The first dedicated attack aircraft of Neucom's R-series, the R-201 was developed to fulfill the ground attack role. It features a distinctive twin-fuselage design.
Despite having durable armor, the Asterozoa's poor speed and mobility rendered it highly vulnerable to enemy aircraft. In response, a successor, the R-211 Orcinus, was developed by Neucom.
Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere
- "An aircraft developed with ground attack as its main purpose. By splitting the fuselage in two parts, it allowed for the mounting of more weapons and increased durability. Due to its high gross weight, its power and acceleration is not great, but can maintain stable flight conditions. With its high ammunition count, it can wipe out its intended ground target with absolute certainty."
- ― Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere - Namco Official Guide Book
How to Unlock
- Japanese version: Two versions of this aircraft are available, depending on which branch the player chooses.
- International version: Obtain six A-ranks in the first bracket of missions (From "Transport" to "Escort")
- Power: 10
- Attack: 50
- Defense: 80
- Stability: 80
- Mobility: 10
- Length: 18.13 m
- Wingspan: 20.6 m
- Height: 2.9 m
- Weight: 25,013 kg
- Max speed
- Japanese Release: 1,540 km/h
- International Release: 2,026 km/h
- Class: Heavy Attacker
- Armor/Damage Tolerance: Heavy
- Typical of Neucom fighter designs, the R-201 is named after a marine animal. In this case, Asterozoa is the class name to which all sea stars belong.
- Despite this aircraft having a UPEO variant, the export version of Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere uses the standard Neucom paint scheme for the playable R-201, with the only difference being the Neucom emblem on the wing being replaced with the UPEO emblem. This is also in spite of the export version having the R-201U in-game.