- "You want speed? This puppy hits Mach 3 without afterburners. But banking is tough for amateurs and it's a little expensive."
- ―Harry's description of this plane.
The F-108 Rapier (Early Plan) is an airplane in the Airforce Delta series, appearing in Airforce Delta Strike.
It was proposed to be a long range, high speed fighter jet, the project was called due to a lack of funds.
The design of the Rapier takes a heavily isosceles-style delta wing formation. It also features a tall, vertical, all moving tail-fin. The fuselage is rather long, despite only sitting two. The wings feature plenty of dual-fuel tanks.
The Rapier is the fastest plane in the game, and likely the entire Airforce Delta series as well (With the possible exception of the non-playable SR-71s in High-Velocity Recon Planes). It can reach speeds up to over 2100 miles per hour. Its drawbacks lie in its poor handling, low health, and ineffectiveness against ground targets. Unlike most fighter jets, which usually have just 70 missiles (multirole fighters have 80), the Rapier has 150 missiles. Its special weapons are high-maneuvering air-to-air missiles (HM-AAM).
Compared to the YF-12, a plane with very similar stats, this plane has a slightly higher top speed than the YF-12, has more missiles, and can be equipped to fly through space, but the YF-12 can roll better than this plane, and it possesses ML-AAMs as opposed to HM-AAMs. The YF-12 also possesses Stealth capabilities, as well as superior attacking stats in Anti Air and Anti Ground.
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Anti Air Attack: Medium
Mobility: Very low
Defense: Low (1700 HP)
Anti Ground Attack: Very low