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The YF-23 Black Widow II is a prototype fighter aircraft.

The aircraft debuted in Air Combat and subsequently appeared in numerous titles since.

History

Strangereal

The Black Widow first saw use during the Skully Islands insurrection and the Belkan War.

During the Skully Islands insurrection, the Scarface Squadron and the rebel forces both used the aircraft.

During the Belkan War, the Belkan Air Force was the most prominent user of the aircraft, being one the of signature aircraft of OADF defector Wizard Squadron.

During the Usean Continental War, the Usean Rebel Forces used the aircraft against the Usean Allied Forces. Notable pilots include URF ace Max&Goose and the ZOE Colonel.

During the Circum-Pacific War, the Belkan Air Force once again used the aircraft.

During the Aurelian War, the Black Widow had seen plenty of use from both the Leasath Air Force and the Aurelian Air Force. On the Aurelian side, notable pilots include the Aquila Squadron and the Falco Squadron. On the Leasathian side, one of the LAF's aces, callsign Spider, used the aircraft.

Joint Assault universe

During the Valahia Crisis, only one known pilot used the aircraft. This was the Valahian ace Bloodstone.

Assault Horizon universe

The Black Widow was available for use by Warwolf Squadron.

Infinity universe

Duirng Operation Eternal Liberation, both the USEA Federation and the UNF used Black Widows. A notable unit was the federation's Shadow Squadron.

Game analysis

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How to Unlock

Complete Destroy Military Port Facilities.

Statistics

  • Power: 100
  • Defense: 90
  • Mobility: 50
  • Stability: 10
  • Offense: 10

Gallery

How to Unlock

Complete El Dorado or Dark Star.

Statistics

  • Power: 90
  • Defense: 60
  • Mobility: 60
  • Stability: 90
  • Climbing Ability: 80
  • Air-to-Air: 80
  • Air-to-Ground: 80

Named Pilots

Gallery

"Nicknamed the "Black Widow II," this supersonic stealth fighter is known for its unique design, which achieves minimal air resistance and radar observability."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Complete Demon of the Round Table on Knight Ace Style, and defeat the Wizard Squadron. It costs 133,000 credits to purchase.

Statistics

Speed: 83
Mobility: 83
Stability: 80
Defense: 66
Air-to-Air: 94
Air-to-Ground: 58

Special Weapons

QAAM
NPB
BDSP

Gallery

YF-23 (Aurelia)
"This supersonic stealth fighter is know for its unique design, which achieves minimal air resistance and radar operability."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Statistics

ACEX Statistics YF-23A

Weapons

Named Pilots

  • Spider - Found in Armada. Spawns to the south after both carrier-borne F-35s are shot down.

Skins

  • Aurelia: Gray Ghost body.
  • Leasath: Gray digital camouflage.
  • Special 1: Black Widow II body.
  • Special 2: Solid white with blue wing trim. Vaguely resembles the Rockwell-MBB X-31 demonstrator.

Gallery

DESCRIPTION
This stealth fighter has a unique design, which combines high supersonic speed with low radar observability.
AVAILABILITY
Complete either version of "Nightwatch" on a second playthrough.
STATISTICS
  • Speed: High
  • Air-to-Air: Above Average
  • Air-to-Ground: Medium
  • Mobility: Excellent
  • Speed: Excellent
  • Defense: Medium
WEAPONS
COLORS
  • C01: Gray Ghost body.
  • C02: Gray digital camouflage.
  • C03: Black Widow II body.
  • C04: Solid white with blue wing trim. Vaguely resembles the Rockwell-MBB X-31 demonstrator.
  • C05: Black and red body with spiderwebs on wings.
  • C06: Wizard Squadron livery.
NAMED ACES
  • Bloodstone - Found in Dragon Lair. Spawns in the southeastern corner of the map in the beginning of the mission and flies to the north
GALLERY

DESCRIPTION
This demonstrator aircraft possesses both superior stealth performance and high speed flight performance. Selected as a finalist for the ATF (Advanced Tactical Fighter) competition, this aircraft's unique diamond-shaped wings and angled V-tail fins provide a low radar cross-section and also function to achieve minimal air resistance. The aircraft is commonly known as the "Black Widow II."
Produced under a license from Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation.
YF-23 Black Widow II is a trademark of Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation.
AVAILABILITY
Download aircraft. Unlocked by default in Enhanced Edition.
STATISTICS
  • Speed: Very high
  • Mobility: High
  • Stability: High
  • Firepower: High
  • Defense: High
WEAPONS
  • Standard Missile x230
  • Quick-Maneuver Air-to-Air Missile x36
  • Semi-Active Air-to-Air Missile x28
  • Flare x5
COLORS
  • COLOR 1 : United States Air Force Gray Ghost prototype scheme. Full gray.
  • COLOR 2 : United States Air Force gray digital camouflage.
  • COLOR 3 : United States Air Force Black Widow II prototype scheme. All black with high visibility roundels.

All Color schemes have "EG" tail code (Eglin Air Force Base, Florida).

GALLERY

"This stealth fighter has a unique design, which combines high supersonic speed with low radar observability."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Complete Kingpin on Hard or higher difficulty on a second playthrough. Costs 119,000 credits.

Statistics

YF-23A stats

Weapons

Colors

  • Color 1: Grey camouflage
  • Color 2: 2-tone brown camouflage
  • Color 3: Spiderweb design (Color 5 from Ace Combat: Joint Assault)
  • Color 4: Lighter brown version of Color 2
  • Color 5: Black/white version of Color 3
  • Color 6: Lime green/light brown camouflage

Named Pilots

  • Max&Goose - Found in El Dorado. Spawns with the enemy reinforcements.
  • ZOE Colonel

Gallery

"A prototype fighter with high stealth capabilities and excellent high speed flight. A candidate from the ATF (Advanced Tactical Fighter) program, with diamond shaped wings and a Y-shaped tail, reducing radar reflection surfaces and air resistance to absolutely minimal levels. Its nickname is the "Black Widow II"."
Hangar
Stats and Prices Lv.1-10
Lv. Cst SP MO ST AA AG DF Price
1 750 B+ C+ D B+ D E+ 315,900
2 795 B+ C+ D+ B+ D D 63,180
3 840 A B D+ A D D+ 88,460
4 885 A+ B+ D+ A+ D+ C 128,470
5 930 A+ B+ C A+ D+ C+ 197,970
6 975 S A C A+ D+ B 547,560
7 1020 S+ A+ C S D+ B+ 263,250
8 1065 S+ S C+ S D+ A 400,140
9 1110 S+ S+ C+ S+ C S 600,210
10 1155 S+ S+ C+ S+ C S+ 989,820
Stats and Prices Lv.11-20
Lv. Cst SP MO ST AA AG DF Price
11 1202 S+ S+ B S+ C S+ 1,979,640
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
Lv. GUN MSL SAAM HVAA HCAA
1 343 120 10
2 377 122 14
3 411 124 16
4 445 126 18 14
5 480 128 20 16
6 513 130 22 18
7 548 132 24 20 46
8 583 134 26 22 50
9 617 136 27 23 52
10 652 138 28 24 54
Weapon Ammo Lv.11-20
Lv. GUN MSL SAAM HVAA HCAA
11 686 142 29 25 56
12 720 146 30 26 58
13 755 150 31 27 60
14 789 154 32 28 62
15 824 158 34 30 66
16 856 160 35 31 68
17 888 162 36 32 70
18 920 164 37 33 72
19 952 166 38 34 74
20 984 168 40 36 76

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 24 / 38 26 / 38 25 / 38
Lv.6-14 26 / 40 28 / 40 27 / 40
Lv.15-19 27 / 41 29 / 41 28 / 41
Lv.20 28 / 42 30 / 42 29 / 42

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

  • Lv.3: Spider
  • Lv.10: Grey Ghost
  • Lv.15: Good Loser
  • Lv.20: Rough Diamond

Skins

  • Default: Grey Ghost livery
  • Event Skin #01: Digital camouflage pattern
  • Event Skin #02: Original "Black Widow II" livery
  • YF-23 “AC” Skin #01: White, red, and purple livery from Air Combat
  • YF-23 “AC” Skin #02: Black, blue, and purple livery. A variation of “AC” Skin #01.
  • "Wizard" Skin: Wizard Squadron livery

Gallery

References

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