In the early 1970s, AL-Aurelia 8000 was created by Huey Emmerich as part of the Peace Walker Project. The designation "AL" originated with the project's leader, CIA Station Chief Hot Coldman, who based the initials on those of Abraham Lincoln, one of the four U.S. Presidents depicted on Mount Rushmore.
- Main article: Peace Walker Incident
Behind the scenes
Despite AL-Aurelia 8000's destruction during the storyline of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, it is present in the Mark II and Custom Extra Ops, where the player can also retrieve its memory boards for the MSF's Metal Gear ZEKE. In addition, its implied during these missions that AL-Aurelia 8000 is the one operating the nuclear launch modes in these missions, as the Mammal Pod is absent and yet Peace Walker still occasionally enters nuclear launch mode.