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The F-15E -CHIHAYA- 3 Star Aircraft.png is a special version of the F-15E Strike Eagle featuring the character Chihaya Kisaragi from THE iDOLM@STER. It was featured as a downloadable aircraft skin in Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation and Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, and was available as a standalone Special Aircraft in Ace Combat Infinity.

Game Analysis

Ace Combat Infinity

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"A special version of the F-15E featuring the same color scheme as Chihaya Kisaragi from THE IDOLM@STER series.
It requires great pilot skills to control when sustaining damage, but its abilities are unquestionable.
The sky has no limits. Keep reaching for the top!"
Hangar

How to Unlock

The aircraft was only available as a Limited-Time Drop between March 5 and April 1 of 2015 during the third IDOLM@STER Collaboration Event. It was available again as Random Drop between February 1 and Februrary 29, 2016.
Lv. Cst Price GUN MSL 4AAM SFFS 4AGM SP MO ST AA AG DF
1 675 765[a] 72 120 14 B D+ C C D+ E
2 717 117,600 72 122 18 B+ C C C D+ E+
3 759 168,000 72 124 22 B+ C C+ C+ D+ D
4 801 235,200 72 128 26 18 A C+ C+ C+ C D
5 843 310,800 72 132 30 19 A+ C+ C+ C+ C+ C
6 885 672,000[b] 765 134 34 21 A+ B B B C+ C+
7 927 302,400 851 136 38 23 36 S B B B B B
8 969 504,000 938 138 42 25 40 S B+ B B B B+
9 1011 722,400 1024 142 46 27 42 S+ A B+ B B A
10 1053 1,663,200 1111 146 48 29 44 S+ A B+ B+ B+ A
11[c] 1100 2,217,600 1289 150 50 30 46 S+ A+ A B+ B+ A+
12[c] 1147 2,956,800 1468 154 52 31 48 S+ A+ A B+ B+ S
13[c] 1194 3,696,000 1647 158 54 32 50 S+ S A+ A A S+
14[c] 1241 5,157,600 1826 162 56 33 52 S+ S A+ A A S+
15[c] 1288 5,896,800 2005 166 60 35 56 S++ S+ S A A S+
16[c] 1351 7,543,200 2064 168 62 36 58 S++ S+ S A+ A+ S+
17[c] 1410 8,618,400 2123 170 64 37 60 S++ S+ S A+ A+ S+
18[c] 1469 9,693,600 2183 172 66 38 62 S++ S+ S A+ A+ S++
19[c] 1528 12,381,600 2242 174 68 39 64 S++ S+ S+ S S S++
20[c] 1587 15,607,200 2302 176 41 41 68 S++ S+ S+ S S S++
Part Slots
At Lv.1, this aircraft carried 30 BODY, 30 ARMS, and 30 MISC part slots. See Tuning § Slot Expansion for further information.
Nickname
Upgrading this aircraft to Level 20 unlocked the Saihyo nickname for use at any time.

Skins

  • Default: Chihaya Kisaragi livery

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Ace Combat: Assault Horizon

In Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, the F-15E "THE IDOLM@STER" is the first downloadable Strike Eagle variant. It was released in November 29, 2011 with PACK 05, costing 400 MSP in Xbox Live and $4.99 USD in the PlayStation Store. It is one of the three iM@S aircraft released for the game, accompanied by the Su-33 -THE IDOLMASTER MIKI- and the F-22A -THE IDOLMASTER HARUKA-. All three aircraft can be downloaded in a single bundle worth $9.99 or 400 MSP.

There are two Chihaya paint schemes available: the basic version and a low visibility, "monotone" version. Unlike its Fires of Liberation precursor, the aircraft is merely a paint scheme, and does not affect performance in any way.

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Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation

"While a little hard to handle when it’s in a bad mood, this plane’s talent is undeniable. Keep your head up, spread your wings and take to the skies!"
― Official description

The F-15E iDOLM@STER is the fourth aircraft of the iDOLM@STER aircraft line. It was released in the XBL Marketplace in February 27, 2008 with PACK 05, at the price of $4.99 (400 MSP, pre-MSP retirement). As implied, it is themed on iM@S character Chihaya Kisaragi. The aircraft is adorned with a blue paint job with white stripes, while Kisaragi's likeness is emblazoned in the left side of the plane, while the "PROJECT iM@S" logo is featured in the right wing.

In performance, the aircraft boasts a minor yet general statistics upgrade in comparison to the basic F-15E Strike Eagle. In exchange for the upgrade, however, the plane's armor is stripped down, thus reducing its survivability in the battlefield. Furthermore, the aircraft suffers from a unique flaw in that taking any damage will cause an immediate nosedive; this alludes to the fan-named "Chihaya Spiral" from the original iDOLM@STER arcade game, where Chihaya's mood was very unstable. This aspect of the aircraft makes low-altitude flight extremely risky; players should remain at higher altitudes to avoid crashing into the ground when taking damage.

The Strike Eagle's missile, XAGM and Unguided Bomb capacity have been reduced, while that of the XMA6 and Self-Forging Fragment Submunitions weapons has been raised.

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Footnotes

  1. The aircraft's Lv.1 price is a reference to the idol talent agency "765 Production" in THE iDOLM@STER. The number 765 is Namco's Goroawase number; more information is available at 765.
  2. Players could use one Nonstandard Upgrade Request Form instead of credits for the Lv.6 upgrade.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 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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