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NOTE: Weapons specs can be found at the bottom of this page. Credit for these goes to Mercutio, Moonlight, Evil Eye Guy, and Nymph. Also, MOONLIGHT has written a fantastic conclusion to his RP, Operation: Nuclear Winter, and it has been added to the timeline. Sections highlighted in this color or new, and especially noteworthy. RP is on hold until LATE SEPTEMBER, 2009, for those interested.
EVIL EYE GUY'S IDEA – OPERATION: RED WHITE, AND BLUE DAWN – unfinished. Read his original write-up here.
THE NEW TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Tensions between the world’s central powerhouses, the United States and the People’s Republic of China, escalate. Fueled by disputes over international policies, their ever-expanding arsenal of ICBMs, and controversial government projects, the two giants approach unprecedented levels of hostility, with the threat of nuclear war terrorizing the global community throughout the media. While the US looks to the final frontier in search of a way to gain an edge over its rival, China continues to expand its own massive economy, and with a wave of international reform to economic globalization, grows powerful, and, as some feared, perhaps even more powerful than the US and it’s long time allies. However, as both sides struggled to oust each other from the global throne, the discovery of a new element in Namibia threatens to upset whatever balance was maintained in the back and forth conflict between them.
THE DISCOVERY OF KOMANIUM
Named for the central-Namibian region in which it was first discovered, Komanium is an element that immediately takes the form of a gas when the innermost region of the Earth's Lower Mantle gives way to the beginnings of the liquid metal core of the planet. Discovered in 2074, new mining technology and funding from hopeful governments allowed geologists to reach these unprecedented depths. Komanium, when condensed to liquid form was found to be the perfect alternative to the nearly depleted oil reserves upon which the international community was so dependent. The new element has very similar characteristics to those of the compounds found in Petroleum, and burns similarly, dissipating harmlessly immediately after having done so into the air, after which they can be recovered. But the only country with the technology to achieve temperatures low enough to condense the gas, as well as the machinery needed to retrieve the gas emitted after it is burned, was the US. At the same time, the US did not have the resources nor the manpower to produce enough of the machinery required for the process – China did.
THE TREATY OF 2088
Both the Chinese and US governments, acknowledging the undeniable reality of an energy crisis, create a fragile truce; in exchange for raw goods and manufacturing power from China, the US agrees to help in the production of usable Komanium. Included in the treaty is a cease-fire and many consider it the beginning of an era of unprecedented peace as the first generation of vehicles and factories make the jump from oil to Komanium.
DEVELOPMENTS IN NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION
Included in the Treaty of 2088 were amendments including measures to expand upon the evidently empty promises of the 20th Century Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Under the insurmountable pressure of the China-US political conglomerate, all sovereign nations agreed to a number of terms to achieve the original goals of nuclear weapons reduction. With the advent of Komanium, Nuclear technology as a means for energy, or more realistically, as a pretense for a nuclear weapons program, became increasingly unnecessary and unacceptable, respectively. The production of nuclear weapons themselves had already been in decline by the time the amendments were ratified, with those countries that did have an arsenal recognizing no further need to continue the arms race. Therefore, all that was left to address was the final pillar of the NNPT – disarmament. Towards this end, an international committee of private and government-appointed nuclear analysts was established, with one representative from each party member. Only once there was unanimous consensus that a country was “clean” was a country green lighted.
THE FORMATION OF THE PEOPLE’S COALITION OF AFRICAN NATIONS (PCAN)
In late 2094, following the urgings of the international community to reach stability in the region, much of southern Africa unites under a central government, the PCAN, in order to maintain peace in the only area in which Komanium is known to be found in abundance. To provide substantial worth to the weapons-free status awarded to those who followed the nuclear non-proliferation requirements in the Treaty of 2088, a deal was struck with Chancellor Amani of the PCAN, who agreed only to sell Komanium to those countries who had been approved by the disarmament committee. By 2104, all countries besides Russia and North Korea had been confirmed as weapons-free.
THE AFRICAN CIVIL WAR
After the formation of the PCAN, a wide variety of African citizens remained angered; attempting to remain neutral before resent turned to conflict; the entire region grew increasingly unstable, and the fading UN agrees to send a peacekeeping force centered around two squads into the fray to organize negotiations. These specialists were recognized as Teams Lima and Sierra. One was assigned to defend the CRET government building in the capital and the other was to guard one General Njanu, the chief leader of the Separatists on his way to the building. After eight hours of intense combat between Lima and thousands of violent, armed rioters in the city, Sierra brought the revolutionary into the ravaged capital. The negotiations did little good, as Njanu simply pulled out a concealed pistol and shot Amani. The two squad leaders, Alyssa Ockwell and Leo Clayton, rush the survivors for extraction, though the helicopters never arrive. After five hours of defense, the PCAN finally falls.
THE FORMATION OF THE COALITION OF AFRICAN POWERS (CAP)
The United Nations’ withdrawal from Africa comes after a public display of brutality from Njanu, who executes every single surviving member of the CRET’s defense detail barring the thirteen remaining UN soldiers. December 14th of 2106, the CAP is formed from the chaos; with the European Union instantly supporting their cause. The region’s large amounts of Komanium are then regulated by the CAP, who places high prices on the resource. With a revitalized UN now only consisting of Japan, China and the entirety of both North and Central America, many politicians expect the rise of a global conflict.
OPERATION: NUCLEAR WINTER
The Following is a transcript of the official debriefing regarding the events of the invasion of the Korean Peninsula by combined UN-EU forces. (CREDIT GOES TO MOONLIGHT)
Operation - NUCLEAR WINTER
From: UNTF Office of Military Intelligence
General Michael Roth
UNTF Superintendent Audrey Knight
UN Security Council
UN Committee of Military Counteraction
UN Supervision and Observation Taskforce
OPERATION: NUCLEAR WINTER
Following the events of the North Korean Invasion, and the subsequent nuclear disaster at Pyongyang; detailed is what our team has compiled on the invasion; attached, as the UNSOT requested; is a detailing of the current status of all Supervision Teams deployed.
Head Supervisor: Lieutenant Alyssa Ockwell - RFA
Head Intelligence Officer: Lieutenant Alexander Murphy - RFA
ALPHA: (KIA - Bodies and remains of AV-92 Vulture Craft found on Beach Apollo)
Master Sergeant Bruce Marlowe - KIA
Sergeant Timothy Hayward - KIA
Sergeant Albert Hyde - KIA
Lance Corporal Qayam Noorani - KIA
Corporal Derek Waterman - KIA
Private Daniel Schultz - KIA
Private Raymond Colbert - KIA
BRAVO: (RFA - Minimal losses)
Master Sergeant Martina Renald - KIA
Sergeant Major Max Eberhardt - (WIA - Recovering from shrapnel wounds.)
Sergeant Fernando Tezant - RFA
Staff Sergeant Sergei Ruslan - (KIA - Fatal wounds incurred by MG87 rounds upon landing.)
Lance Corporal Robert Young - (WIA - Bullet wounds sustained on left thigh.)
Corporal Logan Baird - RFA
Private Hu Zemin - RFA
CAESAR: (MIA - AV-92 Vulture Craft disappeared over Anseong, presumed KIA)
Master Sergeant Christina Allard - MIA
Lance Corporal Charles Ostenwell - MIA
Private First Class Roger Keeler - MIA
Private Darren Acheson - MIA
Private Charlie Nicholson - MIA
Private Brian Waller - MIA
Private Mary Liu - MIA
DELPHI: (RFA - Currently supervising clean-up procedures.)
Master Sergeant Steve Lee - KIA
Sergeant Luke Harshaw - (WIA - Mine detonation during landing, severe damage to right arm.)
Sergeant Nozomi Ishikawa - RFA
Lance Corporal Trisha Ross - RFA
Lance Corporal Avery Hawking - RFA
Private Sophia Keaton - RFA
Private Martin Oakley - (UFA - Right leg blown off due to grenade detonation)
ECHO: (KIA - Killed in Pyongyang Nuclear Event.)
Master Sergeant Adam MacDermont - KIA
Corporal Alan Jacobs - KIA
Corporal Johnathan Russell - KIA
Corporal Nathan Seymour - KIA
Private First Class Vincent Abel - KIA
Private Sean Walker - KIA
FOXTROT: (UFA - Only two members recovered.)
Master Sergeant Kyle Ross - MIA
Sergeant Chuck Rather - KIA
Sergeant Michael Neuheim - MIA
Lance Corporal Nozomi Ishikawa - WIA
Lance Corporal Iesha Roslin - MIA
Corporal Lance Webster - KIA
Corporal Kara Anders - RFA
GRANT: (KIA - Killed during initial Pyongyang Assault.)
Master Sergeant Noah Wagner - KIA
Lance Corporal Maya Valverde - KIA
Lance Corporal Sullivan Pierce - KIA
Corporal Logan Dubois - KIA
Corporal Frank Benson - KIA
Corporal Yasmine Cristal - KIA
Private Lana Corinne - KIA
HERA: (MIA - No transmission since Liberation of Seoul.)
Master Sergeant Sharon Yoshida - MIA
Sergeant Dylan Anderson - MIA
Sergeant Arnold Cameron - MIA
Sergeant Katelyn Reilly - MIA
Corporal Michael Barclay - MIA
Corporal Clark Atkins - MIA
Corporal Abraham Lindsey - MIA
IVAN: (RFA - Minimal losses.)
Master Sergeant Lucas Clayton - (WIA - Shots taken to stomach.)
Sergeant Lenora Reyes - (WIA - Leg heavily burned from mine.)
Corporal Willis Cuyler - RFA
Lance Corporal Lionel Godwin - RFA
Lance Corporal Simon Montgomery - KIA
Private Brandon Erhardt - RFA
Private Christine Coletti - RFA
JANUS: (RFA - Moderate casualties, most squad-members are fine.)
Master Sergeant James Choi - KIA
Sergeant Oliver Colbourne - WIA
Sergeant Nick Wilkinson - RFA
Corporal Kaitlin West - MIA
Private Karlene Carvalho - WIA
Private Ian Lewis - RFA
Private Laurence Dawnay - KIA
KILO: (KIA - Vulture shot down during Assault on Daejeon.)
Master Sergeant Mackenzie Bowman - KIA
Sergeant Benjamin Aucoin - KIA
Sergeant William Abbott - KIA
Sergeant Trent Parker - KIA
Lance Corporal Lisa Madison - KIA
Private First Class Edward Robinson - KIA
Private Arcturus Peters - KIA
LIMA: (UFA - Only one member recovered. Reports all others KIA.)
Master Sergeant Natalie Lou - KIA
Sergeant Angela Bradford - KIA
Sergeant Theodore Conrad - KIA
Corporal Zachary Lewis - (WIA - Broken leg, fractured rib. Bruised tibia.)
Corporal Patrick Koehler - KIA
Private First Class Travis Deveureux - KIA
Private Angelina Milano - KIA
OPERATION NUCLEAR WINTER SUPERVISION REPORT - FILED BY LT. ALYSSA OCKHERT
[FILES FOLLOW TEAM BRAVO]
Following the initial invasion of Apollo Beach, Bravo Team sustained it's first of two casualties; as the Vulture landed, Ruslan was shot and killed upon landing from North Korean defensive fire along with Private Zemin's fairly minor wounds. Making their way through Apollo Beach; Bravo managed to report into UNCOM, reporting their combat fatality estimate and further enemy defensive predictions based on observation and reconnaissance on enemy positions. After several skirmishes with the North Korean columns, Bravo converged with supervision teams Hera, Ivan and Kilo; establishing a beachhead on Incheon. Battered and bruised, the city was once again assaulted by counteracting North Korean forces, though the battle was offput at the apparent realization of North Korean generals of the futility of a counterattack with the constant level of reinforcements deploying by boat and plane.
Bravo would later separate from Hera, Ivan and Kilo, splitting into different operations; Bravo into the Seoul, the others into other strategic positions. The Liberation of Seoul would later prove to be among the most difficult, however; with little combat data being collected on the city's current status; zealous orders were cast, sending the majority of UNTF forces into the breach; liberating Seoul mainly proved to be a tricky business due to the North Korean's environmental and strategic advantages in the urban environment; many squads well rehearsed in the event of counterassault in their missions, many taskforce squads caught in the crossfire; armoured columns struggling to cope in the confined quarters, Legionnaire tanks were instead forced to bottleneck into the central elongated highways leading into the city, only small deployments of Dragoon LAVs were able to successfully cope with the situation; while the tanks were mercilessly caught in an anticipated ambush. In the heat of conflict, Master Sergeant Renald would be killed in action, killed in a friendly precision bombing run. By chain of command in the event, Staff Sergeant Eberhardt was put into charge of leading the group. After a long five-day invasion, however; most North Korean military forces were quelled, while reports would indicate that large percentages of the current North Korean armed forces were being allocated to Pyongyang, site of one ICBM and eighteen SRNM were located, we would later learn. As most North Korean forces made a hasty retreat back the border, with about sixteen thousand remaining to otherwise prove as a diversion for current attacking UNTF forces. As it were, nearly all remaining supervision squadrons [Bravo, Delphi, Foxtrot, Ivan and Kilo] reported for the final assault on Pyongyang. Through just eight hours into the attack, North Korea attempted to fire all it's short range nuclear missiles into both South Korea and Eastern China; apparently prepping the ICBM for launch. This attempt was botched, and only around 73% of UN forces were able to evacuate the city before it was devastated by the collection of nuclear arms.
Operation Nuclear Winter, in my personal opinion; was poorly and extremely ignorantly handled. Rather than traditional low-key infantry and vehicle cells and standard precision operations, military leaders, zealous and overconfident decided on a shock-and-awe full-scale invasion, resulting in the unnecessary deaths of thousands of soldiers and wasted military resources. While ultimately successful in it's intent, which supporters will cry; it would be important to note that casualty estimates were approximately around 36% higher than projected estimates, and, of course, the Pyongyang Nuclear Event, something that could of easily been avoided if different measures were taken. I believe, in itself; Nuclear Winter is in fact a tragic reminder on the overreaction and zealousness of military leaders, in that we must realize that invading with little amounts of intel and very little in-depth tactical planning will lead to enormous losses, something that should of been ridiculously obvious from the beginning, and has been so since almost the beginning of war.
- Alyssa Ockhert
MERCUTIO’S SHORT STORY – PATHFINDERS IN COLUMBIA
RUSSIAN MISSILE CRISIS
The global community is in a state of constant heightened paranoia. Horrific memories of Russian chemical warfare preceding Operation: Red White, and Blue Dawn abound. The bloody transition of power from the PCAN to the CAP has destabilized Africa once again. And Operation: Nuclear Winter was a resounding failure – the Pyongyang nuclear event serves a reminder that the Treaty of 2088 is imperfect, and the invading multi-national taskforce failed to overcome hostilities between the UN and EU. The balance between the world’s powerhouses is offset, and it becomes clear that a key player will topple from the global stage into extinction. With the new ruling party in Africa ignoring the regulations on nuclear weapons set forth by the Treaty of 2088, a dangerous circumstance arises: Russia, now free to receive raw Komanium from their newly-gained allies, still potentially has nuclear weapons. Immediately after the turmoil in the PCAN, the UN buffs up its military presence on all borders with Russia. In particular, China was quick to occupy Mongolia, where they met minimal resistance, and in doing so, agitated their Russian neighbors. In response, the EU braces for attack along the newly extended Chinese border, a scenario that seems all the more likely due to the presence of American infantry and Legionnaires in the area. With untested missile defense systems the UN’s only safeguard against catastrophe, and Operation: Nuclear Winter increasing fears about Russia’s nuclear capabilities, a rapid, full-scale invasion is mounted in 2109 as a diversion for seven smaller incursions to incapacitate the Russian missile threat.
THE RP ITSELF
If you couldn’t already see this coming, the RP would see you infiltrate Russian territory while the invasion goes on over at the nearby border. Chinese-US Intel indicates that the enemy is most likely preparing to launch their missiles at an isolated station by Lake Baikal, “the pearl of Siberia.” As part of a ten-man team supported by various high-speed vehicle Recon teams, you will make your way to the station, where you will surround and converge on the silo with the other six teams. Then, you will either destroy the weapons, the control room, or preferably, hold the station until the main force can relieve you. Mobility and versatility are top priorities, so design your characters accordingly – no heavy weapons guys, and no mile-away snipers. Prepare for short-to-medium range combat on the move, and less than ideal cover – The idea is to force you to keep moving.
Bio and Previous Military Experience:
Weapons and Equipment:
Heckler and Koch PP9
Caliber: 9x22 PP
Magazine Capacity: 25
Rate of fire: 700 rounds/min. cyclic
The HK PP9 is an attempt to rejuvenate the old "PP" series of the early twentieth and, more recently, late twenty first century. The predecessor of the PP9 was the disastrous PPN, a pistol that was plagued by safety problems and slide failures. In 2101, H&K released the PP9, a complete turnaround for the series. Built in the popular PDW style, the pistol sports selective fire options and a large magazine, while being not much larger than most standard service pistols. It is also the flagship for the new 9x22 round which has been dubbed the "9mm PP’. In tests, the round fared better than most, showing remarkable AP capability.
Browning EDR Electric
Action: Electronic firing
Magazine Capacity: 24 rounds
Battery Life: 22,000 rounds
This pistol is an improved knock off from the Boothe P22 "Backup", released in 2077. The Browning version retains the sleek styling of the original weapon along with being extremely durable and rugged. It also improved on the original's poor reliability and battery life. The electronic impulse system allows for a fast-firing, hard-hitting, compact pistol that is considerably quieter than most pistols. It is currently the standard issue sidearm of the French, Norwegian, Spanish, Czech, Austrian and New Zealand Armed Forces.
QSZ-01 (Also referred to as as Type 01)
Caliber: 9x20mm Chinese
Feed System: 30 round box magazine
Maximum Range: 210 meters
Firing Modes: Semi-automatic
Developed to replace the aging Type 51 pistol, the QSZ-01 proved itself a major success from day one; approved for mass production on 2101, the 50th anniversary year of the Type 51. Soldiers and military officials lauded the weapon in it's easy assembly, high reliability and durable nature; the weapon has remained virtually unchanged since it's recent conception, though was frowned upon by others due to the fact it chambered the same rounds, and only the same rounds as it's predecessor, it's 9x20mm rounds; meaning it didn't fit into the US-Sino Alliance's standard ammunition system; though designers promised recently to 'modernize' the QSZ-01's round selection.
Action: Short recoil operation
Feed System: Box magazine, supports 15 round up to extended 20 round magazine
Maximum Range: 200 meters
Firing Modes: Semi-automatic
The Sokolov PT-10 was the immediate reaction by military production facilities after the discovery of the NN-15 incredibly dismal reliability and high backfiring rates discovered in the new standard issue sidearm, which, while during tests, presented itself far better than it's two other competitors, though as the handgun started manufacture, it soon became apparent that soldiers experienced high rates of jamming and in some cases, the weapon exploding in their hands. While the problems mainly stemmed from issues with the molds, both citizens and soldiers clamoured for a more reliable weapon. In an effort to avoid too much criticism by officials and the public, it was quickly followed through by another design introduced by David Sokolov, thus the weapon's namesake. After making an example of it's much higher reliability rates, low recoil and acceptable stopping power, the weapon was quickly brought to manufacturing stages. It was received far more positively than the previous model, though besides terrorist cells and a few independent African countries, the weapon isn't known to be circulating much outside of Russia.
Developed by: Areding Security's inc.
Caliber: 11.7mm magnum standard
Action: Internal Striker pin
Feed system: Double column box magazine
Muzzle Velocity: 483 mps
Firing Rate: 65 rpm
Firing Modes: Semi-auto
Areding Security's was nearly bankrupt around the time the 'Fever' began production. The small-time weapons company situated in Phoenix Arizona produced cheap 'Saturday-Night Specials' and reaped a modest profit off of them. However, after a series of shootings with said 'Specials', laws were passed in several states to ban such weapons, amongst which was Arizona. The company nearly went bankrupt, and its president resigned in response, in his place, a former Army officer was elected. Though most employees were already calling it quits, he had simple, yet radical plan. He felt rather than move to creating toy weapons as most other companies did, that they should instead start producing more conventional weapons that would conform to the new laws passed, as well as put an emphasis on quality rather than inexpensiveness. After 3 years of development and clever negotiation with investors, the Fever-09 hit local shelves in several states. Despite all odds, it was a success, later leading to the buyout of the company by H&K years later.
The 'Fever' has a total length of about 9 and half inches long. A noticeable feature is that spent casings emerge directly above the barrel near the front. In addition, it has a converter mechanism on the front of the weapon that directs expended gas upward to reduce muzzle climb.
Heckler & Koch NCP
Caliber: 9mm, .357 SIG, .40 S&W, .45 ACP
Magazine: 17 (9mm), 15 (.357, .40), 13 (.45)
Rate of Fire: Semi-automatic
The HK NCP (National Combat Pistol) was produced originally in .45 and .40, and later modified for 9mm and .357. It quickly became Germany’s standard sidearm (.40 version), and is commonly used by the special-forces units around the world. A threaded barrel tip allowed for attachable suppressor, and it can be fire in double- or single-action. Its trigger-guard is large, like most HK pistols, and it allowed the user to wear gloves while handling.
Caliber: .445 SuperMag
Action: Direct impingement, gas operated.
Magazine: 9, although most operators use 15 round extended magazines.
The GLOCK 1012 represents a return to the world of combat pistols by the Glock company. In recent years, with the rise of H&K and Browning in the carry pistol world, Glock was forced to turn to domestic sales to hold it's stocks up. However, in 2102, the GLOCK 1012 burst onto the scene. It's high caliber was reminiscent of the Desert Eagle of old; but with amazing advances in recoil buffers by the Glock design team, it relegates much of the recoil into specially designed pads in the slide, making it as easy to fire as many carry pistols. It is noted for amazing accuracy and ability to penetrate most body armours. However, it is held back by low magazine capacity. This is solved with aftermarket magazines.
Action: Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Magazine: 30 standard, 40 and 60 available
Rate of fire: 850 rounds/min. cyclic
The G7-KKW is the carbine variant of the popular G7 range, typically referred to as the Kompakte or KKW. Designed for use in urban areas, it's shorter barrel length, forward grip, standard ZE 1.5x sights and a higher cyclic rate making it an effective carbine. Mechanically, it is the same as it's parent rifle, the G7: a selective fire gas-operated weapon that uses burnt powder gases from the barrel, bled through a port near the muzzle to provide automation to the moving assembly, firing from a closed bolt. The 6.7x30mm round is noted for it's stopping power and relative accuracy at range (although this is somewhat lessened with the shortened barrel of the KKW)
Users: UK, Italy, Poland, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Coalition of African Powers
M392-M Squad Automatic Rifle
Firing Modes: Automatic -- 1250 rounds per minute.
Bullet Type/Feed System: 7.1x41mm STANAG -- 450 round 'barrel' magazine, which takes its appearance as a sealed 'barrel' of ammunition clipped to the side or bottom of the weapon.
Composition: Titanium for most of the build, ceramics make up the grip, trigger and the end of the stock.
Muzzle Velocity: 975 meters per second
Range: 600-825 Meters
The M392-M (Or 'modular') spawned as a variant to its parent weapon, from the continuing tradition of the 'M' series standardized between the USA; a relatively new design that takes its aim for all situations, designed for its canny ability to adapt various kinds of ammunition with the changing of two parts and their high level of modification that takes place on its three picatanny rails. The gun's powerful stopping power and ability to mow down infantry is coveted within the SAW, though its true sense of power comes with the little recoil dealing with such a weapon, with the 'Ultra V' recoil system being adapted for the M392, which is the main reason for the triangle shaped 'dip' in the middle of the weapon. Utilizing a gas operated, open-bolt system, the M392 SAW continues to be regarded as to be among the most dangerous of all infantry-use machine weapons.
CETME Arevelo 14
Caliber: 6.7x30mm/6.8x43mm in Arevelo 16 variant
Action: Gas operated rotating bolt
Magazine: 30 round box magazine
Rate of fire: 800 rounds/min. cyclic
The Arevelo 14 is a Spanish-made assault rifle, touted as a standard configuration alternative to the mainly bullpup dominated market. Reasonably priced and simple to use, it has become the standard rifle of many armed forces unable or unwilling to pay the prohibitively high cost of H&K weapons. It's simple operation has been praised, although the awkward angle of the magazine port is a widely heard complaint (a problem that was fixed in the Brazilian copy, the IMBEL 68). It has sold well in recent years to both the EU and UN nations.
Users: Spain, Turkey, Greece, Colombia, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Indonesia, Australia (locally made as Ausvelo 14), New Zealand (using Ausvelo 14), Brazil (locally made as IMBEL 68), Argentina (using IMBEL 68), Chile (using IMBEL 68), Venezuela (using IMBEL 68)
Developed by: Barons Armory
Caliber: Originally the now venerable 5.85x46, but most recent V3 models are designed to use the 6.8x43 rounds.
Action: Gas operated shifting pulse
Feed system: 42 round box magazine located above the receiver.
Muzzle Velocity: 820 meters per second
Firing Rate: 845 rounds per minute, 1820 variable.
Maximum Range: 960 meters
Firing Modes: Automatic, pulse burst semi-auto.
Beginning development in 2062 by the Hong Kong based Baron's Armory arms company, the BA-672p has gained a reputation that was once thought to be impossible amongst pulse action weapons. Originally developed for the 'Arm X' weapon trials held by the Chinese PLA forces for a new standard infantry rifle. Amongst the trials, troops using the rifle were shocked by it's simplicity and ease of use to comparable pulse action rifles, coupled with it's reasonable price and all around effectiveness, BA-672p was chosen for mass production beginning in 2067. It's currently the main infantry weapon of China as well as several other smaller countries.
Caliber: 5mm EC
Action: Electric-Coil Gauss
Manufacturer: Intelligent Defense Systems inc.
Firing Rate: 32 rounds per-minute
Maximum Range: 4055 meters
Firing Modes: Single-fire
Originally the lead designer and manufacturer of Rail-guns and Gauss cannons for the US Navy, as well as several other branches of the United States military; Intelligent Defense Systems Incorporated, or IDSinc., had never developed anything smaller than a large mortar. However, when the first man-portable Gauss 'rifles' first began manufacture and subsequent service, they began to consider expanding their demographic. Going off of what few Gauss rifles had yet been developed, it quickly became apparent that each, while considerably powerful, were quite heavy and large, making it awkward to carry and use, even with well trained crews. Realizing that they had perhaps found a their niche, they began developing their own Gauss rifle, with an emphasis on portability. Unveiled in 2106, the SPG is easily the lightest Man-portable Gauss weapon yet designed, though it is still somewhat bulky compared to more traditional anti-material rifles, it's far easier to wield than previous designs. Lacking any moving parts beyond the projectile, it is fully interfaceable with most modern military Heads Up Displays, and features a security-pin, preventing anyone not-registered with the weapon to fire it. Being significantly lighter than it's competitors, it's much more practical for use by sniper-teams and designated-marksmen, both as a anti-personnel and anti-material. However, to achieve it's lighter weight, significant use of rare, and difficult to manufacture materials had to be used, making it very expensive even for a Gauss rifle, and even then, it is still somewhat-less powerful than other Gauss platforms, such as the EM-30. However, it sufficiently impressed the US military, and fairly large number are employed by it, and in smaller numbers, China as well. Unfortunately, beyond these two countries, it's prohibitive cost has prevented it from being exported in much capacity.
Users: US-Sino Alliance.
Action: Lever-delayed blowback
Magazine Capacity: 30
Rate of fire: 700-800 rounds/min. cyclic
The AR[MA] II, or "Arma" as it is more popularly called, is the first attempt at a weapons program by the PCAN. Despite advances in caliber and weapons programs in recent times, designers fell back on the old 7.62 NATO, largely considered defunct by most. As far as the rifle goes, it is a sturdy, if rather antiquated example of a heavy bullpup rifle. The 7.62 round is not without it's advantages, as it's range and stopping power is well documented. However, the rifle becomes near uncontrollable in fully automatic and in later models, the option is taken off, leaving only single and burst modes. It has become the weapon of choice for the Separatist movement.
Heckler & Koch AG70
Action: Breech-loaded, tip-over design
Magazine Capacity: 1 (although a second is held beside, allowing faster reloads)
The AG70 is a 40mm grenade launcher designed for use on the G7 series of rifles (although it also fits on the older G63K models, with modification) extensive use of polymers and high strength aluminium in the AG36 launcher contributes to its low mass and durability. It is capable of firing almost all 40x46mm rounds, including plastic training rounds, flexible baton rounds, CS gas, and OC (oleoresin capsicum, the same chemical used in pepper spray) gas cartridges, white phosphorus, and high explosive rounds. Also, its unique "tip-over" design allows for a second round to be held beside the first, making reloading speeds faster.
Barret M750 Sniper Rifle System
Firing Modes: Semi-automatic, M750-AUTO model able to fire three round bursts. -- 1 shot per second.
Caliber: 9.1x85mm tungsten rounds/9x25mm 'hollow rounds'.
Action: Closed bolt, gas operated.
Magnification 60x Maximum -- Digital Scope
Feed System: Box magazine supporting six to twelve rounds.
Muzzle Velocity: 1350 meters per second.
Range: 1200 meters
The latest contribution to the NATO armory from Barrett Rifles, the M750 Sniper Rifle boasts its weight as the most powerful sniper rifle available. A contest entry for admission of a new standard sniper rifle for the US Armed Forces during 2094, it came into competition to compete with star players such as Colt and a smattering of other arms companies attempting to make it big (or bigger) with the deal with the US. After a one-thousand round firing test and various environment tests, it came down to Colt's M97 Tactical and Barret's XM750. Though Colt's variant took more advantage of kinetic force in its custom built Colt .367 sniper round, the hammer heated up much too quickly and if revealed to something cold, even water, the hammer would shatter, potentially severely injuring or killing the user. A year after that, as the M750 began its various production tests and fix on design flaws it was shipped back into the mainstream military stockpiles for usage. The gas is bled through a long vent by the hammer, draining excess heat and overall turning the M750 into an efficient and deadly piece of weaponry. Also, the M750 is capable of using hollow rounds, a relatively new innovation in ammunition. The hollow round is simple in prospect, a generally low caliber bullet hollowed out and filled with pellets that are generally cruel in its design, most being spiked or bladed of a sort. The idea was that a small enough round would lodge itself into the body and the shell would crack open, thus spilling out the pellets from inside and instantly incapacitating a target by means of extreme pain. The designer, one Viktor Kruschev said that the design was cheaper and more effective then traditional incapacitating rounds. Though with the blatant cruelty and pain coming from a single round was soon banned and added to the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. However, the idea was still used and the center of controversy with police forces, less lethal forms designed to go at slower kinetic paces with plastic shells and regular BBs generally used when the case needs to be dealt with from afar.
Caliber: 5.65x45mm (can chamber 6.8x43mm fairly easily)
Action: Gas operated, rotating bolt
Feed System: 30 round box magazine
Firing Rate: 688 rounds per minute
Maximum Range: 500 meters
Firing Modes: Automatic, semi-automatic, three round burst
Developed during the call for a replacement to the venerable AK-H27 Assault Rifle around 2074; the AS1-76 offered everything it's predecessor gave and more; marked by it's startling reliability and ease of use, while still being exceptionally cheap to manufacture. The rifle officially entered service at 2076. The weapon quickly replaced the original AK-H27s, most of the old assault rifles sold as surplus to poorer countries, and while still incredibly popular, the sudden influx of spare AK-H27s made it's way in bulk to insurgents and terrorist cells or recycled for the purposes of making other weapons. The weapon proved incredibly successful, with 3.5 million of the weapons in circulation world-wide since it's creation, though most of these are in the hands of Russia itself, North Korea or Middle Eastern countries.
Users: Russia, Georgia, Iraq, North Korea, Iran, Kuwait, Armenia, Congo
Eltsov-12 Combat Shotgun
Action: Pump action, gas operated
Feed System: 20 round drum magazine
Maximum Range: 55 meters
Firing Modes: Pump-action
The Eltsov-12 is a traditional pump-action shotgun created mostly as a response to the criticism of Russia's lack of 'modern' close combat weapons systems. While not especially revolutionary, the Eltsov offered another reliable platform able to serve purposes from standard close range combat, police operations and door breaching. While the weapon was often criticized for the awkward angle of the drum magazine in relation to the fore-stock, a problem which was seen to in later variants of the weapon, most notably by it's semi-automatic iteration; which solved this issue by completely removing the fore-stock and realigning the drum magazine.
Users: Russia, Georgia
Developed by: Heckler and Koch Colt (A side branch of H&K developed in the late 21st century when H&K bought Colt; also known as H&K USA)
Caliber: 5.56 ceramic (A round that has ceramic shards built into it so that upon impact the bullet will flatten, but the shards will continue; the effect is like a microscopic hand grenade blowing up on the target)
Action: Gas operated rotating bolt
Feed system: 40 round 'banana' style magazine located below main action in a style similar to the Kalashnikov.
Muzzle Velocity: 895 meters per second
Firing Rate: 788 rounds per minute
Firing Modes: Automatic, three round burst, semi
The rifle looks like an old-style G36K with a few exceptions. It has a slightly larger magazine and the stock is now more similar to a M16's. The rail/handle has been removed in favor of a picatinny rail similar to a G36C's. The weapon is standardly issued with a telescopic sight. The G4A4 has several variants which it can easily be changed to by replacing several parts in it; a longer and sturdier barrel, a bipod, and a drum magazine make it a SAW; a longer and sturdier barrel, a bipod, and a quick change in the action makes it a .308 sniper rifle; a shorter barrel and retractable stock make it a PDW; and a regular size barrel and the M16-style stock as described above make it the baseline carbine. The G4A4 is used in many of the richer countries of the world due to it's high cost.
QCQ-88 SMG (Also referred to as Type 88)
Caliber: 6.8x43mm in more recent versions, though traditionally supports the original Chinese 9x25mm
Action: Short recoil operation
Feed System: 30 round box magazine
Maximum Range: 230 meters
Firing Modes: Automatic
Development for the QCQ-88 was the product another weapons trial conducted by the Chinese military around 2088, brought to through the major success of the Arm X trials roughly twenty years prior. Though not specifically conducted under the same way, it was evaluated in a comparable manner; though the contrast was the fact that the tests were all developed by internal weapons development divisions, in comparison to the Arm X weapon trials invitation to other weapons design companies to create a weapon. From the get-go, it was pretty apparent that the Type 88 was the winner, with it's higher functionality, reliability and ease of use.
Users: China, Mongolia, knock-off models produced in North Korea
Firing Modes: Semi-automatic
Caliber: 7.62x55mm Longview
Action: Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Feed System: 12 rounds, box magazine
Muzzle Velocity: 631 m/s
Maximum Range: 800 meters
Magnification: 8x digital scope (includes ammo counter), can support 10x and 12x scopes
As far as modern snipers go, the SRG-7 is young compared to most others; younger still than the Barrett M750. Developed around 2097, the SRG-7 was made to adhere to the strict demands of the UN's armory requirements; Steyr offered up a fairly unique design, that was lightweight, customizable and durable to the scene. While early versions suffered from a frighteningly imbalanced weight that leaned to the front, Steyr engineers resolved the issues by alternating from the steel casing to titanium. The SRG-7 was marketed to governments as a precision weapon capable of adapting to innumerable different situations, and was promptly snapped up by the Austrian, German and Australian militaries, while it was slowly being phased into service by the UNTF.
The weapon garnered a good amount of positive review by critics and soldiers, most complaints stemming from it's incompatibility with much other types of ammunition other than it's own proprietary 7.62x55mm Longview rounds. Despite the positive feedback, the SRG-7 (or a variant of it) only saw it's first real service during the assault on the CRET, where UN snipers got their hands on the police variants of the weapon, capable of chambering riot-control hollow rounds.
Users: Austria, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, UNTF, USA, Canada, UK
Developed by: Fabrique Nationale de Herstal
Caliber: .38 caseless
Action: Electric Firing pin
Feed system: High capacity Single column box magazine
Muzzle Velocity: 472 mps
Firing Rate: 132 rpm
Firing Modes: Semi-auto, pulse burst.
The FN2100 was designed to tap into the policing market. Because it fire's caseless electric pin rounds, the gun can only be fired by a certain group of individuals such as a police force, or prison guard staff. It has also grown in use for military applications, partially because it can interface with military HUD's.
The FN2100 is a solid black. Because of it's use of caseless ammunition, there is no ejection housing. Also, the plastic stock surrounds part of barrel near the grip. The high capacity clip extends outward from the main grip. Approximately 9 and a quarter inches long.
M531 Advanced Field Ordnance Delivery System (AFODS)
Firing Modes: 425 rounds per minute.
Round: 40mm airburst STANAG grenade, supports anti-personnel, armour-piercing, high explosive, and a variety of less lethal grenades such as shockers (grenades meant to emit a small field of electricity around it when plastic case opens.), smoke grenades, 'confetti makers' (grenades loaded with small particles meant to cause pain on contact with skin, it's often very fluttery and takes the appearance of indeed confetti.), tear gas grenades, foam grenades (Detonates in a tide of green, sticky fluid that solidifies on contact with oxygen five seconds after release, though designed to be porous for breathing.), sound grenades (when broken open, a small device emits a three second ultrasonic wave which causes the bones in ones ear to vibrate at accelerated paces, causing extreme discomfort and even incapacitation..), flash grenades, and a whole variety of less lethals.
Magnification Standard 25x digital scope, but can be modified for different scopes. Comes standard with range calculator, with thermal and night vision filters available.
Feed System: 50 round polymer ammo box mounted on the side of the gun.
Range: 2200-3500 meters. (2.2km - 3.5km) with standard 40mm airburst rounds, any other not specifically made for the AFODS has a maximum range of 700-1200 meters.
Borne from seven years of engineering and design, the M531 AFODS was introduced to the public in the Klagensperg Arms Convention of 2101, where its incredibly fast rate of fire and versatility was demonstrated over public television networks and about two other television programs. The lightweight casing and versatility of round selection the star of much of the show, presenting an ammo monitoring system, and the many interchangeable parts. The AFODS was the starring possible replacement for the M501 ACSW where three months later, it was presented to the board along with several others. Ultimately, and as expected, the M531 won the test, featuring altogether better presentation and firing statistics then the others. Another three months and the AFODS was sent into the stockpiles of the armories, proving itself to be one of the most effective weapons concerning defense and riot-control.
Enger Electronics EM-30
Caliber: .30 caliber metallic projectile
Action: Electrical coil
Magazine Capacity: 5 or 6 rounds
Battery Life: 500 rounds.
The Enger Electronics EM-30 is the realization of a dream centuries old. The idea of electro-magnets firing a gun has been theorized since the early 20th century, but only now is it practical. In 2100, testing began at various companies to develop a workable gauss gun, spurred on by the US Army. In 2105, Enger Electronics unveiled the EM-30. The rifle, so far, is one of only six workable designs on the market, but it is by far the cheapest. Currently it is being battle-tested in the African conflict, where the US is arming Loyalist forces with it. Several models have fallen into the hands of Separatists.
The rifle itself is man portable, but typically crew served, and is capable of penetrating most forms of armor. It's main application is as a mounted on light patrol vehicles, or as a support/sniper weapon. The six round mag is typically found on the vehicle mounted applications (unless an experimental belt-feed system is in place), with a longer barrel, while the five round in the hands of select troops. It's drawback is in the massive weight and size of the rifle, making movement on the ground a slow crawl at best.
Caliber: 6.7x30mm in light configuration/9x51mm in heavy configuration
Action: Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Magazine: 40-rounds standard. Flush 15 and extended 50 available.
Rate of Fire: 900 rounds-per minute
The HK G63K was HK’s reaction to the Colt M44. Critics called the bullpup M44 the newest horizon in assault rifle history. HK changed that in two years. The G63K was designed for multiple roles. Modifications can enable it to be a Squad-Assault-Weapon, 800-meter-range sniper rifle, or grenadier’s weapon. The standard G63K comes with a three-fire setting (semi-, burst-, and auto-), and a built-in flash-and-sound suppressor. The bullpup configuration allows it to be highly compact, and still deadly accurate up to 400 meters. The stock is hollow where possible, to minimize weight. When needed, the flash/sound suppressor can be replaced with a longer, heavier barrel, or completely removed (thus making the weapon unable to fire) and replaced with a grenade-launching mechanism that rivals the range of a Rocket-Propelled-Grenade.
Users: Germany, France, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Norway, Poland
Firing Modes: Automatic, semi-automatic, five-round burst.
Action: Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Magazine Capacity: 35 rounds standard or 75 round box.
Magnification: 20x digital scope (includes ammo counter and 'priority targeting system' (Outlines targets prioritized by a Commander or the squad sergeant.))
Rate of Fire: 800 rounds per minute
The M44 was the result of a contract between the US military and Colt to replace the reliable, but outdated M35 assault rifle. What Colt came up with would soon be involved as one of the most successful assault rifle designs to date. With a light, sturdy polymer casing and bullpup design complete with Colt's own adapted 'Colt Seven' recoil dampening system; it was no wonder why it was the most widely chosen infantry weapon of choice. Engineering for the new weapon began approximately around 2092, with numerous tests and a complete switch between metal to polymer around 2094, conducting field tests in a process that took nearly two years. The M44 was deemed 'fit for fight', and between late 2096 and 2098, the M44 completely took over as standard infantry assault rifle. The M44 began known as newest horizon in assault rifle history and still lauded heavily despite H&Ks' innovative G63, though despite this; many still preferred the M44 simply because of it's low maintenance capabilities and endurance; something that, despite the G63s' lethality, could never match. The M44 is equipped with a variety of peripherals, from laser sighting to the M309 multi-caliber grenade launcher.
M2814 Legionnaire Mobile Heavy Weapon System
Weight: 52.3 tons
Gun forward: 33 feet
Hull length: 23 feet
Width: 13 feet
Height: 8 ft
Crew: 4 (commander, gunner, driver, navigator)
Armour: Hound, NBC
Primary Armament: M462 108 mm smoothbore co-axial turret
Equipped with two kinetic modifiers designed to increase force of impact to the loaded round
Secondary Armament: M370H AIMG [x3]
Operated via CROWS (Common Remotely Operated Weapon System)
Bishop Anti-Missile System (AMS)
Engine: DKB-A2000 Hydrogen/Fuel Engine [x5 (One for each tread, another for the wheel system)]
Suspension: Torision Bar (Mk. IV model.)
M462 Smoothbore Turret - 500 meters
M370H AIMG - 375.75 meters
Road: 75 mph
Off-road: 55 mph
The tank has always been an evolving factor on the field of war, evident between transformation from the first Great War to the second into the Cold War and the twenty-first century to finally the twenty-second. A joint project between Viking Engineering and NATO, work began on a versatile, mobile tank chassis that could support weapons of that of a heavy battle tank with the speed of at least a main battle tank. The XM2800 was the result, armed with a 125 mm smoothbore co-axial turret, four M370C AIMGs (Armour to Infantry Machine Gun, a specific anti-infantry automatic weapon built in 2071 designed for vehicles.) and a satellite feed navigational system. The tests resulted in failure, as Viking's ultra-dense polymer they used for the engine had, despite guarantees of higher heat capacity then regular metals had melted under the stress and heat from the 125mm smoothbore and the AIMGs, the melted polymer proceeded to destroy every part of the wiring and wasted five-million dollars in testing and production. The MHWS project was officially dead and buried.
Some ten years later, on 2092, however, a British company by the name of Hound Munitions had picked up the project, though the government had denied them a fund due to their fear that, like the one a decade prior, would fail miserably. The engineers were not deterred, however, and, despite the government's lack of support from a monetary standpoint, had given Hound the schematics and things that went wrong in the creation of the XM2800. Resolving to fix those mistakes, Hound set out for a titanium build that would give the 'Legionnaire' it's fix on armour and still keep it relatively lighter then other tanks. A composite build of titanium, iridium and tungsten, ceremics with a titanium matrix was decided and implemented into the vehicles armour. One of the issues, however, was how exactly it was going to be armed without putting too much stress on the tank itself, this was ultimately solved by toning down the power of the co-axial turret but uses kinetic modifiers to mimic that of it's original strength and applying heatsinks into the engine and its various armaments, which it would then spill out via a pair of vents on the bottom of the tank. However, between movement tests, it would seem the tank was hardly faster then the average main battle tank, despite the implementing of four sets of treads powered by individual engines. It would turn out that they would need to use industrial wheels as a 'between area' mode of transportation, which was generally just a set of six wheels designed to retract when necessary to give the tank the necessary boost of speed its treads couldn't provide. After two years of R&D and various livefire testing, the 'XM2814 Legionnaire MHWS' tank was completed and presented to the NATO Board of Engineering. The board, liking it, provided Hound Munitions with the necessary funds to administer the touches that would be needed to escalate the Legionnaire into active combat. One year later, it was completed and through another four years of further testing and judging, replaced the aging M2 Langstein MBT.
Weight: 264 pounds (Unarmed)
Diameter: 1.3 meters wide
Armor: .67 inch reactive plating around sensor housing, power source, and engine.
Primary Armament: Varies (Typically a high caliber machine gun)
Propulsion: Dual hydrogen fuel cell powered single rotary VTOL engine.
Remote Operational Range: Fully functional up to 2 kilometers away from operator.
Speed: 47mph (Unarmed)
Max. Altitude Approximately 7500 feet above sea-level.
Like many Military drones, the LAGSD-098 started off as an improvised machine by clever soldiers with time to spare. It was not long before it found a niche on the battlefield, and some of the less conservative commanders began to take notice. The 098 is able to provide a high volume of fire on enemy combatants, without exposing infantry soldiers lives. However, depending on the situation, it's fully modular, with one of the greatest assets being the lare number of interchangeable weapons compatible with it, that range from sniper-rifles to RPG's. Alternatively, remove it's weapon load and you have an effective scouting medium. However, it's armor can only protect from small arms fire, and anything heavier will likely tear through the small craft. As a result, an operator must keep the drone moving to prevent it from a quick end.
The Low Altitude Ground Support Drone was designed around a modified VTOL aircraft engine. The power source is stored on back of the drone in an armored housing. It has a multi-spectrum rotating camera atop the LAGSD at the front. Beneath the drone, weapons and ammo are held. Two small ‘wings’ extend from its sides allow it horizontal movement.
Weight: 534 pounds (Unequipped)
Height: 4 feet
Armor: .47 inch high-density polymer ablative coating applied to the legs.
Propulsion: Medium sized electric-battery engine located within the drone.
Remote Operational Range: Designed to work without a drone operator
Speed: 43mph (Unequipped)
Max. Carrying Capacity 1500 pounds
The Quad-Pedal Supply Transit Drone consists of a a rectangular box about 5 feet long waning toward the middle with a leg on each end. Hooks and several small compartments line the drone.
Nicknamed "Frog Legs" by soldiers, the 094 is the latest incarnation of a years old concept. Unlike previous models, the 094 uses a GPS guided co-ordination system, and designed to respond to soldiers request via their HUD, allows it to operate with a large degree of autonomy, even in combat conditions.
M199 Dragoon Armoured Fighting Vehicle
Weight: 16.3 tons
Length: 6.6 meters
Crew: 3 + 7 passengers
Armour: Deminamantiate 12
EM-31V-C Gauss Gun
Operated via CROWS
HEAP-88 TOM (Thermally-explosive, Orbitally-guided and magnet-based) Missile Launcher
Bishop AMS (Anti-Missile System)
Operated via CROWS
Engine: UOT-2000K Komanium/Hydrogen Cell
Suspension: Torsion Bar (Mk IV)
EM-31V-C Gauss Gun - 2500 meters max.
HEAP-88 TOM - 3000 meters max.
Road: 90 mph
Off-road: 70 mph
The Dragoon came off of the idea of merging the ever faithful jeep, to the armour of an APC. It was an idea that began around the beginning of the twenty first century, but slowly evolved. The latest result to this merge was the Dragoon, designed with mobility and armour in mind; from it's introduction in 2092, the Dragoon has replaced any other of it's class. Armed with either an EM-31VC or a traditional M183 Modular CROWS platform, it's both an efficient killer and able to sustain a wide variety of damage. The entire design was internally built by DARPA, and deployed as the most widely used AFV in America, Canada and the standard in the UNTF.
L/A HAC-470A Predator Gunship
Officers: 4 (pilot, copilot, fire control officer, electronic warfare officer)
Enlisted: 10 (flight engineer, TV operator, infrared detection set operator, six aerial gunners)
Length: 31.7 meters
Wingspan: 39.4 meters
Height: 13.4 meters
Loaded weight: 60,330 kg
Max takeoff weight: 72,320 kg
Powerplant: 5x K-092H Komanium Power Cells
Maximum speed: 260 knots (300 mph, 480 km/h)
Range: 2,200 nm (2,530 mi, 4,070 km)
Service ceiling: 9,370 meters
2x 35mm M599 GA/AV (General Assault, Air Variant) Rotary Cannon
2x 65mm SB/M09 (Strike Battery, Medium) Strike Battery
2x ACM-3 GP/AC Rondel Missile Pack
1x 142mm M702 Howitzer
The brain child of a joint design between Lockheed Martin and German rooted company Allison Grueben Aerodynamics, the L/A HAC-470 'Predator' Gunship was the finality of dozens of designs. The Predator (or 'Pred') was an altogether recent build to take over the aging AC-250 Harlequin, the Predator began development around 2078 after a year of designing the craft undergoing various prototypes before it underwent active testing in the Nevada Desert around 2094. A tradition started by the AC-250, the Predator is sheathed in a wave-length deflecting 'skin' allowing the ship to cruise safely to targets with little fear of interception before hitting the lit up zone; though in the case of the A variant of the Predator; this function is absent.
AV-33 Vulture General Assault Craft
Crew: 2 - one pilot, one FCO (Fire Control Officer) + 10
Length: 32 ft 5 inches
Height: 11 ft 7 inches
Powerplant: 1× General Electric K/H6-4700 Lithium/Komanium Cell
Wingspan: 10 ft 4 inches
Propulsion system: 2x 360 degree rotating thrusters
Maximum speed: 193 mph
Range: 311 nmi
Service ceiling: 24,200 ft (3,720 m)
Rate of climb: 2,310 ft/min
2x M981 Rotary Cannons
2x PO-3/A Heavy Gunpods
12x Headhunter ATG Missiles
Initially used in hospitals as an emergency wound-sealant and pain reliever around the UK at 2061; medi-gel has grown into a basic component of any medi-kit and wound sealant. Medi-gel works by the fact it's composed out of hundreds of synthetic platelets, skin cells and blood cells that responds accordingly when in contact with the wound. The gel automatically seals the wound within a few seconds of appliance; knitting together muscles and stemming blood flow. Though able to seal wounds, most see it as a temporary measure if there's no real solution elsewhere, it also can't solve complicated situations if a blood vessel is ruptured and can do very little in solving problems if a bone is broken or damaged. In these cases, the most medi-gel can do is get rid of the pain.
Essential to any medic's kit, the Diagnostic Laser is exactly that. A laser that the user will move over the wounded in question; send the information back to the scanner and the inserted SmartChip diagnoses the wound and gives accurate information on how to deal with the situation based on a real-time, constantly updated database. This allows for inexperienced medics to deal with situations where they can know exactly what's going on and how to solve it. However, the 'militarized version', while sturdier and lighter suffers from an inability to diagnose anything more then wounds or something of the like. If the scanned is suffering from a disease or virus; the laser won't be able to detect it within the scanned cells.
The idea of liquid armor has remained for a long time. Standardized by 2059, the idea of it is placing a liquid barrier that would stiffen, and become nearly impenetrable on contact with a magnetic field or hard impact. Sandwiched between two layers of kevlar bi-weave is a ferrofluid with the molecular structure of a man-made compound named protenide. Not only that, the ferrofluid, when treated to electricity, begins contracting and decontracting accordingly, acting as an artificial muscle to resuscitate the heart when it fails.
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