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The Su-35S Flanker-E, also known as the Su-35 Flanker-E, is a fighter aircraft featuring improvements over the Su-27 Flanker-B. It made its first Ace Combat appearance in Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, replacing the Su-35 Super Flanker from previous games.

History

Strangereal

Su-35Ss were operated in the Lighthouse War by the Erusean Air Force, the Su-35S wasn't often seen until the later part of the war.[1] During Operation Werewolf, a flight of Su-35s, were deployed late in the battle to reinforce the failing defenses of the base, however they were all shot down by Trigger and the rest of Strider Squadron.[2] Later, during Operation Gorgon, Su-35S ace Lieutenant Colonel Emeric Pons, callsign "Axeman", was engaged by Trigger and shot down over Anchorhead.[3] Su-35s with a UCAV configuration were deployed during Operation Gorgon[3] and Operation Daredevil.[4]

Assault Horizon universe

The Su-35S was obtained and used by the New Russian Federation as one of its primary fighter. It was Andrei Markov's signature aircraft which featured a shark mouth nose design until William Bishop shot him down during air battle above Moscow.[5] During the invasion of Miami[6] and the attack of Washington, D.C.[7], NRF used it as its mainstay fighter. In the attack on Washington D.C. several Russian Su-35 pilots were instructed by Markov to conduct suicide attacks on various targets such as USS Anzio and Charlie Wen in order to make room for him to launch the last Trinity warhead on the White House. However, their suicidal deaths were in vain when Bishop destroyed the last Trinity warhead, allowing it to detonate safely on Tidal Basin and ending the NRF for good.

Infinity universe

Wernher and Noah Enterprises reproduced the Su-35S with their Advanced Automated Aviation Plant and made it available for mercenaries to purchase around the world. During Operation Eternal Liberation, this fighter was preferred by a small number of United Nations Forces pilots.

Game Analysis

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

The aircraft is displayed as Su-35S.
"A fighter designed to replace the old Su-27. It gets its excellent mobility from the latest avionics and thrust vectoring nozzles. Loaded with a rich armament, it is suited for combat at all ranges."
Hangar

How to Unlock

The Su-35S is available on the Aircraft Tree and it costs 850,000 MRP. It requires purchasing the Su-37 Terminator.

Statistics

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Weapons

Part Slots

BODY: 32
ARMS: 32
MISC: 32

Named Pilots

  • Lt. Col. Emeric Pons (AXEMAN)

Skins

  1. Osea: Jagged Yellow/Brown/Green camouflage based on first prototype "#901 Black" scheme.
  2. Erusea: Jagged three-tone blue camouflage based on Sukhoi Design Bureau early concept art scheme.
  3. Special: Splinter Grey/Dark grey/White camouflage based on second prototype "#902 Black" scheme. (Unlocked by shooting down Axeman on Campaign Mission 16 Last Hope.)
  4. Mage: Osea skin with Mage Squadron markings.
  5. Spare: Osea skin with Spare Squadron markings.
  6. Strider: Osea skin with Strider Squadron markings.
  7. Markov: Andrei Markov livery (Experimental Aircraft Series DLC)

Gallery

Ace Combat Infinity

"The successor to the Su-27, a master aircraft that boasts menacing turning performance. A "Flanker" series aircraft possessing top class air battle fighting ability and equipped with an independent, two-dimensional thrust deflection nozzle. The NATO codename for it is "Flanker-E". A machine that can handle battles not only over short distances, but long distances as well."
Hangar
Lv. Cst Price GUN MSL 6AAM QAAM HPAA SP MO ST AA AG DF
1 700 248,400 108 114 22 D+ C D B E+ E+
2 742 39,600 118 116 28 D+ C+ D B D D
3 784 59,400 129 118 32 C B D B+ D D+
4 826 117,000 139 122 36 14 C+ B D+ A D D+
5 868 165,600 150 126 40 16 B B+ D+ A D C
6 910 504,000[a] 161 128 46 18 B A C A D+ B
7 952 225,000 172 130 52 20 24 B+ A+ C A+ D+ B+
8 994 351,000 183 132 56 22 26 B+ A+ C A+ D+ B+
9 1036 558,000 194 136 60 23 27 A S C S D+ A
10 1078 954,000 206 140 64 24 28 A S+ C+ S D+ A+
11 1125 1,908,000 217 144 66 25 29 A+ S+ C+ S+ D+ S
12 1172 1,584,000 228 148 68 26 30 A+ S+ B S+ C S+
13 1219 2,844,000 239 152 70 27 31 S S+ B S+ C S+
14 1266 4,032,000 250 156 72 28 32 S+ S+ B+ S+ C S+
15 1313 4,986,000 262 160 76 30 34 S+ S+ B+ S+ C S+
16 1376 7,290,000 271 162 78 31 35 S+ S+ B+ S+ C S+
17 1435 8,316,000 280 164 80 32 36 S+ S+ A S+ C+ S++
18 1494 9,360,000 289 166 82 33 37 S+ S++ A S+ C+ S++
19 1553 11,970,000 298 168 84 34 38 S++ S++ A+ S++ C+ S++
20 1612 15,084,000 308 170 36 36 40 S++ S++ A+ S++ B S++
Part Slots
At Lv.1, this aircraft carried 23 BODY, 23 ARMS, and 23 MISC part slots. See Tuning § Slot Expansion for further information.
Nicknames
Upgrading this aircraft to these levels unlocked the respective nicknames for use at any time.
  • Lv.3: Type E
  • Lv.10: Flanker Maniac
  • Lv.15: Foo Fighter
  • Lv.20: Title Roll

Skins

  • Default: Jagged-edged green, brown, and yellow camouflage based on the first Su-35 prototype "901 Black".
  • Event Skin #01: Jagged blue camouflage based on Sukhoi Design Bureau's concept art.
  • Event Skin #02: Three-tone grey/white splinter camouflage based on the second Su-35 prototype "902 Black".

Gallery

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon

"The successor to the Su-27, a master aircaft that boasts menacing turning performance. A "Flanker" series aircraft possessing top class air battle fighting ability and equipped with an independent, two-dimensional thrust deflection nozzle. The NATO codename for it is "Flanker-E". A Machine that can handle battles not only over short distances, but long distances as well."
Hangar

How to Unlock

The Su-35 is available for the campaign prior to mission 11: Launch.

Statistics

  • Speed: High
  • Mobility: High
  • Stability: Above average
  • Fire Power: Very High
  • Defense: High

Weapons

Colors

  • Color 1: Jagged-edged green, brown and yellow camouflage. Based on the first Su-35 prototype "901 Black".
  • Color 2: Three-tone blue jagged camouflage. Featured on an early concept art by Sukhoi Design Bureau.
  • Color 3: Akula (Shark Face) Livery. "902 Black" grey/white three-tone splinter camouflage featuring Andrei Markov's signature shark mouth livery.
  • Color 4: TEKKEN JIN
  • Color 5: TEKKEN KAZUYA

Downloadable Content

Gallery

Trivia

  • The large numbers of enemy Su-35Ss appearing in Assault Horizon suggest that the aircraft has gone under mass production in the game's universe. In reality, it is still in limited use by the Russian Air Force.
  • In the Assault Horizon mission "Pipeline", Andrei Markov is seen firing a Trinity missile with his Su-35S. However, the player cannot use Experimental Weapon 1 (the special weapon version of Trinity) with the Su-35S.

Footnotes

  1. Players could use one Nonstandard Upgrade Request Form instead of credits for the Lv.6 upgrade.

References

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