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"Su-57s, highly capable planes. Stay on your toes if you engage them!"
AWACS Long Caster[1]

The Su-57 is a fifth-generation fighter aircraft developed for the Russian Air Force.

The Su-57 made its debut in Ace Combat: Assault Horizon as the PAK-FA (Perspektivny Aviatsionny Kompleks Frontovoy Aviatsii, literally "Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation"). It also appeared in Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy as the PAK FA and the signature aircraft of Edgar Grint.

The Su-57 was later featured in Ace Combat Infinity as the T-50 PAK-FA, and then in Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown with its current name.

History

Strangereal

Prior to the impact of the 1994XF04 Ulysses asteroid, the Usean Rebel Forces was the first known operator of the aircraft, whose nation of origin is uncertain. The most notable user of the aircraft was the Albireo Squadron's leader, Edgar Grint, who was killed in battle with Scarface Squadron over Snider's Top while intending to prevent the advance of the Usean Allied Forces towards the rebel headquarters in Saint Ark during the Usean coup d'état.[2] Another notable pilot was Death Rave 2000, who was seen over the Payton Channel during Beast Squadron's engagement with Scarface Squadron.[3]

The Su-57 was later utilized in the Lighthouse War, mostly during the latter part of the war, by the Erusean Air Force as an advanced fighter. During Operation Sighthound, the aircraft was utilized by Sigurd Squadron, and AWACS Long Caster made note of the aircraft's capabilities. Ultimately, Sigurd was shot down by Strider.[1]

On June 30, 2020, at least five Yuktobanian Air Force Su-57s were showcased at Redmill Air Force Base alongside foreign aircraft at a ceremony commemorating 25 years since the Belkan War's end. Yuktobania sent these aircraft after being invited by Osea.[4]

Assault Horizon universe

Andrei Markov clashing with William Bishop over Miami

In the Assault Horizon continuity, the PAK-FA was secretly developed by Russia as part of an effort to develop a stealth combat aircraft to supersede the MiG-29 Fulcrum and Su-27 Flanker, able of participating in ground attack or air superiority operations while remaining hidden from radar. It possessed highly dense armor and powerful stealth capabilities, likely born from the Soviet from the research on the application of metamaterials for radar invisibility from the CFA-44 Nosferatu by scientists in Romania.[citation needed]

Scheduled to enter service with the VVS in 2016, two late model prototypes were handed over to Andrei Markov and Sergei Illich.[citation needed]

Towards the end of the 2015-2016 civil war in Russia, Markov loaded his aircraft with the last remaining Trinity missile and departed to Central America with Illich and several pilots to carry out a suicide attack against the US leadership in Washington. Markov and his men were engaged and ultimately shot down by the Warwolf Squadron and the USAF in battles through Miami and the capital before their mission could be carried out.[citation needed]

Infinity universe

The T-50 was acquired from Russia by Wernher and Noah Enterprises and mass-produced using their Advanced Automated Aviation Plant for sale to United Nations Forces and associated air mercenary groups. During Operation Eternal Liberation, the USEA Federation obtained or produced the PAK-FA from captured Wernher facilities and used it in operations around the world against the UNF.

Game Analysis

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

"A cutting-edge stealth fighter designed to succeed current air superiority fighters. Developed based on the PAK FA program, it features thrust vectoring nozzles, giving it super maneuverability."
Hangar

How to Unlock

The Su-57 is available on the Aircraft Tree and it costs 900,000 MRP. It requires purchasing the Su-30SM, the Su-47 Berkut, or the Su-35S Flanker-E.

Statistics

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Weapons

  • GUN x800 ( on Easy/Normal)
  • MSL x140
  • 4AAM x44
  • GPB x28 (110,000 MRP)
  • PLSL x650 (110,000 MRP)
  • FLR x3

Part Slots

BODY: 30
ARMS: 30
MISC: 30

Named Pilots

  • Paul Lebrun (CALAMITY)

Skins

  1. Osea: Black body
  2. Erusea: Three-tone grey splinter camouflage (Unlocked by earning the "Gold Ace" medal: Destroy 3000 enemy hostiles in campaign mode.)
  3. Special: Black body with pale blue trim based on T-50-5. (Unlocked after shooting down CALAMITY)
  4. Mage: Osea skin with Mage Squadron markings.
  5. Spare: Osea skin with Spare Squadron markings.
  6. Strider: Osea skin with Strider Squadron markings.
  7. Markov: Andrei Markov livery (Experimental Aircraft Series DLC).

Gallery

Ace Combat Infinity

The aircraft is displayed as T-50 PAK-FA.
"This aircraft was created based on the plans for the PAK-FA (from the Russian for "Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation"). It has very high stealth capabilities, and represents the culmination of Russian Air Force technology. Featuring prominent maneuverability due to a thrust vectoring nozzle and excellent stealth against radar, it boasts top class aerial combat capabilities. Currently known by its name during its design phase, the "T-50"."
Hangar
Lv. Cst Price GUN MSL 4AAM HVAA QAAM SP MO ST AA AG DF
1 750 673,920 108 126 20 C+ C+ D B+ D E+
2 795 63,180 118 128 28 B B D+ B+ D E+
3 840 105,300 129 130 32 B+ B+ D+ A D D
4 885 136,890 139 132 36 14 B+ A D+ A+ D+ D+
5 930 179,010 150 134 40 16 A A+ C A+ D+ C
6 975 547,560[a] 161 136 44 18 A+ S C A+ D+ C+
7 1020 395,930 172 138 48 20 26 A+ S C S D+ B
8 1065 551,780 183 140 52 22 28 S S+ C+ S D+ B+
9 1110 800,280 194 142 54 23 29 S S+ C+ S+ C A+
10 1155 1,158,300 206 144 56 24 30 S+ S+ C+ S+ C S
11 1202 2,316,600 217 148 58 25 31 S+ S+ B S+ C S+
12 1249 2,063,880 228 152 60 26 32 S+ S+ B S+ C S+
13 1296 3,032,640 239 156 62 27 33 S+ S+ B+ S+ C S+
14 1343 4,254,120 250 160 64 28 34 S+ S+ B+ S+ C S+
15 1390 5,180,760 262 164 68 30 36 S+ S+ B+ S+ C S+
16 1456 7,539,480 271 166 70 31 37 S++ S++ A S+ C+ S++
17 1515 8,634,600 280 168 72 32 38 S++ S++ A S+ C+ S++
18 1574 9,708,660 289 170 74 33 39 S++ S++ A+ S++ C+ S++
19 1633 12,404,340 298 172 76 34 40 S++ S++ A+ S++ B S++
20 1692 15,626,520 308 174 36 36 42 S++ S++ A+ S++ B S++
Part Slots
At Lv.1, this aircraft carried 26 BODY, 24 ARMS, and 25 MISC part slots. See Tuning § Slot Expansion for further information.
Nicknames
Upgrading this aircraft to these levels unlocked the respective nicknames for use at any time.
  • Lv.3: Compound Eyes
  • Lv.10: Aquila
  • Lv.15: Hero of the Russian Federation
  • Lv.20: Ruler of Frozen Grounds

Skin Galleries

Description

Russian Air Force black body

Gallery

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Description

Su-27SKM three-tone snow camouflage

Availability

Gallery

T-50 Event Skin -02 icon.png

Description

T-50 prototype livery

Availability

Gallery

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Description

Russian Air Force splinter camouflage

Availability

Gallery

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy

The aircraft is displayed as PAK FA.
"A prototype fighter equipped with stealth capabilities and advanced radar."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Complete 6 Survival Missions. Costs 162,000 credits.

Statistics

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Weapons

Colors

  • C01: Gray body
  • C02: Russian Air Force splinter camouflage
  • C03: PAK-FA prototype color scheme
  • C04: Brown version of Color 2
  • C05: Black and gold variant of Color 3
  • C06: Green variant of Color 2

Named Pilots

Gallery

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon

The aircraft is displayed as PAK-FA.
"A cutting-edge stealth fighter developed from a combination of Russian Air Force technologies. It boasts top class air battle power thanks to the outstanding maneuverability it gets from its thrust deflection nozzle and its low detection properties in regards to radar. PAK-FA is an abbreviation of the Russian word for "Future Airborne Complex - Frontline Aviation." Because it is a prototype, many details such as on-board armaments are shrouded in secrecy."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Complete the campaign in any difficulty.

Statistics

Speed: High
Mobility: High
Stability: Medium
Fire Power: Maximum
Defense: High

Weapons

MSSL
4AAM x32
QAAM x36
Experimental Weapon 1 x3
Flares x6

Colors

Color 1: Black body.
Color 2: Three-tone snow camouflage based off the Su-27SKM "Black 305".
Color 3: Splinter camouflage with frontal shark's mouth. Andrei Markov's personal aircraft.
DLC: Akula

Gallery

Trivia

  • All of the Su-57, T-50, and PAK-FA models used in Ace Combat depict real-life prototypes preceding the sixth prototype, T-50-6, which underwent some design changes. The "Su-57" designation is given to the production model which has yet to make an appearance in Ace Combat, despite the name's use in Ace Combat 7.
  • The "Erusea" skin in Ace Combat 7, Event Skin #03 in Infinity, and Color 2 in both Assault Horizon and Assault Horizon Legacy are based on the splinter camouflage seen on the aircraft's prototypes.
  • The "Special" skin in Ace Combat 7 is based on a paint scheme nicknamed "Белая акула" ("White Shark"), which only appeared on the fifth prototype of the T-50, the T-50-5.

Footnotes

  1. Players could use one Nonstandard Upgrade Request Form instead of credits for the Lv.6 upgrade.

References

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