This article is about an in-universe event. For the in-game mission, see Final Option.
The Escape from Sand Island was an event in which Wardog Squadron was forced to escape from Sand Island. [1]


After escaping the ambush at Vladimir, Wardog Squadron returned to Sand Island for refueling. However, Hamilton was able to convince Perrault that the remaining members of Wardog Squadron were spies, and they were forced to flee. [1]


Eventually, Wardog Squadron was able to make it as far as the Solo Islands. However, the 8492nd Squadron was soon sent to shoot down the squadron. Wardog was able to escape the 8492nd with the help of Pop's leadership, the island's magnetic field jamming the radar systems, and a series of caves that ran through the islands.

As the Wardogs departed the islands, they encountered Marcus Snow, who was also sent to shoot them down. He signaled "TRUST ME BAIL OUT" in Morse code to the Wardogs using his signal light, before shooting down their aircraft. The pilots were eventually rescued by the Sea Goblin unit, which falsely reported that there were no survivors.[1]


After they were shot down, Wardog Squadron was believed to be dead; in reality, they were rescued by Sea Goblin and transferred to the OFS Kestrel. In addition, without the help of Wardog Squadron, the Circum-Pacific War would eventually enter a stalemate. [1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Final Option. Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War.
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