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"Driving a fighter that vows to be always knightly and proud."
― Lancer Motto[citation needed]

The Lancer Squadron was a former Usean Allied Forces unit that defected to coup d'état forces in the Usean coup d'état. The unit was led by Albert Wahlberg.

History

At some early point in the Usean coup d'état, the Lancer Squadron defected to the coup d'état forces that opposed the treaty signing with the Osean government.[1]

The Lancer Squadron had been patrolling the Lambert Mountains since the beginning of the war, shooting down multiple Allied aircraft in the vicinity.[2]

On March 31, 1998, Lancer engaged Phoenix over the mountain range after the latter had shot down a rebel transport unit. Despite Lancer's tactics, the squadron was ultimately defeated.[3]

The fate of the squadron's members after the battle are uncertain.

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Trivia

  • Because of their attitude towards Phoenix being a Mercenary pilot and their constant reference towards themselves as Knights, coupled with Albert Wahlberg's TAC name being "Pride" and that Lancer is the first elite squadron faced in-game, it is entirely possible that Lancer Squadron was intended to be a reference to the Belkan Air Force's Rot Team. Note that when they enter, their dialog towards Phoenix mirrors almost precisely what Rot's Detlef Fleisher said towards Galm Team.
  • In Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception, there is an ace by the name of "LANCER" who appears in Firestorm. The ace uses a MiG-1.44.

References

  1. Intro cutscene, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy.
  2. Briefing, Easy Money, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy.
  3. Easy Money, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy.
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