Invader III Fighters are a class of starfighter used by the Venomian Army during the Lylat Wars. These fighters were a vast improvement over the previous series (Invader I and II), being highly maneuverable, fast, well armored, and having intelligent and more ruthless pilots. Invader III's can go up against even Arwings and put up a competent showing.
Invader III's are first seen in the Battle of Sector Z, where they make an attempt to ambush the Star Fox team. As part of a plan to cripple the Great Fox, the fighters escort six Copperhead missiles to be used against the gargantuan mothership. However, despite their advancements, the Invader III's could not defeat the Star Fox team or protect the Copperhead missiles to prevent them from being intercepted. If one of the missles hit the Great Fox, you go to Bolse and if they didn't, you can sneak on Area 6. Many of the fighters were destroyed in this battle.
- NINTENDO POWER Star Fox 64: Official Nintendo Player's Guide. Redmond, WA, Nintendo of America. 1997.