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{{Location
 
{{Location
 
| name = Anchorhead
 
| name = Anchorhead
| image = [[File:Anchorhead.jpg|300px]]
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| image = [[File:Anchorhead.jpg]]
| type = Trade city
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| type = Harbor
| location = West [[Usea]]
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| location = Western [[Usea]]
| coord = 19°01°N<br>288°32°E
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| coord = 19°01' N<br>288°32' E
 
| events = [[Operation Anchorhead Freedom]]<br>[[Bomber attack on Anchorhead]]
 
| events = [[Operation Anchorhead Freedom]]<br>[[Bomber attack on Anchorhead]]
| appearances = ''[[Ace Combat 2]]<br>[[Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy]]<br>[[Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy +]]''
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| appearances = ''[[Ace Combat 2]]''<br>''[[Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy]]''<br>''[[Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy +]]''
 
}}
 
}}
'''Anchorhead''' is a trade city located in western [[Usea]].
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'''{{PAGENAME}}''' is a harbor and port city located on the western coast of [[Usea]], southwest of the [[Amber Mountains]]. As a harbor, Anchorhead was a major economic and trading hub on the west coast, as well as an important port of call for various Usean naval forces.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
===Usean Continental War===
 
===Usean Continental War===
Anchorhead was a key supply port for the [[Usean Allied Forces]] before being converted into a supply base for the [[Usean Rebel Forces]]' fleet.{{ref|LegacyM3|''[[Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy]]'' - [[City On Fire (Legacy)|City On Fire]]}}
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Anchorhead was a key supply port for the [[Usean Allied Forces]] before being captured and converted into a supply base for the [[Usean Rebel Forces]]' fleet, which included a ''Kinnear''-class aircraft carrier. The rebels set up an extensive network of anti-aircraft defenses around the city to protect their fleet and the harbor facilities.{{Ref|AHLM3|[[City On Fire (Legacy)]]. ''[[Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy]]''.}}
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====Operation Anchorhead Freedom====
 
====Operation Anchorhead Freedom====
On April 5th 1998, [[Phoenix]] was ordered to eliminate all rebel presence in the city. Despite heavy resistance, all rebel forces stationed in the city were destroyed. This allowed Allied ground forces to invade and liberate the city.{{ref|LegacyM3}}
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On April 5, 1998, [[Phoenix]] was ordered to eliminate the rebel presence in Anchorhead and reclaim the city for the Allies. Despite heavy resistance, the rebel forces stationed in the city were destroyed, and the fleet was sunk. This opening allowed the Allies' ground forces to invade and liberate the city.{{Ref|AHLM3}}
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====The rebels' retreat====
 
====The rebels' retreat====
On May 22nd 1998, [[Scarface Squadron]] was tasked with defending the city from a rebel bombing raid. The raid was successfully prevented and all bombers were destroyed.<ref>''[[Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy]]'' - [[Acid Rain]]</ref>
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On May 22, [[Scarface Squadron]] was tasked with defending the city from a rebel bombing raid. The bombers and escort fighters were intercepted, and the raid on Anchorhead was successfully prevented.{{Ref|AHL|[[Acid Rain]]. ''[[Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy]]''.}}
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
Anchorhead Bay.jpeg|{{PAGENAME}} in ''[[Ace Combat 2]]''
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Anchorhead Bay.jpeg|{{PAGENAME}} as it originally appears in ''[[Ace Combat 2]]''.
Anchorhead Bay AC2.png
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Anchorhead Bay AC2.png|The [[Usean Rebel Forces|URF]]'s ''Kinnear''-class aircraft carrier docked at Anchorhead.
Anchorhead Bay 3 AC2.png
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Anchorhead Bay 3 AC2.png|Anchorhead's skyline.
AC2 City On Fire.png
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AC2 City On Fire.png|A view of the bridge spanning the mouth of Anchorhead's harbor.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
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*The original skyline of Anchorhead in ''Ace Combat 2'' featured two skyscrapers that resemble the World Trade Center; these towers would be removed from the ''Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy'' and ''Assault Horizon Legacy +'' re-releases following the events of September 11, 2001.
 
*During [[City On Fire (Legacy)|City On Fire]], the rebels incorrectly refer to the location as "[[Axel Bay]]".
 
*During [[City On Fire (Legacy)|City On Fire]], the rebels incorrectly refer to the location as "[[Axel Bay]]".
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{{Reflist}}
 
[[Category:Cities]]
 
[[Category:Cities]]
 
[[Category:Usean Continent]]
 
[[Category:Usean Continent]]

Revision as of 05:59, June 11, 2016

"Anchorhead is still gorgeous, even in the middle of battle."
Ulrich Olsen during Operation Anchorhead Freedom

Anchorhead is a harbor and port city located on the western coast of Usea, southwest of the Amber Mountains. As a harbor, Anchorhead was a major economic and trading hub on the west coast, as well as an important port of call for various Usean naval forces.

History

Usean Continental War

Anchorhead was a key supply port for the Usean Allied Forces before being captured and converted into a supply base for the Usean Rebel Forces' fleet, which included a Kinnear-class aircraft carrier. The rebels set up an extensive network of anti-aircraft defenses around the city to protect their fleet and the harbor facilities.[1]

Operation Anchorhead Freedom

On April 5, 1998, Phoenix was ordered to eliminate the rebel presence in Anchorhead and reclaim the city for the Allies. Despite heavy resistance, the rebel forces stationed in the city were destroyed, and the fleet was sunk. This opening allowed the Allies' ground forces to invade and liberate the city.[1]

The rebels' retreat

On May 22, Scarface Squadron was tasked with defending the city from a rebel bombing raid. The bombers and escort fighters were intercepted, and the raid on Anchorhead was successfully prevented.[2]

Gallery

Trivia

  • The original skyline of Anchorhead in Ace Combat 2 featured two skyscrapers that resemble the World Trade Center; these towers would be removed from the Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy and Assault Horizon Legacy + re-releases following the events of September 11, 2001.
  • During City On Fire, the rebels incorrectly refer to the location as "Axel Bay".

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 City On Fire (Legacy). Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy.
  2. Acid Rain. Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy.
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