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ASF-X Shinden II
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Development
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
ASF-X -Happy New Year- 4 Star Aircraft
History
Operators Japan Air Self-Defense Force
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
Royal Air Force
United Nations Forces
Aces/Squadrons 19th Task Force
Ridgeback Squadron
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)."
Hangar

How to Unlock

The ASF-X Shinden II can be purchased from the Aircraft Tree for 432,000 credits.
Statistics
Cst SPD MOB STA A2A A2G DEF Price Total Price
Lv.1 725 E+ C C C+ C E 432,000 432,000
Lv.2 768 D C+ C+ C+ C E+ 67,500 499,500
Lv.3 811 D+ B C+ B C D 102,600 602,100
Lv.4 854 D+ B B B C+ D+ 151,200 753,300
Lv.5 897 C B+ B B C+ C 259,200 1,012,500
Lv.6 940 C+ B+ B B B C+ 675,000 1,687,500
Lv.7 983 C+ A B+ B+ B B 297,000 1,984,500
Lv.8 1026 B A+ B+ B+ B+ B+ 513,000 2,497,500
Lv.9 1069 B A+ B+ B+ B+ A 756,000 3,253,500
Lv.10 1112 B+ S A A B+ A+ 1,080,000 4,333,500
Lv.11 1159 B+ S A+ A A S 2,160,000 6,493,500
Lv.12 1206 A+ S+ A+ A A S+ 2,322,000 8,815,500
Lv.13 1253 A+ S+ A+ A+ S S+ 3,375,000 12,190,500
Lv.14 1300 S S+ S A+ A S+ 4,725,000 16,915,500
Lv.15 1347 S+ S+ S A+ A+ S+ 5,481,000 22,396,500
Lv.16 22,396,500
Lv.17 22,396,500
Lv.18 22,396,500
Lv.19 22,396,500
Lv.20 22,396,500
Weapons
GUN MSL 6AAM LASM GPB
Lv.1 129 120 18 N/A [2] N/A [3]
Lv.2 141 122 22
Lv.3 154 124 26
Lv.4 167 126 30 15
Lv.5 180 128 34 16
Lv.6 193 132 38 18
Lv.7 206 134 42 20 16
Lv.8 219 136 46 22 18
Lv.9 232 138 50 24 20
Lv.10 246 142 54 26 22
Lv.11 259 146 56 27 23
Lv.12 272 150 58 28 24
Lv.13 285 154 60 29 25
Lv.14 298 158 62 30 26
Lv.15 312 162 66 32 28
Lv.16
Lv.17
Lv.18
Lv.19
Lv.20

Part Slots
These are the minimum part slots this aircraft carries at the respective levels. More can be added by repeatedly sortieing with the aircraft. Remember that a maximum of 7 parts can be equipped at any time, regardless of available slots.

BODY ARMS MISC
Lv.1-5 32 32 32
Lv.6-14 34 34 34
Lv.15-19 35 35 35
Lv.20 36 36 36
Nicknames
Upgrading this aircraft to these levels will unlock the respective nicknames for use at any time.
Nickname
Lv.3 Sea Lightning
Lv.10 Ridgebacks
Lv.15 Icarus
Lv.20

Weapon

Colors

  • Default

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

TriviaEdit

Taiko V ASF-X Shinden II

The ASF-X Shinden II as a guest character in Taiko no Tatsujin: V Version

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2
  2. The aircraft's second Special Weapon in Ace Combat Infinity is not available until the aircraft is Lv.4 or higher.
  3. The aircraft's third Special Weapon in Ace Combat Infinity is not available until the aircraft is Lv.7 or higher.
  4. GUMI And Freedom Wars Mascot Appear As Guests In Taiko: Drum Master V Version. Siliconera. Published May 8, 2015. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Taiko Drum Master: V Version adds Uta no Prince-Sama and Ace Combat songs. Gematsu. Published May 7, 2015. Retrieved May 11, 2015.

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