"This alternative fighter flies slower and has heavier armor to aid in escorting bombers as they make their final approach on the enemy"


The Escort Fighter is a stronger variant of the regular fighter. It excels at taking punishment from enemy defenses and continuing to fly. This ability makes it an ideal companion for a raiding party of Fighters or a slow moving Bomber squadron. Distract the air defenses with this unit and allow your damage dealing units the time to do some real damage!

The Escort Fighter is an Air Force unit that can be built for battle in the Hangar and promoted via the Command Bunker. Promoting the Escort Fighter improves the damage and health of the unit.


  • The Escort Fighter resembles a P-38J "Lightning" heavy Fighter, which severed various roles in the Pacific War in WWII.
    • Interestingly, although it is branded as an "Escort Fighter" in Battle Islands, real-life P-38s were not suitable for escort duty, which required agility for engaging enemy fighters in dogfights. P-38s served better as an interceptor and fighter-bomber, which required firepower and armor more than agility.

Unit Information

Domain Target Housing Spawn Count Speed Range
Air Air Units 2 1 6 6


Level Health Damage Training Time Training Cost Promotion Time Promotion Cost Command Bunker Level Required
1 145 27 2m 40s 290 0s 0 5
2 175 33 2m 40s 390 9h 50,000 5
3 205 38 2m 40s 490 2d 180,000 6
4 240 44 2m 40s 585 5d 650,000 6
5 270 50 2m 40s 685 10d 2,500,000 8
6 300 55 2m 40s 780 16d 8,000,000 8