History and characteristicsEdit
A joint collaboration between Lockheed Martin and Mitsubishi, the origins of the F-2A trace back to a plan of the Japanese government from the 1980s to produce a secondary fighter to replace the aging F-1 trainer aircraft and supplement its other main fighters, the F-4EJ and the F-15J, using the F-16 as a basis.
The Viper Zero owes its increased body size to the "Agile Falcon", a proposed US derivative of the F-16 with a larger body and an upgraded powerplant. The concept was ignored and abandoned by the USAF in favor of the Joint Strike Fighter program, but was revived under the FS-X program that would lead to the F-2A.
- Despite being an attacker in ACZ, it carries the highest load of XMAA's in the game, with 20 shots, following it the F-22A Raptor with 18.
- In Ace Combat: Assault Horizon it is classified as an attacker and cannot be eqipped with additional air to air weapons. However in reality it is a multirole fighter with air to ground capabilities as well.
|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|