If y'all want a laugh, sortie in multiplayer with the A-10. As long as you keep your speed up and do quick bursts of high-g you basically can't be touched while you send double-homing missiles everywhere. Other fun planes to fly are the F-4E, MiG-21 and F-14. Everyone seems to underestimate them as they flock to the shiny jets.
Sleep, the Ace Combat pages have released a teaser for the newest DLC. A flyable ADF-11 with PLSL instead of guns and a TLS for the special weapon. Multiplayer is going to become cancer.
Also, tips: Faceless Soldier on Ace practically requires the Rafale with upgraded blast radius cruise missiles. It's damn near impossible otherwise. Same for Fleet Destruction if you're going for the no damage run. (It's also possible to take out the platform cores before Wiseman does. I love finding alternate dialogue in this game)