|Operators|| Free Erusea |
|Real world information|
|Appearances|| Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies |
In the late 1980s, the Erusean Navy issued a request for the development of a new combat aircraft, one which could also be used by the Air Force. The creation process was taken up by a coalition of indigenous manufacturing brands led by EASA. Preliminary blueprints for the jet, named the "X-02A", were already complete by late February 1987.
Construction of full-scale development units started in the '90s, and the maiden flight took place in 1998. It is unknown whether the project was disrupted by the Usean Rebellion a year prior. Shortly after the event, rumors of the Wyvern's existence leaked to neighboring nations, prompting them to carry out their own aviation projects.
The worsening military situation of Erusea and the fall of Stonehenge in April 2005 triggered the hasty restart of the aircraft's development, hampered by a lack of funds and supplies. In preparation for battlefield deployment, live-fire missile tests were conducted by EASA in the following months. A batch of fully operational airframes were delivered to the capital of Farbanti, which laid unused until the ISAF siege of the city in September. The Wyverns were seized and later subjected to combat simulacrums, in which they were estimated to be superior to even the F-22A Raptor.
In 2006, several X-02s in an experimental UCAV configuration were seized by Free Erusea in their continental uprising. The jets were deployed as a last resort during Mobius One's siege of the White Valley arms factory used as their base, but were destroyed. After the uprising's end, they were recovered by the ISAF for research.
In 2006, the cessation of hostilities allowed post-war Erusea to establish trade relations with Yuktobania, securing a deal involving the sale of an unspecified number of license-built Wyverns made by Gründer Industries. The Gründer model, dubbed simply as "X-02", was functionally identical to the original version, and was subjected to the company's cost-cutting development techniques.
A lone Yuktobanian Wyvern made an unauthorized incursion to Osean Federation airspace in mid-2010, and was shot down by the Coastal Defense Force air defense system, the fate of the pilot a mystery. The remains were salvaged and covertly sent to Sand Island to avoid an international scandal, where it was handled to the 703rd Maintenance Company. Upon the end of the war, a Gründer Industries' Wyvern flew along an ADF-01 and its ADFX-01 precursor in a November City airshow.
Ace Combat X: Skies of DeceptionEdit
|Light Engine||$9,700||Completely weight trimmed engine.|| +Speed/Mobility|
|Adv. Turbo Engine||$6,100||Power output exceeds that of the Turbo Engine, but at the cost of additional weight.|| +Speed|
|Bullet Engine||$17,900||An engine designed exclusively for speed.|| +Speed/Power|
|SCRAMJet Engine||$25,600||Although difficult to control, this engine provides a massive increase in speed.|| +Speed|
|Mercury Engine||$30,700||An advanced drive mechanism that provides a vast increase in maneuverability.|| +Mobility/Stability|
|Hayabusa Engine||$14,000||A well-balanced engine streamlined for efficiency.||+Speed|
|Adv. Trimtab||$6,800||Extremely tough ceramic armor.|| +Defense|
|Extra Airbrake||$4,600||Increases airbrake performance.|| +Air-to-Ground/Stability|
|Air Gripper||$5,400||Increases aircraft stability and decreases stalls.|| +Air-to-Ground/Stability|
|Extra Elron||$11,900||The lightweight aileron allows for increased roll performance.|| +Air-to-Air-/Mobility|
|Extra Canard||$12,700||The improved canard allows for increased pitch performance.|| +Air-to-Air/Mobility/Stability|
|Thornback Fin||$18,400||Greatly increases aircraft stability at low speeds.|| +Air-to-Ground/Stability|
|Adv. Actuator||$35,800||This aileron actuator provides a dramatic increase in maneuverability.|| +Air-to-Air/Mobility/Stability|
|Adv. Balance Tab||$9,000||Increases stability at a slight cost to maneuverability.|| +Air-to-Ground/Stability|
|Anti-Balance Tab||$9,000||Increases flight-control response at a slight cost to stability.|| +Air-to-Air/Mobility|
|Ceramic Armor||$6,800||Extremely tough ceramic armor.|| +Defense|
|RAM Coat||$11,300||A radar absorbent coat increases stealth properties.|| +Stealth|
|Light Armor||$12,600||Light weight achieved at the expense of protection.|| +Speed/Mobility/Stability|
|TiAl Armor||$35,700||Next generation lightweight titanium aluminide armor.|| +Defense|
|Composite Armor||$16,900||A highly impact resistant armor composed of various materials.|| +Defense|
|Destructive Missile||$15,900||The destructive power of each missile is increased while missile payload is decreased.|| Increased MSSL Damage|
Reduced MSSL Reserve
|Kinetic Energy Penetration Shell||$8,800||Firing range is reduced in exchange for high penetration.|| +Speed|
|Long Range Gun||$9,200||Destructive power is reduced in exchange for increased firing range.|| Increased GUN Range|
Decreased GUN Damage
|Extra Ammo||$17,400||Some maneuverability is lost in exchange for increased missile and special weapon payload.|| Increased Payload|
|Tracker MSSL||$28,800||Standard missile equipped with a CPU for increased tracking performance.|| Enhanced MSSL Homing|
|Long Range MSSL||$45,100||Standard missile equipped with a booster for increased firing range.|| Increased MSSL Range|
|High-Speed Ammunition||$12,000||Machine gun equipped with high-speed ammunition.|| Increased Bullet Speed|
|Emergency Auto-Pilot System||$7,600||Automatically adjusts the aircraft's position at low altitude to reduce chances of crashing.||+Stability|
|Raven||$6,500||Software designed to increase air-to-air capabilities.|| +Air-to-Air|
|Terra Hammer||$6,500||Software designed to increase air-to-ground capabilities.|| +Air-to-Ground|
|Automatic Machine Gun Fire Device||$12,500||Machine gun is automatically fired when gun reticule is displayed.|| Automatic gun fire|
|AAM Jammer||$21,100||Decreases radar lock-on capability of enemy missiles.|| Radar Jamming|
|Sniper OS||$33,000||The gun reticule is directly linked to the direction of the machine gun automatically aligning fire.|| Gun target tracking|
|Salamander||$14,400||A highly versatile advanced firing control system.|| +Air-to-Air/Air-to-Ground|