Combat support airfield

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CNCKW Combat Support Airfield Cameo.png Combat support airfield
autosize
Unit
Internal name GDIAirSupport
SteelTalonsAirSupport
ZOCOMAirSupport
Affiliation CNC3 GDI logo.png GDI
CNCKW ZOCOM Logo.png ZOCOM
CNCKW Steel Talons Logo.png Steel Talons
Tier 2
Properties
Hit points 2000
Armor type Light (100% Cannon, 50% Rocket, 100% Grenade, 25% Gun, 1% Sniper)
Production
Cost $500
Build time 0:05
Produced by GDI construction yard
Crane
Requires Airfield
Hotkey F6
Function
Power -5

The combat support airfield was a structure employed in the Third Tiberium War by GDI to supplement regular airfields.

Background

It was equipped with the facilities needed to repair, refuel, and rearm four VTOL aircraft such as the Orca or Firehawk.

While the Combat support airfield was cheaper than a regular airfield and could perform many of the same functions, it lacked the crucial ability to build aircraft. Therefore, a normal airfield must be built prior to the construction of support airfields.

In-game

The combat support airfield was implemented in Kane's Wrath. It appears in Global Conquest games, when there were aircraft present in the strike force but no base with proper airfields. It was also freely buildable from the support structures tab, from both the construction yard and from cranes.

Multiplayer issue

In multiplayer, building a combat support airfield will cause a desync and end the match. Intentional use of this error is considered an offence on the C&C:Online server. The unofficial 1.02+ patch fixed this issue in Releases 6 and newer.

Gallery

See also

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