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"I can't believe how fast that pirate and the Butterfly Master move! ...I thought my craft was higher-spec."
― Nagase[src]
ASF-X Shinden II
ASF-X Shinden II
Role Multirole
Variants F-3A Shinden II (CTOL)
F-3B Shinden II (STOVL)
F-3C Shinden II (naval)
RF-3A Shinden II (recon)
MQ-90 Quox (UAV)
ASF-X -Ridgebacks- 4 Star Aircraft
Operators Japan Air Self-Defense Force
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
Royal Air Force
United Nations Forces
Aces/Squadrons 19th Task Force
Ridgeback Squadron
Manufacturers Taiga Heavy Industries
Appearances Ace Combat: Assault Horizon
Ace Combat: Ikaros in the Sky
Ace Combat Infinity

The ASF-X Shinden II (震電Ⅱ, "Magnificent Lightning") is a next-generation combat aircraft. In the Assault Horizon universe, the aircraft was a prototype for the active service variants, collectively known as the F-3 Shinden II, developed to protect Japan airspace.

The ASF-X Shinden II was created by Shōji Kawamori, known as the creator of the Macross series, as exclusive downloadable content for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. The aircraft was an attempt by Project Aces to bring together the futuristic style of Kawamori's work (most notably seen in his Variable Fighter designs) with modern flight technology.

Ace Combat Infinity, the next console release in the Ace Combat series following Assault Horizon, featured the ASF-X Shinden II as the aircraft of choice of the Ridgeback Squadron, an elite squadron under the United Nations Forces. The aircraft's development history in the Infinity universe is still unknown.

HistoryEdit

Assault Horizon universeEdit

For a full timeline of events related to this aircraft's development and service in the Assault Horizon universe, see ASF-X Shinden II/Timeline.

Following the September 11 attacks and the 2002 Japan unauthorized incursion incident, the Japanese military was determined to create a new aircraft to defend the country. Development began in 2003. The aircraft was named the "Shinden II" due to some of the developers being interested in Imperial Japanese Army technology (specifically the Kyūshū J7W1 Shinden).[1]

The Shinden II remained in development and testing until September 2018, when the Haneda Incident forced the Japanese government to equip four test units (known as ASF-X units) with live weaponry. They successfully thwarted a second NRF terrorist attack, and the Shinden II entered full service shortly afterward.[1]

Some export models of the Shinden II that were sent to the United Kingdom were used in the West Africa civil war. One Shinden II successfully shot down a CFA-44 Nosferatu near the end of the war.[1]

Infinity universeEdit

In the Infinity universe, the ASF-X was developed by Japan after the Ulysses Disaster, likely to fulfill a similar role to its original incarnation. It was adopted as the main aircraft of the United Nations Forces' Ridgeback Squadron, who customized them to achieve greater performance.

During Operation Eternal Liberation, the Shinden II was mass-produced and given to mercenaries allied with the UNF.

Game AnalysisEdit

Ace Combat InfinityEdit

Description

This fictional state-of-the-art support fighter has a variable airframe that provides stable flight performance at any speed, making it ideal for a variety of missions such as attacking hostile fleets in territorial waters, engaging enemies attempting to land, and providing support during mountain defense operations. Boasting a variable, forward swept wing configuration, its outstanding maneuverability provides excellent close-range combat abilities. It has a unique two-tiered engine, allowing it to be a VTOL aircraft as well. It is known widely as "Shinden II" (Magnificent Lightning II).

How to Unlock

The ASF-X Shinden II can be purchased from the Aircraft Tree for 432,000 credits.

Statistics

Lv.1 Lv.2 Lv.3 Lv.4 Lv.5 Lv.6 Lv.7 Lv.8 Lv.9 Lv.10
Speed E+ D D+ D+ C C+ C+ B B B+
Mobility C C+ B B B+ B+ A A+ A+ S
Stability C C+ C+ B B B B+ B+ B+ A
Air-to-Air C+ C+ B B B B B+ B+ B+ A
Air-to-Ground C C C C+ C+ B B B+ B+ B+
Defense E E+ D D+ C C+ B B+ A A+
Price 432,000 67,500 102,600 151,200 259,200 675,000 297,000 513,000 756,000 1,080,000

Please note that each consecutive aircraft level improves on all of the aircraft's statistics, even if the letter grade doesn't change.

Part Slots

Lv.1 Lv.2 Lv.3 Lv.4 Lv.5 Lv.6 Lv.7 Lv.8 Lv.9 Lv.10
BODY 32 34
ARMS 32 34
MISC 32 34

Weapons

Lv.1 Lv.2 Lv.3 Lv.4 Lv.5 Lv.6 Lv.7 Lv.8 Lv.9 Lv.10
Guns 129 141 154 167 180 193 206 219 232 246
Missiles 120 122 124 126 128 132 134 136 138 142
6AAM 18 22 26 30 34 38 42 46 50 54
LASM 0 0 0 15 16 18 20 22 24 26
GPB 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 18 20 22

Weapon

Colors

  • Standard: Dark gray

Trivia

  • This plane, along with the harrier, is capable of holding the nose level through a stall, likely as an attempt to simulate VTOL Capabilities to a limited extent

Gallery

Ace Combat: Assault HorizonEdit

ASF-X Shinden II
General Information
PlayStation Network
Release Dates October 25-27, 2011
(depending on region)
Prices ¥ 960
$7.99
Xbox LIVE
Release Dates October 25-27, 2011
(depending on region)
Prices $7.99

Description

This fictional state-of-the-art support fighter has a variable airframe that provides stable flight performance at any speed level making it ideal for a variety of missions such as attacking hostile fleets in territorial waters, engaging enemies attempting to land, and providing support during mountain defense operations. Boasting a variable, forward swept wing configuration, its outstanding maneuverability provides excellent close range combat abilities. It has a unique two-tiered engine allowing it to be a VTOL aircraft as well. It is known widely as "Shinden II" (Magnificent Lightning II).

How to Unlock

The ASF-X Shinden II must be purchased and downloaded for the game through PlayStation Network or Xbox LIVE. It comes for free (like most other DLC) on the Steam version.

Statistics

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Weapon

Colors

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2

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    • I would love to see the wyvern added in as an end of tree aircraft.
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