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The F-15 S/MTD (Short Take-Off and Landing/Maneuver Technology Demonstrator) is an experimental F-15 Eagle model developed for experiments on the effects of thrust vectoring technology on aircraft maneuverability.

History

Strangereal

The F-15S/MTD was used by the Osean Air Defense Force and the Belkan Air Force during the Belkan War. Darius "The Guillotine" Hertzsch (callsign Würger)[1], Sigwald Entenmann (callsign Habicht)[2], Michael Heimeroth (callsign Ofnir)[3], and the Sorcerer Squadron[4] were among the notable users of this aircraft.

During the Usean Continental War, URF's Beast Squadron flown this type of aircraft during their second encounter against the Scarface Squadron.[5]

During the Second Usean Continental War, this aircraft was used by both ISAF and Erusea side. An Erusian ace "Halley" flew this plane during ISAF's siege of Farbanti.[6]

During the Circum-Pacific War, the Grabacr Squadron used F-15S/MTD until they were shot down by the Razgriz Squadron during their encounter at Pobeda Peninsula.[7]

Leasath Air Force used this aircraft during the Aurelian War. A Leasath ace, Comet was known to fly this aircraft during the battle of Danern Straits.[8]

Joint Assault Universe

A Valahia ace Kelpie utilized a F-15S/MTD during Martinez Security's operation in Nevada.[9]

Infinity Universe

F-15S/MTDs were available to United Nations Forces pilots during Operation Eternal Liberation.

Game Analysis

Ace Combat Infinity

"An experimental aircraft developed to increase maneuverability and designed for short takeoff and landing abilities. An electronic control system simultaneously operates the horizontal stabilizer, 2DCD thrust-vectoring nozzle, and canard wings, resulting in turning performance that exceeds the capabilities of conventional multirole aircraft. The oversized canard wings provide a large degree of dynamic lift allowing for increased maneuverability and stability during stall recovery, regardless of speed. S/MTD stands for "Short Takeoff and Landing/Maneuver Technology Demonstrator"."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Reach Captain rank and perform research.
Stats and Prices Lv.1-10
Lv. Cst SP MO ST AA AG DF Price
1 700 B D+ C C+ D+ E 248,400
2 742 B+ C C C+ D+ E+ 39,600
3 784 B+ C C+ C+ C D 59,400
4 826 A C+ C+ C+ C+ D+ 117,000
5 868 A+ C+ B B C+ C 165,600
6 910 A+ B B B C+ C+ 504,000
7 952 S B B B B B 225,000
8 994 S B+ B+ B+ B B+ 351,000
9 1036 S+ A B+ B+ B+ A 558,000
10 1078 S+ A B+ B+ B+ S 954,000
Stats and Prices Lv.11-20
Lv. Cst SP MO ST AA AG DF Price
11 1125 S+ A+ A A B+ S+ 1,908,000
12 1172 S+ A+ A+ A A S+ 1,584,000
13 1219 S+ S A+ A A S+ 2,844,000
14 1266 S+ S A+ A A S+ 4,032,000
15 1313 S+ S+ S A+ A+ S+ 4,986,000
16 1376 S++ S+ S A+ A+ S++ 7,290,000
17 1435 S++ S+ S A+ A+ S++ 8,316,000
18 1494 S++ S+ S A+ S S++ 9,360,000
19 1553 S++ S+ S+ S S S++ 11,970,000
20 1612 S++ S+ S+ S S+ S++ 15,084,000


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Weapon Ammo Lv.1-10
Lv. GUN MSL SAAM LAGM FAEB
1 365 120 6
2 401 122 8
3 437 124 10
4 473 126 12 14
5 510 128 14 16
6 546 132 16 18
7 583 134 18 20 9
8 620 136 20 22 10
9 657 138 21 23 11
10 694 142 22 24 12
Weapon Ammo Lv.11-20
Lv. GUN MSL SAAM LAGM FAEB
11 730 146 23 25 13
12 767 150 24 26 14
13 804 154 25 27 15
14 841 158 26 28 16
15 878 162 28 30 18
16 911 164 29 31 19
17 945 166 30 32 20
18 978 168 31 33 21
19 1012 170 32 34 22
20 1046 172 34 36 24

Part Slots
These are the minimum / maximum part slots this aircraft carries at the respective levels. Part slots can be added until they reach maximum by repeatedly sortieing with the aircraft; see Tuning for more information. A maximum of 7 parts can be equipped at any time, regardless of available slots.

BODY / Max ARMS / Max MISC / Max
Lv.1-5 31 / 38 31 / 38 31 / 38
Lv.6-14 33 / 40 33 / 40 33 / 40
Lv.15-19 34 / 41 34 / 41 34 / 41
Lv.20 35 / 42 35 / 42 35 / 42

Nicknames
Upgrading this aircraft to these levels will unlock the respective nicknames for use at any time.

  • Lv.3: Eight Wings
  • Lv.10: S/MTD Driver
  • Lv.15: Right Stuff
  • Lv.20: Fleeting Bird

Skin Galleries

Description

Light gray body

Gallery

F-15 SMTD Event Skin -01 - Icon

Description

Ferris camouflage

Availability

Gallery

NODATA

Description

Sorcerer Squadron livery

Availability

Gallery

F-15SMTD Event Skin 02 Icon

Description

Zone of Endless red

Availability

Gallery

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy

"An experimental aircraft boasting high stability and capable of extraordinary maneuverability."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Complete mission 17: Toy Box. Costs 85,500 credits.

Statistics

F-15SMTD stats

Weapons

Colors

  • C01: Gray body
  • C02: 3-tone gray camouflage
  • C03: Dark green wing, nose and stabilizers
  • C04: Turqoise blue/dark magenta version of Color 2
  • C05: Dark green/light blue version of Color 3
  • C06: Pink/navy blue version of Color 2

Named Pilots

Gallery

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon

"TYPE: M (Multirole)
An experimental aircraft developed to increase maneuverability and designed for short takeoff and landing abilities. An electronic control system simultaneously operates the horizontal stabilizer, 2DCD thrust-vectoring nozzle, and canard wings, resulting in turning performance that exceeds the capabilities of conventional multirole aircraft. The oversized canard wings provide a large degree of dynamic lift allowing for increased maneuverability and stability during stall recovery, regardless of speed. S/MTD stands for "Short Takeoff and Landing/Maneuver Technology Demonstrator.""
Hangar

How to Unlock

Download aircraft. Costs $5.99 (PlayStation Network) or 480MSP (Xbox Marketplace). Unlocked by default in Enhanced Edition.

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Weapons

Colors

  • Color 1: Mod Eagle gray body.
  • Color 2: Ferris camouflage.
  • Color 3: ACTIVE stripes.

Gallery

Ace Combat: Joint Assault

"An experimental aircraft boasting high stability and capable of extraordinary maneuverability."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Complete multiplayer Joint Assault mission 9&10: Spotlight on the second playthrough, or complete mission 21A: Reprisal (21A) on the second playthrough. Costs $165,000.

Statistics

  • Speed: High
  • Air-to-Air: Medium
  • Air-to-Ground: Medium-High
  • Mobility: Medium-High
  • Stability: Medium-High
  • Defense: Medium-High

Weapons

Colors

C01: Gray body.
C02: 2-tone gray camouflage.
C03: Ferris camouflage.
C04: White body with black and yellow stripes.
C05: White body with blue wings and stabilizer surfaces.
C06: Sorcerer Squadron livery.

Named Pilots

  • Kelpie - Found in Desert Gust. Spawns when nearly all ground targets are destroyed.

Gallery

Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception

F-15SMTD (Aurelia)
"An experimental aircraft boasting high stability and capable of extraordinary maneuverability."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Complete mission 12B: Atmos Ring. Costs 48,400 credits.

Statistics

ACEX Statistics F-15SMTD

Weapons

Skins

  • Aurelia: "Mod Eagle" gray body.
  • Leasath: 3-tone gray camouflage.
  • Special 1: Ferris camouflage.
  • Special 2: White body with black surface edges and yellow stripes.

Named Pilots

  • Comet - Found in Armada. Spawns when the two F-35s that take off from the carrier are destroyed.

Gallery

Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War

"An experimental aircraft with thrust vectoring nozzles and canard wings, developed to research air combat maneuverability. It performed so well in tests that it was deployed for actual combat."
Hangar
AVAILABILITY
Complete mission 16: The Demon of the Round Table on Mercenary Ace Style. Costs 154,000 credits.

Statistics

Speed: 83
Mobility: 89
Stability: 81
Defense: 66
Air-to-Air: 94
Air-to-Ground: 68

Weapons

Colors

  • Standard: Blue body.
  • Mercenary: ACTIVE livery.
  • Soldier: Ferris camouflage.
  • Knight: Gray and white body camouflage.
  • Special: Sorcerer Squadron livery.

Named Pilots

Gallery

Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War

"An experimental aircraft with thrust vectoring nozzles and canard wings, developed to research air combat maneuverability. It performed so well in tests that it was deployed for actual combat."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Fill Kill Rate Gauge of the F-15C Eagle. Costs Ƶ22,700 per aircraft.

Statistics

  • Speed: 83
  • Mobility: 89
  • Stability: 81
  • Defense: 66
  • Air-to-Air: 94
  • Air-to-Ground: 58

Weapons

Colors

  • OS: Air superiority camouflage.
  • RZ: Black body with red vertical fin tips.
  • BL: Gray and white camouflage.

Named Pilots

Gallery

Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies

The aircraft was referred to as F-15 ACTIVE in this game.
"The most manoeuvrable F-15 with thrust vectoring nozzles, ACTIVE, and forward-swept wings."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Complete campaign mission 16: Whiskey Corridor. Costs 620,000 credits.

Statistics

  • Speed: High
  • Air-to-Air: High
  • Air-to-Ground: Medium-High
  • Mobility: Maximum
  • Stability: High
  • Defense: High

Weapons

Colors

  • Standard: Deep blue body.
  • Enemy: Gray body with brown spots.
  • Special: White body with red and blue stripes. Actual livery used by the F-15 ACTIVE during testing.

Named Pilots

Gallery

Trivia

  • In Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies, the F-15 S/MTD was erroneously portrayed as an F-15 ACTIVE, despite having the two-dimensional thrust vector nozzles of the STOL/MTD. Although both are based from the same TF-15B prototype, they were considered entirely separate aircraft by its main operators in NASA.
    • The game's hangar description also contains major errors, describing it as possessing ACTIVE (Advanced Control Technology for Integrated VEhicles) technology and "forward-swept wings". However, the latter fact is partly correct, as the F-15 uses lightly swept wings.
  • Notably, Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies also depicts the F-15 S/MTD as a single seater aircraft. All subsequent games have depicted it as a two-seater, like it's real life counterpart.
  • Additionally in Ace Combat Infinity, the default paint scheme features visible United States Air Force roundels on the nose and main wing despite the fact that this aircraft was built for the United Nations Forces. An update later removed the roundels.
  • In the Italian version of Ace Combat Infinity, the F-15 S/MTD Event Skin #02 has the description of the F-22A Event Skin #04.

References

  1. Diapason. Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War.
  2. Sword of Annihilation. Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War.
  3. Mayhem. Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War.
  4. The Demon of the Round Table. Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War.
  5. Toy Box (Legacy). Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy.
  6. Siege of Farbanti. Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies.
  7. Heartbreak One (mission). Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War.
  8. Armada. Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception.
  9. Desert Gust. Ace Combat: Joint Assault.

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