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The EA-18G -Beast- 4 Star Aircraft is a Special Aircraft variant of the EA-18G Growler featured in Ace Combat Infinity. It features a brown camouflage based on the EA-18Gs used by Beast Squadron in Toy Box in Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy. Compared to the stock EA-18G, the -Beast- mainly features improved mobility and defense.

Game Analysis

Ace Combat Infinity

EA-18G -Beast- Icon
"An EA-18G special aircraft based on aircraft from the "Beast Squadron," a fighter squadron that fought during an internal United Nations conflict. Considering the nature of the squadron, engineers predicted a need to accommodate situations where wingmen support is unavailable and hence made modifications to increase its evading capabilities and durability so that it can defend itself and raise the chances of the safe return of its pilot. Initially, there was a plan to equip a specially developed ECM in the original aircraft, however in the end an official ECM was equipped instead. Technicians checked the specially developed ECM but realized that the internal components were beyond anything that they were accustomed to. This resulted in the ECM from not being equipped in the original aircraft. This aircraft was added to the team when re-engaging with a special tactical fighter squadron and its electronic interference functions caused havoc on the enemy."
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How to Unlock

The aircraft was available in the Skilled Pilot Medal exchange. Players can exchange 20 medals to acquire the aircraft.

Performance Boost

On June 15, 2016, the EA-18G -Beast-'s medal price was lowered to 20 medals, and its performance was slightly increased. The statistics displayed below are the current, post-boost statistics; click here for a partial list of the old statistics.
All players who purchased the aircraft at the original price received a full refund of 500 medals, almost all credits they spent upgrading the aircraft, and a Nonstandard Upgrade Request Form if one was used. (The Lv.6 price was refunded whether or not a form was used.) The aircraft's level was not reset.[1]
Stats and Prices Lv.1-10
Lv. Cst SP MO ST AA AG DF Price
1 725 D C C C+ C D 1,930
2 768 D+ C+ C+ C+ C D+ 115,440
3 811 D+ B C+ C+ C C 173,160
4 854 C B B B C+ C+ 269,360
5 897 C+ B+ B B C+ B 375,180
6 940 C+ B+ B B B B+ 634,920
7 983 B A B+ B+ B A+ 288,600
8 1026 B A+ B+ B+ B+ S 557,960
9 1069 B+ A+ B+ B+ B+ S+ 808,080
10 1112 B+ S A A B+ S+ 1,827,800
Stats and Prices Lv.11-20
Lv. Cst SP MO ST AA AG DF Price
11 1159 A S A+ A B+ S+ 2,328,040
12 1206 A+ S A+ A A S+ 3,097,640
13 1253 S S+ A+ A+ A S+ 3,886,480
14 1300 S+ S+ S A+ A S++ 5,425,680
15 1347 S+ S+ S A+ A+ S++ 6,214,520
16 1411 S+ S+ S A+ A+ S++ 7,926,880
17 1470 S+ S+ S+ S S S++ 9,062,040
18 1529 S+ S+ S+ S S S++ 10,197,200
19 1588 S+ S+ S+ S S S++ 13,025,480
20 1647 S++ S+ S+ S S+ S+++ 16,430,960
  • 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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Weapon Ammo Lv.1-10
Lv. GUN MSL ESM LASM ECM
1 413 126 6
2 454 128 7
3 495 130 8
4 536 132 9 12
5 578 134 10 14
6 619 138 11 16
7 660 140 12 18 13
8 702 142 13 20 14
9 743 144 14 21 15
10 785 148 15 22 16
Weapon Ammo Lv.11-20
Lv. GUN MSL ESM LASM ECM
11 826 152 16 23 17
12 867 156 17 24 18
13 909 160 18 25 19
14 950 164 19 26 20
15 992 168 21 28 22
16 1030 170 22 29 23
17 1096 172 23 30 24
18 1107 174 24 31 25
19 1146 176 25 32 26
20 1185 178 27 34 28

Part Slots
These are the minimum / maximum part slots this aircraft carried at the respective levels. Part slots could be added until they reach maximum by repeatedly sortieing with the aircraft; see Tuning for more information. A maximum of 7 parts could be equipped at any time, regardless of available slots.

BODY / Max ARMS / Max MISC / Max
Lv.1-5 32 / 38 32 / 38 32 / 38
Lv.6-14 34 / 40 34 / 40 34 / 40
Lv.15-19 35 / 41 35 / 41 35 / 41
Lv.20 36 / 42 36 / 42 36 / 42

Nickname
Upgrading this aircraft to Level 20 unlocked the Wild Instinct nickname for use at any time.

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Trivia

  • The aircraft's current description is a reference to its original intended function. Project Aces intended for the EA-18G -Beast-'s ECM to have faster ECM reload speed than normal, but it would not work.[2] After two months, Project Aces lowered the price of the aircraft, boosted its mobility and defense further, and refunded everyone who spent medals and credits on the aircraft,[1] without resetting the research that everyone spent on it.[3][4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:EA-18G -Beast- Refund Notification.png.
  2. @PROJECT_ACES on Twitter.
  3. @PROJECT_ACES on Twitter.
  4. @PROJECT_ACES on Twitter.
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