I can see you Hrimfaxi.
On the mission Demons of Razgriz you have to fight the Hrimfaxi. While you fight it, it will dive back into the water and pop up someplace else. Well, if you climb to an altitude of 7,000 feet or more, and you look down with the right control stick, you can see where Hrimfaxi is hiding in the water. This will give you an advantage when you need to know where it will pop up next.
Contributed By: RogueAshaman.
Mission 27 tunnel glitch.
On mission 27, "Aces", you are able to complete the level without having to traverse the entire tunnel. Here is what you do:
Play the level as normal until the tunnel is opened. Instead of flying into the entrance, fly North towards the exit of the tunnel. It should be directly North of the entrance.
Once you find it, approach it from the side so you can just barely enter the tunnel and turn back out. If done correctly, Bartlett will say"I'm right in front of you Kid. On the count of three, break right."
Once he says that, fly back to the entrance of the tunnel, and enter it. Fly through it as you normally would, but when you destroy the target inside, the cut scene of the Razgriz exiting the tunnel will start, and the level will end.
Note: You can not get the special colored aircraft inside the tunnel if you do this.
Contributed By: Colonel_Asshat.
15 Honorary Medals
Unlocking AC5: UW Medals can be done in Campaign Mode or Free Mission Mode.
Unlockable How to Unlock Bronze Ace Medal Destroy 200 enemy targets. Bronze Shooter Medal Down 5 enemy planes (cumulative) with ONLY machine gun fire from your aircraft. Bronze Wing Medal Earn 'S' Ranks on all 32 missions on "Normal" handicap. Desert Eagle Medal Aid friendlies in Missions 16A or 16B, no more than 3 can bite the dust. Gold Ace Medal Destroy 1000 enemy targets. Gold Anchor Medal Protect the Kestral and fleet in Mission 3: Narrow Margin. Gold Shooter Medal Down 50 enemy planes (cumulative) with ONLY machine gun fire from your aircraft. Gold Wing Medal Earn 'S' Ranks on all 32 missions on "Expert" handicap. Grand Falcon Medal Annihilate all 16 named planes in second play-through on "Normal" or higher handicaps. Guardian Medal Down 10 enemy aircraft who have a missile lock on your wingmen's six. Lightning Hammer Medal Protect all 8 armored tanks on ground, not even one can be destroyed. Needle's Eye Medal Get "Perfect" phrases from AWACS in all 6 landings and 2 refuelings stages. Silver Ace Medal Destroy 500 enemy targets. Silver Shooter Medal Down 15 enemy planes (cumulative) with ONLY machine gun fire from your aircraft. Silver Wing Medal Earn 'S' Ranks on all 32 missions on "Hard" handicap.
Campaign Mode Aircraft Used For Arcade Mode
Finish all 16 stages in Arcade Mode. Afterwards, Mobius 1 will be able to pilot all 53 aircraft unlocked (paint schemes included) and bought in Campaign Mode but, with limited ammunition (20 missiles, 4 special weapons).
Note: You MUST load your saved data in Campaign Mode first to be able to use the planes you own in Arcade Mode.
CG Cut Scenes Viewer
Unlockable How to Unlock GC Viewer Finish the game once
Contributed By: Leifang2000.
Extra Music Tracks
Unlockable How to Unlock Extra Music Beat Arcade Mode on any route to add 13 more tunes for a total of 64 musical scores in the Music Player.
New Save Icon
Unlockable How to Unlock New Save Icon Get 'S' Ranks on all 32 missions on "Ace" difficulty to change the memory card save icon of AC5: UW from a grayish F-14 Tomcat paint scheme to the Razgriz F-14 Tomcat paint scheme of black and red.
SP Color Schemes
All planes must be bought before obtaining color.
Can be done in Free Mission Mode.
Unlockable How to Unlock EA-18G Shoot down ABELCAIN in Mission 16B EA-6B Shoot down DUNE in Mission 10 F-14D Shoot down ZIPANG in Mission 3 F-22A Clear Arcade Mode F-2A Shoot down CYPHER in Mission 18 F-4G Shoot down MINDRIPPER in Mission 4 Falken Complete Expert difficulty with all S and/or A ranks FB-22 Shoot down PROTEUS in Mission 17 Hawk Shoot down GIGANTOR in Mission 1 MIG-1.44 Shoot down REPLICATOR in Mission 27+ MIG-21-93 Shoot down SWORDKILL in Mission 23 MIG-31M Shoot down COSM in Mission 16A MIR-2000D Shoot down ZAHARADA in Mission 6 Rafale B Shoot down DECODER in Mission 26 SU-37 Shoot down YELLOW in Mission 27 TND-ECR Shoot down TWICE DEAD in Mission 18+ X-02 Complete Hard difficulty with all S and/or A ranks X-29A Shoot down DAREDEVIL in Mission 15 YA-10B Shoot down DISTANTTHUNDER in Mission 25
Contributed By: Jaeger0079.
Unlock Expert and Ace modes
To unlock the two extra difficulty settings Expert and Ace modes, complete the campian on Normal.
Unlockable How to Unlock Expert and Ace modes Complete Normal mode
Contributed By: MRadford.
Unlock the falken
Get the mission parts from 12a,12b,16a,16b and 27a
Contributed By: Ecstacy2003.
Unlockable How to Unlock F22A Successfully complete arcade mode to unlock the F22A. X-02 Get all the other aircraft except for the Falken to unlock the X-02. YF-23A Black Widow II Destroy all 5 FALKEN hangars to unlock the YF-23A (NOTE:unlike the US and JP versions of the game,you can only unlock the YF-23A this way in EU).
Each flyable aircraft in the game has a small horizontal bar underneath the aircraft name on the aircraft selection box. This is the 'Kill Bar'. In order to get the other variants of certain aircraft that are part of a family, you'll need to fill this all the way up by destroying enemy targets. You must gain a certain amount of points (cumulative) with an aircraft in the family of the plane you want. The amount of points you need to earn will differ with each aircraft. For the stronger and better planes, you will need to earn more points to unlock it's new variant. After filling up the Kill Bar of the desired plane, the next aircraft in the aircraft family will become available for purchase at the 'Buy' screen. Kill Bars can be filled up in both Campaign and Free Mission mode.
The aircraft that are the first variants of their families are obtained by completing certain missions in the game, and will become available after completing them.
NOTE: Aircraft that have only one variant in the aircraft family (ex. MiG-29A, MiG-1.44) will have their Kill Bars already filled up when you buy them, so you do not have to fill up their Kill Bars at all. The last plane in each family will also have its Kill Bar filled up already.
Unlockable How to Unlock A-10A Thunderbolt II Complete Mission 7 A-6E Intruder Complete Mission 4 EA-18G Growler Earn 90200 points with the F/A-18E EA-6B Prowler Earn 43200 points with the A-6E EF-2000 Typhoon Complete Mission 16A F-117A Nighthawk Complete Mission 15 F-14A Tomcat Complete Mission 9 F-14B Bomcat Earn 47450 points with the F-14A F-14D Super Tomcat Earn 56250 with the F-14B F-15C Eagle Complete Mission 12A F-15E Strike Eagle Earn 95450 with the F-15C F-15S/MTD Earn 95450 with the F-15C F-16 Block60 Earn 65450 points with the F-16C F-16C Fighting Falcon Complete Mission 6 F-16XL Earn 65450 points with the F-16C F-20A Tigershark Earn 19800 points with the F-5E F-2A Earn 65450 points with the F-16C F-35C Joint Srike Fighter Complete Mission 16A F-4E Phantom II Complete Mission 3 F-4G Wild Weasel Earn 12800 points with the F-4E F-4X Earn 47450 points with the F-4G F-5E Tiger II Available from the start of the game F/A-18C Hornet Complete Mission 6 F/A-18E Super Hornet Earn 51800 points with the F/A-18C F/A-22A Raptor Complete Mission 17 FALKEN Destroy all FALKEN Hangars and complete the missions in which they appear on Normal or higher difficulty FB-22 Concept Earn 123200 points with the F/A-22A Hawk T.1A Complete Mission 19 JAS-39C Gripen Complete Mission 15 MiG 1.44 Complete Mission 25 MiG-21-93 Earn 80000 points with the MiG-21bis MiG-21bis Fishbed Complete Mission 3 MiG-29A Fulcrum Complete Mission 7 MiG-31 Foxhound Complete Mission 9 MiG-31M Earn 65450 points with the MiG-31 Mirage 2000 Complete Mission 7 Mirage 2000D Earn 35000 points with the Mirage 2000 Rafale B Earn 46000 points with the Rafale M Rafale M Complete Mission 16B SU-27 Flanker Complete Mission 12B SU-32 Earn 129050 points with the SU-47 SU-32 Strike Flanker 111800 with the SU-27 SU-35 Super Flanker 111800 with the SU-27 SU-37 Terminator 123200 with the SU-35 SU-47 Berkut Complete Mission 17 Tornado ECR Earn 56250 with the Tornado Gr.Mk.1 Tornado F3 Earn 56250 with the Tornado Gr.Mk.1 Tornado Gr.Mk.1 Complete Mission 9 Tornado Gr.Mk.4 Earn 56250 with the Tornado Gr.Mk.1 X-02 Wyvern Unlock and purchase at least one of every aircraft in the game X-29A Earn 60800 points with the F-20A YA-10B Earn 85050 points with the A-10A YF-23A Black Widow II Complete Mission 16B
Contributed By: retributiontomcat.
Pac-Man ghost in mission 16A
In mission 16A "Desert Arrow", the ground is mostly desert with lots of circular patches of green (farmland, I suppose). One patch is in the shape of a Pac-Man ghost. To find it, go to grid section 5D (upper left grid is 1A, with numbers going across and letters going down). It's in the northern middle section of the grid.
Contributed By: Lou Cyphre.
Special Commemorative Message
Upon completing every mission on the Ace Difficulty while obtaining an "S" Rank, you'll recieve a special message from the developers during your final debriefing.
Defeating the 8492nd Squadron During ''8492''
In order to obtain an "S" Rank on this mission, you must engage and destroy members of the 8492nd Squadron. Upon a first glance, this may prove difficult as these enemies use ECM almost exclusivley. In order to prevent this, destory the E-767 Jammer Aircraft accompanying the 8492nd.
The E-767 is the first enemy aircraft targeted once the 8492nd Squadron appears. Be careful to evade the initial barrage of missiles and destory the jammer. Giving your Wingmen the ATTACK Command while the facing the target is most likely easier than trying to destory the plane yourself.
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