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The '''Long Range Shock Wave Missile''' ('''LSWM''') is an special weapon present in the PlayStation Portable ''[[Ace Combat]]'' games. As implied by its name, it is a downsized version of the [[Shock Wave Ballistic Missile]] used by the airborne fortress [[Gleipnir]].
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[[File:ACJA LSWM Hangar.jpg|thumb|[[Hangar]] view in ''[[Ace Combat: Joint Assault]]'']]
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The '''Long Range Shock Wave Missile''' ('''LSWM''') is a fictional, powerful missile weapon in the ''[[Ace Combat]]'' series. It was featured in the PlayStation Portable games - ''[[Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception]]'' and ''[[Ace Combat: Joint Assault]]'' - and was later added to ''[[Ace Combat Infinity]]''.
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==Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception==
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==Design==
[[File:ACX LSWM.png|thumb|258px]]
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As implied by its name, the LSWM has a high lock-on radius and, upon impact, it damages the area around it with a massive shock wave. Its destructive power can annihilate almost all targets in a single hit.
In ''[[Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception]]'', the Long Range Shock Wave Missile is an SP weapon available exclusively to the [[Fenrir]]. It is the third weapon available for the aircraft. The LSWM behaves like a long range missile when fired. It detonates when the warhead hit the terrain (included water) or enemy with  a massive explosion of blue energy, annihilating any enemy units within the blast radius.
 
   
The weapon, as expected, is very effective, as its blast wave's size allows it to destroy whole ground battalions. An example of its effectivity is mission #02, "[[Out of the Fire]]", which can be instantly completed by firing a single missile at one of the [[C-5A Galaxy|C-5B]] transports in the runway. A simpler impression of its blast radius is [[Atmos Ring]], LSWM that hit nearly exactly the center of the Atmos Ring can destroy all the [[Meson Cannon Array|Menson Cannons]] and [[Meson Beam Stabilizing Regulator|MBSR]]. As a drawback, however, the Long Range Shock Wave Missile has the lowest ammo count of any weapon in the game, and indeed of ''Ace Combat'' history, possessing only two missiles.
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The LSWM is a downsized version of the [[Shock Wave Ballistic Missile]] used by the airborne fortress [[Gleipnir]]. Compared to the SWBM, the LSWM has a much slimmer design, and its area of effect is reduced as a result.
   
In multiplayer, it is regarded as an overpowered weapon as a result of its destructive power.
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==Game Analysis==
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<tabber>
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Ace Combat Infinity====Ace Combat Infinity===
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{{Quote|A missile with a special warhead that causes a shockwave around its point of impact. It can lock on to both ground and air targets and its characterized by causing damage over a wide area. It's effective for long range strikes against clusters of enemies, but requires careful handling due to relatively poor homing capabilities.|[[Hangar]]}}
   
<gallery widths="170">
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'''Aircraft'''
LSWM Shockwave.png|An LSWM explosion.
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*[[XFA-33 Fenrir]] (Lv.7)
LSWM Strike.png|The explosion's energy beam.
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*[[XFA-33 -Alect-]] {{InfinityStars|4}} (Lv.7)
Gaiuss Strike.png
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*[[GAF-1 Varcolac]] (Lv.7)
Gfs 74724 2 1.jpg|LSWM impact (Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception)
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*[[GAF-1 -Sulejmani-]] {{InfinityStars|4}} (Lv.7)
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'''Statistics'''
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{{InfinityStatsWeapon
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|cst1=16|ata1=C|atg1=C|hom1=C|dis1=C|dmg1=D|rel1=E
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|cst2=31|ata2=C+|atg2=C+|hom2=C|dis2=C|dmg2=D|rel2=E+|cost2=26,640
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|cst3=41|ata3=C+|atg3=C+|hom3=C|dis3=C+|dmg3=D|rel3=D|cost3=103,680
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|cst4=66|ata4=B|atg4=B|hom4=C|dis4=C+|dmg4=D|rel4=D|cost4=406,800
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|cst5=91|ata5=B|atg5=B|hom5=C|dis5=C+|dmg5=D|rel5=D+|cost5=887,400
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}}
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'''Gallery'''
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<gallery bordersize="none" hideaddbutton="true">
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LSWM in midair.png|LSWM impact
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CGV72tcUQAA19hS.png|LSWM impact
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LSWM on Excalibur.png|LSWM impact
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LSWM on Excalibur 2.png|LSWM impact
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
==Ace Combat: Joint Assault==
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|-|Ace Combat: Joint Assault====Ace Combat: Joint Assault===
In ''[[Ace Combat: Joint Assault]]'', the LSWM is an special weapon only compatible with the Fenrir and the [[GAF-1 Varcolac]], the new original aircraft introduced in the game. The Varcolac carries three missiles, where the Fenrir's capacity is upgraded to four. The ''JA'' incarnation of the LSWM has seen a drastic "nerf", or reduction, of its capabilities: as a trade-off for the increased ammo capacity, the weapon's detonation shockwave has been reduced in size, roughly measuring to the size of the [[Spiridus]].
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[[File:ACX2 Icon LSWM.jpg|thumb]]
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{{Quote|This missile releases a massive shock wave upon detonation, causing damage over an extremely wide radius|[[Hangar]]}}
   
<gallery widths="170">
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center;"
Tokyo LSWM.jpg|LSWM explosion from [[GAF-1 Varcolac]].
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|-
LSWM Impact.jpg|The [[Spiridus|Spiridus II]] being struck with an LSWM.
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! Aircraft
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! [[Credits|Price]]
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! Ammo
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|-
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| [[XFA-33 Fenrir|Fenrir]]
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| 202,000
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| 4
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|-
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| [[GAF-1 Varcolac]]
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| 178,000
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| 3
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|}
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'''Statistics'''
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:'''Fenrir'''
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:[[File:ACJA LSWM stats Fenrir.jpg|200px]]
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:'''GAF-1 Varcolac'''
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:[[File:ACJA LSWM stats GAF-1.jpg|200px]]
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'''Gallery'''
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<gallery bordersize="none" hideaddbutton="true">
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Tokyo LSWM.jpg|LSWM explosion from a GAF-1
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LSWM Impact.jpg|The [[Spiridus|Spiridus II]] hit by an LSWM
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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|-|Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception====Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception===
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[[File:ACEX Icon LSWM.jpg|thumb]]
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{{Quote|This missile releases a massive shock wave upon detonation, causing damage over an extremely wide radius|[[Hangar]]}}
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center;"
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|-
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! Aircraft
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! [[Credits|Price]]
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! Ammo
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|-
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| [[XFA-33 Fenrir|Fenrir]]
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| 129,000
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| 2
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|}
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'''Statistics'''
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:[[File:ACX LSWM stats.jpg|200px]]
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'''Gallery'''
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<gallery bordersize="none" hideaddbutton="true">
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ACX LSWM Hangar.jpg|Hangar view
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ACX LSWM.png
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LSWM Shockwave.png|An LSWM explosion
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LSWM Strike.png|The explosion's energy beam
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Gaiuss Strike.png
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Gfs 74724 2 1.jpg|LSWM impact
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</gallery>
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</tabber>
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*In ''Ace Combat: Joint Assault'', if a third-party cheat device is used in the mission "[[Grand Flight]]", the [[747-200B]] carrying [[Andre Olivieri]] will gain the ability to use LSWMs.
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*In ''Ace Combat X'', the LSWM is well known for being able to complete [[Out of the Fire]] in one shot. It can also be used during [[Atmos Ring (mission)|Atmos Ring]] to destroy all of the [[Meson Cannon]]s in one shot.
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*In ''Joint Assault'', as a trade-off for the increased ammunition, the LSWM has a lower area of effect.
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*If a third-party cheat device is used in ''Joint Assault'' during the mission [[Grand Flight]], the [[747-200B]] will gain the ability to use LSWMs.
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*Until the release of ''[[Ace Combat Infinity]]'', the LSWM had the lowest ammo count of any special weapon in the series (two shots on the Fenrir in ''Ace Combat X''). This record was beaten by the [[ADFX-01 -Block1-]] {{InfinityStars|1}}, which only carries 1 shot of the [[Tactical Laser System]] until it is upgraded to Lv.6.
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Latest revision as of 19:23, May 29, 2019

ACJA LSWM Hangar

Hangar view in Ace Combat: Joint Assault

The Long Range Shock Wave Missile (LSWM) is a fictional, powerful missile weapon in the Ace Combat series. It was featured in the PlayStation Portable games - Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception and Ace Combat: Joint Assault - and was later added to Ace Combat Infinity.

DesignEdit

As implied by its name, the LSWM has a high lock-on radius and, upon impact, it damages the area around it with a massive shock wave. Its destructive power can annihilate almost all targets in a single hit.

The LSWM is a downsized version of the Shock Wave Ballistic Missile used by the airborne fortress Gleipnir. Compared to the SWBM, the LSWM has a much slimmer design, and its area of effect is reduced as a result.

Game AnalysisEdit

Ace Combat InfinityEdit

"A missile with a special warhead that causes a shockwave around its point of impact. It can lock on to both ground and air targets and its characterized by causing damage over a wide area. It's effective for long range strikes against clusters of enemies, but requires careful handling due to relatively poor homing capabilities."
Hangar

Aircraft

Statistics

Cst A2A A2G HOM DIS DMG REL Price
Lv.1 16 C C C C D E 0
Lv.2 31 C+ C+ C C D E+ 26,640
Lv.3 41 C+ C+ C C+ D D 103,680
Lv.4 66 B B C C+ D D 406,800
Lv.5 91 B B C C+ D D+ 887,400
Total Credit Price from Lv.0 to Lv.5 1,424,520

Gallery

Ace Combat: Joint AssaultEdit

ACX2 Icon LSWM
"This missile releases a massive shock wave upon detonation, causing damage over an extremely wide radius"
Hangar
Aircraft Price Ammo
Fenrir 202,000 4
GAF-1 Varcolac 178,000 3

Statistics

Fenrir
ACJA LSWM stats Fenrir
GAF-1 Varcolac
ACJA LSWM stats GAF-1

Gallery

Ace Combat X: Skies of DeceptionEdit

ACEX Icon LSWM
"This missile releases a massive shock wave upon detonation, causing damage over an extremely wide radius"
Hangar
Aircraft Price Ammo
Fenrir 129,000 2

Statistics

ACX LSWM stats

Gallery

TriviaEdit

  • In Ace Combat X, the LSWM is well known for being able to complete Out of the Fire in one shot. It can also be used during Atmos Ring to destroy all of the Meson Cannons in one shot.
  • In Joint Assault, as a trade-off for the increased ammunition, the LSWM has a lower area of effect.
  • If a third-party cheat device is used in Joint Assault during the mission Grand Flight, the 747-200B will gain the ability to use LSWMs.
  • Until the release of Ace Combat Infinity, the LSWM had the lowest ammo count of any special weapon in the series (two shots on the Fenrir in Ace Combat X). This record was beaten by the ADFX-01 -Block1- 1 Star Aircraft, which only carries 1 shot of the Tactical Laser System until it is upgraded to Lv.6.

ReferencesEdit

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