Veridian Union Armed Forces

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Veridian Union Armed Forces
Union Emblem.png
The Emblem of the Armed Forces
Founded1923
Current form1965
Service branches
HeadquartersCape Hope
Leadership
Commander-in-ChiefPresident of the Union Military Council
Minister of DefenseAnthony Watson
Manpower
Military age18 years of age
ConscriptionYes
Fit for
military service
18,060,543 males, age 16–49 (2016 est.),
17,244,838 females, age 16–49 (2016 est.)
Reaching military
age annually
783,405 males (2016 est.),
748,647 females (2016 est.)
Active personnel280,000
Reserve personnel1,840,300
Expenditures
BudgetSHD$280.543 Billion (2020)
Percent of GDP5% (2020)

The Veridian Union's armed forces are unique, primarily the integration of four different branches under one common command. Upon the Union's foundation, the armed forces is comprised solely of the Department of the Navy, and the subordinate Marines. A "Infantrymen To General" officer enlistment structure, where only officers were former enlisted infantry, is the core structure of leadership.

History

After the formation of the Veridian Union, the leadership faced challenges trying to reform the Armed Forces. Historically all land forces were considered "Marines" due to the maritime heritage. The Navy had a larger influence in everyday life since the colonial days. Not wanting to upset the status quo, the government has decided to keep the same two branches.

Many of the military equipment since the founding has been inherited from their former democratic nation. At the time, the industries lacked the capabilities to manufacture tanks or guns. The Military Council has petitioned the Commission heavily to jump start military industries towards firearm and munitions manufacturing within the first five years.

The Aerial Rift (1925-1930)

With the development of aircraft, a massive rift started developing between the Marines and Navy. The Council was deadlocked, a rarely seen event that required the Commission to step in. It was with the vote of the Commission, 82-23, that decided the field of aerial developments and stance be given to the Navy.

Upset over this decision, several Marine higher ups retired out of discontent. A maneuver that gimped the Union's Marines from continuing their duties. However, the Union was content to continue on with the issues of those who retired gone by 1930 after intense Commission Hearings to confirm the new selections.

Struggles to update the Military (1930-1938)

In the Second and Third Five Year Plans, the Commission has invested heavily into armored vehicle design and manufacturing. Industrial plants, proving grounds, and various R&D groups were constructed. By the end of the Third Five Year Plan, WECO (WEstern COoperative) was formed from several R&D groups to head production of the new Armored Car, the HARV.

Despite massive results in what is considered a successful design, the tank industry lagged heavily. The terrain and ecology of the Veridian Islands were not accepting of steel beasts. To save time and money, the Third Five Year Plan stipulated the acquiring of a foreign design to utilize, copy, and develop. The Tank III was chosen for it's simplicity and durability at the time, although in small numbers. It wasn't until the First Incursion did larger orders come in.

1951–1956 Retribution operations

The Nacatan Intervention began when Caliphate-leaning rebels popped up in Old Caga and New Caga. The Veridian Union came to the aid of Nacata. Although never confirmed nor denied, the Prussian Empire and Pax Caliphate has been suspected of providing assistance to the rebels.

Union Marines dismounting from a Tank III Assault Gun somwhere in Toloria

Nacata was ruled by Magnes I from 1946, after the closing days of the First Incursion. In January 1947, Magnes I began massive internal societal and political shifts to favor the Union. Nacata harbored more anti-pax sentiments, and it's populace was more accepting of the fascist undertones. Union forces subsequently began the establishment of military bases in Nacata and DUelland. By 1948, as a product of a cold war between the Veridian Union, Kuthernburg, and Nacata vs Prussia, Caliphate-leaning fundamentalists were secretly armed and trained by Prussia. Soon the extremism escalated into warfare when the Kliozon Caliphate Resistance Movement —supported by Prussia, and soon the Pax—began widespread uprisings on 25 June 1950. On that day, the Veridian Union recognized this act as an uprising and called for an immediate cessation. On 27 June, the Union decided to dispatch military forces in Nacata.

After the first two months of the conflict, Kliozon Forces were forced back to major cities. In September 1950, a Union counter-offensive was launched from the borders of Duelland, and subsequent amphibious landings at various points along the Prussian Coastline. Those that were blocked off from sea access were rapidly forced southeast, all the way to the border with Kuthernburg. At this point, in October 1951, Pax Caliphate and Prussian forces advanced north from the borders of Nacata. Various skirmishes existed between these borders which continued until mid-1953.

After these reversals of fortune the last two years of conflict became a war of attrition, with the front line close to the current borders. The war in the air, however, was never a stalemate. Prussia was subject to a massive bombing campaign. Jet fighters confronted each other in air-to-air combat, and Prussian pilots covertly flew in defense of their Caliph allies.

The fighting ended on 27 July 1956, when an uneasy peace agreement was signed.


NAFO Light Infantry dismounting from a Union Lark III


Veridian Union Navy

The Veridian Union Navy (VUN) is the naval and aerial warfare service branch of the Veridian Union Armed Forces.

The V.U. Navy traces its origins to the Colonial Navy, which was established during the Veridian Revolutionary War and was effectively disbanded as a separate entity shortly thereafter. The 21st century V.U. Navy maintains a sizable regional presence. It is a blue-water navy with the ability to project force onto the littoral regions of the world, engage in forward areas during peacetime, and rapidly respond to regional crises.

The Navy is administratively managed by the Department of the Navy, which is headed by the Secretary of the Navy. The Department of the Navy is itself a division of the Military Affairs Administration, which is headed by the Secretary of Defense.

Veridian Union Fleet Air Arm

The Fleet Air Arm (FAA) is the branch of the Veridian Union Navy responsible for the operation of naval aircraft.

The Fleet Air Arm was formed in 1927 as an organisational unit of the Navy which was then operating the aircraft embarked on ships. During the First Incursion, the Fleet Air Arm operated aircraft on ships as well as land-based aircraft that defended the Navy's shore establishments and facilities, and were deployed with Marines units.

Due to the organizational structure in the Marines, and through a mutual agreement between the Navy and Marines; the Fleet Air Arm is operated semi-independently and often is deployed among Marine Task Forces as a semi-organic unit.

Veridian Union Marines

The Veridian Union Marines (VUM) is a branch of the Veridian Union Armed Forces responsible for providing power projection, using the mobility of the Veridian Union Navy, by Commissional mandate, to deliver rapidly, combined-arms task forces on land, at sea, and in the air. The V.U. Marines are one of the two armed service branches in the V.U. Military Affairs Administration (MAA). The current President of the Military Council, the highest-ranking military officer in the V.U. armed forces is a Marine general.

Standard Issue Marine with shemagh.

The Marines has been a component of the Department of the Navy since 30 June 1834, working closely with naval forces for training, transportation, and logistics. The VUM operates posts on land and aboard sea-going amphibious warfare ships around the world.

Two battalions of Colonial Marines were formed on 1 November 1834 in DuVall as a service branch of infantry troops capable of fighting for independence both at sea and on shore. The role of the Marines has since grown and evolved, expanding to aerial warfare and earning popular titles such as, "The Union's Land Army".

Veridian Union Marine Aviation

Veridian Union Marine Aviation is the air component of the Veridian Union Marines. Marine aviation has a very different mission and operation than its ground counterpart, and thus, has many of its own histories, traditions, terms, and procedures.

All Marine aviation falls under the influence of the Deputy Commandant for Aviation, whose job is to advise the Commandant of the Marine Corps in all matters relating to aviation, especially acquisition of new assets, conversions of current aircraft, maintenance, operation, and command. The Marines operate rotary-wing aircraft mainly to provide transport and close air support to its ground forces. However, other aircraft types are also used in a variety of support and special-purpose roles.

A unique aspect of the organization is that land-based and sometimes sea-based fixed wing assets are under the command of the Marine Task Force. The Navy and Marines have a mutual agreement to share it's air power to assist in land warfare. Today, Marine and sometimes Naval aviation is task organized to support the Marine Task Force, as the aviation combat element, by providing six functions: assault support, antiair warfare, offensive air support, electronic warfare, control of aircraft and missiles, and aerial reconnaissance.

Veridian Union Marine Force Recon

The Veridian Union Marine Force Recon is an elite military formation of the Veridian Union Marines, that serve in designated V.U. Marine Force Recon units or are graduates from the V.U. Marine Force Recon School. The term "recon" has been in use unofficially in a military context since the Retribution War. The first military company officially commissioned as recon were NAFO Light Infantry units, or inspired by such. The original Light Infantry was taken and improved upon, serving as Airborne and Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol units.

The classic Force Recon Slouch Hat, it is considered an item of pride and proof of membership into Force Recon.

The 1st Force Recon Brigade is an elite airborne light infantry combat formation within the Veridian Union Armed Forces Special Operations Command (VUAFSOC). There were originally two battalions that formed, which then grew into four.

The Force Recon Training Brigade (FRTB)—headquartered at Fort Oilton—is an organization under the Veridian Union's Training and Doctrine Organization (VUDOO) and is separate from the 1st Force Recon Brigade. The Force Recon Training Brigade administrates Force Recon School, the satisfactory completion of which is required to become Ranger qualified and to wear the Force Recon Slouch Hat. The Force Recon Slouch Hat was colored green, with the left side of the brim pinned upwards by the Force Recon Badge.

Equipment of the Armed Forces

Cusine

Following the principle of "An Army Marches on it's Stomach," the military council has made food for military servicemembers to be the utmost importance. Vital for the performance and morale of enlisted, the Union has spent considerable funds and time into the quality of its food. While most of the food found in mess halls are equal to the cuisine of the nation, MREs were the ones that decided the victory of battles.

Meals-Ready-to-Eat

The Meal, Ready-to-Eat – commonly known as the MRE – is a self-contained, individual field ration in lightweight packaging bought by the Veridian Union's military for its service members for use in combat or other field conditions where organized food facilities are not available. While MREs should be kept cool, they do not need to be refrigerated. MREs have also been distributed to civilians during natural disasters, although there is no consideration for foreign cultures in mind.

Contents

General contents may include:

  • Breakfast
    • Sorghum Porridge,
    • Chocolate-Covered Coffee Beans, Oynenyua Bar (Chocolate and Coffee Bean Energy Bar), Fruit Bar, Dehydrated Pineapples, and/or Dehydrated Mango
    • Cassava Flatbread or Graham Wheat Biscuits
    • Sealed Sorghum Syrup, Vegetimite, Condensed Milk, and/or Honey
    • Instant Coffee and Powdered Mango Juice
  • Lunch
    • Coconut Rice & Chicken Curry, Coconut Rice & Bean Curry, Chicken Kabsa, Zebu Kabsa, Zebu & Sorghum Risotto,
    • Sorghum Salad, Tuna Salad, Sweet Potato Mash, Sweet Potato Chips, Popped Sorghum, and/or Kettle Corn Popped Sorghum
    • Chocolate-Covered Coffee Beans, Oynenyua Bar (Chocolate and Coffee Bean Energy Bar), Fruit Bar, Dehydrated Pineapples, and/or Dehydrated Mango
    • Cassava Flatbread
  • Dinner
    • Fruit Bar, Dehydrated Pineapples, and/or Dehydrated Mango
    • Sweet Potato Mash, Sweet Potato Chips,
  • Snacks
    • Zebu Jerky, Chocolate-covered Coffee Beans, Oynenyua Bar (Chocolate Energy Bar), Peanuts
  • Bread
    • Cassava Flatbread
  • Jam or Spread
    • Tubed Vegetimite, Sorghum Syrup,
  • Powdered Beverage Mix
  • Utensils (usually just a plastic spoon)
  • Flameless ration heater (FRH)
  • Beverage mixing bag
  • Accessory pack:

Ammunition

  • 7x43mm Kurz (7mm Mauser Kurz)
    • B342 Ball
    • B342A1 Ball
    • BTHP436A2 Ballistic Tip, Hollow Point
    • T351 Tracer
    • T351A1 Tracer
    • APDU422 Armor Piercing Depleted Uranium
  • 7x57mm Mauser (7mm Mauser)
    • B472 Ball
    • T311 Tracer
    • APDU443 Armor Piercing Depleted Uranium
  • 9.3x64mm Brenneke
    • T287 Tracer
    • B753 Ball
    • BLR634 Ball, Long Range
    • BTHP723A1 Ballistic Tip, Hollow Point
    • DT276 Dim Tracer
    • APDU923 Armor Piercing Depleted Uranium
  • 10mm Auto
    • B382 Ball
    • JHP539 Jacketed, Hollow Point
  • 12.7x99mm (.50 BMG)
    • API83 Armor Piercing Incendiary
    • T17 Tracer
    • APIT20 Armor Piercing Incendiary-Tracer
    • B33 Ball
    • APDU20 Armor Piercing Depleted Uranium
    • SLAP903 SLAP
    • SLAPTM962 SLAP-T
    • LRS1022 Long Range Sniper
    • Mk 211 HEIAP "Raufoss"
    • Mk257 API Dim Tracer
    • Mk 300 Mod 0 API-T
  • 12 Gauge

Small Arms

Small Arms
Name Type Caliber Branches Notes Picture
Assault Rifle
RA-8A2 Assault Rifle 7mm Kurz Marines, Navy An evolution of the A1, it sees active service across frontline units. Often mounted with a 4x optic to enhance marksmanship of the rifleman. File:LWRCI-M68A5 002.jpg
RA-16A5 Assault Rifle 7mm Kurz Marines, Navy The entire platform was implemented in 1972 after licenses from South Hills were obtained. Updated throughout the years, it is relegated to reserve status and is often issued at Youth Scout organizations. File:M16a5.jpg
Carbine
RA-4 Carbine 7mm Kurzer Marines, Navy A carbine version of the RA-8, it sees use in special purpose groups. File:Lwrci-six8-uciw-8-black-sbr-six8rb8-0uciw-by-lwrc-international-79c.jpg
Battle Rifle
RA-14 Battle Rifle 7mm Mauser Marines, Navy A classic that's been in service since 1959. It sees use in honor/ceremonial units, reserve forces, and the Youth Scouts. Many of it's magazines were converted to feed the RA-10A DMR, it's spiritual successor. File:M14Rifle.jpg
Marksman/Sniper Rifle
RA-10A Designated Marksman Rifle 7mm Mauser Marines, Navy The standard DMR issued to infantry, it offers each squad extended range and accuracy. Came into service in 1996. Seen here issued with a 4x optic. File:AR10 b.jpg
RA-14 Enhanced Battle Rifle Battle Rifle 7mm Mauser Marines, Navy A rather peculiar rifle, adopted in 2002 despite the RA-10A being the better rifle. Modified from existing stocks of the original battle rifle, it sees use only in small units like combat engineers, Force Recon, ANGELs, or more obscure units. File:FAM39EMR1.JPG
Hurval Arms Hammer Heavy Marksman Rifle 9.3x64mm Brenneke Army, Navy, Air Force Dedicated Sniper Rifle/Marksman Rifle of the Armed Forces File:Tactical 01.jpg
Anti-Material Rifle
Danal AMR-67 Lynx Anti-material Rifle .50 BMG Army, Navy, Air Force Dedicated Anti-Material Rifle of the Armed Forces File:GM6 LRG.jpg
Shotgun
Danal S-50 Combat Shotgun 12 Gauge Army, Navy, Air Force First seeing service in 1955, the venerable shotgun has been updated over the years to maintain relevancy. Still friend to door kickers and police units across the NGU. File:Fa sg m870 o1.jpg
Machine Gun
RA Ameli Squad Automatic Weapon/Light Machine Gun 7mm Kurzer Marines, Navy Standard Squad-issued SAW. Capable of up to 1,200 rounds per minute fire rate. File:CETME Ameli.jpg
RA-60 GPMG General Purpose Machine Gun 7mm Mauser Marines, Navy Standard GPMG. Capable of up to 1,500 rounds per minute fire rate. File:Mg3-kws zps045dcb21.jpg
M-93 Minigun Six-barreled Gatling gun 9.3x64mm Brenneke Army, Navy, Air Force File:M134d-1.jpg
M2 Browning Machine Gun Heavy Machine Gun .50 BMG Army, Navy, Air Force M2 Browning, Musée de l'Armée.jpg
Sidearms
Danal Witness SC Service Pistol 10mm Auto Army, Navy, Air Force A relatively old handgun, seeing action in the 80s to suit the changing demands of more firepower in one's sidearm. File:Witness-steel-full-size-tanfoglio.1 f.jpg
Grenade Launcher
AGL-98 Automatic grenade launcher 40x53mm Grenade Marines, Navy File:1024px-LAG-40 I.M.-1.JPG
Danal RBGL Revolving grenade launcher 40mm Grenade Marines, Navy File:Milkor mgs.JPG
Anti-Tank Weapons
Danal M72 LAW Anti-tank Rocket Launcher 66mm Marines Produced under license from South Hills since the 1970s. File:5GnL8EZ.png
Danal R1 ATRR Anti-Tank Recoiless Rifle 89mm Marines File:Lrac f1 l1.jpg
DuVall Ordnance Terazk Anti-Tank Missile Launcher 136mm Marines File:1780140025.jpg
Wey-Yu MILAN Wire-guided Anti-Tank Missile 103mm Marines File:Milan-3 adt aad08 dvdb.JPG
Anti-Air Weapons
LGAM-84 Honeybee MANPADS Marines, Navy File:Mgs5 killer bee.jpg
Mortars
Bull Industries MWMS Mortar 120mm mortar Navy 7.jpg
M-81 Mortar Mortar 81mm mortar Navy File:300px-81mmMORT L16.png
M224 Mortar Mortar 60mm mortar Navy File:M224-60mm-mortar.jpg

Crewed Ground Platforms

Crewed Platforms
Name Type Caliber Branches Notes Picture
Artillery/Howtizer
TH-5 Howitzer Towed Howitzer 150mm Marines Towed Howitzer File:3765389303 5a824e3591 b.jpg
TH-6 Howitzer Towed Pack Howitzer 110mm Marines A pack howitzer, where most of it's strength comes from portability and light weight. M119a trimmed.jpg
Packard SPG Self Propelled Gun 155mm Marines File:Centauro porcupine SPG.png
Packard MCV Mortar Carrying Vehicle 120mm Mortar Marines File:1Mortar Carrier Day 2.jpg
Armored Fighting Vehicles
Rhode Heavy Works MBT-6M Mbogo Main Battle Tank 120mm Marines A mainstay tank of the Marines. Shown here with tropical camo and featuring DU armor inserts. File:100 1710amx-56leclerc.jpg
Rhode General Automotives Packard II Mobile Gun System 120mm Marines The evolution of the original Packard, featuring a 120mm gun. It is the number one asset of the VU Marines in expeditionary roles. File:DSC6109.jpg
Packard IFV Wheeled Infantry Fighting Vehicle 25mm Chaingun Marines File:1-armoured-personal-carrier.jpg
Packard APC Infantry Carrier Vehicle .50 BMG Browning Marines The mainstay APC of the VU. File:Centauro-vbm-freccia-apc.jpg
Mite IFV Tracked Infantry Fighting Vehicle 25mm Chaingun Marines File:Dardo vcc 80.jpg
Rhode General Automotives Varken MRAP Marines Standard front-line MRAP used in areas known for IEDs. Note the 40mm Launcher. File:Higuard.JPG
Engineer Vehicles
Rhode Heavy Works CEV-6A Combat Engineer Vehicle .50 BMG Browning Marines File:Epg-3.jpg
AVLB-6 Armored Vehicle Landing Bridge Marines A armored vehicle used in bridge-laying to cross various gaps in terrain. File:Leopard2bridgelayer.jpg
Packard Recovery Vehicle Recovery Vehicle Marines Used by Engineering to recover damaged vehicles or to aide in general logistics/construction. File:Vbm-freccia-recovery-2.jpg
ARV-6A1 Armored Recovery Vehicle Marines Used by Engineering to recover damaged vehicles or to aide in general logistics/construction. Char de Dépannage DNG-DCL 14 juillet 2006.jpg
Utility and Support
Zula M500 Ultra Light Recon/Utility Marines, Navy 1984-Present Day; The evolution of the motorbike in the Union's service. Now in the form of a dirt bike, it's terrain handling is superior to other more classical forms of motorcycles. File:1986 Armstrong For Sale Left resize.jpg
Rhode General Automotives Boar Light Armored/Utility Vehicle .50 BMG Browning Marines, Navy File:Renault-Trucks-Defense-Showcases-SHERPA-&-VAB-Mk-III-at-GDA-Kuwait-2015.jpg
Rhode General Automotives Prime Mover (RGAPM) series General Utility Vehicle Marines, Navy Variants exist for multiple roles, such as prime mover, cargo, and recovery. File:Renault sherpa 5.jpg
Rhode General Automotives Heavy Hauler Heavy Utility Vehicle Marines, Navy Used for heavy logistics and carrying military pallets. File:Renault sherpa 10.jpg
WECO Wester Extreme-Heavy Utility Vehicle Marines, Navy Used generally for transporting tanks on low-boy trailers or oversized loads. File:Western star 6900xd.jpg
Anti-Air Platforms
AAP-6B Bogo Self Propelled Anti Air Gun 35mm twin Autocannon Marines The SPAAG varaint of the Mbogo, it provides close anti-air support against low flying crafts. It also is capable of taking on soft ground targets if need be. File:Leclerc flakpanzer.jpg
Packard SPAAG Self Propelled Anti Air Gun 76mm Autocannon Marines The SPAAG varaint of Packard IFV, it boasts a 76mm gun capable of engaging enemy helicopters beyond ATGM ranges and also serve as a potent Counter Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar system. File:CentauroWithDRACOoto (1).jpg
Wey-Yu Integrated Defense System Air Defense System 35mm twin Autocannon, 4 cell Ground to Air Missile Launcher Army A integrated air defense system consisting of two automated 35mm Twin Autocannons and two G2A Missile Launchers. (Note in the picture the two missile launchers are excluded.) File:Oerlikon lead.jpg

Aerial Crewed Platforms

Crewed Platforms
Name Type Caliber Branches Notes Picture
Utility/Attack Helicopters
RAe Gazalle Light Attack Helicopter 4x Wire-Guided Anti-Tank Missile Marines Aerospatiale SA-342M Gazelle, France - Army AN1959712.jpg
Wey-Yu Mamba Attack Helicopter 30mm Gun with hardpoints Marines First seeing service in 1998, bought from South Hills in parts and assembled by Wey-Yu. File:20090827 ehgr 1879.jpg
RAe Boomslang Light/Medium Utility Helicopter Marines The universal utility helicopter. Eurocopter AS565 Panther Brazilian Army.jpg
RAe Caracal Medium Utility Helicopter 2x GPMG Marines, Navy The newest out of a long line of predecessors, this design has been improved to suit the needs of the Union. Capable of carrying 28 troops. File:EC725 DIGIT-03109a.jpg
Wey-Yu Kipanga Heavy Utility/Transport Helicopter Marines, Navy The backbone of the Union's heavy lift fleet. Bought from South Hills in 1983, it continues to see use and constantly upgraded over the years. Military officials predict it being phased out in 2025 completely by the upcoming South Hills CH-53K King Stallion. File:Ch-53e-super-stallion 007-ts600.jpg
Fighters/Strike Aircraft/Multi-Role
RAe Gale C Fighter 30mm Cannon with various loadouts and strike packages. Navy Supersonic fighter that saw service in 2001. File:30082014 Artic Thunder OR13655.jpg
RAe Gale B Strike Fighter 30mm Cannon with various loadouts and strike packages. Navy A dual seater version of the Gale, equipped with conformal fuel tanks to extend the reach of the Union. File:Cft-1.jpg
RAe Mirage C Multi-role Fighter 30mm Cannon with various loadouts and strike packages. Navy A single seater multi-role fighter, first seeing service in 1982, it now serves as a supplementary force to the Gale. File:SoudaBay050911HJBreuerP3141.jpg
RAe Mirage D Strike Fighter Various loadouts and strike packages. Navy A two seat version of the Mirage, used primarily for Multi-role purposes and strike capability. File:CZa26BJUkAA8Iq4.jpg
RAe Mirage N Tactical Bomber Various loadouts and strike packages. Navy A two seat version of the Mirage, used primarily for tactical strikes in inclement weather. Other armaments capable of being carried are classified. File:Mirage-2000d-in-fly-above-afghanistan.jpg
Cargo/Utility Planes
RAe Axolotol VIP Transport Navy A rather unique design, chosen for it's internal comfort and sleek lines. A UAV variant exists. Avanti.jpg
Danal Industries Ridgeback Light Cargo Lifter, Carrier Transport/Delivery Navy A light cargo plane capable of operating in remote areas, it's a favorite of the NGU for logistics. File:DHC-6 Twin Otter - Chilean Air Force.jpg
RAe Guppy Tactical Cargo Lifter Navy File:C295-winglets60757-1024x564.jpg
Wey-Yu Hawk Hauler Carrier Onboard Delivery Navy File:24ebda8407d2dc089b09a59b615850d8.jpg
Aerial Tanker
RAe Milk Eel Aerial Tanker Navy A Milk Eel refueling a Gale and Mirage D. Note the Tolorian RAe Mirage F1 File:KC-767-qual-campaign.jpg
RAe Tanker Guppy Aerial Tanker Navy A Tanker refueling a Guppy over the straits. File:RAe KC-295 Tanker.jpg
Electronic Warfare/AEWC/ELINT
RAe Platypus AEW&C Navy Serving as a land-based AEW&C platform, it serves as a supplementary force that assists it's larger Eel cousin. Mostly deployed to more austere regions. File:C295-winglets-ffb.jpg
RAe Eel AEW&C Navy File:E-767 AWACS (AC06).jpg
Wey-Yu Hawkeye AEW&C Navy Ordered from South Hills. The entire avionics suite was designed and made in-nation, installed when deliveries were made. File:E2 hawkeye.jpg
Danal Spike SIGNT Navy The Spike, obvious moniker given by it's crew, is used in intelligence gathering of signals in Low-Intensity Conflicts. File:RC-12-Guardrail1.jpg
RAe Seeing Eel SIGNT/Electronic Warfare Navy File:EA-20001.png
Maritime Patrol/ASW/SAR
RAe Sea Guppy Maritime Patrol, Anti-Submarine Warfare, Search and Rescue Navy File:Persuader chile.jpg
RAe Sea Boomslang Anti-Submarine Warfare, Search and Rescue Navy File:As565 mb c copyright marine nationale.jpg
Special Operations/CSAR/COIN
RAe Super Caracal Combat Search and Rescue, Special Operations Marines, Navy A CSAR variant of the Caracal. File:Ec725 caracal.jpg
RAe Scorpion Aerial Gunship 1x 110mm Howitzer, 2x 25mm Rovolving Gatling Cannons Navy File:AC295Gunship.jpg
UAV
RAe Hammerhead Medium Altitude, Long Endurance Observation and Strike Drone Navy A long ranged Drone, designed from the RAe Axolotl. File:1630009 - main.jpg
Danal Falcon Tactical Observation Drone Navy A Short-Medium ranged drone. Unarmed File:Falco aberporth cropped.jpg
Wey-Yu Talarion Medium Altitude, Long Endurance Observation Drone Navy A long ranged drone, an oddity from Wey-Yu Industries. First internally designed product from a company that primarily does foreign acquisition for the Union. File:Eads talarion 2.jpg
Danal Owl Medium Altitude, Long Endurance Observation Drone Navy A competator to Wey-Yu's Talarion, the VU adopted both platforms in diversifying and further developing domestic drone programs. File:AIR UAV Heron Harfang SIDM DGA lg.jpg
Wey-Yu Zeus Micro UAV Navy A man-portable drone capable of fitting comfortably within a infantryman's palm, it is a favorite of the Marines and various special forces groups. providing a constant overwatch like a mythological god, it has been invaluable in predicting and countering potential ambushes in urban environments. File:DJI Mavic Pro Micro UAV.png

Waterborne Crewed Platforms

Class Image Individual Ships Notes
Aircraft Carrier
Hawkins-Class Aircraft Carrier File:INSURV-to-Inspect-USS-Theodore-Roosevelt.jpg
VUNS Madison "Milk Float" Hawkins
VUNS Victoria van Brazet
VUNS Cecil "The Colossus" Rhodes
3 complete aircraft carriers, built in South Hills upon sale to the Veridian Union. Commissioned in the mid to late 80's.
Amphibious Assault Ships
Peoria-Class Amphibious Assault Ship File:Mistral Class.jpg
VUNS Cape Hope
VUNS Valewood
VUNS John M. Harlan
VUNS John de Whitt
VUNS van Dewett
VUNS Harber N. Nakos
6 completed, 1 constructing, 2 planned
Amphibious Transport Docks
Traveler-Class Amphibious Landing Dock
VUNS Oscar "The Fifth" Abergel
VUNS
VUNS
VUNS
VUNS
VUNS
VUNS
Destroyers
Yvonne de Breit-Class Destroyer
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
2002-Present; 11 completed, 2 under construction, 4 more planned.
Van Penn-Class Destroyer
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NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
1992-Present; Soon to be phased out by the 2022 Future Destroyer.
Submarines
de Gret-Class Deisel-Electric Submarine
VUNS
VUNS
VUNS
VUNS
VUNS
VUNS
VUNS
VUNS
VUNS
VUNS
VUNS
2005-Present Day
Rube-Class Nuclear Attack Submarine
VUNS
VUNS
VUNS
VUNS
VUNS
VUNS
VUNS
VUNS
1982-Present Day
Triumph-Class Ballistic/Guided Missile Submarine
VUNS
VUNS
VUNS
VUNS
1997-Present Day
Mine Countermeasure Ships
Huron-Class Minehunter
Coastal Patrol Ships
Cyclone Class
USS Tempest PC-2.jpg
Technological Research Ship
Banner Class
USS Pueblo (AGER-2).jpg
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Original Six Frigates
Classic Frigate
Defense.gov photo essay 120819-N-MJ265-210.jpg
Template:Ship The oldest commissioned vessel in the US Navy

Historical Equipment of the Armed Forces

Small Arms

Small Arms
Name Type Caliber Branches Notes Picture
Standard Rifles
Carabiner 1898b Bolt Action Rifle 7mm Mauser Marines, Navy 1922-1940; A venerable design, inherited from the previous armament stocks. File:Kar98b900.jpg
Carabiner 1898c Bolt Action Rifle 7mm Mauser Marines, Navy 1932-1945; In the face of a constantly changing world, the Carabiner was updated. Using a shorter barrel and simpler sights, it was a favorite for the short years until being replaced by it's autoloading cousin. File:Kar-98k-mauser-1.jpg
Autoloading Carabiner 1941 Battle Rifle 7mm Mauser Marines, Navy 1943-1968; With the rise of self-loading rifles in foreign militaries, the leadership faced hard times trying to bolster it's own small arms development. The Autoloading Carabiner 1941 was developed as a blank slate, using ten round detachable magazines. In 1952, the rifles were issued with twenty-five round magazines from the MG 13 to save on costs. Rugged, reliable, and often used in situations that would make firearm owners cringe. File:Mauser gewehr 43 a4.jpg
RA 58 Assault Rifle 7mm Kurzer Marines, Navy 1953-2008; With the reports of the mass proliferation of assault rifles, Union Marines were becoming outgunned slowly but surely. In an attempt to maintain supremacy on the battlefield, the RA 58 was made. Chambered in a cut down 7mm Mauser called the 7mm Kurzer, it offered performance that put 7.62x39mm rounds to shame. Firepower Saturation become the concept that won wars. (Note that this rifle is the RA 58V5 Variant, made in the 80's) File:Better assault rifle.PNG
RA LIR Assault Rifle 7mm Kurzer Marines, Navy 1994-2006; Following the mass mechanization of infantry and concentration of battles in close ranges, long barreled rifles became unyeildy for the Union. A shorter barreled variant was pursued, sadly with glaring faults. It's relatively short service life came to an end with the introduction of the Future Assault Rifle. File:Short AR Failure.PNG
Marksman/Sniper Rifle
Carabiner 1898ca Sniper Rifle 7mm Mauser Marines, Navy 1935-1966; An accurized version of the Carabiner 98c, designated the 98ca. It served faithfully as the supreme marksman's rifle until it's replacement in 1966. File:Mauser g98 Sniper.jpg
Shotgun
Ithaca 33 Combat Shotgun 12 Gauge Marines, Navy 1933-1955; The first ever shotgun that saw military service in the VU. It has been the essential tool in clearing out bunkers, trenches, and buildings. File:Ithaca-M37-with-bayonet-courtesy-amercianrifleman.com .jpg
Submachinegun
RA Submachine Gun Model 1942 Submachine Gun 45 ACP Marines, Navy 1942-1954; Following the mass proliferation of submachine guns throughout world armies has concerned the Union's military leaders. In 1940, a request was sent. The requests required a cheap, easily manufactured, and lightweight smg. RA, Rhode Armory, filled the request with the Model 42. File:M3 gg4.jpg
RA Uzi Submachine Gun 45 ACP Marines, Navy 1954-1999; After the service of the Model 42, parts breakage and defects were becoming common. The Uzi was chosen as the replacement, featuring stamped metal manufacturing and simple parts. It has been the favorite of the State Concerns Task Force for decades. Uzi.jpg
Machine Gun
RA MG-13 General Purpose Machine Gun 7mm Mauser Marines, Navy 1930-1942; The first large-scale machine gun chambered in a full powered cartridge. It soon faced issues with manufacturing, parts wearing out, and unsatisfactory performance. In 1942 it was replaced by the cheaper and better performing MG-42. File:Mg13 1.jpg
RA MG-42 Generap Purpose Machine Gun 7mm Mauser Marines, Navy 1942-1961; The venerable MG-42 first saw action during the military intervention in Northern Gondwana. The legendary rate of fire, coupled with it's famed durability, has solidified it's place in the hearts and minds of the users. The only suitable replacement for the platform was it's own derivative, the MG-3. File:Mg42 02.jpg
Sidearms
RA Broomhandle Service Pistol 45 ACP Marines, Navy 1922-1938; The broomhandle handgun, a favorite among collectors and firearms enthusiasts in the Union. It also featured a wooden stock with full auto-capability. File:45acpbroomhandle.jpg
RA 1911 Service Pistol 45 ACP Marines, Navy 1938-1993; The ubiqtious 1911 handgun, the favorite of officers and known for it's cult following. M1911A1.png
Grenade launcher
RA Model 54 Bloop Tube Grenade launcher 40mm Grenade Marines, Navy 1954-1987; The "Bloop Tube," seeing action during the last stages of the Northern Gondwana Intervention. It has phased out rifle grenades in the late 60's. It wasn't uncommon for soldiers to launch dummy rounds from the "Bloop Tube" at local wildlife for practice. File:M79-grenade-launcher.jpg
Mortars
120mm Grenade Thrower Mortar 120mm mortar Marines 1938-1992; The 120mm Grenade Thrower was the classic battlefield support system in use. Having seen action and proven itself, it remained the standard until it's eventual replacement. File:12cm grenade thrower.jpg
Cape Hope Ordnance 81mm Grenade Thrower Mortar 81mm mortar Marines 1929-1968; File:400px-8cm-granatwerfer-34.jpg
Cape Hope Ordnance 81mm Stumper Mortar 81mm mortar Navy 1942-1968; When the normal 81mm Grenade Thrower was considered too large and heavy for frontline operations, the entire platform was lightened and shortened for more portable use. The self-described Stumper was a classic for portable fire support. Mortar3.jpg

Crewed Ground Platforms

Crewed Platforms
Name Type Caliber Branches Notes Picture
Artillery/Howitzer
Cape Hope Ordnance Light 105mm Towed Pack Howitzer 105mm Marines 1941-1971; In the late 30's, a memorandum was issued stating the need for a pack howitzer for "Light Infantry in Immobile Environments." Soon the Light 105mm showed up as a contender. It wasn't replaced until the Second Intervention when the platform began to show it's age. File:Ar th m101 v2.jpg
Howitizer Model 1917 Towed Howitzer 155mm Marines 1922-1941; File:640px-Canon de 155 C mle 1917 2.jpg
Cape Hope Ordnance Model 1941 Towed Howitzer 155mm Marines 1941-1972; The first domestically made howitzer, it served with pride. Note the picture, it is at the DuVall National Military Museum. MAFM M114(M1) 155 mm Towed Howitzer.jpg
Gerald Bull Industries GC-45 Howitzer Towed Howitzer 155mm Marines 1972-1983; Genius Gerald Bull designed the GC-45, proving to be one of the deadliest howitzers in the world. It boasted unrivaled range at the time, a significant improvement over the previous Model 1941. File:20060112131533884.jpg
Rhode Heavy Works "Gorilla" Self Propelled Howitzer 155mm Marines 1940-1948; The Gorilla was an invaluable fire support asset in the Northern Gondwana Intervention. It provided mobile fire, capable of dodging counter-battery fire thanks to speed. Despite its successful stint, it never served for long after the conflict. File:Semovente14940.jpg
Rhode Heavy Works "Ape" Self Propelled Howitzer / Tank Destroyer 105mm Marines 1940-1955; File:8177479819 6ee53dbe44 b-1024x818.jpg
Tanks/Assault Guns
Rhode Heavy Works Tank 1933 Tankette 2x 7mm MGs Marines 1933-1940; The first tank in service to the Union. It proved adequate for supporting infantry assaults. File:Cv-33-38 06.jpg
Rhode Heavy Works Tank 1933-36 Anti-Tank 20mm Marines 1936-1940; An upgunned version of the Tank 1933. Developed when armored vehicles coming into relevancy. File:Spa-CV33-20mmBredaAAPrototype-NatForces-StirlingDLowery.jpg
Rhode Heavy Works "Carrie" Medium Tank 37mm and 2x 7mm MGs Marines 1938-1940; An early version of the Carrie. File:Vehicle m1139 3.jpg
Rhode Heavy Works "Carrie-2" Medium Tank 37mm and 2x 7mm MGs Marines 1939-1940; A more appropriately designed Carrie. Its short service life was due to the inadequate gun, a problem that ended it's cousin "Carrie-3." Museum at El Alamein - Flickr - heatheronhertravels (9) (cropped).jpg
Rhode Heavy Works "Carrie-3" Medium Tank 37mm and 2x 7mm MGs Marines 1940-1942; With a redesigned hull to accommodate a larger engine, it still wasn't enough to overcome the firepower issue. Its design lives on in the casemate versions. File:Carro-armato-m14-40-italian-tank.jpg
Rhode Heavy Works T-40 Medium Tank 75mm and 2x 7mm MGs Marines 1940-1946; A true medium tank, armed with a larger and more effective gun for defeating contemporaries. File:P40 clip image004.jpg
Rhode Heavy Works T-40 Medium Tank 75mm and 2x 7mm MGs Marines 1940-1946; A true medium tank, armed with a larger and more effective gun for defeating contemporaries. File:P40 clip image004.jpg
Rhode Heavy Works RHW-30 Main Battle Tank 105mm Marines 1966-1992; After the disappointing Chaffee, it became obvious a new generation of tanks were needed. The RHW-30 sought to restore Rhode Heavy Work's honor and provide a exemplary fighting vehicle on the battlefield. It proved itself in the Second Incursion, fighting T-62s and T-64s. The honor restored, it sees use in other nations to this date. File:AMX 30 B2.jpg
Armored Fighting Vehicles
WECO Heavy Armor Recon Vehicle (HARV) Wheeled Recon Vehicle 20mm Autocannon and 8mm Mauser GPMG Marines 1937-1942; The HARV was the one that gained the Union's reputation for using light, fast, and hard-hitting vehicles during the First Incursion. File:Sdkfz231.jpg
WECO Heavy Armor Recon Vehicle 1 (HARV-1) Wheeled Recon Vehicle 20mm Autocannon and 8mm Mauser GPMG Marines 1939-1946; After the original HARV saw action in Toloria and Genosha, it became evident a upgraded version was needed. Equipped with a longer range radio and a large aerial. File:Sdkfz232 8.jpg
WECO Infantry Assault Gun (IAG) Wheeled Assault Gun 75mm Cannon Marines 1940-1946; With the rise of tanks being used by combatants during the First Incursion, the need for a light, fast, and heavily armed vehicle became a necessity. Existing tanks were not able to meet such demands of crossing vast deserts, so the HARV was selected as a platform. File:Sdkfz233.jpg
WECO Command Armored Vehicle (CAV) Wheeled Command Vehicle 8mm Mauser GPMG Marines 1937-1946; The CAV was the go to vehicle of any higher command during the First Incursion. Boasting extended fuel and radio range, coupled with it's all terrain capabilities, it was a favorite of officers and generals. File:Sdkfz263 8.jpg
WECO Puma Wheeled Heavy Armored Vehicle 20mm Autocannon and 8mm Mauser GPMG Marines 1942-1956; The successor to the HARV and introduced halfway through the First Incursion, it is a rock-steady platform. File:Sdkfz.234-1.jpg
WECO Heavy Puma Wheeled Assault Gun 50mm Cannon Marines 1942-1944; The successor to the HARV and introduced halfway through the First Incursion, it is a rock-steady platform sporting a 50mm cannon. Perfect for engaging light armored vehicles, tankettes, and tanks at the time. Sadly it lived a short life and was later phased out by a bigger armed version of itself. File:Puma18.jpg
WECO Super Puma Wheeled Assault Gun 75mm Cannon Marines 1944-1957; The upgunned version of the Heavy Puma. It had the capable firepower of knocking out tanks and providing excellent infantry support. The main strength of the Super Puma came from it's speed and terrain capabilities, outmaneuvering any enemy forces on the battlefield. File:Sdkfz234-4 pakwagen.jpg
WECO Sand Ferret Armored Personal Carrier Marines, Navy 1950-1972; A first effort into mechanizing infantry, however the Sand Ferret had cross-country performance. As a result, it was restricted to civil/utilitarian/road-dependent duties. It's larger brother, the Sand Crab, was far more common throughout the Union's armed forces. File:LC14 r0111 01.jpg
WECO Sand Crab Armored Personal Carrier Marines 1950-1977; The Larger version of the Sand Ferret, it was lightly armored and large enough to accommodate any role it was needed in. File:BTR-152 wheeled armoured personnel carrier Russia Russian army 004.jpg
Engineer Vehicles
Rhode Heavy Works CEV-6A3 Combat Engineer Vehicle .50 BMG Browning Marines File:Leopard2AEV71.jpg
AVLB-6 Armored Vehicle Landing Bridge Marines A armored vehicle used in bridge-laying to cross various gaps in terrain. File:Leopard2bridgelayer.jpg
Packard Recovery Vehicle Recovery Vehicle Marines Used by Engineering to recover damaged vehicles or to aide in general logistics/construction. File:Vbm-freccia-recovery-2.jpg
ARV-6A1 Armored Recovery Vehicle Marines Used by Engineering to recover damaged vehicles or to aide in general logistics/construction. File:BurgerpanzerARV.jpg
Utility and Support
Zula M39 Ultra Light Recon/Utility Marines, Navy 1938-1983; The motorcycle that started the motorcycle craze in the Union. After the First Incursion, veterans returning from the war bought domestic versions of the bike. To this day, the descendants are recreational riders in the Union. File:Zula Motor Industries Bike.jpg
Rhode Heavy Works Humvee Light Armored/Utility Vehicle .50 BMG Browning Army, Navy, Air Force A domestic replica that started production in 1989, having phased out the Lund Rovers completely in 1995. File:Kenya-Humvee.jpg
Rhode Heavy Works Prime Mover (RHWPM) series General Utility Vehicle (.50 BMG Browning on Some Variants) Army, Navy, Air Force Variants exist for multiple roles, such as prime mover, cargo, and recovery. File:261414665 IMG 4005JPG-1.jpg
WECO Heavy Hauler Heavy Utility Vehicle Army, Navy, Air Force Used for heavy logistics and carrying military pallets. File:Iveco m320 l1.jpg
Rhode Heavy Works Wester Extreme-Heavy Utility Vehicle Army, Navy, Air Force Used generally for transporting tanks on low-boy trailers or oversized loads. File:Western star 6900xd.jpg
Anti-Air Platforms
88mm Air Defense Cannon, Model 1933 Anti-Aircraft Gun 88mm Cannon Marines, Navy 1933-1936; The gun that started it all, the Model 1933 Air Defense Cannon was an inherited design from the Model 1918. 88 Flak 16 3397921.jpg
88mm Air Defense Cannon, Model 1936 Anti-Aircraft Gun 88mm Cannon Marines, Navy 1936-1949; An updated model of the Model '33, it featured bogies for easier transportation, along with various modifications for easier serviceability. File:88-mm-flak-18-flak-36-north-africa-01.jpg
88mm Air Defense Cannon, Model 1941 Anti-Aircraft Gun 88mm Cannon Marines, Navy 1941-1955; The final evolution of the 88mm Air Defense Cannons, it was phased out of service with the advent of missiles. File:88mm-flak-41-german-gun.jpg
128mm mm Air Defense Cannon, Model 1942 Anti-Aircraft Gun 128mm Cannon Marines, Navy 1942-1955; The upgunned Model 1941, it was a potent platform used in defensive lines around the northwestern coast and cities. It never fired a shot in anger. Like it's smaller brother, it was phased out of service with the advent of missiles. File:12,8-cmFlak40.jpg
Wey-Yu Integrated Defense System Air Defense System 35mm twin Autocannon, 4 cell Ground to Air Missile Launcher Army A integrated air defense system consisting of two automated 35mm Twin Autocannons and two G2A Missile Launchers. (Note in the picture the two missile launchers are excluded.) File:Oerlikon lead.jpg
Anti-Tank Platforms
75mm Anti-Tank Gun, Model 1940 Anti-Tank Gun 75mm Cannon Marines 1940-1943; With the advent of more advanced tank armor, the Union leaders realized they needed a cheap, yet highly effective anti-tank solution. The Model 1940 was efficient, delivering high velocity rounds from a relatively cheap platform. It proved itself extremely effective in the first years of the First Incursion. However, as the war went on, they started becoming more and more ineffective. File:75mm-pak-40-antitank-gun.jpg
88mm Anti-Tank Gun, Model 1943 Anti-Tank Gun 88mm Cannon Marines 1943-1952; After reports of the Model 1940 becoming ineffective in the face of rapidly changing tank armor, the Union rushed into developing a new gun. It was decided that taking the 88mm gun from the Air Defense Cannons and mounting them on a new carriage was the best option. PaK43-41 base borden military museum 4.jpg
128mm Anti-Tank Gun, Model 1945 Anti-Tank Gun 128mm Cannon Marines 1945-1955; With nations rolling out with more advanced tanks at the time, the need for an even bigger gun became present. Seeing service in the Northern Gondwana Intervention against Caliphate produced tanks, it packed a wallop. Sadly it's career came to an end with the prevalence of Anti-Tank Missiles. File:Pak 44 krupp 211.jpg

Aerial Crewed Platforms

Crewed Platforms
Name Type Caliber Branches Notes Picture
Utility/Attack Helicopters
RAe Lark II Light Attack/Utility/Observation Helicopter 2x Wire-Guided Anti-Tank Missile or Torpedos Marines, Navy 1957-1985; File:Alouette.jpg
RAe Lark III Light Attack/Utility/Observation Helicopter 4x Anti Tank Missiles or 2x torpeodos Marines, Navy 1960-1999 File:RAeLarkIII.png
RAe Boomslang Light/Medium Utility Helicopter Marines The universal utility helicopter. Eurocopter AS565 Panther Brazilian Army.jpg
RAe Caracal Medium Utility Helicopter 2x GPMG Marines, Navy The newest out of a long line of predecessors, this design has been improved to suit the needs of the Union. Capable of carrying 28 troops. File:EC725 DIGIT-03109a.jpg
Wey-Yu Kipanga Heavy Utility/Transport Helicopter Marines, Navy The backbone of the Union's heavy lift fleet. Bought from South Hills in 1983, it continues to see use and constantly upgraded over the years. Military officials predict it being phased out in 2025 completely by the upcoming South Hills CH-53K King Stallion. File:Ch-53e-super-stallion 007-ts600.jpg
Fighters/Strike Aircraft/Multi-Role
Rhode Aviation Celeste Fighter 2x .50 BMG Machine Guns. Navy 1933-1945; The first domestically designed and produce fighter, it had a very successful service life early on in the First Incursion. By 1940, the Celeste was relegated to trainer and secondary roles. Fiat C.R.32-Baleari.jpg
Rhode Aviation Falcon Fighter 2x .50 BMG Machine Guns, with two more on underwing fairings; 200 kg (440 lb) bombs on 2× wing hardpoints Navy 1939-1949; A evolution of the Celeste, the Falcon was very maneuverable and light. Although not as capable as later fighters, it held it's own. In 1942, it was moved to primarily trainer roles like it's predecessor. File:Cr-42-3.jpg
Weyland Industries Arrow Fighter/Bomber 2× .50 BMG machine guns, up to 2× 150 kg (330 lb) bombs under the wings Navy 1939-1950; A revolutionary fighter designed and built from Yuve Weyland's garage. Once submitted to the state's application for a monoplane fighter, the platform was approved in 1938. In 1939, full scale production from a factory given to Yuve started. File:A-Macchi-C.200-on-the-ground-color.jpg
Weyland Industries Thunderbolt Fighter 4× .50 BMG machine guns; up to 2× 160 kg (350 lb) bombs or 2× 100 L (26.4 US gal; 22.0 imp gal) drop tanks Navy 1941-1951; Yuve Weyland faced another problem from encroaching companies wanting to shut him out. As a statement, he produced the Thunderbolt. It instantly became an iconic fighter for the Union. File:Mc 202 folgore.sized.jpg
Weyland Industries Greyhound Fighter 2× .50 BMG machine guns, 2× 20mm cannons, 2× 160 kg (350 lb) bombs Navy 1943-1955; A improved and more capable version of the Thunderbolt. File:Macchi 205 folgore.jpg
Rhode Aviation Vergate Heavy Fighter 5× 20 mm cannons, up to 1,640 kg bombload Navy 1943-1955; When the Navy needed a long range fighter capable of carrying a heavy armament, many various competitors submitted varying designs. Seen as an equivilent to the South Hills P-38, the Vergate was selected in 1942. File:Sm91-3.jpg
RAe Hurricane Fighter/Bomber 4x 20mm Cannons with 5,000 lb payload. Navy 1952-1971; The first jet fighter that saw service in the Union. File:RAeHurricane.jpg
RAe Super Hurricane Fighter/Bomber 2x 30mm Cannons with various missile loadouts and strike packages. Navy 1957-1977; File:RAe Super Hurricane.jpg
RAe Mirage I Interceptor 30mm Cannon with various loadouts and strike packages. Navy 1961-1985; A single engine interceptor, designed out of the need to intercept Pax Caliphate Bombers and Fighters over the Straight of Biznes. File:RAeMirageIII.jpg
F-8 Crusader Carrier-Based Fighter 4x 20mm Cannons with various loadouts and strike packages. Navy 1962-1999; A carrier-based fighter, procured from South Hills after lackluster trials of adapting domestic aircraft for carrier duties. File:F-8 Crusader.jpg
RAe Standard Carrier-Based Strike-Aircraft 2x 30mm Cannons with various loadouts and strike packages. Navy 1962-1978; A subsonic strike aircraft, it was a favorite of providing CAS during the Oynenyuan Continuation War. File:Photo fr etendard4 3.jpg
RAe Mirage F1 Multirole 2x 30mm Cannons with various loadouts and strike packages. Navy 1973-2014. RAe-mirage-f1.jpg
RAe Super Standard Carrier-Based Strike-Aircraft 2x 30mm Cannons with various loadouts and strike packages. Navy 1978-2016; An evolution of the Standard, now capable of super-sonic speeds and massively overhauled avionics. Super-Etendard 1.jpg
Cargo/Utility Planes
Danal Industries Tern Cargo/Transport Floatplane Navy 1940-1957; The iconic Tern, a favorite of luxury passenger flights across the region. The union has ordered a military cargo version to transport enlisted and other equipment across the seas. File:Danal af511.jpg
Rhode Aviation Super Savio Heavy Transport Navy 1940-1961; Developed as a larger, militarized version of the Civil Savio. File:Sm82-2s.jpg
Weyland Industries Mother Boar Transport Navy 1943-1963; Developed as a Transport variation of the Boar, it has served for years until it's replacement in 1963. It is a popular choice for the Marine Parachutists in those early years. File:P108c-2.jpg
Bombers
Rhode Aviation Sparrowhawk Medium/Torpedo Bomber 1× 20mm forward cannon, 2× .50 BMG dorsal machine guns, 2× 8mm Mauser machine guns in lateral "waist-gun" ports, 1,200 kg (2,645 lb) internal bomb load or two external 450 millimetres (17.72 in) torpedoes Navy 1936-1942 File:357395SM79 1.jpg
Rhode Aviation Kestral Medium/Torpedo Bomber 4× .50 BMG machine guns (1 in dorsal turret, 1 in ventral position and 2 in waist positions), 2,000 kg (4,409 lb) of bombs or 2 × torpedoes Navy 1940-1951; Implemented as the successor to the Sparrowhawk. The engines are more powerful, with a redesigned tail and more aerodynamic body. File:Savoia-marchetti-sm84-bomber.jpg
Weyland Industries Boar Heavy Bomber 5× .50 BMG machine guns, 2× 8mm Mauser machine guns, up to 3,500 kg (7,700 lb) of bombs Navy 1943-1956; The first heavy bomber used by the Union. It proved invaluable to hitting distant strategic areas, especially in the First Incursion. File:P.108.jpg
RAe Mirage IV Supersonic Strategic Bomber 16× 454 kg (1,000 lb) free-fall conventional bombs, or unguided chemical weapons. Navy 1964-1996; Driven by the need for a large supersonic craft capable of strategic bombing against Prussia, the Union has fielded RAe's Mirage IV. File:Mirage4 3.jpg
Aerial Tanker
RAe Milk Eel Aerial Tanker Navy A Milk Eel refueling a Gale and Mirage D. Note the Tolorian RAe Mirage F1 File:KC-767-qual-campaign.jpg
Electronic Warfare/AEWC/ELINT
Danal Platypus Electronic Warfare, Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses, Offensive Counter Information Air Force File:Ec130.jpg
RAe Eel AEW&C Navy File:E-767 AWACS (AC06).jpg
Wey-Yu Hawkeye AEW&C Navy Ordered from South Hills. The entire avionics suite was designed and made in-nation, installed when deliveries were made. File:E2 hawkeye.jpg
Danal Spike SIGNT Navy The Spike, obvious moniker given by it's crew, is used in intelligence gathering of signals in Low-Intensity Conflicts. File:RC-12-Guardrail1.jpg
RAe Seeing Eel SIGNT/Electronic Warfare Navy File:EA-20001.png
Maritime Patrol/ASW/SAR
Danal Gull Maritime Patrol, Search and Rescue 3× 8mm Mauser machine guns, and 640 kg (1,400 lb) bombs carried externally Navy 1934-1946; File:Danal Z.501.jpg
Danal Heron Maritime Patrol, Naval Bomber, Search and Rescue 1× .50 BMG machine gun and 3× 8mm Mauser machine guns; 1,200 kg (2,600 lb) of general ordnance or 1× 800 kg (1,800 lb) torpedo Navy 1936-1959; File:Danal 506.jpg
Rhode Aviation Maritime Patrol/Reconnaissance 1× .50 BMG machine gun, 2× 8mm Mauser machine guns; up to 400 kg (882 lb) of bombs Navy 1941-1948; File:RS14-7f.jpg
Weyland Industries Gun Boar Maritime Patrol, Anti-shipping Gun Platform 88mm Gun Navy 1943-1955; One of the major investments towards eliminating enemy shipping. The Gun Boar was mounted with a massive gun capable of crippling or sinking merchant ships. File:P108A-AsaldoCannon-16f.jpg
Special Operations/CSAR
RAe Super Caracal Combat Search and Rescue, Special Operations Marines, Navy A CSAR variant of the Caracal. File:Ec725 caracal.jpg
Danal Combat Guppy Combat Search and Rescue, Special Operations, Aerial Tanker Navy, Marines File:1444937603872.jpg

Waterborne Crewed Platforms

Class Image Individual Ships Notes
Aircraft Carrier
Golden Eagle-Class Aircraft Carrier
Aquila.jpg
VUNS Robert Wilgert
VUNS Lisa Alders
1943-1965; The Golden Eagle-Class carriers were first pressed into service during the First Incursion. Responsible for maintaining both naval and air supremacy on the high seas, the Union has saw the advantage of carriers. Soon it was the major force that caused battleships to fall out of favor.
Foch-Class Aircraft Carrier File:7193cc795b96852d54912df0e41e83b2.jpg
VUNS
NGUS
1962-1997


Amphibious Assault Ships
Comona-Class Amphibious Assault Ship
NGUS John M. Harlan
NGUS John "Big Head" Vera
Slowly being phased out by the Peoria-Class AAS
Peoria-Class Amphibious Assault Ship File:1258644.jpg
NGUS Cape Hope
NGUS Valewood
NGUS John M. Harlan
NGUS John de Whitt
NGUS van Dewett
5 completed, 2 constructing, 1 planned
Amphibious Transport Docks
Traveler-Class Amphibious Landing Dock
NGUS Oscar "The Fifth" Abergel
NGUS br>NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
Dock Landing Ships
Abraham-Class Dock Landing Ship NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
Expected to stay in service until 2035, replacement contracting will take place in 2025.
Battleships
Yvonne-Class Battleship
Battleship Giulio Cesare.jpg
VUNS Margriet Yvonne
VUNS Janneke Sula
VUNS Hendrik Selhorst
1922-1946; Originally constructed in 1910 and inherited from the Democratic past, all three ships were modernized in the early 30's.
Imperial-Class Battleship
Italian battleship Roma (1940) starboard bow view.jpg
VUNS Elizabeth Holte
VUNS Jennike Erve
1940-1966; Domestically designed and constructed battleships, the Imperial-Class was the pride of DuVall Iron Works. A third was originally planned, by later canceled when the Golden Eagle-Class Aircraft Carriers were put to sea. The Imperial-Class were the last battleships after the First Incursion were relegated to amphibious invasion support.
Heavy Cruisers
Zala-Class Heavy Cruisers VUNS Margret Zala
VUNS Regina Busarvi
1931-1955; The first and only of it's Heavy Cruiser category, the Zala-Class was heavily armed, and extremely fast. Capable of speeds up to 33 knots, it was perfect for the early naval blitzes in the First Incursion. However, the VUNS Margret Zala was lost in combat. The Tolorian battleship TS Jochum Rocem managed to score a direct hit into the magazine stores.
Cruisers
Duke-Class Cruisers
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
1937-1961;
Captain Regian-Class Cruisers
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
1942-1961;


Destroyers
Turbine-Class Destroyer
Chacal-1.jpg
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
1927-1943; First domestically produced destroyers, the Turbine-Class has served well until it's replacement.
Nicole-Class Destroyer
Nicolo Zeno at anchor.jpg
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
1929-1951;
Hydra-Class Destroyer
RCT Freccia cartolina.jpg
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
1931-1946;
Fulmine-Class Destroyer
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
1932-1946;
Northwest Wind-Class Destroyer
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
1934-1954;
Poet-Class Destroyer
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
1937-1954;
Blackshirt-Class Destroyer
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NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
1938-1962
Impetuous-Class Destroyer
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
1956-1983;
Fearless-Class Destroyer
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
1963-1992; Seen as the evolution of the Impetuous-Class Destroyers.
Audace-Class Destroyer
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
1971-2006;
Audace-Class Destroyer
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
1971-2006;
Frigates
RANZAC-Class Frigate Template:DivcolNGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
Corvettes
Johannes-Class Corvette
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
NGUS
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Mine Countermeasure Ships
Huron-Class Minehunter
Coastal Patrol Ships
Cyclone Class
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Submarines
Mola-Class Submarine
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1933-1946; Two were lost in conflict. The sole survivor was turned into a museum submarine and remains docked at the Cape Hope Naval Museum.
Hobart-Class Submarine
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1937-1948; Two were lost in conflict. Three were renovated into museum submarines, the other two were scrapped.
Brina-Class Submarine
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1936-1948; One was lost in conflict. One was turned into a museum, the final scrapped.
Caroline-Class Submarine
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1941-1945; Two MIA, one turned into a museum. After reports of the submarines going MIA in 1945, the final survivor was immediately recalled to Cape Hope. From there, it was determined that the survivor was to be turned into a museum after extensive deconstruction and reconstruction to find the probable cause of the two missing submarines. To this day it remains a mystery.
Platine-Class Submarine
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1941-1966; The most famous class of submarines during the First Incursion, it also holds the record for most merchant shipping sunk during the First Incursion and the Northern Gondwana Intervention.
Technological Research Ship
Banner Class
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Original Six Frigates
Classic Frigate
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