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The Osean Army is the ground branch of the Osean Defense Forces and one of the largest armies in the world. It has seen combat in various wars, such as the Belkan War and the Circum-Pacific War. As the ground forces of a leading superpower, the Osean Army is one of the most robust combat forces in the world. Only the competing superpower of Yuktobania could field an army of comparable strength.

History

The Army, being a critical component of the Osean Military, has seen combat in several conflicts. In March and April 1995, with the outbreak of the Belkan War , they halted and repulsed a Belkan invasion of Osea's recently acquired Great Lakes territories, before deploying airborne troops to help liberate the allied nation of Ustio in May. Following the Allied resolution to inspect and strip Belka of nuclear weapons, the Osean Army invaded South Belka and, after initial opposition, began occupying demilitarized towns as the Belkan Army retreated north. The Osean advance was only halted with the June 6th Nuclear Attacks, which sealed the Waldriech passes to North Belka an ended major ground operations in the war.

Circum-Pacific War

Main article: Circum-Pacific War

The Osean Army established a beachhead on the Bastok Peninsula over a month after the start of the Circum-Pacific War.[1] In the month that followed, the Osean Army rapidly advanced through central Yuktobania, capturing strategic positions such as the Jilachi Desert.[2][3] By December, the Osean Army had successfully captured Cruik Fortress and was beginning preparations to attack Cinigrad.[4][5]

However, the offensive subsequently stalled in the face of intense resistance, at least partially due to insufficient air support, and the war entered a stalemate.[6] The stalemate would continue until December 30, when President Vincent Harling and Prime Minister Seryozha Viktrovich Nikanor held a peace talk, calling for their respective armies to fight against the true enemy responsible for the war, the Grey Men.[7] Elements of the Osean Army subsequently moved to Sudentor to support the offensive, and the Grey Men were soon defeated.[8]

Lighthouse War

Main article: Lighthouse War

The extent of the Osean Army's involvement in the Lighthouse War is currently unknown.

Units

  • 1st Army Battalion
  • 2nd Army Battalion
  • 1st Tank Battalion: (Bishop; Eagle & Hawk)
  • 2nd Tank Battalion: (Black Knight; Bulldog; St. Bernard; Dachsund & Dalmatian)
  • 3rd Tank Battalion: (Lynx)
  • Tank Battalion(s): (Coblynau & Beagle)
  • Howitzer Brigade (Dragonfly)
  • Ferdelance Armored Brigade (Dragon; King Cobra; Tarantula; Puff Adder; Mamba; Huntsman; Taipan; Python & Abel)
  • 112th Infantry Battalion
  • 1st Airborne Battalion
  • 101st Airborne Division

Equipment

Vehicles

Aircraft

Small Arms

  • M16A1 Assault Rifle
  • M4 Carbine
  • M9 Pistol
  • M47 Dragon

Trivia

  • The Osean Army's uniform and equipment is for the most part the same used by the United States Army circa 2004, much as how the Osean Air Defense Force and Osean Maritime Defense Force have similar equipment to the United States Air Force and Navy, respectively.
    • In addition, the 101st Osean Airborne Division is a reference to the American 101st Airborne Division.

References

  1. Lit Fuse, Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War.
  2. Desert Arrow, Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War.
  3. Desert Lightning, Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War.
  4. Fortress, Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War.
  5. Cutscene 17, Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War.
  6. Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War.
  7. Cutscene 26, Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War.
  8. Aces, Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War.