Quick Maneuver Air-to-Air Missile

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The Quick Maneuver Air-to-Air Missile, or QAAM in short, is a short-range all-aspect missile present as a special weapon starting from Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies. It has similar range with standard missiles, but the difference is that the QAAM has better agility, in which that if it misses the target, the missile will turn around in an attempt to chase the target again until it runs out of fuel, and it has double the damage of standard missiles, in which that they can one-shot most enemy aircraft if it hits. The incarnation in Ace Combat 04 was notorious for its very deadly accuracy, in which that about 9 out of 10 launches, the missile will always destroy the target. Starting from Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War, the missile's performance was subsequently toned down, however it got a re-buff for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon.

It is based on AIM-9X for NATO aircraft, AAM-5 for Japanese aircraft, and the Vympel R-73 (AA-11 Archer) for Russian aircraft.

Game Analysis

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

"Air-to-air missiles. Their wide lock-on and homing capabilities allow them to hit targets across a greater range than other missiles."


Aircraft Price (MRP) Ammo
(Takeoff Weight
Augmentation (Sp. W)
Lv. 1)
(Takeoff Weight
Augmentation (Sp. W)
Lv. 2)
F-15J 40,000 12 20 28
F/A-18F Super Hornet 0 10 18 26
F-22A Raptor 0 18 26 34
Su-30SM 90,000 16 24 32
Su-47 Berkut 60,000 14 22 30
ADF-11F Raven 0 22 30 38

Ace Combat Infinity

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"An air-to-air missile with excellent homing capabilities.
It has a higher target execution rate than the standard missiles.
If it is fired after you have locked on to the target, the missile will continue to home in on its target regardless of the state of your aircraft."


Lv.1 10 E+ F C+ E+ F B+ 0
Lv.2 24 E+ F B E+ F B+ 22,200
Lv.3 32 E+ F B E+ F B+ 86,400
Lv.4 58 E+ F B D F A 339,000
Lv.5 84 E+ F B D F A 739,500
Total Credit Price from Lv.0 to Lv.5 1,187,100

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon

"An air-to-air missile with excellent maneuverability. It is able to hit targets with a high rate of accuracy in comparsion with standard equipped missiles, due to its superior guidance performance."


Aircraft Ammo
F-22A Raptor 36
Su-47 Berkut 30
YF-23 Black Widow II 36
Su-35 Flanker-E 34
Su-37 Terminator 30
Su-24MP Fencer 26
MiG-29A Fulcrum 28
F-16C Fighting Falcon 26
F-15 S/MTD 34
F-35B Lightning II 30
JAS-39C Gripen 30
F-16F Fighting Falcon 28


Ace Combat: Joint Assault

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"This missile’s advanced guidance system can stay locked onto a target at your six o’clock."
― Hangar


Each QAAM deployment costs 40 credits per use.


Aircraft Price Ammo
Typhoon Starting weapon 10
F-22A Raptor 41,500 17
F-35C Lightning II 51,400 22
F/B-22 54,900 23
AJS 37 17,700 12
F-4E Phantom II Starting weapon 7
F-5E Tiger II 6,700 9
Su-37 Terminator Starting weapon 11
Su-47 Berkut 34,800 15
MiG-1.44 Flatpack 27,300 13
XR-45 Cariburn 29,000 14
XFA-27 Starting weapon 16
X-02 Wyvern 40,500 16
X-29A Starting weapon 5
YF-23 Black Widow II 57,200 21
GAF-1 Varcolac Starting weapon 13


Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation

"The most agile of all missiles, the QAAM boasts a tracking time and guidance system far exceeding that of standard missiles. Once it has acquired a lock-on, it will continue to track the target even at the firing aircraft's six o' clock, making this the ultimate in dogfight missiles. A helmet mounted reticule allows the QAAM to be lock-on to a target outside of the aircraft's flight trajectory."
― Hangar


Aircraft Price Ammo
F-2A 8,400 20
Su-33 Flanker-D Starting weapon 25
F-117A Nighthawk 10,700 15
Su-47 Berkut Starting weapon 40
F-22A Raptor 12,150 40


Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War

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"This missile’s advanced guidance system can stay locked onto a target at your six o’clock."
― Hangar


Aircraft Price Ammo
F-5E Tiger II Starting weapon 4
MiG-21bis Fishbed 3,700 6
MiG-31 Foxhound 19,900 10
EA-6B Prowler 25,700 4
F-15C Eagle 35,000 14
X-29A Starting weapon 10
F-117A Nighthawk 41,800 8
F-35C Lightning II 50,400 10
YF-23 Black Widow II Starting weapon 12
X-02 Wyvern 77,400 14


Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies

"Quick Maneuver Missile: highly maneuverable dogfight missile, good even against targets at your six o'clock."
― Hangar


Aircraft Price Ammo
Su-37 Terminator Starting weapon 8
S-37A Starting weapon 10
X-02 Wyvern 160,000 16