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Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Walkthrough


                          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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             /\   /   |       /    /  \    /\/\   |_)   /\    |     /_
            /--\ |    |--    |    |    |  /    \  | \  /--\   |       \
           /    \ \__ |___    \__  \__/  /      \ |_/ /    \  |     __/


                     T  H  E     U  N  S  U  N  G     W  A  R

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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
VII  : Arcade Mode Walkthrough (NEW!)
VII  : Secret Stuff
VIII : Plot Analysis (or an attempt at one)



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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 thin 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 Himmelkrieg / Jeffrey R Kirby

E-mail - Himmelkrieg@yahoo.com

Version 0.75-ish

Approved for use by -
GameFAQs
IGN
SuperCheats


- 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 

I would like to apologize for the gap between updates, the semester is
almost over and I will try and add as much as possible over the holiday 
break! Thanks for hanging in there! ^_^;



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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 staioned 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
==================================================


 ------        -------         -------
| 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) 




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                 MIG-21 FAMILY
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  -----------       -----------
 | 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) 


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 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
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  ------       ------       ------
 | 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) 


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 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
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  ------       -------
 | 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) 


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 EA-6B Prowler
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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
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                  ----------------
             --> | 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) 


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 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) 


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 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)


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 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)




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                   F/A-18 FAMILY
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  ---------       ---------       --------
 | 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)


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 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) 


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 EA-18G 'Growler'
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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
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  ----------       -----------
 | 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)


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 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)




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                  MIG-29 FAMILY
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 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
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  -------        --------
 | 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"


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 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)


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 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
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                         ---------------
                    --> | 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)


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 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)


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 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)




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                  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)




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                   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)




==================================================
                  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'




==================================================
                   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"




==================================================
                   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)


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 FB-22 CONCEPT
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SPEED      - 73 		MOBILITY      - 73 
StABILITY  - 89 		DEFENSE       - 78 

AIR ATTACK - 54 		GROUND ATTACK - 99 

MISSILES   - 82 

SPECIAL    - SOD - 18
(Stand-Off Dispenser)




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                   SU-47 FAMILY
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  -------       ------
 | SU-47 | --> | S-32 |
  -------       ------


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 SU-47 'Berkut'
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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)


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 S-32
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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)




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                 MIG-1.44 FAMILY
==================================================

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 MIG-1.44 MFI 
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SPEED      - 76 		MOBILITY      - 96 
STABILITY  - 70 		DEFENSE       - 61 

AIR ATTACK - 64 		GROUND ATTACK - 88 

MISSILES   - 80 

SPECIAL    - UGBL - 18
(free-fall UnGuided Bomb, Large)




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                    HAWK FAMILY
==================================================
 
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 HAWK
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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)




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                   X-02 FAMILY
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 X-02 'Wyvern'
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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)




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                  FALKEN FAMILY
==================================================

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 'FALKEN'
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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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Your first mission is pretty straight-forward. Your briefing tells you that 
there is an aircroft 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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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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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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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 any. The big deal here is to 
let the transport cross over into the large circles. Once your 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 wonderfulyl 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 gets fairly tedious at times, 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 he 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 that, 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'- COMING SOON!



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                           SECTION VI : SECRET STUFF
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Teasing bits - This section will eventually contain how to unlock all planes, 
               How to get all the color schemes, how to get the X-02, and how 
               to find all of the parts assemble the Falken. Plus some fun stuff
               added by me! Wheeee!



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                          SECTION VII : PLOT ANALYSIS
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TIMELINE - COMING SOON

(Hey, if anyone can, and is willing to, translate parts of the Japanese Ace 
Combat 5 website, please e-mail me. There is much more detail on the game there 
that I want but can't read... Thanks!)

One other thing here... has anyone else noticed that the alternate paint scheme
for the SU-37A 'Berkut' in AC04 -SAYS- 'FEAF' (Free Erusia Air Force) on it, 
but bears a very striking  similarity to the Belkan color scheme on the SU-47 
(the same plane with its designation updated to keep up with current events) 
from AC5? We know that these two games do, in fact, take place on the same 
world... Hmmm...

There's another question - Should I attempt to make a really bad ASCII map for
this section? Would it help, or do you just want me to pack as much info as I
can in here?

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