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This entire article contains spoilers from Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. Proceed at your own discretion.

SPOILER WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. Proceed at your own discretion.

This is a list of the named aces featured in Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. They are also referred to as named aircraft.

Aces only appear when replaying campaign missions on Normal or higher difficulty, in either campaign mode or Free Mission mode. Although their aircraft are not more durable than other enemies, they will be more skilled and may take longer to shoot down. Shooting down named aces will also provide double the points than other enemy aircraft of the same type. Like previous games in the Ace Combat franchise, shooting down named aces unlocks the "Special" aircraft skin for the player to use.[1]

Shooting down all named aces awards players with the "Bird Of Prey" achievement and the "Special" skin for the X-02S Strike Wyvern.


  • Restarting from checkpoint after shooting down an ace will still unlock the skin as long as the checkpoint occurs after the shoot down.
  • Restarting from checkpoint may not reset the timer for some spawn requirements such as for GADFLY and BANSHEE's, so be sure to restart from mission instead of restart from checkpoint to restart the timer if needed.
  • Using a fast aircraft, such as the X-02S Strike Wyvern with speed parts can make it easier to both achieve the spawn requirements and shoot down fleeing aces, such as COMET.


  1. File:Ace Combat 7 Skies Unknown - Aircraft Customization.
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