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This article is about an in-game mission. For the in-universe event, see Engagement at Rowsdower.

"And here they are. You're off the hook, sellouts."

"Wayback" is the sixteenth mission of Project Wingman. After the Prospero Disaster and the triggering of the Cascadian Calamity Event, Monarch and his allies attempt to return to Rowsdower AFB to rendezvous with the rest of the Sicario Mercenary Corps.


The player is first tasked with making it to Rowsdower. Once they arrive, AWACS Galaxy will attempt to contact Kaiser and the rest of Sicario over the radio. Before he can finish, a mission update begins.

Mission Update

The second phase of the mission is a battle against bounty hunters: Frost, flying an X-PF, as well as the traitorous Master Goose Squadron. The player needs to shoot down Frost to complete the mission.

Frost utilizes micromissiles to launch a large volley of missiles at the player, and frequently employs the AOA Limiter's maneuvers. She once again has three sequential health bars, each of which must be depleted in order to defeat her and earns you 250 points.

Master Goose Squadron consists of four F/S-15s, and employ the AOA Limiter. Shooting them down is not required to complete the mission, and they will retreat upon the destruction of Frost's X-PF.

Mercenary difficulty

No change.

Enemy List

Unit Points Count Mercenary
EnemyA.png F/S-15 "MASTER GOOSE" 250 4
EnemyA-HVT.png X-PF "FROST" 750 1


  • Frost's line "Here I am, Hitman, you fired up? Come shoot me down." is a direct reference to a line spoken by Pixy, the player's former wingman and final boss of Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War.
  • This is the only mission without a splash.
  • This is one of the two missions (the other being Kings) where the player cannot choose their aircraft in Campaign mode, only in Free Mission mode, as well as where the HUD constantly flickers.
  • This is one of the four missions in the campaign that ends with "Mission Over" instead of "Mission Complete," the others being Sirens of Defeat, Consequence of Power, and Presidia.
  • Datamining strangely reveals a 0.5 on both the ground and air unit threat densities despite the absence of ground enemies, similar to Kings.