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Government Style: Parliamentary Republic

Elections take place every 48 months (OOC: Approximately "whenever I feel like it")

 

President: Alyssa Longboard

Vice President: Maximillian Ionaster

 

Minister of State: Jackson Wrasse

Minister of Foreign Affairs: Richard Hartfield

Minister of Internal Affairs: Isabelle Deon

Minister of Security: Franklin Woodward

Minister of Health: Jordan Inter, MD

Minister of Finance: Walter Hooper

Minister of the Army: Alexander Blackwood

Minister of the Air Force: Michelle Dalton

Minister of the Navy: Gregory Millard

Attorney General: Harry Talleyrand

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Military Forces of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leonean Army
 
 
 
Standing Army: 190,880 soldiers
 
Standard Rifle: M77 rifle
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Specifications
[spoiler]Weight: 3.55 kg
Length: 1,000 mm
Barrel length: 465 mm
Cartridge: 7.62x51 mm NATO
Action: Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Rate of Fire: 650-800 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 820 m/s
Effective firing range: 100-500 m sight adjustments
Feed system: 30-round box magazines
Sights: Rear: rotating diopter drum, front: hooded post[/spoiler]
 
Light Machine Gun: M760
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Specifications
[spoiler]Weight: 11.79 kg
Length: 1,263 mm
Barrel length: 630 mm
Cartridge: 7.62x51 mm NATO
Action: Gas-operated, open bolt
Rate of Fire: 650-1,000 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 840 m/s
Effective firing range: 800 m
Feed system: Disintegrating M13 linked belt
Sights: Folding leaf sight with aperture and notch, front blade[/spoiler]
 
Marksman Rifle: SR44
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Specifications
[spoiler]Weight: 6.2 kg
Length: 1,182 mm
Barrel length: 600 mm
Cartridge: 7.62x51mm NATO
Action: Bolt-action
Rate of Fire: N/A
Muzzle velocity: N/A
Effective firing range: 800 m
Feed system: 10-round detachable box magazines
Sights: 6x zoom Precision scope[/spoiler]
 
Sniper Rifle: M340
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Specifications
[spoiler]Weight: 6.5 kg
Length: 1,180 mm
Barrel length: 660 mm
Cartridge: 7.62x51mm NATO
Action: Bolt-action
Rate of Fire: N/A
Muzzle velocity: 850 m/s
Effective firing range: 800 m sight adjustments
Feed system: 10-round detachable box magazines
Sights: Detachable aperture type iron sights, 10x zoom Precision scope[/spoiler]
 
Shotgun (Paratrooper, MP and Special Forces only): M200
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Specifications
[spoiler]Weight: 3.2 kg
Length: 946 mm
Barrel length: 460 mm
Cartridge: 12 gauge
Action: Pump action
Feed system: 4+1 internal tube magazine
Sights: Ghost ring iron sights[/spoiler]
 
Standard-issue Pistol: TEC-9
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Specifications
[spoiler]Weight: 1.4 kg
Length: 317 mm
Barrel length: 127 mm
Cartridge: 9x19 mm Parabellum
Action: Blowback operated semi-automatic
Muzzle velocity: 360 m/s
Effective firing range: 50 m
Feed system: 32-round box magazines
Sights: Rear blade and notch, front blade[/spoiler]
 
Armored Forces of the Sierra Leonean Army
 
Main Battle Tank: M120 "Panther"
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Specifications
[spoiler]Weight: 61.3 tons
Length: Gun forward: 9.77 m Hull length: 7.93 m
Width: 3.66 m
Height: 2.44 m
Crew: 4 (Commander, gunner, loader, driver)

Armor: Chobham, RH armor, depleted uranium strike plates Hull & turret: 600 mm vs APFSDS, 700 mm vs HEAT
Main armament: 120mm L44 M256 smoothbore cannon
Secondary armament: 1 .50 caliber M85 machine gun, 2 M760 machine guns, one pintle mounted, one coaxial
Engine: Honeywell AGT1500C multi-fuel turbine engine @ 1,500 shp
Fuel capacity: 1900 liters
Operational range: 426 km
Speed: 67 km/h on-road, 40 km/h off-road[/spoiler]
 
Cavalry tank: M105 "Lion"
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Specifications

[spoiler]Weight: 43.5 tons
Length: 9.06 m
Width: 3.54 m
Height: 2.04 m
Crew: 4 (Commander, gunner, loader, driver)

Armor: Classified
Main armament: 2 x 120mm L44 M256 smoothbore cannon
Secondary armament: 1 .50 caliber M85 machine gun, 1 M760 machine guns mounted coaxially
Engine: MTU MB803 Ra-500
Speed: 70 km/h on-road, 40 km/h off-road[/spoiler]

 
Self-propelled Howitzer: M155
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Specifications

[spoiler]Weight: 27.5 tons
Length: 9.1 m
Width: 3.15 m
Height: 3.25 m
Crew: 6 (2 loaders, gunner, assistant gunner, commander, driver)

Shell: Separate loading, bagged charged

Caliber: 155 mm L/39

Rate of Fire: 6 rpm maximum, 3 rpm sustained

Effective firing range: 18 km
Main armament: M126 155 mm Howitzer
Secondary armament: 1 .50 caliber M85 machine gun
Engine: Detroit Diesel 8V71T @ 450 hp
Operational range: 350 km
Speed: 56 km/h [/spoiler]

 
Combat engineer vehicle: M728 CEV
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Specifications

[spoiler]Weight: 48.3 tons
Length: 8.83 m
Width: 3.66 m
Height: 3.3 m
Crew: 4 (Commander, gunner, loader, driver)

Armor: 120 mm
Main armament: 165 mm M135
Secondary armament: 1 .50 caliber M85 machine gun, 1 M760 coaxially mounted
Engine: General Dynamics AVDS-1790-2DR V12 @ 750 hp
Fuel capacity: 1457 liters
Operational range: 450 km
Speed: 48 km/h[/spoiler]

 
Mine-clearing vehicle: Puma
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Specifications

[spoiler]Weight: 51 tons
Length: 7.55 m
Width: 3.38 m without side skirts
Height: 2.65 m
Crew: 8 operators, 7 can deploy

Main armament: 3 M760 machine guns
Secondary armament: 1x 60mm mortar, 2x TAAS IS-6 smoke grenade launchers with 6 smoke grenades each
Engine: AVDS-1790-6A @ 900 hp
Speed: 43 km/h[/spoiler]

 
Armored Personnel Carrier: M113
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Specifications

[spoiler]Weight: 12.3 tons
Length: 4.863 m
Width: 2.686 m
Height: 2.5 m
Crew: 2

Passengers: 11 passengers

Armor: 38 mm aluminium
Main armament: 1 M85 machine gun
Secondary armament: Varies
Engine: Detroit Diesel 6V53T @ 275 hp
Operational range: 480 km
Speed: 67.6 km/h, 5.8 km/h swimming [/spoiler]

 

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Sierra Leonean Air Force

 

Airborne Early Warning and Control Craft: EWC-09

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Specifications

[spoiler]General characteristics

Crew: Flight crew: 4
Mission crew: 13–19
Length: 152 ft 11 in (46.61 m)
Wingspan: 145 ft 9 in (44.42 m)
Height: 41 ft 4 in (12.6 m)
Wing area: 3,050 ft² (283.4 m²)
Empty weight: 185,000 lb (73,480 kg)
Loaded weight: 344,000 lb (with aerial refueling) (156,036 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 347,000 lb (157.397 kg)
Powerplant: 4 × Pratt and Whitney TF33-PW-100A turbofan, 21,500 lbf (93 kN) each

 

Performance

Maximum speed: 530 mph (855 km/h, 461 knots)
Range: 4,000 nmi (7,400 km)(8 hr)
Service ceiling: 41,000 ft (12,500 m)[/spoiler]

 

Airborne Battle Management: STAR

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Specifications

[spoiler]General characteristics

Crew: 4 flight crew
Capacity: 18 specialists (crew size varies according to mission)
Length: 152 ft 11 in (46.61 m)
Wingspan: 145 ft 9 in (44.42 m)
Height: 42 ft 6 in (12.95 m)
Empty weight: 171,000 lb (77,564 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 336,000 lb (152,407 kg)
Powerplant: 4 × Pratt & Whitney TF33-102C low-bypass turbofan engines, 19,200 lbf (85 kN) thrust each

 

Performance

Cruise speed: 390 kn (449 mph; 722 km/h) to 510 kn (945 km/h)
Optimum orbit speed: 449 mph (723 km/h) to 587 mph (945 km/h)
Endurance: 9 hours
Service ceiling: 42,000 ft (13,000 m)[/spoiler]

 

CAS: Blitz II

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Specifications

[spoiler]General characteristics

Crew: 1
Length: 53 ft 4 in (16.26 m)
Wingspan: 57 ft 6 in (17.53 m)
Height: 14 ft 8 in (4.47 m)
Wing area: 506 ft² (47.0 m²)
Airfoil: NACA 6716 root, NACA 6713 tip
Empty weight: 24,959 lb (11,321 kg)
Loaded weight: 30,384 lb (13,782 kg)
CAS mission: 47,094 lb (21,361 kg)
Anti-armor mission: 42,071 lb (19,083 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 50,000 lb (23,000 kg)
Powerplant: 2 × General Electric TF34-GE-100A turbofans, 9,065 lbf (40.32 kN) each
Internal fuel capacity: 11,000 lb (4,990 kg)

 

Performance

Never exceed speed: 450 knots (518 mph,[150] 833 km/h) at 5,000 ft (1,500 m) with 18 Mk 82 bombs[151]
Maximum speed: 381 knots (439 mph, 706 km/h) at sea level, clean
Cruise speed: 300 knots (340 mph, 560 km/h)
Stall speed: 120 knots (138 mph, 220 km/h) [152]
Combat radius:
CAS mission: 250 nmi (288 mi, 460 km) at 1.88 hour loiter at 5,000 ft (1,500 m), 10 min combat
Anti-armor mission: 252 nmi (290 mi, 467 km), 40 nmi (45 mi, 75 km)) sea-level penetration and exit, 30 min combat
Ferry range: 2,240 nmi (2,580 mi, 4,150 km) with 50 knot (55 mph, 90 km/h) headwinds, 20 minutes reserve
Service ceiling: 45,000 ft (13,700 m)
Rate of climb: 6,000 ft/min (30 m/s)
Wing loading: 99 lb/ft² (482 kg/m²)
Thrust/weight: 0.36

 

Armament

Guns: 1× 30 mm (1.18 in) GAU-8/A Avenger Gatling cannon with 1,174 rounds (Capacity 1,350)
Hardpoints: 11 (8× under-wing and 3× under-fuselage pylon stations) with a capacity of 16,000 lb (7,260 kg) and provisions to carry combinations of:
Rockets:
4× LAU-61/LAU-68 rocket pods (each with 19× / 7× Hydra 70 mm rockets, respectively)
4× LAU-5003 rocket pods (each with 19× CRV7 70 mm rockets)
6× LAU-10 rocket pods (each with 4× 127 mm (5.0 in) Zuni rockets)
Missiles:
2× AIM-9 Sidewinders air-to-air missiles for self-defense
6× AGM-65 Maverick air-to-surface missiles

Bombs:
Mark 80 series of unguided iron bombs or
Mk 77 incendiary bombs or
BLU-1, BLU-27/B Rockeye II, Mk20, BL-755 and CBU-52/58/71/87/89/97 cluster bombs or
Paveway series of Laser-guided bombs or
Joint Direct Attack Munition or
Other:
SUU-42A/A Flares/Infrared decoys and chaff dispenser pod or
AN/ALQ-131 or AN/ALQ-184 ECM pods or
Lockheed Martin Sniper XR or 2× 600 US gallon Sargent Fletcher drop tanks for increased range/loitering time.

Avionics

AN/AAS-35(V) Pave Penny laser tracker pod (mounted beneath right side of cockpit) for use with Paveway LGBs
Head-up display (HUD) for improved technical flying and air-to-ground support.[/spoiler]

 

DFC-80 "Instigator"

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Specifications

[spoiler]General characteristics

Crew: 1 pilot
Length: 46 ft 4 in (14.12 m)
Wingspan: 30 ft 4 in (9.25 m)
Height: 11 ft 8 in (3.55 m)
Wing area: 243.4 ft² (22.61 m²)
Airfoil: supercritical airfoil
Empty weight: 13,968 lb (6,340 kg)
Loaded weight: 22,950 lb (10,410 kg)
Max. takeoff weight:
Rolling: 31,000 lb (14,100 kg)
Vertical: 20,755 lb (9,415 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × Rolls-Royce F402-RR-408 (Mk 107) vectored-thrust turbofan, 23,500 lbf (105 kN)

 

Performance

Maximum speed: Mach 0.9 (585 knots, 673 mph, 1,083 km/h)
Range: 1,200 nmi (1,400 mi, 2,200 km)
Combat radius: 300 nmi (350 mi, 556 km)
Ferry range: 1,800 nmi (2,100 mi, 3,300 km)
Rate of climb: 14,700 ft/min (4,481 m/min)
Wing loading: 94.29 lb/ft² (460.4 kg/m²)

 

Armament

Guns: 1× General Dynamics GAU-12 Equalizer 25 mm (0.984 in) 5-barreled Gatling cannon mounted under-fuselage in the left pod, with 300 rounds of ammunition in the right pod
Hardpoints: 6× under-wing pylon stations holding up to 9,200 lb (4,200 kg) of payload:
Rockets:
4× LAU-5003 rocket pods (each with 19× CRV7 70 mm rockets)

Missiles:
Air-to-air missiles:
4× AIM-9 Sidewinder or similar-sized infrared-guided missiles
6× AIM-120 AMRAAM (on radar equipped AV-8B Plus variants)
Air-to-surface missiles:
6× AGM-65 Maverick; or
2× AGM-84 Harpoon; or
2× AGM-88 HARM

 

Bombs:
CBU-100 cluster bombs (CBUs)
Mark 80 series of unguided bombs (including 3 kg [6.6 lb] and 14 kg [31 lb] practice bombs)
Paveway series of laser-guided bombs (LGBs)
Joint Direct Attack Munitions (GBU-38, GBU-32, and GBU-54)
Mark 77 napalm canisters
B61 nuclear bomb
Others:
up to 4× 300/330/370 US Gallon drop tanks (pylon stations No. 2, 3, 4, & 5 are wet plumbed)
Intrepid Tiger II electronic jammer

Avionics

Raytheon APG-65 radar
AN/AAQ-28V LITENING targeting pod (on radar-equipped AV-8B Plus variants)[/spoiler]

 

Air Superiority Fighter; F-16SL

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Specifications

[spoiler]General characteristics

Crew: 2
Length: 49 ft 5 in (15.06 m)
Wingspan: 32 ft 8 in (9.96 m)
Height: 16 ft (4.88 m)
Wing area: 300 ft² (27.87 m²)
Airfoil: NACA 64A204 root and tip
Empty weight: 18,900 lb (8,570 kg)
Loaded weight: 26,500 lb (12,000 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 42,300 lb (19,200 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × F110-GE-100 afterburning turbofan
Dry thrust: 17,155 lbf (76.3 kN)
Thrust with afterburner: 28,600 lbf (127 kN)

 

Performance

Maximum speed:
At sea level: Mach 1.2 (915 mph, 1,470 km/h)[60]
At altitude: Mach 2[1] (1,320 mph, 2,120 km/h) clean configuration
Combat radius: 340 mi (295 nmi, 550 km) on a hi-lo-hi mission with four 1,000 lb (450 kg) bombs
Ferry range: 2,280 nmi (2,620 mi, 4,220 km) with drop tanks
Service ceiling: 50,000+ ft[1] (15,240+ m)
Rate of climb: 50,000 ft/min (254 m/s)
Wing loading: 88.3 lb/ft² (431 kg/m²)
Thrust/weight: 1.095

 

Armament

Guns: 1× 20 mm (0.787 in) M61 Vulcan 6-barrel Gatling cannon, 511 rounds
Hardpoints: 2× wing-tip Air-to-air missile launch rails, 6× under-wing, and 3× under-fuselage pylon (2 of 3 for sensors) stations with a capacity of up to 17,000 lb (7,700 kg) of stores
Rockets:
4×LAU-61/LAU-68 rocket pods (each with 19× /7× Hydra 70 mm rockets, respectively)
4×LAU-5003 rocket pods (each with 19× CRV7 70 mm rockets)
4×LAU-10 rocket pods (each with 4× Zuni 127 mm rockets)
Missiles:
Air-to-air missiles:
2× AIM-7 Sparrow
6× AIM-9 Sidewinder
6× AIM-120 AMRAAM
6× IRIS-T
6× Python-4
Air-to-ground missiles:
6× AGM-65 Maverick
4× AGM-88 HARM
AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM)
Anti-ship missiles:
2× AGM-84 Harpoon
4× AGM-119 Penguin
Bombs:
8× CBU-87 Combined Effects Munition
8× CBU-89 Gator mine
8× CBU-97 Sensor Fuzed Weapon
4× Mark 84 general-purpose bombs
8× Mark 83 GP bombs
12× Mark 82 GP bombs
8× GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb (SDB)
4× GBU-10 Paveway II
6× GBU-12 Paveway II
4× GBU-24 Paveway III
4× GBU-27 Paveway III
4× Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) series
4× AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW)
Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser (WCMD)
B61 nuclear bomb
Others:
SUU-42A/A Flares/Infrared decoys dispenser pod and chaff pod or
AN/ALQ-131 & AN/ALQ-184 ECM pods or
LANTIRN, Lockheed Martin Sniper XR & LITENING targeting pods or
up to 3× 300/330/370/600 US gallon Sargent Fletcher drop tanks for ferry flight/extended range/loitering time or
UTC Aerospace DB-110 long range EO/IR sensor pod on centerline

 

Avionics

AN/APG-68 radar
MIL-STD-1553 bus[/spoiler]

 

F-200SL

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Specifications

[spoiler]General characteristics

Crew: 1
Length: 18.36 m (60 ft 2¼ in)
Wingspan: 10.105 m (33 ft 1½ in)
Height: 5.00 m (16 ft 5 in)
Wing area: 31.7 m² (341 ft²)
Empty weight: 11,650 kg (25,683 lb)
Max. takeoff weight: 19,500 kg (42,989 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × MNPK Soyuz R-79V-300 lift/cruise turbofan
Dry thrust: 108 kN (24,300 lbf)
Thrust with afterburner: 152 kN (34,170 lbf)
Lift engines: 2x RKBM RD-41 turbojets 41.7 kN (9,300 lbf) thrust each)

 

Performance

Maximum speed: 1,800 km/h (1,118 mph, Mach 1.4+)
Range: 2,100 km (1,305 mi)
Ferry range: 3,000 km (1,865 mi)
Service ceiling: 15,500 m (50,853 ft)
Rate of climb: 15,000 m/min (49,213 ft/min)

 

Armament

Guns: 1 × 30 mm GSh-301 cannon with 120 rounds
Hardpoints: 4 underwing and 1 fuselage hardpoints with a capacity of 2,600 kg (5,733 lb) of external stores and provisions to carry combinations of:
Missiles: R-73 Archer, R-77 Adder or R-27 Alamo air-to-air missiles[/spoiler]

 

Naval Bomber: Tu-22M

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Specifications

[spoiler]General characteristics

Crew: 4 (pilot, co-pilot, navigator, weapon systems operator)
Length: 42.4 m (139 ft 4 in)
Wingspan:
Spread (20° sweep): 34.28 m (112 ft 6 in)
Swept (65° sweep): 23.30 m (76 ft 6 in)
Height: 11.05 m (36 ft 3 in)
Wing area:
Spread: 183.6 m² (1,976 ft²)
Swept: 175.8 m² (1,892 ft²)
Empty weight: 54,000 kg (119,000 lb)
Max. takeoff weight: 124,000 kg (273,000 lb) ; 126,400 kg (278,700 lb) for rocket assisted TO
Powerplant: 2 × Kuznetsov NK-25 turbofans, 245.2 kN (55,100 lbf) each

 

Performance

Maximum speed: Mach 1.88 (2,000 km/h, 1,240 mph) ; at altitude
Range: 6,800 km (4,200 mi, 3,700 nmi)
Combat radius: 2,410 km (1,500 mi, 1,300 nmi) with typical weapons load
Service ceiling: 13,300 m (43,600 ft)
Rate of climb: 15 m/s (2,950 ft/min)
Wing loading: 688 kg/m² (147 lb/ft²)
Thrust/weight: 0.40

 

Armament

Guns: 1 × 23-mm GSh-23 cannon in remotely controlled tail turret
Hardpoints: wing and fuselage pylons and internal weapons bay with a capacity of 24,000 kg (53,000 lb) of
Up to 3 × Raduga Kh-22 missiles in weapons bay and on wing pylons or
Up to 6 × Raduga Kh-15 missiles on a MKU-6-1 rotary launcher in its bomb bay, plus 4 × Raduga Kh-15 missiles on two underwing pylons for a total of 10 missiles per aircraft.
Various freefall bombs – 69 × FAB-250 or 8 × FAB-1500 might be typical.[/spoiler]

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