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The A-6E Intruder is a carrier-based attacker aircraft developed for all weather scenarios.

History

Strangereal

In Ace Combat 2, Usean Rebel Forces deployed a limited number of Intruders during the Usean coup d'état, but they aircraft did not make an appearance in Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy's depiction of the conflict.

The Intruder was used by both the Osean Maritime Defense Force and the Yuktobanian Air Force during the Circum-Pacific War. The aircraft played a heavy role during Yuktobania's initial offensive, with numerous Intruders being sent to sink the OFS Kestrel during the Bombing of St. Hewlett.

The A-6E was seen at a scrapyard prior to the Lighthouse War.

During the early days of the Aurelian War, the Leasath Air Force operated the Intruder, with a notable pilot named Ari.

Infinity universe

During Operation Eternal Liberation, the Intruder was made available for UNF pilots.

Game Analysis

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

How to Unlock

This aircraft is not available to the player.

Gallery

Ace Combat Infinity

"An all-weather carrier-based aircraft featuring highly refined electronic systems for its time. It was developed with the intent of allowing it to fly low into enemy territory and use a selection of weapons to strike a critical blow.. Its nickname is "Intruder". It has also had a variety of other nicknames originating from its large front and slender rear section, including "Tadpole" and "Dog Ship"."
Hangar

How to Unlock

This aircraft is available for research on the Aircraft Tree after purchasing the LASM New Propulsion System S part.
Lv. Cst Price GUN MSL LASM 4AGM UGB SP MO ST AA AG DF
1 525 56,430 780 102 10 F+ E D+ E D E+
2 563 8,910 885 106 12 E E D+ E+ D+ D
3 601 16,040 990 110 14 E+ E+ D+ E+ D+ D
4 639 29,110 1095 114 16 28 D E+ C E+ C D+
5 677 51,680 1200 118 18 32 D+ D C+ E+ C C
6 715 138,600[a] 1284 124 20 36 D+ D C+ D C+ C+
7 753 66,830 1368 128 21 38 22 D+ D B D B B
8 791 154,440 1452 132 22 40 24 C D+ B D B B+
9 829 300,960 1536 136 23 42 26 C D+ B D B A
10 867 766,260 1620 140 24 44 28 C+ D+ B D B A+
11 914 1,029,600 1704 144 25 46 29 B C B+ D+ B+ S
12 961 1,633,500 1788 148 26 48 30 B C+ A D+ A S
13 1008 2,405,700 1872 152 27 50 31 B+ C+ A+ D+ A+ S+
14 1055 2,970,000 1956 156 28 52 32 B+ B A+ C A+ S+
15 1102 4,158,000 2040 160 30 56 34 A B+ S C S S+
16 1161 5,375,700 2124 162 31 58 35 A+ B+ S+ C+ S+ S+
17 1220 6,147,900 2208 164 32 60 36 S A S+ B S+ S+
18 1279 6,910,200 2292 166 33 62 37 S+ A S+ B S+ S+
19 1338 8,830,800 2376 168 34 64 38 S+ A+ S+ B+ S+ S++
20 1397 11,137,500 2460 170 68 68 40 S+ S S+ B+ S+ S++
Part Slots
At Lv.1, this aircraft carried 14 BODY, 16 ARMS, and 15 MISC part slots. See Tuning § Slot Expansion for further information.
Nicknames
Upgrading this aircraft to these levels unlocked the respective nicknames for use at any time.
  • Lv.3: Duckling
  • Lv.10: Legendary Classic
  • Lv.15: World Ender
  • Lv.20: Cool Hand

Skin Galleries

Description

Standard gray with UNF markings
Gallery

A-6E Event Skin 01 Icon.png

Description

Desert camouflage; based on Intruders number 161667 of VA-36 and number 155620 of VA-65

Availability

  • Purchase from the Special Supply catalogue for Special Supply Ticket - Icon.png 100
    • February 1, 2016–March 31, 2016
    • July 16, 2016–permanent

Gallery

Ace Combat: Joint Assault

"A carrier-based attack aircraft, it excels at infiltrating enemy territory at low altitudes to strike its targets."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Complete mission 4: "Red and Black - Bravo". Costs $14,000.

Statistics

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Weapons

Colors

  • Color 1: Light gray
  • Color 2: Two-tone desert camouflage
  • Color 3: Gray body with cream nose and yellow trim on frontal wing section
  • Color 4: Dark green drab
  • Color 5: Ocean blue camouflage
  • Color 6: Scarface Squadron livery

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Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception

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"A carrier-based attack aircraft, it excels at infiltrating enemy territory at low altitudes to strike its targets."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Complete "Skies of Deception". Costs 10,300 credits.

Statistics

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Weapons

Named Pilots

  • Ari — Found in "Out of the Fire". Spawns if the two F-5Es on the runway are destroyed before they can take off.

Colors

  • Aurelia: Light gray
  • Leasath: 2-tone desert camouflage
  • Special 1: Gray body with cream nose and yellow trim on frontal wing section. Modeled after VMA(AW)-224's A-6A
  • Special 2: Dark green drab

Gallery

Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War

"Carrier-based attack aircraft known as the "Intruder." True to its name, this plane excels at infiltrating enemy territory at low altitudes to strike its targets."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Complete campaign mission 4: "First Flight". Costs 11,000 per plane.

Statistics

  • Speed: 44
  • Mobility: 25
  • Stability: 51
  • Defense: 68
  • Air-to-Air: 15
  • Air-to-Ground: 61

Weapons

Colors

  • OS: Solid gray
  • RZ: Black body with red strip on top of the fin
  • YK: Two-tone desert brown camouflage

Gallery

Ace Combat 2

How to Unlock

Complete mission 2: "Easy Money" on either Normal or Extra mode. Costs $60,000.

Statistics

Power: 45
Defense: 45
Mobility: 40
Stability: 70
Climbing Ability: 40
Air-to-Air: 45
Air-to-Ground: 70

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Trivia

  • The YK color in AC5, Leasath color in ACX and C02 in ACJA was used only for two A-6E Intruders (№161667 from VA-36 "Roadrunners" and №155620 from VA-65 "Tigers", USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), tail code "AJ") in Operation Desert Storm (1991).
  • In some of the games it has appeared in, the A-6E Intruder is unique, being one of only few aircraft to carry external gun pods instead of an internal gun, like most other fighters. This characteristic allows it to carry two guns instead of one, at the cost of less accuracy, as the guns are placed far from the aircraft's centerline. It is also unique in Infinity as the only plane capable of dropping 4 UGBs whereas all other planes, besides the MUGBs of bombers, can only drop 2.
  • The nickname "Cool Hand" in Infinity may be a reference to the "Flight of The Intruder" movie in which "Cool Hand" is the callsign of the protagonist Jake Grafton. The movie also featured A-6s with its role as the U.S Navy's primary attack aircraft during Vietnam War being part of the plot.

Footnotes

  1. Players could use one Nonstandard Upgrade Request Form instead of credits for the Lv.6 upgrade.

References

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