|Real-world origin||United States of America|
|AC installments||Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War
|Secondary operators||Belka (BAF)
The Northrop F-20A Tigershark, original codename F-5G is an experimental variant of the F-5E Tiger II. The aircraft, whose development began in 1975, incorporates updated avionics/radar and a newer single engine, stronger than the Tiger II's weaker twin-engine.
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung WarEdit
In Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War, the F-20A Tigershark is a Fighter-class aircraft. It is the second aircraft of the F-5 family, and must be unlocked by filling the Tiger II's Kill Rate Gauge (60,800 pts.) Filling the F-20A's Gauge, in turn, unlocks the final aircraft of the family, the X-29A. Once unlocked, it can be bought for 11,900 credits.
The Tigershark, from a performance point of view, is superior to the F-5E, possessing an overall statistics increase. Air-to-Air makes a significant jump from 22 to 60, while speed, mobility and defense see an slight yet important upgrade. Stability remains unchanged, while Air-to-Ground drops from 47 to 25. SAAMs replace Unguided Bombs as the plane's special weapon, thus increasing its dogfighting potential.
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan WarEdit
In Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War, the F-20A Tigershark is a Fighter-class aircraft. It is used by a number of aces of the Belkan Air Force in the first half of the game: Anwalt in mission #05, the Vampir Squadron in mission #07 and Falter in #08.
It is unlocked by completing mission #04B, "Juggernaut - Op. Round Hammer". It can bought for 33,000 credits. Its special weapons arsenal includes 10 SAAMs, 8 Guided Penetration Bombs and 12 XAGMs, providing the aircraft with relatively balanced multi-role capabilities.
- The Ace Combat ZERO F-20A's Knight SP Scheme is an exact replica of the paintjob used in the F-20A of Shin Kazama, the main character of the famed anime franchise Area 88, which served as an inspiration for the Ace Combat series.
|F-* Line of Aircraft in the Ace Combat series|
|Lockheed Martin||F-2A Viper Zero • F-16XL • F-16C Fighting Falcon • F-16F Fighting Falcon F-16C Block 60 • F-22A Raptor • FB-22 Strike Raptor • F-35B Lightning II • F-35C Lightning II • F-117A Nighthawk|
|Northrop Grumman||F-5E Tiger II • F-14A Tomcat (Bombcat | Super Tomcat) • F-20A Tigershark • F6F Hellcat|
|McDonnell Douglas||F-15C Eagle • F-15E Strike Eagle • F-15S/MTD • F-4E Phantom II • F-4G Phantom II Wild Weasel • F-4X •|
F/A-18C Hornet (18D Hornet | 18E Super Hornet | 18F Super Hornet)
|Fictional||F-16XF Gyrfalcon • F-16XA Sakerfalcon • F-22C Raptor II • F-A Stealth Fighter • F-C Talon • F-E Talon II • F-G Hawk • F-H Hunter II • FZ-23 Stinger • F/A-18U Hornet ADV • F/A-18I Hornet • F/A-32C Erne|