Ace Combat Assault Horizon Aircraft Screenshots

By Rebecca Smith, 7 years ago
Of the 31 aircraft included in Namco Bandai's latest instalment in the dog-fighting franchise, Ace Combat Assault Horizon, we have only been able to take a good look at eight of them. The end of August saw screenshots for the F-117A Nighthawk, F-22A, F-35B Lightning II and the PAK-FA. These were followed last week by screenshots of the MiG-21 bis, MiG-29A Fulcrum, Su-34 Fullback and Su-47 Berkut. Now we have screenshots for six more aircraft:

AC-130U Spooky - Gunship
Able to destroy enemy forces with heavy armor and tremendous fire power, this is an attack aircraft used for localized suppression. It is equipped with three types of armaments on the left side of the aircraft: a 25 mm Gatling gun, a 40 mm auto cannon, and a 120 mm mortar, allowing it to carry out ground support attacks adapted for any target. The most recent model, the AC-130U, is called "Spooky" and it has been put to use in all types of military operations starting with the Gulf War and the Iraq War.
9/9/11 AC-130U Spooky 1

9/9/11 AC-130U Spooky 2

9/9/11 AC-130U Spooky 3

AH-64D Apache Longbow - Attack Helicopter
This ultimate attack helicopter is the pride of the U.S. Army. In addition to excellent maneuverability, its 30 mm chain gun gives it powerful firing potential. The Longbow Radar attached above the main rotor enhances its ability to make use of missiles in all kinds of weather. Nicknamed the "Apache Longbow"
9/9/11 AH-64D Apache Longbow 1

9/9/11 AH-64D Apache Longbow 2

9/9/11 AH-64D Apache Longbow 3

B-1B Lancer - Bomber
A strategic bombing fighter able to penetrate enemy territory at supersonic speed and drop a large quantity of bombs to gain complete control. Taking advantage of the variable wings that allow for stable turning at any altitude, it slips through radar nets with low altitude flying. With its sharp exterior, strike power, and maneuverability unexpected in such a large machine, it is well-suited to the name "Lancer".
9/9/11 B-1B Lancer 1

9/9/11 B-1B Lancer 2

9/9/11 B-1B Lancer 3

B-2 Spirit - Bomber
A stealthy strategic bomber that is able to penetrate enemy territory without being detected by radar and can carry out large-scale bombing raids. A flying wing aircraft, it has no tail which makes it more difficult for radar to detect. Its maneuvering performance has been exchanged for increased stealth performance, so it can penetrate radar nets more safely. The number of manufactured craft is extremely low, so each individual craft is given a unique name comprised of the nickname "Spirit" and the name of a geographic territory.
9/9/11 B-2 Spirit 1

9/9/11 B-2 Spirit 2

9/9/11 B-2 Spirit 3

MH-60 Blackhawk - Utility Helicopter
A utility helicopter used by the U.S. Army Special Forces for missions that require fire power. In addition to the transportation of military personnel, it can effectively attack using the 7.62 mm machine gun on the flank of the aircraft. With features like forward looking infrared (FLIR), it is equipped with a wide variety of electronic equipment necessary for assault missions.
9/9/11 MH-60 Blackhawk

9/9/11 MH-60 Blackhawk 2

9/9/11 MH-60 Blackhawk 3

Mi-24 Hind - Attack Helicopter
An assault and attack helicopter that is a mainstay of the Russian Army. Highly durable because of its heavy armor, it is also appealing because of the abundance of weaponry loaded on board. The unique rounded shape of the nose is a notable feature and it is referred to by the NATO codename "Hind." In addition to anti-tank combat and close air support, it has a wide variety of uses including the transportation of military personnel and goods.
9/9/11 Mi-24 Hind 1

9/9/11 Mi-24 Hind 2

9/9/11 Mi-24 Hind 3

Ace Combat Assault Horizon is due to be released on October 11th in North America, October 13th in Australia and Japan, and October 14th in Europe. Check out the details of the Limited Edition. The UK pre-order bonuses can be found here. The F-4E Phantom is the pre-order bonus at select North American retailers, but pre-order bonuses for other regions are yet to be confirmed.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.