower Focus 0.1
1939 1941 2 Aeronautical Engineering Strategic Bomber - Surface Defence -1, Air Defence -0.5, Max Mission Range +150
Transport Plane - Surface Defence -1, Air Defence -0.75, Max Mission Range +75
Large Navigation Radar Large Air Search Radar 6 Electronic Engineering Practical 0.7
Electronic Engineering Theory 0.3
1940 1941 2 Electronic Engineering Practical Strategic Bomber - Surface Detection +0.5
Strategic Bomber Armament Basic Strategic Bomber 1 Heavy Aircraft Practical 0.7
Aeronautical Engineering 0.25
Infantry Theory 0.05
1939 1941 2 Aeronautical Engineering Strategic Bomber - Air Defence +0.75
Twin Engine Aircraft Armament Basic Aircraft Machine Gun 2 Medium Bomber Practical 0.7
Aeronautical Engineering 0.25
Infantry Theory 0.05
1939 1941 2 Aeronautical Engineering Naval Bomber - Air Attack +0.5
Tactical Bomber - Soft Attack +0.25, Air Attack +0.5
Twin Engine Airframe Basic Twin Engine Airframe 2 Medium Bomber Practical 0.6
Aeronautical Engineering 0.3
Tactical Airpower Focus 0.1
1939 1941 2 Aeronautical Engineering Naval Bomber - Air Defence +0.75
Tactical Bomber - Air Defence +0.75

Fighter

One-Time Techs

Name Prerequisite Difficulty Research Bonus Year Knowledge on Completion Effects
Advanced Aircraft Design Radar (Industry technology) - 1
Single Engine Aircraft OR Twin Engine Aircraft
2 Aeronautical Engineering 1.0 1940 Aeronautical Engineering None
Basic Aero Engine Single Engine Aircraft OR Twin Engine Aircraft 2 Medium Bomber Practical 0.4
Aeronautical Engineering 0.3
Light Aircraft Practical 0.3
1936 Aeronautical Engineering Interceptor - Surface Defence +0.5, Air Defence +0.5, Speed +50, Max Mission Range -25
Tactical Bomber - Air Defence +0.75, Speed +25, Max Mission Range -25
Basic Aircraft Machine Gun Single Engine Aircraft OR Twin Engine Aircraft 2 Medium Bomber Practical 0.4
Light Aircraft Practical 0.3
Aeronautical Engineering 0.25
Infantry Theory 0.05
1936 Aeronautical Engineering Interceptor - Air Attack +2
Tactical Bomber - Air Attack +0.5
Basic Single Engine Airframe Single Engine Aircraft 1 Light Aircraft Practical 0.6
Aeronautical Engineering 0.3
Fighter Focus 0.1
1936 Aeronautical Engineering Interceptor - Surface Defence +1, Air Defence +1
Basic Small Fuel Tank Single Engine Aircraft 1 Light Aircraft Practical 0.6
Aeronautical Engineering 0.3
Fighter Focus 0.1
1936 Aeronautical Engineering Interceptor - Surface Defence -0.5, Air Defence -1, Max Mission Range +75
Drop Tanks Small Fuel Tank - 3 3 Light Aircraft Practical 0.7
Aeronautical Engineering 0.3
1943 Aeronautical Engineering Carrier Air Group - Max Mission Range +150
Close Air Support - Max Mission Range +200
Interceptor - Max Mission Range +200
Multi-Role - Max Mission Range +200
Multi-Role Fighter Development Basic Aero Engine
Basic Aircraft Machine Gun
Basic Single Engine Airframe
Basic Small Fuel Tank
1 Medium Bomber Practical 0.6
Aeronautical Engineering 0.3
Fighter Focus 0.1
1938 Aeronautical Engineering Multi-Role - Activated
Rocket Interceptor Single Engine Aircraft Armament - 2
Single Engine Airframe - 3
Small Fuel Tank - 1
Rocket Engine (Industry technology)
4 Jet Engine Practical 0.7
Rocket Science 0.3
1941 Jet Engine Theory Rocket Interceptor - Activated
Single Engine Aircraft 0.5 Aeronautical Engineering 1.0 1918 Aeronautical Engineering Interceptor - Activated
Air Base - Activated

Scaled Techs

Max level of 12

Name Prerequisite Difficulty Research Bonus Start Year First Offset Additional Offset Knowledge on Completion Effects
Aero Engine Basic Aero Engine 7 Aeronautical Engineering 0.3
Heavy Aircraft Practical 0.3
Light Aircraft Practical 0.2
Medium Bomber Practical 0.2
1939 1941 2 Aeronautical Engineering Carrier Air Group - Surface Defence +1.5, Air Defence +1.15, Speed +25, Max Mission Range -15
Close Air Support - Surface Defence +1.5, Air Defence +1.15, Speed +25, Max Mission Range -15
Interceptor - Surface Defence +0.2, Air Defence +1.5, Speed +60, Max Mission Range -25
Multi-Role - Surface Defence +0.4, Air Defence +1.75, Speed +50, Max Mission Range -50
Naval Bomber - Surface Defence +0.75, Speed +25, Max Mission Range -50
Strategic Bomber - Surface Defence +1, Speed +25, Max Mission Range -50
Tactical Bomber - Surface Defence +0.75, Speed +25, Max Mission Range -50
Jet Engine Aero Engine - 1
Theoretical Jet Engine (Industry technology)
14 Jet Engine Practical 0.7
Jet Engine Theory 0.3
1943 1944 3 Aeronautical Engineering Carrier Air Group - Surface Defence +1, Air Defence +1, Speed +50, Max Mission Range -25
Close Air Support - Air Defence +0.5, Speed +50, Max Mission Range -50
Interceptor - Surface Defence +1, Air Defence +1, Speed +100, Max Mission Range -50
Multi-Role - Surface Defence +1, Air Defence +1, Speed +100, Max Mission Range -50
Naval Bomber - Air Defence +0.5, Speed +50, Max Mission Range -50
Strategic Bomber - Air Defence +0.5, Speed +50, Max Mission Range -50
Tactical Bomber - Air Defence +0.5, Speed +50, Max Mission Range -50
Single Engine Airframe Basic Single Engine Airframe 3 Light Aircraft Practical 0.6
Aeronautical Engineering 0.3
Fighter Focus 0.1
1939 1941 2 Aeronautical Engineering Carrier Air Group - Surface Defence +0.75, Air Defence +1.15
Close Air Support - Surface Defence +0.75, Air Defence +1.15
Interceptor - Surface Defence +0.2, Air Defence +1.5
Multi-Role - Surface Defence +0.4, Air Defence +1.75
Single Engine Aircraft Armament Basic Aircraft Machine Gun 3 Light Aircraft Practical 0.6
Aeronautical Engineering 0.3
Fighter Focus 0.1
1939 1941 2 Aeronautical Engineering Carrier Air Group - Soft Attack +0.25, Air Attack +1.5
Close Air Support - Soft Attack +0.25, Hard Attack +0.25, Air Attack +0.5
Interceptor - Soft Attack +0.25, Air Attack +2
Multi-Role - Soft Attack +0.5, Air Attack +1.75
Small Air Search Radar RADAR (Industry technology) - 2
Advanced Aircraft Design
Single Engine Aircraft
6 Electronic Engineering Practical 0.7
Electronic Engineering Theory 0.3
1940 1941 2 Electronic Engineering Practical Carrier Air Group - Air Detection +1, Night: Attack +10%
Close Air Support - Air Detection +0.5, Night: Attack +10%
Interceptor - Air Detection +1, Night Attack +10%
Multi-Role - Air Detection +1, Night: Attack +10%
Small Fuel Tank Basic Small Fuel Tank 3 Light Aircraft Practical 0.6
Aeronautical Engineering 0.3
Fighter Focus 0.1
1939 1941 2 Aeronautical Engineering Carrier Air Group - Surface Defence -0.625, Air Defence -0.8, Max Mission Range +45
Close Air Support - Surface Defence -0.625, Air Defence -0.8, Max Mission Range +45
Interceptor - Surface Defence -0.15, Air Defence -1, Max Mission Range +75
Multi-Role - Surface Defence -0.3, Air Defence -1.125, Max Mission Range +125
Small Navigation Radar Small Air Search Radar 6 Electronic Engineering Practical 0.7
Electronic Engineering Theory 0.3
1940 1941 2 Electronic Engineering Practical Carrier Air Group - Surface Detection +0.5
Close Air Support - Surface Detection +0.5
Interceptor - Surface Detection +0.5
Multi-Role - Surface Detection +0.5