Pawns in the Game is the fourteenth mission in the original version of Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere and the fifth mission in the UPEO (III) story arc.


An internal struggle at General Resource has made an all-out war between the two companies a possibility. We'll suppress an armory before things get worse, and check General Resource's actions. We'll also be using a test unit in this operation, with you piloting the newly-deployed Neucom COFFIN model, "Orcinus". You will also be accompanied by the ECM airborne aircraft carrier "Sphyrna", and attack while it jams their radar network. -That is all. We wish you good luck.


The mission's primary targets is a General Resource armory, namely two power plants and seven radar sites. The player is supported by the Sphyrna which jams the radar network to assist in the attack. As the jamming wears off, the player must climb to a safe altitude of 12,600 feet and wait for the Sphyrna to resume jamming.

Being below 12,600 feet when the jamming wears off will result in the player being detected by radar, and having numerous enemy fighters appear.

The mission ends when both power plants and all seven radar sites have been destroyed. If the player remained undetected by radar, they are awarded Mission Accomplished. If the player was detected by radar, they are awarded Mission Over.

Enemy List

Section Unit Count Notes
Initial Icon-GroundTGT.svg PR.PLANT 2
Icon-GroundTGT.svg RADARSITE 7
Icon-AirEnemy.svg AH-66B 2
Icon-GroundEnemy.svg GUN 7
Icon-GroundEnemy.svg MSSL 2
Mission Update Icon-AirEnemy.svg F/A32C 3
Icon-AirEnemy.svg F-22C 1
Icon-AirEnemy.svg RF12A2 4

A Rank

An A Rank is obtained in this mission by destroying the General Resource armory in under 9 minutes without being detected by enemy radar. [1]


General Resource's armory has been suppressed.


  1. Ace Combat 3: UPEO Route. Geocities. Retrieved on August 15, 2017.
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