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The F-16C -Patriot- 4 Star Aircraft is a modified version of the F-16C Fighting Falcon featuring a custom livery based on the United States of America flag and approved for use by the United States Department of Defense.

The Patriot was initially available as a DLC skin for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, with free codes distributed by GameSpot for both PS3 and Xbox 360 from November 15 to December 31, 2011.[1][2] It was later made available to purchase by anyone who did not get a code. The aircraft also later appeared in Ace Combat Infinity as a Special Aircraft.

Game Analysis

Ace Combat Infinity

F-16C -Patriot- Icon
"A special version of the F-16C featuring the red, white and blue colors of the United States national flag. The Fighting Falcon's extraordinary combat capabilities make it a formidable opponent in any battle.
A symbol of freedom, truth and justice the pilots of this aircraft will use their skill and courage to determine their fate.
*Skin developed by BANDAI NAMCO and approved for use by the United States Department of Defense."
Hangar

How to Unlock

The aircraft was only available as an Online Co-Op Missions Ranking Tournament reward in early December 2014.
Stats and Prices Lv.1-10
Lv. Cst SP MO ST AA AG DF Price
1 675 D+ C D C+ E+ E 1,680
2 717 D+ C+ D B E+ E+ 117,600
3 759 C B D B D E+ 168,000
4 801 C+ B+ D+ B+ D D 235,200
5 843 B B+ D+ B+ D D+ 310,800
6 885 B A C A D C 672,000
7 927 B+ A+ C A+ D C+ 302,400
8 969 B+ S C A+ D+ B 504,000
9 1011 A S C A+ D+ B+ 722,400
10 1053 A S+ C+ A+ D+ A 1,663,200
Stats and Prices Lv.11-20
Lv. Cst SP MO ST AA AG DF Price
11 1100 A+ S+ C+ S D+ A+ 2,217,600
12 1147 S S+ B S+ D+ A+ 2,956,800
13 1194 S S+ B S+ D+ S 3,696,000
14 1241 S+ S+ B+ S+ C S+ 5,157,600
15 1288 S+ S+ B+ S+ C S+ 5,896,800
16 1351 S+ S+ B+ S+ C S+ 7,543,200
17 1410 S+ S+ A S+ C S+ 8,618,400
18 1469 S+ S++ A S+ C+ S+ 9,693,600
19 1528 S++ S++ A+ S+ C+ S++ 12,381,600
20 1587 S++ S++ A+ S++ B S++ 15,607,200
  • 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 4AAM HCAA QAAM
1 365 114 14
2 401 116 18
3 438 118 22
4 474 120 26 24
5 511 124 30 28
6 547 128 34 32
7 584 130 38 36 16
8 620 132 40 40 18
9 657 136 42 44 20
10 694 140 46 48 22
Weapon Ammo Lv.11-20
Lv. GUN MSL 4AAM HCAA QAAM
11 730 144 48 50 23
12 767 148 50 52 24
13 803 152 52 54 25
14 840 156 54 56 26
15 877 160 58 60 28
16 911 162 60 62 29
17 945 164 62 64 30
18 979 166 64 66 31
19 1013 168 66 68 32
20 1048 170 70 72 34

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 22 / 38 22 / 38 22 / 38
Lv.6-14 24 / 40 24 / 40 24 / 40
Lv.15-19 25 / 41 25 / 41 25 / 41
Lv.20 26 / 42 26 / 42 26 / 42

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

Skins

  • Default: United States livery

Gallery

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon

Trivia

  • When GameSpot initially began code distribution on November 15, 2011, the PS3 codes were non-functional and the Xbox codes were claimed to be for Assassin's Creed DLC instead.[3] Three days later, GameSpot updated the site with the correct codes for the Patriot.[1][2]
    • The codes were only redeemable in North America, which was not indicated on the GameSpot website until December.[3]
  • In the Italian version of Ace Combat Infinity, the small description text for the F-16C -Patriot- instead shows the text used for the F/A-18F -Red Devils- 4 Star Aircraft.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. GameSpot. Retrieved from the Web Archive version as of January 23, 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. GameSpot. Retrieved from the Web Archive version as of December 23, 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Comments on the F-16C "Patriot" article. Acepedia.
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