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| The following is a complete aircraft list (in order): |
Sea-Green (Wang) level 1
White w/ Blue Stripes (Tempel) level 3
Silver (Ciffred) level 2
White w/ Blue Stripes (Rigaux) level 4
Black (LEVY) level 6
Yellow Stripes (De Vico) level 7
Yellow (Vrisala) level 8
Blue-Silver (Tuttle) level 9
Red (Mrkos) level 5
Winter Camo (Kwee) level 16
White with red stripes (Olmstead) level 15
White with blue stripes (Faye) level 10
Blue Tiger Stripes (Gunn) level 13
White with red stripes (Urata) level 12
White with blue and red stripes (Neujmin) level 11
Gray (Abell) level 14
Gray Camo with yellow wing tips (Yellow Squadron)
White with blue andred stripes (Halley) level 17
Silver Camo (Smirnova) level 18
X-02 (multirole) (last aircraft)
|Fly Erusian planes||100%|
| After you have shot down an ace on a level, highlight the plane that |
he was flying in the hangar. Press Down after you have acquired or
purchased the color. If it is the correct paint job, you will see
the letters IF.I.A.IF. somewhere on the plane. The SU-37 has Yellow
13's paint job, the X-02 is white, since there is not an Erusian
version. Also, the F-14 does not have the letters F.E.A.F., but has
the Erusian symbol (an orange triangle with a white circle inside).
| You may not always hear the Yellows say that they have been |
shot down. Sometimes you will hear AWACS or a friendly say "A
Yellows hit and trailing smoke. Whose kill was that?"
| There is an easier way to get the 3 X-02s rather than going |
through the entire game. After the game is completed, the "Free
Mission" option will be unlocked. Select this option and choose a
difficulty setting (normal for the gray X-02, hard for the black
X-02, or expert for the silver X-02). Select any mission to play on
that difficulty setting. If you get an "S" rank on all the missions,
the X-02 becomes available. This allows you to skip all of the
missions you got an "S" on when you went through the full game. For
example, if you got an "S" on all but 3 missions, you only have
to play those missions instead of the entire game.
|Fly with missile||100%|
| Play in free flight mode with a fast jet. Flip on the afterburners |
and fly up at a 45 degree angle. Get up to about 47,000 ft. When you
get up to 1120 mph, do a vertical nose dive with the afterburners
still on. Continue in the dive until you get down to 15,000 feet and
level off. If you got your speed up to at least 1375 mph, switch the
view to behind the plane and fire a missile. If you are flying fast
enough, you should see the missile flying along side your plane.
|*** This game is also titled Ace Combat 4: Distant Thunder. Bonus options||100%|
| Complete all 18 missions, then save the game. Load the |
saved game to unlock the following new options at the main menu. The
"Special Continue" option allows the entire game to be replayed with
new fighters and weapons, plus the money earned in the 1st game.
The "Free Mission" option allows any mission to be played. The
"Trial Mission" option allows the game to be played in either score
attack or time attack modes. The "Scene Viewer" allows FMV sequences
to be played. The "Music Player" option allows any of the 36 songs
in the game to be played.
|Shattered Skies: Radio transmission||100%|
| Do not bother going after the Yellow Squadron fighters. They are |
nearly impossible to hit. If you do manage to get enough hits on one
to qualify as a kill, it will not go down. Instead, a red radio
transmission will appear as follows. *** You do not get any points
|Whisky Corridor: Second SR-71||100%|
| There is a 2nd SR-71 Blackbird on this mission. At any time |
during the mission, fly to the southwest corner of the map at about
15,000 feet, just north of the RTB line.
|Glitch: Impossible speed||100%|
| This trick only works with jets that have high speed and can go over |
40,000 feet in altitude (X-02, S-37, Su-37) .Press R2 to go way up
holding down over 40,000 feet (near space). Keep going in a circle
while R2 is held. Go up and down slightly until the speed reaches
1665, then dive. If done correctly, when you dive the impossible
speed should be about 1788 (if fast enough). Actually it will be
about 1725. *** Try practicing this trick in free flight mode.
|Shattered Skies: Shoot down SR-71||100%|
| In the "Shattered Skies" mission, the fast moving plane you are |
locked onto when the mission 1st starts is an SR-71. You can shoot
it down by heading towards the back of the combat area and climbing
to about 30,000 ft. Head it off and you should be able to shoot it
Quickly tap the Analog-stick Down as the mission starts. If done
correctly, the SR-71 (which is the orange triangle) should still be
blinking. This is the chance to get the Sr-71. Using the X-02 is
recommended, due to its powerful speed.
|Easy "Yellow" kills||100%|
| Use the following trick to kill the Yellows during the final |
missions. First, acquire the SU-37. Now, go into battle with the
QAAM (the SU-37's default weapon) equipped. When you engage a
Yellow, immediately lock-on and fire a QAAM at him. This weapon will
travel to the ends of the earth to hunt down its target. Even if it
takes five minutes, the missile is 99% likely to hit the Yellow.
With an average of five Yellows a mission (except the last one),
they will be easy. This trick also works with other airborne
|Preview airplanes and weapons||100%|
| When you are in the hanger looking at the airplanes or weapons, hold |
Square. You will be able to look all around the airplane or weapon.
| The best way to kill is to get in the cockpit view and go to work. |
When done correctly the kill will happen much faster and you will
save missiles. If done in the HUD view or where you can see the
entire plane, then chances are you will waste several missiles
trying to kill enemies. Also use your bullets wisely to cut off
paths of escape; this will assist you further.
When on a mission and are "dog-fighting" in air-to-air combat, press
Circle(2 ). When you do this, you will fire 2 missiles at the same
time. This destroys your target immediately with 2 shots, rather
than hitting it only once and still having the risk of it shooting
you and your allies.
While dogfighting in air-to-air combat, switch to the cockpit view.
Lock on to your nearest enemy and fire a missile. Immediately after
you fire the missile, shoot your guns. However, instead of hitting
the enemy fighter, aim for the air in front and around it. The enemy
fighter will try to dodge the bullets, thus steering into the
| Under some difficulty settings, you can only be hit with a missile |
2 or 3 times. This is different for the higher difficulty
settings. In Ace mode, you will be shot down by one missile.
Immediately when sum1 locks onto you and fires a missile, look at
your radar. The moment when the missile is about to hit you, barrel
roll. This is a difficult feat to perform but is quite impressive.
This move only happens very rarely. If one of the planes lock on and
manages to fire a missile and it is on your tail, you can blow a
plane right out of the sky with the enemy's missle. Rush towards an
enemy that is coming at you. In the split 2nd it is about there,
try your best to dodge it. if done correctly, the enemy missile will
hit the enemy. Another way of missile dodging happens when you have
a missile on your tail. Dive down, come to about 6 to 7
thousand feet, then rise up. The missile should deflect and hit the
ground. This is also successful when you have ground targets. You
can save your own missiles. *** The X-02 stealth plane us
|Losing tough enemies||100%|
| Use the following tricks when you have a group of enemies on you, or |
just one that will not give up. Find a very mountainous area and try
to lose your enemy in there at full speed. Zigzag in and out until
the enemy cannot find you. They will not follow you into this
mountain area. If dealing with multiple enemies, disengage, climb to
40,000 feet at full throttle, take a breather, then re-engage and
destroy the enemy. Use this technique against the Yellow Squadron in
the 2nd part of the Siege Of Farbanti mission.
|Shattered Skies: Yellows leave early||100%|
| Hitting a Yellow early will not kill them, but may make him and |
other Yellows leave the area early, after he gripes about being hit.
|Nose dive recovery||100%|
| If you are in a nose dive and your speed is over 700 mph, do not |
drop below 2,000 feet. There is a small chance that your plane will
pull up again because gravity will pull it down into the ground. If
you are, lucky you will escape with 98% damage.
| Win the game under the expert difficulty setting |
to unlock the ace difficulty setting.
|Hold Triangle to zoom. Use the Right Analog-stick to pan around.|
| When in a dogfight, there are some things you can do to help. First, |
do not go after the Yellows. Also, choose a plane that does well in
air to air attacks. Use the machine gun if the target is close. Do
not waste your missiles, as there may be a surprise during the
mission (as in the Shattered Skies level). In this level, after the
time is up and you have enough points, 6 B2 bombers appear.
Finally, Do not stay too low.
You must to learn how to control every aspect of your fighter. One
thing you must do is learn how to use your airbrakes. Mastering the
use of this will help you swing the tail end of your jet around and
get behind your enemy faster. Also, learn how to do is maneuver at
high speeds, close to the ground. This not only helps evade missiles
(which will crash harmlessly into the ground), but in multi-player
mode when your playing sum1 who is not proficient at flying low.
Even in close range, if you have a straight lock, use it. If you
definitely know that the enemy will not move in time, taking them
down with a missile is faster and more efficient than using guns.
Besides, you can reload at any point in the mission. Finally, use
your radar to its full advantage, watching for enemies not only
behind you, but on your left and right as well. If you know they are
coming, then the attacks they send can be easily avoided and have no
effect on your fighting. Mastering these things are the main ways to
become a top ace at dogfighting.
|Watch missile or bomb when fired||100%|
| While flying any jet, lock on to a target (ground or air) and hold |
Circle. This will allow you to watch your missile or bomb from the
time it leaves the jet until it hits the target. *** You have to
be careful or your jet may crash.
| In order to successfully evade a SAM, fly directly at it at full |
speed. If you feel the engagement is not good, then break off.
However, do not break off until you have tried at least once. If it
works, you will pass over it and any missile fired will miss you.
When you pass over the SAM, hit the brakes, turn sharply, and head
at it again, but this time fire. Pass the SAM at about 100 feet.
|Easier ground battle||100%|
| The best way to destroy multiple ground targets is to fly the F-15 |
Active using the FREB (fuel - air explosive bomb). This will destroy
about 6 to 10 targets if they are close together.
|Safe Return: Easy completion||100%|
| There are about eleven balloons ahead of you, up and down and to the |
side slightly. Now, turn right and go until you cross a mountain,
4 to 6 balloons later. Now, turn right again. Blast balloons
until time runs out. It is possible to get an "S" rank under the ace
difficulty setting using this method, with just balloons, not
counting the planes.
When you start the mission, your radar will have blinking dots all
around. The dots are actually the blimps and not the noise. This
will help find the blimps' location and hopefully increase your
| Use the following trick to defeat Megalith with an "S" rank. First, |
destroy all Yellow aircraft possible. Next, fly past Megalith until
you see an red-orange triangle. Shoot that aircraft down and return
to Megalith. Go through the right tunnel and shoot the generator.
Continue to destroy the next generator in the left tunnel. Now, go
to the side of Megalith and destroy the last generator. After all
generators are gone, destroy the 2 missiles that appear just
ahead. Turn around as fast as possible, as the next 2 missiles
will only remain for a minute after the generators are destroyed.
Next, destroy the big missile in the center and do not forget to
|How to find secret theplanes||100%|
|To find the special aircraft they are mostly found and the top of the map in your map these will appear as an orange triangle instead of a yellow one but these will appear in your radar if you get close but some missions like whiskey corridor a special aircraft can be found on the left side of your map. when you shot down all 18 aircraft you will unlock the su 37 yellow.|
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| Use the following steps to unlock all aircraft, including special |
colors. First, acquire an aircraft by destroying it in battle. This
is easy, except for 3 aircraft. Forget the ground targets and
dogfight instead, which is the true nature of an ace. You can
acquire 3 different paint schemes for each aircraft. Two of the
paint schemes can be acquired by destroying that color aircraft in
battle. To acquire the special brightly colored 3rd aircraft, you
must find and kill the pilot flying it. On each level of the game
there is a single hidden aircraft (eighteen total hidden aircraft).
Each one of these aircraft has a specific pilot. When you see the
aircraft in front of you and lock on, it will display the pilot's
name next to the aircraft name and lock on square. For example,
"S-37A SMIRNOVA". The hidden aircraft will not show up on radar
until you get nearby. On radar, the aircraft will be marked with a
red triangle instead of yellow. Each hidden aircraft is always in
the same place on their specific level. This is always in an empty
spot on the map away from the main combat zone. The aircraft can
usually be found directly behind the main combat zone. Last but not
least are the 3 remaining aircraft. To acquire the Yellow
Squadron fighter (SU-37) of your nemesis Yellow-13, you must kill
all of the pilots with names flying the special colored aircraft
To unlock the X-02 Stealth, get an "S" rank on all 18 missions under
In order to get the 2nd X-02, finish the game getting an "S" rank
under the hard difficulty setting. This will unlock a black plane.
Finish the game under the expert difficulty setting with an "S" rank
on all missions will unlock the last X-02. This one is silver.
You can get the Tiger Striped F-4E by completing the game once under
any difficulty setting, then using the Sp. Continue option. To
unlock the 2nd X-02 aircraft you must get an "S" rank on all
eighteen missions under the hard difficulty setting. The 3rd X-02
is unlocked by getting an "S" rank on all eighteen missions under
the expert difficulty setting.
| Win the game in ace mode. *** You may also need |
to obtain S-class for all missions.
|Broken Arrows: See northern lights||98%|
|Look up in the night sky and you can see the northern lights.|
|Evading AA gunfire||98%|
| Barrel roll and you will only get hit with one or 2 bullets |
maximum. *** This trick is especially useful in Ace mode, when a
good round of bullets can get you killed.
|Alternate opening sequence||98%|
| To see a different plane other than the F-22 flying lead at the |
opening, go into a mission or free flight and choose a different
plane. Crash your plane or quit the mission and return to the title
screen. When the opening sequence plays again, whatever plane and
secondary weapon you selected will appear instead of the F-22.
|New multi-player levels||96%|
| When you win the game in any mode, you will unlock 3 more |
|Breaking Arrows: XB-70||96%|
| There is an XB-70 at the top left at about 30,000 ft. |
The enemy XB-70 can be shot down to earn extra points. The plane can
be found all the way at the back of the combat area at high
altitude. The plane is visible on radar to the left on the 1st
| Win the game under the hard difficulty setting to |
unlock the expert difficulty setting.
|On the almost end of the combat zone on the left there is an hidden SR-71 at about 30,000 it may be hidden on the down left or the up left.|
|Safe Return: Easy completion||71%|
| There are about eleven balloons ahead of you, up and down and to the side|
slightly. Then, turn right and go until you cross a mountain, four to six
balloons later. Then, turn right again. Blast balloons until time runs out.
It is possible to get an "S" rank under the ace difficulty setting using
this method, with just balloons, not counting the planes.
|Every time you destroy a target with a tower or tower like structure, you will 99% of the time have a remaining peice of the tower left. I found that out on accident from when I played lv. 5, Lifeline, and traveled a little too fast going downword and pulled up only to find that the destroyed building went straight through my plane without damaging me at all.|
|Easiest way to kill aircrafts||25%|
|The best way to get closer distance to the enemy aircrafts is to increase your speed and try to get as straight to the enemy as possible to get a better chance to shoot the enemies down!|