The Hell Diver is a ship that first appears in Raiden Fighters 2: Operation Hell Dive and it's sequel. It is known for being an all around jet and easy-to-handle for all types of players, and is the first secret fighter you will see in the Fighter Select screen in RF2. At the end of every level, it moves it's wings back before speeding off.
The Boomerang Laser is an excellent weapon against many types of foes. The Charged Laser special is very powerful, releasing a punishing finishing blast. The missile weapon consists of run-of-the-mill pseudo-homing missiles on RF2 and splash bombs on RFJ, both which charged attacks consist of a barrage of missile sent at the enemy. On some RF2 machines the Hell Diver is available for you to select. On others, you have to rely on pure luck to select it from the "?" Random Ship Selector. This is the only secret fighter in RF2 that behaves like the seven standard planes (can only use one type of weapon, carries two bombs on each new life, uses charged attacks, slaves assume formations during charged attacks). This is a popular plane among players of all skill levels.
Raiden Fighters series: The Hell Diver makes it's first appearance in Raiden Fighters 2: Operation Hell Dive, and later on appears as a normal ship in Raiden Fighters Jet, with 3 appearing in Final Battle Phase 2 in the base. It also returns with the other fighters in Raiden Fighters Aces.
|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|