Anyway, starting from Ace Combat 04, a recurring super fighter in the series is the X-02 Wyvern, with its unique "switchblade" wings granting it great speed and maneuverability, and a badass look. Let's look at more little facts about it;
It would have no place to store any fuel. In real life, most aircraft store fuel in their wings. This aircraft, on the other hand, needs a hollow wing for the wing switch. Well, some planes store fuel in their fuselage; but this plane's fuselage real estate is taken up by its engines and weapons bays. It might store some fuel in the nose, but not much can fit, since many aircraft have their radar and avionics systems in their nose. This means that it would need external tanks, which would ruin its stealth.
It looks A LOT like the YF-23. This aircraft has many similarities to the real YF-23 Black Widow II. They both have engine intakes underneath the main body, and exhausts on the top/rear. They both have a similar central weapons bay, although the X-02 comes with one under each engine. Both aircraft have near identical tail sections, but the X-02 has round exhausts with 3D thrust vector, and its ruddevators fold down at high speeds (above 450mph in most AC games). There are more similarities, too. Maybe Project Aces wanted to pay a tribute to the YF-23 that didn't undergo further development, unlike the YF-22 which was developed into the F-22.
It was supposed to be an Erusean unmmaned fighter (a UCAV). (I don't think you guys took it so well when I talked about Fenrir from a in-universe perspective, but here we go anyway.) If you know the story of Ace Combat 04, you would know that Erusea was in poor condition near the end of the war, and worse, they had few good pilots left (thanks to the legendary Mobuis One). Erusea then decided to create an unmanned fighter (starting to sound like the Zone Of Endless, right?) that could be as good as an ace pilot to strengthen their air force. However, they only had a few manned prototypes (the X-02) complete by the time of their defeat. Those prototypes were captured by the ISAF forces, and now, Mobius 1 can fly one. So, this concludes that it is a manned prototype of a future UCAV. A complete!y overpowered UCAV, that is.
Edited by SkyEye MCCIX, 12 July 2015 - 09:41 PM.