Hello Sly, sorry to bug you, but you may have noticed that the Gryphus Squadron page has been edited repeatedly by different users, including myself. People are still adding the "207th Tactical Fighter Squadron" to the page, which is fan material. Now as far as I know, there is no source as to where it states which TFS they are.
I hope you look into this issue and find a solution. Thanks
I've been following the situation indeed, and I was even looking yesterday to see if I could find a possible source for the 207 designation. I was really busy yesterday (went on a small trip) and slept really well last night for once, so I'm only logging on and catching up with everything right now :P
I've just protected the Gryphus Squadron page and I'll make a forum topic about it. We'll go from there and see if anyone has any valid sources. I'll keep digging through ACX's websites to find anything that might verify it.
We can't verify that description is accurate, because the DLC is no longer available for download. I've just asked the acecombat subreddit for assistance, hopefully someone still has it and can take pictures of the description.
I think I know where it came from. Please forget real life condition, since this is alternate universe only. Several times in Ace Combat series, the number on the aircraft were not the serial number, but the squadron's number, or whatever group they belong to. Mobius Squadron 118 TFW has NP 118 on his aicraft. Garuda Team 28 FS have GM 028 on both aircraft (actually everyone have the same number). Strigon Team 9 TFS have AI 009 on all aircraft including the Nosferatu. All Task Force 108 aircraft except Nomad Squadron have 108 on the aircraft.
The only ones to not carry the squadron numbers are Wardog Squadron, Galm Team, Antares, and Scarface. Explainable. Wardogs are Osean, so most likely their aircraft numbering follow the real life USAF numbering. Galm, Antares, and Scarface are all mercenaries, so they are not bound to any rule about the numbering.
There's actually a second part to that, the abbreviation at the start. Mobius 1 has "NP 118", which is North Point 118th. Garuda Team has GM 028, which is Gracemeria 28th. I'm not sure about Strigon's, though...
So what's Gryphus's? Do we have a clear picture of it somewhere? I'm still not too certain about using it as concrete proof, but... not to mention it doesn't tell us "Tactical Fighter Squadron". It might be useful for a trivia note or something.
Ai 009 is Aigaion 9th, can be seen on a cutscene when Melissa and Ludmila arrive in the fortified Gracemeria and the Strigons leave to retrieve the Nosferatu. The Gryphus aircraft seen in a cutscene in Ace Combat X has AB 247, but it isn't Gryphus 1's. There's a shot of it in Gryphus Squadron article here.
The Infinity Special Aircraft, which uses the AC6 model like all other Infinity Special Aircraft
Rick was Gryphus 2, and his aircraft says "AB 247" (Aubrey Base, obviously). But the AC6 DLC paint scheme and Infinity Special Aircraft show "AB 207". That must be where the number comes from that everyone keeps using.
Unfortunately, now we have a problem: two different numbers. Not only do I not know which one to go with, this gives a contradictory situation where we don't have enough information to take a side.
Gryphus emblem DLC of F-22 got AB 207, Rick F-1 use AB 247, Both use AB, maybe is from "Aubrey Base" ? Also. Screenshot from shay show that Gryphus 1's apalis got AF-001 Marking. I still don't know what AF is stand from.also 001