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    Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War (PS2)                        Copyright 2004-2005
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                                -= Ace Combat 5 =-
                               ********************
                                  The Unsung War
    
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                              -= Table of Contents =-
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    1:  Introduction and Updates
    2:  Combat Strategies
    3:  Walkthrough
    4:  Aircraft Breakdown
    5:  Aircraft Specifications
    6:  Secondary Weapons
    7:  Medals
    8:  Secrets
    9:  Enemy Specifications
    10: FAQs
    11: FAQ History / Special Thanks
    
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    1.                    -= Introduction and Updates =-
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    NOTE: THIS WALKTHROUGH IS SPOILER FREE!
    
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    Updates
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         I have just finished the walkthrough (FINALLY).  I apologize to all of
    you who waited so patiently for this walkthrough.  It is finally done now
    that I am actually on break.  There are still a few touches left.  The next
    (and final?) version will include a table explaining aircraft designations,
    a few of the content sections will be switched around for more convenience
    (e.g. FAQ first), and the enemy specifications will either be finished or
    disappear entirely, depending on demand for completion of that section.
    Until then, I am humbled by your continued patronage!
    
    - Added update section
    - Mission 21: Solitaire, in depth
    - Added aircraft schematics
    - Finished medals
    - Started secrets section (in depth coming soon)
    
    Note: I have completed the game with all unlocks
    
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    Introduction
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         A couple days after purchasing Ace Combat 5 I browsed gamefaqs.com to
    look for any secrets or medals I had missed after playing a couple times
    through.  To my surprise, there was no faq for this game.  Having frequented
    many previous faqs, I figured I more or less knew what constituted a good
    faq and decided to try my own hand at making one.  Therefore, I bring you
    the first (assuming someone doesn't post right before me), most in-depth,
    and most useful guide for Ace Combat 5.  Enjoy, and as always, any questions
    and comments are welcome.
    
    ** denotes "Coming Soon"
    
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    2.                         -= Combat Strategies =-
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    Basic Techniques
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    Cone of Vulnerability: The absolute best way to take out an enemy is to fly
    directly behind him, about 300-100 ft away, entering what is called his cone
    of vulnerability.  Here you can use guns to rip him to pieces, or try your 
    hand at popping off a missile or two.
    
    Missile Technique: If you fire every time you get a lock, you'll definitely 
    empty your arsenal.  When behind the enemy, you want him to be going straight,
    and not turning at all.  All it takes is a slight juke and your missile is
    trashed.  Once you get in a lock behind him, hesistate, trying to figure out
    what his next move is gonna be.  If he starts to pull an arc, just follow the
    arc and wait for him to level out.  Once you have a level shot, THEN unleash
    with missiles.  Learning when your opponent is about to turn is crucial.
    
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    Advanced Techniques
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    Stiffarming: There are a lot of times where you're heading straight into an
    oncoming enemy jet.  This technique is known as stiffarming (so I
    affectionately call it).  To do it, you play chicken with the enemy. Fly
    straight at him, hitting afterburners.  Time his approach.  Once you get
    missile lock, wait until about a second before you become one with his
    canopy.  Once he's really close, drop a couple of missiles and pull UP, but 
    no more that 30 degrees.  The missiles should, with practice, smash straight
    into his canopy. By pulling up, you won't wind up being torn to pieces by 
    the shrapnel.  Once mastered, this is an extraordinarily effective technique.
    Also, XAAM can take out multiple oncoming enemies using this technique.
    
    Rudder Reversal: So let's say you're running away from an enemy, or following
    one and you have an enemy in your cone of vulnerability.  He's getting
    annoying, and you're dodging vulcan and missile locks left and right.
    Want to take care of him?  Get some speed up.  You want him using his 
    afterburners to chase you down.  Once you've got him closing on you with some
    speed (+700 mph), nose up about 30 degrees while slamming on the air-brakes.
    He should rocket past you.  Nose down level and slam on the afts again. Now 
    you've got him in prime missile lock right in front of you, hence the 
    reversal.
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    3.                           -= Walkthrough =-
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    Please note!  Recommended aircraft titles are NOT the same titles shared by
    the AC5 game.  A fighter is a high-maneuverability aircraft good in
    dogfighting (e.g. F-22).  The attacker is a potent bomber with high defense.
    The anti-ship attacker is a fast aircraft carrying a LASM (F/A-18).  The 
    blitzer is a high-speed, anti-aircraft fighter (think Mig-31).  A table of
    aircraft and their corresponding designations is located directly below the
    walkthrough.
    
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    Mission 1: Shorebirds
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    Recommended Aircraft: <F-5E>
    
    Objectives: Follow the lead aircraft (HTBRK ONE) closely.
                Hold your fire until further orders.
                *Destroy all indicated targets (TGT).
    
      You start off the mission flying tail for your squadron, Heartbreak 1.
    Bartlett nicknames you Kid, which you will be known for during the rest of
    the mission.  Punch your speed up a little bit to keep up with the group,
    but be careful; when Bartlett gets a read on the enemy, the squadron will
    brake and bank right.  You don't want to fly up their exhaust and have a
    quick mission end.  Follow your guys around until Thunderhead warns you of
    four incoming fighters.  Hold your fire and steer up above the first wave of
    fire from the enemy.  Bartlett countermands the hold-fire order, and your
    mission objectives update.  These four should be good dogfighting practice.
    A few more MIG bogeys will join in, but they're nothing you can't handle
    (hopefully).  Take them out and mission's over.
    
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    Mission 2: Open War
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    Recommended Aircraft: <F-5E>
    
    Objectives: Follow the lead aircraft (HTBRK ONE) closely.
                Destroy all Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
                *Destroy all indicated targets (TGT).
    
      You're stuck again flying the F-5E.  Bartlett turns you loose to wreak
    havoc on those UAVs, so AB ahead and get behind the first pair.  Try not to
    go too fast on your approach (500 mph); you'll lose time if you overshoot
    and have to circle around again.  Shoot all 4 down with missiles, and AB
    ahead to the next pair.  Rinse and repeat 4 more times.  Don't shoot/bomb
    the ship just yet.  Once you've hit the last pair, a fighter squadron will
    fly in.  Get back to the group and wait for Bartlett to give the open-fire
    order.  Make short work of the squadron and watch the cutscene.  The ship
    launches a SAM at Nagase.  Bartlett crosses to get the missile to follow his
    heat signiture instead.  It grazes his wing, and he ejects.  Thunderhead
    tells you to return to base and leave Bartlett for the rescue team.
    
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    Mission 3: Narrow Margin
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    Recommended Aircraft: <F-5E>
    
    Objectives: Protect the aircraft carrier KESTREL from enemy attack as it
    		escapes from port.
                *Protect the aircraft carrier KESTREL from enemy attack as it
    		escapes to open water.
    
      It seems that Yuktobania has declared war on Osea, launching a preeminant
    attack on Osea's naval fleet.  Thunderhead declares Edge to be the leader,
    but she declines, letting you try your hand at commands.  Captain Snow will
    shoot past you in his F-14.  Although he's not a part of your formation,
    he'll be helping you out.  First thing, tell your wingmen to disperse by
    clicking left on the D-pad twice (once to engage the order command, once
    again to assign a specific command).  Chopper will explain if you select
    "no" when he asks if you know how to give commands.  A few A-6Es will be
    easy food for your missles/guns, so get behind them and take them out. More
    will come in from the west, north, and south.  Engage and destroy.
    Basically just keep the attackers from flying over the Kestrel, and you'll
    be fine.  Once done with the attack craft, you'll be moved out to sea.
    Watch out for the incoming NIMROD bombers.  They should be your first
    priority.  Leave the F-4s to your teammates (unless  you want the extra
    points) and focus on taking out the blockade.  Your UGBs will be minimally
    effective on the fast-moving ships, so try to stick to missiles and guns.
    Try to take out the F-14 Zipano if you come across it.  Once the ships are
    all destroyed, the mission's over.
    
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    Mission 4: First Flight
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    Recommended aircraft: <F-5E>
    
    Objectives: Destroy all indicated targets (TGT).
                *Protect Grimm (ARCHER) from enemy attack as he takes off.
    
         The Yukes are bombing the runway.  Skip takeoff if you want.  I think
    they're fun, personally.  Once you're in the air, stiffarm one of the two
    F-4s in front of you.  Dogfight until you see the B1-Bs, and take them on.
    They aren't very maneuverable but they can take a beating, so sit behind
    them and gun them to take them out fast.  A nugget named Grimm will try to
    take off.  Provide air support by taking out the enemy fighters.  Take out
    any remaining bombers.  A friendly will try to land, but will get shot up by
    the Yukes.  Take out the last wave of bombers, and your done.  Grimm will
    take place of the missing Captain Bartlett.
    
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    Mission 5: Rendezvous
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    Recommended aircraft: any available fighters (see table)
    
    Objectives: Protect the 3 aircraft carriers including the KESTREL from enemy
    		attack.
    
         Three harriers will approach from 70 degrees (NE) at about 10,000
    feet.  Meet and destroy.  More will come from the ocean (W) at low
    altitude.  Then they start pouring in.  Just dogfight and kill.  At some
    point AWACS will warn you about incoming anti-ship fighters, 3 F-35s coming
    in from the east.  AB to them and take them out as quickly as possible.
    Once they're out, you'll switch to a cutscene.  A ballistic missile will
    explode in all sorts of pretty colors, taking out one of your carriers.
    Once you get control, get up to +5000 feet in altitude to avoid becoming one
    crispy critter.  The second one explodes underneath you, sinking the
    Vulture.  The Kestrel will be the only remaining carrier.  After this,
    you're done.
    
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    Mission 6: White Bird (Part I)
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    Recommended aircraft: <previous selection>
    
    Objectives: Destroy all indicated targets (TGT).
    	    Prevent the enemy (TGT) from reaching the mass driver.
    	    *Protect the mass driver from enemy fire until the SSTO launch
    		is complete.
    
         You're protecting the Arkbird, a variable orbit spaceship that's going
    to pick up a laser weapon to help Osea.  Unfortunately, the Yukes don't want
    you launching that laser, so they're going to try to attack the mass
    driver.  As soon as you start, lock on to the C-130 and destroy it
    immediately.  Otherwise it will start dropping tanks, which are much easier
    to destroy in the air than on the ground.  Your primary targets are the
    ground tanks, so taking out the C-130s will help.  Don't bother with
    anything else.  Once all the tanks are gone you get to shoot down cruise
    missiles.  Fun!  Keep close to the mass driver and shoot down any incoming
    missiles.  They're the circled enemies on your radar.  You'd be hard pressed
    to get all of them, but try to get as many as possible.  Stiffarming is a
    helpful maneuver against them.  Once the countdown is complete, the SSTO
    launches, and you can finally relax.
    
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    Mission 7: Frontline
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    Recommended aircraft: anti-ship attackers
    
    Objectives: Prevent the enemy (HOVERCRAFT, AH-64) from advancing east.
    	    Prevent the enemy fleet from firing on Sand Island.
    
         This mission is pretty simple despite the number of targets and
    occasional missile burst.  W-eave westward, taking out hovercrafts and
    helecopters as you go.  About halfway through your attack you'll be warned
    about an incoming sub missile like those that took out the carriers.  Don't
    worry about getting above the 5,000 foot floor.  Our friend the arkbird will
    be using that laser we protected last mission to blow it up.  Keep working
    on that fleet, but save a few LASMs for later.  The arkbird will take out
    the second missile, but by now the enemy's figured out what's going on.
    They launch 3 missiles simultaneously, so you're going to want to hit that
    5,000' floor altitude pretty quick.  When you hear the countdown start from
    Thunderhead, point straight up and punch it.  Watch the fireworks show (and
    the unfortunate demise of rookie pilots) before going back down and mopping
    up the last of the Yuke fleet.  Try to get them all, because once the
    Arkbird punches a hole in the Scinfaxi, they all disappear.  Once the
    Scinfaxi surfaces, use the rest of your LASM to take out the SAMs and
    launcher.  Annoyingly, the sub will keep launching those missiles, so any
    time you get a warning, don't delay in getting above the attack ceiling.  As
    tempting as it might be, don't get sucked down below 5,000 feet by enemy
    fighters.  Just hang out until the coast is clear, and resume attacking.
    After pummelling it with pretty much half of your arsenal, the Scinfaxi will
    finally explode.
    
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    Mission 8: Handful of Hope
    ----------------------------
    
    Recommended Aircraft: fighters
    Objectives:
    
         Since when are patrols ever just patrols in this game?  A transport
    plane codenamed Mother Goose 1 wants help getting through the AA field
    because they're radar system is out and their top secret status means that
    they aren't recognized as a friendly by the AA system.  Flying through the
    field is pretty easy; technically all you have to do is avoid the big
    circles.  Just keep in mind that the transport plane is a whole lot more
    sluggish than your fighter.  Go slow and use your yaw (L2, R2) to change
    direction, and you won't outmaneuver your escortee.  When you enter the
    field, choose the right path.  It will take you through a u-turn, and
    finally out the top of the field.  There's one section near the very end of
    the field that can be a little tight.  Just slip through on the right side
    and you should be fine.  Once you're out, Chopper and Grimm will meet up
    with you to help you deal with those fighters.  Engage and protect the
    Mother Goose, which seems to have everything going wrong that can go wrong
    with a plane.  The Mother Goose is going to perform an emergency landing,
    and you're going to have to take out any obstructions on the ground.  Fly
    slow and take the windmills out with missiles.  They appear gradually on
    your IFF, so don't take out the first few and think you're done.  Fly
    several passes until the plane's down.  The Ocean Air Force 8492 squadron
    will come in to pick up the cargo.
    
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    Mission 9: Lit Fuse
    ---------------------
    
    Recommended aircraft: attackers
    
    Objectives: Protect the ground forces (CO. A-D) and neutralize enemy defense
    		positions (TGT).
    
         Start off by taking out the beach batteries.  Then follow the ground
    forces and take out any bunkers that appear.  Take note that bunkers won't
    stay destroyed.  You can only supress them with your attacks.  Once you
    supress them the ground forces can take them out.  Keep pummelling bunkers,
    helecopters, howitzers, and A-10s until all bunkers are destroyed.
    
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    Mission 10: Blind Spot
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    Recommended aircraft: fighters
    
    Objectives: Destroy the target (TGT) before it escapes outside the map.
    
         Another easy mission.  Notice as you get close to the C-130s that a
    bajillion of them appear.  Look even closer and you'll notice that your IFF
    is picking up thin air as an enemy.  That would be responsible to an enemy
    E-737 jamming your radar (which is remarkably annoying when trying to use
    XMAAs).  Either take out the jammer or just pay attention as to which box
    as the plane in it.  Another wave will come in, also with jammers.  All the
    while it turns out some Osean squadron is firing on civilians where you're
    squadron is supposed to be operating.  Expect to be under full investigation
    soon.  Take out the rest of the transport and you're done.
    
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    Mission 11a: Chain Reaction
    -----------------------------
    
    Recommended Aircraft: attackers
    
    Objectives: Destroy all indicated TGTs
    
         The airport is being attacked by the enemy.  To your right there are two 
    jets.  Feel free to engage them.  Once you take out the enemy aircraft, start 
    making your way to the west.  An enemy squadron will appear there, so take 
    them out quickly.  Once they're out of the way, AB to your ally cluster at 
    the airport.  Here comes the fun.  Make a quick bombing pass over any of the 
    enemy ground targets.  Take as many out as you can.  If enemy air support gets 
    too thick, switch over to missiles and take them out.  It's basically just one 
    huge dogfight.  (The radio chatter lost a bit in translation, didn't it?)  
    Once all of the enemy is gone, you're done.  Pretty simple, isn't it?
    
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    Mission 12a: Powder Keg
    -------------------------
    
    Recommended Aircraft: anti-ship attackers (large arsenal)
    
    Objectives: Destroy all indicated TGTs
                Adjust your angle of attack when firing into a tunnel
    
         Okay, how reminiscent of AC4 is this level??  Now just give me some 
    foxholes to drop bombs in...  Anyway, this level can be hairy due to the 
    missiles being constantly fired at you from the forest.  You can't take them 
    out, so just avoid them.  It's good practice, really.  Just take out ground 
    targets, and when you shoot at the tunnels, you have to line up so you can see
    in them.  It's pretty simple, save those rockets, but even they don't seem to 
    be as accurate as SAM fired missiles.  The ground targets aren't clustered, so
     go with an anti-ship aircraft since bombs will be minimally effective.  (Is 
    it just me or does the radio chatter seem to be getting worse and worse?) A 
    million targets later, your mission will be accomplished.
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    Mission 11b: Reprisal
    -----------------------
    
    Recommended aircraft: <MIR-2000D>
    
    Objectives: Neutralize the gas.
    	    *Persue the terrorists.
    
         This is good bombing practice.  Disperse and fly around looking for
    buildings that are pluming with gas and drop a gas neutralizer on them.
    It's pretty simple.  Just avoid flying into the buildings.  If you're having
    trouble figuring out where buildings you left are, just listen to the radio
    to figure out which bank it's on.  There are 30 in all.  Once done, follow
    the terrorist truck, but don't shoot it (as tempting as it might be) because
    apparently that's not what "assisting the local authorities" means.  Instead
    just follow it around for a while until it attempts to rendezvous with a
    helecopter at Marvin Bridge.  Note that the truck drops off weapons your HUD
    recognizes on its escape route.  You now have 800 gun rounds to eleminate
    the 8 enemy helecopters that arrive.  I did it with 40.  Just avoid missiles
    and buildings and you'll be fine.
    
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    Mission 12b: Four Horsemen
    ----------------------------
    
    Recommended aircraft: attackers (anti-installation)
    
    Objectives: Synchronize your attack with your wingmen to destroy all enemy
    		radar sites.
    
         Okay, you had it easy for the past missions.  Now's where it gets a bit
    tricky.  You have to destroy one part of the enemy's radar network at the
    exact same time your teammates destroy theirs.  And you have to do it 4
    times.  Matching up the timing can be aggrivating, but I'll walk you through
    it.  At the start of the level, get some speed up and move quickly to the
    first white target on the outer ring.  That's your section of the radar
    network you need to destroy.  Don't delay or you'll fire late.  When says
    "Countdown to 30 seconds... mark" you should be close to 15,000 feet away
    from the target.  Slow up your speed to a little above neutral.  10 seconds
    you should be about 8,000 feet.  Speed up; 5, 4, 3, 2 (should be about 2,000
    feet from), And unload just after "1".  The timing doesn't have to be exact,
    but needs to be within a second of the mark.  The trick it to not bother
    with LASMs or long range bombs... just get close to get your timing more
    accurate.  Take out the neighboring control center for points, then fly to
    the next one at a pretty speedy pace.  20 seconds and you should be about
    15,000 feet away 10 seconds should be about 8,000 feet, moving around 800
    mph.  Unload at 1 from about 2,000 feet and you should be fine.  Repeat the
    same tactic for the next two.  The space between the radar stations gets
    closer, but the timing gets shorter, too, so everything should match up
    about the same.  Just make sure you don't delay at all.  That's the one
    thing that will mess you up the most.  If you do wind up going too fast just
    make some deliberate S curves to slow your approach.  Lastly, don't fly
    right on top of the green radar circle.  It can detect you.  Your teammates
    might randomly cancel the attack (why can't you do that? grr!) so don't get
    tripped up there.  Once you get the swing of things and get through the
    network, you know the drill.  Just make your primary targets those planes
    trying to take off in the back of the facility, and bomb the rest into the
    stoneage.  Once you blow up the buildings, take out the SAMs and AA guns
    inside.  Don't worry, they aren't active.
    
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    Mission 13: Demons of Razgriz
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    Recommended aircraft: anti-ship attackers
    
    Objectives: Destroy the Hrimfaxi
    
         This mission isn't too bad.  You just have one "boss" to take care of.
    AB along the riverway to the first sub and take him out with an LASM.  Keep
    ABing to the Hrimfaxi and pop off one missile.  It will dive.  Stick around
    for a second and the restock sub will surface for an easy kill.  AB to the
    closest sub and try to take it out before a cutscene takes over.  Once the
    Hrimfaxi surfaces again, you'll be repositioned above it in the air.  Focus
    on taking out the SAMs, launcher, and AA guns, then take out the UAVs at
    leisure.  A picket sub might pop up every now and then, but destroy it quick
    because they like to stay submerged.  Basically just take bombing runs at
    the Hrimfaxi and pull up to 5000+ feet whenever it launches a missile.  Hit
    it enough and it will stay surfaced, which makes for an easy finish.
    
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    Mission 14: Ice Cage
    ----------------------
    
    Recommended aircraft: fighters
    
    Objectives: Find and destroy all targets (TGT) located throughout the map.
                *Protect the SEA GOBLIN helicopter team.
    
         Run straight until you tally ho on two bandits.  Wax them and move to
    the center of the map.  Two more pairs should appear.  They won't give you
    any trouble since they don't notice your presence.  Basically your job is to
    fly through the fog, scan the map, and eliminate any enemies you find.
    Chopper will let you know how many planes are left at some point.  All but 5
    are around the middle.  Search south and southeast for the others.  Once the
    patrols have been taken care of, AB to your insertion point where the
    helicopter team is about to run into a wall of enemy ground installations.
    Fly in a line and take them out.  Keep close to the airlift team and take
    out any newly emerging targets.  The CH-48s will touch down and pick up the
    POWs.  Nagase gets hit by a SAM and has to bail out.  The gunship escort
    protecting the CH-47s will try to pick her up, but the bad weather will
    force her to crash.  You can't do anything, so you'll just have to wait
    until next misison.
    
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    Mission 15: White Noise
    -------------------------
    
    Recommended aircraft: fighters / blitzers
    
    Objectives: Search for Nagase (EDGE) by following the distress beacon signal.
                *Protect the SEA GOBLIN helicopter team.
    
         Okay, here's how this works.  That annoying beepy thing is a locator.
    You want it to beep as high pitched as it gets (the bars on the two sides
    will get close or touch) and you want to fly in a direction that makes the
    tempo faster.  Her position changes so there's no specific bearing to
    follow.  Don't bother to engage enemy aircraft, just fly towards the
    signal.  As the tempo picks up and you get close, an E-767 will jam your
    radar.  Fly up and take it out.  Then reposition yourself to find Nagase's
    bearing (get the "cheep cheep" sound) again and fly until the beeping gets
    rediculously fast.  Once you find her she'll shout "Blaze!" and your mission
    will update.  AB over to the copter and take out the ground installations.
    Fly close to Sea Goblin, because it won't take much for it to get knocked
    out of the sky.  Provide air cover until the extraction is complete.
    
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    Mission 16a: Desert Arrow
    ---------------------------
    
    Recommended aircraft: fighters
    
    Objectives: Score at least 10000 points within the time limit
                Continue to destroy enemy forces until time runs out
    
    
         This mission will have you running back and forth between two locations.
    I suggest breaking to the left for the first run.  Shoot down aircraft here, 
    then move to the north.  Some AC-130s will appear, so shoot them down quick 
    (guns help due to their armor).  Go north and take out any fighters left up 
    there before your bombers start complaining too bitterly.  XMAAs come in real
    handy against any appearing squadrons.  Keep up the attack and you should hit
    10,000 with plenty of time to spare.  Eventually your friendly forces will 
    reach their intended targets.  The airfield and HQ will make you wish you 
    brought bombs... so beautifully clustered... *cry*.  Just watch the flak guns,
     and SAVE YOUR MISSILES.  Use them only when you really really want those 
    points.  Once the time's out, an AWACS squadron will appear.  Take out any 
    escort, the refuel plane, and the two E-767s, and you're done.
    
    
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    Mission 16b: Desert Lightning
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    Recommended aircraft: attackers
    
    Objectives: Score at least 10,000 points within the time limit
    	    Continue to destroy enemy forces until time runs out.
    
         Get a plane with plenty of ammo.  Save your secondary spread bombs for
    the installations and just use guns/missiles on the tanks.  The squadron
    command "attack" will be extremely useful.  It's plenty easy.  Once the
    timer's out you get to take on a battleship.  It's no worse than the
    submarines from before, so fly over, avoid missiles, and destroy the rest.
    
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    Mission 17: Journey Home
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    Recommended aircraft: fighters
    
    Objectives: Follow your wingmen closely
    
         Formation flying isn't as difficult as it may seem.  The game is very
    forgiving as to what it will allow.  Basically just fly straight, match your
    speed with your teammates, and keep your nose pointed on Edge.  You'll go
    up, down, up, down, roll to 90, roll to 180, roll to 270, level out (rolling
    is optional), pass the stadium, pull a half loop and level out, AB forward,
    and everyone will cross in a cool pattern over the stadium.  But of course
    this wouldn't be Ace COMBAT 5 if this was just a performance flying run.
    After the cutscene, enemies will approach.  Dogfight time!  There's no enemy
    limit, just a time limit, so have fun racking up points.  Once the F-117s
    appear, take them out before dealing with the remainder of the enemies.
    Then, well, watch for yourself.
    
    ----------------------
    Mission 18: Fortress
    ----------------------
    
    Recommended Aircraft: blitzers/anything with a large reserve
         [wicked_kustumz recommends the JAS-39C]
    
    Objectives: Protect the allied ground forces (FRND) as they storm the enemy
    fortress
    
         Personally I would advise you avoid taking attackers; you're going to
    be dealing with a lot of air attackers, and the ground targets aren't
    clustered well enough to justify having bombs as your secondary.  Stiffarm
    the first two attackers, then drop down and clear out those pillboxes lining
    the trench your ground troops are going through.  Finish up anything at the
    entrance, including the two control towers over the gate.  At some point
    they'll request to move in.  Tell them yes, and get down to the entrance and
    take out those tanks.  You can strafe them with guns before they even show
    up on your HUD if you look closely.  The SAMs on top of the bunkers might
    give you trouble, so take them out if you find your screen's red all the
    time.  Also make sure not to fly over AA guns since they'll tear you apart.
    Your primary concern should be protecting the ground troops, but try to take
    out any aircraft launching from the runway.  Once through, the ground forces
    will prompt to go outside.  Choose yes, then take out the tanks waiting
    outside the complex near the back (northern) entrance.  The control towers
    will also fire on your tanks, so take them out too.  If you run out of guns
    and missiles, you can always dummy fire your secondary weapons into
    stationary targets.  After they get through, you're done...
    
    ...Or are you?
    
    -------------------
    Mission 18+: 8492
    -------------------
    
    Recommended aircraft: <previous>
    
    Mission Objectives: Follow the 8492nd Squadron (8492)
    		    *Escape to the east
    
    Pretty simple, just follow your squadron to the refueling plane... Until you
    get attacked by an enemy squadron, and there are a shitload of them.  Duck
    immediately when your screen turns red or you'll be eating a missile warhead
    for dinner.  Don't ever worry about stiffarming incoming enemies because
    you'll just wind up flying into a wall of enemy missiles.  Just try to AB to
    the other side, ducking and weaving so you're hard to lock onto.  Keep an
    eye on your six as you fly; when the enemy starts catching up and flies
    within missile range, slam on the airbrakes and have him rocket past you,
    then light him up like a Christmas tree.  Take any risks to get east, but
    remember, speed is your friend, and missiles are your enemy.  Don't bother
    flying low into the mountains, it'll just slow you up and give you something
    to slam into when you're watching that missile riding up your exhaust.
    
    Interesting twist isn't it?
    
    --------------------------
    Mission 19: Final Option
    --------------------------
    
    Recommended aircraft: <HAWK>
    
    Objectives: Follow POPS closely.
    
         Formation flying!  Well sort of.  It's more follow the leader.  This is
    really easy if you have any flight maneuvering skills.  Pops changes his
    speed a lot, so just don't sit right on his tail unless you want to slam
    into the back of him.  As long as you stay behind Pops the enemy fighters
    won't lock onto you.  The second cave's fun.  Just don't make any sudden
    changes and you'll be fine.  Take advantage of your yaw so you don't wind up
    dropping into the ground from the lack of lift when you roll.  Oh, and watch
    the crane when you go in.  An old friend will show up at the end of the
    tunnel.  Just keep flying and watch.
    
    ---------------------------
    Mission 20: Ancient Walls
    ---------------------------
    
    Recommended aircraft: F-35C, F/A-18C, F-14C, RAFALE M
    
    Objectives: Protect the SEA GOBLIN helicopter team and the rescue squad
    		(FRND) as they retrieve the president.
    
         Given the circumstances, you'll now be stationed on the Kestrel.  You
    get to escort Sea Goblin to help extract the president from enemy
    territory.  Captain Snow, callsign SWORDSMAN, is going to be teaming up with
    your squad.  The ground targets are pretty spread out, so just use missiles
    or guns to deal with them.  Watch the tanks that come out of the front of
    the castle, since they'll have a prime spot to take out the helicopters.
    Once the troops get to the president, they'll need you to break down part of
    the wall.  Take it out, and then provide air support against the enemy
    planes.
    
    -----------------------
    Mission 21: Solitaire
    -----------------------
    
    Recommended aircraft : fighters
    
    If I had a penny for every request for this mission...
    
         You start off the mission alone and with no weaponry to speak of.  You
    have to fly through the enemy radar screen, much like the Handful of Hope
    mission.  The one difference is that at high altitudes there's no way
    through the screen.  However, if you drop down to lower altitudes (-400
    feet), the radar circles will diminish in size, allowing you room to pass
    through.  So, drop down to the river, and the first split you get to when
    the radar screen starts, take the right path.  Keep low, follow the river as
    best you can, and avoid the circles.  It's pretty easy until the very end,
    where there's a tight squeeze through the radar.  Once your through, slam on
    your airbrakes.  
    
    Before the first picture you will need to loop around while Pops does 
    his explanation.  The picture should include BOTH transport planes and the 
    mine entrance!  Take it flying north, then loop off to the left and arc 
    into a 180 degree turn.  A cutscene will flash shortly and two fighters 
    will appear on your HUD. Snap a shot of them before they take off. You
     should be lined up perfectly. Just look at my bad ASCII art diagram below.
    
                        M                       M = mine
                                                T = transport
                   __________ T [][] T []      [] = buildings n' stuff
            180-> /  ========\===============   =
                  \_______X---|---F--F-------   - = runway
                     =========|==============   =
                              |                 X = place to take pics
                              |
                              X
                           ___|
                   loop-> /   \
                          \__/|
                              |
    
    
    P= target plane
    M= mine shaft
    
    Still having problems with pictures?  Follow this checklist
    1) Do you have both planes and the mineshaft in the picture?
    2) Are you at a low enough altitude?  300 ft is good
    3) Are the objects big enough in your picture?  If they look like dots, it's
    no good.  Pretend you're one of those stalker guys who goes around 
    photographing targets... make it crisp, big, and identifiable.
    
    ---------------------
    Mission 22: Closure
    ---------------------
    
    Recommended aircraft: attackers
    Objectives: Watch for enemy forces and head to the mine
                *?
    
         You're baaaaack.  But now you get to blow everything up!  Fly down the 
    riverline and blow up all the towers and boats.  Once you get to the river 
    fork, try to take out the jets taking off on the runway.  Now just have fun 
    with the ground targets.  Save a very substantial ammo supply to take out the
    rock cliff though.  Once you get around 10 missiles, 200 guns, and 2 special,
    take out the cliff face.  Just don't fly into it.
    
    -------------------------------
    Mission 23: Ghosts of Razgriz
    -------------------------------
    
    Recommended aircraft: blitzers (SAAM)
    
    Objectives: Destroy all indicated TGTs
    
         Canyon time!  Hope you're maneuverable.  This mission is basically just 
    flying one-time-passes and shooting down helecopters.  Go around the canyon 
    and shoot everything down.  Oh, don't fly above the canyon walls either, 
    unless you want to be SAM fodder.  Keep your speed up or those enemy jets 
    will send missiles up your exhaust.  Just take a big long loop, making sure 
    to hit every target on the first run.  Once you're done, a trained enemy 
    squadron will appear.  These guys are quick, and shooting them down is like 
    trying to hit a fly with a rocket launcher.  My advice is to get them on a 
    not so curvy stretch, line them up with a SAM, and hold them in lock.  If 
    they go around a corner, so will your missile (hopefully).  Trust me, it's 
    much quicker than trying to hold inside their CV.  Take them out and the 
    mission ends.
    
    ----------------------------------
    Mission 24: White Bird (Part II)
    ----------------------------------
    
    Recommended Aircraft: blitzers
    
    Objectives: 
       
      This mission can be difficult if you're not familiar with how to deal 
    with the arkbird.  Climb to meet the arkbird after the jettison clip.  Line 
    up straight behind the arkbird, match speed, and fire a single missile at the
    underbelly.  Once they give the command to launch the vogels, drop down below
    the back of the arkbird and fire off a couple of shots at the launchers. 
    Shoot about 2 or 3 pairs of missiles, then pull up ABOVE the back of the 
    arkbird. The arkbird's laser can seemingly fire in more directions than 
    straight down. Once it goes off, drop back down and focus your fire on the 
    laser.  After a few seconds, pop back up.  There's a pattern to the laser 
    fire, so just learn it (it might take a few trial runs so don't get 
    frusterated).  Keep going up and down until you destroy it.  The UAVs might 
    cause you some problems, so keep a close eye on your radar.  If one sits in 
    right on your tail and has you in missile lock warning, slam on the brakes, 
    let it pass you, lock on, and blow it out of the sky.  If a missile is on you
    then pull up and away.  You can catch up with the arkbird after the missile 
    passes.  Since the launchers are on the front, you'll need to drop down way 
    below to get a good shot off.  The arkbird will ignite its engines, so take 
    those out next.  It'll start falling before changing course.  It will ignite
    secondary engines, SAMs, and power up a burst laser on the top.  Take out the 
    laser first again, then the SAMs, and the engines to boot.  If you get 
    nervous about your missile supply, use guns.  Just don't stay RIGHT on top of
    the arkbird.  It will plummet to about 1500 feet before switching on its 
    auxiliary engine (good lord how many engines does this thing have???)  By now
    you should be familiar with the process, and since this is the last target, 
    unload all you've got.
    
    ----------------------------
    Mission 25: Heartbreak One
    ----------------------------
    
    Recommended aircraft: fighters / multirole
    
    Objectives: Protect the vehicle (HTBRK ONE) until it reaches the airfield.
    
         You might want to take something with a low-yield bomb if you're not 
    comfortable using guns.  You'll be up against clustered ground targets and 
    eventually enemy fighters.  Follow your ground friendlies and shoot down the 
    jet that appears.  You'll be asked whether or not you want to take the 
    shorter, more heavily defended route.  If you're confident, take the shorter 
    route.  It's not necessary timewise but I found taking the shorter route all 
    three times was more than easy.  A couple of choppers will appear, so take 
    them out before the convoy reaches the checkpoint.  Loop around and knock out
    the tower and gate.  There are some howitzers on the hill so hit those next. 
    Now the fun comes.  Checkpoints galore, helecopters, and the lot pop up on 
    radar. Take everything hostile out, including the APCs trailing the convoy. 
    Just keep an eye on your friends down there and you should be square.  Get 
    them all the way to the airfield.  Juggle between AK-64s, AC-130 gunships, 
    Howitzers, APCs, and tanks until you get to the airfield.  Now your favorite 
    enemy squadron will appear.  (Why you don't want to go with an attacker flat 
    out)  There are only 4 of them, so it will be an easy victory.
    
    --------------------------
    Mission 26: Sea of Chaos
    --------------------------
    
    Recommended aircraft: anti-ship attacker, no exceptions
    
    Objectives: Destroy the enemy aircraft and enemy fleet
    
         Naval combat!  Whee.  There's an enemy flotilla about to take out yours,
    so LASM those suckers.  Remember, attack the physical boats, not the SAMs and
    stuff (unless you're point hoarding).  Hit the ones near the front first.  
    More enemy ships attack from the south, so intercept quick.  Watch the SAMs 
    and sink them all.  Only after they're down should you worry about the 
    planes.  
    
    ------------------
    Mission 27: Aces
    ------------------
    
    Recommended aircraft: fighters
    
    Objectives: Destroy all enemy positions and protect the allied forces until 
                  they capture the control facility entrance.
    
         This is it.  The moment you've been waiting for.  Don't fire at those 
    incoming aircraft!  They switch to your cause followed by more aircraft, and
    more, and more, and a chinook brigade, and an AWACS (catch the AC4 
    reference?), and the kitchen sink.  AB ahead and get ready to shoot down an 
    entire city!  Fighters and gun towers are going to lock on you like you like 
    you're the only blonde female at a frat party.  Find Hamilton in the sky and 
    try to shoot him down.  You'll just wind up disabling him, but he'll make 
    your life miserable if you don't.  Hit all the targets and your ground guys 
    will open up the tunnel entrance.  You have to fly down it and blow up the 
    nuclear mi... I mean the control system (cough* cough* Ace Combat 4 copy 
    cough*).  Hope you're good at flying straight!  I'd love to tell you to keep
    it slow, but Hamilton is going to fly in right behind your squadron.  So you
    need to be booking it unless you want to be missilebait.  Use only yaw unless
     you ABSOLUTELY have to.  Otherwise you'll be slamming up and down until you
    eventually lose control, and that's just aggrivating.  If you get a missile 
    on you, just keep flying fast.  Hit the core (2 missiles) and AB straight.  
    Break right when you see your old friend ahead.  Now all the doors are going
    to start closing so you'll have a time limit.  Watch out for the Su-47 ahead.
    Take him with missiles and FLY THROUGH HIS EXPLOSION!  He's sitting right in
    the middle of a crane, so if you deviate up, down, or left you'll be smashing
    right into it.  2 (+1 named) planes come at you, so SAAM or XMAA or whatever 
    you want to them.  Keep way low and fly through the arches (or go any way 
    around them, just know there are two of them that you don't want to hit). 
    Those doors get real close, so slam on the AB and rocket out the end!  
    
    Congratulations, you've won the war and saved the day!
     .
     .
    Psyche!
    
    -----------------------------
    Mission 27+: The Unsung War
    -----------------------------
    
    Recommended aircraft: <previous>
    
    Objectives: *
    
         Chicken Little eat your heart out.  So there's a satellite.  And it's 
    falling... onto a city.  So you have to blow it up.  Cool.  AB to the farrrrr
    corner of the map.  Now you can finally see the top speed of your aircraft. 
    Your two favorite enemy fighter squadrons appear.  You've 8 planes to engage 
    in some mindnumbing dogfighting.  Take them out fast, then get to the descent
    point.  Once you get there, stick around and fly in circles until the time 
    elapses.  Once it gets there, you have to shoot this thing down.  It's not so
    bad once you get the timing down.  Get behind it at an angle, so you're in 
    either the top left, top right, bottom left, or bottom right quadrant.  The 
    panels near the middle will shoot off and slam into your jet, so be careful! 
    Wait until you can get a clear shot on the target when those long rotating 
    propellor blade things aren't in the way.  Keep way back so those solar 
    panels won't smash you when they break off.  It takes a lot of missiles, but 
    you should have a lot of missiles.  Take out all four points, and you've won 
    the game.  Congratulations!
    
    =============================================================================
    4.                        -= Secondary Weapons =-
    =============================================================================
    
    
    SAAM: (Semi-Active Air-to-Air Missile) Air-to-air missile with high accuracy
    and long range.  Once fired, the target must be kept inside the missile's
    steering circle.
    
    XMAA: (Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile) Air-to-air missile with
    long range that can be fired at up to four air targets simultaneously.
    
    XLAA: (Advanced Long-Range Air-to-Air Missile) **
    
    QAAM: (Quick Maneuver Air-to-Air Missile) This missile's advanced guidance
    system can stay locked onto a target at your six o'clock.
    
    UGB: (Unguided Bomb) a small free-fall bomb.
    
    UGBL: (Unguided Bomb Large) a large free-fall bomb.
    
    FAEB: (Fuel Air Explosive Bomb) **
    
    RCL: (Rocket Launcer) launches multiple unguided rocket-propelled missiles
    that explode on contact, damaging nearby targets.
    
    NPB: (Napalm Bomb) An unguided free-fall bomb.  Releases and ignites
    flammable material, damaging targets in a long strip of ground along its
    direction of travel.
    
    LAGM: (Long-Range Air-to-Ground Missile) **
    
    LASM: (Long-Range Air-to-Surface Missile) An air-to surface missile with
    high power and extremely long range.  Especially effective when used in
    anti-ship attacks.
    
    XAGM: (Advanced Air-to-Ground Missile) Up to four XAGMs can lock onto and be
    fired at different ground targets simultaneously.
    
    BDSP: (Bomblet Dispenser) This weapon releases numerous bomblets from its
    body, damaging targets in a long strip of ground along its direction of
    travel.
    
    GPB: (Guided Penetracting Bomb Large) Once dropped, this bomb glides towards
    a target with a lock-on.  It has a small radius of explosion, but inflicts
    heavy damage.
    
    SFFS: (Self-Forging Fragment Submunitions) Free-fall bomb that fragments
    into numerous bits of shrapnel.  Capable of damage over a wide area if
    dropped from a sufficient height.
    
    ECMP: (Electronic Countermeasures Pod) **
    
    TLS: (Tactical Laser) **
    
    
    
    =============================================================================
    5.                        -= Aircraft Breakdown =-
    =============================================================================
    
    
    _______________________________________________________________________
    |    Fighters    |    Attackers    |    Multirole    |    Jammers     |
    |________________|_________________|_________________|________________|
    | **             |                 |                 |                |
    |                |                 |                 |                |
    |                |                 |                 |                |
    |                |                 |                 |                |
    |                |                 |                 |                |
    |                |                 |                 |                |
    |                |                 |                 |                |
    |                |                 |                 |                |
    |                |                 |                 |                |
    |                |                 |                 |                |
    |                |                 |                 |                |
    |                |                 |                 |                |
    |________________|_________________|_________________|________________|
    
    ____________________________________
    |    Antiship     |    Blitzers    |
    |_________________|________________|
    |                 | F-14D          |
    |                 | Mig-31         |
    |                 | YF-23A         |
    |                 | F/A-22         |
    |                 | SU-47          |
    |                 | F-15           |
    |_________________|________________|
    
    
    =============================================================================
    6.                     -= Aircraft Specifications =-
    =============================================================================
    
    ** - Coming soon: descriptions
    
    ====================
    F-5E - F-20A - X-29A
    ====================
    ----------------
    F-5E : Fighter
    ----------------
    
    Speed       :62  ------------
    Mobility    :32  ------
    Stability   :60  ------------
    Defense     :43  ---------
    Air to Air  :22  ----
    Air to Grnd :47  ---------
     Missile :52
     UGB     :12
    
    -------------------
    = F-20A : Fighter
    -------------------
    
    Speed       :73  ---------------
    Mobility    :43  ---------
    Stability   :60  ------------
    Defense     :46  ---------
    Air to Air  :60  ------------
    Air to Grnd :25  -----
     Missile :60
     SAAM:   :10
    
    ----------
    == X-29A
    ----------
    
    Speed       :73  ---------------
    Mobility    :47  ---------
    Stability   :71  --------------
    Defense     :49  ----------
    Air to Air  :76  ---------------
    Air to Grnd :40  --------
     Missile :60
     QAAM:   :10
    
    =====================
    MIG-21BIS - MIG-21-93
    =====================
    ---------------------
    MIG-21BIS : Fighter
    ---------------------
    Speed       :73  ---------------
    Mobility    :35  -------
    Stability   :29  ------
    Defense     :42  --------
    Air to Air  :22  ----
    Air to Grnd :47  ---------
     Missile :56
     RCL     :08
    
    -----------------------
    = MIG-21-93 : Fighter
    -----------------------
    
    Speed       :73  ---------------
    Mobility    :74  ---------------
    Stability   :59  ------------
    Defense     :63  -------------
    Air to Air  :82  ----------------
    Air to Grnd :46  ---------
     Missile :72
     QAAM    :12
    
    ==================
    F-4E - F-4G - F-4X
    ==================
    ----------------
    F-4E : Fighter
    ----------------
    
    Speed       :63  -------------
    Mobility    :32  ------
    Stability   :46  ---------
    Defense     :56  -----------
    Air to Air  :25  -----
    Air to Grnd :50  ----------
     Missile :62
     NPB     :10
    
    -------------------
    = F-4G : Attacker
    -------------------
    
    Speed       :63  -------------
    Mobility    :25  -----
    Stability   :55  -----------
    Defense     :68  --------------
    Air to Air  :17  ---
    Air to Grnd :63  -------------
     Missile :64
     LAGM    :10
    
    -------------------
    == F-4X : Fighter
    -------------------
    
    Speed       :83  -----------------
    Mobility    :54  -----------
    Stability   :61  ------------
    Defense     :60  ------------
    Air to Air  :73  ---------------
    Air to Grnd :37  -------
     Missile :70
     XMAA    :10
    
    ============
    A-6E - EA-6B
    ============
    -----------------
    A-6E : Attacker
    -----------------
    
    Speed       :44  ---------
    Mobility    :25  ----
    Stability   :41  --------
    Defense     :51  ----------
    Air to Air  :15  ---
    Air to Grnd :61  ------------
     Missile :60
     UGBL    :10
    
    ------------------
    = EA-6B : Jammer
    ------------------
    
    Speed       :49  ----------
    Mobility    :54  -----------
    Stability   :60  ------------
    Defense     :60  ------------
    Air to Air  :50  ----------
    Air to Grnd :55  -----------
     Missile :66
     ECMP    :10
    
    ========================
            - F-16C
    F-16C -{- F-16C Block 60
            - F-16XL
    ========================
    -----------------
    F-16C : Fighter
    -----------------
    
    Speed       :73  ---------------
    Mobility    :44  ---------
    Stability   :46  ---------
    Defense     :46  ---------
    Air to Air  :30  ------
    Air to Grnd :55  -----------
     Missile :60
     UGB     :14
    
    ----------------------------
    = F-16C Block 60 : Fighter
    ----------------------------
    
    Speed       :73  ---------------
    Mobility    :65  -------------
    Stability   :60  ------------
    Defense     :49  ----------
    Air to Air  :76  ---------------
    Air to Grnd :40  --------
     Missile :68
     XMAA    :12
    
    ---------------------
    = F-16XL : Attacker
    ---------------------
    
    Speed       :66  -------------
    Mobility    :52  ------
    Stability   :64  ---------
    Defense     :61  -----------
    Air to Air  :34  -----
    Air to Grnd :80  ----------
     Missile :68
     XAGM    :14
    
    -------------------
    = F-2A : Attacker
    -------------------
    Speed       :63  -------------
    Mobility    :55  -----------
    Stability   :70  --------------
    Defence     :62  ------------
    Air to Air  :40  --------
    Air to Grnd :85  -----------------
     Missile :72
     LASM    :12
    
    ---------------------
    F/A-18C : Multirole
    ---------------------
    
    Speed       :68  --------------
    Mobility    :44  ---------
    Stability   :53  -----------
    Defense     :57  -----------
    Air to Air  :27  -----
    Air to Grnd :62  ------------
     Missile :64
     LASM    :10
    
    -----------------------
    = F/A-18E : Multirole
    -----------------------
    
    Speed       :78  ----------------
    Mobility    :58  ------------
    Stability   :63  -------------
    Defense     :61  ------------
    Air to Air  :68  --------------
    Air to Grnd :43  ---------
     Missile :68
     XMAA    :12
    
    --------------------
    == EA-18G : Jammer
    --------------------
    
    Speed       :78  ----------------
    Mobility    :75  ---------------
    Stability   :74  ---------------
    Defense     :52  ----------
    Air to Air  :65  -------------
    Air to Grnd :69  --------------
     Missile :68
     XMAA    :12
    
    --------------------
    MIR-2000 : Fighter
    --------------------
    
    Speed       :86  -----------------
    Mobility    :44  ---------
    Stability   :31  ------
    Defense     :46  ---------
    Air to Air  :59  ------------
    Air to Grnd :23  -----
     Missile :60
     SAAM    :08
    
    ------------------------
    = MIR-2000D : Attacker
    ------------------------
    
    Speed       :86  -----------------
    Mobility    :54  -----------
    Stability   :38  --------
    Defense     :59  ------------
    Air to Air  :36  -------
    Air to Grnd :60  ------------
     Missile :64
     UGBL    :14
    
    -------------------
    MIG-29A : Fighter
    -------------------
    
    Speed       :73  ---------------
    Mobility    :45  ---------
    Stability   :39  --------
    Defense     :49  ----------
    Air to Air  :30  ------
    Air to Grnd :55  -----------
     Missile :60
     UGB     :14
    
    ------------------
    A-10A : Attacker
    ------------------
    
    Speed       :39  --------
    Mobility    :34  -------
    Stability   :65  -------------
    Defense     :94  -------------------
    Air to Air  :17  ---
    Air to Grnd :74  ---------------
     Missile :64
     XAGM    :14
    
    ---------------------
    = YA-10B : Attacker
    ---------------------
    
    Speed       :39  --------
    Mobility    :59  ------------
    Stability   :83  -----------------
    Defense     :99  --------------------
    Air to Air  :37  -------
    Air to Grnd :93  -------------------
     Missile :74
     FAEB    :13
    
    -----------------
    F-14A : Fighter
    -----------------
    
    Speed       :68  --------------
    Mobility    :46  ---------
    Stability   :56  -----------
    Defense     :59  ------------
    Air to Air  :72  --------------
    Air to Grnd :26  -----
     Missile :68
     SAAM    :10
    
    --------------------
    = F-14B : Attacker
    --------------------
    
    Speed       :78  ----------------
    Mobility    :54  -----------
    Stability   :61  ------------
    Defense     :60  ------------
    Air to Air  :47  ----------
    Air to Grnd :61  ------------
     Missile :70
     GPB     :12
    
    --------------------
    == F-14D : Fighter
    --------------------
    
    Speed       :87  -----------------
    Mobility    :58  ------------
    Stability   :64  -------------
    Defense     :61  ------------
    Air to Air  :81  ----------------
    Air to Grnd :35  -------
     Missile :72
     XLAA    :14
    
    ---------------------
    TND-GR 1 : Attacker
    ---------------------
    
    Speed       :63  -------------
    Mobility    :40  --------
    Stability   :63  -------------
    Defense     :90  ------------------
    Air to Air  :27  ------
    Air to Grnd :73  ---------------
     Missile :68
     BDSP    :10
    
    -----------------------
    = TND-GR 4 : Attacker
    -----------------------
    
    Speed       :63  -------------
    Mobility    :51  ----------
    Stability   :71  --------------
    Defense     :92  ------------------
    Air to Air  :37  -------
    Air to Grnd :82  ----------------
     Missile :72
     SOD     :12
    
    --------------------
    = TND F3 : Fighter
    --------------------
    Speed       :73  ---------------
    Mobility    :59  ------------
    Stability   :60  ------------
    Defense     :91  ------------------
    Air to Air  :74  ---------------
    Air to Grnd :37  -------
     Missile :68
     XMAA    :10
    
    --------------------
    = TND ECR : Jammer
    --------------------
    
    Speed       :68  --------------
    Mobility    :67  -------------
    Stability   :69  --------------
    Defense     :80  ----------------
    Air to Air  :59  ------------
    Air to Grnd :63  -------------
     Missile :70
     ECMP    :05
    
    ------------------
    MIG-31 : Fighter
    ------------------
    
    Speed       :97  --------------------
    Mobility    :53  -----------
    Stability   :49  ----------
    Defense     :85  -----------------
    Air to Air  :77  ----------------
    Air to Grnd :30  ------
     Missile :70
     SAAM    :14
    
    ---------------------
    = MIG-31M : Fighter [contributed by LAINNANAKO]
    ---------------------
    
    Speed       :97  ---------------
    Mobility    :63  -------------
    Stability   :56  -----------
    Defense     :87  -----------------
    Air to Air  :84  -----------------
    Air to Grnd :37  -------
    Missile :74
    XLAA    :14
    
    -----------------
    F-15C : Fighter
    -----------------
    
    Speed       :83  -----------------
    Mobility    :54  -----------
    Stability   :61  ------------
    Defense     :60  ------------
    Air to Air  :73  ---------------
    Air to Grnd :37  --------
     Missile :70
     SAAM    :10
    
    --------------------
    = F-15E : Attacker
    --------------------
    
    Speed       :73  ---------------
    Mobility    :55  -----------
    Stability   :77  ---------------
    Defense     :75  ---------------
    Air to Air  :42  --------
    Air to Grnd :87  -----------------
     Missile :76
     SFFS    :14
    
    -----------------------
    = F-15S/MTD : Fighter
    -----------------------
    
    Speed       :83  -----------------
    Mobility    :89  ------------------
    Stability   :81  ----------------
    Defense     :66  -------------
    Air to Air  :94  -------------------
    Air to Grnd :58  ------------
     Missile :80
     XMAA    :14
    
    -----------------
    SU-27 : Fighter
    -----------------
    
    Speed       :73  ---------------
    Mobility    :57  -----------
    Stability   :55  -----------
    Defense     :61  ------------
    Air to Air  :74  ---------------
    Air to Grnd :38  --------
     Missile :72
     SAAM    :10
    
    --------------------
    = SU-32 : Attacker
    --------------------
    
    Speed       :63  -------------
    Mobility    :67  -------------
    Stability   :79  ----------------
    Defense     :78  ----------------
    Air to Air  :51  ----------
    Air to Grnd :96  -------------------
     Missile :80
     XAGM    :16
    
    -------------------
    = SU-35 : Fighter
    -------------------
    
    Speed       :83  -----------------
    Mobility    :85  -----------------
    Stability   :73  ---------------
    Defense     :66  -------------
    Air to Air  :93  -------------------
    Air to Grnd :56  -----------
     Missile :80
     XLAA    :14
    
    --------------------
    == SU-37 : Fighter
    --------------------
    
    Speed       :83  -----------------
    Mobility    :93  -------------------
    Stability   :76  ---------------
    Defense     :66  -------------
    Air to Air  :96  -------------------
    Air to Grnd :59  ------------
     Missile :82
     QAAM    :14
    
    -------------------
    F-117A : Attacker
    -------------------
    
    Speed       :39  --------
    Mobility    :38  --------
    Stability   :81  ----------------
    Defense     :75  ---------------
    Air to Air  :39  --------
    Air to Grnd :91  ------------------
     Missile :54
     GPB     :16
    
    ---------------------
    JAS-39C : Multirole
    ---------------------
    
    Speed       :78  ----------------
    Mobility    :68  --------------
    Stability   :61  ------------
    Defense     :60  ------------
    Air to Air  :40  --------
    Air to Grnd :75  ---------------
     Missile :68
     RCL     :12
    
    -------------------
    TYPHOON : Fighter
    -------------------
    
    Speed       :86  -----------------
    Mobility    :85  -----------------
    Stability   :69  --------------
    Defense     :65  -------------
    Air to Air  :91  ------------------
    Air to Grnd :54  -----------
     Missile :78
     XLAA    :14
    
    ----------------------
    RAFALE M : Multirole
    ----------------------
    Speed       :71  --------------
    Mobility    :79  ----------------
    Stability   :68  --------------
    Defense     :63  -------------
    Air to Air  :50  ----------
    Air to Grnd :84  -----------------
     Missile :74
     LASM    :14
    
    -----------------------
    = RAFALE B: Multirole
    -----------------------
    
    Speed       :71  --------------
    Mobility    :81  ----------------
    Stability   :70  --------------
    Defense     :65  -------------
    Air to Air  :51  ----------
    Air to Grnd :86  -----------------
     Missile :76
     SOD     :14
    
    -------------------
    F-35C : Multirole
    -------------------
    
    Speed       :68  --------------
    Mobility    :87  -----------------
    Stability   :79  ----------------
    Defense     :66  -------------
    Air to Air  :57  -----------
    Air to Grnd :91  ------------------
     Missile :76
     LASM    :14
    
    ------------------
    YF-23A : Fighter
    ------------------
    
    Speed       :83  -----------------
    Mobility    :83  -----------------
    Stability   :80  ----------------
    Defense     :66  -------------
    Air to Air  :94  -------------------
    Air to Grnd :58  ------------
     Missile :80
     QAAM    :12
    
    -------------------
    F/A-22A : Fighter
    -------------------
    
    Speed       :83  -----------------
    Mobility    :88  ------------------
    Stability   :82  ----------------
    Defense     :66  -------------
    Air to Air  :96  -------------------
    Air to Grnd :59  ------------
     Missile :82
     XMAA    :16
    
    --------------------
    = FB-22 : Attacker
    --------------------
    
    Speed       :73  ---------------
    Mobility    :73  ---------------
    Stability   :89  ------------------
    Defense     :78  ----------------
    Air to Air  :54  -----------
    Air to Grnd :99  --------------------
     Missile :82
     SOD     :18
    
    -----------------
    SU-47 : Fighter
    -----------------
    
    Speed       :83  -----------------
    Mobility    :91  ------------------
    Stability   :75  ---------------
    Defense     :66  -------------
    Air to Air  :96  -------------------
    Air to Grnd :59  ------------
     Missile :82
     SAAM    :14
    
    ------------------
    = S-32 : Fighter
    ------------------
    
    Speed       :73  ---------------
    Mobility    :98  --------------------
    Stability   :64  -------------
    Defense     :67  -------------
    Air to Air  :97  -------------------
    Air to Grnd :60  ------------
     Missile :82
     QAAM    :14
    
    ----------------------
    MIG-1 44 : Multirole
    ----------------------
    
    Speed       :76  ---------------
    Mobility    :96  -------------------
    Stability   :70  --------------
    Defense     :61  ------------
    Air to Air  :64  -------------
    Air to Grnd :88  ------------------
     Missile :80
     UGBL    :18
    
    ----------------
    HAWK : Fighter
    ----------------
    
    Speed       :73  ---------------
    Mobility    :41  --------
    Stability   :34  -------
    Defense     :42  --------
    Air to Air  :51  ----------
    Air to Grnd :16  ---
     Missile :56
     QAAM    :06
    
    ------------------
    X-02 : Multirole
    ------------------
    
    Speed       :78  ----------------
    Mobility    :99  --------------------
    Stability   :90  ------------------
    Defense     :67  -------------
    Air to Air  :94  -------------------
    Air to Grnd :67  -------------
     Missile :84
     XLAA    :14
    
    ------------------
    FALKEN : Fighter
    ------------------
    
    Speed       :83  -----------------
    Mobility    :99  --------------------
    Stability   :82  ----------------
    Defense     :67  -------------
    Air to Air  :99  --------------------
    Air to Grnd :93  -------------------
     Missile :84
     TLS     :14
    
    
    
    =============================================================================
    7.                              -= Medals =-
    =============================================================================
    [contributions by Donny Chan & DeMon of RazGriz]
    
    Gold Anchor: awarded for defending the Kestrel and its fleet in mission 3.
    
    Lightning Hammer: awarded for successfully providing close air support to
    the ground forces and keeping casualties to a minimum in mission 9.
    
    Bronze Shooter: awarded for shooting down 5 enemy aircraft using only
    machine guns.
    
    Silver Shooter: awarded for shooting down 15 enemy aircraft using only
    machine guns.
    
    Gold Shooter: awarded for shooting down 50 enemy aircraft using only machine
    guns.
    
    Desert Eagle: awarded for contributing to the ground operations and keeping
    casualties among friendly forces to a minimum in mission 16A.
    
    Grand Falcon: awarded for shooting down all "named" aircraft in relevant
    missions.
    
    Bronze Ace: awarded for destroying 200 enemy targets.
    
    Silver Ace: awarded for destroying 500 enemy targets.
    
    Gold Ace: awarded for destroying 1000 enemy targets.
    
    Guardian: awarded for shooting down 10 enemy aircraft with a missile lock on
    your wingmen.
    
    Needle's Eye: Clear all missions with landings and in-flight refuellings.
    
    Bronze Wing: At Normal difficulty, clear all missions at S rank.
    
    Silver Wing: At Hard difficulty, clear all missions at S rank.
    
    Gold Wing: At Expert difficulty, clear all missions at S rank.
    
    =============================================================================
    8.                             -= Secrets =-
    =============================================================================
    
    ---------------------------
    Choosing A and B Missions
    ---------------------------
    
    In order to choose whether or not you will receive an A or B mission.
    Whenever Chopper asks you whether or not you've heard the song he's
    mentioned, choosing "Yes" will put you on the A track, and "No" will put you
    on the B track.
    
    ---------------
    Paint Schemes
    ---------------
    
    To switch a paint scheme, press select while in the aircraft select menu.
    
    OS: Default paint scheme
    RZ: Complete the campaign mode
    BL: Shoot down corresponding BL aircraft (only after campaign completion)
    YK: Shoot down corresponding YK aircraft (only after campaign completion)
    SP: Shoot down all named aircraft (names appear on your IFF when targeting)
    
    ---------------------
    Obtaining the F-22A
    ---------------------
    
    This plane can be obtained through playing through the Campaign Mode, but it
    can also be won by playing through the Arcade Mode.
    
    --------------------
    Obtaining the X-02
    --------------------
    
    Obtain all aircraft excluding the FALKEN.
    
    ----------------------
    Obtaining the FALKEN
    ----------------------
    
    After beating the campaign mode once, there are certain targets you need to
    destroy in order to obtain the parts to assemble the FALKEN.  I believe this
    can be done at any difficulty level, but I haven't tested this theory.
    
    Mission 12A: Hangar in the northeast
    Mission 12B: Hangar amidst ground targets
    Mission 16A: Hangar in the northwest, near airport and command center
    Mission 16B: Hangar in the northwest
    Mission 27:  Hangar amidst ground targets
    
    ------------------------------
    X-02 Alternate Paint Schemes
    ------------------------------
    
    After obtaining the X-02, complete the Campaign Mode at Hard and Expert
    difficulty.
    
    -------------------------------
    FALKEN Alternate Paint Scheme
    -------------------------------
    
    Complete the Campaign Mode at Expert difficulty.
    
    =============================================================================
    9.                        -= Enemy Specifications=-
    =============================================================================
    ** COMING SOON **
    
    =============================================================================
    10.                              -= FAQs =-
    =============================================================================
    
    How do I score more points in certain levels?
       -Focus on high value targets, shoot down everything, and be fast
       
        Godwin Chan contributes: For refuelling and landing, if you complete the 
        scenario in under 15 seconds, you'll get a bonus 200 pts. (1000 instead
        of 800).  This will be confirmed by your AWACS saying "Perfect, Blaze."
    
    How do I unlock paint schemes?
       -See Secrets section
    
    How do I unlock planes?
       -See secrets section
    
    Can I save my arcade mode progress?
       -No, only a completion will be stored
    
    How do I get to the A/B missions?
       -They are based on in-game responses.  Check the secrets section
    
    How do I take the photos in Mission 21: Solitaire?
       -Read the walkthrough
    
    How do I avoid the arkbird laser?
       -Stay above the back of it.  It can't shoot more than 90 degrees back
    
    What's the best stage for leveling my planes?
       -Desert Arrow and Desert Lightning aren't bad for this
    
    =============================================================================
    11.                    -= FAQ History/ Special Thanks =-
    =============================================================================
    
    FAQ History:
    
      11/22/04 v. 1.0 - Walkthrough finally completed.
      11/16/04 v  0.9 - Secrets section completed, added to other parts
      11/08/04 v. 0.7 - Faq published to internet, mostly complete.
    
    Special Thanks:
      Dj j12 for submitting the coin info
      My girlfriend for putting up with me while I do this
      Phoenix Ash, because I like him :-)
      All of my dedicated readers for their time and comments