In the last cutscene for Ace Combat Zero, you would notice a blue flag flying on top of a building where Pixy's interview takes place. That's why.
Because that is the default aircraft at the start of the VR missions.
It only list the planes the character canonically used. The special planes in Infinity strengthened the case. For example, thanks to the J35J -Cipher- (minus the paint scheme), we know that Cipher flew the Draken during the early days of the Belkan War.
The "Player's choice" was added because, as Mobius 1 is a player character like most others, we get to pick whatever plane we can use from the available roster.
For your second question, no.
For your third question, see the Ace Combat 3 mission Zero Gravity.
Different pilot. Not the same character.
It was targeting in the general direction where Gracemeria is.
You put both the F-15K and F-15EX. With the addition of the latter, this makes the former redundant. They look too similar to each other.
Hold your horses.
Even with Kono and PA already announcing a surprise for this year, I would rather wait for a more polished release compared to AC7 (which, as we already know, ran into development trouble and almost got shot down by executive intervention).
Cut them some slack. They delivered a good game and brought back life into the franchise, so they deserve rest after so long.
@Anzac-A1 - nope, a little more complicated.
According to a test pilot who flew both the F-22 and YF-23, the latter is comparable, if not superior to the latter.
Some of the rest is a little more straighforward: Lockheed is good at marketing, and the USAF thinks the F-22 is better manageable.
Even though it never went into production, the YF-23 holds quite the beauty: the two spaced engines, the ruddervators, the diamond wings.
@Rex bombardier 9 - as I've stated earlier, unsupported fanon.
EDIT: Besides, where did you get the information that GR used the Nosferatu?
As I've said earlier: until PA confirms it, we have to wait.
Yeah, what you saw or heard was from a time when unsupported fanon was quite rampant within the Wikia. Now that was done away with, thankfully.
Until PA confirms, we have to wait.
If you read the 'Early drsigns' subsection under 'History,' more carefully, the article explicitly mentioned the possibility of a predecessor being involved with the designing (edit: and development) of the aircraft.
Well, there was a concept game that was rumored to be centered around Yellow 13.
I wouldn't exactly call the "Cinderella" nickname a Disney reference as the tale existed long before the House of Mouse came.
Are we going to eat the whole thing?
A rule of thumb: not all codes use the two letters derived from the name of the airbase. A real-life example would be Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska where it has the 'AK' tailcode
Edit: (Looks like 'AK' means Alaska)