+--------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | ACE COMBAT ZERO: THE BELKAN WAR (JP VERSION) | | FAQ/Walkthrough Version 2.1 | | Written By: Mogg 13-42 | | E-mail: thaei@yahoo.com | +--------------------------------------------------------------------------+ ____________________________________________________________________________ This FAQ is (c)2006 Mogg 13-42. No part of this document may be used for anything profitable, either electronic or mechanical. Likewise, never try to rip it off! You may print a part of this FAQ or all of it provided that it's only for personal use. 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[Version 1.6 -- 04/29/06] - Assault Records completed. - FAQ section updated. - Added "Aces Locations" section. [Version 1.7 -- 05/02/06] - Aces Locations section updated. [Version 1.8 -- 05/05/06] - Aces Locations section completed. - Special Weapons section completed. [Version 1.9 -- 05/07/06] - Aces Locations section edited. - Medals section edited. [Version 2.0 -- 05/10/06] - Added & completed "S Rank Requirements" section - Aces Locations section edited. - FAQ section updated. [Version 2.1 -- 05/19/06] - Aces Locations section edited. - FAQ section updated. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ============================================================================ TABLE OF CONTENTS ============================================================================ Press CTRL + F and type [keyword] to jump to a specific section of this guide. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- I. GAME BASICS 01 - Ace Styles 01a - Map Indicators 01b ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- II. WALKTHROUGH 02 - Mission 01 -- Glacial Skies 02a - Mission 02 -- Annex 02b - Mission 03 -- The Round Table 02c - Mission 04 -- Juggernaut 02d - Mission 05 -- Flicker of Hope 02e - Mission 06 -- Diapason 02f - Mission 07 -- Bastion 02g - Mission 08 -- Merlon 02h - Mission 09 -- Sword of Annihilation 02i - Mission 10 -- Mayhem 02j - Mission 11 -- The Inferno 02k - Mission 12 -- The Stage of Apocalypse 02l - Mission 13 -- Lying in Deceit 02m - Mission 14 -- The Final Overture 02n - Mission 15 -- The Talon of Ruin 02o - Mission 16 -- The Demon of the Round Table 02p - Mission 17 -- The Valley of Kings 02q - Mission 18 -- Zero 02r - SP Mission -- The Gauntlet 02s --------------------------------------------------------------------------- III. GAME LIST 03 - Medals 03a - S Rank Requirements 03b - Aircraft List 03c - Unlockable Planes & Color Schemes 03d - Aces Locations 03e - Special Weapons 03f - Assault Record 03g ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- IV. EXTRA 04 - Frequently Asked Questions 04a - Credits 04b ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ============================================================================ I. GAME BASICS [01] ============================================================================ -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= ACE STYLES [01a] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= A new feature in Ace Combat Zero, which gauges how you fight durng missions. There are 3 different styles in this game: Mercenary: To get this style, you have to be as destructive as possible. In other words, you must also destroy neutral units / structures. In my case, I tend to destroy everything in sight. Soldier: Default style. The key to maintaining this style is to stick with the mission objectives. You may destroy extra targets, but do remember to hold back. Knight: To obtain this one, spare all neutral structures, and allow neutralized enemy planes to escape. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= MAP INDICATORS [01b] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Marker colors displayed on your radar are as follows: Red : Targets (Indicated as TGT on the field) Must be destroyed in order to accomplish mission. Green: Enemy units. Destruction of these units are often not required, but may also be destroyed to earn extra points. Note that "Named" planes are also displayed on the radar with this color. Yellow: Neutral Targets. These ones are always harmless. May be destroyed for points, and if you're aiming to earn the Mercenary Ace Style. Neutralized enemy planes are also displayed in this color. White: Your Wingman. White Dotted Line: Fly pass this line to return to base. Only available in certain missions. ============================================================================ II. WALKTHROUGH [02] ============================================================================ -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= MISSION 01: GLACIAL SKIES [02a] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= +========================+ This should be a pretty familiar mission for | Operation Crossbow | those of you who have played the 4th Ace | | Combat. You have to intercept and destroy all | Date: 1995/04/02 | Belkan bombers, that are out to blow up your | Time: 13:00 | base. | Area: Valais Air Base | +========================+ The bomber fleet consists of 6 B-52s, and 4 BM 335s. With several F-5s, and F-4s serving as escorts. There is also 1 named escort plane mixed within the group. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= MISSION 02: ANNEX [02b] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= +=====================+ Clear the highway of Belkan ground units to secure | Operation Roselein | a transport route for the allied forces. The | | ground targets are mainly Tanks, APCs, AA Guns, & | Date: 1995/04/15 | SAMs. There will also be yellow units in this | Time: 10:20 | mission, these are just windmills and some houses. | Area: Arlon | +=====================+ You may opt to destroy them for extra points, but do remember that it will strongly reflect on your battle record. Thus affecting your ace style -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= MISSION 03: THE ROUND TABLE [02c] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= +=======================+ This is your first time flying over the Round | Operation Choker One | Table. Your approach will be intercepted by | | some fighters. Destroy about 8 planes, and | Date: 1995/04/20 | eventually the first aquadron of Belkan aces | Time: 11:20 | will appear. There will be 4 planes in each | Area: B7R | squad. +=======================+ Mercenary Ace -- Rot Squadron (Typhoon) Soldier Ace -- Grun Squadron (F/A-18C) Knight Ace -- Indigo Squadron (JAS-39C) -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= MISSION 04: JUGGERNAUT [02d] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= +====================================+ This is comprised of 3 different | Operation Offensive Campaign 4101 | missions: | | | Date: 1995/04/24 | 04 A: Gelnikos | Time: 12:00 | 04 B: Round Hammer | Area: Futuro Canal | 04 C: Costner +====================================+ Gelnikos -------- Your mission here is to take out Belka's air squadron, port facilities, and surface weaponry to clear out Futuro Canal. Round Hammer ------------ Essentially the same as Gelnikos. Only this time you'll be required to take out Belka's naval fleet stationed at the canal, rather than an air squadron. The naval units here aren't as tough as they were in AC5. Frigates must only be hit by a missile once for it to sink, 2 missiles for destroyers, 3 for cruisers, and 4 for aegis. Also the cruisers and aegis can be neutralized by destroying their AA Guns and SAMs. Costner ------- Your objective here is to provide cover for Osea's 3rd Fleet, including the Kestrel, until they pass safely through the canal. Simply destroy all the planes that attempt to get close to the fleet. The mission will automatically complete once all hostile air crafts have been shot down. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= MISSION 05: FLICKER OF HOPE [02e] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= +====================+ Another simple and rather boring mission. Your | Operation Varsity | job this time is to take out all anti-air weapons | | stationed at the troops' drop point. There are | Date: 1995/05/12 | some tents which are indicated as neutral | Time: 5:50 | structures on the ground. You may destroy those if | Area: Solis Ortus | you want, for points. Then take out the air units +====================+ that appear later on. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= MISSION 06: DIAPASON [02f] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= +========================+ Your mission objective: Librate Directus, | Operation Constantine | Ustio's capital from Belkan control. This is | | for the most part, an air-to-ground mission, | Date: 1995/05/13 | with a few air units thrown in. | Time: 16:30 | | Area: Directus | Some of the ground targets are positioned +========================+ behind buildings, so look carefully before firing to avoid wasting missiles. It's up to you whether or not to destroy the tents around the area. Once you've liberated all 5 sectors, the Gelb Squadron -- comprised of 2 Su-37s will appear. Shoot them down to accomplish the mission. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= MISSION 07: BASTION [02g] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= +======================+ Another boring mission. Simply destroy targets | Operation Hellbound | until you get to 16,000 points. You can go back | | to base and resupply via the return line, located | Date: 1995/05/17 | south of the map. You also have 30 minutes to | Time: 16:20 | get this mission done. I strongly suggest arming | Area: Mt. Ivrea | your plane with bombs, to make short work of +======================+ targets that are cramp together. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= MISSION 08: MERLON [02h] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= +=======================+ Another split mission. You must pick which team | Operation Dynamo | you want to join in: | | | Date: 1995/05/19 | 08 A: Alpha Team | Time: 15:30 | 08 B: Beta Team | Area: Schayne Plains | 08 C: Theta Team +=======================+ Alpha Team & Beta Team ----------------------- Alpha Team is in charge of neutralizing the enemy's defense line. The target area is much smaller than that of Beta Team's, whose mission is to neutralize enemy facilities in the area. Theta Team ----------- Your objective here is to gain air superiority by shooting down all Belkan fighters. There are plenty of planes to be shot down, so make sure you have bring a plane with plenty of missiles as well. Regardless of which mission you partcipate in, you have to avoid Excalibur's attacks and exit combat airspace by heading south past the return line. Simply steer your plane left or right, facing away from the laser. And continue flying diagonally towards your destination. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= MISSION 09: SWORD OF ANNIHILATION [02i] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= +======================+ Your mission this time is to eliminate Excalibur | Operation Judgement | -- a weapon that is sort of a cross between the | | Arkbird from AC5, and Stonehenge from AC4. Any- | Date: 1995/05/23 | way, before you can target Excalibur, you must | Time: 14:00 | first destroy the 4 jamming devices placed | Area: Tauberg | around the area. Missiles won't work until you +======================+ neutralize all the jammers, so you'll have to stick with machine guns until then. Take note that each device is surrounded by AA Guns, so be careful. The one other thing that complicates matters here is the fact that Excalibur itself won't be dormant either. The said weapon will fire lasers all througout the mission, with short cooling periods after each shot. The laser's trajectory is displayed as a red beam on the radar. Just stay out of that beam, and you're fine. Once the jammers are taken out, aim for the Power Generators, or you can go for Excalibur. It takes about 8-10 missile hits to take out the cannon. After that, target the base of the weapon to destroy it. (Takes about 10 missile hits.) You may also destroy the RTLS around the area for extra points. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= MISSION 10: MAYHEM [02j] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= +=======================+ This is a purely air-to-air mission, which also | Operation Battle Axe | takes quite a while. So be sure to bring a plane | | with decent amount of missiles. Destroy as many | Date: 1995/05/20 | enemy fighters as you can, or until you get at | Time: 12:00 | least 6000 to 8000 points. After which the | Area: B7R | mission gets updated, and a squadron of Belkan +=======================+ aces arrives. As for the issue of which squadron you'll be fighting, depends on your ace style: Mercenary -- Schwarze Squadron (MiG-31) Soldier -- Schnee Squadron (F-14D x4, EA-6B x1) Knight -- Silber Squadron (F-4E x1, F-16C x4) Mercenaries always face the toughest opponents. Thus, making Schwarze the most unforgiving squad. You'll be rewarded by getting your opponent's plane, along with the paint scheme when you win. Just in case you didn't notice, Heartbreak One (Captain Bartlett) is among the allied units in this mission. He's piloting an F-14D. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= MISSION 11: THE INFERNO [02k] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= +=====================+ Your assignment this time is to provide air | Operation Cannibal | support for allied units that will carry out | | bombing of the enemy ground facilities. As usual | Date: 1995/06/01 | neutralize all anti-air units. Then take out the | Time: 23:10 | fighters that appear a bit later on in the | Area: Hoffnung | mission. +=====================+ Once you've taken out all designated air and ground targets, a squadron of stealth fighters comprised of several F-35s, a couple of B-2s, and an EA- 18 jammer craft. Dispose of the EA-18G as soon as you can, to clear your radar. The mission ends once all stealth aircrafts have been shot down. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= MISSION 12: THE STAGE OF APOCALYPSE [02l] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= +===================+ Pixy will be lagging behind at the beginning of this | Operation Ravage | mission, but he does catch up later. Your job is to | | take out all the bombers that are said to be | Date: 1995/06/06 | carrying nuclear weapons. These bombers have rather | Time: 14:50 | pesky escorts, so shoot those down first if you | Area: Waldreich | like. +===================+ But I really suggest that you focus more on the bombers. So that you can shoot all of them down before they withdraw. Though that's just for points, there's no major consequence if the bombers get away. Once the jamming begins, keep steering your plane to avoid the incoming missile. You'll also notice that all remaining enemy aircrafts are now yellow. It's up to you whether to shoot them down or not. Several SU-27s will appear after a while. If you have any XMAAs or XLAAs, do use them to dispose of the new targets quickly. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= MISSION 13: LYING IN DECEIT [02m] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= +======================+ More enemy facilities to be bombed. So in this | Operation Stone Age | mission, I strongly recommend bringing along | | FAE Bombs, or UGBLs since most of the facilities | Date: 1995/06/13 | are cramped together. The mission will end once | Time: 16:00 | you score 20,000 points. You can always head | Area: Mt. Schirm | south past the return line to resupply, if you +======================+ need to. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= MISSION 14: THE FINAL OVERTURE [02n] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= +===================+ This will be the final set of split missions. The | Operation Broom | main objective of all 3 is to eliminate all remnant | | Belkan forces positioned at the coastline. | Date: 1995/06/20 | | Time: 16:20 | 14 A: Mars Strike Team | Area: Anfang | 14 B: Mercury Strike Team +===================+ 14 C: Jupiter Strike Team Mars Strike Team ----------------- You must carry out an air strike against the remaining ground and naval units. There are civilian houses mixed in the target units, so pick them out carefully or you can just drop a bomb and blow everything up. The naval units are located at the west side of the map. Mercury Strike Team ------------------- There are plenty of JAS-39s to be shot down here. Most of them are taking off from inside the tunnel. Though the planes are much easier to destroy while they're still on the ground. Also, do watch out for the anti-air units. Jupiter Strike Team ------------------- Another air superiority mission. Your radar will be jammed at the beginning. Take out 6 EA-6B jammers to clear it. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= MISSION 15: THE TALON OF RUIN [02o] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= +=====================+ Another very familiar mission. Remember "White | Operation Valkyrie | Bird Part II" from AC5? Your objective in this | | mission is pretty much exactly the same -- | Date: 1995/12/25 | destroy XB-0 before it exits combat airspace. | Time: 15:10 | +=====================+ But in order to be able to do that, you must first shoot down the Espada Squadron. Which consists of only 2 planes -- a J35J (Espada 1) and Rafale M (Espada 2). These 2 are pretty good when it comes to pulling off evasive maneuvers, so make sure you only fire missiles when you get a lock at very close range. (about 210 feet or less). With Espada out of the way, it's time to go after the XB-0. Or you can take out the remaining Su-37s if you like. Just like the Arkbird, the XB-0 is well armed. Destroy all the Guns -- some are positioned at the back of the craft, and others on top of it. These only take 1 missile to destroy. After that, decommission the Engines, Guns, and ABMs. If you have XLAAs, use those to make quick work of this part. The ABMs are located on top of the ship. Once that's done, you have one final target -- the XB-0's cockpit. This one can be pretty difficult to hit, since its located at the front. Now fly closely over the XB-0, and fire 2 missiles when you get the range to a little less than 100 feet. Alternatively, you can also drop an FAE Bomb near the cockpit to destroy it. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= MISSION 16: THE DEMON OF THE ROUND TABLE [02p] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= +========================+ You must pass through the Round Table to get | Operation Thunderbolt | to Avalon. But of course, it won't be that | | easy. Just fly towards the direction indicated | Date: 1995/12/31 | by the arrow on the map, until a fighter | Time: 11:00 | squadron appears. You'll be engaging a | Area: B7R | different squad depending on your ace style. +========================+ Mercenary -- Sorcerer Squadron (F-15/S MTD x8) Soldier -- Gault Squadron (Su-47 x8) Knight -- Wizard Squadron (F-16XL x4, YF-23A x4) Sorcerer Squadron ----------------- These guys are the most relentless of the bunch. They come at you in pairs with a bit of distance from the next. So I suggest you take out each pair before all of them get a chance to converge. Otherwise it'll be quite difficult to shoot them down, mainly because of the non-stop missile alerts. Gault Squadron -------------- Much more forgiving than Sorcerer. They come as a group, so if you have MPBMs (SP New Game, or Free Mission), just fire one and half of the entire group will receive damage. They also seem to fly together a lot, so if you can get behind them, it will be pretty easy to pick them off one by one from close range. Wizard Squadron --------------- The F-16XLs will appear first, followed by the YF-23As a while later. Missile alerts don't happen often, so taking this group out shouldn't be all that difficult. The YF-23A is a stealth air craft, so it'll be a bit harder to track down. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= MISSION 17: THE VALLEY OF KINGS [02q] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= +========================+ You must now head for Avalon and prevent the | Operation Point Blank | V2 launch. Don't go flying over the mountain | | range too long or you'll get shot down. The | Date: 1995/12/31 | ravine is well defended by anti-air weapons, | Time: 15:00 | so do take the time to take them out. | Area: Avalon Dam | +========================+ Fly past 3 bridges to get to the dam. Once there, destroy the Gun Towers until the barriers covering the tunnel entrance open. (It'll open once the count down begins.) There are 2 main openings on top of the dam, one at the north end and the other one to the south. There are 3 V2 control devices inside the tunnel, which only appear when all the other TGTs are destroyed. So simply fly over them at low speed, and drop an FAE Bomb to take everything out. The passages inside the tunnel are positioned either at the leftmost or rightmost corners. These passages are very easy to miss, so keep your eyes peeled, or else you'll find yourself flying straight into a wall. Exit the tunnel through the opening at the top, once you get to the end. Take out the anti-air weapons waiting for you outside, then fly back into the tunnel to destroy the 3 V2 control devices. The mission completes once you get back out. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= MISSION 18: ZERO [02r] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= +====================+ Since PJ was shot down in the previous mission, | Date: 1995/12/31 | this will be a one-on-one showdown between you and | Time: 15:10 | your "buddy". This will be a 3-round battle, and it | Area: Avalon Dam | takes 6 missile hits to take him down each time. +====================+ (Though how his plane managed to withstand so many hits is beyond me.) The first encounter should be easy, since Pixy is much less aggressive, as well as predicatable. You can get 2 hits in almost immediately after he appears. In short the best way to get this done is through head on attacks. Fly past him, and hit the after-burners to get a bit of distance between both of you. Then turn around so that you're facing each other directly. Speed up, and slow down once you get a lock, then fire 2 missiles. He should slam right into them. Do this about 3 times, and you should be able to take him out in 40 seconds. (Assuming all your shots connect.) About his TLS, it barely scratches your plane. But if you receive concentrated hits from it, then its a different story. The second encounter will be more difficult than the last. Pixy is really good at evading, so again only fire missiles when you get locks from close range. (I recommend less than 200 feet) At the same time, make sure you have good angles before shooting. Also, he will be using burst missiles this round. Just don't fly too close to the explosion and you're fine. Take note that you only have 10 minutes to defeat him twice. So hopefully you didn't spend too much time on the first battle. For the 3rd and final encounter, missiles fired from any angle other than head on will be deflected. And take note that machine gun fire won't work either. You only have 6 minutes to get this battle done. If the V2 completes its reentry, you lose. So fly past him with the after-burners on, to get some distance between you two. (Make sure he's tailing you as you do this.) Then turn around so that you're facing him directly. Fire missiles when you get a lock at about 700+ feet, then quickly deflect to avoid the missiles coming your way. Rinse and repeat until he gets shot down. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= SP MISSION: THE GAUNTLET [02s] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= This mission is unlocked after you've shot down all the ace squadrons in the game: Rot, Grun, Indigo, Gelb, Schwarze, Schnee, Silber, Espada, Sorcerer, Gault & Wizard. You'll have to face and shoot down 5 ace squadrons, (chosen at random, except for Gelb and Espada) within 30 minutes. There's a return line located south of the combat airspace, so you can always go back through there and resupply if you need to. Also, you get to fight F/A-22A Mobius 1-on-1, instead of the usual squadron in the final round. These are the requirements to make him spawn: * You must be playing on ACE difficulty. * Shoot down Espada squadron within 60 seconds. ============================================================================ III. GAME LIST [03] ============================================================================ -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= MEDALS [03a] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= I merely put in the requirements for obtaining each medal, not the actual description. +=========================+================================================+ | Medal | Condition | +=========================+================================================+ | Deliverance Bell | Obtained after completing Mission 6. | +-------------------------+------------------------------------------------+ | Guardian | Obtained after completing Mission 8. | +-------------------------+------------------------------------------------+ | Broken Sword | Obtained after completing Mission 9. | +-------------------------+------------------------------------------------+ | Ragnarok | Get "S" rank in Mission 15. | +-------------------------+------------------------------------------------+ | | Destroy all enemy units positioned at Avalon | | The Gold of Annwn | Dam in Mission 17. (Destruction of units at | | | the ravine is not required.) | +-------------------------+------------------------------------------------+ | Bronze Ace | Destroy 200 enemy planes. | +-------------------------+------------------------------------------------+ | Silver Ace | Destroy 500 enemy planes. | +-------------------------+------------------------------------------------+ | Gold Ace | Destroy 1000 enemy planes. | +-------------------------+------------------------------------------------+ | Marksman | Destroy 5 enemy planes using machine guns. | +-------------------------+------------------------------------------------+ | Sharpshooter | Destroy 15 enemy planes using machine guns. | +-------------------------+------------------------------------------------+ | Expert Marksman | Destroy 50 enemy planes using machine guns. | +-------------------------+------------------------------------------------+ | Knight Ace | Complete Campaign Mode in Knight Ace Style. | +-------------------------+------------------------------------------------+ | Soldier Ace | Complete Campaign Mode in Soldier Ace Style. | +-------------------------+------------------------------------------------+ | Mercenary Ace | Complete Campaign Mode in Mercenary Ace Style. | +-------------------------+------------------------------------------------+ | | Complete Campaign Mode with the style meter at | | Supreme Knight | the right-most end of the style gauge. | +-------------------------+------------------------------------------------+ | | Complete Campaign Mode with the style meter at | | Supreme Soldier | the center of the style gauge. (directly over | | | the letter "d" of SOLDIER) | +-------------------------+------------------------------------------------+ | | Complete Campaign Mode with the style meter at | | Supreme Mercenary | the left-most end of the style gauge. | +-------------------------+------------------------------------------------+ | | Get "S" rank in all missions, of all 3 ace | | Bronze Wing | styles on Normal difficulty. | +-------------------------+------------------------------------------------+ | | Get "S" rank in all missions, of all 3 ace | | Silver Wing | styles on Hard difficulty. | +-------------------------+------------------------------------------------+ | | Get "S" rank in all missions, of all 3 ace | | Gold Wing | styles on Expert difficulty. | +-------------------------+------------------------------------------------+ -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= S RANK REQUIREMENTS [03b] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= +-------------------------+---------------------------------+ | Mission 01 | 8,850 points | +-------------------------+---------------------------------+ | Mission 02 | 4,000+ points | +-------------------------+---------------------------------+ | | Mercenary : 10,960 points | | Mission 03 | Soldier : 8,080 points | | | Knight : 9,520 points | +-------------------------+---------------------------------+ | | A : 8 minutes | | Mission 04 | B : 12,000+ points | | | C : 5 mins. 30 secs. | +-------------------------+---------------------------------+ | Mission 05 | 9 minutes | +-------------------------+---------------------------------+ | Mission 06 | 10 minutes | +-------------------------+---------------------------------+ | Mission 07 | 20 minutes | +-------------------------+---------------------------------+ | | A : 10 minutes | | Mission 08 | B : 11 minutes | | | C : 12 minutes | +-------------------------+---------------------------------+ | Mission 09 | 12,000+ points | +-------------------------+---------------------------------+ | Mission 10 | 10 minutes | +-------------------------+---------------------------------+ | Mission 11 | 10 minutes | +-------------------------+---------------------------------+ | Mission 12 | 16,500 points | +-------------------------+---------------------------------+ | Mission 13 | 15 minutes | +-------------------------+---------------------------------+ | Mission 14 | 8 minutes | +-------------------------+---------------------------------+ | Mission 15 | 6 minutes | +-------------------------+---------------------------------+ | Mission 16 | 8 minutes | +-------------------------+---------------------------------+ | Mission 17 | 18,000+ points | +-------------------------+---------------------------------+ | Mission 18 | 6 minutes | +-------------------------+---------------------------------+ -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= AIR CRAFT LIST [03c] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | Aircraft | Type | Price | Armaments | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 64 | | | | | XAGM : 10 | | A-10A Thunderbolt II | Attacker | 40,500 | FAEB : 10 [19,400] | } | | | RCL : 16 [14,600] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 84 | | | | | TLS : 14 | | ADF-01 Falken | Fighter | 430,000 | XLAA : 18 [137,600] | | | | | FAEB : 08 [206,400] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 84 | | | | | TLS : 07 | | ADFX-01 Morgan | Fighter | 322,500 | MPBM : 08 [193,500] | | | | | ECMP : 08 [116,100] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 66 | | | | | ECMP : 05 | | EA-6B Prowler | Jammer | 50,500 | LAGM : 08 [23,400] | | | | | QAAM : 04 [25,700] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 74 | | | | | ECMP : 06 | | EA-18G | Jammer | 109,000 | XMAA : 08 [43,700] | | | | | LAGM : 10 [39,300] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 56 | | | | | RCL : 10 | | F-1 | Attacker | -- | UGB : 12 [4,600] | | | | | LASM : 10 [5,100] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 72 | | | | | LASM : 12 | | F-2A | Attacker | 95,000 | XMAA : 20 [41,800] | | | | | SFFS : 14 [38,000] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 62 | | | | | SAAM : 06 | | F-4E Phantom II | Fighter | 14,000 | UGBL : 08 [6,300] | | | | | NPB : 10 [5,100] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 52 | | | | | QAAM : 04 | | F-5E Tiger II | Fighter | -- | UGB : 08 | | | | | NPB : 08 [4,300] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 72 | | | | | XLAA : 14 | | F-14D Super Tomcat | Fighter | 76,000 | GPB : 10 [38,400] | | | | | NPB : 14 [27,400] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 70 | | | | | XMAA : 16 | | F-15C Eagle | Fighter | 87,500 | UGBL : 10 [31,500] | | | | | QAAM : 14 [35,000] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 76 | | | | | SFFS : 14 | | F-15E Strike Eagle | Attacker | 100,000 | SAAM : 10 [39,900] | | | | | GPB : 14 [35,900] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 80 | | | | | FAEB : 08 | | F-15S/MTD | Fighter | 154,000 | XLAA : 14 [61,600] | | | | | SOD : 16 [55,400] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 60 | | | | | XMAA : 12 | | F-16C Fighting Falcon | Fighter | 31,500 | LAGM : 08 [11,300] | | | | | UGBL : 14 [12,600] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 68 | | | | | XAGM : 14 | | F-16XL | Attacker | 81,000 | SAAM : 10 [32,300] | | | | | BDSP : 08 [29,100] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 64 | | | | | LASM : 10 | | F/A-18C Hornet | Multirole | 36,000 | SAAM : 08 [14,400] | | | | | SOD : 12 [13,000] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 60 | | | | | SAAM : 10 | | F-20A Tigershark | Fighter | 33,000 | GPB : 08 [12,000] | | | | | XAGM : 12 [13,300] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 82 | | | | | XMAA : 12 | | F-22A Raptor | Fighter | 101,000 | GPB : 12 [65,200] | | | | | SOD : 12 [72,500] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 76 | | | | | LASM : 14 | | F-35C | Multirole | 126,000 | SOD : 16 [45,400] | | | | | QAAM : 10 [50,400] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 54 | | | | | GPB : 16 | | F-117A Nighthawk | Attacker | 109,000 | LAGM : 12 [39,300] | | | | | QAAM : 08 [41,800] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 50 | | | | | SAAM : 08 | | J-35J Draken | Fighter | -- | UGB: : 08 [4,000] | | | | | RCL : 08 [4,400] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 60 | | | | | RCL : 12 | | JAS-39C Gripen | Multirole | 72,000 | XLAA : 08 [31,000] | | | | | SOD : 14 [26,000] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 60 | | | | | SAAM : 12 | | MiG-29A Fulcrum | Fighter | 30,000 | RCL : 10 [10,700] | | | | | XAGM : 12 [11,900] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 56 | | | | | RCL : 08 | | MiG-21 bis Fishbed | Fighter | 8,500 | UGB : 10 [3,100] | | | | | QAAM : 06 [3,700] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 70 | | | | | XLAA : 12 | | MiG-31 Foxhound | Fighter | 55,000 | QAAM : 10 [19,900] | | | | | UGBL : 12 [22,100] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 64 | | | | | UGB : 14 | | Mirage 2000D | Attacker | 49,500 | GPB : 10 [17,800] | | | | | XAGM : 14 [19,800] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 74 | | | | | LASM : 14 | | Rafale M | Multirole | 103,500 | XMAA : 16 [41,400] | | | | | SOD : 14 [37,300] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 72 | | | | | XMAA : 16 | | Su-27 Flanker | Fighter | 64,000 | UGBL : 08 [22,900] | | | | | SFFS : 12 [25,500] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 80 | | | | | XAGM : 16 | | Su-32 Strike Flanker | Attacker | 115,000 | LAGM : 14 [41,300] | | | | | XMAA : 12 [45,900] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 82 | | | | | XLAA : 16 | | Su-37 Terminator | Fighter | 130,000 | FAEB : 08 | | | | | NPB : 10 [52,200] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 82 | | | | | SAAM : 14 | | Su-47 Berkut | Fighter | 167,000 | SFFS : 16 [66,700] | | | | | BDSP : 12 [60,000] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 72 | | | | | BDSP : 12 | | Tornado GR.4 | Attacker | 81,000 | ECMP : 04 [35,600] | | | | | LASM : 12 [29,200] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 78 | | | | | XLAA : 14 | | Typhoon | Fighter | 117,000 | SOD : 16 [46,800] | | | | | SFFS : 12 [42,100] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 84 | | | | | XLAA : 14 | | X-02 Wyvern | Multirole | 215,000 | QAAM : 14 [77,400] | | | | | XAGM : 16 [86,000] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 60 | | | | | QAAM : 10 | | X-29A | Fighter | 81,000 | FAEB : 04 [42,000] | | | | | LAGM : 10 [32,300] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ | | | | Missile : 80 | | | | | QAAM : 12 | | YF-23A Black Widow II | Fighter | 133,000 | NPB : 12 [47,900] | | | | | BDSP : 10 [53,200] | +=======================+============+==========+==========================+ -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= UNLOCKABLE PLANES & COLOR SCHEMES [03d] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= All paint schemes from named planes can be acquired by playing "Normal" mode, unless stated otherwise. Also, all planes have a total of 5 paint schemes each: Standard : Default color scheme Mercenary : Complete Campaign Mode in Mercenary Ace Style. Soldier : Complete Campaign Mode in Soldier Ace Style. Knight : Complete Campaign Mode in Knight Ace Style. SP : Obtained by shooting down certain enemy aces. "Wingman" : Designated as either "Pixy" or "PJ". Only applicable to the F-15E and F-16C respectively. +=============+==============================+=============================+ | Aircraft | Condition to Unlock | Obtaining SP Color Scheme | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Shoot down A-10A Fischer in | Obtained along with the | | A-10A | Mission 5. | plane. | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Obtain all "Supreme" medals: | Obtained after clearing | | ADF-01 | Supreme Mercenary, Supreme | "Ace" difficulty. | | | Soldier, Supreme Knight. | | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Complete Campaign Mode with | Otained after clearing | | ADFX-01 | all 3 ace styles. Applies to | "Expert" difficulty. | | | any difficulty. | | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Given as a reward after | Shoot down EA-6B Bergnebel | | EA-6B | completing Mission 6. | in Mission 9. (Ace Mode) | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Given as a reward after | Shoot down EA-18G | | EA-18G | completing Mission 14C. | Wolkenwand in Mission 11. | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | | Shoot down F-1A Biene in | | F-1 | -- | Mission 8A. | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Given as a reward after | Shoot down F-2A Strom in | | F-2A | completing Mission 8A. | Mission 8A. (Ace Mode) | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Shoot down Silber 1 | Obtained along with the | | F-4E | in Mission 10. (Knight Ace | plane. | | | Style) | | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | | Shoot down F-5E Tiger in | | F-5E | -- | Mission 1. | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Shoot down Schnee Squadron | Obtained along with the | | F-14D | in Mission 10. (Soldier Ace | plane. | | | Style) | | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Given as a reward after | Shoot down F-15C Mondlicht | | F-15C | completing Mission 9. | in Mission 13. | | | (Mercenary Path) | | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Given as a reward after | Shoot down F-15E Albatros | | F-15E | completing Mission 12. | in Mission 14B. (Expert | | | (Mercenary Path) | Mode) | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Shoot down Socerer Squadron | Obtained along with the | | F-15S/MTD | in Mission 16. (Mercenary | plane. | | | Ace Style) | | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Given as a reward after | Shoot down Silber Squadron | | F-16C | completing Mission 4C. | (2-5) in Mission 10. | | | | (Knight Ace Style) | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Shoot down Wizard Squadron | Obtained along with the | | F-16XL | in Mission 16. (Knight Ace | plane. | | | Style) | | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Shoot down Grun Squadron in | Obtained along with the | | F/A-18C | Mission 3. (Soldier Ace | plane. | | | Style) | | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Given as a reward after | Shoot down F-117A Schatten | | F-117A | completing Mission 14A. | in Mission 13. (Ace Mode) | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Given as a reward after | Shoot down F-20A Falter in | | F-20A | completing Mission 4B. | Mission 8B. | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Complete Campaign Mode once | Shoot down F/A-22A Ritter | | F/A-22 | in any ace style & any | in Mission 17. | | | difficulty. | | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Given as a reward after | Shoot down F-35C Moewe in | | F-35C | completing Mission 14B. | Mission 4B. (Ace Mode) | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | | Shoot down Espada 1 in | | J-35J | -- | Mission 15. | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Shoot down Indigo Squadron | Obtained along with the | | JAS-39C | in Mission 3. (Knight Ace | plane. | | | Style) | | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | | Shoot down MiG-21 bis | | MiG-21 bis | -- | Huckebein, a.k.a "Pops" in | | | | Mission 10. | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Given as a reward after | Shoot down MiG-29A Flamingo | | MiG-29A | completing Mission 4A. | in Mission 8C. | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Shoot down Schwarze Squadron | Obtained along with the | | MiG-31 | in Mission 10. (Mercenary | plane. | | | Ace Style) | | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Given as a reward after | Shoot down Mirage 2000D | | Mirage 2000 | completing Mission 5. | Wuerfel in Mission 2. | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Shoot down Espada 2 in | Obtained along with the | | Rafale M | Mission 15. | plane | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Given as a reward after | Shoot down Su-27 Postler | | Su-27 | completing Mission 9. | 1 & 2 in Mission 4C. (Ace | | | | Mode) | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Given as a reward after | Shoot down Su-32 Mumie in | | Su-32 | completing Mission 12. | Mission 7. (Ace Mode) | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Shoot down Gelb Squadron in | Obtained along with the | | Su-37 | Mission 6. | plane. | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Shoot down Gault Squadron | Obtained along with the | | Su=47 | in Mission 16. (Soldier Ace | plane. | | | Style) | | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Given as a reward after | Shoot down TND Gr.4 Weihe | | TND Gr.4 | completing Mission 8B. | in Mission 14A | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Shoot down Rot Squadron in | Obtained along with the | | Typhoon | Mission 3. (Mercenary Ace | plane. | | | Style) | | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Complete Camapign Mode twice | Obtained after clearing | | X-02 | with a different ace style | "Hard" difficulty. | | | from your first playthrough. | | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Given as a reward after | Shoot down X-29A Hundert in | | X-29A | completing Mission 8C. | Mission 4A. (Ace Mode) | +=============+==============================+=============================+ | | Shoot down Wizard Squadron | Obtained along with the | | YF-23A | in Mission 16. (Knight Ace | plane. | | | Style) | | +=============+==============================+=============================+ //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Note: You can also unlock the Falken & Wyvern early on, if you have save files from Ace Combat 4 & 5. AC4 save file unlocks the Wyvern, while the AC5 save file unlocks the Falken. You still need to have enough credits to buy either aircraft though. If you have an AC5 save file, you don't have to obtain the 3 supreme medals. Just finish the game with all 3 ace styles, and you'll get the Falken along with the Morgan. //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= ACES LOCATIONS [03e] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= All major aces have not been included in this list. I've written descriptions for named planes that aren't easily found. More info will be added once all the locations are verified. ============================================================================ Mission 01 ============================================================================ Plane : F-5E Tiger Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Mercenary Plane : J35J Blitz Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Soldier Plane : F-4E Dryade Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Knight Plane : F-117A Regen Difficulty : Expert Ace Style : All Plane : XB-70 Wal Difficulty : Ace Ace Style : All Description : Some of the bombers must reach the center of operation air- space. Once that happens, take out 2 bombers and the named plane will appear along with an F-4E. ============================================================================ Mission 02 ============================================================================ Plane : MiG-21Bis Glueck Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Mercenary Plane : F-1A Kritiker Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Soldier Plane : A-10A Storch Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Knight Plane : Mirage 2000D Wuerfel Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : All Plane : F-15E Harpune Difficulty : Ace Ace Style : All ============================================================================ Mission 03 ============================================================================ Plane : X-29A Tausend Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Mercenary Plane : TND Gr.4 Graufalk 1-2 Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Soldier Plane : F-16XL Amsel Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Knight Description : Appears after "Mission Update". ============================================================================ Mission 04 ============================================================================ Plane : F-15C Elch Difficulty : Mission 4A - Easy Plane : Mirage 2000D Schakal 1-2 Difficulty : Mission 4A -- Hard Description : Leave all the jamming facilities intact. Appears with the final wave of fighters, once most of the other TGTs are destroyed. Plane : X-29A Hundert Difficulty : Mission 4A - Ace Plane : F/A-18C Bachstelze Difficulty : Misson 4B - Normal Description : Destroy all ground targets at the right side of the canal. Plane : F-5E Gabel 1-2 Difficulty : Mission 4B - Normal Description : Destroy all naval units north of the canal. Plane : F-35C Moewe Difficulty : Mission 4B - Ace Plane : F-1A Wetterhahn Difficulty : Mission 4C - Normal Plane : TND Gr.4 Absender Difficulty : Mission 4C - Normal Plane : Su-27 Postler 1-2 Difficulty : Mission 4C - Ace ============================================================================ Mission 05 ============================================================================ Plane : F-16C Trinker Difficulty : Expert Ace Style : Soldier Plane : F-16XL Dichter Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Mercenary Plane : F-2A Spieler Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Soldier Plane : F-20A Anwalt Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Knight Plane : A-10A Fischer Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : All Description : Destroy all ground units. (TGTs and green ones) It'll appear at the west side of the map. Plane : MiG-31 Schwan Difficulty : Ace Ace Style : All ============================================================================ Mission 06 ============================================================================ Plane : F-16C Ibis Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Mercenary Plane : EA-18G Wolkenmeer Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Soldier Plane : F-14D Wildgans Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Knight Plane : F-15S/MTD Wuerger Difficulty : Ace Ace Style : All ============================================================================ Mission 07 ============================================================================ Plane : F-117A Spuk Difficulty : Ace Ace Style : Mercenary Description : Score at least 5000 points, and destroy all enemy units positioned at Sector C. (Where the AA Sites are) The plane will come in from the right side. Plane : F-20A Vampir 1-2 Difficulty : Ace Ace Style : Soldier Description : Score at least 5000 points, and destroy all enemy units positioned at Sector C. The planes will appear near the "off course" line, north of the map. Plane : MiG-29A Iris Difficulty : Ace Ace Style : Knight Description : Score at least 5000 points, and destroy all enemy units positioned at Sector D. (Where the ACC facility is) The plane will appear directly ahead. Plane : Su-32 Mumie Difficulty : Ace Ace Style : All Description : Destroy all enemy units/facilities positioned at Sector B. (Where the ramparts are) The plane will appear further north of the said sector. ============================================================================ Mission 08 ============================================================================ Plane : EA-6B Artist Difficulty : Mission 8A - Normal Description : Destroy Belka's defense line with 15-16 minutes remaining on the clock. The plane should appear as you try to exit combat airspace. Plane : F-1A Biene Difficulty : Mission 8A - Normal Description : Appears as you try to exit combat airspace. Plane : F-2A Strom Difficulty : Mission 8A - Ace Description : Appears as you try to exit combat airspace. Plane : J-35J Zugvogel Difficulty : Mission 8B - Normal Ace Style : Appears as you try to exit combat airspace. Plane : F-20A Falter Difficulty : Mission 8B - Normal Description : Destroy the Belkan base with 15-16 minutes remaining on the clock. The plane should appear as you try to exit combat airspace. Plane : JAS-39C Quelle Difficulty : Mission 8B - Ace Description : Appears as you try to exit combat airspace. Plane : MiG-29A Flamingo Difficulty : Mission 8C - Normal Ace Style : Appears as you try to exit combat airspace. Plane : F/A-18C Kolibri Difficulty : Mission 8C - Normal Ace Style : Take out Belkan air units with 15-16 minutes left on the clock. The plane should appear as you try to exit combat airspace. Plane : Typhoon Woge Difficulty : Mission 8C - Ace Ace Style : Appears as you try to exit combat airspace. ============================================================================ Mission 09 ============================================================================ Plane : F-2A Roller Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Mercenary Description : Appears once all 4 jamming facilities are destroyed. Plane : F-15S/MTD Habicht Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Soldier Description : Appears once all 4 jamming facilities are destroyed. Plane : X-29A Fliege Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Knight Description : Appears once all 4 jamming facilities are destroyed. Plane : SR-71 Rabe Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : All Description : Appears once all 4 jamming facilities are destroyed. Its the one that's heading south. Plane : EA-6B Bergnebel Difficulty : Ace Ace Style : All Description : Appears once all 4 Power Generators are destroyed. I recommend taking out Excalibur's cannon first before going for the generators, since you won't be able to see the laser's trajectory on the radar once the jamming starts. ============================================================================ Mission 10 ============================================================================ Plane : MiG-21Bis Huckebein Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Mercenary Description : Keep flying towards the direction your plane is facing, once the mission updates and you should meet up with him. Plane : Su-47 Nachtigall Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Mercenary Description : Mixed in among the planes that appear with the Schwarze Squadron after Mission Update. Plane : MiG-29A GrauWespe 1-4 Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Mercenary Description : Appears after Mission Update. Plane : Su-47 Grabacr Difficulty : Ace Ace Style : Mercenary Description : Flying alongside Huckebein a few minutes after the mission updates. You must shoot down Su-47 Nachtigall to make this plane spawn. Appears at the southeast sector on the map. Plane : F/A-22A Bergvogel Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Soldier Description : Appears after Mission Update. Plane : Su-27 GrauKater & GrauKatze Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Soldier Description : Seen flying alongside each other after Mission Update. Plane : F-15S/MTD Ofnir Difficulty : Ace Ace Style : Soldier Description : Mixed in among the planes that appear after Mission Update. Plane : Rafale M GrauOrce 1-2 Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Knight Description : Appears after Mission Update. Plane : Mirage 2000D Bergtaube Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Knight Description : Appears after Mission Update. Plane : Su-37 Reiher Difficulty : Ace Ace Style : Knight Description : Appears after Mission Update. This ace is also believed to be Yellow 13 from AC4. ============================================================================ Mission 11 ============================================================================ Plane : Su-32 Pfau Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Mercenary Plane : F-117 Schauer Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Soldier Plane : A-10A Pelikan Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Knight Plane : EA-18G Wolkenwand Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : All Plane : F-5E Sternchen Difficulty : Ace Ace Style : All ============================================================================ Mission 12 ============================================================================ Plane : F-35C Spatz Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Mercenary Description : Destroy all the bombers. Appears with the TGT Su-27s at the latter part of the mission. Plane : Su-27 Lynx 1 & 2 Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Soldier Description : Destroy all the bombers. Appears with the TGT Su-27s at the latter part of the mission. Plane : EA-18G Nebelbank Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Knight Description : Destroy all the bombers. Appears with the TGT Su-27s at the latter part of the mission. Plane : Su-37 Trombe Difficulty : Ace Ace Style : All Description : Mixed in among the first wave of bombers and escort fighters. ============================================================================ Mission 13 ============================================================================ +---------------------------------+ | | | X (sec.5) | - Sector 1: Tank defense line. | | | | - Sector 2: Flak Gun defense line. | X (sec.4) | | | - Sector 3: Anti-air defense system. | | | X (sec.2) | - Sector 4: Main facility | X (sec.3) | | | - Sector 5: Armored vehicle defense | X (sec.1) | | | | | | X (starting point) | +---------------------------------+ Plane : MiG-31 Riese Difficulty : Ace Ace Style : Mercenary Description : Score at least 10,000 points, destroying 3 MiG-21Bis, and 1 MiG-31 squadrons spread around the area in the process. He'll appear at the sector you're closest to once these conditions are accomplished. Plane : F-15E Beo Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : All Description : Destroy some enemy units at sector 5 to make him spawn. Plane : F-15C Mondlicht Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : All Description : Destroy some enemy units at sector 1, until a group of SAM sites appear. The plane should show up with those. Plane : YF-23A Grani Difficulty : Easy Ace Style : All Description : Destroy all enemy units at sector 3 to make him spawn. Plane : F-117A Schatten Difficulty : Ace Ace Style : Knight Description : It appears at the southeast end of the map, very close to the "off course" line at the beginning of the mission. Fly east to intercept. ============================================================================ Mission 14 ============================================================================ Plane : TND Gr.4 Weihe Difficulty : Mission 4A -- Normal Plane : JAS-39C Messer 1-2 Difficulty : Mission 14A -- Expert Plane : Rafale M Kranich Difficulty : Mission 14A -- Ace Plane : F-4E Lanze Difficulty : Mission 14B -- Normal Plane : F-15E Albatros Difficulty : Mission 14B -- Expert Description : Appears once all ground targets are destroyed. Plane : F/A-22A Adler Difficulty : Mission 14B -- Ace Plane : MiG-21Bis Eisente Difficulty : Mission 14C -- Normal Description : Destroy 2 F-14Ds, 1 MiG-31, 1 EA-6B & 1 F-15C. Be sure to leave the E-767 alone. Plane : Su-32 Feinheit Difficulty : Mission 14C -- Expert Plane : YF-23A Lilie Difficulty : Mission 14C -- Ace ============================================================================ Mission 15 ============================================================================ Plane : F-2A Eisvogel 1-2 Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Mercenary Description : Appears after Espada Squadron has been shot down. Plane : Su-32 Suerte 1-2 Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Soldier Description : Appears after Espada Squadron has been shot down. Plane : F-16C Komyeta 1-2 Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Knight Description : Appears after Espada Squadron has been shot down. Plane : B-2A Vulkan & Felsen Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : All Description : Appears after Espada Squadron has been shot down. ============================================================================ Mission 17 ============================================================================ Plane : F-35C Turm Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : All Description : Flies in from the north a few minutes after you reach the dam. Plane : X-29A Bauer Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : All Description : He's in the tunnel. When you destroy at least 1 out of the 3 V2 control devices. Plane : F/A-22A Ritter Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : All Description : Destroy at least 2 planes at the canyon. Appears at the west side of the dam. Plane : YF-23A Slon Difficulty : Expert Ace Style : Mercenary Description : Located south of the dam. Plane : Typhoon Pyoshka Difficulty : Normal Ace Style : Soldier Description : Located south of the dam. Plane : F-14D Kon Difficulty : Ace Ace Style : Knight Description : Located south of the dam. Plane : EA-18G Springer Difficulty : Ace Ace Style : All Description : Appears when you get to the third bridge at the ravine. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= SPECIAL WEAPONS [03f] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= ============================================================================ AIR TO GROUND ============================================================================ Weapon : BDSP -- Bomblet Dispenser Stats : Air-to-Ground, Spread Bomb Description : The bomblets can hit a cluster of targets lined up in a straight line along your flight path. Weapon : FAEB -- Fuel Air Explosive Bomb Stats : Air-to-Ground, Spread Bomb Description : This bomb is capable of taking out nearly every target around its impact point. Weapon : GPB -- Guided Penetration Bomb Stats : Air-to-Ground, Homing, Spread Bomb Description : Has much smaller blast radius compared to unguided bombs, but the lock-on feature makes sure you hit your intended target. Weapon : LAGM -- Long-Range Air-to-Ground Missile Stats : Air-to-Ground, Homing, Multi TGT Description : Simultaneous targeting of up to 4 ground targets. Has better lock on range than the XAGM. Weapon : LASM -- Long-Range Air-to-Surface Missile Stats : Air-to-Ground, Homing Description : Highly effective against ships, as well as larger ground targets. Weapon : NPB -- Napalm Bomb Stats : Air-to-Ground, Spread Bomb Description : Large fireballs incinrate smaller targets in a straight line on impact. Fairly useless against tougher targets. Weapon : RCL -- Rocket Launcher Stats : Air-to-Ground, Spread Bomb Description : Effective against a cluster of smaller targets. Weapon : SFFS -- Self Forging Fragment Submunitions Stats : Air-to-Ground, Spread Bomb Description : This weapon splits into several pieces before hitting a target to cover a wide area. Weapon : SOD -- Stand-Off Dispenser Stats : Air-to-Ground, Homing, Spread Bomb Description : Just another bomblet dispenser, but with a lock-on feature. Weapon : UGB -- Unguided Bomb Stats : Air-to-Ground, Spread Bomb Description : Blast radius covers a wide area. Weapon : UGBL -- Unguided Bomb Large Stats : Air-to-Ground, Spread Bomb Description : Has a much wider blast radius than the UGB, thus making it more effective. Weapon : XAGM -- Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Ground Missile Stats : Air-to-Ground, Homing, Multi TGT Description : Simultaneous targeting of up to 4 ground targets. Has shorter lock-on range than the LAGM. ============================================================================ AIR TO AIR ============================================================================ Weapon : QAAM -- Quick Maneuver Air-to-Air Missile Stats : Air-to-Air, Homing Description : Has the same lock-on range as a regular missile, but more persistent in pursuing a target. AC4's version of this missile is still better. Weapon : SAAM -- Semi-Active Air-to-Air Missile Stats : Air-to-Air, Homing Description : Keep the target within the circle to have the missile track it down. Weapon : XLAA -- Advanced Long-Range Air-to-Air Missile Stats : Air-to-Air, Homing, Multi TGT Description : Simultaneous targeting of up to 4 aircrafts. The range of this missile makes it a very effective weapon from afar, but doesn't do much good in close range combat. Weapon : XMAA -- Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile Stats : Air-to-Air, Homing, Multi TGT Description : The same as the XLAA, but with a shorter lock-on range. ============================================================================ SPECIAL ============================================================================ Weapon : ECMP -- Electronic Countermeasure Pod Stats : -- Description : Fire one of these pods to make a missile lose track of your plane. Weapon : MPBM -- Multi-Purpose Burst Missile Stats : Air-to-Air, Air-to-Ground, Homing, Spread Bomb Description : Has a slightly shorter lock-on range than the XLAA. Its QAAM-like qualities make it a very effective weapon. Explodes in 3 bursts upon impacting a target. Its fair size blast radius destroys most of the units nearby. You have to wait about 4 seconds before you can fire again, after each shot. Weapon : TLS -- Tactical Laser System Stats : Air-to-Air, Air-to-Ground Description : The laser destroys all sorts of targets along its path, regardless of size. This weapon also has the longest range, but must be aimed manually. The Falken's laser lasts about 7 seconds, and 3 for the Morgan. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= ASSAULT RECORD [03g] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= All the "Named" planes you've shot down are added to your Assault Record. Note that there are often more than one of such planes to be found in each mission. (The most I've seen so far is 5.) Most of these minor aces can be found by playing normal mode, in different ace styles. Some only appear on higher difficulties, such as Expert or Ace. +==============================+===========================================+ | | 000: F-5E Tiger | | | 001: J35J Blitz | | Mission One | 002: F-4E Dryade | | | 003: F-117A Regen | | | 004: XB-70 Wal | +==============================+===========================================+ | | 005: MiG-21 bis Glueck | | | 006: F-1A Kritiker | | Mission Two | 007: A-10A Storch | | | 008: Mirage 2000D Wuerfel | | | 009: F-15E Harpune | +==============================+===========================================+ | | 010-013: Typhoon Rot 1-4 | | | 014: X-29 Tausend | | Mission Three | 015-018: F/A-18C Grun 1-4 | | | 019-020: TND Gr.4 Graufalk 1-2 | | | 021-024: JAS-39C Indigo 1-4 | | | 025: F-16XL Amsel | +==============================+===========================================+ | | 026: F/A-18C Bachstelze | | | 027-028: F-5E Gabel 1-2 | | | 029: F-35C Moewe | | | 030: F-15C Elch | | Mission Four | 031-032: Mirage 2000D Schakal 1-2 | | | 033: X-29A Hundert | | | 034: F-1A Wetterhahn | | | 035: TND Gr.4 Absender | | | 036-037: Su-27 Postler 1-2 | +==============================+===========================================+ | | 038: A-10A Fischer | | | 039: F-16C Trinker | | | 040: F-16XL Dichter | | Mission Five | 041: F-2A Spieler | | | 042: F-20A Anwalt | | | 043: MiG-31 Schwan | +==============================+===========================================+ | | 044-045: Su-37 Gelb 1-2 | | | 046: F-15C Ibis | | Mission Six | 047: EA-18G Wolkenmeer | | | 048: F-14D Wildgans | | | 049: F-15S/MTD Wuerger | +==============================+===========================================+ | | 050: F-117A Spuk | | | 051-052: F-20A Vampir 1-2 | | Mission Seven | 053: MiG-29A Iris | | | 054: Su-32 Mumie | +==============================+===========================================+ | | 055: EA-6B Artist | | | 056: F-1A Biene | | | 057: F-2A Strom | | | 058: J35J Zugvogel | | | 059: F-20A Falter | | Mission Eight | 060: JAS-39C Quelle | | | 061: MiG-29A Flamingo | | | 062: F/A-18C Kolibri | | | 063: Typhoon Woge | +==============================+===========================================+ | | 064: F-2A Roller | | | 065: F-15S/MTD Habicht | | Mission Nine | 066: X-29 Fliege | | | 067: SR-71 Rabe | | | 068: EA-6B Bergnebel | +==============================+===========================================+ | | 069-076: MiG-31 Schwarze 1-8 | | | 077: MiG-21 Bis Huckebein | | | 078: Su-47 Nachtigall | | | 079-082: MiG-29A GrauWespe 1-4 | | | 083: Su-47 Grabacr | | | 084-087: F-14D Schnee 1-4 | | | 088: EA-6B Schnee 5 | | | 089: F/A-22A Bergvogel | | Mission Ten | 090: Su-27 GrauKater | | | 091: Su-27 GrauKatze | | | 092: F-15S/MTD Ofnir | | | 093: F-4E Silber 1 | | | 094-097: F-16C Silber 2-5 | | | 098-099: Rafale M GrauOrce 1-2 | | | 100: Mirage 2000D Bergtaube | | | 101: Su-37 Reiher | +==============================+===========================================+ | | 102: Su-32 Pfau | | | 103: F-117A Schauer | | Mission Eleven | 104: A-10A Pelikan | | | 105: EA-18G Wolkenwand | | | 106: F-5E Sternchen | +==============================+===========================================+ | | 107: F-35C Spatz | | | 108-109: Su-27 Lynx 1-2 | | Mission Twelve | 110: EA-18G Nebelbank | | | 111: Su-37 Trombe | +==============================+===========================================+ | | 112: MiG-31 Riese | | | 113: F-15E Beo | | Mission Thirteen | 114: F-15C Mondlicht | | | 115: YF-23A Grani | | | 116: F-117A Schatten | +==============================+===========================================+ | | 117: TND Gr.4 Weihe | | | 118-119: JAS-39C Messer 1-2 | | | 120: Rafale M Kranich | | | 121: F-4E Lanze | | Mission Fourteen | 122: F-15E Albatros | | | 123: F-22A Adler | | | 124: MiG-21 Bis Eisente | | | 125: Su-32 Feinheit | | | 126: YF-23A Lilie | +==============================+===========================================+ | | 127: Rafale M Espada 2 | | | 128: J35J Espada 1 | | | 129-130: F-2A Eisvogel 1-2 | | Mission Fifteen | 131-132: Su-32 Suerte 1-2 | | | 133-134: F-16C Komyeta 1-2 | | | 135: B-2A Vulkan | | | 136: B-2A Felsen | +==============================+===========================================+ | | 137-144: F-15S/MTD Sorcerer 1-8 | | | 145-152: Su-47 Gault 1-8 | | Mission Sixteen | 153-156: YF-23A Wizard 1-4 | | | 157-160: F-16XL Wizard 5-8 | +==============================+===========================================+ | | 161: F-35C Turm | | | 162: X-29A Bauer | | | 163: F/A-22A Ritter | | Mission Seventeen | 164: YF-23A Slon | | | 165: Typhoon Pyoshka | | | 166: F-14D Kon | | | 167: EA-18G Springer | +==============================+===========================================+ | Mission Eighteen | 168: ADFX-02 Pixy | +==============================+===========================================+ ============================================================================ IV. EXTRA [04] ============================================================================ -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS [04a] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: I can't seem to get the style meter to point at the center of the gauge... Any suggestions? A: The best way to do this is to balance the amount of targets you destroy. The yellow targets are the ones that affect your records the most. (Especially neutral facilites) If the meter starts leaning more towards the "Knight" side of the gauge, then start destroying yellow targets. If its leaning more towards the "Mercenary" side, spare the yellow targets. Also, destroying about half of the total amount of neutral targets in missions, moves the meter approximately 1 or 2 notches to the left, while sparing half would move it about a couple of notches to the right. Green targets have little, and sometimes no effect on the meter's movement. So you only have until Mission 14 to get the meter to point where you want it to. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: Do I get any reward if I get "S" rank in all the missions on Ace Mode? A: Not really. You'll just receive a short message from Pops, along with a new save icon. (F-15E with Pixy's paint scheme.) The hangar will also be decorated with Ustio's and Galm's flags. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: What are the symbols displayed under the name of a plane for? A: Those represent the total kill tally of a plane. - 1 Pacman figure = 100 kills - 1 Ghost = 10 kills - 1 Pellet = 1 kill ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: Can I obtain the SP colors for the Falken, Morgan, & Wyvern through Free Mission? A: No. You only get those colors by completing Campaign Mode. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: I don't have the "Expert" & "Ace" difficulty options in my game. Why? A: You have to clear "Hard" difficulty to unlock "Expert", then clear "Expert" to unlock "Ace". Note that this only works on campaign mode. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= CREDITS [04b] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= - Thanks to leon venn for the various contributions to this guide. - Thanks to noorakmal for the F-117A color scheme info. - Thanks to Rodrigo Serra for the info on planes 31-32. - Thanks to yellow26 from the GameFAQs AC:0 message board for the S rank info. - Thanks to Casyle for the corrections on some ace locations.</p>