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The A6M5 ZERO (A6M5 Type Zero Carrier Fighter in previous games) is a popular Piston Fighter aircraft in the Ace Combat series. A unique aircraft due to its antique nature, the A6M5 cannot reach high speeds or equip missiles. However, it is highly agile and stable, allowing it to make tight maneuvers and excel in air-to-air combat.

The A6M5 has appeared alongside the F6F-5 Hellcat in the latest handheld Ace Combat games. In 2015, it made its first console appearance in Ace Combat Infinity.

Game Analysis

Ace Combat Infinity

"One of the principle aircraft used by the Japanese Navy, boasting overwhelming close-range combat capabilities. It showed incredible strength in dogfights through its superb maneuverability."
Hangar

How to Unlock

The A6M5 ZERO was available through the Aircraft Tree.
Lv. Cst Price 20mm 7.7mm ECM RKTLS UGBS SP MO ST AA AG DF
1 425 35,700 65 455 2 F D+ E+ E+ E F
2 460 10,710 73 516 3 F C E+ E+ E F
3 495 16,430 82 577 4 F C E+ E+ E F
4 530 47,840 91 638 5 4 F C+ D D E+ F
5 565 70,690 100 700 6 6 F B D D+ D F
6 600 349,860[a] 107 749 8 8 F B+ D+ D+ D F
7 635 135,660 114 798 8 10 8 F B+ D+ C D+ F
8 670 249,900 121 847 9 12 10 F A D+ C D+ F
9 705 471,240 128 896 9 14 12 F A+ D+ C+ C F
10 740 1,021,020 135 945 10 16 14 F A+ C C+ C F
11 787 1,442,280 142 994 11 17 15 F S C B C+ F+
12 834 2,042,040 149 1043 12 18 16 F S+ C+ B C+ E
13 881 2,948,820 156 1092 13 19 17 F S+ C+ B+ B E
14 928 3,748,500 163 1141 14 20 18 F S+ B A B+ E+
15 975 5,833,380 170 1190 15 22 20 F S+ B+ A+ A D
16 1039 7,132,860 177 1239 16 23 21 F S+ B+ A+ A+ D+
17 1093 8,432,340 184 1288 17 24 22 F S++ B+ S A+ C
18 1152 9,481,920 191 1337 18 25 23 F S++ A S+ S C
19 1211 12,509,280 198 1386 19 26 24 F S++ A S+ S+ C+
20 1270 16,750,440 205 1435 28 28 26 F S++ A S+ S+ B
Part Slots
At Lv.1, this aircraft carried 12 BODY, 12 ARMS, and 12 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: Shoden
  • Lv.10: Imperial Navy
  • Lv.15: Instant Killer
  • Lv.20: Holy Sword

Skin Galleries

Description

Green body with yellow lining on frontal wing section and Japan Air Self-Defense Force roundels
Gallery

A6M5 Event Skin 01 Icon.png

Description

Tetsuzō Iwamoto livery - Serial number "53-102" on vertical tail with 72 cherry blossoms on the left side of fuselage for kill marks

Availability

  • Special Challenges (January 27–February 1, 2016)
  • Purchase from the Special Supply catalogue for Special Supply Ticket - Icon.png 100 (September 16, 2016–permanent)

Gallery

A6M5 Event Skin 02 Icon.png

Description

Two-tone experimental splinter camouflage based on a A6M2b from Yokosuka Flying Group

Availability

Gallery

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy

"A famous fighter known as the "Zero", offering superb maneuverability."
Hangar

How To Unlock

Achieve rank Major. Costs 100,000 credits.

Statistics

A6M5 stats.jpg

Weapons

  • GPD x12 (16 with Extra Hardpoints)
  • UGB x8 (10 with Extra Hardpoints)
  • RKTL x6 (8 with Extra Hardpoints). Costs 15,000
  • FAEB x8 (10 with Extra Hardpoints). Costs 24,000

Colors

  • C01: Green top and Tan bottom with Japanese Roundel.
  • C02: Black body and Gold God Eater icongraphy with Japanese Roundel.
  • C03: Karki top and Tan bottom with Japanese Roundel.
  • C04: Orange body and Gold God Eater icongraphy with Japanese Roundel.
  • C05: Customizable version of C:01, Default colour White body with Japanese Roundel.
  • C06: Customizable version of C:02, Default colour Purple body with God Eater icongraphy and Japanese Roundel.

Gallery

Ace Combat: Joint Assault

A6M5 Model.jpg
"A famous fighter known as the "Zero", offering superb maneuverability."
Hangar

How To Unlock

Complete mission 18: Alarm Clock in a second campaign playthrough with a Clear Rank of A or higher. Costs $15,500.

Statistics

Zerojastats.jpg

Weapons

Colors

  • C01: Conventional two tone used by the Imperial Japanese Navy - green top, white on bottom.
  • C02: Green camouflaged body with red tail band.
  • C03: Dull gray with white stripes on the rear fuselage. Modeled after A6M2s based on the aircraft carrier Zuikaku.
  • C04: Dull white with blue band on the rear fuselage. Modeled after some of the aircraft flown by the Tainan Air Group, which included Saburō Sakai.
  • C05: Black body with gold design on left wing.
  • C06: Same as C01, but covered by rust.

Gallery

Trivia

  • In Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy, the A6M5 is the only aircraft not to display Phoenix's emblem; instead, it displays the Imperial Japanese Navy roundel.
  • In Ace Combat: Joint Assault and Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy, since all aircraft guns deal the same or similar damage with the same rate of fire on every gun, the F6F-5 and A6M5 can actually deal more damage per second since the two aircraft have six and four guns installed on the respective aircraft.

Footnotes

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

References

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