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The ADF-11 is an advanced modular aircraft designed to operate as the cockpit of an ADF-11F Raven. It can be either a manned cockpit block or an unmanned aerial vehicle. It was a design evolution of the ADFX-10 prototype UAV.

Design

The ADF-11 is visually identical to its ADFX-10 prototype, having the same visual design of forward-swept wings and a small, thin body. As such, the ADF-11 possesses the same incredible mobility as the ADFX-10, allowing it to perform advanced post-stall maneuvers at any time. Instead of being equipped with machine guns, it is equipped with a single fixed forward-facing Pulse Laser, losing the ability to intercept missiles from its predecessor. It also has the ability to transmit data to other receiving sources, including UAV manufacturing plants.[1]

The ADF-11's defining feature is being able to connect to and control a larger wing unit designed to perform a specific task[2], among which are air superiority, anti-surface, and electronic surveillance. The F-model wing unit, also known as a RAW-F, is designed for close-range air-to-air combat.[3] When an ADF-11 and a RAW-F combine, the result is an ADF-11F Raven. In combat, the combined Raven maneuvers in such a way to protect the ADF-11, damaging the wing unit instead. If the wing unit is severely damaged, unmanned ADF-11 models can detach from it and resume functioning on their own.[1]

History

Only two models of this craft are known to exist; unmanned UAV models codenamed Hugin and Munin. They were deployed in the final stages of the Lighthouse War, attacking the joint Osean/Erusean coalition force at Selatapura following the destruction of Arsenal Bird Justice. Damaging several aircraft and destroying countless others, they forced the coalition forces to retreat from the airspace. Sixteen hours later, a joint operation was enacted to destroy both drones before they could transmit their data through the only structure capable of wide-area data transmission following the destruction of Usea's satellite network: the International Space Elevator. Once the Raven craft were destroyed, both ADF-11 cockpit craft ejected from the main body. The second ADF-11 cockpit craft openly attacked the coalition while the first ADF-11 escaped towards the undersea tunnel leading to the space elevator. Its goal was to transmit its data to the drone factories across the continent using signal repeaters underneath the space elevator's main structure.[1]

Once Trigger shot down the first hostile ADF-11, Rosa Cossette D'Elise managed to contact the coalition and inform them of the existence of the other UAV. AWACS Long Caster detected the craft flying to the tunnel entrance outside of the combat area. Trigger and Count entered the tunnel to pursue it. The ADF-11 managed to damage Count's engines, but Trigger shot it down before it could transmit the data, escaping out of the ISEV's windbreak.[1]

Game Analysis

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Dark Blue", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  2. Hangar Description
  3. Aces At War: A History 2019, page 120.
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