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Current Readiness: Red-Gamma [Alert Level 1*3] - War [Non-Combatant] Readiness

NEWS:

*2/4/09 - **Classified** Defense Protocol [*Readiness G3*] Initiated.

*2/7/09 - **Classified** Defense Protocol [*Readiness G3*] De-activated.

*2/14/09 - **Classified** Defense Protocol [*Readiness G3*] Initiated.

OOC: This thread will serve as my General Military RP thread from now on. The OP will be continuously edited to reflect my current Readiness Level as well as to record key points and events. Enjoy.

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Royal Inspection

In his first official act as King, Elijah I initiated a Royal Military Review, Franzharia's first in over 10 years. Riding aboard the Oulu-class Corvette RFS Baltica, Flagship of the 1st Home Defense Fleet, King Elijah watched as the Iwamura-class QSV's RFS Onega and the newly launched RFS Ladoga commenced Anti-Piracy Exercises on several small Islets off the coast of Vaasa.

Military Funeral

The Kingdom tonight also held Military Funerals for the 23 Soldiers who lost their lives in the Occupation of Tunsheim, at Capital Complex.

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Airforce Unveils New Designs

This evening, Officials from the Royal Air Force unveiled the two new designs for the Primary Fighter Craft of Franzharia.

T-91 Fuhito (OOC: Soviet Sukhoi SU-17 [1970] Equivalent)

Role: Fighter-Bomber

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General characteristics

Crew: One

Length: 19.02 m (62 ft 5 in)

Wingspan:

Spread: 13.68 m (44 ft 11 in)

Swept: 10.02 m (32 ft 10 in)

Height: 5.12 m (16 ft 10 in)

Wing area:

Spread: 38.5 m² (415 ft²)

Swept: 34.5 m² (370 ft²)

Empty weight: 12160 kg (26,810 lb)

Loaded weight: 16400 kg (36,155 lb)

Max takeoff weight: 19430 kg (42,835 lb)

Powerplant: 1× Lyulka AL-21F-3 afterburning turbojet

Dry thrust: 76.4 kN (17,185 lbf)

Thrust with afterburner: 109.8 kN (24,675 lbf)

Fuel capacity: 3770 kg (8,310 lb)

Performance

Maximum speed:

Sea level: 1400 km/h (755 knots, 870 mph)

Altitude: 1860 km/h (1,005 knots, 1,155 mph, Mach 1.7)

Range:

Combat: 1150 km (620 nm, 715 mi) in hi-lo-hi attack with 2,000 kg (4,410 lb) warload

Ferry: 2300 km (1,240 nm, 1,430 mi)

Service ceiling: 14200 m (46,590 ft)

Rate of climb: 230 m/s (45,275 ft/min)

Wing loading: 443 kg/m² (90.77 lb/ft²)

Thrust/weight: 0.68

G-force limit: 7

Airframe lifespan: 2,000 flying hours, 20 years

Armament: 2× 30 mm Nudelman-Rikhter NR-30 cannon, 80 rounds per gun , Two underwing launch rails for R-60 (AA-8 'Aphid') air-to-air missiles for self-defense, Up to 4000 kg (8,820 lb) on ten hardpoints (three under the fixed portion of each wing, four on the fuselage sides), including free-fall bombs, rocket pods, cluster bombs, SPPU-22-01 cannon pods with traversable barrels, ECM pods, napalm tanks.

T-21 Dragon (OOC: American F-16 Fighting Falcon [1974] Equivalent)

Role: Multipurpose, Dogfighter

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General characteristics

Crew: 1

Length: 49 ft 5 in (14.8 m)

Wingspan: 32 ft 8 in (9.8 m)

Height: 16 ft (4.8 m)

Wing area: 300 ft² (27.87 m²)

Airfoil: NACA 64A204 root and tip

Empty weight: 18,900 lb (8,670 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 (128.9 kN)

Performance

Maximum speed:

At sea level: Mach 1.2 (915 mph, 1,470 km/h)

At altitude: Mach 2+ (1,500 mph, 2,414 km/h)

Combat radius: 340 mi (295 nm, 550 km) on a hi-lo-hi mission with six 1,000 lb (450 kg) bombs

Ferry range: 2,280 NM (2,620 mi, 4,220 km) with drop tanks

Service ceiling: 60,000+ ft (18,000+ 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 gatling gun, 515 rounds

Hardpoints: 2× wing-tip Air-to-air missile launch rails, 6× under-wing & 3× under-fuselage pylon stations holding up to 20,450 lb (9,276 kg) of payload

Rockets: 4× LAU-61/LAU-68 rocket pods (each with 19× /7× Hydra 70 mm rockets, respectively)

Missiles: Various Configurations Available

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Neo Franzharia Revives Heavy Weapons Program

In the next phase on the recently dubbed 'Royal Tactical Defense Programme', Neo Franzharia has officially revived it's Heavy Weapons capabilities, which were completely obliterated by the Nordlandic Invasion of Tion.

So far only one design has been entered into the Program, the H-75 155mm Howitzer. There are no further plans to introduce further designs at this time.

H-75 115mm Howitzer Cannon (OOC: American M114 155mm Howitzer [1939] Equivalent)

Role: Artillery

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Weight: 5,800 kg (12,787 lbs) (traveling), 5,600 kg (12,346 lbs) (combat)

Length: 7.315 m (24 ft) (traveling)

Barrel Length: bore: 3.564 m / 23 calibers, overall: 3.79 m / 24.5 calibers

Width: 2.438 m (8 ft) (traveling)

Height: 1.803 m (6 ft) (traveling)

Crew: 11

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Shell: Separate-loading bagged charge

Caliber: 155 mm

Breech: Slow-cone interrupted screw

Recoil: Hydropneumatic system

Carriage: Split trail

Elevation: -2 to +63 degrees

Traverse: 24 degrees (left), 25 degrees (right)

Rate of Fire: burst: 4 rounds per minute, sustained: 40 rounds per hour

Muzzle Velocity: 563 m/s (1,847 ft/s)

Maximum Range: 14,600 m (15,967 yds)

Army Introduces New Small Arms Units

The Royal Army today introduced it's new primary Submachine Gun (S-94) and Rifle (R-36).

S-94 'Sharptooth' Sub-machine Gun (OOC: American Smith & Wesson M76 SMG [1967] Equivalent)

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Weight: Unloaded: 7.25 lbs, Loaded: 8.75 lbs

Length: Stock folded: 2.25 inches, Stock extended: 30.50 inches

Barrel Length: 8 inches

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Cartridge: 9x19mm Parabellum

Action: Blowback

Rate of Fire: 720 rounds/min

Feed System: 14, 24 or 36-round magazine

Sights: Front: protected blade, rear: fixed aperture

R-36 'Talon' Automatic Rifle (OOC: American M14 Automatic Rifle [1957] Equivalent)

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Weight: 5.2 kg (11.5 lb)

Length: 1,181 mm (46.5 in)

Barrel length: 559 mm (22 in)

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Cartridge: 7.62x51mm NATO

Action: Gas-operated, rotating bolt

Rate of Fire: 700–750 rounds/min

Muzzle Velocity: 854.475.4 m/s (2,800 ft/s)

Effective Range: 460 m (500 yd), 800+ m (875 yd) (with optics)

Feed System: 20-round detachable box magazine

Sights: Aperture rear sight, "barleycorn" front sight

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Royal Armed Forces Pull Out of Hanseatic Republic

This afternoon, Royal Army EXO Larsa Solidor announced the withdrawl of the RFA from the Hanseatic Republic, calling it's mission a 'Complete and Resounding success. Currently the 9th Light Infantry, 9th Logistics, 3rd Engineering, and 7th Engineering Batallions are stationed in the country.

The 7EB is expected to remain as a precautionary force.

The RFA has not announced a timetable for the withdrawal of forces from Occupied Tunsheim, stating a lack of a centralized authority to supplant it permanently. (OOC: Meaning a new player. :P)

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Franzharia begins Test Aircraft Production

This evening, officials from the Royal Airforce have announced the commencement of the production of two test subjects, one each from the T-91 Fuhito and T-21 Dragon Fighter Aircraft. Pending the results of these tests, the T-91 and T-21 could go into full production in as little as 4 months.

OOC: Specs are in an earlier post in this thread.

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Military Readiness/Alert Level Increase

Based on observations of the escalation of hostilities in South Central Europe, the Royal Armed Forces Military Readiness Level is Upgraded to Red-Gamma [Alert Level 1*3] - War [Non-Combatant] Readiness.

**Classified**

The 4th and 5th Legions (1 LI, 1 HI, 1 Recon, 1 Logistics, 1 Engineering Batallion each) have been put on Protocol: Defense Readiness G3

(OOC: In English: If it's not our ally and it crosses our land/air/sea borders with clear malicious intent, shoot it.)

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Air Force/Army Infrastructure Upgrades

To complement the expansion and re-armament of the Army and Air Forces, Franzharia Strategic Military Command has approved a plan calling for the creation of 6 Strategic Field Command Centers, 12 Central Army Bases, and 5 Central RAF Bases.

The RAF has not announced plans for similar upgrades to Naval Infrastructure, stating that 'The Naval Capabilities of the Kingdom have not yet progressed to a point necessitating such investments.'

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Fort Basczik Inaugurated

In a small ceremony this afternoon, King Elijah declared Fort Basczik fully operational. The Fort is Franzharia's first dedicated Air Force Command & Control Station. It is located roughly 75km from the Capital in an unspecified and classified location.

Specifics on the base are also Classified and require Level 9 Clearence.

(OOC: Lv. 9 = Allies of the tightest kind.)

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Military Readiness/Alert Level Increase

Based on observations of the ongoing conflict in the region formerly known as the Gebiv Empire, the Royal Armed Forces Military Readiness Level is Upgraded to Red-Gamma [Alert Level 1*3] - War [Non-Combatant] Readiness.

**Classified**

The 4th and 5th Legions (1 LI, 1 HI, 1 Recon, 1 Logistics, 1 Engineering Batallion each) have been put on Protocol: Defense Readiness G3

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