Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War
Hidden Aircraft FAQ
Version 1.0 final
Copyright 2004 ShibuyaYakuza
Email: harajukuyakuza@yahoo.com
Latest Update: November 24, 2004

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Version History
1.0 final (Nov 24, 2004)
General user requested corrections.
Aircraft Family Evolution added.
Falken coordinates added.
X-02 requirements clarified.
Branch planes revised.
Medals requirements added.

0.4 (Nov 9, 2004)
X-02 additional requirement added.
F22A unlock procedure confirmed.
FALKEN explanation revised.
Named Planes details revised.
Plane list nicknames revised.
General minor revisions.

0.3 (Nov 8, 2004)
FAQ major text formatting problem fixed.
Branch-specific plane details added.
Named planes intro description revised.

0.2 (Nov 7, 2004)
FALKEN parts details revised.
F22A details revised.
X-02 details revised.
Named Planes descriptions revised.
Plane list reference data added.

0.1 (October 27, 2004)
First version.

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INTRO

Some of the hidden aircrafts can only be accessible after clearing the game.
Information is based on my experience in addition to Japanese AC5 online 
resources and players on GameFAQs. This FAQ pertains primarily to the JP 
version of Ace Combat 5. Content presented here contains information from
players, none of it is official from Namco, so please only use this FAQ as 
a basic guideline because it may contain inaccurate information.

Thanks so much for everyone's feedback, much of this update reflects
changes requested by users and overall clarification of confusing parts.
This version should more or less cover everything it is meant to cover,
unless there are substantial errors or new discoveries, this is the final
version of this FAQ and no further update is planned except for the Branch
Mission planes. If you have verified information regarding which mission(s) 
unlock the F22A and YF23, please indicate it in the title of the email. 

Ever since this FAQ went up, my email account has been bombarded with endless 
spam and viruses, so please be patient if you have a legitimate question or 
suggestion, I will try my best to get back to you eventually once I sort 
through all the junk.  Unfortunately, I can only support this FAQ until the 
end of this year (2004), at which point my email account will probably have 
become totally unusable due to spam.   

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AIRCRAFT FAMILY EVOLUTION

A lot of players have emailed me about this, so I decided to put this in
the FAQ for easy reference.

Most of the basic planes can be "evolved" into advanced models.  In order
to do this, you need to fill up the "kill bar" under the basic plane. Not
all planes can be evolved, the ones that can will have an empty bar when
you first buy it and the more you kill, the more the bar fills up. The 
planes that cannot be evolved will already have a full bar when you buy
it. You can also verify this in the shop, the planes that can be evolved 
will have empty boxes labeled with their evolved models. 

Basically, to evolve a plane, simply use that plane to destroy as many 
enemies as you can until the bar is full, this is obviously easiest to do 
in Free Mission mode on missions that have a lot of easy kills.  Once the 
bar is full and you finish the mission, the game will tell you that new 
models have been unlocked and they can be purchased from the shop.  
You need to have a campaign open with the shop available in order to 
buy the plane(s).  

Please see LIST OF PLANE DATA below for model listing.

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FALKEN

In order to assemble the FALKEN, you need to collect 5 parts of the plane.  
Any difficulty level is OK.  The coordinates given are based on a 8 X 8 
grid of the game map. X and Y coordinates start from the top left corner
grid as homepoint going right and down. For example, top left grid would 
be (X1,Y1). Third box from the left, fourth box from the top would be 
(X3, Y4), and so on.

The parts are located at:

Mission 12A
Fly towards the Northeast from the starting point along the river, when you 
are near the hangar it will appear on radar.  Where the river branches 3 
ways, the hangar is located on the south bank of the Eastern branch.
Coordinate: (X6, Y5) bottom right corner of grid.

Mission 12B
Among the ground facilities after you destroyed all the radars. The hangar
is not easily identifiable, bomb all the ground targets.

Coordinate: (X2, Y5) top middle area of grid.

Mission 16A
Destroy the hangar in the middle Northwest part of the map near the command 
center and airport.

Coordinate: (X3, Y2) near bottom left area of grid.

Mission 16B
Destroy the warehouse in the Northwest near the top branch of the river.

Coordinate: (X3, Y4) left side of grid.

Mission 27
In the area where the enemy facilities are concentrated.  Located at a 
left-turning bend.  You should have more than enough time to clear all the 
ground targets before the tunnel opens even during the first time through 
the game, its easiest to just destroy all the ground objects you can target 
before engaging the planes.  If you have not cleared the game, it is 
recommended that you get the part your first time through because after
you acquire the part, you still need to fly through a very annoying tunnel 
to complete the mission, with high potential to mess up towards the end -
this is not one of the missions you want to do over and over again.

Coordinate: (X4, Y6) near middle of grid.

Clearing Expert Mode with the FALKEN will unlock its SP color.

Note.
An easy strategy to get the parts: 

FALKEN parts can be acquired in any difficulty level, so enter the mission
in VERY EASY mode to give yourself 99 missiles and full special attack
capabilities. Follow the FAQ's directions to the approximate designated area, 
destroy ALL ground targets and you will be sure to get the part.  If time 
allows, destroy all ground targets on the entire map, it shouldn't pose much 
of a problem in Very Easy, except clearing the tunnel in M27.

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X-02

Becomes available once you bought all aircraft types except for the Falken. 
Whether you have the Falken in stock or not will not affect your unlocking 
the X-02.
 
Note: You will need to clear the game once, then go through the coin-flip 
branch missions in Free Mode you didn't do the first time to acquire the 
missing stock planes. Once you have all the planes in your inventory, play 
through one mission in Normal or above (any mission in Free Mode OK) to 
unlock it in the shop. Rank S is not necessary.  

With the X-02 in possession, playing through a Hard campaign will unlock
its 2nd color, playing through Expert will unlock its 3rd.

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F22A

Apart from automatically appearing as the story progresses, there is another 
way to get the F22A earlier on in the game.

- Start Arcade Mode, clear 1 stage, save your data, quit Arcade Mode, go into 
Campaign mode and the F22A will become available in the shop. 

Clearing Arcade Mode will unlock the F22A's SP color.

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BRANCH SPECIFIC PLANES

The first time you play through the game, you will not be able to get the
full list of aircraft available in the game because some of the missions
have branches and you can only do one or the other (heads and tails missions).
Except for the Falken and the X-02, most of the the other planes are 
automatically unlocked through story progression.  Here are the planes that 
each branch mission makes available to you.  After you have cleared the game
once, you can just get all of them in Free Mission mode.

MISSION PLANE
12A F-15C
12B SU-27
16A Typhoon
16B Rafale M
??? F22A
??? YF23

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MEDALS

GOLD ANCHOR 
M3, protect the fleet, must not lose a single ship.

LIGHTNING HAMMER
M9, successsfully protect ground troops.

BRONZE SHOOTER
Destroy 5 planes using machine gun only.

SILVER SHOOTER
Destroy 15 planes using machine gun only.

GOLD SHOOTER
Destroy 50 planes using machine gun only.

DESERT EAGLE
Clear M16A or M16B.

GRAND FALCON
Shoot down all named aircrafts.
See list below for locations.

BRONZE ACE
Destroy 200 planes.

SILVER ACE
Destroy 500 planes.

GOLD ACE
Destroy 1000 planes.

GUARDIAN
Provide cover and save wing plane more than 10 times.

NEEDLE'S EYE
Get Perfect on all landing and refueling missions.
Can do in Free Mode.

BRONZE WING
Normal Mode all Rank S.

SILVER WING
Hard Mode all Rank S.

GOLD WING
Expert mode all Rank S.

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NAMED AIRCRAFT LIST

Must have cleared campaign mode and play in NORMAL difficulty or above.
Accessible in Free Mission. Shoot down all Named Aircraft to unlock 
additional colors and to acquire the "Grand Falcon" medal.

Mission Number
Aircraft Model
Name of Aircraft
Conditions

1
HAWK
GIGANTOR
Shoot down 12 planes and it will appear with a MIG-21 in the 3rd wave of 
planes towards the back of the squadron.

3
F-14D
ZIPANG
Shoot down the MIR-2000 and the 4 F-4E's in the 2nd stage (at sea).
Appears behind you in the Northeast area before the fleet escapes.

4
F-4G
MINDRIPPER
Destroy the first 2 F-4E and the B1-B, it will appear behind you.

6
MIR-2000D
ZAHARADA
Shoot down the 2 F-16C at the left in front of you.
Shoot down the2 F-20A that appears after. 
The Zaharada will appear in front of you.

10
EA-6B
DUNE
Destroy any 6 TGT's, after communication with 8492 squadron, DUNE will
appear in the Southeast area of the map. 

15
X-29A
DAREDEVIL
Appears in the Northwest after you find Nagase and shoot down the E-767.

16A
MiG-31M
COSM
Within the enemy squadron after Mission Update.

16B
EA-18G
ABELCAIN
After the long-range missile squadron and battleships appear, go to the 
Western middle part of the map.  Destroy the oil facilities and the airport.

17
FB-22
PROTEUS
Within the enemy squadron south of the stadium after Chopper dies.

18
F-2A
CYPHER
Will fly in from North of the Fortress. Note: if you destroy the ground 
enemies too quickly, it may not appear.

18+
TND-ECR
TWICE DEAD
Shoot down 2 E-767 and around 11 other enemy planes.  It will appear in the 
Southeast area of the map.

23
MiG-21-93
SWORDKILL
Destroy 20+ enemies, when there are only about 5 or so left, Swordkill will 
appear around where you started the mission.

25
YA-10B
DISTANTTHUNDER
After mission update when the enemy air fleet appears, Distant Thunder will 
appear at where you started the mission.

26
RAFALE B
DECODER
After shooting down 2 SU-27, 2 SU-32, and 2 TYPHOON, it will appear around 
the middle of the mission in the West.

27
Su-37
YELLOW
Within the 2nd wave of enemy planes flying towards you in the tunnel.  

27+
MiG1.44
REPLICATOR
After SOLG appears, destroy the 2 Belkan squadrons, then go towards where you 
started the mission in the Eastern middle area of the map.

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LIST OF PLANE DATA

The list is organized into plane model families and their evolution ladders 
in the game.

F-5E Tiger II
SPD 62 MOB 32 STB 60 DEF 43 AIR 22 GRD 47 MSL 52 UGB 12
- F-20A Tigershark
SPD 73 MOB 43 STB 60 DEF 46 AIR 60 GRD 25 MSL 60 SAAM 10
- X-29A
SPD 73 MOB 71 STB 47 DEF 49 AIR 76 GRD 40 MSL 60 QAAM 10

MiG-21bis Fishbed
SPD 73 MOB 35 STB 29 DEF 42 AIR 22 GRD 47 MSL 56 RCL 08
- MIG-21-93
SPD 73 MOB 74 STB 59 DEF 63 AIR 82 GRD 46 MSL 72 QAAM 12

F-4E Phantom II
SPD 63 MOB 32 STB 46 DEF 56 AIR 25 GRD 50 MSL 62 NPB 10
- F-4G Phantom II Wild Weasel
SPD 63 MOB 25 STB 55 DEF 68 AIR 17 GRD 63 MSL 64 LAGM 10
- F-4X
SPD 83 MOB 54 STB 61 DEF 60 AIR 73 GRD 37 MSL 70 XMAA 10

A-6E Intruder
SPD 44 MOB 25 STB 51 DEF 68 AIR 15 GRD 61 MSL 60 UGBL 10
- EA-6B Prowler
SPD 49 MOB 54 STB 60 DEF 60 AIR 50 GRD 55 MSL 66 ECMP 05

F-16C Fighting Falcon
SPD 73 MOB 44 STB 46 DEF 46 AIR 30 GRD 55 MSL 60 UGB 14
- F-16C Block60 Fighting Falcon
SPD 73 MOB 65 STB 60 DEF 49 AIR 76 GRD 40 MSL 68 XMAA 12
- F-16XL
SPD 66 MOB 52 STB 64 DEF 61 AIR 34 GRD 80 MSL 68 XAGM 14
- F-2A Viper-Zero
SPD 63 MOB 55 STB 70 DEF 62 AIR 40 GRD 85 MSL 72 LASM 12

F/A-18C Hornet
SPD 68 MOB 44 STB 53 DEF 57 AIR 27 GRD 62 MSL 64 LASM 10
- F/A-18E Super Hornet
SPD 78 MOB 58 STB 63 DEF 61 AIR 68 GRD 43 MSL 68 XMAA 12
- EA-18G Growler
SPD 78 MOB 75 STB 74 DEF 52 AIR 65 GRD 69 MSL 74 ECMP 06

Mirage-2000
SPD 86 MOB 44 STB 31 DEF 46 AIR 59 GRD 23 MSL 60 SAAM 08
- Mirage-2000D
SPD 86 MOB 54 STB 38 DEF 59 AIR 36 GRD 60 MSL 64 UGBL 14

MiG-29A Fulcrum
SPD 73 MOB 45 STB 39 DEF 49 AIR 30 GRD 55 MSL 60 UGB 14

A-10A Thunderbolt II
SPD 39 MOB 34 STB 65 DEF 94 AIR 17 GRD 74 MSL 64 XAGM 14
- YA-10B Thunderbolt II (2-seat prototype)
SPD 39 MOB 59 STB 83 DEF 99 AIR 37 GRD 93 MSL 71 FAEB 14

F-14A Tomcat
SPD 68 MOB 46 STB 56 DEF 59 AIR 72 GRD 26 MSL 68 SAAM 10
- F-14B Bombcat
SPD 78 MOB 54 STB 61 DEF 60 AIR 47 GRD 61 MSL 70 GPB 12
- F-14D Super Tomcat
SPD 87 MOB 58 STB 64 DEF 61 AIR 81 GRD 35 MSL 72 XLAA 14

Tornado-GR.1
SPD 63 MOB 40 STB 63 DEF 90 AIR 27 GRD 73 MSL 68 BDSP 10
- Tornade-GR.4
SPD 63 MOB 51 STB 71 DEF 92 AIR 37 GRD 82 MSL 72 SOD 12
- Tornado-F3
SPD 73 MOB 59 STB 60 DEF 91 AIR 74 GRD 37 MSL 68 XMAA 10
- Tornado-ECR (Electronic Combat and Reconnaissance)
SPD 68 MOB 67 STB 69 DEF 80 AIR 59 GRD 63 MSL 70 ECMP 05

MiG-31 Foxhound
SPD 97 MOB 53 STB 49 DEF 85 AIR 77 GRD 30 MSL 70 SAAM 14
- MiG-31M Foxhound-B
SPD 97 MOB 63 STB 56 DEF 87 AIR 84 GRD 37 MSL 74 XLAA 14

F-15C Eagle
SPD 83 MOB 54 STB 61 DEF 60 AIR 73 GRD 37 MSL 70 SAAM 10
- F-15E Strike Eagle
SPD 73 MOB 55 STB 77 DEF 75 AIR 42 GRD 87 MSL 76 SFFS 14
- F-15S/MTD (Short take off and landing/Manoeuvre Technology Demonstrator)
SPD 83 MOB 89 STB 81 DEF 66 AIR 94 GRD 58 MSL 80 XMAA 14

Su-27 Flanker
SPD 73 MOB 57 STB 55 DEF 61 AIR 74 GRD 38 MSL 72 SAAM 10
- Su-32 Strike Flanker
SPD 63 MOB 67 STB 79 DEF 78 AIR 51 GRD 96 MSL 80 XAGM 16
- Su-35 Super Flanker
SPD 83 MOB 85 STB 73 DEF 66 AIR 93 GRD 56 MSL 80 XLAA 14
- Su-37 Terminator/Triplane
SPD 83 MOB 93 STB 76 DEF 66 AIR 96 GRD 59 MSL 82 QAAM 14

F-117A Nighthawk
SPD 39 MOB 38 STB 81 DEF 75 AIR 39 GRD 91 MSL 54 GPB 16

JAS-39C Gripen
SPD 78 MOB 68 STB 61 DEF 60 AIR 40 GRD 75 MSL 68 RCL 12

Typhoon
SPD 86 MOB 85 STB 69 DEF 65 AIR 91 GRD 54 MSL 78 XLAA 14

Rafale M
SPD 71 MOB 79 STB 68 DEF 63 AIR 50 GRD 84 MSL 74 LASM 14
- Rafale B
SPD 71 MOB 81 STB 70 DEF 65 AIR 51 GRD 86 MSL 76 SOD 14

F-35C JSF (Joint Strike Fighter)
SPD 68 MOB 87 STB 79 DEF 66 AIR 57 GRD 91 MSL 76 LASM 14

YF-23A Black Widow II
SPD 83 MOB 83 STB 80 DEF 66 AIR 94 GRD 58 MSL 80 QAAM 12

F/A-22A Raptor
SPD 83 MOB 88 STB 82 DEF 66 AIR 96 GRD 59 MSL 82 XMAA 16
- FB-22 CONCEPT
SPD 73 MOB 73 STB 89 DEF 78 AIR 54 GRD 99 MSL 82 SOD 18

Su-47 Berkut
SPD 83 MOB 91 STB 75 DEF 66 AIR 96 GRD 59 MSL 82 SAAM 14
- S-32
SPD 73 MOB 98 STB 64 DEF 67 AIR 97 GRD 60 MSL 82 QAAM 14

MiG-1.44 MFI (Mnogofunktsionalny Frontovoi Istrebitel)
SPD 76 MOB 96 STB 70 DEF 61 AIR 64 GRD 88 MSL 80 UGBL 18

HAWK
SPD 73 MOB 41 STB 34 DEF 42 AIR 51 GRD 16 MSL 56 QAAM 06

X-02 Wyvern
SPD 78 MOB 99 STB 90 DEF 67 AIR 94 GRD 67 MSL 84 XLAA 14

FALKEN
SPD 83 MOB 99 STB 82 DEF 67 AIR 99 GRD 93 MSL 84 TLS 14

END

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Ace Combat 5 Hidden Aircraft FAQ v.1.0 final
Copyrightę2004 ShibuyaYakuza