This article is about an in-game mission. For the in-universe event, see Battle of Twinkle Islands.

Gambit is the first mission of Ace Combat 2.


It's a rush sortie mission. We have received information that an enemy invasion unit is approaching our front base. It is a small unit with bombers as its main force. Take-off immediately, and shoot them down!

Target: B-52 bomber unit

Good luck!


This is a basic interception mission, and does not pose too great a difficulty. The F-4 Phantom II is currently the only aircraft available, but is enough for the task at hand.

The targets, two B-52 bombers and two B-1B Lancers are divided in two pairs, with two F-4s and A-4 Skyhawks escorting them. The bombers move in a circuit pattern from above the allied aircraft carrier to bomb the air base in the island.



  • 2 x B-52 - $12,000 each.
  • 2 x B-1B - $10,000 each.


  • 2 x F-4 - $2,500 each.
  • 2 x A-4 - $2,250 each.


  • Money: $20,000.
  • Unlocks: KF-C7 (Normal mode only), X-29 (Extra mode only).


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