| 1st Special Armored Battalion|
Mazu Tokushu Sōkō Daitai
|Active||April 26, 1945–Present|
|Country||Template:Country data Nazi Germany (formerly)|
|Allegiance|| Allied Powers
|Role|| Mechanized and armored warfare|
Combined arms warfare
| Ushanka Mosin Aleksandr Zoborov
The 1st Special Armored Battalion was an Allied tank unit dedicated for special operations.
The battalion has its beginnings during World War II when word that a gate leading to another world was discovered by OSS operatives. After a base was established, Allied and OSS commanders decided to create a battalion dedicated to handle the German threat on the other side.
As well, there are notable defections from the Axis powers. Waffen S.S. commander Borealis Norsoutha and his crew were among a few of them during Operation: Virus House, the battle to stop the plans of German commander Graf von Schrader. In the Pacific, a special Japanese tank crew led by Miho Nishizumi followed suit during the Battle of Manila in February 1945. With those in place, the idea of a multi-national battalion manned with defectors and veteran Allied crewmembers became possible.
Operation: Arch MageEdit
The first combat operations were conducted during the push to Sadera from their starting point in Italica. Encountering decent German resistance, they suffered only little casualties and they moved on.
During the Battle of Sadera, the battalion became one of the spearheads in the liberation knocking out multiple tanks and, most especially, a single Maus super-heavy tank at the cost of few of their own.