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The F6F-5 Hellcat is a piston-powered fighter aircraft. A unique aircraft due to its antique nature, the F6F-5 cannot reach high speeds or equip missiles. However, it is highly agile and stable, allowing it to make tight maneuvers and excel in air-to-air combat.

The F6F-5's only appearances are on the latest handheld Ace Combat games, alongside the A6M5 Type Zero Carrier Fighter.

Game Analysis

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy

"This propeller fighter's design incorporates substantial armor while maintaining impressive mobility."
Hangar

How To Unlock

Earn a specific rank. Costs 100,000 credits.

Statistics

F6F-5 stats

Weapons

  • RCL x12 (x14 w/ Extra Hardpoint)
  • GPD x6 (x7 w/ Extra Hardpoint)
  • UGB x8 (x9 w/ Extra Hardpoint, costs 14,000 credits)
  • FAEB x8 (x9 w/ Extra Hardpoint, costs 24,000 credits)

Colors

  • C01: Navy blue
  • C02: Silver camouflage with tail and wing stripes
  • C03: Solid white
  • C04: White camouflage with tail and wing stripes
  • C05: Orange (customizable)
  • C06: Red camouflage with tail and wing stripes (customizable)

Gallery

Ace Combat: Joint Assault

F6F-5 Hellcat Model
"This propeller fighter's design incorporates substantial armor while maintaining impressive mobility."
Hangar

How To Unlock

Complete mission 1: Steel Axe in a second campaign playthrough. Costs $9,900.

Statistics

Hellcatjastats

Weapons

Colors

  • C01: Conventional two tone used by the U.S. Navy - navy blue on top, gray on bottom.
  • C02: Gray camouflage with invasion stripes. Modeled after some of the Hellcats flown by the Fleet Air Arm.
  • C03: Black with shark mouth. Modeled after the Hellcats flown by the VF-27 squadron.
  • C04: Two tone - ocean blue on top, white on bottom.
  • C05: Dark gray fuselage with yellow wings and red stripes
  • C06: Solid silver

Gallery

Trivia

  • Since the F6F-5 wasn't added to Ace Combat Infinity, it has never been properly classified as a Piston Fighter.
  • In Ace Combat: Joint Assault and Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy, since all aircraft guns deal the same or similar damage with the same rate of fire on every gun, the F6F-5 and A6M5 can actually deal more damage per second since the two aircraft have six and four guns installed on the respective aircraft.

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