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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 exorbitant amount of credits to unlock and upgrade.


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.



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 universe

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

Game Analysis

Ace Combat Infinity

"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."

How to Unlock

The XFA-27 can be unlocked through the Aircraft Tree.
Stats and Prices Lv.1-10
Lv. Cst SP MO ST AA AG DF Price
1 825 C+ C+ C+ B C+ D+ 4,590,000
2 874 B B B B C+ C 2,727,000
3 923 B+ B+ B B B C+ 3,942,000
4 972 A B+ B+ B+ B+ B 4,644,000
5 1021 A+ A A A B+ B+ 7,047,000
6 1070 A+ A+ A A B+ A 14,850,000
7 1119 A+ A+ A A A A+ 7,290,000
8 1168 S S A A+ A S 8,100,000
9 1217 S S+ A+ A+ A S+ 8,910,000
10 1266 S+ S+ A+ A+ A S+ 9,990,000
Stats and Prices Lv.11-20
Lv. Cst SP MO ST AA AG DF Price
11 1317 S+ S+ A+ A+ A+ S+ 11,070,000
12 1368 S+ S+ S S A+ S+ 12,690,000
13 1419 S+ S+ S S A+ S+ 13,500,000
14 1470 S+ S+ S+ S A+ S++ 15,525,000
15 1521 S+ S+ S+ S A+ S++ 17,010,000
16 1591 S++ S+ S+ S+ S S++ 22,464,000
17 1661 S++ S+ S+ S+ S S++ 25,650,000
18 1717 S++ S+ S+ S+ S+ S++ 28,863,000
19 1780 S++ S+ S+ S+ S+ S++ 36,882,000
20 1843 S++ S+ S+ S+ S+ S+++ 46,521,000

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Weapon Ammo Lv.1-10
1 520 136 14
2 590 138 16
3 660 140 18
4 730 142 20 40
5 800 144 22 44
6 856 146 24 48
7 912 148 26 52 14
8 968 150 28 56 15
9 1024 152 29 60 16
10 1080 154 30 64 17
Weapon Ammo Lv.11-20
11 1136 158 31 66 18
12 1192 162 32 68 19
13 1248 166 33 70 20
14 1304 170 34 72 21
15 1360 174 36 76 22
16 1416 176 37 78 23
17 1472 178 38 80 24
18 1528 180 39 82 25
19 1584 182 40 84 26
20 1640 184 42 88 27

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 36 / 38 36 / 38 36 / 38
Lv.6-14 38 / 40 38 / 40 38 / 40
Lv.15-19 39 / 41 39 / 41 39 / 41
Lv.20 40 / 42 40 / 42 40 / 42

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
  • Lv.20: Grandmaster



Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy

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

How to Unlock

Achieve the rank of Brigadier General. Costs 255,000 credits.


XFA-27 stats



  • 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


Ace Combat: Joint Assault

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

How to Unlock

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


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


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


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.


Ace Combat Xi: Skies of Incursion

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

How to Unlock

Complete the game once on Easy difficulty.


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

Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception

XFA-27 (Aurelia)
"Originally developed as an experimental aircraft, its true capabilities are veiled in secrecy."

How to Unlock

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


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


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

Named Pilots

Scarface 1 - Found in Operation X. Spawns after one ADF-01 remains.


Ace Combat 2

"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.


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



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.
  • The XFA-27 features internal weapon bays in all of the handheld games. Ace Combat Infinity is the only appearance where it had external hardpoints.
  • 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 that is not designated with a certain name, only its design 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-.


  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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