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The F-16C -Patriot- 4 Star Aircraft.png 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. As of August 20, 2020 the skin is also available in Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown as part of the 25th Anniversary Update.

Game Analysis

Ace Combat Infinity

"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.
Lv. Cst Price GUN MSL 4AAM HCAA QAAM SP MO ST AA AG DF
1 675 1,680 365 114 14 D+ C D C+ E+ E
2 717 117,600 401 116 18 D+ C+ D B E+ E+
3 759 168,000 438 118 22 C B D B D E+
4 801 235,200 474 120 26 24 C+ B+ D+ B+ D D
5 843 310,800 511 124 30 28 B B+ D+ B+ D D+
6 885 672,000[a] 547 128 34 32 B A C A D C
7 927 302,400 584 130 38 36 16 B+ A+ C A+ D C+
8 969 504,000 620 132 40 40 18 B+ S C A+ D+ B
9 1011 722,400 657 136 42 44 20 A S C A+ D+ B+
10 1053 1,663,200 694 140 46 48 22 A S+ C+ A+ D+ A
11[b] 1100 2,217,600 730 144 48 50 23 A+ S+ C+ S D+ A+
12[b] 1147 2,956,800 767 148 50 52 24 S S+ B S+ D+ A+
13[b] 1194 3,696,000 803 152 52 54 25 S S+ B S+ D+ S
14[b] 1241 5,157,600 840 156 54 56 26 S+ S+ B+ S+ C S+
15[b] 1288 5,896,800 877 160 58 60 28 S+ S+ B+ S+ C S+
16[b] 1351 7,543,200 911 162 60 62 29 S+ S+ B+ S+ C S+
17[b] 1410 8,618,400 945 164 62 64 30 S+ S+ A S+ C S+
18[b] 1469 9,693,600 979 166 64 66 31 S+ S++ A S+ C+ S+
19[b] 1528 12,381,600 1013 168 66 68 32 S++ S++ A+ S+ C+ S++
20[b] 1587 15,607,200 1048 170 72 72 34 S++ S++ A+ S++ B S++
Part Slots
At Lv.1, this aircraft carried 22 BODY, 22 ARMS, and 22 MISC part slots. See Tuning § Slot Expansion for further information.
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.png.

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.

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.