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| type = Mountain range
 
| type = Mountain range
 
| location = Southern [[Usea]]
 
| location = Southern [[Usea]]
| coord = Lat. 33.6, Long. 130.7
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| coord = 33.6°N, 130.7°E{{Refcall|AC04-M10}}
 
| events = [[Operation Woodpecker]]
 
| events = [[Operation Woodpecker]]
 
| appearances = ''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]''
 
| appearances = ''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]''
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}}'''Istas Fortress''' was an [[Independent State Allied Forces]] facility located in the tropical region on the southernmost peninsula of [[Usea]], southeast of [[Los Canas]]. The fortress's airfield and VTOL facilities fell under Erusean control following the ISAF's evacuation to the east,{{Ref|AC04|''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]''.}} but were reclaimed soon after the ISAF commenced counteroffensive operations on the mainland.{{Ref|AC04-M10|[[Tango Line]], ''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]''.}}
'''{{PAGENAME}}''' was an [[Independent State Allied Forces]] facility located in the tropical mountainous region southeast of [[Los Canas]] on the southernmost peninsula of [[Usea]]. The fortress's airfield and VTOL facilities fell under [[Erusea|Erusian]] control following the ISAF's evacuation to the east,{{Ref|AC04|''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]''.}} but was reclaimed soon after ISAF commenced counteroffensive operations on the mainland.{{Ref|AC04M10|[[Tango Line]]. ''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]''.}}
 
   
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
The Istas Fortress complex was comprised of Scion Airbase, located atop a mountain plateau; a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) base atop the western mountain peaks; submarine docks, which were constructed under the base of the mountains to the north; and a resupply and refueling depot to the west. Istas Fortress's defensive capabilities were further enhanced by the area's rugged and heavily forested terrain.{{Refcall|AC04M10}}
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The Istas Fortress complex was comprised of Scion Air Base, located atop a mountain plateau; a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) base atop the western mountain peaks; submarine docks, which were constructed under the base of the mountains to the north; and a resupply and refueling depot to the west. Istas Fortress's defensive capabilities were further enhanced by the area's rugged and heavily forested terrain.{{Refcall|AC04-M10}}
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
===Erusian capture===
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===Erusean capture===
As tensions between Erusea and the ISAF erupted into open war, Istas Fortress became an important ISAF installation on the frontlines. The ISAF would use the fortress facilities as a resupply hub to support its western operations in [[San Salvacion]]. When the Erusians began using the [[Stonehenge Turret Network]] as an anti-aircraft weapon, however, Erusea began shooting down support fighters and resupply convoys launched from Istas Fortress. The resulting lost of air power put ISAF on the defensive, and Erusea proceeded to launch a massive attack on the fortress. Outnumbered and outmatched, the ISAF retreated and abandoned Istas Fortress, and the facility quickly fell into Erusian control.{{Refcall|AC04}}
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As tensions between Erusea and the ISAF erupted into open war, Istas Fortress became an important ISAF installation on the frontlines. The ISAF would use the fortress facilities to support its western operations in [[San Salvacion]]. When the Eruseans began using [[Stonehenge (Strangereal)|Stonehenge]] as an anti-aircraft weapon, however, the resulting lost of air power put ISAF on the defensive, and Erusea proceeded to launch a massive attack on the fortress. Outnumbered and outmatched, the ISAF retreated and abandoned Istas Fortress, and the facility quickly fell under Erusean control.{{Refcall|AC04}}
   
 
===ISAF counterattack===
 
===ISAF counterattack===
{{Quote|Below 2,000 feet? What do they expect us to do? Fly through the mountains?|ISAF pilot during [[Operation Woodpecker]]}}
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{{Quote|Below 2,000 feet? What do they expect us to do? Fly through the mountains?|ISAF pilot during [[Operation Woodpecker]]{{Refcall|AC04-M10}}}}When ISAF commenced its counteroffensive on the mainland, Istas Fortress became a prime target. If the fortress could be taken, the Eruseans' defensive line to the north—the "Tango Line"—could be flanked and rendered useless. On February 28, 2005, ISAF squadrons were sent on a dangerous mission inside Stonehenge's effective range to cripple the fortress. During the operation, Stonehenge opened fire, launching several volleys at the ISAF aircraft, which managed to avoid destruction by reducing their altitudes to below 2,000 feet. Despite Stonehenge's efforts, Istas Fortress was reclaimed by ISAF, and the Tango Line collapsed. ISAF would use this opportunity to advance on [[Los Canas]] to the north and liberate the city.{{Refcall|AC04-M10}}
When ISAF commenced its counteroffensive on the mainland, Istas Fortress became a prime target. If the fortress could be taken, the Erusians' defensive line to the north—the "Tango Line"—could be flanked and rendered useless. On February 28, 2005, ISAF squadrons were sent on a dangerous mission inside Stonehenge's effective range to cripple the fortress. During the operation, Stonehenge opened fire, launching several volleys at the ISAF aircraft, which managed to avoid destruction by reducing their altitudes to below 2,000 feet. Despite Stonehenge's efforts, Istas Fortress was reclaimed by ISAF, and the Tango Line collapsed. ISAF would use this opportunity to advance on [[Los Canas]] to the north and liberate the city.{{Refcall|AC04M10}}
 
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
<gallery>
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<gallery position="center">
DSC 0037.jpg|Istas Fortress viewed through an ISAF fighter's HUD.
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DSC 0037.jpg|Istas Fortress viewed through an ISAF fighter's HUD
DSC 0040.jpg|A waterfall at Istas Fortress.
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DSC 0040.jpg|A waterfall at Istas Fortress
DSC 0036.jpg|A view of the terrain surrounding Istas Fortress.
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DSC 0036.jpg|A view of the terrain surrounding Istas Fortress
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Submarine Dock - Istas Fortress.png|Submarine dock
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Scion Air base flyby.png|View of Scion Air Base
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}
[[Category:Usean Continent]]
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[[Category:Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]
 
[[Category:Mountainous regions]]
 
[[Category:Mountainous regions]]
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[[Category:Usean Continent]]
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[[Category:Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies locations]]

Latest revision as of 17:46, September 21, 2019

Istas Fortress was an Independent State Allied Forces facility located in the tropical region on the southernmost peninsula of Usea, southeast of Los Canas. The fortress's airfield and VTOL facilities fell under Erusean control following the ISAF's evacuation to the east,[2] but were reclaimed soon after the ISAF commenced counteroffensive operations on the mainland.[1]

DescriptionEdit

The Istas Fortress complex was comprised of Scion Air Base, located atop a mountain plateau; a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) base atop the western mountain peaks; submarine docks, which were constructed under the base of the mountains to the north; and a resupply and refueling depot to the west. Istas Fortress's defensive capabilities were further enhanced by the area's rugged and heavily forested terrain.[1]

HistoryEdit

Erusean captureEdit

As tensions between Erusea and the ISAF erupted into open war, Istas Fortress became an important ISAF installation on the frontlines. The ISAF would use the fortress facilities to support its western operations in San Salvacion. When the Eruseans began using Stonehenge as an anti-aircraft weapon, however, the resulting lost of air power put ISAF on the defensive, and Erusea proceeded to launch a massive attack on the fortress. Outnumbered and outmatched, the ISAF retreated and abandoned Istas Fortress, and the facility quickly fell under Erusean control.[2]

ISAF counterattackEdit

"Below 2,000 feet? What do they expect us to do? Fly through the mountains?"
― ISAF pilot during Operation Woodpecker[1]
When ISAF commenced its counteroffensive on the mainland, Istas Fortress became a prime target. If the fortress could be taken, the Eruseans' defensive line to the north—the "Tango Line"—could be flanked and rendered useless. On February 28, 2005, ISAF squadrons were sent on a dangerous mission inside Stonehenge's effective range to cripple the fortress. During the operation, Stonehenge opened fire, launching several volleys at the ISAF aircraft, which managed to avoid destruction by reducing their altitudes to below 2,000 feet. Despite Stonehenge's efforts, Istas Fortress was reclaimed by ISAF, and the Tango Line collapsed. ISAF would use this opportunity to advance on Los Canas to the north and liberate the city.[1]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Tango Line, Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies.
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