The EA-18G -Beast- 4 Star Aircraft.png 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

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"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."
Hangar

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]
Lv. Cst Price GUN MSL ESM LASM ECM SP MO ST AA AG DF
1 725 1,930 413 126 6 D C C C+ C D
2 768 115,440 454 128 7 D+ C+ C+ C+ C D+
3 811 173,160 495 130 8 D+ B C+ C+ C C
4 854 269,360 536 132 9 12 C B B B C+ C+
5 897 375,180 578 134 10 14 C+ B+ B B C+ B
6 940 634,920[a] 619 138 11 16 C+ B+ B B B B+
7 983 288,600 660 140 12 18 13 B A B+ B+ B A+
8 1026 557,960 702 142 13 20 14 B A+ B+ B+ B+ S
9 1069 808,080 743 144 14 21 15 B+ A+ B+ B+ B+ S+
10 1112 1,827,800 785 148 15 22 16 B+ S A A B+ S+
11[b] 1159 2,328,040 826 152 16 23 17 A S A+ A B+ S+
12[b] 1206 3,097,640 867 156 17 24 18 A+ S A+ A A S+
13[b] 1253 3,886,480 909 160 18 25 19 S S+ A+ A+ A S+
14[b] 1300 5,425,680 950 164 19 26 20 S+ S+ S A+ A S++
15[b] 1347 6,214,520 992 168 21 28 22 S+ S+ S A+ A+ S++
16[b] 1411 7,926,880 1030 170 22 29 23 S+ S+ S A+ A+ S++
17[b] 1470 9,062,040 1096 172 23 30 24 S+ S+ S+ S S S++
18[b] 1529 10,197,200 1107 174 24 31 25 S+ S+ S+ S S S++
19[b] 1588 13,025,480 1146 176 25 32 26 S+ S+ S+ S S S++
20[b] 1647 16,430,960 1185 178 34 34 28 S++ S+ S+ S S+ S+++
Part Slots
At Lv.1, this aircraft carried 32 BODY, 32 ARMS, and 32 MISC part slots. See Tuning § Slot Expansion for further information.
Nickname
Upgrading this aircraft to Level 20 unlocked the Wild Instinct nickname for use at any time.

Skins

Gallery

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]

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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