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{{Notice|For the dam from the [[Infinity universe|''Infinity'' universe]], see [[Avalon Dam, Russia]].}}
'''Avalon Dam''' was a hydroelectric dam and missile silo from the [[Strangereal]] universe.
 
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| name = Avalon Dam
[[File:Avalon_plans.png|thumb|228px|Original Avalon site layout]]Avalon was constructed by the [[Belkan Federation]] during the [[Cold War]] in the 1980s as a missile silo for the [[V2]] ballistic missile under the cover of a hydroelectric dam in Nord Belka's Mund Valley. It was divided in ten main sections housing 52 sluice gates, allowing it to contain 92 billion cubic meters of water. It was built to extract water from the mountains of Mund Valley, generating up to 2.1 kilowatts per minute. An airbase was built northwest from the dam to allow the arrival of aerial supplies.<ref name="ACESWEB">[http://acecombat.jp/ace-zero/ ACES WEB: ACE COMBAT ZERO - Grounds: Avalon]</ref>
 
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| image = [[File:Avalon Dam front.png]]
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| type = Hydroelectric dam;<br>ballistic-missile launch facility
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| location = [[Mund Valley]]<br>Central [[Belka]]
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| coord = 29°55'38" N, 234°26'03" E{{Ref|ACZ-M17-CutPrior|Cutscene prior to [[The Valley of Kings]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}}
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| events = [[Operation Point Blank]]
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| appearances = ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''
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}}{{Quote|Initiate anti-air fire! Light up the sky with flames!<br>Show [[Cipher|him]] what Avalon is all about!|[[A World With No Boundaries]] soldier{{Ref|ACZ-M17|[[The Valley of Kings]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}}}}
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'''Avalon Dam''' is a massive hydroelectric dam and missile silo complex located in [[Mund Valley]] in central [[Belka]]. At the end of December 1995, Avalon Dam became the site of the decisive final engagement between the [[Allied Forces]] and the rebel organization [[A World With No Boundaries]].
   
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==Description==
The facility, whose construction lasted for eight years and ended at some point after the 1988 federal law review, was advertised as a major civilian project, receiving technical assistance from abroad and obtained funding from international donations.<ref>''[[Aces At War: A History]]''</ref> The Belkan government's refusal to disclose the exact goal of the "multi-purpose" silo sparked opposition through its entire construction. However, all defiance to the project ended with the public opening of the dam, which was hailed as a symbol to the Federation.<ref name="ACESWEB">[http://acecombat.jp/ace-zero/ ACES WEB: ACE COMBAT ZERO - Grounds: Avalon]</ref>
 
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Avalon Dam spans [[Mund Valley]] in the rugged, mountainous region east of the [[Waldreich Mountains]] in central [[Belka]]. The dam itself is divided into ten main sections, each housing 52 sluice gates; it retains approximately 92 billion cubic meters of water, and its hydroelectric turbines generate up to 2.1 kilowatts of power per minute.{{Ref|AcesWeb|[http://acecombat.jp/ace-zero/ "Avalon", Ace Combat Zero – ACES WEB]. Retrieved November 25, 2016.}} The dam's numerous spillways extend several hundred meters away from its south face; two intake towers positioned at both ends of the dam's north side feed water from Avalon's reservoir into its turbine generators.{{Refcall|ACZ-M17}}
   
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Avalon's missile silo facility—measuring 10 kilometers long, 200 meters wide, and 120 meters in depth{{Ref|ACZ-M17-Brief|Briefing, [[The Valley of Kings]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}}—extended beneath the dam's reservoir lake. The length of the facility is comprised of three subsections, which approximately follow the reservoir valley's natural topography. Each subsection housed subterranean missile silos and a module that controlled the missile-launch protocols. The subsections and control modules were protected by shutter doors and linked by two railway tunnels, which ran parallel to one another along the length of the facility.{{Refcall|ACZ-M17}}
After the end of the [[Belkan War]] in 1995, [[Anton Kupchenko]] and his [[A World With No Boundaries]] army took over Avalon as their main base of operations, along with the single V2 missile stored inside. The organization planned to launch the MIRV on New Year's Eve at various metropolitan centers around the world after the December coup d'etat in Belka, eliciting an emergency attack by the [[Osean Federation]] and [[Ustio]]. The missile launch was averted by [[Cipher]], who destroyed its launch control systems and prevented [[Larry Foulke]] from remotely firing it using the [[ADFX-02 Morgan]]. By November 2005, the facility had been abandoned and flooded, never to be opened again.<ref>''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''</ref>
 
===''Infinity'' universe===
 
In the universe of ''[[Ace Combat Infinity]]'', Avalon was a missile silo built in the 1990s after [[1986VG1 Ulysses]]' impact with [[Polyphemus]] to intercept the incoming wave of fragments, serving an identical role to the [[Stonehenge Turret Network (Infinity)|Stonehenge Turret Network]].<ref>http://www.famitsu.com/news/201404/28052403.html</ref>
 
   
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[[File:Avalon Dam Panorama.jpg|thumb|center|600px|A panoramic view of the mountainous terrain surrounding the Avalon Dam facility]]
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==History==
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===Construction===
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Avalon Dam was constructed near the end of the [[Cold War]] by the [[Belka|Belkan Federation]], likely as a result of the era's ongoing arms race. Its construction lasted for eight years and ended sometime after Belka's Federal Law Review in 1988. The project was initially promoted as a major civil-works project and received both technical assistance and funding from international partners.{{Ref|AAW-1|2=''[[Aces At War: A History]]'', <span style='color:red;'>page needed</span>.}}
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However, the Belkan government's refusal to disclose the necessity of Avalon's "multipurpose" silo raised numerous objections throughout the construction process. All opposition towards the project ultimately ended with the public opening of the dam, which was hailed as a symbol of Belka's strength.{{Refcall|AcesWeb}}
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===Belkan War===
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{{Main|Belkan War|Operation Point Blank}}
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Sometime in late 1995, [[Anton Kupchenko]] and his "[[A World With No Boundaries]]" army seized control of Avalon and acquired the single [[V2]] warhead stored inside it. The coup d’état forces proceeded to drain the reservoir lake, thereby exposing the silo facility in preparation to launch the weapon. On December 31, [[Allied Forces|Allied]] fighter squadrons, supported by [[Galm Team]], flew through Mund Valley and attacked the Avalon facility. The mercenary ace [[Cipher]] successfully flew into Avalon's subterranean tunnel system and destroyed the facility's launch-control modules.{{Refcall|ACZ-M17}} Following the rebels' final defeat, Avalon's reservoir lake was refilled, flooding the launch site; the silos beneath its waters are presumed inoperable and decommissioned.{{Ref|ACZ-Cut11|Cutscene 11, ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}}
   
==Trivia==
 
*Avalon Dam gets its name from the mythical island of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avalon Avalon] in Arthurian Legend.
 
*The dam was revealed by the late April 2014 issue of Famitsu Magazine to be a downloadable scenario in ''[[Ace Combat Infinity]]'' in the future, and would consist of a complete remake of the mission "[[The Valley of Kings]]", including the ravine flight required to reach it.<ref>''Famitsu Magazine, late April 2014''</ref> The stage was implied to be highly difficult by director [[Kazutoki Kono]], who commented that he had been repeatedly shot down in playtesting before reaching the dam itself.<ref>http://www.famitsu.com/news/201404/28052403.html</ref>
 
 
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44.jpg|Concept art of Avalon from ''[[Aces At War: A History]]''
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44.jpg|Avalon Dam concept art from ''[[Aces At War: A History]]''
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Avalon_plans.png|Blueprints of the Avalon facility
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Avalon (The Valley of Kings - ACZ).png|View of the dam's south face
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The interior of Avalon 1.png|A view of the tunnels that link Avalon's control modules
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The interior of Avalon 2.png|The interior of Avalon; an open shutter is visible in the upper right
 
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==References==
 
 
==Trivia==
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*Avalon Dam derives its name from the mythical island of {{Wp|Avalon}} in Arthurian legend.
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"Initiate anti-air fire! Light up the sky with flames!
Show him what Avalon is all about!"
A World With No Boundaries soldier[2]

Avalon Dam is a massive hydroelectric dam and missile silo complex located in Mund Valley in central Belka. At the end of December 1995, Avalon Dam became the site of the decisive final engagement between the Allied Forces and the rebel organization A World With No Boundaries.

Description

Avalon Dam spans Mund Valley in the rugged, mountainous region east of the Waldreich Mountains in central Belka. The dam itself is divided into ten main sections, each housing 52 sluice gates; it retains approximately 92 billion cubic meters of water, and its hydroelectric turbines generate up to 2.1 kilowatts of power per minute.[3] The dam's numerous spillways extend several hundred meters away from its south face; two intake towers positioned at both ends of the dam's north side feed water from Avalon's reservoir into its turbine generators.[2]

Avalon's missile silo facility—measuring 10 kilometers long, 200 meters wide, and 120 meters in depth[4]—extended beneath the dam's reservoir lake. The length of the facility is comprised of three subsections, which approximately follow the reservoir valley's natural topography. Each subsection housed subterranean missile silos and a module that controlled the missile-launch protocols. The subsections and control modules were protected by shutter doors and linked by two railway tunnels, which ran parallel to one another along the length of the facility.[2]

A panoramic view of the mountainous terrain surrounding the Avalon Dam facility

History

Construction

Avalon Dam was constructed near the end of the Cold War by the Belkan Federation, likely as a result of the era's ongoing arms race. Its construction lasted for eight years and ended sometime after Belka's Federal Law Review in 1988. The project was initially promoted as a major civil-works project and received both technical assistance and funding from international partners.[5]

However, the Belkan government's refusal to disclose the necessity of Avalon's "multipurpose" silo raised numerous objections throughout the construction process. All opposition towards the project ultimately ended with the public opening of the dam, which was hailed as a symbol of Belka's strength.[3]

Belkan War

Sometime in late 1995, Anton Kupchenko and his "A World With No Boundaries" army seized control of Avalon and acquired the single V2 warhead stored inside it. The coup d’état forces proceeded to drain the reservoir lake, thereby exposing the silo facility in preparation to launch the weapon. On December 31, Allied fighter squadrons, supported by Galm Team, flew through Mund Valley and attacked the Avalon facility. The mercenary ace Cipher successfully flew into Avalon's subterranean tunnel system and destroyed the facility's launch-control modules.[2] Following the rebels' final defeat, Avalon's reservoir lake was refilled, flooding the launch site; the silos beneath its waters are presumed inoperable and decommissioned.[6]

Gallery

Trivia

  • Avalon Dam derives its name from the mythical island of Avalon in Arthurian legend.

References

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