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The XFA-24A Apalis is a multirole combat aircraft from the Strangereal continuity.

Design

The XFA-24A was a prototype multirole aircraft created in the 2010s in the post-Circum-Pacific War period by an unknown manufacturer. It was designed primarily as a multirole fighter capable of operation in all fronts, having been conceived under a philosophy of "not choosing the battlefield." Vaguely similar to a Rafale aircraft, it has a large fuel storage and weapons capacity on account of its double delta configuration.[1]

Owing to its manufacturing creed, it was designed to use conventional parts and components to remain active in the face of supply shortages, and does not exceed in any particular aspect of performance to maintain affordability. Its optimal operation is enhanced by the use of canards and 3D thrust vectoring without sacrificing its combat capabilities.[1] A particular software upgrade, the "Earth Shaker" system, enhanced its ground attack ability by digitally analyzing ground terrain.

History

Strangereal

A number of Apalis airframes were in possession of the Aurelian Air Force by the start of the Aurelian War in 2020. Such aircraft were employed by Falco One and Gryphus One during the counteroffensive to reclaim the country. Gryphus One in particular used the aircraft to destroy the Gleipnir airship over Santa Elva.[2][3]

Joint Assault universe

The Apalis was made available for Antares Squadron during the Valahia Crisis.

Game analysis

XFA-24A Apalis (ACE-X)
"A respectable aircraft in all areas, the Apalis boasts unrivaled expandability."
Hangar description

How to Unlock

Complete "Prelude". Costs 8,700 credits.

Statistics

Speed: 60
Air To Air: 27
Air To Ground: 18
Mobility: 54
Stability: 45
Defense: 48

Weapons

Skins

  • Aurelia: Light blue body with white front.
  • Leasath: Air Superiority Gray body.
  • Special 1: Gray body with white trims.
  • Special 2: Black airframe with orange wing stripes.

Customization

Engine: Turbo Engine, Light Engine, Adv. Turbo Engine, Minotaur Engine, Bullet Engine, RAMJet Engine, Mercury Engine, C-Cycle Engine, Hayabusa Engine
Wings: Adv Trimtab, Extra Airbrake, Extra Ladder, Air Gripper, Extra Elron, Extra Canard, Thornback Fin, Adv Balance Tab, Adv. Anti-Balance Tab
Armor: Scale Armor, CFRP Conversion, Ceramic Armor, Nera Armor, Titanium Armor, Light Armor, Adv. Titanium Armor, TiAl Armor, Composite Armor,
Weapons: Destructive Missile, Kinetic Energy Penetration Shell, Long Range Gun, Extra Hardpoint. Enhanced Special Homing Missile, Destructive Bomb, High-Speed Ammunition
Cockpit: Emergency Autopilot System, Raven, Terra Hammer, Automatic Machine Gun Fire Device, AAM Jammer, Fenrir ECMS, Earth Shaker (aircraft exclusive), Sniper OS, Salamander

Gallery

AVAILABILITY
Available at start of game in all versions.
GALLERY

Description

"A respectable aircraft in all areas, the "Apalis" boasts unrivaled expandability."

AVAILABILITY
Complete "Dragon Lair" in a second playthrough. Costs $140,000.
STATISTICS
Speed: Average
Air-to-Air: Average
Air-to-Ground: Average
Mobility: Excellent
Stability: Excellent
Defense: Low
WEAPONS
STDM x144
HACM x96
LGWM x192
HVWM x48
Unguided Bomb x29
XAGM x28
XMAA x36
ODMM x28
COLORS
  • C01: Light blue body with white front.
  • C02: Desert camouflage.
  • C03: Air superiority gray.
  • C04: Dark gray body with orange tail and wing tips.
  • C05: Black body with orange stripe running down the midsection from nose to tail boom.
  • C06: Dual color body split in blue and red halves. Modeled after the Japanese tokusatsu superhero Kikaider.
GALLERY

Trivia

  • The name of the Apalis is derived from a genus of passerine birds known for having small yet slender beaks and long tails, which are useful for swooping and catching insects in mid-flight.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 ACES WEB: Ace Combat X
  2. Standoff In The Skies II - Leasath Side
  3. Ace Combat Xi: Skies of Incursion

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