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Paper Tiger is the fourth mission of the original Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere. This mission is the first in which players can influence the story by changing which story arc they take part in, separating into the UPEO (II) and General Resource (I) Arcs.

Briefing

Neucom is amassing its naval fleet at its mobile marine city Megafloat. Strike Neucom before preparations are complete! It should be noted that not only are there numerous civilian facilities of Megafloat, but also civilian ships in the harbor sectors. In executing the operation, you are to absolutely avoid damaging them!

Objectives

The mission's primary targets are the Neucom vessels near Megafloat: one Convoy ship, one Warship and a Carrier. There are also several AA Guns and SAMs on Megafloat itself, as well as R-101s and R-201s in the skies.

If the player destroys all of the ships within 2 minutes and 59 seconds, a squadron of two R-101s and two R-201s will spawn as targets, and must be shot down to complete the mission, achieving Mission Accomplished.

If the player destroys the ships after 2 minutes and 59 seconds have passed, the mission will end and the player will achieve Mission Over.

After the mission, Dision offers Nemo a place at General Resource. The player can choose to follow him, beginning the General Resource (I) Arc, or turn away and follow Fiona, beginning the UPEO (II) Arc.

Enemy Lists

Standard Units

Unit Count Notes
Initial Icon-GroundTGT
Icon-GroundEnemy
Icon-GroundEnemy
Carrier
GUN
MSSL
1
2
1
Icon-GroundTGT
Icon-GroundEnemy
Convoy
GUN
1
1
Icon-GroundTGT
Icon-GroundEnemy
Warship
GUN
1
2
Icon-GroundEnemy MSSL 4
Icon-GroundEnemy GUN 4
Icon-AirEnemy R-101 Delphinus 1 2
Icon-AirEnemy R-201 Asterozoa 2
Icon-GroundNeutral Facilities 4
Icon-GroundNeutral Transport 2
Mission Update Icon-AirTGT R-101 Delphinus 1 2 [note 1]
Icon-AirTGT R-201 Asterozoa 2 [note 1]

Ranks

  • A: 23+ enemies destroyed.
  • B: 19-22 enemies destroyed.
  • C: 18 or less enemies destroyed.
  • D: Mission update is not triggered.[1]

Debriefing

Follows Dision: N/A

Doesn't Follow Dision: Neucom's fleet has withdrawn due to the ceasefire. Thanks to this treaty, combat should stop for now.

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Only appears if all targets are destroyed in less than 3 minutes.

References

  1. Ace Combat 3: UPEO Route. Geocities. Retrieved on May 16, 2017.
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