This seasonal photo shoot comes by way of Ribbon-Blue. The A-10A -XMAS- was the first high performance aircraft skin for the A-10 released on December 20th, 2007 for Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation. Unlike the weapons overloaded Thunder Shark paint scheme that was released on November 22nd, 2007, the XMAS paint scheme exchanges armor for increased speed and maximum stability stats.
The enhanced abilities of this Christmas themed A-10A allowed it to negate the effects of flying inverted and reach speeds over 1200 MPH in a slight dive. This high speed allowed it to utilize High-G turns more often, making it much better suited for air-to-air combat than the standard A-10A. This is also the second aircraft paint scheme in AC6 to feature colored smoke.
Game: Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
Location: Sipili Field
Aircraft: A-10A -XMAS-
Capture Device: Elgato HD 60