Gnomish Flying Machine (Warcraft II)

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For lore about gnomish flying machines, see Flying machine.
Gnomish Flying Machine
Race Gnome
Faction Alliance
Hit Points 150
Armor 2
Sight 9
Speed 17
Gold 500 Gold
Lumber 100 Lumber
Food 1 Food
Produced at Gnomish Inventor
Build time 65 seconds
Range 1
This article contains lore taken from Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

The Gnomes of Khaz Modan have long offset their lack of physical strength with ingenuity and daring. As members of the Alliance, they have continued to display their talents by inventing and piloting the unbelievable Flying Machine. Although having no armaments, these awkward contraptions can be used to survey vast areas of terrain, and detecting the otherwise hidden movements of underwater units (as all flying units can), making them invaluable for discovering the movements of the Horde.[1]


  • Flying Machines are fast, unarmed, flying units used for exploring the map and spying on your enemies. Because they are able to see Giant Turtles, they can also serve as spotters for your Battleships and Destroyers.
  • You can get your Flying Machine to follow a friendly or hostile unit by right-clicking on it while the Machine is selected.
  • The Gnomish Flying Machine was originally envisioned as a dwarven Ornithopter. Being able to both scout and fight, it was to fly only for a limited time and to have to regularly land for rest.[2]


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