Submarines are naval warships which can fully operate while completely submerged underwater. They have a distinctive cylindrical body, and are typically propelled with a propeller or pump jet at the rear of the ship.
A diverse selection of submarines have appeared in Ace Combat games, including fictional ones such as those of the Scinfaxi class. Submarines in the series have also carried a variety of weapons, from burst missiles to AA guns to even acting as underwater aircraft carriers.
Submarines have been in use for decades in the Strangereal universe; it is not known how far back their deployment goes.
Dragonet and Scinfaxi classes
The first existing record of submarine development exists sometime prior to the 1980s, when an unknown Usean country developed the Dragonet-class of submarines. During the Osea/Yuktobania Cold War, the Yuktobanian Navy developed the Scinfaxi-class of submarines, which received criticism, particularly from the Osean Foreign Minister at the time, about its similarity to the Dragonet-class.
By the 1990s, two Dragonet-class submarines were fully constructed and operational: the Fensalir and the Folkvangr. Both were also developed with the capability to carry submarine-launched ballistic missiles. When the Usean coup d'état broke out in the late 1990s, both submarines were captured and used by the Usean Rebel Forces to attack the Usean Allied Forces - notably, the Folkvangr attempted to fire an SLBM at Saint Ark to destroy it. However, both submarines (and the SLBM) were destroyed by Phoenix.
Midway through the war, the Aurelian Navy's Naiad was deployed to rescue an Aurelian scientist held captive in Terminus Island. The submarine was protected by a diversionary fleet and Gryphus Squadron. Once the scientist was rescued however, the Naiad struck a mine which forced it to surface. The controls were destroyed in the process which put the submarine on a collision course with an iceberg. Gryphus Squadron quickly destroyed the iceberg and incoming bombers headed towards the submarine.
Joint Assault universe
Assault Horizon universe
- ↑ FOLLOW, September 1991.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 One Night Stand, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Last Resort, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Last Resort. Ace Combat 2.
- ↑ One Night Stand. Ace Combat 2.
- ↑ Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception.
- ↑ Ice Bound. Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception.
- ↑ Offline. Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception.