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"They're faster than anything we've come across."
AWACS Eagle Eye on Gelb Team's Su-37s[1]

The Su-37 Terminator is a multipurpose fighter aircraft, a derivative of the Su-27 Flanker-B notable for being the first Flanker with a glass cockpit, fly-by-wire controls, and thrust vectoring engines. It made its Ace Combat debut in Ace Combat 2, but it's best known for its appearances as the official aircraft of Yellow Squadron in Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies and Gelb Team in Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War.

More recently, the Su-37 made its latest appearances in Ace Combat Infinity and Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.

Etymology[]

The Su-37's name used throughout the Ace Combat franchise, "Terminator", is not the real-life NATO reporting name (Flanker-F). The nickname is believed to be directly adopted from Sukhoi, referring to the model's vastly improved electronics.[citation needed]

History[]

Strangereal[]

Terminators were first known to be deployed by Belka during the Belkan War, where some were manned by a handful of ace pilots during the conflict. The most famous were Orbert Jager and Rainer Altman of the Gelb Team, who were defeated by the Galm Team during the liberation of Directus after establishing Belkan dominance in the southern front.[1]

During the Usean coup d'état, Terminators were used in limited numbers by the Usean Rebel Forces. One of their aces, callsign "Ricochet", used the aircraft.[2]

During the Continental War, Terminators were famously flown by the Yellow Squadron, who used their skill in conjunction with its advanced technologies to achieve deadly results through the course of the war[3] until their destruction in the siege of Farbanti.[4] A batch of unused Terminators were obtained by the Megalith defense squadron in order to defend Megalith from the Independent State Allied Forces; the members of the squadron paid homage to Yellow Squadron by painting their Terminators in Yellow colors.[5]

During the Lighthouse War, Su-37s were employed by the Erusean Air Force during the later part of the war. The most notable Erusean pilot was Russel Faulkner, callsign "Serpent", who was shot down by Trigger over Farbanti during Operation Giant's Step.[6]During Operation Domino, the Ask and Egil Squadrons utilized eight Su-37s to engage the Strider Squadron over Anchorhead.[7]

During the Aurelian War, Su-37s were deployed by the Leasath Air Force. The most notable unit was the air force's elite Chimera Squadron.

Joint Assault universe[]

Antares One[8] and Tolya Kiriakov[9][10] were known to have used the aircraft. Antares used it in the aftermath of the Golden Axe Plan.[8]

Assault Horizon universe[]

During the New Russian Federation uprising, the Su-37 was developed by Sukhoi after the birth of the New Russian Federation as a multipurpose, all-weather interceptor that built on the existing capabilities of the Su-27 Flanker-B. It proved successful enough to warrant the creation of an export model that replaced the Su-30, the Su-37K.[11]

Infinity universe[]

Terminators were available for use by UNF pilots during Operation Eternal Liberation. They were also used by the USEA Federation during that period.[12]

Game Analysis[]

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown[]

"A highly agile fighter derived from an improved model of the canard-equipped Su-27M. Loaded with thrust vectoring nozzles, it boasts phenomenal maneuverability even at low pre-stall speeds."
Hangar

How to Unlock

The Su-37 is available on the Aircraft Tree and it costs 550,000 MRP. It requires purchasing either the Su-33 Flanker-D or the MiG-31B Foxhound.

Statistics

Su-37 AC7 Statistics

Weapons

Part Slots

BODY: 34
ARMS: 34
MISC: 34

Named Pilots

Skins

  1. Osea: Jagged two-tone camouflage based on the original Su-37 "711 White".
  2. Erusea: White and black winter camouflage based on the Russian Air Force Su-27SKM. (Unlocked after completing Mission 19 Lighthouse using only missiles or missile special weapons - no guns, lasers, bombs, etc.)
  3. Special: Bright blue/white three-tone digital camouflage based on the Ukrainian Air Force Su-27 camouflage. (Unlocked after shooting down SERPENT)
  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. Yellow 13: Yellow Squadron livery used by Yellow 13 (acquire the "F-4E Phantom II + 3 Skins" DLC)
  8. Gelb: Gelb Team livery (acquire the "Original Aircraft Series Set" DLC)
  9. Scarface: Scarface 1 livery.
  10. Rena: Rena Hirose's Su-37 Super Flanker-R livery.
  11. Ofnir: Ofnir Squadron livery (acquire the "Experimental Aircraft Series" DLC)
  12. Varcolac: Varcolac Squadron livery
  13. UPEO: Nemo's Su-37 Super Flanker livery

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Ace Combat Infinity[]

"This all-weather multipurpose fighter was developed to increase the aerial combat abilities of the Su-27. It is the first aircraft within the Flanker series to incorporate 2DCD thrust-vectoring nozzles resulting in increased turning performance. The addition of canard wings also provide increased stability. In 1996, the aircraft performed the very first Kulbit maneuver at an air show capturing the attention of people across the world. This aircraft is commonly known as the "Terminator"."
Hangar

How to Unlock

The Su-37 Terminator can be unlocked through the Aircraft Tree.
Lv. Cst Price GUN MSL HVAA 4AAM QAAM SP MO ST AA AG DF
1 700 226,800 108 120 8 D+ C E+ B E+ D
2 742 36,960 118 122 10 C C+ D B D D
3 784 55,440 129 124 12 C+ B D B+ D D+
4 826 112,560 139 126 14 28 B B+ D A D C
5 868 154,560 150 128 16 32 B+ A D+ A D C+
6 910 487,200[a] 161 132 18 36 B+ A D+ A D+ B
7 952 210,000 172 134 19 40 22 B+ A+ D+ A+ D+ B+
8 994 327,600 183 136 20 44 24 A S C A+ D+ A
9 1036 537,600 194 138 21 46 25 A S+ C S D+ A+
10 1078 940,800 206 142 22 48 26 A+ S+ C S D+ S
11 1125 1,881,600 217 146 23 50 27 S S+ C+ S+ D+ S+
12 1172 1,579,200 228 150 24 52 28 S S+ C+ S+ C S+
13 1219 2,856,000 239 154 25 54 29 S+ S+ B S+ C S+
14 1266 3,914,000 250 158 26 56 30 S+ S+ B S+ C S+
15 1313 4,855,200 262 162 28 60 32 S+ S+ B+ S+ C S++
16 1376 7,156,800 271 164 29 62 33 S+ S+ B+ S+ C S++
17 1435 8,181,600 280 166 30 64 34 S+ S++ A S+ C+ S++
18 1494 9,206,400 289 168 31 66 35 S++ S++ A S+ C+ S++
19 1553 11,760,000 298 170 32 68 36 S++ S++ A S++ C+ S++
20 1612 14,834,400 308 172 34 72 38 S++ S++ A+ S++ B S++
Part Slots
At Lv.1, this aircraft carried 24 BODY, 22 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: Terminator
  • Lv.10: Kulbit Master
  • Lv.15: Russian Knights
  • Lv.20: The End

Skin Galleries

Description

Jagged two-tone yellow camouflage

Gallery

Su-37 Event Skin 01 - Icon

Description

T10M-10 camouflage

Availability

Gallery

NODATA

Description

Gelb Team livery

Availability

Gallery

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy[]

"A multipurpose fighter, boasting advanced electronics and thrust vectoring nozzles."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Complete mission 20: Final Countdown or complete mission 6: Hunting Season in Hard or Ace difficulty. Costs 116,000 credits.

Statistics

Su-37 stats

Weapons

Colors

  • C01: Gray camouflage with "Scarface" markings.
  • C02: Yellow Squadron livery.
  • C03: Strigon Team livery.
  • C04: Su-35 prototype 703 camouflage.
  • C05: Green version of color #3. Customizable.
  • C06: Pink version of color #4. Customizable.

Named Pilots

  • Ricochet - Found in Tin Castle. Spawns to the northeast. The ace will leave the map if not shot down quickly.

Gallery

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon[]

"This all-weather multipurpose fighter was developed to increase the aerial combat abilities of the Su-27. It is the first aircraft within the Flanker series to incorporate 2DCD thrust-vectoring nozzles resulting in increased turning performance. The addition of canard wings also provide increased stability. In 1996, the aircraft performed the very first Kulbit maneuver at an air show capturing the attention of people across the world. This aircraft is commonly known as the "Terminator.""
Hangar

How to Unlock

Download aircraft. Released in December 14, 2011 with DLC PACK #5.

Statistics

ACAH Su-37 Statistics

Weapons

Colors

  • Color 1: 711 White camouflage.
  • Color 2: Dual-tone blue camouflage with bort number "710". Replica of T10M-10, a modified Su-27 used as a testbed for the technologies used on the Su-35.
  • Color 3: Yellow Squadron paint. Unlocked by default.

Gallery

Ace Combat: Joint Assault[]

"A multipurpose fighter, boasting advanced electronics and thrust vectoring nozzles."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Complete mission 21B: Reprisal (21B) or complete mission 17: Sanctify on the second playthrough. Costs $184,000.

Statistics

  • Speed: Superior
  • Air-to-Air: Medium-Superior
  • Air-to-Ground: Medium
  • Mobility: Maximum
  • Stability: Medium
  • Defense: Low

Weapons

Colors

Named Pilots

Gallery

Ace Combat Xi: Skies of Incursion[]

"A multipurpose fighter, boasting advanced electronics and thrust vectoring nozzles."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Purchase the aircraft with real money after the game's v1.1.0 update, for USD$0.99.

Statistics

  • Speed: Maximum
  • Air-to-Air: Maximum
  • Air-to-Ground: Medium
  • Mobility: Maximum
  • Stability: Medium
  • Defense: Superior

Weapons

Colors

  • Standard: 711 White camouflage.

Named Pilots

Gallery

Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception[]

"A multipurpose fighter, boasting advanced electronics and thrust vectoring nozzles."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Complete mission 12A: Gaiuss Tower". Costs 49,100 credits.

Statistics

ACEX Statistics Su-37

Weapons

Colors

  • Aurelia: T10M-9 camouflage.
  • Leasath: 711 White camouflage.
  • Special 1: Black body with charcoal nose.
  • Special 2: Yellow Squadron livery.

Named Pilots

  • Sorrow - Found in Alect Squadron. Spawns to the west after destroying all non-targets and leaving one Alect.

Gallery

Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War[]

"Known as the "Terminator," this variant of the Su-27 was developed as an all-weather multipurpose fighter. Cutting edge electronics, and thrust vectoring nozzles give it unprecedented dogfighting capabilities."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Complete mission 6: Diapason. Costs 130,000.

Statistics

  • Speed: 83
  • Mobility: 93
  • Stability: 76
  • Defense: 66
  • Air-to-Air: 96
  • Air-to-Ground: 59

Weapons

Colors

  • Standard: 711 White camouflage.
  • Mercenary: Yellow Squadron body.
  • Soldier: Two-tone blue body. Replica of T10M-12, a prototype Su-27M converted into the second Terminator developed.
  • Knight: Mustard body with brown and green camouflage. Replica of T-10M-9, the 9th Su-27M prototype.
  • Special: Gelb Team paint scheme.

Named Pilots

Gallery

Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War[]

"This fighter is an improvement over the SU-35. Its rearward facing radar and thrust vectoring give it unprecedented dogfighting capabilities. Also known as "Terminator.""
Hangar

How to Unlock

Fill the Kill Rate Gauge of the Su-35 Super Flanker. Costs 23,700 per aircraft.

Statistics

  • Speed: 83
  • Mobility: 93
  • Stability: 76
  • Defense: 66
  • Air-to-Air: 96
  • Air-to-Ground: 59

Weapons

Colors

  • OS: Mustard body with brown spots, modeled after the livery of Su-37 prototype 711 White
  • RZ: Black camouflage
  • SP: Yellow 13 livery

Named Pilots

Gallery

Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies[]

"An improved version of the Su-35. Rear-radar and thrust vectoring provide unrivaled power in air combat."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Complete mission 16: Whiskey Corridor. Costs 618,000 credits.

Statistics

  • Speed: Maximum
  • Air-to-Air: Maximum
  • Air-to-Ground: Medium
  • Mobility: Maximum
  • Stability: Medium
  • Defense: Superior

Weapons

Colors

  • Color 1: Mustard body with brown and green spots. Modeled after T10M-9, the ninth Su-35 prototype.
  • Color 2: Plain gray body
  • Color 3: Yellow Squadron camouflage. Costs 803,000 credits.

Named Pilots

Gallery

Ace Combat 2[]

How to Unlock

The Su-37 is not available to the player in this game.

Colors

  • Enemy type A: Multitone brown and green camouflage with black nose
  • Enemy type B: Su-27PD livery

Gallery

Trivia[]

  • The appearance of the aircraft remains the same in the series except in Assault Horizon, Infinity and Skies Unknown, in which the Sorbtsiya ECM pods were replaced with wingtip missile launch rails.
    • The Su-37 model used in Assault Horizon has the elevators and nozzles a bit swept down by default. It is unknown if this is a glitch or it was intentional.

Footnotes[]

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

References[]

https://youtu.be/VfHVUKwuAFI

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