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The '''Searcher Mk. II''' is a fourth-generation [[Unmanned Aerial Vehicle|unmanned aerial vehicle]] developed by Israel Aerospace Industries. It is the successor to the original Searcher model, introduced in 1992.
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==Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War==
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{{Aircraft
In the campaign of ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]'', the Searcher is a reconnaissance drone operated by the [[Union of Yuktobanian Republics]], and one of the three unmanned aircraft operated by their military, the others two being the [[X-45]] attack unit and the [[Cormorant]], a self-defense system of the [[Hrimfaxi]] submarine.
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| image = AC7 Searcher Flyby.png
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| role = [[Unmanned aerial vehicle]]
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| appearances = ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]<br>[[Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation]]<br>[[Ace Combat Infinity]]<br>[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''
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| wikipedia = IAI Searcher
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}}
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{{Quote|It wasn't much of a plane. More like a trash can with wings.|[[Avril Mead]]{{Ref|AC7FirstCutscene|2=https://youtu.be/EFxtY4giPk0}}}}
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The '''Searcher''', referred to as '''Marker Drone''' in ''[[Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation]]'', is a reconnaissance [[unmanned aerial vehicle]]. It is one of the earliest unmanned aircraft in the [[Strangereal]] universe and considered to be a pioneer of the technology.
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==History==
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===Strangereal===
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A Searcher drone was featured on the cover of [[Our Science]]'s "Era of the Drones" magazine in early 2006. [[Avril Mead]] spotted one flying over an [[Osea]]n scrapyard.{{Refcall|AC7FirstCutscene}}
   
Numerous Searchers are engaged as mission-critical targets in the second mission of the game, "[[Open War]]", which are deployed by a Yuktobanian spy vessel. Identified simply as "UAV", the destruction of each aircraft is worth 180 points.
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The [[Yuktobania]]n military operated Searchers as short-range recon drones. At the onset of the [[Circum-Pacific War]], a Yuktobanian spy ship deployed several Searchers near [[Sand Island Air Force Base]]. The [[Wardog Squadron]] destroyed all of them before they could return to the vessel.{{Ref|AC5-M02|[[Open War]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}}
==Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation==
 
The Searcher makes a return as an NPC aircraft in ''[[Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation]]'', whose campaign features it as a drone used by the [[Estovakian Army]]. Compared to its original appearance, it has a greater importance in the story, appearing in "[[Selumna Peak (mission)|Selumna Peak]]" and later in "[[San Loma Assault]]".
 
===Plot===
 
A large number of Searchers is employed by the personnel of the [[P-1112 Aigaion]], the mothership of the [[Estovakian Aerial Fleet]], which uses it as a guidance system for the launch of [[Nimbus Missile|Nimbus cruise missiles]]. Searchers are launched from the Aigaion and head to a target site, and hover around the area to transmit the impact coordinates back to the ship, which later launches clusters of missiles to bombard the area. Normally, the drones are autonomous, but their controllers can control them remotely if necessary.
 
   
Searchers are small aircraft with minimal protection against damage, which cannot defend themselves outside Nimbus attacks. These aircraft normally fly at slow speeds, but can achieve unusually high speed to dodge enemy attacks, making them nearly untouchable unless [[Allied Support]] commands are used to overwhelm them. They require to slow down when Nimbus missiles are incoming, leaving them vulnerable for the duration of the impact.
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The [[Estovakia]]n military modified Searchers to provide guidance for the [[P-1112 Aigaion]]'s [[Nimbus missile]] system. The [[Republic of Emmeria Air Force]] first learned of the drones during the [[battle of the Selumna Peaks]]. [[Garuda Team]] shot down most of the drones to help other Emmerian pilots in retreating from the area.{{Ref|AC6-M07|[[Selumna Peak]], ''[[Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation]]''.}} The Aigaion later deployed the drones again during the [[liberation of San Loma]], but Emmeria's foreknowledge of them allowed them to dodge the Nimbus strikes and minimize casualties.{{Ref|AC6-M08|[[San Loma Assault]], ''[[Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation]]''.}}
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===''Infinity'' universe===
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During [[Operation Gambit]], the [[Sons of Troia]] deployed Searchers on a reconnaissance mission above [[Tokyo]]. [[Bone Arrow Squadron]] shot down all of them.{{Ref|ACI-M01|[[Lost Butterfly]], ''[[Ace Combat Infinity]]''.}}
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==Game Analysis==
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<tabber>
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|-|Ace Combat Infinity====Ace Combat Infinity===
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'''How to Unlock'''
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:The aircraft is not available to the player
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'''Gallery'''
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<gallery bordersize="none" hideaddbutton="true">
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Searcher Infinity Flyby 2.jpg
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Searcher Infinity Flyby.jpg
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Infinity4GamerSC1.jpg
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</gallery>
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|-|Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation====Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation===
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{{Image}}
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'''How to Unlock'''
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'''Gallery'''
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<gallery bordersize="none" hideaddbutton="true">
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</gallery>
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|-|Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War====Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War===
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'''How to Unlock'''
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'''Gallery'''
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<gallery bordersize="none" hideaddbutton="true">
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searcher1.png|Yuktobanian Searcher UAV
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searcher2.png|Yuktobanian Searcher UAV
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</gallery>
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</tabber>
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==Trivia==
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*The Searchers in ''Ace Combat 6'' are completely unaffected by the [[Nimbus missile]]s exploding around them.
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{{reflist}}
 
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[[Category:Unmanned aircraft]]
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[[Category:Unplayable Aircraft]]
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[[Category:Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown aircraft]]
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[[Category:Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation aircraft]]

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"It wasn't much of a plane. More like a trash can with wings."
Avril Mead[1]

The Searcher, referred to as Marker Drone in Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation, is a reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle. It is one of the earliest unmanned aircraft in the Strangereal universe and considered to be a pioneer of the technology.

HistoryEdit

StrangerealEdit

A Searcher drone was featured on the cover of Our Science's "Era of the Drones" magazine in early 2006. Avril Mead spotted one flying over an Osean scrapyard.[1]

The Yuktobanian military operated Searchers as short-range recon drones. At the onset of the Circum-Pacific War, a Yuktobanian spy ship deployed several Searchers near Sand Island Air Force Base. The Wardog Squadron destroyed all of them before they could return to the vessel.[2]

The Estovakian military modified Searchers to provide guidance for the P-1112 Aigaion's Nimbus missile system. The Republic of Emmeria Air Force first learned of the drones during the battle of the Selumna Peaks. Garuda Team shot down most of the drones to help other Emmerian pilots in retreating from the area.[3] The Aigaion later deployed the drones again during the liberation of San Loma, but Emmeria's foreknowledge of them allowed them to dodge the Nimbus strikes and minimize casualties.[4]

Infinity universeEdit

During Operation Gambit, the Sons of Troia deployed Searchers on a reconnaissance mission above Tokyo. Bone Arrow Squadron shot down all of them.[5]

Game AnalysisEdit

Ace Combat InfinityEdit

How to Unlock

The aircraft is not available to the player

Gallery

Ace Combat 6: Fires of LiberationEdit

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How to Unlock

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Gallery

Ace Combat 5: The Unsung WarEdit

How to Unlock

The aircraft is not available to the player

Gallery

TriviaEdit

  • The Searchers in Ace Combat 6 are completely unaffected by the Nimbus missiles exploding around them.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://youtu.be/EFxtY4giPk0
  2. Open War, Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War.
  3. Selumna Peak, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation.
  4. San Loma Assault, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation.
  5. Lost Butterfly, Ace Combat Infinity.
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