Fighters and bombers can be launched once per battle and stay till the remainder of the battle or until shot down. Fighters and bombers can fight both enemy starships and other fighters and bombers. Fighters are usually in squadrons and are fast, have low health, and shoots fast. Bombers, on the other hand, do heavy damage and have more health, but are slow and alone. The crafting recipe is Spare Parts, Components and Fighter Engines. You can get either a fighter or bomber from this.