- "Welcome to the 141. Best handpicked group of warriors on the planet."
- — General Shepherd to Private First Class Joseph Allen.
Task Force 141, colloquially referred to as "The One-Four-One," is a multinational special operations unit composed of members of British, Australian, American, Canadian and possibly other foreign personnel, usually those with previous Special Ops experience. Its members serve as the principal protagonists of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, in which their main objective is to apprehend or eliminate Vladimir Makarov, a Russian Ultranationalist responsible for masterminding a Russian invasion of the United States. In 2016, its members participated in notable special operations in Kazakhstan, Moscow, Rio de Janeiro, a Gulag and a submarine base in the Kamchatka Peninsula, the Georgian-Russian border, and Afghanistan.
Notably during August 15th, 2016, General Shepherd betrayed Task Force 141; subsequently all the remaining members of Task Force 141 were either eliminated or on the run at the conclusion of the crisis. In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, the survivors united with Russian Loyalists to continue with their main objective.
Task Force 141 had at least eighty-five known operators that are drawn from the special operations forces of Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. The specific units that contribute operators to Task Force 141 are unknown.
During the events of Modern Warfare 2, the commanding officer of Task Force 141 appears to be Shepherd, a U.S. Army officer who spearheads the Task Force's operations. Additionally, British soldiers of the Special Air Service and possibly the Special Boat Service such as Captain John "Soap" MacTavish, Lieutenant Simon "Ghost" Riley and Sergeant Gary "Roach" Sanderson serve as operators during field missions. After his liberation from a gulag, Captain John Price of the Special Air Service also apparently serves as a field commander.
After the events of Modern Warfare 2, a rogue Lt. Gen. Shepherd was killed in action by Cpt. John "Soap" MacTavish and the Task Force 141 was disavowed. However, a few Task Force 141 operatives, such as Price and Soap, continued to operate with support from the current Baseplate operative and former colleague of Price, MacMillan. When the Task Force 141 reunited, they joined forces with Nikolai and his group of Russian Loyalists. Their primary objective was to exterminate the highly notorious terrorist Vladimir Makarov, which in doing so, would clear their names.
After rescuing Russian President Boris Vorshevsky and his daughter Alena from the diamond mine in Siberia, Task Force 141 was reinstated (signified by the Disavowed status on the Task Force 141 emblem being removed) by NATO, and even Russia itself approve their actions for rescuing the president and they began to concentrate their efforts to hunt down Makarov once again, eventually locating him and killing him three months later in the United Arab Emirates.
After World War IIIEdit
The efforts of Task Force 141 had a lasting legacy on all of the contributing nations involved, including Russia. In the far future, the Russian Federation's representives would recommend to the United Nations Space Alliance and the Solar Associated Treaty Organization that the numerical designation of the SATO Aerospace Carrier Retribution be given the hull classification SWC-141 in remembrance of the Task Force's heroic actions in rescuing Russian President Boris Vorshevsky.
List of Known Members Edit
- Main article: Task Force 141/Members
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Notable military operationsEdit
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Between 2013 and 2016Edit
- Infiltrating a Russian airbase in the Tian Shan Mountain Range in Kazakhstan to retrieve an ACS module.
- Capturing Alejandro Rojas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and escaping.
- Eliminating hostiles and rescuing hostages at Vikhorevka 36 Oil Platform, Russian Far East.
- Rescuing Prisoner 627 from a gulag near Petropavlovsk, Russia.
- Infiltrating a Russian submarine base near Petropavlovsk and launching an ICBM aimed at America to create an EMP to stall the Russian invasion.
- Successfully retrieving a DSM from Makarov's estate in Georgian-Russian border.
- Escaping from Makarov's and Shepherd's men in a boneyard near Kandahar, Afghanistan.
- Killing Shepherd in Site Hotel Bravo.
- Extracting the wounded Soap to Nikolai's safehouse in India
- Searching for a cargo package belonging to Makarov in Sierra Leone
- Searching for Waraabe, a man involved in the chemical attacks on Europe, in Somalia
- Price, Yuri and Soap move through Prague to get to a tower, where they try to assassinate Vladimir Makarov
- Yuri and Price go to a castle that is being used by the Russians as a firebase, with the objective to learn the location of Makarov.
- Joint operation with U.S. Delta Force to rescue the President of Russia, Boris Vorshevsky, and his daughter from a diamond mine.
In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's multiplayer, they are a playable faction.
- While the British, Americans, and Australians have their flags in their colors and on their shoulder patches, the Canadians have their flag on their back in green.
- There are no Canadian Task Force 141 models in multiplayer despite models being in the campaign.
- Choosing an LMG in multiplayer will make the player spawn with an Australian flag, choosing an SMG or an Assault Rifle will make the player generate with a British or American flag, and choosing a Sniper Rifle will make the player spawn with an American flag, unless the player has unlocked the Ghillie Suit.
- Task Force 141 (along with the Heartbeat Sensor) is jokingly referenced in a conversation between two characters in the 2010 video game Battlefield: Bad Company 2. After discovering the team has to go on a hunt for an HVT, Sarge says, "I should clear this with Braidwood," to which Sweetwater replies, "No! No, no, no! He'll just send some special ops douche-bags, with pussy-ass heartbeat monitors on their guns, instead of us!"
- The full Task Force 141 theme tune is played during the mission "Contingency".
- In Modern Warfare 3, some Delta Squad soldiers have the same name as many of the Task Force members.
- By the end of Modern Warfare 3, Price and Nikolai are the last known remaining Task Force 141 members.
- In Modern Warfare 3, the old and new Task Force 141 logo can be unlocked in Multiplayer.
- The old Task Force 141 emblem is seen in Perk Care Packages from Survival Mode.
- Task Force 141 is referenced in Far Cry 3. During the level "Fly South", Willis says that he must join Task Force 141 to go to Russia.
- ↑ Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Developer's Handbook, Page 87. (Part of the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Collector's Edition Strategy Guide)
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