Guardian Angel is the 40th mission in the Japanese version of Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere. It is one of the second missions along the Neucom (I) story arc, the other being Zero Gravity, dependent on the player's actions in Power for Life.


A shuttle from our space development program at Neucom is making re-entry. However, we've picked up intel that suggests that General Resource will try to interfere. Escort the space shuttle so that it can land safely. [1]



The mission's primary targets are two squadrons of F-22Cs. They must be shot down while protecting the shuttle.

Mission Update

If the first two squadrons are not shot down within 4 minutes, a squadron of F/A-32Cs and a squadron of F/A-18Is will appear.

Enemy List

Section Unit Count Notes
Initial Icon-AirTGT F22C 7
Mission Update Icon-AirTGT F/A32C 3 [note 1]
Icon-AirTGT F/A-18I 3 [note 1]


A Rank

An A Rank is obtained in this mission by shooting down the first two squadrons in less than 3 minutes.[2]


Thanks to your escort, the space shuttle was able to land, safe and sound.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 This group of enemies only appears if the two squadrons are not shot down within 4 minutes.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Mission 2B: Guardian Angel (NEUCOM) - Ace Combat 3: International Edition (2016) ENGLISH. YouTube. Uploaded by User:Zaptroxix. Translation by Project Nemo.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ace Combat 3: Neucom Route. Geocities. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
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