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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 that deals massive damage against a target. In the Strangereal universe, EML was developed by Estovakia for its CFA-44 Nosferatu.



A miniaturized version of larger railguns, the Electromagnetic Launcher was a general-purpose weapon developed by Estovakia for the CFA-44 Nosferatu. It was developed alongside the All Direction Multi-Purpose Missile weapons system.[1]

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".[2]

By 2019, the Erusean Air and Space Administration developed their own version of the technology for the X-02S Strike Wyvern.[3] On October 24, 2019, Mihaly A. Shilage utilized an Electromagnetic Launcher when engaging Strider Squadron over Shilage Castle.[3]

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 during an unspecified battle, and were described as "laser weapons" by a pilot who survived a confrontation with a CFA-44.[4]


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Game Analysis

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

"A rail gun that uses electromagnetism to fire bullets at high speeds, causing devastating damage.
As it is unguided, its accuracy depends on the pilot."



Ace Combat Infinity

"A special weapon that fires bullets at extremely high speeds by accelerating them electromagnetically. Although it has no homing capabilities, each shot travels exceptionally fast and is very powerful. This allows for major damage to both air-to-air and air-to-ground targets, regardless of range, so long as targeting and timing are in alignment."


Lv.1 16 D+ D+ F S+ F B+ 0
Lv.2 33 C C F S+ F B+ 26,640
Lv.3 42 C C F S+ F B+ 103,680
Lv.4 74 C C F S+ F B+ 406,800
Lv.5 105 C C F S+ F A 887,400
Total Credit Price from Lv.0 to Lv.5 1,424,520


Ace Combat: Assault Horizon

"A railgun that is capable of firing unguided bullets at extremely high speeds with the use of electromagnetic force. It can only fire single shots, but with precise timing and aiming, it can be used to inflict major damage to both long distance ground and aerial targets."


Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation

AC6 CFA44EMLinfo Hangar
"This easy to aim unguided weapon employs long-range, ultra-high-velocity munitions. With training, this advanced weapon offers unparalleled destructive potential. A miniaturized combat rail gun, also referred to as an electro-magnetic launcher, the EML utilizes electromagnetism to propel munitions along a conduction rail at extremely high velocity. Future revisions offer much promise for current practical battery limitations and rail size."


  1. CFA-44 Nosferatu description, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation.
  2. Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Lost Kingdom, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  4. Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Master File.