Unlike his energetic friend who "doesn't miss any skirt", Ivan is more calm and likes to solve crosswords. However he always compete with Poplan on the ammount of enemy ships destroyed.
As pilot of Spartanian 155, Konev had achieved the rank of flying officer by September 795 UC and was assigned to the Alliance 2nd Fleet, commanded by Vice Admiral Paeta. By this time he had become acquainted with Flying Officer Olivier Poplin, who he would continue to serve with for the remainder of his career. The two pilots participated in dog fights during the Fourth Battle of Tiamat.
Konev and Poplan remained with the 2nd Fleet into the beginning of 796 UC, when the two pilots once again engaged Imperial fighters, this time at the Battle of Astarte. Although Konev considered the battle hopeless, the Alliance were able to force an Imperial retreat, thanks to the actions of Commodore Yang (who had taken command of the fleet after Paeta was injured).
Following this success, Yang was assigned to command the newly formed 13th Fleet; Konev was also transferred to the new fleet and was promoted to flight lieutenant. He subsequently participated in the Battle of Amritsar Starzone in October of that year, and once again survived, despite his Spartanian sustaining damage to its port hull.
Although the battle at Amritsar was not a victory for the FPA, Yang was able to successfully withdraw what forces he could. For this, at the end of 796 UC, he was made commander of Iserlohn Fortress and its stationed fleet, which became known as the Yang Fleet. Once again Konev was incorporated into the new military structure — this time as commander of the fleet's 2nd Spartanian Squadron (with Poplin assigned as commander of the 1st). Coinciding with this change in position, Konev was promoted to squadron leader.
Konev was subsequently involved in the majority of the Yang Fleet's significant battles. He was present at the Battle of Doria Starzone in July 797 UC, and later, at the beginning of 798 UC, participated in a skirmish between trainee FPA pilots and the Imperial Eihendorf Fleet. During this battle alone he shot down at least 23 enemy fighters.
His next combat experience came in April of that year, when the warping of Geiersburg Fortress into the Iserlohn Corridor sparked the Eighth Battle of Iserlohn. Both Konev's squadron and Poplin's participated in this battle, which ultimately resulted in a decisive FPA victory.
In January 790 UC, the two squadrons fought again, this time opposite the Imperial forces of Oskar von Reuenthal in the Ninth Battle of Iserlohn. Whilst they were successful in defending the Alliance personnel on the fortress, Yang ultimately chose to abandon Iserlohn, and the Fleet returned (along with the FPA civilians who had lived on the fortress) to Heinessen.
Following the Yang Fleet's return, Konev was promoted to wing commander, and he accompanied the Fleet to the Vermilion Starzone in early 799 UC. During the gruelling Battle of Vermilion which ensued, his Spartanian was hit by Imperial cruiser fire, and Konev was killed. He was succeeded as commander of the 2nd Squadron by Flight Lieutenant Caldwell.
Voice actor: Suzuoki Hirotaka
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