2 months after
South African operation
|NATO||Russian ultranationalist military|
|HMS Queen Victoria|
Carrier Battle Group
|Large naval fleet|
Allied ships and
HMS Queen Victoria damaged
|Previous||No Room for Error|
Maelstorm is a mission conducted by NATO in the near future.
Commander Dennis Gates: It has been a full month since Russian naval and airborne assault forces staged an invasion of Norway from their bases along the Kola Peninsula. Their objective was to seize control of the North Sea oil fields to replace energy capacity lost after the destruction of the Romashkino oil complex. The United Kingdom and other NATO powers are assembling an expeditionary force to help our Norweigan allies liberate their country. The Queen Victoria and her task force have been ordered into the Norwegian Sea to support this effort. We're heading towards the Norwegian coast at best possible speed, but the latest satellite images confirm that Russian naval units are moving to intercept us. The Admiralty assures us that help is on the way, but until they arrive, we're on our own. At their present speed, the Russians will be in range in just a few minutes. All pilots, report to your planes!
Soon after taking power, the new leaders in Kremlin invade Norway under the pretense that they need the country's oil to make up for the loss of the Romashkino oil fields. With the bulk of the US forces deployed in the Middle East, the British are the first who advance towards Norway in order to help out. During the journey, Colin Munro takes part in his first real dogfight.
At the Norwegian Sea, The HMS Queen Victoria is under attack by Russian fighters and Sabre Flight launched from the carrier to intercept them and destroy first wave of enemy ships and the allied ships included the HMS Resolution arrived at the combat zone. After the first wave of enemy ships and fighters were destroyed, Munro landed on the carrier to rearm and repair and destroy the second wave of enemy ships and fighters. After all enemy ships and fighters were destroyed, a Russian Air Force bomber group moved in to destroy the HMS Queen Victoria carrier battle group and Sabre Flight intercepted them and Munro returned to the carrier to prepare for the next operation.