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FA-18F Firing EML

An F/A-18F Super Hornet after firing an EML in Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown; note the residual shockwave

The Electromagnetic Launcher (EML) is an experimental aircraft weapon that fires a blast of electromagnetic energy for massive damage against any unit.

History

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A miniaturized version of larger railguns, the Electromagnetic Launcher was a general-purpose weapon developed by Estovakia for the CFA-44 Nosferatu, along with the All Direction Multi-Purpose Missile system. By the time of the Emmeria-Estovakia War, sets of prototype EMLs had been produced for the aircraft, with Estovakian personnel studying ways of dealing with battery and barrel wear issues. Attacks with such launchers were announced with the radio signal "SLASH".[1]

Assault Horizon universe

In the Assault Horizon universe, an identical weapons system was manufactured by the Soviet Union during the 20th century under mysterious circumstances. The launchers were first deployed in combat against Western Block aircraft in the 1990s in an unspecified battlefield, and were described as "laser weapons" by a pilot who survived a confrontation with a CFA-44.[2]

Design

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Game Analysis

References

  1. Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
  2. Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Master File
  3. PlayStation Experience 2016 Trailer.

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