The Aegis class of fighters is the main line of fighters in the Raiden Fighters series. The first game has the Aegis, with the designation GD-1. The second and third games has the Aegis IV, which the only difference is the color of its laser weapon and a gray-colored nose. The secret Aegis II-c appears only in Raiden Fighters 2: Operation Hell Dive, and has different capabilities from the other fighters in its class.
The fighters in the Aegis class are well-balanced. Their Lasers are Homing Rays, and their Missile weapon is a group of simple Cruise Missiles that do an average amount of damage to enemies. The fighter class has no outstanding strengths and weaknesses, which makes this fighter class a great choice for beginners.
Raiden Fighters series: This class of fighters is prominently showcased in the Raiden Fighters games' attract mode and title screens.
|Interstellar Fighters||Raiden Supersonic Attack Fighter, Raiden mk-II, Raiden mk-IIβ, Judge Spear, Blue Javelin, Dark Sword, Fighting Thunder ME-02, Fighting Thunder ME-02β|
|Generation 1 Classic Fighters||Aegis, Beast Arrow, Devastator, Chaser, Endeavor|
|Generation 2 Classic Fighters||Aegis IV, Beast Wing, Death Header, Flying Ray, Eraser, Griffin, Aegis II-c|
|Experimental Fighters||Hell Diver, Ixion|
|Living creatures||Miclus, Fairy|