22nd Special Air Squadron

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22nd Special Air Squadron
Unit Profile (as of 3024)
Nickname unknown
Parent Formation Armed Forces of the Federated Suns
Formed unknown

Unit Description[edit]

A dedicated Federated Suns Aerospace Fighter regiment, used to support BattleMech regimental formations for offensive and defensive actions.

History[edit]

Third Succession War[edit]

The fight on Galtor was the first real fight of the 22nd Special Air Squadron.[1]

At the start of the Kurita invasion, they attacked the 3rd Benjamin Regulars while their 'Mechs were bogged down in a minefield and wreaked havoc on the 'Mech forces.[2] They then covered the retreat of the 33rd Avalon Hussars and flew patrol over the real Star League Depot.[1]

Though outnumbered four to one by the Kurita fighters, the 22nd flew more missions a day than any and put their fighters to the limit for three gruelling months. During the last Kuritan push, the 22nd kept the Kurita fighters off the 12th Vegan Rangers.[1]

The unit suffered 37.12% casualties during the fight on Galtor.[1]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 22nd Special Air Squadron
Colonel Sirius Golen 3025[1]

Tactics[edit]

Unknown.

Composition[edit]

22nd Special Air Squadron (Wing/Veteran)

  • Parker's Air Squadron (Aerospace Fighters)
  • Hunt's Air Squadron (Aerospace Fighters)
  • Morgan's Air Squadron (Aerospace Fighters)

The unit was formed by K10 Stukas.[2]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The Galtor Campaign, p. 47 "22nd Special Air Squadron"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Galtor Campaign, p. 14 "The First Attacks"

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