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Delta Force
Delta Force Portrait
Info
Nation Flag United States United States
Class Commando Squad
Cost 30 Supply
Specifications
Armor Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0
Icon WALB Strength 10
Icon WALB Training Elite
Size Very Small
Optics

Medium

Speed 30 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Good
Icon WALB Year 1979
Icon WALB Type Marine, Airborne, Mechanized, Motorized
Weapons
SMG MP5SD (9mm PB)
LAW Carl Gustav M2 (84mm HEAT)
SAW M60E3 (7.62mm)

Delta Force is the commando unit deployed by the United States, available to NATO battle groups. As a counter-terrorism and special operations unit tasked with sensitive direct action, hostage rescue, and special reconnaissance operations, they play a vital role in the successful outcome of the most difficult combat operations.

HistoryEdit

The unit was originally created in 1977 at the behest of Colonel Charles Beckwith, a member of the Army Special Forces who had served as an exchange officer in the British Special Air Service. Convinced that the United States needed a similar unit of exceptionally well-trained soldiers, he was finally appointed commander of the new unit after years of proposals. Delta Force was intended to fulfill a counter-terrorism role as the threat of such violent actions became increasingly real, in addition to covert operations and specialized reconnaissance.

As with many special forces units, much of the information about Delta Force remains classified. What is known about their selection process is telling: candidates must have completed or will complete airborne training, be eligible for a security clearance of Secret or higher, and pass an intense selection course including land navigation and psychological testing. It is estimated that only ten percent of those considered actually end up in the actual training program, which includes everything from basic marksmanship to demolitions, espionage techniques, and the protection of governmental and diplomatic officials.

Shortly after its certification as an operational unit, Delta Force participated in the failed Operation Eagle Claw, intended to rescue hostages held after the American embassy to Iran was attacked and overrun. The unit and the special forces community in general underwent considerable modification as a result, most notably the creation of a centralized Joint Special Operations Command. Later missions have proven to be more successful, and have included the capture of Manuel Noriega during Operation Just Cause in 1989, along with numerous counter-terrorism missions carried out in Afghanistan and Iraq from 2001 onward.

OverviewEdit

European EscalationEdit

Delta Force function as a well-rounded special forces unit, possessing a rapid-fire assault rifle and a reasonably accurate anti-tank weapon, in addition to concussion grenades to stun enemy infantry. In addition, they can be transported in the fast UH-60A Blackhawk helicopter, allowing a precision ambush/strike capability against nearly any lightly-defended unit. Downsides include unexceptional optics, a lack of ground transports, and a high deployment cost, though their versatility and effectiveness can make it easier to overlook their flaws.

Red DragonEdit

Prior to the December 30, 2016 balance patch, Delta Force stood as one of the better close-quarters combat options, mostly due to their unusually low cost of 25 points. With only the mediocre M72 LAW for anti-tank work, however, their overall utility was at times somewhat limited. The patch exchanged this for the Carl Gustav M2 that their in-game model actually shows, with a commensurate increase in deployment cost to 30 points. Unfortunately, this may have done more harm than good, as players can find more attractive options for attacking entrenched infantry, and few tanks will willingly come within range of an enemy-held town. If the cost isn't considered, they remain a balanced choice for elite infantry, though not one a commander will want to risk without good reason.

WeaponsEdit

European EscalationEdit

Weapons WEE M16 Image CarlGustav Image MK3Grenade
Type Assault Rifle LAW Grenade
Name CAR-15 Carl Gustav MK3
Caliber 5.56mm 84mm HEAT Concussion
Ammo x 2400 rounds x 6 rockets x 8 rounds
Range Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 10 10 10
Icon WRD Stabilizer N/A N/A N/A
AP Power 0 12 0
HE Power 3 0 1
Icon WALB Suppression N/A N/A N/A
Rate of fire 875 r/min 7 r/min 7 r/min

AirLand BattleEdit

Weapons WAB Icon M72 WAB Icon Stoner 63
Type Assault Rifle LAW SAW
Name CAR-15 M72 Stoner 63
Caliber 5.56mm 66mm [HEAT][STAT] 5.56mm
Ammo x 3200 x 10 x 800
Range Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 12 6 10
Icon WRD Stabilizer N/A N/A N/A
AP Power 0 13 0
HE Power 1 0 1
Icon WALB Suppression N/A N/A N/A
Rate of fire 320 r/min 20 r/min 461 r/min

Red Dragon Edit

Weapons WRD Icon MP5SD WRD Icon Carl Gustav M2 WRD Icon M60E3
Type SMG LAW SAW
Name MP5SD M72 LAW M60E3
Caliber 9mm PB 84mm HEAT 7.62mm
Ammo x 3200 x 8 x 2000
Range Ground = 455 m
Helicopters = 455 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = 700 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = 875 m
Helicopters = 595 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 40% 60% 40%
Icon WRD Stabilizer 40% N/A 25%
AP Power N/A 18 N/A
HE Power 1 N/A .5
Icon WALB Suppression 30 336 55
Rate of fire 533 r/min 10 r/min 428 r/min

Available TransportEdit

Airland BattleEdit

  • M35
  • M998 Humvee
  • CH-47C Chinook
  • UH-1H Huey
  • UH-60A Blackhawk

Red DragonEdit

  • M998 Humvee
  • CH-46 Phrog
  • CH-47C Chinook

GalleryEdit

See AlsoEdit