Meteoria is the codename of the 909th Tactical Fighter Squadron, a team formed during the war from the merger of a number of different air wings that suffered heavy losses from various battles. Its history dates back to LC48, where the main component of Meteoria’s forces, the Vampire Squadron (9TFS) was the instrumental figures that ensured Solaria’s defensive victory during the battle of Laguash. To compensate the loss of 9TFS’s main fighting strength they were reinforced by the merger of Pixie (12TFS). Vampire 9TFS would continue operations until the stalemate between both sides, suffering increasingly heavy losses with each battle. By LC54, Meteoria would have been reinforced seven times by other similar fighter squads. The inconsistent shifting of personnel and appointment of ranks made them one of the most unique teams by then, and subsequently become the last actual fighter-only squadron. The name Vampire was abandoned, and the squad was formally recognized as the 909th Tactical Fighter Squadron.
Following the stalemate, 909TFS began integrating both mobile suits and ground fighting components into the team; becoming the first joint task force to be led by a single commander. 909TFS subsequently undertook high profile missions due to the unnaturally high concentration of skilled ace pilots within their ranks. Following years after the stalemate slowly grew in numbers, at one point having over 470 mobile suits in operation, but the number was soon reduced, and the 909TFS was put on reserve service.
Come LC85, the increase in conflicts renews the necessity for an organized brigade capable of conducting all round operations. This led to the reactivation of the 909TFS now reorganized into an independent expeditionary brigade. The group was resupplied with pilots from special forces cells, trained pilots taken from the dismantled Talisman Squadron (83TFS) and several ground combat components such as the 920th mechanized infantry company. The renewed 909TFS, being experimental in nature were now allowed to make decisions onsite as and when deemed necessary, but are nevertheless obligated to obey orders handed down from brass.
Active Through: LC48 – LC64, LC85 – Present
Belonging to Solaria Space Forces; Joint Task Force Independent Brigade
Official Callsign 909th Tactical Fighter Squadron / Meteoria
Role as a multidisciplinary, rapid reaction force
In excess of 200 mobile suit pilots of varied veterancy organized into twelve squadrons
Within range of 80 to 160 fighter-bomber pilots of varied veterancy, organized into twenty four flights
At least four battalion-sized ground combat or support components
Three Eridanus II Heavy Carriers and their individual escort groups [Voychek, Mijasik, Pasternak]
One Hagi Class Battleship serving as command vessel [Feigin]
Headquarters: Based at Laguash Airbase and Delfimi Asteroid Base
Victor Voychek; Captain of ‘Feigin’, Commander of Meteoria 909TFS
Nessiah Estiy. Avenir; Lieutenant, Squadron Leader of Vampire Team
Trielia V. Hartman; Sergeant, Squadron Leader of Angel Team
Lindow Sariel; Sergeant, Squadron Leader of Orion Team
| Meteoria will serve more or less as back story; as such, there will be no NPCs put into this page. Any actual person whose application is put up should be considered as actual player characters. To also prevent wrong information transfer, Meteoria is a locked NPC-only team |
This post has been edited by Dominic on Jul 2 2011, 10:01 AM