OK Project Aces, you now have my infinite love.
One of the recent updates to Ace Combat freemium included a bunch of skins that turn old planes into Area 88 planes used by the main characters from the manga. Do those look familiar to you? That's probably because Capcom produced a game based on Area 88 a very long time ago but since the manga was almost unknown in the west, over here we call it U.N. Squadron.
The original OVA remains my favourite anime of all time (well, next to Legend of Galactic Heroes anyway) and since I have given up never getting proper Area 88 game on current hardware I guess this is the best I will ever get. Come on Namco, go grab that licenses and released a standalone Area 88 game already!