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"...we were also able to obtain data on Erusea's unmanned fighter aircraft, which has long been veiled in secrecy."
Mobius 1's commander following Operation Katina

The X-02 Wyvern (Japanese: X-02 ワイバーン), also known as the X-02A, is a next-generation fighter aircraft developed by the Erusian Air and Space Administration.

The X-02 is an iconic fictional aircraft in the Ace Combat series, debuting in Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies and making various appearances since. It was last featured in Ace Combat Infinity, its first console appearance in nearly a decade.

Design

X-02 Wyvern Blueprints

The X-02's blueprints

The X-02 Wyvern is an experimental fighter with a striking appearance. The aircraft incorporates an uncommon design with variable geometry technology with a forward-swept wing configuration. As the aircraft gains speed, the wings and vertical stabilizers fold inward to reduce air drag, and retract to their neutral position once it slows down. This unconventional design grants it an extreme degree of mobility, and the folded wings add a degree of stealth;[1] however, this comes at a cost to the aircraft's armor, which is scaled back to provide such mobility.

The X-02 incorporates a weapons bay between the intakes on the underside of the aircraft. This weapons bay is capable of carrying all kinds of special weapons, including air-to-air missiles, air-to-surface missiles, and various bomblet dispensers. The aircraft's standard missiles are launched from downwards retractable holders located on the undersides of each intake. The X-02 is powered by two tri-dimensional thrust vectoring ERG-1000 engines,[2] which provide the aircraft with the ability of Mach 2.5 flight.

The aircraft's specifications are as follows:[1][2]

  • Length: 21.84m (71.65ft)
  • Width: 18.30m (60.04ft) / 11.54m (37.86ft) when wings are folded
  • Height: 4.36m (14.30ft) / 3.42m (11.22ft) when wings are folded
  • Weight: 16,800kg (16.8 metric tons)
  • Max Speed: Mach 2.5 (3,062 km/h or 1,903 mph)
  • Combat Radius: 1,050km (652 miles)
  • Crew: 1 person

History

Strangereal

Conception

In the 1980s, the Federal Erusian Navy began to draw up concept plans for the development of a new combat aircraft. Sometime afterward, the Federal Erusea Air Force requested a new fighter aircraft. In response, Erusea's military decided to modify the Navy's new concept aircraft to also perform fighter duties for the Air Force.[1]

Preliminary blueprints of the new aircraft, known as the "X-02A", were completed on January 22, 1987.[3][4] Erusea's weapons arsenal primarily came from its neighboring countries, so their designs had an indirect influence on the X-02A's design.[1][5]

Development

Over the next 10 years, the X-02A's development had grind to a halt for reasons unknown. After the existence of the Ulysses 1994XF04 asteroid was announced, Erusea—along with most other Usean countries—was solely focused on developing the Stonehenge Turret Network. Erusea would not return to the X-02A project until June 1998, after Stonehenge's completion. At that point, the EASA began development of the aircraft, now known as the X-02 Wyvern.[3]

Development continued until the start of the Second Usean Continental War in 2003. Erusea planned to use the X-02s for the defending squadron of the captured Stonehenge network, but opposition groups questioned its large development costs when compared to proven conventional aircraft. Development was halted as the controversies went on.[1][2]

The X-02's development was hastily restarted after Stonehenge fell in April 2005, but it was hampered by a lack of funding and supplies due to the war.[1][2] Due to the X-02's unique variable geometry, the ISAF received rumors that Erusea was developing two different aircraft.[1][5]

By September 2005, the EASA had gotten extremely close to completing an X-02 unit. However, before they could finalize it, ISAF captured Erusea's capital and ended the war, preventing the X-02 from being used to defend the capital.[1][2] The country continued development regardless, and within one year, at least four and at most six X-02 units were successfully completed. These units were equipped with an experimental UCAV configuration.[6]

Post-war development

In September 2006, the UCAV X-02s were stolen by Free Erusea during their continental uprising. They were used as a last resort during Mobius 1's attack on Free Erusea's base, a White Valley arms factory, but they were destroyed by the ace pilot. The X-02s were recovered by the ISAF for research.[6]

Sometime over the next four years, Erusea established trade relations with Yuktobania, securing a deal whereby Yuktobania would receive an unspecified number of X-02s with Gründer Industries as a middleman.[7] Gründer would subject the X-02 to their cost-cutting development techniques.[8] At some point during the Circum-Pacific War, a Yuktobanian X-02 was shot down over Osean territory, and its remains were eventually handled by the mechanics at Sand Island.[7][8]

A year after the Circum-Pacific War ended, an X-02 flew alongside an ADF-01 FALKEN and an ADFX-01 Morgan flew over November International Stadium in its first airshow since the war.[9]

Infinity universe

In the Infinity universe, the X-02 was developed by an unknown country.[10] Its blueprints were later added to Wernher and Noah Enterprises's Advanced Automated Aviation Plant, including a variant used by an ace pilot to win countless wars by living "the way of the knight."[11]

Game Analysis

Ace Combat Infinity

"An air superiority/multirole fighter developed by a certain country.
It features special variable wings which adjust according to speed. The forward swept wing configuration allows it to demonstrate unparalleled combat abilities while its sweptback wing configuration gives it access to supercruise and stealth abilities.
The extreme visual differences between the wing configurations has often made people believe that there are 2 different aircraft. Its nickname is "Wyvern"."
Hangar

How to Unlock

The X-02 is available through the Aircraft Tree.
Stats and Prices Lv.1-10
Lv. Cst SP MO ST AA AG DF Price
1 800 B C+ C+ B C D 698,320
2 845 B+ B B B+ C+ D+ 59,860
3 890 B+ B+ B B+ C+ C 104,750
4 935 A A B+ B+ B C 139,670
5 980 A+ A A B+ B B 209,500
6 1025 A+ A+ A A B B+ 623,500
7 1070 S S A A B+ A+ 414,010
8 1115 S S A A+ B+ S 603,550
9 1160 S+ S+ A+ A+ B+ S+ 823,020
10 1205 S+ S+ A+ A+ A S+ 1,197,120
Stats and Prices Lv.11-20
Lv. Cst SP MO ST AA AG DF Price
11 1252 S+ S+ A+ A+ A S+ 2,593,760
12 1299 S+ S+ S S A S+ 4,788,480
13 1346 S+ S+ S S A S+ 7,631,640
14 1393 S+ S+ S+ S A S++ 11,821,560
15 1440 S+ S+ S+ S A+ S++ 15,462,800
16 1551 S++ S+ S+ S+ A+ S++ 20,575,500
17 1613 S++ S+ S+ S+ A+ S++ 23,493,480
18 1675 S++ S+ S+ S+ A+ S++ 26,436,400
19 1737 S++ S+ S+ S+ S S++ 33,793,700
20 1799 S++ S+ S+ S+ S S+++ 42,597,520


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Weapon Ammo Lv.1-10
Lv. GUN MSL 6AAM SOD QAAM
1 618 128 24
2 701 130 30
3 784 132 36
4 867 134 42 16
5 950 136 46 18
6 1016 138 50 20
7 1083 140 54 22 24
8 1149 142 58 24 26
9 1216 144 62 26 28
10 1283 146 66 28 30
Weapon Ammo Lv.11-20
Lv. GUN MSL 6AAM SOD QAAM
11 1349 150 68 29 31
12 1415 154 70 30 32
13 1482 158 72 31 33
14 1548 162 74 32 34
15 1615 166 78 34 36
16 1681 168 80 35 37
17 1748 170 82 36 38
18 1814 172 84 37 39
19 1881 174 86 38 40
20 1948 176 90 40 42

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 35 / 38 35 / 38 35 / 38
Lv.6-14 37 / 40 37 / 40 37 / 40
Lv.15-19 38 / 41 38 / 41 38 / 41
Lv.20 39 / 42 39 / 42 39 / 42

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

  • Lv.3: Jack Knife
  • Lv.10: Dragoon
  • Lv.15: Dragon King
  • Lv.20: Dragon Slayer

Skin Galleries

Description

Grey livery with blue tips on vertical stabilizers

Gallery

X-02 Event Skin 01 Icon

Description

Three-tone gray camouflage based on the X-02's Standard livery in Ace Combat Zero

Availability

Gallery

X-02 Event Skin 02 Icon

Description

Digital gray camouflage based on the X-02's default livery in Ace Combat 04

Availability

Gallery

Ace Combat: Joint Assault

"An aircraft embodying the pinnacle of aerial technology developed by a country with major military power."
Hangar

How To Unlock

The X-02 is unlocked after completing Special Mission 1: Operation X (ACJA). It costs 695,000 credits to purchase.

Statistics

X2jastats

Weapons

Skins

  • C01: Default gray with blue stabilizer tips
  • C02: Light blue camouflage with white nose
  • C03: Gray digital camouflage
  • C04: Black and yellow stripes
  • C05: Pink and red with black edges/tips
  • C06: Ghost white with blue frontal stabilizer and wing trim. Knight paint scheme from Ace Combat Zero

Gallery

Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception

"A combination of stealth and exceptional agility made possible by its variable geometry wings."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Statistics

ACEX Statistics X-02

Parts

  • Engines: Light Engine, Adv. Turbo Engine, Bullet Engine, SCRAMJet Engine, Mercury Engine, Hayabusa Engine
  • Wings: Adv. Trimtab, Extra Airbrake, Air Gripper, Extra Elron, Extra Canard, Thornback Fin, Adv. Actuator, Adv. Balance Tab, Adv. Anti-Balance Tab
  • Armor: Ceramic Armor, RAM Coat, Light Armor, TiAl Armor, Composite Armor
  • Weapons: Destructive Missile, Kinetic Energy Penetration Shell, Long Range Gun, Extra Ammo, Tracker MSSL, Long Range MSSL, High-Speed Ammunition
  • Cockpits: Emergency Auto-Pilot System, Raven, Terra Hammer, Automatic Machine Gun Fire Device, AAM Jammer, Sniper OS, Salamander

Special Weapons

Colors

  • Aurelia: Air Superiority Gray camouflage
  • Leasath: Light blue camouflage with white nose
  • Special 1: Gray digital camouflage. Unlocked after finishing the campaign on Ace difficulty
  • Special 2: Black and yellow stripes

Gallery

Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War

"The pinnacle of Erusian military aviation technology, the 'Wyvern' combines stealth with extraordinary agility, made possible by its unique variable geometry wings."
Hangar

How To Unlock

The X-02 can be unlocked after completing Campaign mode twice with different Ace Styles. However, if the memory card in slot 1 has an Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies save file, the X-02 will be unlocked after completing Glacial Skies for the first time.

Statistics

  • Speed: 78
  • Mobility: 99
  • Stability: 98
  • Defense: 67
  • Air-to-Air: 94
  • Air-to-Ground: 67

Weapons

Skins

  • Standard: Light blue/gray camouflage pattern
  • Mercenary: Gray/black camouflage
  • Soldier: Light with blue tail trim
  • Knight: Ghost white with blue frontal stabilizer and wing trim
  • Special: ISAF (Without ISAF symbols) Grey digital camouflage with blue frontal edges and white stabilizer tips

Gallery

Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War

"A pinnacle of Erusian military aviation technology, the "Wyvern" combines stealth with extraordinary agility, made possible by its unique variable geometry wings."
Hangar

How to Unlock

To unlock the X-02, the player must purchase at least one of every other aircraft in the game (except the ADF-01 FALKEN, which has no effect on the X-02) and then play any mission one time.

Statistics

  • Speed: 78
  • Mobility: 99
  • Stability: 90
  • Defense: 67
  • Air-to-Air: 94
  • Air-to-Ground: 67

Weapons

Colors

  • OS: Basic gray
  • RZ: Razgriz Squadron black; unlocked after completing Ancient Walls
  • SP: Chartreuse yellow with black horizontal stripes; unlocked by completing all 32 missions on Hard difficulty regardless of clear rank
    • Some players have reported that the X-02's SP color is unattainable if they purchase the X-02 after completing all missions on Hard. Others have reported that the SP color is unattainable after failing and retrying a mission they had yet to complete on Hard. Yet other players have reported that neither of the two cases applied to them. To avoid any glitches, players should purchase the X-02 before completing all missions on Hard, and not retry any mission from the game over menu. If the SP color is glitched, there is no way to fix it on that save file, and it must be started over to unlock the color.

Gallery

Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies

"A Stealth aircraft built with the latest technology. Boasts total air-to-air and air-to-ground combat capability."
Hangar

How to Unlock

The X-02 is unlocked after completing two requirements:

Statistics[12]

  • Speed: S
  • Air-to-Air: A
  • Air-to-Ground: B
  • Mobility: S
  • Stability: B
  • Defense: C

Weapons

Colors

  • Color 1: Standard gray; 1,414,000 credits
  • Color 2: Standard black; 1,414,000 credits; unlocked after earning S ranks on all missions on Hard difficulty
  • Color 3: Beige white with EASA tail markings; 1,838,000 credits; unlocked after earning S ranks on all missions on Expert difficulty

Gallery

Trivia

  • The X-02 Wyvern was designed by Project Aces member Isshin Yabuki, who desired to make an aircraft design with variable wing geometry and used several aircraft, including the Su-37 Terminator, the Su-47 Berkut and the YF-23A Black Widow II as reference. Yabuki revealed his inspiration in a 2004 interview with Japanese gaming site Softbank Games, where he also hinted that another source was the Sentō Yōsei Yukikaze series, described by him as "a certain novel".[13]
  • During the Operation Future Prospect trailer for Ace Combat Infinity, an image of the X-02 is seen in a similar paint scheme to the ADFX-01 -Block1- 1 Star Aircraft.[14] As of July 2016, this livery for the X-02 is still unavailable.
  • Although the X-02s deployed to engage Mobius 1 during Operation Katina had a UCAV configuration, radio chatter can still be heard from enemy pilots.
  • In Ace Combat 04, if you do not have S rank on every mission on hard difficulty, you can still earn the black color scheme if you S rank every mission on expert. You unlock the EASA color scheme along with the black one.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 AC04Web. Retrieved through the Internet Archive: Wayback Machine's record on February 5, 2005. Accessed on January 23, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Aces At War: A History, page 057.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Aces At War: A History, pages 134-137.
  4. File:X-02 Wyvern Blueprints.jpg.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Aces At War: A History, page 059.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Operation Katina, Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Arcade Mode.
  7. 7.0 7.1 File:Sand Island Wyvern Artwork.png.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Scene 16, Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War.
  9. Aces At War: A History, page 008.
  10. Hangar description for the X-02, Ace Combat Infinity.
  11. Hangar description for the X-02 -Knight- 4 Star Aircraft, Ace Combat Infinity.
  12. Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies - Official Guide Book. Page 99.
  13. http://www.itmedia.co.jp/games/ps2/2004/ac5-the-unsung-war/interview/
  14. Operation Future Prospect trailer. YouTube. Published September 18, 2014. Retrieved September 18, 2014.

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