Tin Castle is the fourth mission of Ace Combat 2.


By analyzing the enemy's strike pattern, our intelligence division has successfully determined the location of the enemy's front base. The operation's target this time is to attack this base and to halt the enemy's fire power in its front lines.

Target: The enemy's front base

The enemy has commandeered an old castle in the hill country and is now using it as their fortress. Watch out for an attack by the enemy bombers and take extra precaution against anti-aircraft fire. Beginning with this operation, escort planes will be available to aid you on your missions should you require assistance. Think about each situation carefully, and give strategic instructions to each plane before take-off.

Good luck!


The mission's main objective is to destroy all ground targets that are marked as TGT. On hard difficulty, the two towers south of the main castle are also equipped with anti-aircraft guns.

This is the first mission where Slash or Edge can be hired as wingman to aid in the mission, but the player can also choose not to hire either of them.

Enemy Lists[]

Standard Units[]

Unit Credits Count Other Notes
Icon-AirEnemy A-4 2,250 4
Icon-AirEnemy F-16 4,500 3
Icon-GroundTGT OIL TANK 5,000 2
Icon-GroundTGT STORAGE 5,000 2
Icon-GroundTGT TOWER 5,000 1
Icon-GroundEnemy GUN 1,000 5 Easy and Normal difficulties only
13 Hard difficulty only

Special Units[]

Unit Credits Count Other Notes
Icon-AirEnemy MiG-29 "RICOCHET" 12,000 1


  • Completion reward: 35,000 credits
  • Unlocks: A-6 (if player shoots down RICOCHET on Normal mode) or SF-35 (if player shoots down RICOCHET on Extra mode)