This photo gallery features the F-22A -Mobius1- and F-15E -MOBIUS- from Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation. The photographer, Ribbon-Blue, explains his reason for doing this photo shoot and recalls how each aircraft was used in online multiplayer matches in Ace Combat 6.
"The name of this gallery is part of a quote from Ace Combat 5's arcade mode which features a Strangereal military campaign known as Operation Katina. The first mission briefing begins with a welcome back message to the player playing as Mobius 1, hero of the first Usean Continental War. Right when I saw the first hints of Mobius squadron being included in Ace Combat 7, the quote immediately came to mind: "Welcome back."
"The F-22A -Mobius1- was a bit of a rare bird in the online multiplayer of Ace Combat 6. It prioritized aircraft maneuverability, speed and control over having armor. Even a glancing missile strike or a few rounds of aircraft gun would cause immense damage to it. The point scale of Ace Combat 6 worked against this aircraft. For example, an aircraft level three F-22A -Mobius1- shooting down an aircraft level one Mirage 2000-5 would give the Raptor few points. Whereas that same Mirage shooting down the F-22A earns it as many points as shooting down about two aircraft. Players that used the F-22A Mobius1 as their primary aircraft were often very good at high speed evasion."
"The F-15E -MOBIUS- is the other aircraft included in the exclusive European and Japanese Ace Combat 6 pre-order download pack. DLC Pack 00 included this aircraft and the F-15E -YELLOW SQUADRON- which I discussed earlier in the Strike Aquila photo gallery. The F-15E -MOBIUS- does not feature changes in performance or weapons over the default Strike Eagle. Only the addition of nostalgia inducing Mobius and ISAF related markings. In online game play this aircraft did not grab attention as much as its highly visible YELLOW SQUADRON counterpart, but when flying in formation it acted as a conversation piece."
Game: Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
Location: Bartolomeo Fortress
Aircraft: F-15E -MOBIUS-, F-22A -Mobius1-
Capture Device: Elgato Game Capture HD60