..... today, for the first time, on the d path. I though that since that would be the hardest path, you would have to come up against some Falkens or something....... =( .... Well, at least I got to fight the X-02....... I didn't know that it was an unmanned fighter though.
Congratulations. But I think the toughest mission is the one before the last. I used to think the C-5s were invincible: they can be shot down, but it takes about a dozen hits to do it. The second will spawn after the first goes down.
Arcade Mode was not offered in later versions of Ace Combat. I hope they bring it back in Ace Combat Joint Assault (releasing on the PSP in just a couple of weeks) or Ace Combat: Assault Horizons (releasing on consoles sometime next year).