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The F-22A -Flash- 4 Star Aircraft is a modified version of the F-22A Raptor that has its outer paint removed, eliminating its stealth capabilities but increasing its speed and maneuverability. It appears similar to how F-22s appeared mid-production.[1]

The Flash was available as a DLC skin for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon and later appeared in Ace Combat Infinity as a Special Aircraft. In Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, instead of being available on the F-22A, the livery was adapted to the FB-22 Strike Raptor as part of the Experimental Aircraft Series.

Game Analysis[]

Ace Combat Infinity[]

F-22A -Flash- icon
"A special version of the F-22A characterized by a surface that sparkles like a polished mirror.
This prototype aircraft trades stealth capabilities for increased aerial maneuverability. A redesign has been performed starting with the internal composition and modifications have been made to almost everything, creating what is essentially a completely new aircraft in all but external appearance.
The removal of the need for recoating with stealth material has reduced maintenance costs and its resistance to rough handling makes it an aircraft suited to "sky pirates"."
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How to Unlock

The F-22A -Flash- was available as a Limited-Time Drop in December 2015, and later added to the Special Supply Ticket Catalogue in January 2017.
Lv. Cst Price GUN MSL HCAA 4AAM HPAA SP MO ST AA AG DF
1 775 2,300 343 126 22 A B D+ B+ D E
2 821 165,320 377 128 26 A+ B+ D+ B+ D E+
3 867 229,600 411 130 30 S A D+ A D+ E+
4 913 344,400 445 132 34 38 S+ A C A+ D+ D
5 959 459,200 480 134 38 42 S+ A+ C A+ D+ D+
6 1005 780,640[a] 514 136 42 46 S+ S C+ S D+ C
7 1051 367,360 548 138 46 50 28 S+ S+ C+ S D+ C+
8 1097 654,360 583 140 50 54 30 S+ S+ C+ S+ C C+
9 1143 941,360 617 142 54 58 32 S+ S+ C+ S+ C B
10 1189 1,951,600 652 144 58 62 34 S+ S+ B S+ C B+
11[b] 1237 2,502,640 686 148 60 66 35 S++ S+ B S+ C A
12[b] 1285 3,352,160 720 152 62 70 36 S++ S+ B+ S+ C A+
13[b] 1333 4,178,720 755 156 64 72 37 S++ S+ B+ S+ C S
14[b] 1381 5,854,800 789 160 66 78 38 S++ S+ B+ S+ C S+
15[b] 1429 6,704,320 824 164 70 82 40 S++ S++ A S+ C+ S+
16[b] 1496 8,564,080 856 166 72 84 41 S++ S++ A S+ C+ S+
17[b] 1556 9,780,960 888 168 74 86 42 S++ S++ A S++ C+ S+
18[b] 1616 10,997,840 920 170 76 88 43 S++ S++ A+ S++ C+ S+
19[b] 1676 14,051,520 952 172 78 90 44 S++ S++ A+ S++ B S+
20[b] 1736 17,725,120 984 174 82 94 46 S++ S++ S S++ B S++
Part Slots
At Lv.1, this aircraft carried 26 BODY, 26 ARMS, and 26 MISC part slots. See Tuning § Slot Expansion for further information.
Nickname
Upgrading this aircraft to Level 20 unlocked the Fighting Mirror nickname for use at any time.

Skins

  • Default: Shiny metallic gray design based on mid-production F-22s

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Ace Combat: Assault Horizon[]

"The Flash is an special F-22A Raptor variation outfitted with weight reduction upgrades, applied so that the plane may engage in aircraft speed record flight. In one such test, the speed caused the Raptor's radar absorbent paint to peel off, revealing the inner coating (or "muscles") of the aircraft. Most of the aircraft's airframe bears a chrome silver color, while the trim, nose and some surfaces are colored with a matte black finish."
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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. Now the Head Of the USAF Is Jumping On the F-22 Production Re-Start Bandwagon. The Drive. Published on May 26, 2016. Retrieved on September 15, 2017.

https://youtu.be/VfHVUKwuAFI

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