The A-10A -Distant Thunder- 2 Star Aircraft.png (also stylized as A-10A -DISTANT THUNDER-) is a special variant of the A-10A Thunderbolt II. It is available for $2.49 as Downloadable Content in Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation, and was available as a Limited-Time Drop in late February 2015 in Ace Combat Infinity.

The paint scheme featured on the DistantThunder A-10 is based on the ace pilot of the same name from Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War. They piloted a YA-10B during the mission Heartbreak One, and, upon shooting them down, their paint scheme was available as the YA-10B's SP color. The ace's callsign, and, in turn, the special aircraft's name, is a reference to Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies's alternate name in Europe: Ace Combat: Distant Thunder.

Game Analysis

Ace Combat Infinity

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"A special version of the A-10A featuring a lightning pattern across its entire body.
It features robust and reliable performance and is an excellent air-to-ground attacker.
Resembling the ferocity of a lightning storm, its attacks overwhelm enemies, allowing allied ground troops to progress in their mission.
*The aircraft color is based off the color of a named aircraft that appears in ACE COMBAT 5 The Unsung War (Ace Combat Squadron Leader [EU])."
Hangar

How to Unlock

The aircraft was only available as a Limited-Time Drop in late February of 2015.
Lv. Cst Price GUN MSL FAEB RKTL 4AGM SP MO ST AA AG DF
1 625 1,410 839 108 8 D D C+ D C E+
2 665 94,340 922 110 10 D+ D+ C+ D C+ D
3 705 133,760 1006 112 12 D+ D+ B D C+ D+
4 745 190,080 1090 114 13 14 C D+ B+ D+ B C
5 785 247,810 1174 118 14 16 C+ C B+ D+ B C+
6 825 580,100[a] 1258 122 15 18 C+ C B+ D+ B+ B
7 865 259,080 1342 126 16 20 40 B C+ A D+ A B+
8 905 411,140 1426 130 17 22 44 B C+ A D+ A A
9 945 633,600 1510 134 18 23 48 B+ B A D+ A A
10 985 1,492,480 1595 138 20 24 52 B+ B A+ C A A+
11[b] 1032 1,999,360 1679 142 21 25 54 A B+ A+ C A+ S
12[b] 1079 2,661,120 1763 146 22 26 56 A B+ S C S S+
13[b] 1126 3,322,880 1847 150 23 27 58 A+ A S C+ S S+
14[b] 1173 4,660,480 1931 154 24 28 60 S A S+ C+ S+ S+
15[b] 1220 5,322,240 2016 158 26 30 64 S A+ S+ C+ S+ S+
16[b] 1280 6,800,640 2094 160 27 31 66 S+ A+ S+ B S+ S+
17[b] 1340 7,772,160 2172 162 28 32 68 S+ A+ S+ B+ S+ S++
18[b] 1399 8,757,760 2250 164 29 33 70 S+ S S+ B+ S+ S++
19[b] 1458 11,179,520 2328 166 30 34 72 S+ S S+ A S+ S++
20[b] 1517 14,094,080 2407 168 36 36 76 S+ S S++ A S+ S++
Part Slots
At Lv.1, this aircraft carried 19 BODY, 22 ARMS, and 19 MISC part slots. See Tuning § Slot Expansion for further information.
Nickname
Upgrading this aircraft to Level 20 unlocked the Electric Thunder nickname for use at any time.

Skins

Gallery

Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation

For more information, see A-10A Thunderbolt II.

Gallery

Footnotes

  1. Players could use one Nonstandard Upgrade Request Form instead of credits for the Lv.6 upgrade.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Lv. Cap Increase Request Forms were required to unlock Lv.11 and each level afterward, one per level. Credits and research were also required for each level as usual.

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