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The Wingless Airplane (ウイングレスエアプレーン Uinguresu Eapureen?) is one of the R. Mika's special attacks introduced in Street Fighter Alpha 3 and in Street Fighter V.

Input
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Arcade Modifier Air Arcade Stick HCB + Arcade Button Kick
Street Fighter V Arcade Stick QCF+Arcade Button Kick (Gain V-Skill effect) (Near opponent in the air)

Description Edit

WinglessAirplane

R. Mika lands on top of Cammy's face at the end of Wingless Airplane.

Executed by performing a half-circle back motion and pressing kick while in midair, Mika wraps her legs around the foe's head and suplexes them to the ground.

In Street Fighter V, the move is executed by performing a quarter-circle forward motion and pressing kick. R. Mika performs a back flip to launch herself in the air. If she is near her opponent, R. Mika will land with her thighs on top of the opponent's shoulders. As R. Mika and her opponent falls to the ground, she transitions to a seated position. As a result, she lands with her rear end on top of their head, while her opponent crashes back-first on the ground.

The strength of the kick button determines the launch angle, speed and distance traveled. The Light version goes slightly vertical and comes out the fastest. However, this version has the longest recovery. The Medium version has a shallower angle and travels slightly further. The Heavy version has R. Mika leaping almost fullscreen toward her opponent. However, all three versions inflict the same amount of damage. The EX version comes out faster and deals more damage, compared to her normal versions.

If R. Mika is able to hit her opponent with the EX version, she will flip herself and her opponent several times in midair before landing on top of their face with her rear end.

TacticsEdit

As the move only works when Mika is extremely close to her midair foe, most air attacks out-prioritize it, meaning that the most safe openings occur when her foe jumps without attacking.

In Street Fighter V, this move is one of R. Mika's anti-air attacks. If gets a read and catches the opponent jumping, it will make them reconsider escaping through the air, keeping the fight on the ground, where R. Mika excels at.

It can also serve as a combo ender after she hits them with Press Rope Throw that gets to stumble back from hitting the edge since they are considered airborne, making it easy and reliable to hit them with Wingless Airplane.

Not only it is a good offensive option, but it also has benefits defensively. It is a great way for R. Mika to get out of the corner. The Heavy version has her launching the furthest distance, so it can be used to escape pressure.

Her EX version has invincibility frames, which can give players confidence to eliminate the opponents' air options. It also has the fastest startup. So if R. Mika needs a last minute anti-air attack, this can be a useful move for that purpose.

Gallery Edit

Sprite Edit

Rmika-wingless-airplane-air-throw

TriviaEdit

  • This move is arguably based on a popular professional wrestling move called the Hurricanrana. It is sometimes referred as a headscissors takedown.
  • In Street Fighter V, this move is arguably based on a popular professional wrestling move called the Seated Senton.