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"February 14, 2038. It appears, Les Affreux airbase has been left poorly defended. An ISD cargo plane is en route. Clear the area and secure the airstrip before the plane lands."
Capture Radio Tower
Players have 5 minutes to capture the enemy radio tower, which can be located between B5 and B6, or between E2 and F2. This can appear as the mission's first or second objective.
Destroy Command Center
Players have 5 minutes to destroy the enemy command center located at E3 or G6. This can appear as the mission's first or second objective.
Defend the Runaway
The final objective is to defend two control points on the runway for 3 minutes.
Secure Fighter Jets
Players have 9 minutes to reach the four hangar doors indicated on the minimap and close them. It is not necessary to loiter within the objective circles until the doors start closing; the doors will automatically close when a player vehicle drives over a circle, albeit with a short delay.
The mission has two possible starting points: one at northeast corner, and one at northwest corner of the map. The locations and order of the first two objectives ("Capture Radio Tower" and "Destroy Command Center") are also randomized.
Players should use the time to clear out enemies on the map before completing the first two objectives, or else all remaining enemies will combine force with those spawning in the third phase to overwhelm the control points on the runway, which have very little cover available for defense.
- Albatross debuted in May 2016.. The mission was then overhauled in May 2018 as part of the "Black Sea Incursion" update.
- On Russian game client, the mission is called "Снегирь", which means "bullfinch".