2nd Alliance Air Wing

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2nd Alliance Air Wing
Unit Profile (as of 3062)
Nickname The Thunderbirds
Parent Formation Alliance Military Corps
Formed 2902


History[edit]

What started as the only regiment of Dneiper Planetary Militia had grown to a full wing by 2902. The unit has remained on Dneiper and is still fanatical about protecting the planet and the surrounding systems from pirate incursions.

Officers[edit]

Chairman Devon Newman is the current commander of the 2nd. His unique research into aerial tactics has resulted in some failure, but often catches his foes off guard.

Chairman Seymore Harris commands the ground forces of the 2nd. His background as a mercenary and mech pilot has made him the object of derision. This has not hampered his efforts to keep the units morale high in spite of the rapid growth of the ground forces from two companies to a mixed regiment.

In 3145 the commanding officer is Chairman Vicente Gupta[1]

Tactics[edit]

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Composition History[edit]

3025[edit]

Second Air Regiment[2]

  • CO: Chairman Philip Definne

First Air Wing (Regular/Fanatical)[2]

  • CO: Chairman Jorge Aguillez

Second Air Wing (Regular/Reliable)[2]

  • CO: Chairman Sando Ipar

Third Air Wing (Regular/Reliable)[2]

3062[edit]

Second Wing Command Regiment (Red Lightning) (4 Squadrons/Elite/Fanatical)[3]

  • CO: Chairman Devon Newman

- Composed of older fighter designs using Star League tech, but the CO and his wingman pilot brand new S-4 Sai fighters.

Second Wing Second Regiment (Blue Lightning) (3 Squadrons/Elite/Reliable)[4]

  • CO: Chairman Diana Wilkens

- A recurring morale problem is being investigated as being caused by an enemy of state.

Second Wing Third Regiment (Green Lightning) (3 Squadrons/Elite/Fanatical)[5]

  • CO: Chairman David Dohney

- Built around light fighters the unit is almost always used for scouting and bombing missions, rather than interception and dogfighting.

First Long Road Legion Command Battalion (Shooting Stars) (Battalion/Regular/Reliable)[6]

  • CO: Chairman Seymore Hares

- The unit is composed mostly of medium 'Mechs with the occasional fast heavy sprinkled in. Around ten percent of the unit has received upgrade kits, but more are expected by the end of the year.

Second Long Road Legion Second Battalion (Rising Stars) (Battalion/Green/Questionable)[7]

  • CO: Chairman Pete Roper

- Because of the influx of new recruits the CO has had a difficult time of keeping the unit's morale up. A request to the Military Review Board is pending.

Third Long Road Legion Third Battalion (Shining Stars) (Battalion/Green/Questionable)[8]

  • CO: Chairman Jason Wilson

- Morale issues have been overcome by not letting the unit become complacent and constantly busy.

3145[edit]

Second Alliance Air Wing Command Regiment (Elite/Fanatical)[1]

  • CO: Chairman Vicente Gupta

Second Regiment (Veteran/Fanatical)[1]

  • CO: Chairman Maximiano Mendes

Third Regiment (Elite/Fanatical)[1]

  • CO: Chairman Heriberto Dortch

Notes[edit]

Game Notes[edit]

The Second Wing/First Long Road Legion receive a +1 Initiative bonus when both ground and aerospace assets of the units are active. Second Wing fighters recieve a -1 to-hit modifier when performing dive-bombing and level-bombing attacks.[9]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Field Manual: 3145, p. 174, "Clan Force Deployments - Alliance Militia Corps"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Periphery 1st Edition, p.115
  3. Field Manual: Periphery, p. 94
  4. Field Manual: Periphery, p. 94
  5. Field Manual: Periphery, p. 94
  6. Field Manual: Periphery, p. 94
  7. Field Manual: Periphery, p. 94
  8. Field Manual: Periphery, p. 94
  9. Field Manual: Periphery, p. 153

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