In Ace Combat 7 there are a lot of real-world aircraft from the air force of many countries to choose from. They differ in purpose, speed, maneuverability and durability statistics, as well as the weapons they carry. On this page you will learn more about the basic differences and which aircraft in the Ace Combat 7 are considered to be the best.
Consider that in order to buy some planes you will still need to buy others, even if you don't want to use them. The aircraft tree has a complex chain of connections.
Aircraft in Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown are divided into three basic groups:
- Fighter Aircraft - blue color
- Multirole Aircraft - pink color
- Attacker Aircraft - red color
The most important difference is that special weaponry for fighter planes mainly concerns the destruction of air targets (although there are exceptions), while multirole aircrafts always have the option of choosing additional weaponry against ground targets or airborne targets. Similarly, assault (attackers) machines can only fight with standard missiles. Their special weapon destroys only objects on the ground.
Fighters are very fast and maneuverable, and attackers are slow and well armored. Multirole planes are usually the golden mean between the two.
In addition, each aero plane differs in statistics in six categories:
Aircraft can also be equipped with additional parts to improve their performance or armament efficiency. The parts are divided into:
Airplanes have a limited number of slots and limited mounting options, so you always need to think carefully about which element you want to strengthen before your mission. Fuselage parts will improve the maneuverability and speed of the machine, the arsenal affects the range and effectiveness of the weapon, and others include increasing the stealth attribute, which reduces the targeting of the aircraft by enemy radars. Avoid using machines with single bombs and laser beams, because attacking with them requires either a lot of time or great precision in control.
The best fighter planes
Generally, the more expensive a plane is in the aircraft tree, the better its statistics will be. However, it is worth to make the first purchases reasonable, paying attention to the special weapon of each machine. Our first fighter will certainly be the F-16C, and then it is worth investing in Mig-29 or even better in Eurofighter Typhon, which has weapons destroying as many as 8 ground targets at the same time. In air combat we will usually achieve better results with a weapon aiming at several targets than at a long distance. This applies especially to the fight against a cloud of drones?
The best multirole aircrafts
One of the best multirole planes is certainly the American F-35C. It has a special weapon that destroys 4 enemy planes or 8 ground targets at the same time. All this is combined with great performance. However, to unlock it you will have to buy quite a lot of parts and planes, so before that a good choice is also Swedish Gripen E, with long-range Cruise missiles or the ability to attack 4 enemy planes at once.
The best attacker planes
There are very few attacker planes in the game. You will find here a representative of the west, that is the legendary A-10 and the eastern Su-34, which, due to the weapons being carried, will probably be a bit better choice. Use assault planes for missions requiring the destruction of large clusters of ground targets, but remember that a possible fight against drones will be a bit more difficult due to poor maneuverability and speed of attackers.