The Falchion β made it's debut in Gradius Gaiden with Jade Knight. It's the fourth ship which is controlled by the player. It has purple steaks and a different shape than the others ships. This ship is known for its powerful weapons. This is the only space plane with swept forward wings. Its tail was attached on backwards.
- Wingspan: 21.64m (80.00ft)
- Height: 5.93m (19.5ft)
- Crew: 1
- Max Speed: 5.63c
- Drive: M-88 Modified Annihilation Engine x1