"The world must sometimes be changed with blood.[1]"
Abyssal Dision

Soldier of Fortune is the 19th mission in the original Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere and is the first mission in the General Resource (I) Arc.

Mission Story[]

"During the mission at Megafloat, the Player accepted Dision's invitation to transfer from UPEO to General Resource. Soon after that, they were told they would be carrying out an attack against Neucom's Air Force Base, despite being under a ceasefire agreement. Despite the fact that combat with UPEO, let alone Neucom, would be unavoidable, the mission was launched.[1]"
Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere - Namco Official Guide Book


Taking this opportunity where
the scales tip in General 's favor,
we will attack Neucom's Air Force Base.
Since the mission will take place under a ceasefire,
entering a state of war with Neucom,
as well as UPEO, cannot be avoided
once the attack begins.
I want you all clear on that going into this mission.

Aircraft Selection[]

F-16XA Sakerfalcon
F-15S/MT Eagle+


The player has to destroy all R-201s before they take off. If 3 minutes pass, the enemy aircraft will take off; the surviving aircraft and a tower will become targets.

Enemy Lists[]

Standard Units[]

Unit Count Notes
Mission Start Icon-AirTGT R-201 Asterozoa 8
Icon-GroundEnemy GUN 4
Icon-GroundEnemy MSSL 1
Icon-AirEnemy EF-2000E Typhoon II 2
Icon-AirEnemy F/A-18U Hornet ADV 2
Mission Update Icon-GroundTGT Tower 1 [note 1]
Icon-AirTGT R-201 Asterozoa 1-8 [note 2]

Special Units[]

Unit Notes
Icon-AirEnemy F/A-18U Hornet ADV "Erich" [note 3]
Icon-AirEnemy F/A-18U Hornet ADV "Fiona" [note 3]

A Rank[]

Earning an A-Rank requires destroying 15+ enemies, including targets, before 3 minutes pass. If 3 minutes pass, the target aircraft will take off and the player will receive a Mission Over and a D-Rank.


We succeeded in assaulting NC's air base.[1]


  1. Only appears if three minutes pass.
  2. Exact number depends on the amount of R-201s that were not destroyed before the mission update.
  3. 3.0 3.1 This unit cannot be targeted or shot down.