The Republic of Emmeria Air Force is the air branch of the Republic of Emmeria Armed Forces. The REAF saw most of their action in 2015 when Estovakia invaded their territory. In the first hours of the war, the Emmerian government ordered a general evacuation of Gracemeria due to a surprise attack by Estovakian Air Force. Although the Emmerian pilots were a match for their Estovakian counterparts, they were soon overwhelmed by the amount of fighters that the Estovakians sent into battle. Eventually however, one Emmerian ace pilot from the “Garuda Team” began to turn the tide of the war in favor of the Emmerian Air Force. After Estovakia suffered its first defeat at Vitoze, the Emmerian Air Force slowly began to reclaim their airspace until by the end of the war they had achieved near complete air-superiority.
As a general rule, the air force relies on many of the fighters used by NATO, such as the American F-15E Strike Eagle, F-16C Fighting Falcon and F/A-18F Super Hornet. (This can be seen in some of the games opening moments as the air force rushes to defend the capital.)
8th Air DivisionEdit
28th Fighter SquadronEdit
Known as "Garuda Squadron" or "Garuda Team", this two man squadron is part of the Emmerian Air Force, 8th Air Division. Both members are part of Emmeria's Eastern Region Air Defense and are stationed at Gracemeria Air Force Base west of Emmeria's capital city, Gracemeria. The callsigns of both members of the squadron are symbols of good luck.
- The type of aircraft the Garuda Team flies depends on player. (2x Aircraft), they canonically fly the F-16C Fighting Falcon and the F-15E Strike Eagle.
15th Fighter SquadronEdit
This squadron, along with "Garuda Team" is part of the Emmerian Air Force, 8th Air Division and are members of Emmeria's Eastern Region Air Defense stationed at Gracemeria AFB. The flight leader is Daniel "Windhover" Pollini. The callsigns of this squadron's pilots are each derived from different species of falcon.
- F-16C Fighting Falcon (Historic Windhover) (x4)
3rd Air DivisionEdit
4th Fighter SquadronEdit
This squadron is part of the Republic Emmerian Air Force, 3rd Air Division. It is part of Emmeria's Northern Region Air Defense. The squadron was stationed at an unnamed Emmerian outpost (possibly Peninsulair Air Force Base) at the start of the Emmeria-Estovakia War. During the early stages of the conlict, its members took part in the defense of Silvat Town and other western cities. Later, it joined up with the "Garuda Team" and fought to free Emmeria. The squadron's commander is Stephen McCarthy. The squadron's callsigns are references to a Namco Arcade game called Sky Kid, with player characters Red Baron and Blue Max.
- Stephen "Sky Kid" McCarthy
- "Red Baron"
- "Blue Max"
- Mirage 2000-5 (x4)
5th Fighter SquadronEdit
This squadron, along with the 4th Tactical Fighter Squadron, is part of the Emmerian Air Force, 3rd Air Division. It is part of Emmeria's Eastern Region Air Defense. The squadron was normally stationed at Gracemeria Air Force Base but was out on training maneuvers when the Emmeria-Estovakia War began. It later was surrounded by Estovakian forces while attempting to defend the Emmerian city of Silvat, but was rescued shortly thereafter by "Garuda Team" and other elements of the Emmerian military. The squadron's leader is Justin "Stingray" Suzuki . The callsigns of this squadrons pilots are each a different species of ray.
- Justin "Stingray" Suzuki
- A-10A Thunderbolt II (x4)
Emmerian Air Force Bomber WingEdit
35th Bomber SquadronEdit
This squad is part of the Emmerian Air Force Bomber Wing, 35th Bomber Squadron. Wayne O'Neil is the squad's leader. The callsigns are based around types of sharks.
- Wayne "Hammerhead" O'Neill
- Hound Shark
- Dusky Shark
- B-52H Stratofortress (x5)
Airborne Warning and ControlEdit
Snake Pit is Emmeria's Electronic Support Plane. and is a member of the REAF's Airborne Warning & Control Wing, 303rd Airborne Air Control Squadron, 4th Flight. The pilot of this E-767 aircraft is Guy Stewart.
AWACS Ghost EyeEdit
Ghost Eye is Emmeria's AWACS aircraft. He is part of the Emmeria's Airborne Warning & Control Systems. Little is known about him however, he flies an E-767 AWACS plane. The only missions he appears in are Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Chandelier.
REAF Aircraft ListEdit
- A-10A Thunderbolt II
- B-52H Stratofortress (NPC)
- C-17A Globemaster III (used only by the Anna Squadron in multiplayer, NPC)
- E-767 (NPC)
- F-2A Viper Zero
- F-4E Phantom II (cutscene only)
- F-14D Super Tomcat (owned by the Navy)
- F-15E Strike Eagle
- F-16C Fighting Falcon
- F-22A Raptor
- F/A-18F Super Hornet (owned by the Navy)
- KC-10A Extender (NPC)
- Mirage 2000-5
- Tornado GR.4
- Rafale M (owned by the Navy)
- Su-33 Flanker-D (owned by the Navy)
- Su-47 Berkut
- CH-47F Chinook (NPC)
- CFA-44 Nosferatu (owned by the Navy)
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