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"The last hope for the Special Tactical Fighter Squadron Scarface"
― Official Facebook page[1]

The XFA-27 is a unique multirole aircraft. It was one of the first original aircraft designs to be featured in an Ace Combat game, specifically Ace Combat 2 in 1997, alongside the ADF-01 FALKEN and XB-10. Since its original appearance, it has mostly been restricted to handheld titles such as Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception and Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy +.

In March of 2015, the XFA-27 was added to Ace Combat Infinity, its first home console appearance in 18 years. Along with the R-101 Delphinus #1, the XFA-27 is a late-game aircraft available at the far end of the Aircraft Tree, requiring an exuberant amount of credits to unlock and upgrade.

DescriptionEdit

The XFA-27 adopts a sleek, angular design with variable geometry wings and high-output engines, giving it an extreme level of maneuverability and acceleration. A distinguishing feature of the jet is its ability to release four missiles in quick succession. Its cockpit uses COFFIN in a very limited degree, employing cameras beneath the cockpit to ensure maximum visibility while retaining a conventional glass canopy.

HistoryEdit

StrangerealEdit

The XFA-27 was developed in haste by the Usean Allied Forces as their "last hope" to defeat the Usean Rebel Forces during the Usean Continental War. The aircraft was given to Phoenix, who was similarly hired as a last-ditch effort to quell the rebellion.[1]

Infinity universeEdit

No details are known on the aircraft's history in the Infinity universe.

Game AnalysisEdit

Ace Combat InfinityEdit

"A carrier-based stealth fighter which has been developed with the aim of creating an aircraft that can demonstrate extreme performance. Information on the country of origin and manufacturer has not been made public, making this a highly classified aircraft. Featuring an all-moving tail, canards and unique vectoring nozzles, it is capable of excellent maneuverability. It comes equipped with MSTM (Multiple-Launch Standard Missile) which can inflict significant damage, but requires the skills of a veteran pilot to use efficiently."
Hangar

How to Unlock

The XFA-27 can be unlocked through the Aircraft Tree.
Statistics
Lv. Cst SPD MOB STA A2A A2G DEF Credits Total Credits
1 825 C+ C+ C+ B C+ D+ 4,590,000 4,590,000
2 874 B B B B C+ C 2,727,000 7,317,000
3 923 B+ B+ B B B C+ 3,942,000 11,259,000
4 972 A B+ B+ B+ B+ B 4,644,000 15,903,000
5 1021 A+ A A A B+ B+ 7,047,000 22,950,000
6 1070 A+ A+ A A B+ A 14,850,000 37,800,000
7 1119 A+ A+ A A A A+ 7,290,000 45,090,000
8 1168 S S A A+ A S 8,100,000 53,190,000
9 1217 S S+ A+ A+ A S+ 8,910,000 62,100,000
10 1266 S+ S+ A+ A+ A S+ 9,990,000 72,090,000
11 1317 S+ S+ A+ A+ A S+ 11,070,000 83,160,000
12 1368 S+ S+ S S A+ S+ 12,690,000 95,850,000
13 1419 S+ S+ S S A+ S+ 13,500,000 109,350,000
14 1470 S+ S+ S+ S A+ S++ 15,525,000 124,875,000
15 1521 S+ S+ S+ S A+ S++ 17,010,000 141,885,000
Weapons
GUN MSL SOD MSTM ECM
Lv.1 520 136 14 0 0
Lv.2 590 138 16 0 0
Lv.3 660 140 18 0 0
Lv.4 730 142 20 40 0
Lv.5 800 144 22 44 0
Lv.6 856 146 24 48 0
Lv.7 912 148 26 52 14
Lv.8 968 150 28 56 15
Lv.9 1024 152 29 60 16
Lv.10 1080 154 30 64 17
Lv.11 1136 158 31 66 18
Lv.12 1192 162 32 68 19
Lv.13 1248 166 33 70 20
Lv.14 1304 170 34 72 21
Lv.15 1360 174 36 76 22

Part Slots
These are the minimum part slots this aircraft carries at the respective levels. More can be added by repeatedly sortieing with the aircraft (see below). Keep in mind that a maximum of 7 parts can be equipped at any time, regardless of available slots.

BODY ARMS MISC
Lv.1-5 36 36 36
Lv.6-14 38 38 38
Lv.15 39 39 39
This aircraft's part slots can be steadily increased by repeatedly sortieing with it. The "part slot expansion points" required are displayed below; when all of the points for one expansion are obtained, all three part slot categories will receive one additional slot and the left-over points will carry over towards the next expansion. After each sortie, players will receive anywhere between 100 to 130 expansion points (x2.5 for using two fuel, or x4.5 for using three fuel).

If any expansion is not displayed, then data is not yet available for that particular expansion.

Expansion Points Required Approx. Sorties
+1 98,731 759 - 987
Toggle Info on Part Slot Expansions

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

  • Lv.3: Fire Youngman
  • Lv.10: Last Hope
  • Lv.15: THE ONE

Colors

  • Default: Dark gray paint scheme

Gallery

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy +Edit

"Originally developed as an experimental aircraft, its true capabilities are veiled in secrecy."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Achieve the rank of Brigadier General. Costs $225,000.

Statistics

Speed: High
Air-to-Air: Medium
Air-to-Ground: Medium
Mobility: High
Stability: Low
Defense: Low

Special Weapons

Advanced Air-to-Ground Missile
Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile
Omnidirectional Multi-Purpose Missile

Colors

C01: Air superiority gray.
C02: Solvalou camouflage.
C03: Scarface Squadron livery.
C04: Disruptive brown camouflage.
C05: Dark yellow/mustard.
C06: Color 02 with blue/purple tone.

Gallery

Ace Combat: Joint AssaultEdit

"Originally developed as an experimental aircraft, its true capabilities are veiled in secrecy."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Complete "Desert Gust" in a second playthrough. Costs $380,000.

Statistics

Speed: Medium-High
Air-to-Air: Medium
Air-to-Ground: Medium
Mobility: Medium
Stability: Medium-High
Defense: Medium

Weapons

STDM x156
HACM x104
LGWM x208
HVWM x52
Quick Maneuver Air-to-Air Missile x16
Electronic Counter Measure Pod x16
Stand-off Dispenser x19
Omnidirectional Multi-Purpose Missile x28

Colors

C01: Air superiority camouflage.
C02: Ferris camouflage.
C03: Black body.
C04: Scarface Squadron camouflage.
C05: Gray body with black and blue highlights. Homage to Solvalou.
C06: Gray disruptive camouflage.

Gallery

Ace Combat Xi: Skies of IncursionEdit

"Originally developed as an experimental aircraft, its true capabilities are veiled in secrecy."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Complete the game once on Easy difficulty.

Statistics

Speed: High
Air-to-Air: Medium
Air-to-Ground: Low
Mobility: High
Stability: Medium-Low
Defense: Medium

Ace Combat X: Skies of DeceptionEdit

"Originally developed as an experimental aircraft, its true capabilities are veiled in secrecy."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Complete "Captive City". Costs $26,000.

Statistics

Speed: High
Air-to-Air: Medium
Air-to-Ground: Low
Mobility: High
Stability: Medium-Low
Defense: Medium

Special Weapons

Quick Maneuver Air-to-Air Missile
Stand-off Dispenser
Electronic Counter Measure Pod

Colors

Aurelia: Air superiority Gray
Leasath: Ferris camouflage.
Special 1: Black body.
Special 2: Scarface livery.

Named Pilots

Scarface 1 (Operation X)

Gallery

Ace Combat 2Edit

"An experimental fighter fielded by Scarface. Its name stands for "fighter" (F), "attacker (A) and "experimental" (X)."
― Description from NamCollection[citation needed]

How to Unlock

Destroy the Fox Force Four squadron in "Dead End" and complete the mission in Extra mode in any difficulty. Costs $500,000.

Statistics

Power: Maximum
Defense: Maximum
Mobility: Maximum
Stability: Medium-High
Climbing Ability: Maximum
Air to Air Combat: Maximum
Ground Attack: Maximum

Gallery

TriviaEdit

XFA-27 (Baseball Famista)

The XFA-27 in Pro Baseball Famista 2011

  • The XFA-27 appears as a guest "character" in the Nintendo 3DS game Pro Baseball Famista 2011, along with characters from other Bandai Namco Games franchises such as God Eater, THE iDOLM@STER and Tekken.
  • While the XFA-27's unique four-missile simultaneous fire does not appear in games post-Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception, the Omnidirectional Multi-Purpose Missile and Multiple-Launch Standard Missile serve this purpose in the aircraft's appearances in following games.
  • The XFA-27 is the only aircraft in the series, much less its development line (The XFA series) that is not designated with a certain name (Like the Apalis and Fenrir before and after it), only its production number.
    • However, a common theory going around is that the XFA-27's full name is the XFA-27 Scarface in honor of Scarface 1, who can be seen as its signature pilot. This is supported in Infinity, where a special version of it is designated the XFA-27 -Scarface1-.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Timeline Photos - ACE COMBAT -Official Fan Site-. Published on April 6, 2015. Retrieved on April 6, 2015.

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