"Rot 1 to all craft. Time to hunt some wild dogs. Down them all."
― Squadron leader Detlef Fleisher[1]

The 52nd Tactical Fighter Squadron[2], also referred to as Rot Team, was an elite Belkan Air Force squadron. Fighting with a deep sense of pride for their country, Rot Team was deployed during the Belkan War until they were shot down by Galm Team.[1][2]


After Belka invaded its neighbors on March 25, 1995, Rot Team earned an impressive combat record and propaganda coverage during the war's early days.[2][3]

A month later on April 20, the Ustian mercenary Galm Team attacked the Belkan forces stationed at Area B7R, prompting Rot Team to intercept, only to be shot down in the process with only the squadron's commander, Detlef Fleisher, surviving the encounter.[1][4]



  • Rot Team shares the squadron number and notable combat record with the Jagdgeschwader 52, the most successful fighter-wing of all time.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War - The Round Table
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Cutscene 05 -Mercenary-, Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War
  3. Belkan Air Power - First Edition, Detlef Fleisher section
  4. Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War - Assault Records, #010 - Detlef Fleisher