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Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War

Glitches

I can see you Hrimfaxi.

On the mission Demons of Razgriz you have to fight the Hrimfaxi. While you fight it, it will dive back into the water and pop up someplace else. Well, if you climb to an altitude of 7,000 feet or more, and you look down with the right control stick, you can see where Hrimfaxi is hiding in the water. This will give you an advantage when you need to know where it will pop up next.

Contributed By: RogueAshaman.

Mission 27 tunnel glitch.

On mission 27, "Aces", you are able to complete the level without having to traverse the entire tunnel. Here is what you do:
Play the level as normal until the tunnel is opened. Instead of flying into the entrance, fly North towards the exit of the tunnel. It should be directly North of the entrance.
Once you find it, approach it from the side so you can just barely enter the tunnel and turn back out. If done correctly, Bartlett will say"I'm right in front of you Kid. On the count of three, break right."
Once he says that, fly back to the entrance of the tunnel, and enter it. Fly through it as you normally would, but when you destroy the target inside, the cut scene of the Razgriz exiting the tunnel will start, and the level will end.
Note: You can not get the special colored aircraft inside the tunnel if you do this.

Contributed By: Colonel_Asshat.

Unlockables

15 Honorary Medals

Unlocking AC5: UW Medals can be done in Campaign Mode or Free Mission Mode.

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Destroy 200 enemy targets.Bronze Ace Medal
Down 5 enemy planes (cumulative) with ONLY machine gun fire from your aircraft.Bronze Shooter Medal
Earn 'S' Ranks on all 32 missions on "Normal" handicap.Bronze Wing Medal
Aid friendlies in Missions 16A or 16B, no more than 3 can bite the dust.Desert Eagle Medal
Destroy 1000 enemy targets.Gold Ace Medal
Protect the Kestral and fleet in Mission 3: Narrow Margin.Gold Anchor Medal
Down 50 enemy planes (cumulative) with ONLY machine gun fire from your aircraft.Gold Shooter Medal
Earn 'S' Ranks on all 32 missions on "Expert" handicap.Gold Wing Medal
Annihilate all 16 named planes in second play-through on "Normal" or higher handicaps.Grand Falcon Medal
Down 10 enemy aircraft who have a missile lock on your wingmen's six.Guardian Medal
Protect all 8 armored tanks on ground, not even one can be destroyed.Lightning Hammer Medal
Get "Perfect" phrases from AWACS in all 6 landings and 2 refuelings stages.Needle's Eye Medal
Destroy 500 enemy targets.Silver Ace Medal
Down 15 enemy planes (cumulative) with ONLY machine gun fire from your aircraft.Silver Shooter Medal
Earn 'S' Ranks on all 32 missions on "Hard" handicap.Silver Wing Medal

Contributed By: AlphaOmegaSid.

Campaign Mode Aircraft Used For Arcade Mode

Finish all 16 stages in Arcade Mode. Afterwards, Mobius 1 will be able to pilot all 53 aircraft unlocked (paint schemes included) and bought in Campaign Mode but, with limited ammunition (20 missiles, 4 special weapons).

Note: You MUST load your saved data in Campaign Mode first to be able to use the planes you own in Arcade Mode.

Contributed By: AlphaOmegaSid.

CG Cut Scenes Viewer

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Finish the game onceGC Viewer

Contributed By: Leifang2000.

Extra Music Tracks

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Beat Arcade Mode on any route to add 13 more tunes for a total of 64 musical scores in the Music Player.Extra Music

Contributed By: AlphaOmegaSid.

New Save Icon

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Get 'S' Ranks on all 32 missions on "Ace" difficulty to change the memory card save icon of AC5: UW from a grayish F-14 Tomcat paint scheme to the Razgriz F-14 Tomcat paint scheme of black and red.New Save Icon

Contributed By: AlphaOmegaSid.

SP Color Schemes

All planes must be bought before obtaining color.
Can be done in Free Mission Mode.

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Shoot down ABELCAIN in Mission 16BEA-18G
Shoot down DUNE in Mission 10EA-6B
Shoot down ZIPANG in Mission 3F-14D
Clear Arcade ModeF-22A
Shoot down CYPHER in Mission 18F-2A
Shoot down MINDRIPPER in Mission 4F-4G
Complete Expert difficulty with all S and/or A ranksFalken
Shoot down PROTEUS in Mission 17FB-22
Shoot down GIGANTOR in Mission 1Hawk
Shoot down REPLICATOR in Mission 27+MIG-1.44
Shoot down SWORDKILL in Mission 23MIG-21-93
Shoot down COSM in Mission 16AMIG-31M
Shoot down ZAHARADA in Mission 6MIR-2000D
Shoot down DECODER in Mission 26Rafale B
Shoot down YELLOW in Mission 27SU-37
Shoot down TWICE DEAD in Mission 18+TND-ECR
Complete Hard difficulty with all S and/or A ranksX-02
Shoot down DAREDEVIL in Mission 15X-29A
Shoot down DISTANTTHUNDER in Mission 25YA-10B

Contributed By: Jaeger0079.

Unlock Expert and Ace modes

To unlock the two extra difficulty settings Expert and Ace modes, complete the campian on Normal.

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Complete Normal modeExpert and Ace modes

Contributed By: MRadford.

Unlock the falken

Get the mission parts from 12a,12b,16a,16b and 27a

Contributed By: Ecstacy2003.

Unlockable Planes

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Successfully complete arcade mode to unlock the F22A.F22A
Get all the other aircraft except for the Falken to unlock the X-02.X-02
Destroy all 5 FALKEN hangars to unlock the YF-23A (NOTE:unlike the US and JP versions of the game,you can only unlock the YF-23A this way in EU).YF-23A Black Widow II

Contributed By: Oskosx and FALKENPrototype.

Unlocking Aircraft

Each flyable aircraft in the game has a small horizontal bar underneath the aircraft name on the aircraft selection box. This is the 'Kill Bar'. In order to get the other variants of certain aircraft that are part of a family, you'll need to fill this all the way up by destroying enemy targets. You must gain a certain amount of points (cumulative) with an aircraft in the family of the plane you want. The amount of points you need to earn will differ with each aircraft. For the stronger and better planes, you will need to earn more points to unlock it's new variant. After filling up the Kill Bar of the desired plane, the next aircraft in the aircraft family will become available for purchase at the 'Buy' screen. Kill Bars can be filled up in both Campaign and Free Mission mode.

The aircraft that are the first variants of their families are obtained by completing certain missions in the game, and will become available after completing them.

NOTE: Aircraft that have only one variant in the aircraft family (ex. MiG-29A, MiG-1.44) will have their Kill Bars already filled up when you buy them, so you do not have to fill up their Kill Bars at all. The last plane in each family will also have its Kill Bar filled up already.

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Complete Mission 7A-10A Thunderbolt II
Complete Mission 4A-6E Intruder
Earn 90200 points with the F/A-18EEA-18G Growler
Earn 43200 points with the A-6EEA-6B Prowler
Complete Mission 16AEF-2000 Typhoon
Complete Mission 15F-117A Nighthawk
Complete Mission 9F-14A Tomcat
Earn 47450 points with the F-14AF-14B Bomcat
Earn 56250 with the F-14BF-14D Super Tomcat
Complete Mission 12AF-15C Eagle
Earn 95450 with the F-15CF-15E Strike Eagle
Earn 95450 with the F-15CF-15S/MTD
Earn 65450 points with the F-16CF-16 Block60
Complete Mission 6F-16C Fighting Falcon
Earn 65450 points with the F-16CF-16XL
Earn 19800 points with the F-5EF-20A Tigershark
Earn 65450 points with the F-16CF-2A
Complete Mission 16AF-35C Joint Srike Fighter
Complete Mission 3F-4E Phantom II
Earn 12800 points with the F-4EF-4G Wild Weasel
Earn 47450 points with the F-4GF-4X
Available from the start of the gameF-5E Tiger II
Complete Mission 6F/A-18C Hornet
Earn 51800 points with the F/A-18CF/A-18E Super Hornet
Complete Mission 17F/A-22A Raptor
Destroy all FALKEN Hangars and complete the missions in which they appear on Normal or higher difficultyFALKEN
Earn 123200 points with the F/A-22AFB-22 Concept
Complete Mission 19Hawk T.1A
Complete Mission 15JAS-39C Gripen
Complete Mission 25MiG 1.44
Earn 80000 points with the MiG-21bisMiG-21-93
Complete Mission 3MiG-21bis Fishbed
Complete Mission 7MiG-29A Fulcrum
Complete Mission 9MiG-31 Foxhound
Earn 65450 points with the MiG-31MiG-31M
Complete Mission 7Mirage 2000
Earn 35000 points with the Mirage 2000Mirage 2000D
Earn 46000 points with the Rafale MRafale B
Complete Mission 16BRafale M
Complete Mission 12BSU-27 Flanker
Earn 129050 points with the SU-47SU-32
111800 with the SU-27SU-32 Strike Flanker
111800 with the SU-27SU-35 Super Flanker
123200 with the SU-35SU-37 Terminator
Complete Mission 17SU-47 Berkut
Earn 56250 with the Tornado Gr.Mk.1Tornado ECR
Earn 56250 with the Tornado Gr.Mk.1Tornado F3
Complete Mission 9Tornado Gr.Mk.1
Earn 56250 with the Tornado Gr.Mk.1Tornado Gr.Mk.4
Unlock and purchase at least one of every aircraft in the gameX-02 Wyvern
Earn 60800 points with the F-20AX-29A
Earn 85050 points with the A-10AYA-10B
Complete Mission 16BYF-23A Black Widow II

Contributed By: retributiontomcat.

Easter Eggs

Pac-Man ghost in mission 16A

In mission 16A "Desert Arrow", the ground is mostly desert with lots of circular patches of green (farmland, I suppose). One patch is in the shape of a Pac-Man ghost. To find it, go to grid section 5D (upper left grid is 1A, with numbers going across and letters going down). It's in the northern middle section of the grid.

Contributed By: Lou Cyphre.

Special Commemorative Message

Upon completing every mission on the Ace Difficulty while obtaining an "S" Rank, you'll recieve a special message from the developers during your final debriefing.

Contributed By: Mobius2004.

Secrets

Defeating the 8492nd Squadron During ''8492''

In order to obtain an "S" Rank on this mission, you must engage and destroy members of the 8492nd Squadron. Upon a first glance, this may prove difficult as these enemies use ECM almost exclusivley. In order to prevent this, destory the E-767 Jammer Aircraft accompanying the 8492nd.

The E-767 is the first enemy aircraft targeted once the 8492nd Squadron appears. Be careful to evade the initial barrage of missiles and destory the jammer. Giving your Wingmen the ATTACK Command while the facing the target is most likely easier than trying to destory the plane yourself.

Contributed By: Mobius2004.