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                              Amidst of the eternal waves of time.
    
                          From a change of ripple shall the storm rise
    
                             Out of abyss peer the eyes of a demon
    
                         Behold the Razgriz, its wings of black sheath
    
    
    
                               The demon soars through dark skies
    
                            Fear and death trail the shadow beneath
    
                             Until men united wield hallowed saber
    
                             In final reckoning, the beast is slain
    
    
    
                            As the demon sleeps, man turns on man
    
                        His own blood and madness soon cover the earth
    
                           From depth of despair awaken the Razgriz
    
                           Its raven wings ablaze in majestic light
    
    
    
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                   D E V E L O P E D  B Y  :  P R O J E C T  A C E S
    
                          P R O D U C E D  B Y  :  N A M C O
    
    
    
                          F A Q  B Y : H I M M E L K R I E G
    
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                             SECTION I : TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    I    : Table of contents
    II   : Introduction and Disclaimer
    III  : Cast of Characters
    IV   : The Planes of Ace Combat 5
    V    : Campaign Mode Walkthrough
    VI   : Secret Stuff
    
    
    
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                        SECTION II : INTRODUCTION AND DISCLAIMER
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    ACE COMBAT 5 : THE UNSUNG WAR is the fifth in a series of action flight
    simulation games produced by Namco. The emphasis of these games has always been
    presenting an involved and detailed storyline, set in a well-planned and
    developed world, in which the player assumes the role of a combat fighter pilot.
    What Namco has been able to do is to seamlessly blend fast-paced aerial combat
    with an accurate flight physics engine to produce a simply amazing game, every
    time. ACE COMBAT 5 does not disappoint.
    
    What sets AC5 apart from the rest of the series is an improved wingman AI which
    responds to orders which you give on-the-fly (pun intended). AC5 has over 30
    missions and more than 50 true-to-life planes (along with a few, not so true-to-
    life ones). I'll admit, the voice acting could have been better, though with
    voice actors like Steven Blum (Roger Smith in 'The Big O'; Spike Spiegel in
    'Cowboy Bebop'), and Beau Billingslea (Jet Black in 'Coboy Bebop') it at least
    stays bearable. Not to mention that the cutscenes rock. Also, a few of the
    missions are incredibly frustrating, but thats why I'm here now, writing this
    FAQ, right?
    
    If you happen to have an extra $130 and you can find it, go for the flight
    stick bundle. You will not be disappointed. In addition to a beautifully made
    WARDOG squadron patch (that is back-of-jacket size, by the way), the joystick
    and throttle made by HORI are absolutely awesome, and really make a difference
    in the "feel" of the game. Plus its USB, and with a little bit of digging on
    the internet for the drivers, yes, you can use it with your PC.
    NOTE! - Using the Flight Stick 2 with your PC may cause calibration issues when
    you go back to playing AC5. You can fix this problem by using the 'game
    controllers' section of Windows, located in the control panel. If you've
    experienced trouble with this, e-mail me and I'll be happy to help you out.
    
    I've been a fan of the Ace Combat series since number 2, and have played each
    game until I earned an 'S' ranking on every mission on Ace mode. I've also built
    models and painted them in squadron and ace colors from different games (there's
    a 1/32 SU-35 painted as "Yellow 13" on my workbench right now). I'm
    absolutely in love with being a die-hard fan of the series. As I'm still playing
    through AC5 trying to unlock everything, this FAQ will probably go through
    several updates (hey, school is hard, man...). Please bear with me... I'm also
    going to make an attempt to keep this FAQ as spoiler-free as possible. Oh, and
    in addition to all that, this is my first FAQ, so please feel free to offer
    suggestions, constructive criticism, and help...
    
    Legal Bits : No part of this FAQ may be reproduced, in whole or in part, without
    my prior consent or authorization. However, feel free to e-mail me anytime and
    ask me. As long as you give me proper credit and don't try to put your name on
    it and claim it as your own, we shouldn't have any problems at all.
    
    
    THANKS GO OUT TO -
    Everyone who reads this FAQ. You're why I wrote it in the first place.
    Everyone who has e-mailed me with advice, support and praise. =)
    NAMCO/Project Aces, for making this game so damn good.
    God, for giving me the will, drive, and desire to see this project through
    
    
    This FAQ is copyright 2004-2005 Himmelkrieg / Jeffrey R Kirby
    
    E-mail - Himmelkrieg2@yahoo.com
    I can also be reached on yahoo messenger using this ID.
    
    Version 1.00
    
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    - Updated 11/14/2004 -
    Added to 'Mission 1 - Shorebirds' walkthrough
    Added to 'Mission 6 - White Bird Part I' Walkthrough
    (Thanks to everyone who wrote in to inform me of B-2s)
    Added missions 7-13 to Walkthrough
    Added the actual 'trees' to the planes section
    Fixed minor discrepancies throughout
    
    
    - Updated 12/7/2004 -
    Corrections and additions throughout
    New information added to several mission walkthrough's
    Added missions 14 - 22
    Added Arcade Mode Walkthrough section
    
    
    
    - Updated 2/4/2005 -
    Thanks to everyone who confirmed the mission 20 'bug'. It appears that there
    are some issues with the AI not being turned off after mission completion on
    some levels, so watch your asses out there...
    
    Officially Version 1.0
    
    Finished Campaign mode Walkthrough (missions 23-27+)
    Added Operation Data to SOME missions
    minor corrections and additions made throughout FAQ
    
    Revisions made to this FAQ in the future will be S-L-O-W in coming. I'd like to
    thank all of my regular readers and those who have e-mailed me with their
    support and praise. I have enjoyed writing this FAQ immensely, and will continue
    to work on in despite school and other hindrances (incidentally, I've spent the
    last 2 months without internet access, if that help explains my absence)
    
    
    - Updated 2/17/05 -
    Added much-needed information to 'Secret Stuff' section.
    
    
    - Updated 3/22/05 -
    FINAL!
    Well folks, this is it. after a few minor corrections and additions throughout,
    this FA is finished. At least, to me it is. I want to apologise for people who
    have written me but I have not gotten back to, I'm working on it. And for
    everyone who wrote me with support and praise, Thank you very much.
    "So why won't it get completely finished?"
    Well honestly, I've moved on. Between school and the move, RE4, MGS3 and World
    of Warcraft, I'm not really playing AC5 anymore, and I think I've provided all
    of the information I can after having logged almost 70 hours of flight time.
    MY e-mail is still open to any who wish to contact me.
    Good hunting. =]
    
    
    
    Enjoy the FAQ!
    
    
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                             SECTION III : CAST OF CHARACTERS
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    (MOST of This section unabashedly stolen from Namco's official website)
    
    - JACK BARTLETT -
    
    AGE: 42				HEIGHT: 5'10"		WEIGHT: 154 lbs
    HAIR COLOR: Black/Gray		EYE COLOR: Brown	BLOOD TYPE: O
    Leader of the 108th Tactical Fighter Squadron stationed on Sand Island,
    Jack would give his life for his wingmen. His rash mid-air descisions
    have prevented him from advancing beyond the rank of captain.
    
    
    - PETER BEAGLE -
    
    AGE: 56				HEIGHT: 5'7"		WEIGHT: 161 lbs
    HAIR COLOR: Black		EYE COLOR: Blue		BLOOD TYPE: B
    A career aircraft mechanic with the 703rd Maintenance Company, Beagle
    knows virtually everything about the planes and pilots stationed at Sand
    island. He is affectionately known as 'Pops'. He also has a black Lab
    named Kirk.
    
    
    - ALVIN DAVENPORT -
    
    AGE: 29				HEIGHT: 6'1"		WEIGHT: 196 lbs
    HAIR COLOR: Black		EYE COLOR: Blue		BLOOD TYPE: B
    Nicknamed 'Chopper', Davenport is the 108th Tactical Fighter Squadrons
    most talkative pilot. His non-stop radio chatter never fails to amuse -
    or exasperate - his fellow airmen.
    
    
    - ALBERT GENETTE -
    
    AGE: 32				HEIGHT: 5'8"		WEIGHT: 132 lbs
    HAIR COLOR: Brown		EYE COLOR: Blue		BLOOD TYPE: O
    A cameraman covering the 108th and the greater Osea-Yuktobania conflict.
    Turned freelance after a stint as a photographer for a local Sand
    Island newspaper.
    
    
    - HANS GRIMM -
    
    AGE: 19				HEIGHT: 5'4"		WEIGHT: 115 lbs
    HAIR COLOR: Brown		EYE COLOR: Green	BLOOD TYPE: AB
    The unassuming Grimm displays nerves of steel in the cockpit as one of
    the 108th Tactical Fighter Squadrons ace pilots. He enjoys tinkering with
    machines in his spare time.
    
    
    - KEI NAGASE -
    
    AGE: 23				HEIGHT: 5'6"		WEIGHT: 104 lbs
    HAIR COLOR: Black		EYE COLOR: Brown	BLOOD TYPE: A
    Nagase is the 108ths only female pilot. Cool under pressure and
    absolutely dedicated to her squadron, she is an exceptional dogfighter.
    Her callsign is 'Edge'.
    
    
    - ALLEN HAMILTON -
    
    AGE: 28				HEIGHT: 5'10"		WEIGHT: 143 lbs
    HAIR COLOR: Blonde		EYE COLOR: Green	BLOOD TYPE: AB
    Sand Islands second-in-command and Captain in the 596th Squadron, Osea
    Air Defense Force. Good-natured despite his cool demeanor, this elite
    officer rarely associates with the airmen.
    
    
    - ORSON PERRAULT -
    
    AGE: 48				HEIGHT: 5'11"		WEIGHT: 233 lbs
    HAIR COLOR: Brown		EYE COLOR: Green	BLOOD TYPE: O
    Lieutenant Colonel in the 596th Squadron, Osea Air Defense Force, and
    Commander of the Sand Island base. His egotism and arrognace have not
    endeared him to his junior officers.
    
    
    - NICHOLAS A ANDERSON -
    AGE: 61				HEIGHT: 5'8"		WEIGHT: 158 lbs
    HAIR COLOR: Gray		EYE COLOR: Blue		BLOOD TYPE: A
    Captain of the Osean Aircraft Carrier 'Kestrel'
    
    
    - MARCUS SNOW -
    AGE: 34				HEIGHT: 6'2"		WEIGHT: 187 lbs
    HAIR COLOR: Black		EYE COLOR: Brown	BLOOD TYPE: A
    Callsign 'Swordsman'
    
    
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                         SECTION VI: THE PLANES OF ACE COMBAT 5
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    New to ACE COMBAT 5 is the 'Family Tree' system of upgrading your planes. Once a
    certain number of kills has been reached using a specific place (as is indicated
    by the green bar under the fighters name in the hangar), it opens up a new level
    of advanced models. Presented here are all of the aircraft, grouped together by
    'Family Tree'.
    
    Okay, here's the deal with this section- I only feel it necessary to outline the
    basic stats of each plane. I'm not going to comment on them, because it's better
    if you try out each one on your own and get a feel for it yourself. I'm also not
    going to include the information on them because you can find that out in-game
    as you get each subsequent plane. Also, ShibuyaYakuza has already written an
    excellent FAQ focusing on the planes in this game, so if you want a more
    detailed outline and analysis, go check out it out on GameFAQs.
    
    
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                        F-5 FAMILY
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     ------        -------         -------
    | F-5E | ---> | F-20A | ---> | X-29A |
     ------        -------         -------
    
    
     F-5E 'Tiger II'
    --------------------------------
    SPEED      - 62 		MOBILITY      - 32
    STABILITY  - 60 		DEFENSE       - 43
    
    AIR ATTACK - 22 		GROUND ATTACK - 47
    
    MISSILES   - 52
    SPECIAL    - UGB - 12
    (free-fall UnGuided Bomb)
    
    
    
     F-20A 'Tigershark'
    --------------------------------
    SPEED 	   - 73 		MOBILITY      - 43
    STABILITY  - 60 		DEFENSE       - 46
    
    AIR ATTACK - 60 		GROUND ATTACK - 25
    
    MISSILES   - 60
    SPECIAL    - SAAM - 10
    (Semi-active Air-to-Air Missile)
    
    
    
     X-29A
    --------------------------------
    SPEED	   - 73 		MOBILITY      - 71
    STABILITY  - 47 		DEFENSE	      - 49
    
    AIR ATTACK - 76 		GROUND ATTACK - 40
    
    MISSILES   - 60
    SPECIAL    - QAAM - 10
    (Quick-maneuver Air-to-Air Missile)
    
    
    
    
    ==================================================
                     MIG-21 FAMILY
    ==================================================
    
    
      -----------       -----------
     | MIG-21bis | --> | MIG-21-93 |
      -----------       -----------
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     MIG-21bis 'Fishbed'
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 73 		MOBILITY      - 35
    STABILITY  - 29 		DEFENSE	      - 42
    
    AIR ATTACK - 22 		GROUND ATTACK - 47
    
    MISSILES   - 56
    
    SPECIAL	   - RCL - 08
    (Rocket Launcher pod)
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     MIG-21-93
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 73 		MOBILITY      - 74
    STABILITY  - 59 		DEFENSE	      - 63
    
    AIR ATTACK - 82 		GROUND ATTACK - 46
    
    MISSILES   - 72
    
    SPECIAL    - QAAM - 12
    (Quick-maneuver Air-to-Air Missile)
    
    
    
    
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                        F-4 FAMILY
    ==================================================
    
    
      ------       ------       ------
     | F-4E | --> | F-4G | --> | F-4X |
      ------       ------       ------
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     F-4E 'Phantom II'
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 63 		MOBILITY      - 32
    STABILITY  - 46 		DEFENSE       - 56
    
    AIR ATTACK - 25 		GROUND ATTACK - 50
    
    MISSILES   - 62
    
    SPECIAL    - NPB - 10
    (Napalm Bomb)
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     F-4G 'Phantom II' "Wild Weasel"
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 63 		MOBILITY      - 25
    STABILITY  - 55 		DEFENSE	      - 68
    
    AIR ATTACK - 17 		GROUND ATTACK - 63
    
    MISSILES   - 64
    
    SPECIAL    - LAGM - 10
    (LAser Guided Missile)
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     F-4X
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 83 		MOBILITY      - 54
    STABILITY  - 61 		DEFENSE       - 60
    
    AIR ATTACK - 73 		GROUND ATTACK - 37
    
    MISSILES   - 70
    
    SPECIAL    - XMAA - 10
    (Advanced Medium-range Air-to-Air missile)
    
    
    
    
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                        A-6 FAMILY
    ==================================================
    
    
      ------       -------
     | A-6E | --> | EA-6B |
      ------       -------
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     A-6E 'Intruder'
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 44 		MOBILITY      - 25
    STABILITY  - 51 		DEFENSE       - 68
    
    AIR ATTACK - 15 		GROUND ATTACK - 61
    
    MISSILES   - 60
    
    SPECIAL    - UGBL - 10
    (free-fall UnGuided Bomb, Large)
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     EA-6B Prowler
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 49 		MOBILITY      - 54
    STABILITY  - 60 		DEFENSE       - 60
    
    AIR ATTACK - 50 		GROUND ATTACK - 55
    
    MISSILES   - 66
    
    SPECIAL    - ECMP - 05
    (Electro-Magnetic Pulse)
    
    
    
    
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                         F-16 FAMILY
    ==================================================
    
                      ----------------
                 --> | F-16C Block 60 |
                |     ----------------
                |
     -------    |             --------
    | F-16C | -------------> | F-16XL |
     -------    |             --------
                |
                |               ------
                 ------------> | F-2A |
                                ------
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     F-16C 'Fighting Falcon'
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 73 		MOBILITY      - 44
    STABILITY  - 46 		DEFENSE       - 46
    
    AIR ATTACK - 30 		GROUND ATTACK - 55
    
    MISSILES   - 60
    
    SPECIAL    - UGB - 14
    (free-fall UnGuided Bomb)
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     F-16C Block60 'Fighting Falcon'
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 73 		MOBILITY      - 65
    STABILITY  - 60 		DEFENSE       - 49
    
    AIR ATTACK - 76 		GROUND ATTACK - 40
    
    MISSILES   - 68
    
    SPECIAL    - XMAA - 12
    (Advanced Medium-range Air-to-Air missile)
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     F-16XL
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 66 		MOBILITY      - 52
    STABILITY  - 64 		DEFENSE       - 61
    
    AIR ATTACK - 34 		GROUND ATTACK - 80
    
    MISSILES   - 68
    
    SPECIAL    - XAGM - 14
    (Advanced Air-to-Ground Missile)
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     F-2A 'Viper-Zero'
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 63			MOBILITY      - 55
    STABILITY  - 70			DEFENSE	      - 62
    
    AIR ATTACK - 40 		GROUND ATTACK - 85
    
    MISSILES   - 72
    
    SPECIAL    - LASM - 12
    (LAser-Guided Air-to-Surface Missile)
    
    
    
    
    ==================================================
                       F/A-18 FAMILY
    ==================================================
    
      ---------       ---------       --------
     | F/A-18C | --> | F/A-18E | --> | EA-18G |
      ---------       ---------       --------
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     F/A-18C 'Hornet'
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 68			MOBILITY      - 44
    STABILITY  - 53			DEFENSE       - 57
    
    AIR ATTACK - 27 		GROUND ATTACK - 62
    
    MISSILES   - 64
    
    SPECIAL    - LASM - 10
    (LAser-guided Air-to-Surface Missile)
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     F/A-18E 'Super Hornet'
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 78 		MOBILITY      - 58
    STABILITY  - 63 		DEFENSE       - 61
    
    AIR ATTACK - 68 		GROUND ATTACK - 43
    
    MISSILES   - 68
    SPECIAL    - XMAA - 12
    (Advanced Medium-range Air-to-Air missile)
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     EA-18G 'Growler'
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 78 		MOBILITY      - 75
    STABILITY  - 74 		DEFENSE       - 52
    
    AIR ATTACK - 65		 	GROUND ATTACK - 69
    
    MISSILES   - 74
    SPECIAL    - ECMP - 06
    (Electro-Magnetic Pulse)
    
    
    
    
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                    MIRAGE 2000 FAMILY
    ==================================================
    
      ----------       -----------
     | MIR-2000 | --> | MIR-2000D |
      ----------       -----------
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     Mirage-2000
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 86			MOBILITY      - 44
    STABILITY  - 31	 		DEFENSE       - 46
    
    AIR ATTACK - 59			GROUND ATTACK - 23
    
    MISSILES   - 60
    SPECIAL    - SAAM - 08
    (Semi-active Air-to-Air Missile)
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     Mirage-2000D
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 86 		MOBILITY      - 54
    STABILITY  - 38 		DEFENSE	      - 59
    
    AIR ATTACK - 36		 	GROUND ATTACK - 60
    
    MISSILES   - 64
    
    SPECIAL    - UGBL - 14
    (free-fall UnGuided Bomb, Large)
    
    
    
    
    ==================================================
                      MIG-29 FAMILY
    ==================================================
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     MiG-29A 'Fulcrum'
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 73 		MOBILITY      - 45
    STABILITY  - 39 		DEFENSE       - 49
    
    AIR ATTACK - 30 		GROUND ATTACK - 55
    
    MISSILES   - 60
    
    SPECIAL    - UGB - 14
    (free-fall UnGuided Bomb)
    
    
    
    
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                        A-10 FAMILY
    ==================================================
    
      -------        --------
     | A-10A | -- > | YA-10B |
      -------        --------
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     A-10A 'Thunderbolt II'
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 39 		MOBILITY      - 34
    STABILITY  - 65			DEFENSE       - 94
    
    AIR ATTACK - 17 		GROUND ATTACK - 74
    
    MISSILES   - 64
    
    SPECIAL    - XAGM - 14
    (Advanced Air-to-Ground Missile)
    
    Also more commonly known as the "WARTHOG"
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     YA-10B
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 39			MOBILITY      - 59
    STABILITY  - 83 		DEFENSE       - 99
    
    AIR ATTACK - 37 		GROUND ATTACK - 93
    
    MISSILES   - 71
    SPECIAL    - FAEB - 14
    (Fuel-Air Explosive Bomb)
    
    
    
    
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                         F-14 FAMILY
    ==================================================
    
      -------       -------       -------
     | F-14A | --> | F-14B | --> | F-14D |
      -------       -------       -------
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     F-14A 'Tomcat'
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 68			MOBILITY      - 46
    STABILITY  - 56 		DEFENSE       - 59
    
    AIR ATTACK - 72 		GROUND ATTACK - 26
    
    MISSILES   - 68
    SPECIAL    - SAAM - 10
    (Semi-active Air-to-Air Missile)
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     F-14B 'Bombcat'
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 78			MOBILITY      - 54
    STABILITY  - 61 		DEFENSE       - 60
    
    AIR ATTACK - 47 		GROUND ATTACK - 61
    
    MISSILES   - 70
    
    SPECIAL    - GPB - 12
    (Guided Penetrating Bomb)
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     F-14D  'Super Tomcat'
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 87 		MOBILITY      - 58
    STABILITY  - 64			DEFENSE       - 61
    
    AIR ATTACK - 81 		GROUND ATTACK - 35
    
    MISSILES   - 72
    
    SPECIAL    - XLAA - 14
    (Advanced Long-range Air-to-Air missile)
    
    
    
    
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                      TORNADO FAMILY
    ==================================================
    
                             ---------------
                        --> | TORNADO- GR.4 |
                       |     ---------------
                       |
     --------------    |        ------------
    | TORNADO-GR.1 | --------> | TORNADO-F3 |
     --------------    |        ------------
                       |
                       |       -------------
                        ----> | TORNADO-ECR |
                               -------------
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     Tornado-GR.1
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 63 		MOBILITY      - 40
    STABILITY  - 63 		DEFENSE       - 90
    
    AIR ATTACK - 27 		GROUND ATTACK - 73
    
    MISSILES   - 68
    
    SPECIAL    - BDSP - 10
    (Bomblet Dispenser)
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     Tornado-GR.4
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 63 		MOBILITY      - 51
    STABILITY  - 71 		DEFENSE       - 92
    
    AIR ATTACK - 37 		GROUND ATTACK - 82
    
    MISSILES   - 72
    SPECIAL    - SOD - 12
    (Stand-Off Dispenser)
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     Tornado-F3
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 73 		MOBILITY      - 59
    STABILITY  - 60		 	DEFENSE       - 91
    
    AIR ATTACK - 74			GROUND ATTACK - 37
    
    MISSILES   - 68
    
    SPECIAL    - XMAA - 10
    (Advanced Medium-range Air-to-Air missile)
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     Tornado-ECR
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 68 		MOBILITY      - 67
    STABILITY  - 69 		DEFENSE       - 80
    
    AIR ATTACK - 59 		GROUND ATTACK - 63
    
    MISSILES   - 70
    
    SPECIAL    - ECMP - 05
    (Electro-Magnetic Pulse)
    
    
    
    
    ==================================================
                      MIG-31 FAMILY
    ==================================================
    
      --------       ---------
     | MIG-31 | --> | MIG-31M |
      --------       ---------
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     MIG-31 'Foxhound'
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 97 		MOBILITY      - 53
    STABILITY  - 49 		DEFENSE       - 85
    
    AIR ATTACK - 77 		GROUND ATTACK - 30
    
    MISSILES   - 70
    
    SPECIAL    - SAAM - 14
    (Semi-active Air-to-Air Missile)
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     MIG-31M
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 97 		MOBILITY      - 63
    STABILITY  - 56 		DEFENSE       - 87
    
    AIR ATTACK - 84 		GROUND ATTACK - 37
    
    MISSILES   - 74
    
    SPECIAL    - XLAA  - 14
    (Advanced Long-range Air-to-Air missile)
    
    
    
    
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                         F-15 FAMILY
    ===================================================
    
      -------              -------
     | F-15C | ---------> | F-15E |
      -------    |         -------
                 |
                 |     -----------
                  --> | F-15S/MTD |
                       -----------
    
    
    ---------------------------------------------------
     F-15C 'Eagle'
    ---------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 83 		MOBILITY       - 54
    STABILITY  - 61 		DEFENSE        - 60
    
    AIR ATTACK - 73			GROUND ATTACK  - 37
    
    MISSILES   - 70
    
    SPECIAL    - SAAM - 10
    (Semi-active Air-to-Air Missile)
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     F-15E 'Strike Eagle'
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 73 		MOBILITY      - 55
    STABILITY  - 77 		DEFENSE       - 75
    
    AIR ATTACK - 42 		GROUND ATTACK - 87
    
    MISSILES   - 76
    
    SPECIAL    - SFFS - 14
    (Self-Forging Fragment Submunitions, cluster bomb)
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     F-15S/MTD
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 83 		MOBILITY      - 89
    STABILITY  - 81 		DEFENSE       - 66
    
    AIR ATTACK - 94 		GROUND ATTACK - 58
    
    MISSILES   - 80
    
    SPECIAL    - XMAA - 14
    (Advanced Medium-range Air-to-Air missile)
    
    
    
    
    ==================================================
                       SU-27 FAMILY
    ==================================================
    
      -------          -------
     | SU-27 | -----> | SU-32 |
      -------    |     -------
                 |
                 |     -------       -------
                  --> | SU-35 | --> | SU-37 |
                       -------       -------
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     SU-27 'Flanker'
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 73 		MOBILITY      - 57
    STABILITY  - 55 		DEFENSE       - 61
    
    AIR ATTACK - 74 		GROUND ATTACK - 38
    
    MISSILES   - 72
    
    SPECIAL    - SAAM - 10
    (Semi-active Air-to-Air Missile)
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     SU-32 'Strike Flanker'
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 63		 	MOBILITY      - 67
    STABILITY  - 79 		DEFENSE       - 78
    
    AIR ATTACK - 51 		GROUND ATTACK - 96
    
    MISSILES   - 80
    
    SPECIAL    - XAGM - 16
    (Advanced Air-to-Ground Missile)
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     SU-35 'Super Flanker'
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 83 		MOBILITY      - 85
    STABILITY  - 73 		DEFENSE       - 66
    
    AIR ATTACK - 93 		GROUND ATTACK - 56
    
    MISSILES   - 80
    
    SPECIAL    - XLAA - 14
    (Advanced Long-range Air-to-Air missile)
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     SU-37 'Terminator'
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 83 		MOBILITY      - 93
    STABILITY  - 76 		DEFENSE       - 66
    
    AIR ATTACK - 96 		GROUND ATTACK - 59
    
    MISSILES   - 82
    
    SPECIAL    - QAAM - 14
    (Quick-maneuver Air-to-Air Missile)
    
    
    
    
    ==================================================
                       F-117 FAMILY
    ==================================================
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     F-117A 'Nighthawk'
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 39 		MOBILITY      - 38
    STABILITY  - 81 		DEFENSE       - 75
    
    AIR ATTACK - 39 		GROUND ATTACK - 91
    
    MISSILES   - 54
    
    SPECIAL    - GPB - 16
    (Guided Penetrating Bomb)
    
    
    
    
    ===================================================
                       JAS-39 FAMILY
    ===================================================
    
    ---------------------------------------------------
     JAS-39C 'Gripen'
    ---------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 78 		MOBILITY       - 68
    STABILITY  - 61 		DEFENSE        - 60
    
    AIR ATTACK - 40 		GROUND ATTACK  - 75
    
    MISSILES   - 68
    
    SPECIAL    - RCL - 12
    (Rocket Launcher pod)
    
    
    
    
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                      TYPHOON FAMILY
    ==================================================
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     EF-2000 'Typhoon'
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 86 		MOBILITY      - 85
    STABILITY  - 69 		DEFENSE       - 65
    
    AIR ATTACK - 91 		GROUND ATTACK - 54
    
    MISSILES   - 78
    
    SPECIAL    - XLAA - 14
    (Advanced Long-range Air-to-Air missile)
    
    Though not mentioned in the game, this fighter is
    also known by the designation "EF-2000", for
    'Eurofighter'
    
    
    
    
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                       RAFALE FAMILY
    ==================================================
    
      ----------       ----------
     | Rafale M | --> | Rafale B |
      ----------       ----------
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     Rafale M
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 71 		MOBILITY      - 79
    STABILITY  - 68 		DEFENSE       - 63
    
    AIR ATTACK - 50 		GROUND ATTACK - 84
    
    MISSILE    - 74
    
    SPECIAL    - LASM - 14
    (Long-range Air-to-Surface Missile)
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     Rafale B
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 71 		MOBILITY      - 81
    STABILITY  - 70 		DEFENSE       - 65
    
    AIR ATTACK - 51 		GROUND ATTACK - 86
    
    MISSILES   - 76
    
    SPECIAL    - SOD - 14
    (Stand-Off Dispenser)
    
    
    
    
    ==================================================
                       F-35 FAMILY
    ==================================================
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     F-35C
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 68 		MOBILITY      - 87
    STABILITY  - 79 		DEFENSE       - 66
    
    AIR ATTACK - 57 		GROUND ATTACK - 91
    
    MISSILES   - 76
    
    SPECIAL    - LASM - 14
    (Long-range Air-to-Surface Missile)
    
    Though not mentioned in the game, this fighter is
    also known as the "Joint Strike Fighter"
    
    
    
    
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                       YF-23 FAMILY
    ==================================================
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     YF-23A 'Black Widow II'
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 83	 		MOBILITY      - 83
    STABILITY  - 80 		DEFENSE       - 66
    
    AIR ATTACK - 94 		GROUND ATTACK - 58
    
    MISSILES   - 80
    
    SPECIAL    - QAAM - 12
    (Quick-maneuver Air-to-Air Missile)
    
    
    
    
    ==================================================
                       F-22 FAMILY
    ==================================================
    
      ---------       -------
     | F/A-22A | --> | FB-22 |
      ---------       -------
    
    --------------------------------------------------
    F/A-22A Raptor
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 83 		MOBILITY      - 88
    STABILITY  - 82 		DEFENSE       - 66
    
    AIR ATTACK - 96 		GROUND ATTACK - 59
    
    MISSILES   - 82
    
    SPECIAL    - XMAA - 16
    (Advanced Medium-range Air-to-Air missile)
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     FB-22 CONCEPT
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 73 		MOBILITY      - 73
    StABILITY  - 89 		DEFENSE       - 78
    
    AIR ATTACK - 54 		GROUND ATTACK - 99
    
    MISSILES   - 82
    
    SPECIAL    - SOD - 18
    (Stand-Off Dispenser)
    
    
    
    
    ==================================================
                       SU-47 FAMILY
    ==================================================
    
      -------       ------
     | SU-47 | --> | S-32 |
      -------       ------
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     SU-47 'Berkut'
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 83 		MOBILITY      - 91
    STABILITY  - 75 		DEFENSE       - 66
    
    AIR ATTACK - 96 		GROUND ATTACK - 59
    
    MISSILES   - 82
    
    SPECIAL    - SAAM - 14
    (Semi-active Air-to-Air Missile)
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     S-32
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 73 		MOBILITY      - 98
    STABILITY  - 64 		DEFENSE       - 67
    
    AIR ATTACK - 97 		GROUND ATTACK - 60
    
    MISSILES   - 82
    
    SPECIAL    - QAAM - 14
    (Quick-maneuver Air-to-Air Missile)
    
    
    
    
    ==================================================
                     MIG-1.44 FAMILY
    ==================================================
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     MIG-1.44 MFI
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 76 		MOBILITY      - 96
    STABILITY  - 70 		DEFENSE       - 61
    
    AIR ATTACK - 64 		GROUND ATTACK - 88
    
    MISSILES   - 80
    
    SPECIAL    - UGBL - 18
    (free-fall UnGuided Bomb, Large)
    
    
    
    
    ==================================================
                        HAWK FAMILY
    ==================================================
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     HAWK
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 73 		MOBILITY      - 41
    STABILITY  - 34 		DEFENSE       - 42
    
    AIR ATTACK - 51 		GROUND ATTACK - 16
    
    MISSILES   - 56
    
    SPECIAL    - QAAM - 06
    (Quick-maeuver Air-to-Air Missile)
    
    
    
    
    ==================================================
                       X-02 FAMILY
    ==================================================
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     X-02 'Wyvern'
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 78 		MOBILITY      - 99
    STABILITY  - 90 		DEFENSE       - 67
    
    AIR ATTACK - 94 		GROUND ATTACK - 67
    
    MISSILES   - 84
    
    SPECIAL    - XLAA - 14
    (Advanced Long-range Air-to-Air missile)
    
    
    
    
    ==================================================
                      FALKEN FAMILY
    ==================================================
    
    --------------------------------------------------
     'FALKEN'
    --------------------------------------------------
    SPEED      - 83 		MOBILITY      - 99
    STABILITY  - 82 		DEFENSE       - 67
    
    AIR ATTACK - 99 		GROUND ATTACK - 93
    
    MISSILES   - 84
    
    SPECIAL    - TLS - 14
    (Tactical Laser)
    
    Fun Fact - In the 1983 movie 'Wargames' starring
    Matthew Broderick, the main character finds a back
    door into a military central computer in which
    reality is confused with game-playing. The game is
    called 'Global Thermonuclear War'. The designer of
    the supercomputer and its programming was named
    Professer Falken... Hmmm...
    
    
    
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                         SECTION V : CAMPAIGN MODE WALKTHROUGH
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    This is the walkthrough portion of the FAQ for Camapign Mode. Each mission will
    be as detailed as possible, and I'll try and go step-by-step and still remain
    reatively spoiler-free. Some missions, especially later on, get to be really
    incredibly frustrating. Try not to let it get to you, just keep trying, and have
    faith in your flying abilities.
    
    Always remember that to get the higher scores ('A' and 'S' rankings), you will
    need to take out as many of the enemy as you can, on your own. This means going
    after not-targets such as aircraft, AA guns, SAMs, etc. Your wingmen can be
    counted on to take out whatever you attack, but remember that if they do, you
    don't get the points for it, and higher points means a higher score.
    
    Learn to use your wingman commands. It can make a difference.
    
    This FAQ was written based on a playthrough in NORMAL mode.
    
    
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    MISSION 1 : SHOREBIRDS
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    Operation : LAGOON
    Date      : 9/24/2010
    Time      : 0854 Hrs
    Area      : Cape Landers
    
    Your first mission is pretty straight-forward. Your briefing tells you that
    there is an aircraft of unknown origin penetrating into Osean airspace, a long-
    range recon plane. Your mission is to intercept and make contact.
    
    Follow Captain Bartlett, designated as 'Heartbreak One'. Listen to his
    instructions and keep an eye on your wingmates. Don't fly up someones tailpipe.
    
    Once contact with the SR-71 is made, 4 enemy fighters will apear on your radar.
    You'll notice that when you see them, they have green X's over them instead of
    the usual missile lock-on box. Once they open fire on you, Bartlett will give
    the order to engage. Take them out. Once the first four are toast, 4 more
    fighters will appear from the east. Take them out, too. The more of them you can
    bag yourself, the better your score will be. Once the second wave of bogeys has
    been taken out, it's end of mission. Make sure you don't fly off-course, listen
    Bartlett's instructions, and it's mission accomplished.
    
    ALUCARD450 says-
    If you manage to kill all 4 planes of the first wave YOURSELF (trust me its
    not easy, edge or chopper will almost always kill 1 while you were killing
    the first three), a hawk GIGANTOR will appear with the second wave of 4; and
    if you managed to kill all 9 planes that have appeared so far YOURSELF(ive
    only been able to do this 2 times) a third wave of planes will appear which
    will make not getting S rank for this mission impossible.
    
    
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    MISSION 2 : OPEN WAR
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    Operation : GYRE
    Date      : 9/27/2010
    Time      : 1030 Hrs
    Area      : Sand Island
    
    Enemy UAVs have been sighted near Sand Island, and it's up to Wardog Squadron
    to take them out. Do not, at any point, attempt to attack the ship. This is
    actually another straight-forward mission. Check your radar and head for the
    UAVs, and take them down, one missile each. After the last set of UAVs have been
    blasted, an enemy squadron of four fighters will move in. Bartlett will give the
    order to pull out, and then eventually give the order to engage. Take out as
    many of the fighters as you can, and once they're done for, it's mission
    accomplished.
    
    ** PLOT POINT HAPPENS **
    
    
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    MISSION 3 : NARROW MARGIN
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    No Operational Data Available- Follow In-Flight Briefing
    
    Funtime is over Nuggets, Yuktobania has officially declared war on Osea, and
    are attacking the naval fleet! This is the first mission where you will be in
    control of the rest of your squadron, and able to give commands. If you're not
    about how this works, that's okay. Chopper will ask you if you understand how
    to give commands, and if you tell him 'no', he will explain it for you. This is
    also the first mission where we are introdiced to Captain Snow, aka
    'Swordsman'.
    Your primary objective is to protect the Kestrel from the enemy attackers. Try
    and stick close to the carrier and shoot down anything that gets close to it.
    The enemies here are primarily A-6's, and are easy targets for your guns (you
    are after that medal, right?), and even easier targets for your missiles, if
    you decide to go that route. Eventually, the Kestrel will reach open water...
    
    ** PLOT POINT HAPPENS **
    
    Okay, now you're over open waters, and the Kestrel is facing a blockade. No
    sweat. Take out the NIMROD bombers first. These can also be easily taken out
    with your guns, if you're trying up your kill rate with them. Just watch out
    for their crazy 90-degree turns. Then, go after the ships. The frigates will
    take three missiles each, and the destroyer will take four. Bombs are not very
    effective here, since the ships are cutting through the waves pretty fast. If
    you can line up a shot head-on, you may have some success. Once the Kestrel is
    in the free and clear, it's mission accomplished.
    
    
    
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    MISSION 4 : FIRST FLIGHT
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    No Operational Data Available- Follow In-Flight Briefing
    
    Wow, those Yukes have some big ones attacking Sand Island like that, don't they?
    You're to launch immediately and take out all the indicated targets. Hop in your
    fighter and get ready to take off, or just skip the take-off and jump right into
    the battle. Your call. Once in the air, the mission is unusually simple. Shoot
    down as many incoming enemy fighters as you can.
    Eventually a group of B-1 bombers show up, take them out as well. The bombers
    are slow, and not very maneuverable, but will take 3 missiles each to destroy.
    
    ** PLOT POINT HAPPENS **
    
    Continue clearing out the skies of fighters until the next wave of bombers come
    in, and then take them out. Once you do, it's mission accomplished.
    
    
    
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    MISSION 5 : RENDEZVOUS
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    Man, these Yukes sure are persistent, aren't they? Now all 3 aircraft carriers
    are under attack, and it's up to good old Wardog squadron to come to the rescue.
    Well, lets get to it...
    The attackers here are Harrier jets. These guys are zippy, so watch out. They
    also like to stop in mid-air, which can be a real pain. Don't let it get to
    you, just make another pass and take them out. The Harriers will just keep
    coming and coming until eventually Thunderhead (Thats your AWACS, remember?)
    informs you of incoming anti-ship aircraft. Check your radar and head for their
    direction as fast as you can and take them out. There should be three F-35c's,
    which shouldn't be a problem for you.
    
    ** PLOT POINT HAPPENS **
    
    Climb. Climb now. Fast. Get to 5,000+ feet.
    
    ** PLOT POINT HAPPENS **
    
    Are you still alive? Good... Mission accomplished.
    
    
    
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    MISSION 6 : WHITE BIRD (PART I)
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    Yuktobania has begun an attack on the Mass Driver facility that delivers
    supplies to the orbiting space-plane 'Whitebird'. Can you blame them? Besides
    sounding really freakin cool, an orbital laser emplacement would be a massive
    help to the Oseans. Well, Wardogs not gonna let this mission fail. So you're
    going to have to protect that mass driver until the SSTO launches.
    Take out as many c-130 cargo planes as you can as fast as you can, and try to
    destroy the tanks that do get deployed whiles they're still in the air. If any
    do happen to reach the ground (which will most likely be the case), try and
    take them out as quickly as possible.
    Now the fun really begins, as the Yukes have begun launching cruise missiles at
    the mass driver facility. If too many missiles hit the facility, the mission
    will end in failure, so try to take out as many as you can. The cruise missiles
    are fast and maneuverable, but not impossibly so. Your best bet is to stick
    near the mass driver, and try and attack the missiles head-on (I've believe
    I've  heard this maneuver referred to as a 'Stiffarm' before). There are four
    B-2 Bombers, one in each corner of the map, that are launching the missiles.
    It will help immensely to afterburner out to them and take them out, as this
    will decrease the number of missiles you have to worry about. I reccomend going
    after the two over the ocean first, as they're closest, then going after the
    ones over the mountains.
    Eventually, the countdown will reach zero, the SSTO will launch, and it's
    mission accomplished.
    
    ** PLOT POINT HAPPENS **
    
    
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    MISSION 7 : FRONTLINE
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    Hmm... I think Yuktobania might be slightly irked now... this doesn't look good.
    They've sent a rather large invasion force, and a fleet to back them up with
    heavy firepower. Time for Wardog to launch...
    Not a whole lot to this mission really, just use your missiles to take out the
    AH-64's, and hovercraft (one missile each), landing ships (three missiles), and
    work your way back to the frigates (three missiles) and destroyers (four
    missiles). Don't let even one enemy, at any point, cross over the line and off
    the map. This is a good time to practice your missile-and-gun combo. Line
    yourself up with a good angle of attack (either head-on, from the rear, or level
    with the side) Once you get a lock, fire two missiles and lay on with your guns
    until the target is destroyed. This maneuver will come in handy several times
    during the course of the game.
    If you take out the primary invasion fleet quickly enough, you will see several
    more enemy ships appear to the East. Take them out for added points.
    Eventually, Thunderhead will give you the cruise missile warning. The first two
    times you won't have to worry about it, Arkbird will take out the missiles. Once
    the Scinfaxi launches multiple missiles, then you need to climb to 5,000+ feet,
    and do so every other launch thereafter. At times, this gets annoying, having to
    pause in your destruction of the enemy every so often to dodge the missiles, but
    don't ever get caught below 5,000 feet, because you and your plane WILL go
    'boom'. If you take out the primary invasion fleet quickly enough (before the
    sonobouy update), you will see several more enemy ships appear to the East. Take
    them out for added points. Eventually the Arkbird will fire it's laser into the
    ocean.
    
    ** PLOT POINT HAPPENS **
    
    There are several methods of taking out the Scinfaxi. The best by far (At this
    point in the game, at least) is to take the F/A-18C, use missiles and guns for
    the first part of the mission, and then use the LASM to deal with the Scinfaxi.
    You can also take the A-6E and save your bombs for the Scinfaxi.
    If you find yourself stuck using only missiles, well, this could take a while
    and become very frustrating in the process, but it is possible. Just make sure
    you target the launchers first, and then the Scinfaxi itself, and make multiple
    passes. Fly-by at full speed if possible. If you have enough missiles in
    reserve, and they're causing too much hell for you, you can take out the AA
    guns and SAMs, but I find it easy to simply avoid the enemy fire and focus on
    sinking the Scinfaxi itself. Whatever your method, once the Scinfaxi is
    destroyed, it's mission accomplished.
    
    
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    MISSION 8 : HANDFUL OF HOPE
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    Guide a transport plane through your own air defense system. That's a new one.
    The first part of this mission is really just pure flying skill. Make your way
    through the radar without passing into any of the larger circles. 'Mother Goose
    1' is very good about following your flight path, but listen to his commentaries
    as your make your way through, they'll be helpful. Don't worry if the transport
    takes a few hits from the smaller, tiny circles along the way. They're almost
    impossible to avoid, and don't do too much damage. The big deal here is to not
    allow the transport to cross over into the large circles. Once you're out of the
    radar zone, Chopper and Grimm will rejoin the squadron.
    I think the message behind AC5 might be 'Yukes are persistant'. When the enemy
    fighters show up, your priority is to protect 'Mother Goose 1'. In other words,
    shoot down as many of the enemy as you can!
    When 'Mother Goose 1' goes to make it's emergency landing, take out the
    windmills to clear a path for it. They will appear first as a group of three,
    and then a few moments later, as a group of two. Make sure to take them all out.
    Once 'Mother Goose 1' lands successfully, it's mission accomplished.
    
    
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    MISSION 9 : LIT FUSE
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    This mission reminds me a lot of a certain mission from AC4... Well, anyway,
    your objective here is to protect the ground assault forces as they land on
    Yuktobanian soil. There's not a whole lot of srategy to it. Take out everything
    the enemy throws at you, and spare nothing. Try to focus your attacks on the
    ground moreso than the air, and of course make all indicated targets (you know,
    the ones with the red TGT on them) a top priority. You will have to make
    multiple passes against the bunkers, as your attacks don't destroy them, but
    merely silence them for a short period of time. Bunkers will take two missiles
    each. Eventually, your allied forces  will break through and secure the base.
    Just make sure you give them good cover and take out all the targets. Once they
    do, it's mission accomplished.
    On a side note, I almost ALWAYS run out of both missiles and special weapons
    on this mission, there's just so much stuff to attack! Hope you're a good shot
    with your guns...
    
    
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    MISSION 10 : BLIND SPOT
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    This is one of my favorite missions, and yet another one thats strikingly
    similar to one in AC4. Yuktobania is attempting a mass withdrawl. Cowards... Ah,
    well, let's do this properly.
    Take out the f-14 first, and proceed on to the transports...
    Whoa... what the hell? Man, that's creepy, there's way too many hits on radar,
    and on top of that, my missiles are going all wonky! At this point, you CAN
    still see the real targets if you can get close enough to get visual
    confirmation, OR you can cycle through the targets and hold down the Triangle
    button to zoom in on them, The enemy transports will take three missiles each
    to destroy.
    Again, these are slow-moving and perfect targets if you're looking to up your
    guns kill rate. Once Grimm figures out whats going on, climb to about 20,000
    feet and take a look around.
    The E-767 jamming planes should be pretty easy to track down, and will take four
    missiles each to down. There should be two escorting each group of transports.
    Once the jammers have been taken out, drop back down and go after the transports
    and, if you have time, the escort fighters. Don't get so caught up taking out
    the fighters that you let the transports escape. Continue with this pattern of
    jammers then transports until all enemies on the map are neutralized. When the
    sky is clean, it's mission accomplished.
    
    Note- How you answer Choppers question at the beginning of the mission is what
    decides the path of your next two missions. Answering 'yes' will lead you down
    the 'A' path, answering 'no' will take you to the 'B' path.
    
    
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    MISSION 11A : CHAIN REACTION
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    This mission is not very hard, as long as you remain focused and don't get
    sloppy. Your first objective is simple, secure the skies over the airport. That
    means take out all the enemy fighters. This part's easy-peasy.
    Once you get the call that the airport is under attack, things get a little
    trickier. Your first priority should be the SAMs and Tanks. The SAMs will only
    take one missile each but the Tanks will take two. These are the most important
    targets, as they are the ones that will be attacking the airport. If you slack
    off and let them cause too much damage, the mission will end in failure. Once
    you've taken the ground forces out, focus your attacks on the c-5's which will
    take 3 missiles each to destroy. Use your missile-and-gun combo that we
    discussed before. Clean out the skies of the remaining enemy fighters, and it's
    mission accomplished.
    
    
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    MISSION 11B : REPRISAL
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    Hatred only begets more hatred, and this mission is a perfect example of that
    age-old euphemism. Gas bombs, how cowardly. War really is hell.
    Actually this mission fairly simple if you're good with bombs. If you're not,
    then you're definitely in for some good practice.
    The trick here is to attack from an angle that will allow you to drop the bomb
    directly onto the dispersing gas. It's not hard, just tricky. Just keep going
    until you can't see any more rising green gas. The radio will also be effective
    at telling you where the gas is, and when you're done.
    Okay... I want to shoot the truck... I really, really do... But don't.
    At this point, you can either just fly around, or, as I like to do for practice,
    chase the truck through the city. Just don't crash.
    Eventually the truck will come to a halt on the bridge, and you'll learn that
    enemy choppers are inbound to retreive the terrorists. Gun practice!
    There are 8 choppers in all. Don't attack head-on, or you're liable to be hit
    with a missile. Just relax, line up your shots and as Wyatt Earp said, 'Take
    your time in a hurry.' Once the choppers are all downed, it's mission
    accomplished.
    
    Alucard450 wrote me again with some interesting information. It seems that
    these guys are environmental terrorists as well, as they seem to throw stuff out
    of the back of their van as they go. You can shoot these items for extra points.
    
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    MISSION 12A : POWDER KEG
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    I don't really care for this mission all that much, but it's more for what you
    hear over the radio coming from the Yuktobanians than the mission itself. Nobody
    deserves that... Anyway, looks like the plan it to take out Yuktobanias weapons
    dump and deal a blow to their supply lines. This is a good mission to rack up
    the points and add to your kill bar.
    This is a killing mission, so take out everything. Not really a whole lot of
    strategy or technique here. Every ground target will only take one missile to
    destroy, just remember that the bunkers (targets) have to be hit dead-on to
    destroy it. Just take out all the indicated targets before time runs out and
    it's mission accomplished.
    
    
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    MISSION 12B : FOUR HORSEMEN
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    Now here's a mission that REALLY despise. Luckily, it's a little more forgiving
    on NORMAL mode. I recommend you take something with bombs for this mission.
    Fly towards the white target on your radar. You'll have to afterburn about 60%
    of the way in order to make it in time. Timing is CRITICAL here, so I'll explain
    both methods in as much detail as I can. Once Nagase starts her countdown from
    10, you should be at about 10,000 feet(?) from your target at an altitude of
    about 2,000 feet. Line up, set your descent angle to 2-3 degrees, and keep your
    speed steady at about 750 knots. When Nagase hits 2, you should be about 2,000
    feet away, and you're gonna fire at 1.
    In Normal mode, like I said, it's a little more forgiving, and it seems to me
    that if if you hit anywhere between the counts of 3 and 0, everything is fine.
    Just DON'T GO OVER or you will fail the mission.
    The second method is the LAGM or LASM method. You should be at a distance of
    about 15,000 when Nagase gets to "10" on the count. Launch your missile between
    the counts of 5 and 4, and you should strike the target right on time.
    You can take out the control room if you like, but I usually don't worry about
    it. Fire it up and head for the next one. Use the same strategy against the
    three other targets, and then head for the base. Get those c-5s first! You may
    have to chase one or two of them very far south if you're not careful, and if
    even one gets away, you will fail the mission. Trust me, this isn't one you
    want to keep doing over and over...
    Take out all of the indicated targets there, and this is where bombs come in
    handy...
    The large storage buildings have weapons inside them, inactive AA guns and SAMs,
    and if you blow the top off with a missile, and then drop a bomb inside, it will
    take out everything inside. Handy. Once all of the indicated targets have been
    neutralized, it's mission accomplished.
    
    
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    MISSION 13 : DEMONS OF RAZGRIZ
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    First of all - If you're playing through in campaign mode, take the Tornado
    GR.1. You'll see why.
    Hit your afterburners and head towards the center of the circle of targets.
    Whoops... oh well. You have one minute, so hurry up. Line up your shot and let
    fly on the Hrimfaxi with your bomblet dispenser. Hrimfaxi dives, take out the
    support sub and wait.
    
    ** PLOT POINT HAPPENS **
    
    Hrimfaxi surfaces. Line up and let fly with the bomblet dispenser. Go for a
    second attack if you can. If it launches a burst missile,climb to 5,000+ feet
    as usual. It should only take three (if you're lucky) to five passes with the
    bomblet dispenser to annihilate the Hrimfaxi. You will need to take out lots of
    the UAVs, and several of the picket subs in order to get an 'S' ranking. It's
    not easy. When the Hrimfaxi is sunk, it's score two for the good guys, and
    mission accomplished.
    If you're trying out another plane, there are tons of options available. Just
    try and pick something with a ground attack weapon as those tend to work best.
    If you must use missiles, use the fly-by technique; make very fast passes of
    two missiles per pass. Just make sure you're locked on the the Hrimfaxi TGT.
    
    
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    MISSION 14 : ICE CAGE
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    This is a mission that be be annoying. Your job here is to take out the enemy
    fighters before they radio in to the base and discover what's going on. However,
    The bad weather means that the enemies won't show up on radar until you're very
    close.
    It seems to me that most of the time the fighters thend to stick near the
    middle, southeast andsouthwest protion of the map. Chopper will give you updates
    based on how many fighters you still have left to shoot down. Just keep looking.
    Once the fighters are downed, it's time to rescue those POWs. Take out all the
    ground targets, make sure you're always taking out anything that could get in
    the way of Sea Goblin. That's really all there is to it. Once the POWs are all
    in the 'copters, its mission accomplished.
    
    ** PLOT POINT HAPPENS **
    
    
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    MISSION 15 : WHITE NOISE
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    This is one of the single most frustrating missions in the game, at least, it
    was for me the first time I attempted it. It takes a while to figure out, but
    once you get the trick of it down, it's not really all that bad.
    Nagase is out there and you've got to find her. The locater can be tricky, but
    you should bet the hang of it very quickly. Nagase's position isn't static, it
    will change every time you play through the mission. The best course of action,
    in my opinion, is to lock into her signal and head straight there. Try and
    ignore the distractions, though you may have to take out some of the fighters
    along the way. Don't waste too much time. Once you're close to Nagase, take out
    the E-767 jammer QUICKLY, then get back to locating Nagase. Once you've got
    her locked in, she'll shout "Blaze!" and the mission will update.
    
    PRIORITY - GO SOUTH TO GET TO SEA GOBLIN AS FAST AS YOU CAN!
    
    ... I'm gonna repeat that... Go south to get to Sea Goblin as fast as you can.
    Take out everything that gets in your way. Don't let anything get close to the
    helicopters, and take out all of the ground targets as well. Eventually, they
    will get to Nagase, pick her up, and its mission accomplished.
    
    Note - At the end of this mission, Chopper will ask you if "now is a good time
    for that song". Answering yes will take you to mission 16A, no will take you to
    16B.
    
    
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    MISSION 16A : DESERT ARROW
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    A coin again. Nifty. Actually, the two missions are not that different, the only
    real issue here is what the next plane you're going to walk out of this mission
    being able to buy will be. This mission is a run-and-gun, as long as you can
    score at least 10,000 points you're in the clear...
    Take a fighter. 'Desert Arrow' is primarily an air-to-air campaign, and save
    your special weapons for later in the mission. Try and use your machine guns
    on the ground targets and missiles for air-to-air. Make sure that you save at
    least 8 missiles, and hopefully some SAAM's for near to the end of the
    mission.
    It's time to begin the assault on Yuktobania's homeland, the main column of
    advance will be through the Jilachi desert, and it's up to you to support the
    ground troops. Eventually, two target clusters will appear on your
    radar; an airstrip to the northeast and a command post to the west. Blow stuff
    up! Your mission will be successful if you can score at least 10,000 points
    before the timer runs out, however, if you can score 18,000 points or higher,
    you will earn a medal.
    Once the timer runs out, you will get a mission update. This is why you were
    keeping ordnance in reserve. Only the two E-767s and the KC-135 are targets,
    so try and focus on them. The enemy fighters will drive you nuts of course,
    but keep your eyes focused on the targets. Once you destroy them, it will be
    mission accomplished for you.
    
    
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    MISSION 16B : DESERT LIGHTNING
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    This mission is almost exactly the same as 16A, but with a few minor
    differences. The biggest difference is that the command post to the west is
    gone, replaced with an oil refinery. Also, near the beginning of the mission,
    there is a fort to the west that you can take out along the way, as you support
    the ground troops. Take an attacker or a multi-role this time.
    The mission update for this mission is different, too. Instead of the AWACs, you
    get to deal wit ha battlehsip and some mobile artillery that come in along the
    river from the north. No problem, we know how to deal with ships by now, right?
    Just take out all the indicated targets and it will be mission accomplished.
    
    
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    MISSION 17 : JOURNEY HOME
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    This is a wonderfully done, if somewhat emotional mission. Take a fighter.
    Formation flying is not that hard, really, just stick close to Edge's tail and
    follow along. It's once you're done with the formation flying that the mission
    gets really fun.
    
    ** PLOT POINT HAPPENS **
    
    Fighter Frenzy! There's really not much strategy to this, you have 6 minutes to
    fly around over the city and rack up the kills. Once the F-117s fly in, make
    sure to take them all out. The enemy pilots on this level seem (to me, at
    least) to be better than the ones you've fought before. Don't get frustrated.
    Once the F-117s have been taken out...
    
    **PLOT POINT HAPPENS**
    
    Continue killing enemy fighters until time runs out.
    
    Also - SAVE NOW! You will NOT be able to save again until AFTER you've completed
    the next THREE missions! I wish someone had warned me about this in advance. My
    first time playing through, I started playing 'Fortress' at about midnight. I
    wasn't able to get to bed until after 4am...
    
    
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    MISSION 18 : FORTRESS
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    This fortress is all that stands in the way between the forces of OSEA and the
    capital city of Yuktobania. 3 attempts have already been made to overtake it,
    and have failed. There will not be a fifth. Firstly, take a fighter on this
    mission. Something fast and maneuverable. You're in for a bit of a nasty
    surprise after this mission's over, but thats all I'll say for now.
    The biggest part of this mission is the ground forces. Remember that you're
    protecting them. When they ask you if it's okay to advance inside, you MUST have
    all the targets outside the entrance already destroyed. Take out targets inside
    as they become available. Make sure you get the bunkers, as they're a threat to
    the ground forces. You're missile-and-gun combo technique will be useful against
    the bunkers and control towers in this mission. Be wary of the SAM's and AA
    guns. Don't try to take them out when they're hiding in the bunkers, its a
    waste of missiles. Take out the JAS-39s as they take off. Try not to let them
    get airborne, these suckers are mean.
    Eventually, once you've done enough damage, the fortress falls. Don't let the
    ground troops leave unprotected. Once you've secured their safety, your mission
    is accomplished.
    
    
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    MISSION 18+ : 8492
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    This mission is mostly plot. Pay attention.
    When your screen goes red, get out of the way, fast. Fly low and fast in any
    direction but the one you were headed in, or you'll suck down the missiles and
    your mission will be over real quick.
    How you escape this mission depends on yout plane, really. If you're in
    something fast like the F/A-18E Super Hornet or the SU-35 Super Flanker, you
    won't have much of a problem rocketing out of there. If you're in something a
    little lsower, but maneuverable, like the F/A-22A Raptor or the F-16C Falcon,
    use it's maneuverability to your advantage. Weave around a bit, changing your
    direction from East, to NE, to SE constantly. Change altitudes. If they do
    manage to catch up to you, slam on the brakes, and when they break formation
    after zooming past you, jam on the afterburners again.
    If you chose something like the A-6 Intruder for the last mission, and you're
    stuck in that, well, I'd pray. But with the right mix of speed and maneuvering,
    you can still escape. Once you cross the return line the mission ends.
    Now, if you're good, I mean really good, talking 'Ace of Aces' good, or just
    plain crazy, you CAN take on the 8492nd. It IS possible, given enough skill
    and luck to take them out, and if you manage to shoot down enough of them
    (I think 12. I'm not sure. So far, I've only attempted this plan once. I was
    in the X-02 and I STILL had trouble taking them on), the mission will end
    successfully, but I don't reccomend it. Better to just run...
    
    
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    MISSION 19 : FINAL OPTION
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    Things to keep in mind during this mission -
    1: Stick close to Pops
    2: Don't fly into Pops and crash
    3: Don't fly too close to anything Pops flies too close to, and crash
    
    The entirety of this mission consists of following Pops around, and at times
    through, a nearby island. This mission can get to be fairly tedious, but trust
    me, it's good practice for what you'll be facing later on in the game. I just
    wish Namco would have let me save at some point before now! Anyway, near the
    end of the mission...
    
    **PLOT POINT HAPPENS**
    
    And it's mission accomplished.
    
    And you can finally save again.
    
    
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    MISSION 20 : ANCIENT WALLS
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    Well, that certainly was a lot of plot wasn't it? This game just keeps getting
    more and more involved every mission. Okay, it's time to find out what's really
    going on here, and rescue the president so that he can help bring this war to
    an end!
    Unfortunately, for this mission, you are limited to a carrier-based aircraft.
    (side note- It's too bad NAMCO didn't allow for the SU-27K, carrier-based
    variant... oh well)
    I like this mission. It's fast-paced and exciting, without being overly
    difficult. Plus, you get to rescue the president. How cool is that? Anyway...
    You primary targets in this mission are the tanks threatening the ground crew,
    but you also need to keep an eye on the fighters and protect Sea Goblin. Not
    too hard really. Keep an eye out for AA  guns and SAMs and have fun tearing
    down the wall when the teams radios in for help. Once the team leaves with the
    president, and you've excorted Sea Goblin a certain distance away from the
    operation are, its mission accomplished.
    
    Note- Several times while playing this mission, I've run into a "bug" of sorts.
    It seems that on this mission, even after you get the "mission accomplished"
    dialog box, you can still be struck by enemy missiles, and still fail the
    mission. Watch out for this, and please, if anyone else has had this problem,
    let me know.
    
    
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    MISSION 21 : SOLITAIRE
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    Avoiding radar again. Great. Actually it's not so bad. The tricky part will be
    getting the pictures, but we'll get to that.
    First of all, fly low. The radar circles are smaller at lower altitudes. Plus,
    zipping along at full afterburn at about 75 feet is really exhilirating.
    Secondly, for the most part, follow the river. That's pretty much the radar-free
    zone.
    It may take you a few tries, but it's really not that hard. Just a few tight
    spots. Now, for the pictures. You may have to loop around once while you get
    the explanation of what to do. I'm going to take a nod from the other FAQs and
    make a bad ASCII pic here to show how the picture should look. Try and line it
    up like this -
    
    |                                                      |
    |                                                      |
    |        (X)mine entrance                              |
    |                                                      |
    |                                                      |
    |                       --()--   --()--                |
    |                          transports                  |
    |                                                      |
    |                                                      |
    
    Okay... so something like that. Get both transports and the mine netrance in the
    photo. The second picture is even easier... after you've taken the first, while
    AWACS is checking it, turn to the east and fly that way. Line your self up with
    the runway, and as soon as possible, take a picture of the fighter jet taking
    off. That way, the transport should already be in the frame. If it's not good,
    immediately turn around and try again. If it is good, you're already in
    position to head home. Hit the afterburners and head west. You don't need to
    worry about the radar anymore, either. Cross the return line and it's mission
    accomplished.
    
    
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    MISSION 22 : CLOSURE
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    So, now it's time to ruin Belkas fun. Hopefully. It looks like the nukes have
    already been moved, but if there's anything left in there, it'll be sealed up
    for good now.
    I reccommend an attacker for this mission. Preferably something with big bombs.
    You're going to have a lot of fun if you end up using missiles to seal the
    entrance (or heaven forbid, guns only, as I had to do once).
    This mission is pretty simple. Fly north along the river like you did in the
    last mission. No radar to worry about this time, though. Once you arrive at the
    operation area, as you destroy ground targets, more will appear. Take out the
    fighters as they arrive if you wish. Your primary target is the mine entrance,
    but remember, a higher score means a higher ranking.The entrance is a fairly
    obvious target, and not difficult to attack.
    Once the mine is closed, it's mission accomplished.
    
    Side note - It only takes one direct hit from the FALKENs laser to seal the
    mine entrance... WHEE!
    
    
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    MISSION 23 : GHOSTS OF RAZGRIZ
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    The Prerequisite Ace Combat 'Canyon Mission'. Don't we just love these?
    This is quite possibly my most absolutely despised mission in the entire game.
    It's diffucult, and it's frustrating. The golden rule here is not to fly above
    the canyon walls, ever. To do so is to get whammo'd by missiles and that'll
    make your day real unpleasant, real quick. The enemy Typhoons on this mission
    will never descend into the canyon, they will only fire missiles from afar.
    Unfotunately for you, there's almost no room to maneuver in this canyon. I've
    had no success in trying to take out the Typhoons, either. Sometimes, a lucky
    shot will land with an XMAA or XLAA, but for the most part, trying to fight them
    is useless. The two ways that I've found best so far for avoiding missiles are
    to...
    1- Make a full 180-degree U-turn as soon as your missile warning alarm goes off.
    Take care not to smash into a wall.
    2- The other method is to try and complete the mission at as consistently high a
    speed as possible. I've found that this method coupled with a little careful
    maneuvering, will help you avoid missiles. They either run our of fuel chasing
    you, or slam into the canyon wall.
    Now, for the mission itself, I always go to the left first. From there, with a
    few changes along the route, the mission is pretty much a straight shot. All
    indicated targets on this mission take one missile. Just fly through and take
    out everything. That's it. One you've taken out the last target, then it's
    showtime...
    
    ** PLOT POINT HAPPENS **
    
    Belkan Agressors. Time to show them what it means to be a Ghost of Razgriz.
    This can be an intimidating fight at first, but there is a trick to it. Head
    for the center of the combat area (the cove with the island). You'll notice
    that once the enemy gets to that section of the map, they split up into two
    groups and begin to fly in a distinctinve pattern. That's your key to winning
    here. You can either memorise the pattern and line yourself up for a head-on
    stiffarm attack, or utilise special weapons. One weapon that I've found to be
    particularly effective is the SAAM. As long as you can keep those Belkans in
    the aiming circle, they may as well kiss their asses goodbye. Whatever
    technique you use, with a little patience and good timing, you'll soon make
    short work of those guys.
    (Note that on higher difficulty settings, more than one SAAM will be needed
    in order to score a kill)
    Once the last Belkan SU-35 is downed, it's mission accomplished.
    
    
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    MISSION 24 : WHITE BIRD (PART II)
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    Operation : GAME BIRD
    Date      : 12/19/2010
    Time      : 1006 Hrs
    Area      : Ceres Ocean
    
    No messing around this time, your objective here is to shoot down the Arkbird.
    The first part of this mission can be a real pain in the ass. Stay focused,
    keep patient, and you'll be fine.
    One missile will stop the Arkbirds intial descent. It will then deploy UAVs and
    its laser cannon.
    Avoid the laser cannons attacks by staying above the Arkbird as it fires, then
    dipping down below it and firing. DO NOT get caught in the lasers field of fire.
    It turns you into powdered toast. Remember you CANNOT let the Arkbird leave the
    engagement zone, so you will have to be FAST. My advice is to let loose a volley
    of XMAAs or XLAAs on the laser cannon as soon as possible. As soon as the
    boosters open up and become targets, take them out! 6 missiles each, and leave
    about a one second delay between each missile. I usually leave the UAVs for my
    wingmen to handle, and focus on the Arkbird myself.
    The Arkbird changes it's bearing and heads south, and two more rocket boosters
    open up on it's back. Take them out too, again, 6 missiles each. Watch out for
    the AA gun and missile launcher, and ESPECIALLY that new laser on it's back.
    Unlike the cannon, this is a pulse model, and it can shred you pretty bad.
    Zig-zag and make passing attacks and you should be able to avoid it. It takes 8
    missiles to put the laser out of commission.
    The Arkbird then fires it's last engine. Line up and take your shots. Another 6
    milles will destroy it for good! Once you've taken it out, it's mission
    accomplished!
    
    
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    MISSION 25 : HEARTBREAK ONE
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    Operation : CROSSROAD
    Date      : 12/22/2010
    Time      : 2100 Hrs
    Area      : Pobeda Peninsula
    
    I like taking the MiG 1.44 for this mission. It's UGBLs make short work of the
    checkpoint facilities and it's still an exceptional air-to-air fighter. Which
    will come in handy at the end of this mission. However, take whatever you feel
    comfortable with, just keep in mind that air-to-air combat capabilites take
    precedence over air-to-ground, no matter what your wingmen may try and tell
    you.
    So, it's time to help Bartlett rescue Nikanor, and maybe put an end to this
    pointless war once and for all. You'll be escorting Bartlett to the airport, so
    keep an eye on him. When he asks you what to do, you might as well have him
    take the shortcuts. It's not that much more difficult, and it keeps the action
    moving along, rather than just sitting in the air watching Bartlett take the
    long way around. Your primary targets along the way will be the ones labelled
    'checkpoint'. You must destroy these in order for Bartlett to proceed. The first
    of the mission is an air-to-ground bashing game. Just take out everything. The
    AH-64s can be annoying to shoot down at times, too, but the SU-32s shouldn't
    prove to be much trouble. Once you've gotten Bartlett to the airport and he gets
    airborne with Nikanor, trouble shows up.
    The Belkans are a persistent lot, and they're GOOD too. The 8492nd makes Yellow
    Squadron from AC04 seem like pussycats by comparison. There's no real strategy
    here, you just have to shoot them down. The F-15s/mtd is a damn good fighter, so
    you'll have to watch out for their very tight turns, and abrupt direction
    changes. The F-15mtd also has very good thrust and braking, so expect the 8492nd
    to dive to the deck and break away at high speed, in order to try and shake you.
    Be persistent, and you'll prevail. Shoot down the 8492nd and it's mission
    accomplished.
    
    
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    MISSION 26 : SEA OF CHAOS
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    Operation : GLORY HORN
    Date      : 12/29/2010
    Time      : 1731 Hrs
    Area      : Ceres Ocean
    
    Oh good, once again you're stuck in a carrier-based aircraft... Oh well, it
    doesn't really matter, you've got a job to do! This mission can take a while,
    but it's not that difficult and quite rewarding.
    Take out the five ships nearest to the defecting Yuke ships first. You will get
    a higher score if you don't allow any of your new allies to be sunk. After that,
    it's up to you to engage at your discretion. I usually set my wingmen to
    disperse and use their special weapons. They'll either start taking out ships
    left and right or fighters, depending on the aircraft they're piloting. Whatever
    they go after ,you should go after the opposite. We know how to take out ships
    by now, so just do your thing, and watch out for SAMs.
    Once the Osean fleet shows up, you'll need to take them out, too. Man, this is
    starting to get ridiculous...
    After the last wave of enemy fighters has been shot down, it's mission
    accomplished.
    
    
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    MISSION 27 : ACES
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    Sudentor, North Osea, 2210 hrs, Dec 30 2010
    No Operational Data Available - Launch Immediately!
    
    Okay, this is it! Your last chance to stop the SOLG! Everyone on both sides,
    regardless of allegiance is going to be throwing everything they've got into
    this battle, so its sure to be a hell of a fight. Lets get out there and give
    'em hell.
    Your attacks should be focused mainly on the Gun towers at first. Don't let the
    name mislead you, these things are primarily packing SAMs, and they're going to
    do their best to shoot you down. Each tower is going to take three missiles to
    destroy, and rather than using the trusty missile-and-gun combo, I recommend
    high-speed passes, first with two missiles, then with one to finish it off.
    Keepan eye on your six and watch for missiles. Once the towers are no longer a
    threat, take out the rest of the indicated targets, and anything else you may
    want to let loose on. Eventually, you'll need to take out the pillbox targets
    to help out the ground team. Once all thats taken care of, they'll open the
    tunnel...
    Yup, you've gotta fly down that thing in order to take out the control unit.
    There's nothing I can really give you in the way of strategy here. You'll have
    to rely on your own skill. Just keep cool, get a lock on the target once you
    see it, and destroy it. Try not to crash into anything, and try not to let
    any doors close on you. Once you're out of the tunnel, you're homefree.
    One last note on Hamilton - Though I've been hit several times by his gunfire,
    I've yet to be struck by one of his missiles. I'm pretty sure those are just
    there to intimidate you. Still, watch out for those guns.
    
    
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    MISSION 27+ - THE UNSUNG WAR
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    Operation : ARCADIA
    Date      : 12/31/2010
    Time      : 0500 Hrs
    Area      : Oured
    
    As a final solution, the SOLG has begun descent on the OSEAN capital of Oured.
    You cannot allow this to happen, the SOLG must be destroyed before it can
    strike.
    This can be a tough mission, so pay close attention. Hityour afterburners and
    head towards the descent point. Once you reach a certain spot, you'll run into
    Ofnir and Grabacr. These guys are no pushovers, and will take some skill to
    defeat. Don't worry if you can't get all of them, they'll run off once the
    descent counter reaches zero.
    Now your concern is the SOLG. The key here is timing. It's hard, but not as hard
    as you might think. Get above it, and fire two missiles with a half-second gap
    between them right as the panel it passing the target. If your position and
    speed are right, both missiles should hit. It takes between 4 and 6 missiles
    to destroy a control unit. Once the first two are done, you'll have to fly below
    the SOLG to get the next two. Watch out for debris! Hit something and you're
    toast. Use the same timing technique to take out the next two control units,
    and then...
    
    Mission Accomplished, Razgriz.
    
    Side note- For a very short mission, take the FALKEN. You shouldn't need more
    than two shots with the laser to destroy the SOLG. Yahoo! =]
    
    
    
    
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    - The Mission Accomplished bug -
    
    Okay, so this isn't really a secret, but I wasn't sure where else to put it.
    After you have received a 'Mission Accomplished' message, it appears that the AI
    for the enemy fighters is not always turned off. This can happen on just about
    any mission, and if you're not careful, you can still be shot down even after
    the successful completion of a mission. So watch your butt, and if someone has
    a lock on you or you see and hear gunfire, get the heck outta the way!
    
    
    - Alternate Color Schemes -
    
    There are 5 paint schemes for planes in Ace Combat and they are as follows-
    
    OS - OSEA colors. Default, all planes come with this paint scheme.
    RZ - Razgriz colors. Obtained by clearing campagin mode at least once.
    YK - Yuktobania colors. Obtained by shooting down a Yuktobanian aircraft of
         that type. Can be done in free mission mode.
    BL - Belkan Colors. Obtained by shooting down a Belkan aircraft of that type.
         Can be done in free Mission mode.
    SP - Ace pilots colors (just plain special colors for the X-02 and FALKEN). You
         Must shoot down a named enemy ace pilot to unlokc these colors. Ace pilots
         will only appear in Normal mode or higher after you have cleared campaign
         mode once.
    
    (please note that although there are 5 paint schemes, each plane only has 3)
    
    ShibuyaYakuza has written a nicely detailed FAQ on GameFAQs for finding the
    Aces/named aircraft. Rather than rip it off or attempt my own, I reccommend
    that you read his.
    
    
    - The X-02 -
    
    In order to obtain the X-02 for purchase, you must have at least one of every
    aircraft in your inventory. to do this you will need to max out the experience
    bars of your fighters until you have all of the sub-trees available, and then
    make sure to purchase one of each. (please note that you do NOT have to max out
    the experience bar for the last fighter in the tree, ie: the F-14D, SU-37. You
    need only to have at least one purchased for your inventory. Also, you need not
    have the FALKEN to unlock the X-02)
    Once you have completed this requirement, the X-02 will be available in the
    shop after you have flown one more mission.
    
    The third paint scheme for the X-02 can be achieved by completing every mission
    on Hard mode (both A and B missions, where applicable) with an A or S ranking.
    
    
    - The FALKEN -
    
    The FALKEN can be obtained by collecting all of the parts to assemble it. These
    parts are found in the follwing missions/locations -
    Mission 12A/12B
    Mission 16A/16B
    Mission 27
    Again, ShibuyaYakuza's FAQ has the exact locations for each of the FALKEN parts,
    and describes how to find them better than I could. go read it. Since some
    people have asked, YES, you can get the parts in free mission mode, and you
    can pick them up on any difficulty, including 'very easy'.
    
    
    The third paint scheme for the FALKEN can be achieved by completeing every
    mission on Expert mode (both A and B missions, where applicable) with an A or S
    ranking.
    
    
    - The F-22A -
    
    Appears for purchase after in the shop after you have played arcade mode at
    least once. Clearing arcade mode will unlock the SP color.
    
    
    - MEDALS -
    
    GUARDIAN:         Awarded for shooting down 10 enemy planes with a
                      missile lock on your wingmen
    
    NEEDLE'S EYE:     Awarded for scoring perfect (under 20 seconds) on
                      all 6 landings and both mid-air refuelings.
    
    GOLD ANCHOR:      Awarded for protecting the fleet in mission 3, and not
                      letting a single friendly ship be sunk.
    
    LIGHTNING HAMMER: Awarded for not let any allied ground troops be destroyed
                      in mission 9.
    
    DESERT EAGLE:   Awarded for clearing mission 16A/B.
    
    GRAND FALCON:   Awarded for shooting down all Aces/Named Aircraft.
    
    BRONZE SHOOTER: Awarded for destroying 5 planes using only machine guns.
    
    SILVER SHOOTER: Awarded for destroying 15 planes using only machine guns.
    
    GOLD SHOOTER:   Awarded for destroying 50 planes using only machine guns.
    
    BRONZE ACE:     Awarded for shooting down 200 enemy planes.
    
    SILVER ACE:     Awarded for shooting down 500 enemy planes.
    
    GOLD ACE:       Awarded for shooting down 1000 enemy planes.
    
    BRONZE WING:  Awarded for earning a Rank of S on all missions on NORMAL mode.
    
    SILVER WING:  Awarded for earning a Rank of S on all missions on HARD mode.
    
    GOLD WING:    Awarded for earning a Rank of S on all missions on EXPERT mode.
    
    
    - UNTESTED -
    
    Apparently, if you clear all 4 branches of arcade mode, you can play
    through as any of the fighters you have unlocked in campaign mode. I haven't
    teasted this theory yet, but will try to confirm it ASAP.