"Anti-gunship unit with rapid fire chaingun."
The Hornet is shockingly powerful against other Gunships. The chaingun does dangerous amounts of damage, and is unavoidable once it fires.
A single hornet can quickly take down Liberators without getting hit once by repeatedly firing a few shots then moving around its target(s) in a circular path.
A pair of Hornets can take down a Warbird if they get within range at about the same time. One will be lost but only 3 shots should be enough to destroy your enemy's pride and joy.
You can also take down multiple enemy Hornets with a single unit if they are close together - click between the targets as soon as your ship starts firing. A single shot at each will be sufficient to take them down.
If your rival has a lot of Hornets then use ground units to take them out as Hornets are pretty weak against them. Virtually all the anti-gunship units will take out a Hornet with a single shot.
The Hornet is usually replaced by Warbirds once they are available.
|Splash||N/A (this unit does not have splash)|
|Level||Water||Iron||Time||Research Center Level||Gunship Factory Level|
|3||183,750||179,025||7h 17m 53s||3||1|
|4||270,113||277,489||8h 58m 36s|
|5||397,065||430,108||11h 2m 28s|
|6||583,686||666,667||13h 34m 50s|
|7||858,019||1,033,333||16h 42m 15s|
|8||1,261,287||1,601,667||20h 32m 46s|