Barchetta - Emblem
General information
Japanese Nameバーチェッタ
Romaji NameBāchetta
Affiliation and military information
AffiliationGlobal Cortex
CraftAC Karma
Real world information
AppearancesArmored Core 3
Extra Arena

Barchetta is a Raven appearing in Armored Core 3. He is ranked C-14 in the Arena. He is partnered with Midas in the Extra Arena and they hold the title of the tenth highest ranked team.

AC KarmaEdit

AC Karma

AC Karma

AC Karma is a tank AC equipped with an overboost core, anti missile extensions, dual back mounted grenade launchers, and grenade launcher arms. The unit is built to be an offensive powerhouse.

His tank-type AC may seem to be limited due to his preference of weapons that have high damage and low ammo, but don't be fooled. Heading straight for him is a guaranteed loss, as his weapon arms are capable of pounding you with two shots at once. Whats more is Barchetta has an impressive, almost uncanny degree of accuracy and his relentless attack will make short work of most opponents. Karma is very well armored and it will take some doing to penetrate it's defense. Barchetta uses his AC limited mobility to its full potential by constantly being on the move.



In-Game InformationEdit

The polish and grace of his combat style make him wildly popular with the Arena's female fans. He and Midas were once close, but grew apart after her Arena career took off. Whenever her name is mentioned, he ruminates about days gone by.


As with any heavy-hitter, the best way of beating him is either equipping an AC with higher defense but the same weapons, or using a lightweight craft with enough mobility to outflank him. Barchetta will often fire whether he has a lock on or not so even an AC with stealth capability is not guaranteed an easy victory. Avoiding the damaging fire of Barchetta is the most important element of the battle. It is more difficult to out-damage him then out-maneuver him.



The name Barchetta refers to an Italian style of open 2-seater sports car which was built for racing.

The name Karma refers to the principle of causality where intent and actions of an individual influence the future of that individual.