Desperado's tiltrotor in Africa, 2018.

A modified tiltrotor aircraft was utilized by the PMC Desperado Enforcement LLC. Its onboard weapons and defensive systems included flares as well as a machine gun mounted on the fuselage of the vehicle. It also possessed cables and hooks as a means to extract personnel directly from the battlefield.

World Marshal Incidents

See also: Raid at World Marshal, Ambush in Africa, Abkhazian Coup, Investigation in Guadalajara, Raid in Denver, and Operation Tecumseh

In 2018, the tiltrotor was utilized in Africa to retrieve Desperado commander Sundowner from a moving train, after he had killed African prime minister N'mani. The tiltrotor reappeared a short time later to extract Desperado-aligned cyborg Samuel Rodrigues, following his duel with Sundowner's initial pursuer, Raiden. Raiden's commander, Boris of Maverick Security Consulting, Inc., attempted to shoot down the aircraft with a modified FIM-92 Stinger as it was escaping, but the aircraft deployed flares and flew behind a cliff causing the missiles to miss, in large part because the missile system was outdated.[1] Maverick member Courtney Collins later discovered that the aircraft had been registered as a mail carrier for Somalia, although Raiden deduced that it was a fake registration due to it being the incorrect helicopter type, and implied that it was typical of Desperado.[2]

Two tiltrotor aircraft were later present in a hangar at the Shabhazabad Air Base, Pakistan.

Behind the scenes

The tiltrotor was first seen in the TGS Game Show trailer for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. The aircraft bears a resemblance to the real life V-22 Osprey, albeit with a futuristic modified look to it.

The front section of the aircraft resembles The Hammerhead and the AH-64 Apache but without canards.


Notes and references

  1. ^ The reason the missile was fooled by flares was stated in an optional Codec conversation with Boris during the Abkhazian Coup.
  2. ^ Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Kojima Productions/PlatinumGames Inc. (2013)
    Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance radio conversations#Desperado's tiltrotor
    Courtney: By the way, I picked up something interesting on that tiltrotor back in Africa. // Raiden: Desperado's getaway vehicle? What do you got? // Courtney: I traced its registration. It comes up as a -- get this -- mail transport. A Somali civilian helicopter. // Raiden: Not even the right type of aircraft. So the registraion is fake. Well, par for the course for Desperado, I guess.

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