In contrast to the Attacker, the Fighter is dedicated for combat with a small cockpit area with tandem seating, with the gunner in front and the pilot in the back. It is far more mobile and responsive than the H-8 Global Defender.
Fighters, ranging in the thousands, or possibly millions, participated in the War of 2016 and were first seen defending the Mothership from the Earth Space Defense, and attacking the Cheyenne Mountain Complex.
Fighters later accompanied the Queen in attacking Area 51. The Fighters were then telekinetically controlled by the Queen to form a shield surrounding the Queen. The Fighters piloted by the ESD pilots were instrumental in killing the Queen, causing the Fighters attacking Area 51 to immediately fall from the skies.
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- Unlike many other Harvester craft, Fighters have very weak deflector shields. Apparently after being hit a few times, they just blow up, as shown in the assault on the Harvester Mothership during the War of 2016.