- "A large cargo plane developed by Neucom. It has a length of 75 meters, and has a large payload. A purpose-built tanker version also exists."
- ― Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere - Namco Official Guide Book
The R-501 Rhincodon is a multipurpose transport aircraft developed by Neucom Incorporated.
The R-501 Rhincodon was designed for the purpose of transporting equipment of any size, to any airfield or airport on the planet. It has three levels, unlike the common two levels found in most Transport/Cargo aircraft.
Additionally, they can take on the role of a refuelling tanker to help keep Neucom's aerial fleet in the air for longer periods.
The R-501 made several appearances in the Intercorporate War. They would first appear in an illegal transport move over Expo City, wherein they were all shot down by Nemo. They would later make an appearance by dropping chemicals amidst a training exercise involving Nemo, Abyssal Dision and Keith Bryan, wherein the chemicals were destroyed before they could hit the ground.
- Rhincodon is the scientific name for a genus of shark, who's only member is Rhincodon typus, the whale shark.