I am at the late game stages and have two colonels who are snipers (both with damn good ground ability and double tap). I have just unlocked the Archangel armor and was thinking that I could outfit both of them with this, so they could fly and fire from top.

Can you fire while flying and go into overwatch while flying as well?

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    Yes, you can... Dec 5, 2012 at 10:59
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    @SergeyGrinev you should post that as an answer instead of comment.
    – l I
    Dec 5, 2012 at 11:49

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A flying sniper CAN shoot/overwatch, but WITHOUT Damn Good Ground bonus.

Check this by press F1 key, before click OK button while shoot.

From XCOM Wiki "Flying DOES confer an elevated-position bonus, but you must fly higher than normal."
So fly higher please.
Sorry for my sloppy experience.

  • wow, didn't expect that. But makes sense given you have no Ground underfoot while flying :) Dec 7, 2012 at 12:01
  • Yes, you are spot on! No DGG bonus :( Dec 7, 2012 at 17:00

Yes, you can.

It's a common strategy to have a sniper with Squad Sight flying the whole mission on the edge of the map and kill everything, enjoying safety.

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