Ace Combat Fanon Wiki

The COnnection For Flight INterface system is a military weapon control system that works via neural synapses. After establishing neuron connections, the operator controls by lying down alone in the cockpit, completely isolated from the visual world. It is also called "COFFIN" because the situation of the cockpit is like that of a coffin - this system is quite unstable and dangerous since it requires complete concentration of pilot.

COFFIN can be outfitted on all sorts of weapons (such as jet fighters and tanks by exchanging the device drivers) and software upgrades such as ARGUS Programme and the DAS (Defensive Aids System).


  • v1.0: The earliest expression of the COFFIN system. Made possible by cameras mounted around the aircraft's cockpit and body, along with an array of screens, patterned in a 360-degree sphere within the cockpit. The pilot is also completely conscious and not connected to their aircraft. The cockpit's front panels, however, somewhat reduce the pilot's view.
  • v1.5 : The earliest expression of using neural connections to pilot an aircraft was used but ended in failure. The use of the ARGUS Programme in which the seeker heads on missiles carried were directly linked to the COFFIN to increase their preformance and the DAS was first tested with this version.
  • v2.0: The second version of the COFFIN system. The pilot is connected to their aircraft through minor neural connections via experimental ENSI (Electro-Neuron-Synapse-Interface) technology which is a standardized circuit path that connects a pilot's nervous system via ENSI standard cable connecting the main computer inside the COFFIN to the electronic terminal that receive information from neurons of the pilot's locomotive nervous system and reflex nervous system, allowing for a seamless 360-degree field of view.
  • v3.0: The final realization of the COFFIN system. The pilot is completely connected to their aircraft through ENSI technology and flies the aircraft subconsciously. A perfect 360 degree view is established and because of the ENSI, the pilot can fly their aircraft directly from their synapses. This greatly increases the capabilities of the aircraft it is installed in.
  • v3.5: A experirimental version of the COFFIN system, aircraft using this version with a standardised ENSI connection could be controlled through the Inter-Satellite-Network (In-Sa-Net) and be operated on a battlefield any where in the world from where the operator was, it was also susceptible to hacking and had a time lag associated with the system that lowered response times as compared to a pilot in the aircraft. However, a highly advance protection programme has been installed in the In-Sa-Net to prevent this.
  • v4.0: A experimental version which uses ONSI (Opto-Neuron-Synapse-Interface) which allows for extreme G-Force capability and full aircraft control.
  • v4.5: First use of ENSL (Electro-Neuron-Synapse-Liquid) which is a skyblue-colored, translucent liquid, which allows an pilot to mentally link with their Aircraft with out the use of a ENSI. The COFFIN, containing a pilot, is completely flooded with ENSL, and because it is oxygenated, upon being submerged pilots can breathe the liquid (similar to real-life experiments involving liquid breathing). Upon Aircrafts activation, an electrical current is run through the ENSL and it undergoes a phase shift, after which its density, opacity and viscosity appears to approach that of air. However, the ENSL remains in a liquid phase and does not undergo a transition: the pilots appear to be surrounded by air, however occasionally air bubbles will float away from their mouths, revealing that they are still in a liquid medium. When an Aircraft activates, with the pilot is totally submerged in ENSL within COFFIN, the ENSL acts as a mediator allowing the pilot's nervous system to electro-chemically directly interface with the ANS (Artifical Nervous System) of an Aircraft. The greater the degree of interfacing between an Aircraft and it's pilot's minds, the higher the synch ratio between the two.