Fragile Cargo is the eighth mission in the Japanese version of Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere. It is the eighth mission in the UPEO (II) arc, and is played if the player shoots down the recon or flies above the canyon in Ghosts of the Past or chooses not to follow Rena Hirose in No Clearance.


Just as in the anonymous statement, an unidentified airship has appeared over the Axel Bay coastal industrial region. We have examined the statement's authenticity and determine that a bio-chemical weapon is present. Make it land on water in order to minimize damage. Destroy any buildings that would be an obstacle in the airship's path!


The mission's primary objective is to prevent the airship from crashing by destroying any chimneys and bridges that are in the way. The amount of targets is random on every playthrough. After the airship crashes in the water, the next objective is to destroy the Hydrofoil that spawns before it leaves the map.

Enemy List

Section Unit Count Notes
Initial Icon-GroundTGT BRIDGE ? [note 1]
Icon-GroundTGT CHIMNEY ? [note 1]
Icon-AirNeutral UI-4052 1 [note 2]
Mission Update Icon-GroundTGT HYDROFOIL 1


Obtaining an A-Rank requires destroying the hydrofoil within 30 seconds of its appearance.[1]


You got the airship to land safely on the water. We are presently investigating the series of events.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Amount of targets varies.
  2. If this unit is destroyed, the mission will end in failure.


  1. Ace Combat 3: UPEO Route. Geocities. Retrieved on August 21, 2017.
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