| Bofors 40mm|
"I have you in my eye, sir."
The Anti-Air Position is a sand-bagged fortification armed with twin Bofors 40mm flak cannons. Saturates the air with flak when enemy aircraft come within range, thus eliminating early-game aerial threats. Make sure to place these near key locations that the enemy will be tempted to bomb (like your airfields). Though the flak guns make short work of unarmored vehicles and infantry; this bunker has very little defense against armored units; be sure to supplement the AA Bunker with Anti-tank Bunkers.
Bunkers are necessary for a good defense, as units themselves cannot defend a base against a combined attack. With the Anti-Air Bunker, America enjoys the first anti-air weapons in the game. Though it makes a superb multi-purpose gun, it should be supported by Machine-gun Positions and Anti-tank Bunkers for extra protection.
The Anti-air bunkers take up quite a bit of important room in bases, thus, many players prefer mobile AA or hiding large groups of light AA in woods. However, experience shows that a few of these dotted around your base can hold off even major bomber assaults, provided that their target aren't your bunkers.
In general, the AA Bunker is vital to protect your base from total annihilation by an enemy bomber assault. However, artillery units can still destroy you so you must put supporting units in the woods or swamps near your base in order to ambush enemy artillery.
Pro & Cons Edit
+Available in 1942, for what it is worth you can have these set up before the Ar 234 shows up.
+/-Resistant enough to withstand light artillery... for what it is worth...
- For the same price you might as well get a M19 which has the same dps
-3x Bofors autocannons will do a better job that this one
- Bigger area of effect if spread out.
- Higher total dps.
- Mobile + effective infantry support and hiding in the forrest.
Med. Twin AA Gun