The year is 2055, more than thirty years after the events of Zero Hour, Earth suffers a catastrophic collision with meteorites. The world is thrown into turmoil as large swathes of land are annihilated. Four factions, the ADF (Asian Democratic Federation), WEA (West European Alliance), WLF (World Liberation Front), and AC (American Confederacy) are at war for control of the remaining already harder to find resources as well as the preservation of their nations and geopolitical interests. Welcome to Deep Impact.
A fantastic feat of engineering ingenuity, the Starchild is the pride of the WEA's aeronautical division, and is capable of singlehandedly fighting off almost any foe. With recent advances in jet engine technology, the WEA has been able to nearly perfect a new take-off system for this aircraft, with minimal runway required in order to allow the plane to reach maximum velocity, thus minimising the targets for enemy artillery strike. The downside of this is that the extreme G-Force extorted on the pilots is near life-threatening, and thus only the most elite and athletic pilots are allowed to even touch the Starchild, let alone fly one. However, if successful, these pilots are given access to some of the most powerful technology in the hands of the WEA, with the Starchild sporting dual machineguns capable of shredding anything in the air, and two independent missile systems that are able to deal severe punishment to anything on the ground. These weapons can be further upgraded in the field, but these weapon-systems are strictly confidential until on the field of battle itself, and then, only at the highest state of emergency. This unique aircraft does come at a price, however, with the lightweight fuselage unable to take much damage and thus failing several high-level safety tests. Nonetheless, the Starchild has been swiftly deployed to far-reaching areas of the battle, in the hope that it's weapons will have run out of ammunition before the fuselage gives way, allowing the pilot to return safely before being turned into cannon fodder.
* Powerful anti ground missiles.
* Machine Guns for combatting other aircraft.
* Capable of high speed, even in sharp turns.