The P-1117 Kingfisher is a VTOL aircraft used by the British Army. Its design are based on the early schematics of the American U/AV-17 Hawk. It had an armament of several machine guns and a missile launcher. During the Chimeran War it had proved itself to be efficient in troop transport and reconnaissance. The Kingfisher is vulnerable to anti-aircraft fire coming from Goliaths and Stalkers making piloting one into intense combat very risky.
The P-1117 Kingfisher was used during several battles by the British Army.
|“||The British P-1117 Kingfisher is derived from an early iteration of the American U/AV-17. The Kingfisher is exceedingly able at inserting soldiers into combat situations. Unfortunately, the Chimera have responded to this ability with the Stalker AA platform. At present, all remaining Kingfishers are in the service of British Intelligence. They have been largely relegated to a role of aerial reconnaissance and combat coordination.||”|
The P-1117 Kingfisher first appears during Operation Overstrike when the British launched a massive attack against the Chimera to liberate all of Western Europe. They also make appearances in other levels of the campaign, such as in the Maquis Fortress were they are used to evacuate refugees. These VTOLs can also be found destroyed throughout the game.
The P-1117 Kingfisher appears in Resistance: Burning Skies and is being used by the U.S. Army. This is probably a mistake since the U.S. Army never used Kingfisher VTOLs and these VTOLs were only used and manufactured by the British.