The Axelay is a very large and somewhat bulky craft, having two huge engines on the top of the craft, two additional engines on the back of it, and two large weapon bays on the sides of the ship. It has two large vertical stabilizers, one on top and one on the bottom of the craft. It also possesses forward-swept wings. Its paint scheme is predominantly gray with bright red highlights, and it has a green-tinted cockpit. It has several blue "thrusters" on the weapon bays that flare up when the craft rolls or pitches.
The Axelay is a fairly average performer when it comes to the Konami Legacy aircraft; stats are all around above average, with the exception of mobility, which is merely average. Compared to the FLINT-ROCK, an aircraft that has very similar performance, the FLINT-ROCK has superior defense and mobility, but much worse speed and thrust, and has internal bomb bays, which are more awkward to use. Aside from that, their armaments are the same, and their special weapon, despite having different names, have the same performance. Overall, the Axelay is an above average ship that's arguably more practical to use than the FLINT-ROCK due to the better speed and thrust, and the lack of internal weapon bays for standard missiles.
(Clockwise starting from top)
Anti Air Attack: Maximum
Defense: High (3700 HP)
Anti Ground Attack: Medium-High
- This aircraft's "mini thrusters" are also used by the Seeker.
- The music that plays whenever this plane is used is the same as the MX5000 and the Poly.
- Despite the unlock requirements, the SeaVixen FAW2 does not need to be purchased in the NTSC-U version of Strike to unlock this aircraft; a good thing, as that craft cannot be purchased in the NTSC-U version due to a bug.