In addition to theStandard Warhawk's machine gun the Elite Warhawk also fires Rockets that do additional damage toBuildings. Alongside theHercules, it is the only unit in the game which uses more than one weapon when attacking.
Along with the heavy damage toBuildings the Rockets also greatly aid the Elite Warhawk in killing the very dangerous "Last Stand Units".
Elite Warhawks are the top of the line killing machines that fire rounds of rockets on buildings to explosive effect.
— Event Shop Description
The Elite Warhawk is a top of the line killing machine, firing rockets in addition to powerful machine guns and an improved engine to get it around enemy airspace in no time.
— Level 10 Description
MISSION - Liking that Warhawk of yours? It's time to bring it to Elite status. Defeat 5 Level 20 Rogue Faction Bases on the World Map and your Warhawks will be replaced by Elite versions, equipped with an added missile barrage to truly devastate enemy ground forces. (Note: If you do not already meet the requirements to upgrade this unit, you will still be able to produce it).
— Call to Arms Mission
MISSION - The Elite Warhawk is yours! Fly to victory and complete the final Call to Arms to unlock the Elite Mega Tank, a true beast!