Resistance is the 48th mission in the Japanese version of Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere. It is the first mission along the Neucom (II) story arc.


Now that a coup d'état has arisen, we at Neucom will strike the Ouroboros risen from the coup before engaging General Resource. Shoot down all Ouroboros fighters that sortied from the sky carrier.



The missions's primary targets are two squadrons of XFA-36A Games. Shooting them all down causes the Mission Update to occur.

Mission Update

Once the fighters have been shot down, the Sphyrna appears. Destroying its four target points to deal significant damage to it ends the mission. If the player destroys these points within 90 seconds of the Mission Update occurring leads to Radio Silence. If the player takes longer than 90 seconds from the Mission Update to destroy the points, the next mission will be Revenge.

Enemy List

Section Unit Count Notes
Initial Icon-AirTGT.svg XFA36A 6
Icon-AirEnemy.svg Su37 10
Mission Update Icon-AirTGT.svg UI-4053 1 [note 1]
Icon-AirEnemy.svg R103 2
Icon-AirEnemy.svg Su43 2


We succeeded in lowering Ouroboros' war potential. However, the Sphyrna has not yet fallen!

A Rank

An A Rank is obtained in this mission by destroying at least 17 enemies and deals significant damage to the Sphyrna within 90 seconds of the Mission Update occurring.


  • Interestingly, even though the results of this mission are "To Be Continued", if the player clear the mission more than 90 seconds after the Mission Update/Update Target, the rating obtained is D like when the mission result is "Mission Over". (Same goes for Heart of the Serpent mission if player fail to deal sufficient damage to target update)


  1. This enemy has four points to destroy.