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Midnight Sun - F-14D Tomcat by BoggeyDan Midnight Sun - F-14D Tomcat by BoggeyDan
Although it is exactly 0000 hours, the sun still shines in the southernmost part of the Southern Hemisphere. Gryphus Squadron, with the help of the Aurelian Navy, was at last sent to attack the Leasath superweapon Gleipnir at Terminus Island. However, much of the Aurelian fleet was destroyed, thanks to the Gleipnir's ventral-mounted Shock Cannon. Though Gryphus 1 managed to disable the Gleipnir's optical camouflage, the ace pilot has yet to destroy its SWBM (Shock Wave Ballistic Missile) launchers before it escapes into the upper atmosphere.

This is Gryphus 1's F-14D Super Tomcat, in the usual US Navy low-vis color scheme (the default Aurelian scheme is way too Osean, BTW). Since Mission 6 is maritime-based, it makes more sense for Gryphus 1 to be still using an older naval plane at this point.;)

I pretty much have to say that the F-14 was one of the staples of my childhood.:D The fact that it was finally retired from US Navy service made me really sad.:tears:

Ace Combat X © Project Aces & Namco Bandai
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Saidjel Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Midnight Sun - my favourite level in Ace Combat X. (: So, the plane is great, a lot of details. Good job! (=
maleforthedarkdragon Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
dude awsome drawing ive done that level loads of times the SWBM is a powerful wepon[link]
its-time-to-conquer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
you again!!
MaxHD2490 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
dog fighting a flying giant must be alot of fun do you think?
BoggeyDan Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't really say, but it certainly got crazier by Ace Combat: Joint Assault; the Spiridus can do a Pugachev's Cobra despite its massive size, and the kinda smaller Orgoi has the maneuverability of a fighter jet! O_o
Danoi Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
I managed to grab the Leasath paint scheme of the F-14D.
............... And I LOVE IT. Just like that pic of yours.
BoggeyDan Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
And here's a VF-31 Tomcatters one: [link]
Danoi Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
For some reason, that paint scheme IS LIKE that Leasath paint scheme of my F-14 in ACX.

That made me love/appreciate the Tomcat more.
BoggeyDan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That's pretty much just the standard low-visbility paint scheme used by F-14s starting from the late 1980's. [link]

Eventually, as the 90's and the 2000's rolled in, the low-vis gray birds soon had colorful markings on them (on various occasions) once again. :D

And by the way, Ace Combat 04's Mobius 1 and much of ISAF use low-vis gray schemes on their F-14s by default as well. ;)
Zetra006 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
Nice picture!
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