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The T-50 PAK-FA (Perspektivny Aviatsionny Kompleks Frontovoy Aviatsii, literally "Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation") is a prototype version of the Sukhoi Su-57, a fifth-generation fighter aircraft developed for the Russian Air Force.

The T-50 made its debut in Ace Combat: Assault Horizon in 2011. It was later featured in Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy and Ace Combat Infinity.



Prior to the impact of the 1994XF04 Ulysses asteroid, the Usean Rebel Forces was the sole known operator of the aircraft, whose nation of origin is uncertain. The most notable user of the aircraft was the Albireo Squadron's leader, Edgar Grint, who was killed in battle with Scarface Squadron over Snider's Top while intending to prevent the advance of the Usean Allied Forces towards the rebel headquarters in Saint Ark during the Usean Continental War.[1] Another notable pilot was Death Rave 2000, who was seen over the Payton Channel during Beast Squadron's engagement with Scarface Squadron.[2]

Assault Horizon universe


Andrei Markov clashing with William Bishop over Miami

In the Assault Horizon continuity, the PAK-FA was secretly developed by Russia as part of an effort to develop a stealth combat aircraft to supersede the MiG-29 Fulcrum and Su-27 Flanker, able of participating in ground attack or air superiority operations while remaining hidden from radar. It possessed highly dense armor and powerful stealth capabilities, likely born from the Soviet from the research on the application of metamaterials for radar invisibility from the CFA-44 Nosferatu by scientists in Romania.[citation needed]

Scheduled to enter service with the VVS in 2016, two late model prototypes were handed over to Andrei Markov and Sergei Illich.[citation needed]

Towards the end of the 2015-2016 civil war in Russia, Markov loaded his aircraft with the last remaining Trinity missile and departed to Central America with Illich and several pilots to carry out a suicide attack against the US leadership in Washington. Markov and his men were engaged and ultimately shot down by the Warwolf Squadron and the USAF in battles through Miami and the capital before their mission could be carried out.[citation needed]

Infinity universe

The T-50 was acquired from Russia by Wernher and Noah Enterprises and mass produced using their Advanced Automated Aviation Plant for sale to United Nations Forces and associated air mercenary groups. During Operation Eternal Liberation, the USEA Federation obtained or produced the PAK-FA from captured Wernher facilities and used it in operations around the world against the UNF.

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Game analysis

Ace Combat Infinity

"This aircraft was created based on the plans for the PAK-FA (from the Russian for "Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation"). It has very high stealth capabilities, and represents the culmination of Russian Air Force technology. Featuring prominent maneuverability due to a thrust vectoring nozzle and excellent stealth against radar, it boasts top class aerial combat capabilities. Currently known by its name during its design phase, the "T-50"."
Stats and Prices Lv.1-10
Lv. Cst SP MO ST AA AG DF Price
1 750 C+ C+ D B+ D E+ 673,920
2 795 B B D+ B+ D E+ 63,180
3 840 B+ B+ D+ A D D 105,300
4 885 B+ A D+ A+ D+ D+ 136,890
5 930 A A+ C A+ D+ C 179,010
6 975 A+ S C A+ D+ C+ 547,560
7 1020 A+ S C S D+ B 395,930
8 1065 S S+ C+ S D+ B+ 551,780
9 1110 S S+ C+ S+ C A+ 800,280
10 1155 S+ S+ C+ S+ C S 1,158,300
Stats and Prices Lv.11-20
Lv. Cst SP MO ST AA AG DF Price
11 1202 S+ S+ B S+ C S+ 2,316,600
12 1249 S+ S+ B S+ C S+ 2,063,880
13 1296 S+ S+ B+ S+ C S+ 3,032,640
14 1343 S+ S+ B+ S+ C S+ 4,254,120
15 1390 S+ S+ B+ S+ C S+ 5,180,760
16 1456 S++ S++ A S+ C+ S++ 7,539,480
17 1515 S++ S++ A S+ C+ S++ 8,634,600
18 1574 S++ S++ A+ S++ C+ S++ 9,708,660
19 1633 S++ S++ A+ S++ B S++ 12,404,340
20 1692 S++ S++ A+ S++ B S++ 15,626,520

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Weapon Ammo Lv.1-10
1 108 126 20
2 118 128 28
3 129 130 32
4 139 132 36 14
5 150 134 40 16
6 161 136 44 18
7 172 138 48 20 26
8 183 140 52 22 28
9 194 142 54 23 29
10 206 144 56 24 30
Weapon Ammo Lv.11-20
11 217 148 58 25 31
12 228 152 60 26 32
13 239 156 62 27 33
14 250 160 64 28 34
15 262 164 68 30 36
16 271 166 70 31 37
17 280 168 72 32 38
18 289 170 74 33 39
19 298 172 76 34 40
20 308 174 80 36 42

Part Slots
These are the minimum / maximum part slots this aircraft carries at the respective levels. Part slots can be added until they reach maximum by repeatedly sortieing with the aircraft; see Tuning for more information. A maximum of 7 parts can be equipped at any time, regardless of available slots.

BODY / Max ARMS / Max MISC / Max
Lv.1-5 26 / 38 24 / 38 25 / 38
Lv.6-14 28 / 40 26 / 40 27 / 40
Lv.15-19 29 / 41 27 / 41 28 / 41
Lv.20 30 / 42 28 / 42 29 / 42

Upgrading this aircraft to these levels will unlock the respective nicknames for use at any time.

  • Lv.3: Compound Eyes
  • Lv.10: Aquila
  • Lv.15: Hero of the Russian Federation
  • Lv.20: Ruler of Frozen Grounds

Skin Galleries


Russian Air Force black body


T-50 Event Skin -01


Snow camouflage



T-50 Event Skin -02 icon


T-50 prototype livery





Russian Air Force splinter camouflage



Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy

"A prototype fighter equipped with stealth capabilities and advanced radar."
Complete 6 Survival Missions. Costs 162,000 credits.
PAK FA stats
  • C01: Gray body
  • C02: Russian Air Force paint job
  • C03: PAK-FA prototype color scheme
  • C04: Brown version of Color 2
  • C05: Black with gold lining
  • C06: Green variant of Color 2


Ace Combat: Assault Horizon

"A cutting-edge stealth fighter developed from a combination of Russian Air Force technologies. It boasts top class air battle power thanks to the outstanding maneuverability it gets from its thrust deflection nozzle and its low detection properties in regards to radar. PAK-FA is an abbreviation of the Russian word for "Future Airborne Complex - Frontline Aviation." Because it is a prototype, many details such as on-board armaments are shrouded in secrecy."
Complete the campaign in any difficulty.
Speed: High
Mobility: High
Stability: Medium
Fire Power: Maximum
Defense: High
4AAM x32
QAAM x36
Experimental Weapon 1 x3
Flares x6
Color 1: Black body.
Color 2: Russian air superiority camouflage.
Color 3: Splinter camouflage with frontal shark's mouth. Andrei Markov's personal aircraft.
DLC: Akula



  • Both Illich and Markov (especially the latter one) are capable of doing two counter-maneuvers that the player is incapable of doing. The first that can be described as a half Kulbit where Markov/Illich turn their PAK-FA directly towards the player often damaging the players aircraft with their Machine Gun. The other which is the Cobra turn, an advanced version of the Cobra Maneuver which is performed by tilting the nose upwards and then yawing right and heading back towards the player.
  • Also, Markov's aircraft can release a salvo of 4 missiles with capabilities resembling 4AAM and QAAM that can fly backwards towards the player in the final battle between Warwolf 1 and Markov. These missiles can only be spoofed if flares are deployed within the final phase of the missile homing onto the target or alternatively, the utilization of an ECM will completely neutralize all missiles both before, during and after launch towards the player.
  • The jet model used in the series features instruments that in real life are solely use for testing the prototype, such as the extension on the nose tip and the many pitot tubes. The real production aircraft will likely lack most of these instruments, as they provide no benefit in combat.


  1. Final Countdown. Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy.
  2. Hunting Season. Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy.

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