The Axis has been the first bloc to introduce jet technology for its fighter planes. The advanced designs and ideas have made a huge leap forward with the introduction of VK engines. With these, the new planes can achieve incredible feats, thought impossible just a few years ago: they can fly faster and climb higher than anyone could dream of. The latest generation engines even allow for almost stationary flight and vertical take-off and landing. The Horten brothers, the two Axis top engineers in the field have access to endless resources to make new planes: with these, the Axis shall rule the skies once more. The “Lightning” (Der Blitz) is the first aircraft in the world to mount laser weapons. This version of the dreaded weapon is capable of firing much more focused beams on armor while firing short burst on infantry.