Known simply as "The 48th" or "The Grunts", the 48th was a division of the Mobile Infantry who serve The Federation. The division had been deployed on various missions and operations that earnt it the respecit of High Command, and the reputation of being the best there was.
Operations Involving the 48th DivisionEdit
The 48th took part in several well known campaigns, and by their final mission (See "End of the 48th" below), they had earned many battle honours and were widely regarded as the finest unit in the Mobile Infantry.
- The Battle of Big Bertha
- Operation Snowfall
- Gladius Operations
- Radiolus Operations
- Operation Dustbowl
- Operation Firestorm
Notable Members of the DivisionEdit
The End of the 48thEdit
(For More Information, See Operation Firestorm)
The 48th Division was one of many Mobile Infantry Divisions called up to take part in the spearhead assault for a bold move into Arachnid territory, codenamed Operation Firestorm. The aim of the mission was to secure a foothold on the Arachnid planet Tango Urilla. Within hours of the first landing, a general retreat had been ordered but the 48th Division's ship, The ISS Prefect, was seriously hit by bug plasma, and crashed into the planet's surface. With no alternative, High Command was forced to nuke the entire area; and along with it, the entirety of the 48th, 37th, 83rd and 109th Divisions. This marked the end of the 48th Division, and the whole Division was marked as KIA.
Reforming of the 48thEdit
High Command has not mentioned any intention to reform the 48th Division, and the matter remains one for debate between Federation Officials.