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The ADF-01A and ADF-01F FALKEN are multirole superplanes designed by Gründer Industries. This version of the Falken is a completely updated version of the one used by the ZOE Squadron (an ADF-01) during the Usean Rebellion. The model, although unchanged in airframe design, underwent major modifications in avionics and weaponry.

The ADF-01 (Advanced Defence Fighter - type 01) "FALKEN"; is arguably the most powerful aircraft in the Ace Combat series. In addition to its staggering missile count, it possesses a Tactical Laser System (TLS) which is nearly impossible to dodge as there is no delay time between firing and impact. The Falken has 14 laser pods that activate and power the TLS, which fires for about seven to eight seconds until the pod is drained. The laser serves as a one-hit-kill for any target unlucky enough to recieve a concentrated hit from its beam. The TLS is housed underneath the cockpit, which raises every time the weapon is armed.

One notable difference between the TLS in Ace Combat 5 and Ace Combat Zero is that in the former game, the ADF-01F Falken has a red laser. Meanwhile, the laser is instead blue in Ace Combat Zero where you fly the ADF-01A Falken. This is due to the materials used to emit the beam, although the duration and damage dealt by the laser remains the same in both titles. Also, in Ace Combat Zero, the Falken is capable of carrying Fuel-Air Explosive Bombs (FAEB) and Advanced Long-range Air-to-Air missiles (XLAA) in addition to the TLS. Gründer Industries later decided that the TLS was far more capable in both AA and AG applications than the FAEB or the XLAA, and removed the wing hard points leaving only the internal weapons bays for the Sidewinder missile on the F variant. This reduced weight and drag and arguably made the ADF-01F a more capable aircraft.

It's most prominent feature, other than forward-swept wings, is what seems to be an armored, glassless cockpit. This is actually a 360° celestial-spherical screen cockpit layout, giving the pilot an immense advantage in combat. Instead of a traditional glass canopy, the plane utilizes a prototype of the revolutionary Connection for Flight Interface (COFFIN) system, which is similar in effect to a one-way mirror or an extremely tinted window - the pilot can still see out, but no one can see in. This is achieved via a series of real-time hexagonal monitors and external cameras that transmit the visual data to the pilot. This also allows for the HUD and targets to also be displayed at all angles, where as a normal aircraft can only show targets and data on it's front HUD display. If a target were to leave that HUD on a normal plane, the pilot would only be able to see it's green targeting square. On the Falken however, the monitors and a powerful computer, (codenamed Z.O.E) eliminate that problem.
edit Unlock methods

* Ace Combat Zero: Obtain all 3 Supreme Ace medals OR Obtain all 3 regular Ace medals and have Ace Combat 5 save data on your memory card.
Note: Given that when you receive a Supreme Ace medal you also receive the corresponding regular Ace medal, you do not need to avoid attaining the Supreme Ace medals, should you have Ace Combat 5 data.

* Ace Combat 5: Destroy all 5 hidden Falken Hangars (on missions POWDER KEG, FOUR HORSEMEN, DESERT ARROW, DESERT LIGHTNING & ACES). This can be done in Free Mission mode.
* Ace Combat X: Complete OPERATION X (finish all ACX missions to unlock this stage).

edit Armament
[edit] Standard Weapons

* Gun: 1x 25mm GAU-22A Equalizer 5 Barreled Gatling Cannon
* Missile: 2x AIM-9M Sidewinder

[edit] Special Weapons

* FAEB: 2x FAB-1000 (ACZ & ACX)
* TLS: 1x Tactical Laser System Pod (AC5, ACZ & ACX)
* XLAA: 4x AIM-54C Phoenix(ACZ & ACX)

edit Statistics
[edit] Ace Combat ZERO/5

* Speed: 83
* Mobility: 99
* Stability: 82
* Defense: 67
* Air-to-Air: 99
* Air-to-Ground: 94

[edit] Ace Combat X (Default)

* Speed: 84
* Air-to-Air: 60
* Air-to-Ground: 54
* Mobility: 93
* Stability: 75
* Defense: 66

edit Specs

* Wingspan: 15.92m
* Length: 24.0m
* Height: 6.60m
* Weight: 23,300kg
* Max Speed: Mach 2.5
* Engine: WWX-GD-425x2
* Manufactured by: Grunder Industries

edit Trivia

* On Ace Combat 5, if you use the FALKEN'S TLS before the mission FIRST FLIGHT, DESERT LIGHTNING, or DESERT ARROW ends, the landing sequence will show a yellow & wider TLS protruding from the FALKEN's TLS bay. This easter egg of the "Yellow TLS" is subjected to speculations on larger topics.

* In Ace Combat 5 and Ace Combat Zero you can also see a "ZOE" described on the left and right side of the FALKEN's cockpit which is on the laser control panels.
* It should be noted that the standard color for the ADF-01 FALKEN and ADFX-01/02 Morgan is the color of the Z.O.E planes.
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The ADFX-01 Morgan, along with its more heavily armed and armored version, the ADFX-02, were built by the South-Belka Munitions Corporation. This company was later acquired by Gründer Industries. The Morgan was put into use during the Belkan War, and its battle data led to construction of the ADF-01 Falken.

The ADFX (Advanced Defense Fighter Experimental) series is a family of highly-advanced prototype superfighters capable of carring experimental battle ordnance during the Belkan War. It's weaponry consists of a high powered 25mm cannon, advanced missiles, a prototype TLS weapon pod (predecessor to the Falken's; a large pod mounted on the aircraft's back), and an extremely powerful new weapon known as the Multi-Purpose Ballistc Missile - arguably even more lethal than the laser cannon in terms of its splash radius, but not damage -, which is a scaled-down, airplane-portable version of the burst missiles deployed by the Yuktobanian underwater carrier Scinfaxi during the 2010 Circum-Pacific War. The Morgan can also be equipped with an experimental ECM pod that works as a normal anti-missile system on the 01 while the 02 version has a cutting-edge prototype, continuously activated to shield it from enemy attacks (effectively rendering the Morgan invincible to any type of attack). The ADFX-02 is also known to have an extremely powerful on-board computer system, the likes of which can control the Belkan V2 MIRV System. Only two models of the ADFX "Morgan" project have been produced, these being the ADFX-01 and ADFX-02. Each aircraft was believed to be under the jurisdiction of the Belkan military.
[edit] The ADFX's Use Throughout the War

During the Belkan War, on December 31, 1995, an ADFX-02 unit piloted by the - then rogue - Larry "Solo-Wing Pixy" Foulke flew the Morgan during the Avalon Dam offensive, and (while the local forces were still oblivious of his presence) headed in direction of the 66 AFU Galm, and attempted to assasinate his former flight lead Cipher by employing the Morgan's TLS cannon from BVR, but ended up killing Cipher's number 2 (who sacrificed himself by getting in the laser's way) in the process; the 2 engaged in the war's final battle, and Cipher slowly stripped the Morgan of it's weapons, until the aircraft was critically damaged, and then destroyed. This meant the destruction of the only known ADFX-02 ever produced. An ADFX-01 was reportedly procured from the Belkans by the Ustio Air Force during the Hoffnung offensive, but it is unknown whether the Ustian Morgan still even exists.

However, it is safe to assume that the Morgan became the basis for the ADF-01 FALKEN, due to the obvious similarities. It is also possible that some design elements influenced the X-02 Wyvern developed by the Erusians.
edit Armament
[edit] Standard Weapons

* Guns: 1x 25mm GAU-12 Equalizer 4 Barreled Gatling Cannon
* Missiles: 2x AIM-9M Sidewinder

[edit] Special Weapons

* TLS: 1x Chemical Laser Pod (5 Second beam)
* MPBM: 1x Multi-Purpose Burst Missile Mk.I (once it hits its target it creates a big and powerful burst with a diameter of 5,000ft)
* ECMP: 1x Electronic Countermeasure Pod (Deflects missiles)

Statistics

* Speed: 83
* Defense: 80
* Mobility: 90
* Stability: 60
* Air-to-Air: 99
* Air-to-Ground: 99
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The ADFX-01 Morgan, along with its more heavily armed and armored version, the ADFX-02, were built by the South-Belka Munitions Corporation. This company was later acquired by Gründer Industries. The Morgan was put into use during the Belkan War, and its battle data led to construction of the ADF-01 Falken.

The ADFX (Advanced Defense Fighter Experimental) series is a family of highly-advanced prototype superfighters capable of carring experimental battle ordnance during the Belkan War. It's weaponry consists of a high powered 25mm cannon, advanced missiles, a prototype TLS weapon pod (predecessor to the Falken's; a large pod mounted on the aircraft's back), and an extremely powerful new weapon known as the Multi-Purpose Ballistc Missile - arguably even more lethal than the laser cannon in terms of its splash radius, but not damage -, which is a scaled-down, airplane-portable version of the burst missiles deployed by the Yuktobanian underwater carrier Scinfaxi during the 2010 Circum-Pacific War. The Morgan can also be equipped with an experimental ECM pod that works as a normal anti-missile system on the 01 while the 02 version has a cutting-edge prototype, continuously activated to shield it from enemy attacks (effectively rendering the Morgan invincible to any type of attack). The ADFX-02 is also known to have an extremely powerful on-board computer system, the likes of which can control the Belkan V2 MIRV System. Only two models of the ADFX "Morgan" project have been produced, these being the ADFX-01 and ADFX-02. Each aircraft was believed to be under the jurisdiction of the Belkan military.
[edit] The ADFX's Use Throughout the War

During the Belkan War, on December 31, 1995, an ADFX-02 unit piloted by the - then rogue - Larry "Solo-Wing Pixy" Foulke flew the Morgan during the Avalon Dam offensive, and (while the local forces were still oblivious of his presence) headed in direction of the 66 AFU Galm, and attempted to assasinate his former flight lead Cipher by employing the Morgan's TLS cannon from BVR, but ended up killing Cipher's number 2 (who sacrificed himself by getting in the laser's way) in the process; the 2 engaged in the war's final battle, and Cipher slowly stripped the Morgan of it's weapons, until the aircraft was critically damaged, and then destroyed. This meant the destruction of the only known ADFX-02 ever produced. An ADFX-01 was reportedly procured from the Belkans by the Ustio Air Force during the Hoffnung offensive, but it is unknown whether the Ustian Morgan still even exists.

However, it is safe to assume that the Morgan became the basis for the ADF-01 FALKEN, due to the obvious similarities. It is also possible that some design elements influenced the X-02 Wyvern developed by the Erusians.
edit Armament
[edit] Standard Weapons

* Guns: 1x 25mm GAU-12 Equalizer 4 Barreled Gatling Cannon
* Missiles: 2x AIM-9M Sidewinder

[edit] Special Weapons

* TLS: 1x Chemical Laser Pod (5 Second beam)
* MPBM: 1x Multi-Purpose Burst Missile Mk.I (once it hits its target it creates a big and powerful burst with a diameter of 5,000ft)
* ECMP: 1x Electronic Countermeasure Pod (Deflects missiles)

edit Statistics

* Speed: 83
* Defense: 80
* Mobility: 90
* Stability: 60
* Air-to-Air: 99
* Air-to-Ground: 99
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The P-1112 Aigaion's initial construction began during the Estovakian Civil War. The technologies needed to create the Aigaion were not developed within the Federal Republic of Estovakia, but were brought in by Belkan defectors from the Belkan War. Some of these defectors were also former members of the insurgent group A World With No Boundaries. Some of this unknown technology had also became the deciding factor of the Estovakian Civil War, which ended in victory for the Eastern Faction.

The Aigaion was the first of all P-111X models to be completed and became the centerpiece of the Estovakian Aerial Fleet. After "The Generals" took power in Estovakia, the Aigaion was used to successfully push out all Emmerian Forces from the Emmerian capital city, Gracemeria. After this victory, the Aigaion and its escorts commenced multiple operations within the Republic of Emmeria in 2015 to 2016. These operations also included attacking Emmerian Troops as they passed through the Peak of Selumna, and an Emmerian assault on San Loma, with Nimbus Air Burst Cruise Missile, guided by Remote-Controlled Drones.

However, with the recovery of Cavalia Air Force Base and San Loma itself, the Emmerian Military launched an attack on the P-1112 Aigaion and its P-1113 and P-1114 escorts. With a combined force of the Emmerian Navy's 2nd Carrier Air Wing, 2nd Strike Fighter Squadron, Northern Region Air Defense 3rd Air Division, 4th Tactical Fighter Squadron and the Eastern Region Air Defense 8th Air Division's 15th and 28th Tactial Fighter Squadrons, an attack on the Heavy Command Cruiser was launched. Thanks to information gathered by multiple Emmerian operatives within the Estovakian Military, the attack was launched during a time when the Aigaion was being refueled by six KC-10 Extender Tanker Aircraft. Because these aircraft were in front of the Aigaion, the Aigaion's early warning radar was blinded.

The Emmerian strike force caught the Estovakian Aerial Fleet by surprise. The 9th Tactical Fighter Squadron "Strigon" was launched from the Aigaion in an attempt to intercept the Emmerian aircraft, but were soon shot down. Eventually, the entire air fleet was destroyed, with the Aigaion's final blow being accredited to Garuda One on the 28th Tactical Fighter Squadron. With no support from the Aigaion, the Estovakian Military found itself under a heavy counter-attack during the following months.
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Note: I'm Updating this map in the future.

Spoilers Alert!

I'm planing to add every operation in all Ace combat games that i can get information about. The complete map will be uploaded when it's done. Until then!

Yellow line = Mission Line (AC02, AC06)
Orange line = Mission Line (AC04)

Note: The prefered aircraft listed are my own prefered aircraft for that mission and may or may not be the best plane for the mission. (I.ex. I like to fly a F-14 or F-18 aircraft when there's a carrier i have to protect to simulate being connected to that aircraft carrier)

Ace Combat 2
Factions:
Unified Command (Player)
NA-P2700 (Enemy)
Flagship Aircraft:
Su-35 Super Flanker
Fictional Aircraft:
ADF-01 "Falken"
Superweapons:
Dragonet
Dragonet II
Player Ace Squadron:
Scarface Squadron (Su-35 Super Flanker)
Enemy Ace Squadron:
Z.O.E. Squadron (ADF-01 Falken)

01 - Gambit - Twinkle Island
Mission: Intercept enemy bomber wing.
Prefered Aircraft: F-4E Phantom II

02 - Easy Money - Lambert Moutains
Mission: Intercept enemy recon unit.
Prefered Aircraft: Kfir C.7 (Mirage IIIC)

03 - City On Fire - Anchorhead Bay
Mission: Destroy enemy aircraft carrier docked at Anchorhead Bay.
Prefered Aircraft: A-6E Intruder

04A - Tin Castle - Amber Mountains
Mission: Destroy enemy forward command base.
Prefered Aircraft: A-6E Intruder

04B - Opera House - Gunther Sound
Mission: Destroy enemy oil rigs and refineries.
Prefered Aircraft: A-6E Intruder

05 - Greased Lightning - Meriton
Mission: Fly through a ravine and destroy ravine base.
Prefered Aircraft: F-16C Fighting Falcon

06A - Midnight Assassin - Meriton
Mission: Intercept retreating rebel units.
Prefered Aircraft: F-16C Fighting Falcon

06B - Bear Tracks - Hatties Ra.
Mission: Destroy enemy mining operation.
Prefered Aircraft: A-10A Thunderbolt II

07 - Sledgehammer - Axel Bay
Mission: Protect bomber.
Prefered Aircraft: MiG-29A Fulcrum

08A - Rising High - Chopinburg
Mission: Intercept High altitude bomber.
Prefered Aircraft: MiG-29A Fulcrum

08B - Cuckoo's Nest - Chopinburg
Mission: Destroy supply crates with machineguns only.
Prefered Aircraft: A-10A Thunderbolt II

09 - Swordsmith - Scofields Plateau
Mission: Take over arms production plant.
Prefered Aircraft: F-14A Tomcat

10 - Toy Box - Comona Islands
Mission: Destroy prototype bomber.
Prefered Aircraft: F-117A Nighthawk

11 - Seagull - Skully Island
Mission: Destroy rebel mobile fleet.
Prefered Aircraft: Rafale M

12 - One Night Stand - Seals Bridge
Mission: Fly through a ravine and destroy rebel submarine base.
Prefered Aircraft: EF-2000 Typhoon

13 - Power Play - Waiapolo Mountains
Mission: Liberate rebel hydraulic power plant.
Prefered Aircraft: F/A-18E Super Hornet

Operation "A"lphaville

14 - El Dorado - Faith Park
Mission: Destroy rebel missile silos.
Prefered Aircraft: Su-35 Super Flanker

15 - St. Elmo's Fire - Peyton Channel
Mission: Protect friendly Aircraft carrier.
Prefered Aircraft: F/A-18E Super Hornet

16A - Visiting Hour's - Rocky island
Mission: Destroy geothermal plant via heat release vent opened by Unified Forces.
Prefered Aircraft: F-22A Raptor

16B - Juggernaut - Fort Gray islands
Mission: Destroy enemy fleet in the way of the Unified Forces' fleet.
Prefered Aircraft: F-14A Tomcat

17 - Sentinel - Petrol Coast
Mission: Destroy coastal radar installation using machineguns only.
Prefered Aircraft: F-22A Raptor

Operation "B"ellisima

14 - Dark Star - Hatties Ra.
Mission: Destroy enemy transport plane.
Prefered Aircraft: Su-35 Super Flanker

15 - Dead End - White Valley
Mission: Engage enemy garrison from low altitude.
Prefered Aircraft: YF-23A Black Widow II

16A - Calvary - Sandbury Desert
Mission: Support allied troops in rescue of downed recon plane.
Prefered Aircraft: F-22A Raptor

16B - Electric Dreams - Altoora Desert
Mission: Destroy elementry particle lab.
Prefered Aircraft: F-22A Raptor

17 - Final Countdown - Snider's Top
Mission: Destroy rebels last line of defense.
Prefered Aircraft: F-22A Raptor

Epilogue

18 - Jewel Box - Port Edwards
Mission: Destroy rebels make-shift runways.
Prefered Aircraft: F-22A Raptor

19 - King Pin - St. Ark
Mission: Destroy rebel H.Q.
Prefered Aircraft: F-22A Raptor

20 - Last Resort - St. Ark
Mission: Destroy fleeing Rebel Sub.
Prefered Aircraft: F-22A Raptor

21 - Fighter's Honor - North Point
Mission: Destroy Rebels secret H.Q. located at North Point.
Prefered Aircraft: F-22A Raptor



Ace Combat 4: Shattered Skies
Factions:
I.S.A.F (Player)
Erusea (Enemy)
Flagship Aircraft:
F-22A Raptor
Fictional Aircraft:
X-02 "Wyvern"
Superweapons:
Stonehenge
Megalith
Player Ace Squadron:
Mobius Squadron (F-22A Raptor)
Enemy Ace Squadron:
Yellow Squadron (Su-37 Terminators)

01 - Sitting Duck - September 19, 2004 - Newfield Island
Operation: Umbrella
Mission: Intercept enemy bomber wing.
Prefered Aircraft: F-4E Phantom II

02 - Imminent Threat - October 5, 2004 - Rigley Air Base
Operation: Harvest
Mission: Libirate Rigley Air Base for I.S.A.F.
Prefered Aircraft: F-4E Phantom II

03 - The Northern Eye - October 10, 2004 - Mount Shezna
Operation: White Out
Mission: Destory enemy radar installation.
Prefer Aircraft: F-16C Fighting Falcon

04 - Blockade - November 7, 2004 - North West of Comberth Harbor
Operation: Hunting Hawk
Mission: Suppress Supply line.
Prefer Aircraft: F-16C Fighting Falcon

05 - Lifeline - November 19, 2004 - Petrochemical Complex
Operation: Early Bird
Mission: Destroy oil rigs and refineries to prevent the "Invincible Fleet" Launch.
Prefer Aircraft: Mirage 2000

06 - Invincible Fleet - November 23, 2004 - Comberth Harbor
Operation: Rough Sea
Mission: Destroy the "Invincible Fleet".
Prefer Aircraft: F-14A Tomcat

07 - Deep Strike - December 16, 2004 - Faith Park
Operation: Blackout
Mission: Destroy Solar Power Plant. Avoid first encounter with Stonehenge Super Weapon.
Prefer Aircraft: F/A-18C Hornet

08 - Shattered Skies - December 31, 2004 - Comona Islands
Operation: Countdown
Mission: Protect shuttle launch from massive aerial counterattack.
Prefer Aircraft: F-15C Eagle

09 - Operation Bunker Shot - January 24, 2005 - Halle/Crowne/Caranda Beach
Operation: Bunker Shot
Mission: Support Beach Landing.
Prefer Aircraft: A-10A Thunderbolt II

10 - Tango Line - February 28, 2005 - Tango Line
Operation: Woodpecker
Mission: Destroy mountain bases, Avoid several attack from Stonehenge.
Prefer Aircraft: EF-2000 Typhoon

11 - Escort - March 14, 2005 - North of Chcoinbura
Operation: Noah's Ark
Mission: Escort Air Ixiom Flight 701 and Flight 702 from enemy fighters.
Prefer Aircraft: F-15C Eagle

12 - Stonehenge Offensive - April 2, 2005 - Stonehenge
Operation: Stone Crusher
Mission: Destroy Erusean Superweapon Stonehenge, and suppress Yellow Squadron.
Prefer Aircraft: F-15E Strike Eagle

13 - Safe Return - May 7, 2005 - Gnome Ravine
Operation: Blindman's Bluff
Mission: Aid a U-2 Spyplane with navigational problems in Gnome Ravine.
Prefer Aircraft: F-2A Viper Zero

14 - Breaking Arrows - June 18, 2005 - Ice Creek
Operation: Aurora
Mission: Intercept Cruise Missiles
Prefer Aircraft: F-15E Strike Eagle

15 - Emancipation - July 10, 2005 - San Salvacion
Operation: Firefly
Mission: Emancipate San Salvacion
Prefer Aircraft: Su-35 Super Flanker

16 - Whiskey Corridor - August 15, 2005 - Whiskey Corridor
Operation: Sandstorm
Mission: Destroy Erusean last line of defense.
Prefer Aircraft: F-22A Raptor

17 - Siege of Farbanti - September 19, 2005 - Ferbanti
Operation: Autumn Thunder
Mission: Support the siege of Farbanti and destroy the Ace Squadron known as the "Yellow Squadron".
Prefer Aircraft: F-22A Raptor

18 - Megalith - September 26, 2005 - Twinkle Island
Operation: Judgement Day
Mission: Destroy the Erusean superweapon "Megalith"
Prefer Aircraft: F-22A Raptor




Ace Combat 6: Shattered Skies
Factions:
The Republic of Emmeria (Player)
The Federal Republic of Estovakia (Enemy)
The Kingdom of Nordennavic (Neutral)
Flagship Aircraft:
F-15E Strike Eagle
Fictional Aircraft:
CFA-44 "Nosferatu"
Superweapons:
P-1112 "Aigaion" Aerial Aircraft Carrier
P-1113 "Kottos" ESM aircraft
P-1114 "Gyges" aerial fire support aircraft
Player Ace Squadron:
Garuda Squadron (F-16C Fighting Falcon)
Enemy Ace Squadron:
Strigon Team (Su-33 Flanker-D)

Mission list coming soon
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Manufactured by the Erusean Air & Space Administration (EASA), the X-02 is the pinnacle of Erusean aircraft design. It combines stealth technology, forward swept inner folding swing wings, variable geometry (45 degree-horizontal) vertical stabilizers, 3D thrust vectoring, multiple weapons bays and new flight systems which keeps this extremely unstable aircraft design flying. Also its original configuration allowed it to operate from Nimitz class aircraft carriers, making its combat deployment capabilities extremely versatile. It is officially known as the Wyvern, but many pilots know it as the Switchblade.

The X-02 was first seen in use by the Independent States Allied Forces (ISAF) against the Federal Erusean Armed Forces (FEAF) during the end of the Usean Continental War of 2003-2005. The ISAF had obtained, through questionable means, three models of the X-02. With no official name, they were known as the Switchblade.

After the war the aircraft was put through extensive testing to measure the limit of its capabilities. An official name from the EASA was confirmed. Though the Switchblade name had stuck with ISAF pilots, it was officially called the Wyvern. After months of testing, the ISAF HQ believed they had one of the most combat capable aircraft in existence.

In 2006, during the attack against the ISAF by the "Free Erusean" forces, ISAF ace Mobius One was engaged by multiple X-02's (up to six, depending on which path was taken). The Wyverns were destroyed after an extended engagement that resulted in much additional combat data being gathered on the aircraft's performance.

The X-02 was then put into mass production with the first buyer being Osea, a neutral Usean ally. In 2010, when Osea was thrown into war, the X-02's were deployed once again into combat. However, these models were not equipped for naval operations and had limited weapons capabilities. This slightly restricted their effectiveness in air-to-air combat but the limitations during air-to-ground engagements was now noticeable. This version of the X-02 was also exported to Yuktobania as an aggressor aircraft.

Aurelia also deployed the X-02 during the Leasath-Aurelia War in 2020. These aircraft were manufactured to the original model's specifications and were operated from Nimitz class aircraft carriers on the frontline.

X-02 Analysis>

From: Sni Klor | Posted on Gamefaqs: 4/22/2002

EASA X-02 (YF-25A)

Type
Single Seat Multirole Fighter.

Program
The United States Navy created in 1991 a Request For Proposals (RFP) for a replacement for its venerable but aging F-14 Tomcats, and a long range Interceptor that can assist the new F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and provide carrier-based air-superiority. This design was to incorporate low observables technology, variable wing geometry, thrust vectoring and supercruise exceeding that of mach 1.7. This plane was to be highly maneuverable for increased life in dogfighting situations and carry the newly respawned AAAM missle for BVR engagements as well as the new Raytheon-Hughe AIM-9X Sidewinder 2000s.
In 2001 the contract was awarded to EASA for the production of the F-25. Other contractors such as Northrop, Grumman, and McDonnell Douglas were considered but EASA's switchblade idea seemed to be the best solution. EASA was to create 3 Prototype Versions for future testing and experimentation.
In the winter of 2004 EASA's YF-25, government and civil code X-02, emerged. This prototype became known as the navy interceptor article 02, and was most frequently used by the X-02 name. The first prototype to arrived out of EASA's doors was a light-grey/grey painted version. This version logged on several flight hours until numbers 02-02 and 02-03 came out. Model 02 was coloured black with highlights of grey while the last prototype was grey with the EASA logos emblazoned on its wings. During testing O1 recorded a supercruise of mach 1.87 and a top speed of over mach 2.5. Successful testing of EASA's new revolutionary switchlade configuration was successful. May 2005 brought the successful testing of the 3D vectored nozzles and the test launch of the AAAMs.

Design Features
Many unique design features include new switchblade wings and variable trapezoidal "ruddervators" similar to those seen on the earlier YF-23 prototype that flatten out during supersonic cruise. Rudder action is not aerodynamically controlled on this plane, instead the 3D thrust vectoring nozzles on the new GE F-129 engines handle all of the planes yaw control. The use of canards, a Forward Swept Wing (FSW) design and thrust vectoring makes this plane highly maneuverable. Average takeoff weight is 55,000 pounds.
The X-02's unique wing design owes itself for better low speed control at higher angles of attack and lower landing and takeoff speeds that are connecting with carriers. The X-02's switchblade wings also dual up as decreasing width for better storage. The X-02 uses high strength thermalplastics and Boron fiber on the joints and doors of the variable geometry wings, where much stress is induced at high speeds. These doors also double up as flaps during takeoffs and landings.
This design lends itself to many low-observables features such as masked air intakes, internal bays for weapons, a blended fuselage, and many other aspects that reduce its chance to show up on radar and infrared tracking devices, and the stealth concept of same angles. The use of internal bays is a stealth one too. It has one large payload bay down the fuselage and two smaller "pop-up" bays behind the air intakes.

Structure
All-composites wing; high proportion of composites and welded aluminium-lithium alloy in remainder of airframe. Extensive use of radar-absorbent coatings.

Power Plant
The X-02 uses the high thrust, variable bypass (like the earlier GE 120 engines) General Electric F-129 turbofans, with three-dimensional thrust vectoring nozzles for increased maneuverability. The F-129 engine uses a high temperature core and high-tech combustion parts, as well as a variable bypass design that allows it to act more like a turbofan at low speeds and more like a turbojet during supersonic cruise. Despite all of this, this engine has 40% less major parts and is easier to repair and maintain. The specific dry output of this engine is 30,000 lbs st. and during afterburning in the area of 42,500 Lbs st.

Accommodation
One pilot only, uses new ACES III ejector seat.

Armament
Standard Gun is GE's M61A2 "Vulcan" gun, same as found on F-22, with 950 rounds. Fuselage internal bays generally houses 6 AAAMs (AIM-155), but can hold a variety of other weapons such as precision guided munitions and a submutions dispenser, as well as the AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles.
Four AIM-9X Sidewinders are put into the two smaller "pop-up" bays behind the air intakes for close range engagements.

External Dimensions
Wingspan (Unswept): 18.59m (61'0")
Wingspan (Swept): 11.58m (38'0")
Length: 21.92m (71'0")
Height: 4.38m (14'4")
Wings Gross: Classified
Wings, swept: Classified
Wings, unswept: Classified
Foreplanes: Classified
Weights and Loadings: Classified
Weight, empty: 16,550kg (36,500 lbs)
Weight, Normal TO: 24,940kg (55,000 lbs)
Weight, Max TO: 34,010kg (75,000 lbs)
Max power loading: (NTO) 0.640lbs/lbs st
Max TO: 0.882lbs/lbs st
Range: 2000 miles
G-Limit: 10+
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ASF-X Shinden II

The ASF-X Shinden II (震電II, "Magnificent Lightning"), known simply as F-X during development, is an original forward-swept wing fighter aircraft featured in Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. The Shinden was designed by Shōji Kawamori, the co-creator of the famous Macross franchise.

History

In the year 2002, an incident took place in Japan, in which a number of unidentified aircraft penetrated national airspace without authorization. The consequences of the event resulted in the commissioning of the development of a next-generation support fighter, which was codenamed "ASF-X".

The development of the ASF-X aircraft proceeded in the years following the 2002 incident, and the aircraft made its first flight in August 2013. Christened "Shinden II" after the Kyushu J7W Shinden of World War II, it officially entered active service in 2019 with the armies of Japan and the United Kingdom.

Some time during the aircraft's development, the Japan Air Self Defense Force lieutenant Kei Nagase was selected as a test pilot for the aircraft.
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Airframe diagram.
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The ASF-X Shinden II is a next-generation fighter aircraft, combining a striking airframe design with the latest aviation technologies. As a result of Japan's unique geography, it was designed to undertake aircraft interception and air-to-ship attack duties.

The aircraft employs a forward-swept wing (FSW) design, a single intake mounted in the upper central section and a unique, two-tiered thrust vectoring engine. Similar to the older X-02 Wyvern, it makes heavy use of variable geometry technology. When the aircraft flies at high speed, the outer-canted vertical stabilizers fold inward to reduce air drag, and return to netural position once the speed is reduced.
Ace Combat: Assault HorizonEdit
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ASF-X Shinden II
Type(s)

Multirole
Statistics

Speed: High Mobility: High Stability: Fire Power: High Defense: Medium
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Price

$7.99/£4.79/€5.99/¥960
Weapons

RKTL
6AAM
LAGM
Users

Japan Air Self Defense Force

The ASF-X Shinden II is the first downloadable aircraft in Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. It was released on October 25th, 2011, costing 7.99$ in the Playstation Store and 640 MS Points in the Xbox Marketplace.

Classified as a multirole aircraft, the Shinden II is a high-performance fighter aircraft capable of engaging in both DFM and ASM. As a result of its sleek design and forward-swept wings, the aircraft has excellent maneuverability which when, combined with high speed and firepower, makes it a very effective aircraft in the hands of a skilled pilot.

The ASF-X's airframe is capable of changing its shape and the direction the rudders and wingtips face as the flight speed changes. Furthermore, it is outfitted with a unique tandem twin-engine design, with the lower engine (located further inside the aircraft) being capable of pivoting to provide VTOL capabilities. This engine design provides the fighter with unrivaled stability, allowing it to fly at very low speeds without stalling. In the situation of an engine stall, the Shinden II will act like a glider, as opposed to simply dropping out of the air. The thrust vectoring engine allows it to perform unique counter maneuvers, an example of which is using its lower engine to propel itself above and past a chasing enemy.

Due to its ridiculously positive statistics in every area with few drawbacks, as well as it being its first appearance, fans consider it the "Super fighter" of AC:AH.
Paint schemesEdit

Color 1: Warwolf Squadron. Grey drab.
Color 2: Japan Air Self Defense Force water pattern.
Color 3: 19th Task Force "ACES" design (black with TF119 emblem in tail area)
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"The Shark...you're REAL!

The Sukhoi Su-53 (Cyrillic: Сухой Су-53) (NATO reporting name Frigate-A) is a hybrid twin-engine, single-seat supermanoeuverable fighter aircraft developed by collaborative Sentry Aerospace-Sukhoi-Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (now part of EADS).

It is a multirole long-range fighter for all-weather, air-to-air and air-to-surface deep interdiction missions.

The Frigate entered into serial production as the Su-55S for the Russian Air Force

The Su-53 is a development project from IFX-35A Cygnus (under licence from Sentry Aerospace and Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm), custom design for Russian Air Force. It's only differences, different style of Cockpit Canopy, nose gear, and all Russian languages of its avionic instruments and AI computer system. Its flight and combat performances is similar to its twin sister, the IFX-35A Cygnus.

General characteristics:

Crew: 1
Powerplant: 2× Lambda Power LTF 3000V-3D afterburning with three dimensional thrust-vectored turbofans of 350 kN each. Combined with 4 x Pulse Detonation/Scramjet engines.
Maximum speed: Mach 3+
Range: Classified
Service ceiling: >50,000 ft (15,000 m)

Armament:

Guns: 1 × GSh-30-1 gun (30 mm caliber, 150 rounds)

Hardpoints: 9 total: 6× under-wing, and 3× under-fuselage with a capacity of 17,750 lb (8,050 kg) external fuel and ordnance

Internal Weapon Bay:
Equipped with internal rotary launcher with a wide variety of ordnance, including air to air missiles, air to surface missiles, air to ground missiles, and bombs.

Air-to-air Missiles:
10 × R-77 (AA-12) active radar homing medium range AAM, 100 km
10 × Astra missile active radar homing medium range AAM, 120 km
6 × R-27ER (AA-10C) semi-active radar guided, long range AAM 130 km
6 × R-27ET (AA-10D) Infrared homing extended range version, long range AAM 120 km
2 × R-27R (AA-10A) semi-active radar guided, medium range AAM,80 km
2 × R-27T (AA-10B) infrared homing seeker, medium range AAM, 70 km
6 × R-73 (AA-11) short range AAM, 30 km
3 × Novator KS-172 AAM-L 400 km, Indian/Russian air-to-air missile designed as an "AWACS killer"

Air-to-surface Missiles:
3 × Kh-59ME TV guided standoff Missile, 115 km
3 × Kh-59MK active radar homing anti-ship missile, 285 km
4 × Kh-35 anti-ship missile, 130 km
1 × PJ-10 Brahmos supersonic cruise missile,300 km
1 × Nirbhay subsonic cruise missile,1000 km
6 × Kh-31P/A anti-radar missile, 70 km
6 × Kh-29T/L laser-guided missile, 30 km
4 × S-8 rocket pods (80 unguided rockets)
4 × S-13 rocket pods (20 unguided rockets)

Bombs:
8 × KAB-500L laser guided bombs
3 × KAB-1500L laser guided bombs
8 × FAB-500T dumb bombs
28 × OFAB-250-270 dumb bombs
32 × OFAB-100-120 dumb bombs
8 × RBK-500 cluster bombs

Others:
3 x Trinity Tactical Nuclear Strike Cruise Missiles (AC-AH World) - 2 on center wing pod, 1 on internal weapon bay.

The two center wing equiped with Recon-Detection sensors, and High-Low Band Jamming Pods, or removed for two Trinity Missiles.

Avionics:

Lambda Electronic Division AN/APG-91 AESA radar
Irbis-G passive phased array radar
Lambda Electronic Division AN/AAQ-78 Distributed Aperture System (DAS) missile warning system
Sentry Alliance AN/ASQ-539 (Sentinel) electronic warfare system
EADS Multifunction Advanced Data Link (MADL) communication system

Chaff and flares for protection against IR missiles.

Livery: Russian Air Force, "ACE COMBAT Assault Horizon Fan Art" Specials, AKULA (Shark)
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The boss aircraft of AC2, the ZOE Commander.

ADF-01 ZOE (C) Namco Bandai
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Sentry Alliance - Lambda Corp. IFX-45 Aquila:
6-View: Side, Dorsal, Ventral, Front, Rear, Opened Canopy and Landing Gear

Livery: "ACE COMBAT Assault Horizon Fan Art" Specials
AKULA (Shark)

Inspired from Namco Bandai's Ace Combat Assault Horizon.

"Heads up! There's another Shark Bastard!"
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