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The Quick Maneuver Air-to-Air Missile, or QAAM in short, is a short-range all-aspect missile present as a special weapon starting from Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies. It has similar range with standard missiles, but the difference is that the QAAM has better agility, in which that if it misses the target, the missile will turn around in an attempt to chase the target again until it runs out of fuel, and it has double the damage of standard missiles, in which that they can one-shot most enemy aircraft if it hits. The incarnation in Ace Combat 04 was notorious for its very deadly accuracy, in which that about 9 out of 10 launches, the missile will always destroy the target. Starting from Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War, the missile's performance was subsequently toned down, however it got a re-buff for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon.

It is based on AIM-9X for NATO aircraft, and the Vympel R-73 (AA-11 Archer) for Russian aircraft.

Game Analysis

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

"Air-to-air missiles. Their wide lock-on and homing capabilities allow them to hit targets across a greater range than other missiles."
Hangar
More information will be available when Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown releases

Aircraft

Ace Combat Infinity

QAAM Infinity Icon
"An air-to-air missile with excellent homing capabilities.
It has a higher target execution rate than the standard missiles.
If it is fired after you have locked on to the target, the missile will continue to home in on its target regardless of the state of your aircraft."
Hangar

Aircraft

Cst A2A A2G HOM DIS DMG REL Price
Lv.1 10 E+ F C+ E+ F B+ 0
Lv.2 24 E+ F B E+ F B+ 22,200
Lv.3 32 E+ F B E+ F B+ 86,400
Lv.4 58 E+ F B D F A 339,000
Lv.5 84 E+ F B D F A 739,500
Total Credit Price from Lv.0 to Lv.5 1,187,100

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy

QAAM Icon Legacy
"The missile's advanced guidance system can stay locked onto a target at your six o'clock"
Hangar
Aircraft Price Ammo
F-4E Phantom II Starting weapon 8
F-14D Super Tomcat 12,000 8
F-15SE Silent Eagle Starting weapon 8
F/A-18E Super Hornet Starting weapon 8
Su-47 Berkut Starting weapon 8
X-29A Starting weapon 8

Statistics

QAAM Stats Legacy

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Ace Combat: Assault Horizon

This weapon is available for fighter and multirole aircraft. This weapon is first officially available on the F-16C/F, after completing mission 2. The QAAM has received an overhaul, making it more powerful than the one in last three games, making it similar to its destructive power in Ace Combat 04.

Aircraft

Gallery

Ace Combat: Joint Assault

ACX2 Icon QAAM
"This missile’s advanced guidance system can stay locked onto a target at your six o’clock."
― Hangar

Cost

Each QAAM deployment costs 40 credits per use.

Aircraft

Aircraft Price Ammo
Typhoon Starting weapon 10
F-22A Raptor 41,500 17
F-35C Lightning II 51,400 22
F/B-22 54,900 23
AJS 37 17,700 12
F-4E Phantom II Starting weapon 7
F-5E Tiger II 6,700 9
Su-37 Terminator Starting weapon 11
Su-47 Berkut 34,800 15
MiG-1.44 Flatpack 27,300 13
XR-45 Cariburn 29,000 14
XFA-27 Starting weapon 16
X-02 Wyvern 40,500 16
X-29A Starting weapon 5
YF-23 Black Widow II 57,200 21
GAF-1 Varcolac Starting weapon 13

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Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception

ACEX Icon QAAM
"This missile’s advanced guidance system can stay locked onto a target at your six o’clock."
― Hangar

Aircraft

Aircraft Price Ammo
F-5E Tiger II 3,700 6
X-29A Starting weapon 10
XFA-27 Starting weapon 10
XR-45 Cariburn 13,100 10
F-35C Lightning II 15,900 10
YF-23 Black Widow II Starting weapon 12
Su-37 Terminator Starting weapon 12
MiG-1.44 Flatpack 21,800 12
S-32 Starting weapon 12


Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation

"The most agile of all missiles, the QAAM boasts a tracking time and guidance system far exceeding that of standard missiles. Once it has acquired a lock-on, it will continue to track the target even at the firing aircraft's six o' clock, making this the ultimate in dogfight missiles. A helmet mounted reticule allows the QAAM to be lock-on to a target outside of the aircraft's flight trajectory."
― Hangar

Aircraft

Aircraft Price Ammo
F-2A 8,400 20
Su-33 Flanker-D Starting weapon 25
F-117A Nighthawk 10,700 15
Su-47 Berkut Starting weapon 40
F-22A Raptor 12,150 40

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Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War

QAAM icon (ACZ)
"This missile’s advanced guidance system can stay locked onto a target at your six o’clock."
― Hangar

Aircraft

Aircraft Price Ammo
F-5E Tiger II Starting weapon 4
MiG-21bis Fishbed 3,700 6
MiG-31 Foxhound 19,900 10
EA-6B Prowler 25,700 4
F-15C Eagle 35,000 14
X-29A Starting weapon 10
F-117A Nighthawk 41,800 8
F-35C Lightning II 50,400 10
YF-23 Black Widow II Starting weapon 12
X-02 Wyvern 77,400 14

Gallery

Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War

QAAM
"This missile's advanced guidance system can stay locked onto a target at your six o'clock."
― Hangar

Aircraft

Aircraft Ammo
X-29A 10
MiG-21-93 Fishbed 12
Su-37 Terminator 14
YF-23 Black Widow II 12
S-32 14
Hawk 6

Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies

"Quick Maneuver Missile: highly maneuverable dogfight missile, good even against targets at your six o'clock."
― Hangar

Aircraft

Aircraft Price Ammo
Su-37 Terminator Starting weapn 8
S-37A Starting weapon 10
X-02 Wyvern 160,000 16