For the similarly named level see: Scuttling the U-529 (Level)
Scuttling the U-529 is the second mission in Medal of Honor: Allied Assault. The mission is divided into three levels: Secret Documents of the Kriegsmarine, Scuttling the U-529 and Escape from Trondheim.
Briefing[edit | edit source]
"Outstanding work in North Africa, Lieutenant. Operation Torch was a success. With our forces pressing Rommel from the west, and Montgomery’s British troops closing in from the east, it looks like the Afrika Corps’ days are numbered. Major Grillo was quite impressed with your actions, and he’s specifically requested you for this next mission. As always, what I’m about to tell you is Top Secret. As you may know, our primary advantage against the German U-boat threat lies in our ability to detect them with ship and airborne radar. Unfortunately, we’ve learned that the Kriegsmarine has developed a new piece of equipment-a kind of radar detector, called the “Naxos,” which will enable Wolfpacks to find the blind spots in our patrol sweeps and once again attack Allied convoys with impunity. This would give the enemy a tremendous advantage, shifting the balance of power in the Atlantic back to the Germans. The British are researching a way to neutralize this new technology, but I fear it won’t be ready in time to prevent the carnage resulting from this Naxos detector being deployed by the Germans. Major Grillo has infiltrated a Kriegsmarine U-boat base in Trondheim, Norway, where the Naxos device has reached the prototype phase. Your mission is to rendezvous with the Major, assist in destroying the existing prototype unit, and steal whatever research documents you can find. This action should set the enemy back long enough to give the British time to develop a countermeasure. The Allied convoys that traverse the North Atlantic are the lifeblood of the war effort, Lieutenant. Let me be clear, this Naxos prototype must be destroyed at any cost, no matter what may happen to you or Major Grillo. Your transport, manned by the Norwegian resistance, departs at Oh-Four-Hundred tomorrow, so get some rest. You’ll receive additional briefing details once you’re established in the field. Good luck Lieutenant-I expect to see you and the Major back here in London soon."
Levels[edit | edit source]
- Enter the complex with the assistance of Major Grillo.
- Steal the research documents.
- Enter the main facility.
- Find a disguise.
- Destroy the Naxos Prototype.
- Enter the 2nd U-boat.
- Plant the bombs.
- Eliminate opposition and escape.
- Exfiltrate the base.
- Meet up with allies at train station.
Weapons[edit | edit source]
Enemies[edit | edit source]
In addition to the standard Wehrmacht soldiers, this mission also has the first appearance of the German shepherd as an enemy. The soldiers are usually armed with rifles, but there are more MP40s than in the last mission.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Historical inaccuracy - The Naxos Radar Detector was not deployed by the Kriegsmarine until September 1943.
- May mission takes place on a real submarine base in Trondheim "Dora 1".
- In reality, however, "Dora 1" started to use only the Kriegsmarine on 20 June 1943. Also "Dora 1" was in the city.
- Also in reality there were less parking submarines.
- Cut out of the game 13 flotilla was based in this bunker.
- U-529 is a real submarine that was inactivated on 12 February. However, U-529 was based in Kiel and not in Trondheim. To everything else, the boat was missing (presumably sunk in battle), and was not destroyed during the sabotage.
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