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The Lubyakan Armed Forces





Overview
The Lubyakan Armed Forces are the military organisations that serve the Dominion of the Lubyak. Being responsible for both the external security of the Dominion against foreign aggression, ensuring the interests of the Dominion abroad, and internal security the Lubyakan Armed Forces have a wide portfolio of duties. As these actions and mission are one of the cornerstones of the Dominion’s stated duty to the Lubyakan people, it is no doubt that the Lubyakan Armed Forces enjoy a high standing both in terms of government investment, and in cultural prestige.

The Lubyakan Armed Forces are a common sight in the local region, often being deployed on training missions and exercises, or simply to show the presence of the Dominion’s support to an ally or to rattle sabres at those states which threaten the security of the Lubyakan people. As part of its mission, some forces are based in foreign nations, however, the overwhelming majority of the Lubyakan military remains based in mainland Lubyak and the Dominion Protectorates.

The Lubyakan Armed forces consist of three branches: the Lubyakan Army, Lubyakan Navy, and the Lubyakan Air Troops. Each branch is given clearly defined borders in their jurisdiction as to what they are responsible for, in an attempt to minimise interservice conflict and inefficiencies. As a result, the distinctions between the branches are largely symbolic, with the Dominion wide General Staff maintaining control of each directly, and each branch relies on the others for anything that lies outside of its strict mandate.Each branch also maintains their own part of the overall Lubyakan nuclear and WMD arsenal, in order to ensure disparate command and control centers in case of nuclear war.

Possessing one of the largest armies, naval fleets and air forces in the region, the Lubyakan military boasts considerable amounts of power projection capability, further nourished by a network of supply bases located in allied states, and within Lubyakan protectorates throughout the region. These allow the Lubyakan military the ability to support a strike almost anywhere within the region and far beyond when necessary. Within its borders, the Lubyakan armed forces are well prepared to defend their homeland against foreign aggression, and although they have not been called to repel an invasion since the end of the Second Continental War, land, sea, and air defences are still maintained, and troops are still trained and positioned to rapidly respond to any hostile incursions from the Dominion's borders.

History
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Lubyakan T-105 Orcs in Action
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Budget & Personnel
The Lubyakan military serves one of the most important functions that the Dominion provides: defence. As such, the Lubyakan military is often considered to be the single most important organization that must be maintained by the Dominion's treasure and people. Currently, defense receives approximately 33% of the Dominion's entire budget, serving as the largest single portion of the Dominion's budget, receiving over Æ2.25 trillion annually.

However, money alone is not enough to keep the military at the levels of performance required by the Dominion to defend itself and its interests abroad. The military also requires a large number of personnel to maintain its capabilities. The Lubyakan Armed Forces strive to be 100% volunteer in their service, however conscription remains legal within the Dominion of the Lubyak. The military is able to meet most of its manpower needs through volunteers, however, gaps do occasionally appear in the need for manpower, and some individuals are conscripted to fill these openings. The Dominion does its best to place these conscripts within formations where known issues with conscript soldiers can be minimized as much as possible while volunteers are given front-line positions. The average Lubyakan conscript is intended to serve for two years and is given the option to return to civilian life after the conclusion of those two years, or to volunteer for continued service, while volunteers enlist for a period of five to ten years, with the option to either continue or retire at the conclusion of their enlistment.

The Active Reserve (also known as the militia, Landwehr or Home Guard) consist of both retired conscripts and veterans who volunteer for the role, as well as part-time soldiers, who volunteer two days a month to military training. These reservists are intended to be ready for activation within four weeks of orders to mobilise. The Inactive Reserve consists of conscripts and veterans who have retired from their military enlistments after the conclusion of their terms. However, they are marked for conscription in the case of national crisis, to be quickly retrained and assigned to existing equipment stocks to quickly produce new formations.The existence of two levels of reserves, along with active formations has led Lubyakan formations in the Army, Navy, and Air Troops, to hold a 'classification'. A level formations are composed of active service members, while B level formations consist of Active Reserve members, and C level formations rely on inactive reservists.

The Lubyakan military currently maintains over sixteen million beings under active arms, along with a further thirty million beings in Active Reserve. The Inactive Reserve consists of a further fifty million beings to form C Level formations in times of crisis.
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LAV Fortitude, a Lubyakan Air Cruiser


High Command
The High Command of the Lubyakan military differs from the systems preferred by most democratic states. Although the Governor General is the commander in chief of the Lubyakan military, he is rarely involved in military policy, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs tends to play a large role in the setting of military policy. Indeed, this serves as the chief responsibility of the Governor General and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs--as far as military matters are concerned. While the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Governor General do not have direct control of Lubyakan forces in the field, the definition of what Lubyakan interests are, and defining what the military must be able to do in order to properly defend the Dominion of the Lubyak gives them a heavy influence in the running of the military. In addition, the Governor General is the one who authorizes the deployment of Lubyakan military forces, and is often heavily influenced in these decisions by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, giving the civilian portions of the Dominion de facto control of the Lubyakan military.

However, while deployment orders and directives tend to emerge from the Governor General's or Minister of Foreign Affair's office, direct control of the Lubyakan military remains in the hands of Overcommand Erota (OCE), a committee consisting of the commanding officers of the Army, Navy, and Air Troops, along with representatives from the Judiciary, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. OCE does not issue orders directly to formations in the field, and is instead intended to serve as a centralized staff office for coordination of the military and formulation of long term plans and policy. Each branch maintains its own administrative facilities, but actual combatant units are assigned to regional commands, which actually coordinate activity in their area for all Armed Forces activity within their area of responsibility.
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Lubyakan Army

The Lubyakan Army represent the ground based forces of the Dominion of the Lubyak, and are without a doubt the single largest branch of the Lubyakan military, with nearly seven million personnel listed under its command and control, and capable of fielding approximately 160 divisions of combat troops in active service, with another 250 in various levels of reserve. The Lubyakan Army is responsible for the ground based defence of the Dominion, and her interests, and are listed as in command of any and all forces whose primary areas of combat can be defined as combat on soil. As a result, the Lubyakan Army is utterly dependent on the Lubyakan Navy and Lubyakan Air Troops for warfare on the sea or in the air. However, the Lubyakan Army does boast control of most major Lubyakan strategic defense installations such as strategic radar systems, coastal fortresses, as well as land based ICBMs of all forms.

Doctrine
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Average Lubyakan Grenadier

The Lubyakan Army's doctrine has evolved--in modern times--several assumptions about any wars it might be required to fight in the near future against potential adversaries. The majority of these theories developed during the Windigo War, when the threat was perceived to be a combination of: 1) Tomanian or other Loron Pact attacks against the northern Lubyakan border and local allies, and 2) Herdite naval attack, with potential for amphibious assault--upon the Dominion's coastlines, including vital economic, political, and military areas located near the coast. The Army evolved doctrine extensively focused on the Loron Pact, although investment in countering amphibious attacks continued. The main focus of the Army was a quick destruction of the Loron Pact, which would simultaneously prevent Herdite reinforcements from reaching those forces, and allow the freeing up of Lubyakan Army mobile forces to destroy any potential Herdite landing operations. Given the nature of these two threats, the Lubyakan Army began to develop several assumptions about the nature of the coming conflict.

  1. The Lubyakan Army will possess numerical superiority over any likely adversary.
  2. The Lubyakan Army will likely be outclassed on a tactical and individual weapon by more highly trained, and/or well equipped forces.
  3. The Navy & Air Troops will likely be unavailable to provide direct support, beyond that which they provide by proxy.
  4. The Dominion of the Lubyak will be able to mobilise and deploy reserves faster than its enemies, but will ultimately possess less combat power than their combined forces.
These assumptions formed the core of Lubyakan Army theory in doctrine in the modern era, and have shaped both the development of individual weapons systems, and high level military thought. The result has been the development of Independent High Level Dominance (IHLD), which is focused around playing Lubyakan advantages for all their value and attempting to minimise the impact of negative factors. The Independent refers to the assumption that the Army will be forced to act mostly independently of the other two services, and also assumes that the Dominion will not be able to rely--diplomatically--on any other power. Due to changing geo-political situations, many of the key assumptions that Independent High Level Dominance have altered, and the doctrine is no longer formally embraced by the Lubyakan Army. However, many elements of the doctrine continue to linger on even in the post-Windigo military, and these elements are viewed as universal tenants that must be embraced while new bases for development of future doctrines come into play. However, one factor has never changed. The core belief of the Dominion and the Lubyakan military in general is the Clausewitzian idea that war is a continuation of politics, and as such military operations must always be intended with the political objective in mind. The necessary strategic goals of a military operation will change as the political needs do.

Independent High Level Dominance
IHLD developed several corollaries from the three core assumptions that formed the foundation of the doctrine. The first, was that the Lubyakan Army could not realistically hope to outfight the enemy in a one-on-one basis, and will generally suffer proportionally higher losses from combat. As a result, the core idea of IHLD is that, while the Lubyakan Army might suffer severe losses and setbacks at the tactical and individual levels, these defeats will be overridden by Lubyakan success on the operations and strategic level. The second, was that the Lubyakan Army could not--and would not--rely on potential for support from outside of its own service. While IHLD will gladly accept cooperation when possible, it generally assumes that air force assets will be tied up engaging enemy aerial assets, and striking at deep targets when possible, and will thus be unable to provide direct front line support to advancing force. Similarly, Navy assets will be pre-occupied with coastal defense or raiding missions, and unwilling to mass or expose itself unnecessarily. While support from the other branches--when possible--is to be utilised to its greatest extent, the existence of such support is not to be considered expected or guaranteed. As a result, the Lubyakan Army--in all combat operations--is intended to include its own long range support systems, along with air and coastal defense systems, so as to make the Lubyakan Army as Independent as possible and capable of combat operations of all forms. The third assumption suggests that the Dominion of the Lubyak's period of greatest advantage against an opponent will be in the opening stages of a conflict, when the Dominion of the Lubyak has mobilised and readied more combat power than the opponent, and any Lubyakan advantage will fall off as the enemy gains more time to properly mobilise its forces. The combination of these factors has shaped the very nature of Lubyakan Army doctrine and unit organisation.

The core idea of the Lubyakan Army is that of speed, shock, activeness, and concentration. at all levels of combat. While the exact tactical and operational plans may alter in any given situation, the core ideas of IHLD remain constant. Speed is the tactical and operational need for rapid mobility of combat power, both to active combat areas, and--once within these combat areas--to engage the enemy. Reserves must be quickly brought up and utilised to the greatest effectiveness. Shock is the need to utilise concentrations of combat power in order to achieve localise victories, and then exploit these victories in order to break through into the enemy's rear area, where damage will be done pre-dominantly to vulnerable and critical systems of the enemy's military units such as fire support, logistics, command and control, and combat reserves in order to quickly degrade the hostile forces combat power by selective destruction of combat multipliers. The elimination of combat multipliers will result in the enemy's main concentrations of combat power being relatively easily overrun and destroyed by follow up forces. Activeness is the need for combat operations to proceed constantly, and without pause in order to cause the most damage to the enemy's combat power as quickly as possible. The final factor is Concentration. The success of the large scale, strategic objective must be achieved, and dispersal away from this objective must be maintained at all cost, and can not be allowed to be distracted from by low level activities. Initiative and improvisations are to be encouraged, so long as they contribute to the final success of the strategic objective. A combination of all four factors are deemed necessary in order to achieve victory.

It is at this stage that the 'High Level' aspect of IHLD comes into play. The second assumption based upon the Lubyakan geopolitical position is that--espescially with the ubiquitous availability of high level, technologically advanced weapons systems in the global marketplace--the Lubyakan Army will likely be outclassed at the individual and tactical levels by more highly trained or more well equipped forces. As a result, the Lubyakan Army's intention is to control and win the the war at the High Level--strategic and operations. A key formulation here is that while the Lubyakan Army may take severe casualties, and even come off second best in many tactical encounters, the sum of these low level defeats can and will be translated into success on the operational and strategic levels. The acquisition of High Level dominance is contingent on the coordination of multiple army, army group, and even theatre forces to create the opportunity for a large scale victory. Units at the regiment, brigade, and even division levels are to be considered 'expendable' so long as they are expended towards the goal of achieving large scale, operations scale victories. In general, the focus on High Level dominance has led to massive Army investments into robust, centralised, command and control systems to allow for high level commanders to properly coordinate their forces, and in electronics warfare and deception systems, designed to confused and limit the enemy's ability to respond on a similar level. It is hoped that focused disruption of enemy high level commanders will cause a devolution of combat responsibility to lower ranked tactical commanders, who will perceive only their apparent tactical success, while remaining blind to an increasingly critical operational and strategic situation. Upon Lubyakan acquisition of high level dominance, the importance of such tactical defeats will be rendered moot. Hostile forces will be left scattered, and--while some may retain significant combat power--they will be acting without coordination or significant support from rear area services. Thus, even though the enemy will not be completely destroyed, their forces will be rendered combat ineffective and thus unable to halt further commitment of Lubyakan reserves in order to both destroy these islands of resistance and threaten the enemy's key strategic economic, political, and military assets. By threatening these assets and destroying the enemy's combat power, it is believed that the enemy will be forced to acquiese to whatever political goal sparked the conflict.

Organisation
Like all Lubyakan military organizations, the Lubyakan Army takes its policy and long term guidance from Overcommand Erota (OCE) and is usually deployed by order of the Governor General, with strategic objectives defined by OCE. The Army maintains its administrative headquarters in two separate facilities, one in Erota for Staff offices and high ranking officers, and a second at Fort Clarke in South Tolkoya, which contains much of the high level bureaucracy for the Ministry of Defence's Army Chancellery. Extensions of administrative facilities extend down into Regional Commands and combat formations, which help to streamline military administration and financial operations.

From OCE, orders are dispatched to Regional Commands, which are permanent organizations tied to a certain area of operations. These Regional Commands serve primarily and administrative and logistical commands, and do not directly control combat operations. They also serve to coordinate and support Army and Corps, which are permanent bodies and an attached logistical tail, and are the primary operating group at the operational and strategic levels of military affairs, as well as allow for co-operation between the Army, Navy, and Air Troops in any given region. Army and Corps HQs are responsible for interpreting the strategic orders provided to them by OCE and transforming them into operational directives for combat divisions to achieve strategic objectives. Operational directives are then granted to division level HQs, where they are turned into tactical orders for Lubyakan field forces.

The division is the primary combat unit of the Lubyakan Army, and the largest permanent combat organisation. Divisions tend to be raised and trained as a single unit, rather than being assembled from soldiers trained separately. Each division is often raised from a specific geographic area. This method of training is believed to provide an Army division with a high level of esprit de corps within their unit, making it extremely resilient and well trained, often having trained and fought alongside the same troopers for much of their military careers.

The multi-ethnic nature of the Dominion has also resulted in combat formations being broken up by ethnicity, so as to ensure language does not become a complicating factor in tactical operations. Currently, the Dominion maintains distinct Lubyakan, Rotanan, Reichland, Equestrian, and Ilanian divisions and brigades. Other ethnic are too small to provide proper divisions, and members of these populations are subsumed into the general Lubyakan ethnic group. As a result, it has become necessary for all Lubyakan staff level officers (Colonel and above) to be at least familiar, if not fluent, in Lubyan, so as to limit the language barrier as much as possible in combat operations.


Ranks
Enlisted RanksOfficer Ranks
TrooperJunior Lieutenant
Senior TrooperLieutenant
CorporalSenior Lieutenant
SergeantCaptain
Color SergeantMajor
Master SergeantLiutenant Colonel
Major SergeantColonel
Command SergeantBrigadier
Major General
Lieutenant General
Colonel General
Marshal-General
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Lubyakan Army Organization
The Lubyakan Army is organised in line with both geographic and political concerns. Within the Lubyakan Army, the primary combat unit is the division, with specialist brigades and regiments being utilized when necessary to respond to unique battlefield situations. Like all branches of the Lubyakan military, the Army is ultimately subservient to the Office of the Governor-General and the Minister of Defence. The Army shares a general staff in Overcommand Erota (OCE) with the Air Troops and Navy in order to allow relatively unified action on the strategic level and close coordination of military action with political objectives. While objectives, declarations of intent, and strategic planning lie with Overcommand Erota, actual enaction of these plans are left to the operational and strategic headquarters formations. Corps, Armies and Army Groups are assigned to specific geographic areas of responsibility (for example, the 8th Army is responsible for the defense of Erota) and are equipped with the necessary logistical infrastructure in order to support their assigned operations. With this skeleton of a structure in place, active combat divisions are assigned to different Corps and Army headquarters in order to properly respond to changing situations around the word. The result is that there is no 'typical' Lubyakan Corps, Army, or Army Group, and a Corps in a high tension area may have more combat power than an Army is a more peaceful sector. Armies, Corps, or other such formations will often still have a descriptive title describing their role.

Lubyakan Army divisions are the primary unit of organisation, and are also based on geography. Divisions are often recruited solely within ethnic areas, causing the Lubyakan Army to take on a multi-ethnic tone, with separate Lubyakan, Rotanan, Reichland, and Ilanian divisions. A division is responsible for recruiting and training its own forces, and divisions are rotated back to their recruiting and training grounds on a regular basis in order to replenish personnel and equipment. All Lubyakan divisions are broken into four general classes: Rifle, Grenadier, Armour, and Artillery, excluding specialist brigades and regiments. Within these classes, a unit may have an additional descriptive term, such as 'Armoured Grenadiers', 'Exploitation Armour' or 'Heavy Artillery'. Rifle formations are intended to be line infantry and engage in attrition warfare, while Grenadier and Tank formations are intended to engage in mobile warfare. Artillery divisions are support formations, assigned to corps and armies in order to provide heavy support. In addition to these four classes of divisions, the Lubyakan Army includes substantial specialist formations, such as Skirmishers, Dragoons, Strategic/Operations Air Defense, Strategic/Operations Rocketry, etc that serve to fill these necessary roles.

Rifle Formations
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Lubyakan Rifleman in Cover
Rifle formations are the primary line holders of the Lubyakan Army, and are similar to motorised infantry in most nations. The primary responsibility of a Rifle unit is to hold front line positions, to patrol and secure territory, and to serve as a 'pinning' force for enemy force's, tieing them down to limit their mobility. As such, they are generally much slower moving that fully mechanized or armored formations, and are limited in terms with armored fighting vehicles for the infantry, or much in the way of mobile artillery systems. However, they are fully motorized, using armoured personnel carriers to transport Riflemen from position to position quickly and in reasonable safety. Rifle formations tend to make extensive use of fortifications and defensive positions in their lines of service, and engineers assigned to Rifle formations are trained and equipped for the rapid excavation and construction of trenched and other forms of fortification, and the laying of minefields.

Lubyakan Rifle formations are noticeably cheaper to recruit and train then either Grenadier or Tank formations, as they lack many of the exceptionally expensive systems required in these systems. Like all divisions, Rifle Divisions incorporate combined arms units, but the focus is on the ability to survive and remain combat capable in spite of long, continuous, combat operations. Whereas Grenadier and Tank formations are expected to either exhaust themselves or be destroyed before being replaced with a reserve unit, Rifle formations are expected to continuously probe and seek opportunities to advance against the enemy. In terms of doctrine, Rifle formations are intended to launch the majority of 'probing attacks', which will identify weak point in the enemy line that Tank and Grenadier units can be tasked to attack and exploit. Rifle formations are expected to take heavy casualties, due to the limited protection they have and their expected role, but it was determined that it would be better to take the casualties amongst Rifle formations than more expensive Grenadier or Tanks. Rifle formations are intended to launch the initial probing assaults that will identify potential weak points in the enemy line for future assault.

Sub-Unit Organisation
The smallest Lubyakan Rifle unit is the squad, which is a ten man formation built around a light machine gun, along with Riflemen to defend it. In general, a Lubyakan Rifle squad will consist of ten men: a low ranked NCO in command, a Marksman, a Tank Hunter, a two man Light Machine Gun team, along with five Riflemen assigned to defend and support their fellows. In combat, the Rifle squad will divide into two sections: an assault section, and a support section. The assault section will seek to close with the enemy in order to drive them from their positions, while the support section will provide supporting fire from its marksman and machine gun. The squad is usually carried entirely within a single APC whose crew is not counted in the squad's personnel count. However, the main tactical combat unit of the Rifle's is the platoon, which consists of three standard Rifle squads, along with a dedicate Gunner Squad equipped with automatic grenade launchers and heavy RPGs. It is at the Platoon level where Rifle troops are fully integrated into the Lubyakan command structure via the HIVE Battle Command System.

The largest Rifle only formation is the company; beyond this Rifle companies are joined with a headquarters unit, and non-Rifle specialists in battalions, regiments, etc. The Rifle company is generally the smallest independent unit committed to a given sector of frontage, with platoons and squads being deployed separately within a company's area of operations. The Rifle Company includes three Rifle platoons, a command squad, and a dedicated Gunnery Support Platoon. The Gunnery Support platoon generally functions as a larger version of the Gunner Squads in Rifle platoons, but also features a dedicated air defense squad, generally equipped with MANPADS in order to provide basic air defense to the company.

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Grenadier Formations
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Lubyakan Grenadiers on Exercise
Grenadier formations are the primary manuever formation of the Lubyakan Army, and its second most common after Rifle formations. While Rifle formations are meant for slow, steady offensives designed to identify weak points within the enemy line, and tank formations are meant to break those lines open, Grenadiers are meant to pass to these breaks and selectively destroy the enemy's rear area structure. Grenadier formations make up the core of the Lubyakan Army, and form the main core of combat power for any Lubyakan mobile formation. Grenadiers are a fully mechanized infantry forces, equipped with infantry fighting vehicles, and--at larger levels--integrate exploitation tanks in order to provide additional fire support. Grenadier formations are not intended to hold and defend territory, except for extremely vital situations. Grenadiers are intended to continue movement at all times--in line with the idea of activeness within Lubyakan IHLD.

In contrast to tank formations, during offensive operations Grenadier formations are used as exploitative units, moving to engage rear area logistical, communications, headquarters and other units in order to destroy the enemy's ability to continue organized and effective resistance against a Lubyakan military force. Of course, such a method of warfare necessitates a heavy load on the logistical resources of a Grenadier division, responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of hundreds of vehicles at any one time, an issue which plays into Lubyakan doctrine. In order to keep the 'toot-to-tail' ratio of Grenadier and Tank formations as small as possible, most of the heavy logistical support for these types of units is kept at the army and the army group level. This--necessarily--means that Grenadier formations tend to 'burn out' as they engage in exceptionally high tempo operations in their exploitation missions, which will often involve engagement with enemy reserves and rear area formations.

Sub-Unit Organisation
Grenadiers--like Riflemen--are organised around squads, though the fact that Grenadiers utilise IFVs means that a Grenadier unit will carry significantly more combat and fire power than an equivalent Rifle formation. The basic Grenadier squad will consist of an eight man infantry squad and a three man crew for the squad's IFV--at this point various models of the BMG-002, which carries a low velocity gun, an autocannon, ATGM capability, and multiple machine guns. The eight man squad is similar to the Rifle squad in that it consists of an NCO commander, an Assault Grenadier with a RPG, a Marksman, a Light Machine Gun team, and several Grenadiers that are intended to protect these specialists. Like Rifle squads, the Grenadier infantry squad is divided into multiple sections: an assault section, a support section, and adding a vehicle section. The vehicle and support sections are intended to provide support for the assault team as it closes with the enemy. Unlike Rifle formations, all Grenadier squads are integrated with the HIVE Battle Command System via their IFV.

A Grenadier platoon will generally consist of three Grenadier squads, a command squad, and a dedicated Support squad carried in an heavy APC and generally carrying multiple automatic grenade launchers that are intended to provide additional support to the infantry formations. Though in some cases these support squads are often equipped with other systems like heavy machine guns, MANPADS and ATGMs to fill the combined arms role. The Grenadier company is a very simple structure, consisting solely of three Grenadier platoons with a company command squad.

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Note: Armoured Grenadier (also known as Panzergrenadier or Armoured Fist) Divisions are intended to provide heavily reinforced formations that are capable of sustained exploitation operations.

Tank Formations
Within the Lubyakan Army, the tank formations are the key to any offensive. While the Rifle divisions are meant to probe and identify the weak points in the enemy line, and the Grenadier divisions are meant to exploit holes in the enemy line, tank divisions are meant to attack into the weak points and break the lines open for the Grenadiers to pour through. Tank formations are necessarily the pride of the Lubyakan Army, and among its most famous formations. In many situations, tank divisions are used in the same way another nation would use a carrier battlegroup, being forward deployed--along with supporting structures--and exercised in areas where the Dominion of the Lubyak has an intense interest. Tank formations are made up of large numbers of heavy shock tanks, as opposed to the lighter and more mobile exploitation tanks found within Grenadier and Armoured Grenadier formations. As a result, tank formations tend to be less well suited to exploitation operations, being tied down by the additional weight of heavier armour and the necessary logistical tail required to support them.

However, in Lubyakan doctrine, the role of a tank formation is to serve as a concentrated mass of combat power that can be selectively applied to previously identified weak points in the enemy line, and then break the line with weight of fire and survivability. Given the necessity of IHLD, it is this phase which is the most dangerous and most important of any operation, and so tank units are exceptionally well trained and equipped for their mission. Like with Grenadiers, every individual tank is connected to the HIVE Battle Command System in order to properly coordinate large scale manuevers. The need to collide directly with enemy defense's--which will likely become reinforced as its importance is realised by the enemy--requires that tank formations include large amounts of organic support, including artillery, air defense, and engineers who will assist in the assault operations. However, logistics and other such resupply operations are generally handled by higher level army, corps, or army group levels, so that the unit can remain relatively 'lean' in terms of its tail.

Subunit Organisation
The basic unit of Lubyakan tank formations is the platoon, which consists of three tanks of whatever variety the formation is made out of, be they the shock tanks of full tank divisions, or the exploitation tanks of Grenadier formations. The next level is the company, which is made out of three platoons, combined with a headquarters section composed of a command tank and an additional truck to carry ready ammunition and other service material for the company. The next largest formation is the battalion, which is the primary maneuver unit of the tank formation. The battalion is made up of four companies of tanks, along with the necessary support and service equipment for the battalion, including two additional command tanks, and large numbers of various utility vehicles for maintenance, supply, medical, and POL purpouses. Combined, the battalion consists of 42 tanks along with slightly more than a dozen of utility vehicles.

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Note: In many situations, large tank divisions will be split into various 'Independent Tank Regiments' which are tank regiments which have been re-enforced by additions of Grenadiers, along with elements from support formations of the division. These Independent Regiments (or Panzergruppen) are meant to allow a single tank division to be more flexible and to be assigned across larger frontage than a single concentrated division, and are generally used in case a tank formation is required to begin exploitation operations or in a situation where it would be irresponsible to concentrate the whole division.

Artillery Formations
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A Lubyakan Artillery Batallion
Dedicated artillery formations usually serve as organic structures within other divisions and regiments, rather than operating completely independently. These formations are intended to provide support for that specific formation at the discretion of the local commander, be that a regimental commander directing a battalion of guns or a divisional commander with an entire regiment. Dedicated artillery formations are intended to be used by corps or army commanders in order to provide a central reserve of artillery in order to provide local reinforcement to the various divisions under their command. Dedicated artillery divisions tend to additionally include heavier weapon systems than usually provided to the organic artillery formations within divisions. Most commonly, the divisional and regimental artillery divisions will generally consist of 152 mm guns and shorter ranged rockets intended to provide local support--though most divisions will feature a battalion of heavy rocket launchers, independent of the divisional artillery regiment. Independent artillery divisions will consist of 203 mm guns and large numbers of heavy rocket launchers. In general, independent artillery divisions do not serve in one group, but are instead broken up into various sub-units, which are then distributed to the various divisions within the corps or army the artillery division is assigned to support. In general though, it is standard practice to retain a regiment sized group of artillery under direct command of the corps/army commander to serve as a large scale fire reserve.

Sub-Unit Organisation
The basic unit of Lubyakan artillery organisation--be it organic or independent--is the troop, which will consist of four independent pieces, along with necessary support units, generally one utility vehicle per gun. The troop is mostly intended to serve only as a unit of fire, with control usually held with the battery that will include two troops and a command section to coordinate firing operations. In general, the battery is the smallest unit assigned to a fire mission, and also includes a number of communications vehicles. Beyond the battery is the battalion, which will consist of three batteries for a total of twenty four guns, combined with necessary headquarters and support formations. This general formula of vehicles applies across the spectrum of artillery, from the towed guns of Rifle troops up to the large guns of the independent artillery division. However, rocket formations tend to avoid the troop level and simply assign four launchers to the battery level, given the heavy logistical demands of rocket launcher formations.

Dragoon
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A Lubyakan Dragoon Regiment in Flight
Dragoon formations are the name for all Lubyakan troops which deploy onto the battlefield in unconventional ways, including naval landing, parachute, and air mobile infantry. These forces are intended for limited duration, high intensity combat. Naval dragoons are intended to launch amphibious assaults, securing beach heads and landing zones for conventional follow on forces to reinforce and expand the position, while allowing a reversion to standard doctrine. Naval dragoons are organized into independent brigades, functioning as a miniature division, with its own organic artillery and armour assets. A standard Navy Amphibious Assault Group is intended to be capable of landing and supporting a single Naval Dragoon brigade for sustained operations.

Air mobile Dragoons of both the helicopter and parachute variety are another matter. While they are often also deployed as part of initial assault forces, securing beach heads and landing zones for conventional forces, the air mobile dragoons are expected to fulfil a more lasting role in Lubyakan Army doctrine. In many large scale assault operations, Dragoons will be deployed on deep penetration missions to secure key locations (crossroads, bridges, etc.) or attack key targets (command centres, air bases, etc.). The dragoons will then be expected to hold the position until the can be relieved by advancing conventional forces, with the expectation that the dragoons will tie up hostile reserves and negatively impact the enemy’s logistics, enabling the link up to occur rapidly. As a result, air mobile dragoons are organised as full divisions, equipped with light artillery, vehicles, and all the other resources needed to successfully hold a position, or relocate to different positions in the enemy’s rear.

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Jaegers/Skirmishers
Skirmishers, also known as jaegers and spetsnaz form the special operations portion of the Lubyakan Army. These troops are intended as specialists, filling a multitude of roles ranging from local and strategic reconnaissance, high risk infiltration missions, assassinations, sabotage, and all other manners of warfare for which even the most elite conventionally trained troops are not sufficient. As a result of their high levels of specialization, it is impossible to generalise about the organisation of Skirmisher formations. Some are organised much like conventional troops, but intended to operate independently, whereas in others an entire company or battalion might merely be the support structure for a single squad or platoon on a deep penetration mission. However, for administrative purpouses the skirmishers are broken into the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Guards Skirmisher Divisions. The 1st specialises in deployment via land routes, the 2nd via sea, and the 3rd by air. Beyond these three broad categories, little is publically known about the skirmisher formations, although individual teams have often gained notoriety due to their exploits.
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A Lubyakan T-105 on Training Exercises


Manufacturer: Erotan Heavy Engineering
Weight: 47.9 tons
Length: 7.1 meters
Height: 2.2 meters
Width: 3.8 meters
Crew: 3
Max Speed: 70 km/hour
Defense: Anyova-I, Marble ERA, TFA-17
Power to Weight Ratio: 26 hp/ton

Armament
TA15 125 mm Smoothbore Cannon
ZU-19 35 mm Autocannon
2x AOPP-11 Machine Gun
The T-105 Orc is currently the Lubyakan Army's primary medium tank, fulfilling the role of an 'exploitation tank', with its primary objective being to exploit gaps in enemy lines in order to advance deep into the enemy's operational rear area, and engage enemy support and command structures, in order to reduce or eliminate the enemy's ability to continue to fight, while avoiding long term campaigns of attrition against hostile units. As a result, the T-105's design prioritizes speed, maneuverability, and mechanical reliability over armored protection and firepower. However, the T-105 is more than capable of fulfilling its objectives, which tend to avoid hostile armored vehicles and anti-tank weaponry.

However, despite the focus on speed and reliability, the T-105 does possess significant firepower and defense. Indeed, although the Anyova-I armor that founds the basis of the T-105's defense system is old, it is still more than capable of protecting the T-105 from APC and IFV weapons, as well as most shoulder fired rocket launchers. However, it is rather vulnerable when confronted with modern anti-tank weaponry or vehicles. While the T-105 it has difficulty in piercing modern main battle tanks in the frontal arc with its TA15 cannon, it is more capable when engaging such vehicles from the side or rear, and the TA15 is more than capable of destroying older battle tanks, or the lightly and unarmored vehicles that it would be expected to encounter in hostile rear area. More recent variants of the T-105 in service with Lubyakan forces incorporate both improved defensive systems and firepower capabilities.

The T-105 is mostly found within Grenadier formations, where it operates alongside mechanized infantry forces, moving to exploit the gaps in the enemy' s front line, as well as serving as a highly mobile reserve. In addition, operating with Grenadiers provide the Orc with organic infantry support, which is vital to the survival of the tank in its exploitation operation. However, Orcs are sometimes issued en masse to dedicated Exploitation Armored Regiments, which are often held as reserve by operations level commanders in order to be dispatched on deep penetration missions in the hostile rear.

Variants in Service
T-105A: The basic version of the T-105, currently in the process of being retired from Lubyakan service. Existing stocks are being sold off to foreign buyers for their own consumption. However, many T-105As are retained in storage for use in Category B and Category C formations in the event of Lubyakan Army reserves being drawn up.

T-105B: The T-105B was a major upgrade package for the T-105, and was designed to make the vehicle more efficient for service in the Lubyakan Army. This variant currently equips the majority of Category B and some Category A formations, as production of both the T-105BV and T-120 remain insufficient to fully replace the T-105B in service. The T-105B incorporates a series of material and electronic upgrades. A new light weight gun barrel has been attached, enabling armoured protection to be increased, and fire control, communications, and other computer systems have received a large improvement overall.

T-105BV: The T-105BV was an interim design, intended to improve the T-105 design while the T-120 entered full production. The T-105BV retains all the advantages of the T-105B, but also incorporates a version of the T-120's TA16 ETC cannon. While the T-105BV must slow down in order to fire the ETC weapon, the system represents a vast increase in firepower. The BV also improves further upon the vehicle's electronic systems, incorporating improved sensors, as well as the first in low observable equipment, to make the vehicle more difficult to detect.

The T-105 'Orc' and its variants are available for purchase from Erotan Heavy Engineering.


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Artwork Depicting a T-110 Ogre


Manufacturer: Erotan Heavy Engineering
Weight: 73.2 metric tonnes
Height: 2.5 meters
Width: 3.5 meters
Length: 8.3 meters
Crew: 3
Max Speed: 65 km/hour
Defense: Anyova-II, Marble ERA, TFA-17, Colossus ADS
Power to Weight: 23.7 hp/ton

Armament
TA17 140 mm ETC Cannon
2x ZU-21 30 mm Autocannon
2x AOPP-11 Heavy Machine Gun
The T-110 Ogre Battle Tank is the Lubyakan Army's standard battle tank, meant to be capable of engaging any enemy armored vehicle successfully, as well as providing the mainstay vehicle for Lubyakan armored divisions. Unlike the T-105 tank, which currently serves as an exploitation tank, the T-110 is designed for long term battle against enemy armor and other anti-tank weaponry. Thus, the T-110 is a far more modern vehicle. The T-110 strikes a balance between speed, armor, firepower, and reliability, suiting it for use in most situation, even if it is not specialized to the job at hand, but prioritizes survivability and firepower in some aspects.

The T-110 is heavily armed and armored for its mission as a front line abttle tank. Twin 30 mm autocannons on swivel mounts enable the tank to engage light vehicles and air targets without the use of its primary armament. The T-110's primary armament is the TA17 140 mm cannon, designed around electrothermal-chemical (ETC) propellants to improve lethality against the heavily armored battle tanks of surrounding powers. This weapon was the cornerstone of the project, and enables the T-110 to successfully engage almost all forms of enemy battle armor on the field, and is even capable of causing damage to landships. The Anyova-II armor that protects this tank is a massive improvement over the older Anyova-I armor of the T-105, and when combined with the sophisticated Colossus active defense system, makes the T-110 a highly resilient target against both kinetic and chemical penetration. Additional upgrades with the T-110B, BV and U variants have made the T-110 an even more dangerous vehicle, with the T-110U incorporating an unmanned turret to further enhance crew survivability.

T-110's find their home in armored formations, where they serve along vehicles of the same type. Unlike an exploitation tank, the battle tank's role in Lubyakan Army doctrine is to open up a gap in the enemy's front line through direct engagement, which necessitates the heavy armor and firepower that the Ogre brings to the battlefield. In armored confrontations with other top tier battle tanks from other powers within Poneria, the T-110 has found itself to be on equal footing, and has sold extremely well among Lubyakan allies.

Variants in Service
T-110A: The initial production run of the T-110 Ogre. This vehicle is now relegated to Category C and Category B formations, having been phased out of service in Category A Active formations.

T-110B: The T-110B was an initial upgrade for the T-110, mostly including a replacement of the main gun barrel with improved Yohanessian materials, so as to reduce the weight of the vehicle overall. In Lubyakan service, the reduced weight was replaced with extra armour, increasing the vehicles combat survivability. The T-110B also incorporates improved fire control and data transfer systems, integrating the vehicle more effectively into Lubyakan service.

T-110M: The T-110M is currently used mostly in Category B and some Category A formations. While including the improvements made in the T-110B series, the T-110M incorporated enhanced signature reduction capacity, in the form of Discordant Chaos Armour (DCA). Through the use of Nonstandard Physics Energy Generation, DCA is capable of significantly reducing the vehicle's radar, infrared, and even visual and audible crosssections to hostile force. The T-110M also incorporates an external box launcher, firing the GMPM-1 multi-purpouse missile.

T-110U: The T-110U, known widely as the 'Imperial Ogre', is the current front line variant of the T-110 series, and is used as widely as possible with Lubyakan tank formations. The T-110U incorporates the improvements made to the T-110M, but also incorporates improved top-attack protection systems, with additional improvements to the vehicle's fire control, communications, and other electronic systems. The T-110U also replaces the turret with an unmanned version, relocating the crew to an internal fighting compartment. The subsequent profile reduction has made the vehicle even more effective in combat, by making the vehicle more difficult to acquire and hit by enemy fire control systems.

The T-110 and its variants are available for purchase from Erotan Heavy Engineering.


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Schematics of the T-115


Manufacturer: Erotan Heavy Engineering
Weight: 83.9 metric tonnes
Height: 2.5 meters
Width: 3.7 meters
Length: 7.93 meters
Crew: 4
Max Speed: 55 km/hour
Defense: Anyova-III, Discordant, TFA-19, Colossus ADS
Power to Weight: 27.9 hp/ton

Armament
TA19 152 mm Smoothbore Cannon
2x ZU-19 35 mm Autocannon
3x AOPP-11 Heavy Machine Guns
The T-115 Chimera is the Lubyakan Army's heaviest tank, serving the conceptual role of the reserve tank, a vehicle designed for maximized armor and firepower at the expense of almost every other aspect of the design. As a result, the T-115 often serves as the spearhead of an armored assault, using its superior armor and firepower to engage and destroy enemy vehicles and positions, before allowing more mobile T-110s and T-105s to exploit the gap opened by the heavy armored assault. On defence, the T-115 finds its truest calling, able to survive prolonged engagement with enemy forces, while inflicting heavy casualties.

Like the T-110, the T-115 boasts a single main cannon, along with two autocannons mounted alongside the turret. However, in comparison to the T-110, it has been upgunned considerably. The main gun has been upgraded to a 152 mm regenerative liquid propellant (RLP) cannon, capable of annihilating almost any enemy armored vehicle it encounters, while the autocannons have been brought back up to 35 mm, making them deadly to most lightly armored vehicles, helicopters and low flying aircraft. The T-115's RLP cannon is capable of 'dialing' its power, using less propellant for low-velocity HE and HEAT shells, while increasing velocity for the proper utilization of kinetic rounds. However, its is the vehicle's armor which represents its most significant improvement over the T-110. Although heavy, Anyova-III armor has shown itself to be impervious against even the main weaponry of some main battle tanks. However, what truly makes the T-115 unique is its specialist Discordant Armor. Discordant Armor is the end result of a special research program by the government of Behntasha into military uses of pony magic. Although limited in duration and strength, the Discordant field is more than capable of increasing the already impressive survivability of the tank to almost unprecedented levels by helping to make the tank extremely difficult to detect, even with the most modern of sensors and optics.

The T-115 is found only within dedicated heavy tank battalions, using its truly massive firepower to provide support to standard battle tanks on both offensive and defensive operations. In most battlefield situations, battalions of T-115s are kept reserved under division command so that they may be sent wherever they are most needed. In other situations, the T-115 is utilized as a 'breakthrough' tank, providing direct support to infantry, by using its main weaponry to destroy bunkers and other fortifications, along with armored vehicles.

The T-115 and its variants are available for purchase via Erotan Heavy Engineering.


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Sketch of a SU-105


Manufacturer: Erotan Heavy Engineering
Weight: 88.1 tons
Length: 7.9 meters
Height: 2.5 meters
Width: 3.7 meters
Crew: 3
Max Speed: 50 km/hour
Defense: Anyova-IIH, Marble ERA, TFA-17, Colossus ADS
Power to Weight Ratio: 21.4 hp/ton

Armament
TA35 180 mm Smoothbore Cannon
AOPP-11 Heavy Machine Gun
The SU-105 Windigo is part of a long series of specialist vehicles based upon the T-105 chassis. These vehicles range in use from armored engineering vehicles, bridging units, and in the case of the SU-105, assault vehicles in order to achieve standardization of spare parts. The SU-105 is a specialist vehicle, being designed around heavy armor and even heavier firepower, to an extent that surpasses even the T-115. However, in achieving this, the SU-105 sacrificed much of a tanks usual flexibility, forgoing a turret in favor of a single huge cannon, as well as sacrificing its mobility and turret in order to achieve even greater armored protection than would be expected .

The SU-105's main armament is a single, massive 180 mm RLP cannon. The 180 mm cannon is capable of destroying any known armored vehicle through direct fire, as well as being capable of leveling bunkers and pillboxes quickly with high explosive or incendiary ammunition. However, in order to handle the raw power inherent in such a massive cannon, the SU-105 had to attach it directly to the chassis, forgoing a turret. As a result, the Windigo can only fire directly forward, although it does posses a single heavy machine gun in order to protect itself against infantry attack. In terms of armor, the SU-105 has been upgraded to the Anyova-IIH armor system, a variant of the standard Anyova-II armor that protects the T-110. Although it offers increased protection, Anyova-IIH is heavier, and negatively impacts mobility as a result.

As a piece of specialist equipment, the SU-105 is far rarer than most vehicles. It is most commonly found in Rifle formations in dedicated assault gun battalions, where it is used as a tank destroyer on the defense, and assault gun on the attack, utilizing its massive firepower to destroy enemy hard targets, while being able to take massive punishment in return. It is often also attached to other combat units during operations that require its unique attributes in unique situations.


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A T-120 of the 11th Reichland Panzer Division (left) and T-120M1 of the 4th Equestian Tank Division (right)


Manufacturer: Erotan Heavy Engineering
Weight: 50 tons
Length: 7.25 meters
Height: 2.25 meters
Width: 3.75 meters
Crew: 3
Max Speed: 75 km/hour
Defense: Anyova-IVL, Marble ERA, TFA-17
Power to Weight Ratio: 25.7 hp/ton

Armament
TA16 125 mm ETC Smoothbore Cannon
ZU-19 35 mm Autocannon
1x AOPP-11 Machine Gun
The T-120 Goldhorn is the next generation of Lubyakan exploitation battle tank, designed to replace the aging T-105 Orc Exploitation tank in Lybyakan service. The T-120 was created as a superior vehicle for the information based warfare of the twenty first century. The T-120 Goldhorn is designed around these information systems, rather than merely incorporating them as was common in upgrades of older vehicles. When this is combined with its increased levels of mobility provided by the new design, the T-120 is expected to provide the military with the greatest capabilities possible with modern technology, while doing so at a cost low enough to provide for mass production, ensuring that the T-120 remains a cost effective fighting vehicle that can be deployed in large numbers during any combat operation, and widely issued to Lubyakan Grenadier formations.

The T-120 is intended to act in cooperation with the large, well armed, heavily armoured, but relatively slow T-110 Ogre Battle Tank at the operational and strategic level. To accomplish this, almost every element of the T-120 has been crafted to increase its long range mobility and reliability. With a highly efficient engine, exceptional power to weight ratio, the T-120 is capable of rapid maneuvers across almost any terrain. This capability enables T-120's to properly exploit the gaps in enemy lines opened up by the massed combat power of tank and artillery formations, and drive deep into enemy lines to destroy their combat multipliers and rear area troops. However, this focus on maneuver warfare has by no means left the T-120 an insubstantial opponent in direct combat scenarios. The T-120 is equipped with a 125 mm ETC cannon, capable of penetrating the frontal armour of all but the heaviest of tanks, and also boasts a co-axial machine gun, and autocannon in a RWS. Along with the standard tube launched missiles carried by almost all Lubyakan vehicles, this weapons suite enables the T-120 to effectively engage a wide variety of targets and complete its mission effectively.

The T-120 also moves away from the traditional design of the T-105 and original T-110, which--while effective--were notoriously vulnerable to destruction if their armour was breached, due to their carousel auto loaders. The T-120 has shifted design and adopted the fully unmanned turrets found in the T-110U, which enable ammunition storage and crew compartment to be separated, while also dramatically decreasing the tank's turret profile. The T-120 is well armored with a composite Anyova-IVL armour scheme protecting the entirety of its hull, along with mounting options for Marble ERA. The T-120 also boasts the standard array of electronics warfare systems to enable the T-120 to thrive on the modern battlefield.

As a relatively recent production line, the T-120 is still being distributed across Grenadier formations. Most Guards Grenadier and Armoured Grenadier formations have been fully equipped, but the upgrade of other Category A formations has yet to be complete. Many of these formations still rely on T-105BV interim vehicles as they await their delivery of T-120s.

The T-120 and its variants are available for purchase via Erotan Heavy Engineering.



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A PTURS-11 in Both its Shell and Missile Forms

Manufacturer: Unified Steel & Electric
Weight: 28 kilograms
Length: 700 mm
Diameter: 125 mm
Range: 100-6,000 meters
Warhead: Tandem HEAT
Guidance: Laser
The PTURS-11 Marksman is a tube launched anti-tank guided missile which is carried by almost all of the Lubyakan Army's armored vehicle. Capable of being fired from a tank's gun, the missile's role is to provide a tank or other armored vehicle with a long ranged missile, capable of engaging hostile armored vehicle (and even helicopters) at long range, at which conventional weapons are of more limited effectiveness. The PTURS-11 is a tandem charge HEAT warhead, meant to defeat hostile ERA and ensure the destruction of vehicles at long range. In addition, the PTURS-11's laser guidance enables it to be 'blind fired' by Lubyakan armored vehicle, which can remain in cover, while hostile targets are illuminated by infantry, drones, or already exposed vehicles. This provides Lubyakan armor an ability to engage hostile forces without line of sight to target, offering the potential of massed surprise attacks from within cover, an ability which has proven its use on multiple occasions.


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A PTURS-14 Storage Rack

Manufacturer: Unified Steel & Electric
Weight: 13 kilograms
Length: 97.5 mm
Diameter: 125 mm
Range: 8,000 meters
Warhead: Tandem HEAT
Guidance: SA Laser
The PTURS-14 'Hussar' is a new light model guided anti-tank missile developed for the Lubyakan Army in order to supplement the older PTURS-11 Marksman. The PTURS-14 is a tube launched missile, intended for use by Lubyakan Army tanks, and so is capable of being launched from their main cannon. The intention behind this capability is to provide Lubyakan Army tanks with the capability of engaging hostile vehicles and helicopters at long range, beyond the reach of more conventional munitions. Unlike externally mounted systems, the PTURS-14 is completely internalised, and is thus less vulnerable to destruction by artillery fragments or small arms fire. Like the PTURS-11 before it, the PTURS-14 is a semi-active laser guided weapon. While it can be guided by the laser rangefinder found aboard most Lubyakan tanks, it can also be guided by a spotting laser mounted on helicopters, reconnaissance vehicles, and drones. This capability enables the missile to be 'blind fired' by the tank's crew at a target that the crew itself might not have identified, but has been painted by another asset.
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Armoured Vehicles

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BMG-002 AFV Family

Manufacturer: Lukas Iron Works
Weight: 18.7 metric tonnes
Length: 7.14 meters
Height: 2.4 meters
Width: 3.2 meters
Crew: 3
Max Speed: 72 km/hour
Defense: Elemental, Marble ERA, TFA-19

Armament
Varies

Passengers
Varies
The BMG-002 Ocelot is the successor to the Lyran 'Ironheart', which had been produced for the Lubyakan Army under a domestic production license. The BMG-002 was proposed as an indigenous Lubyakan design, based off of experience with1 the Lyran Ironheart and previous indigenous designs. The standard variant of the BMG-002 is the 'Ocelot' Infantry Fighting Vehicle. While the Ocelot's chassis was intended to be capable of serving a large variety of purposes, Lubyakan designers elected to mount multiple weapons systems on the standard vehicle, in order to avoid overspecialization. The BMG-002 Ocelot is armed with a low velocity 100 mm rifle, intended to provide the role of an assault gun, a 30 mm autocannon, intended to engage other IFVs, APCs, and other lightly armored vehicles, a PTURS-11 anti-tank missile launcher to engage heavily armored vehicles, and a pair of AOPP-11 heavy machine guns for suppression of enemy infantry.

The BMG-002's main attribute is its flexibility, being compatible with many different weapons systems. These vary from the mix of armaments found on the IFV variant, heavy ATGM launchers on tank destroyers, and heavy mortars meant to provide direct support to Grenadier formations during their advance. Beyond weapons systems, other variants of the BMG-002 exist including command and control vehicles, engineering vehicles, and combat ambulances. This wide variety of design allows the BMG-002 to fulfill almost every role with a Grenadier formation, demonstrating the degree to which logistics has been simplified by the use of the BMG-002 and related designs.

The BMG-002 is a mainstay of Grenadier formations, being found in great concentrations within them, and the heavy firepower of its standard variant. However, it is often found beyond Grenadier formations alone, its versatility leading it to be taken as part of mobile headquarters, engineering units, and many other units that require access to a standardized vehicle that can keep up with highly mobile armored formations.

List of BMG-002 Variants
BMG-002 Ocelot Infantry Fighting Vehicle
BMG/R-002 Cheetah Light Infantry Fighting Vehicle
BMG/T-002 Hyena Tank Destroyer
BMG/D-002 Fox Mobile Gum
BMG/G-002 Panther Mobile Mortar
BMG/ZS-002 Tarantula Mobile Air Defense Vehicle
BMG/E-002 Aardvark Engineering Vehicle
BMG/K-002 Lioness Command Vehicle
BMG/A-002 Giraffe Battlefield Ambulance


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A BMDS-110 on Patrol on the Tomanian Border

Manufacturer: GlobalAutomotive
Weight: 20.9 metric tons
Length: 7.64 meters
Height: 2.9 meters
Width: 3.2 meters
Crew: 3
Passenger: 10
Max Speed: 100 km/hour
Defense: Elemental Armor, TFA-17

Armarment
AZP-21 30 mm Autocannon
2x AOPP-11 Heavy Machine Guns
PTURS-12 ATGM Launcher
The BMDS-110 Cougar is a wheeled armored personnel carrier. Unlike the BMG-001 series, which is based on a foreign purchased and designed vehicle, the BMDS-110 is Lubyakan designed and built. However, interestingly, the BMDS-110 is almost exclusive with the BMG-001, mostly due to design. As a wheeled vehicle, the BMDS-110 is more suited for travel on roads and other forms of prepared terrain than a tracked vehicle would, and as such, is most commonly found within Rifle formations, rather than Grenadier formations. The BMDS-110 is built and designed for support of Rifle formations, designed for patrol of roads and other such duties in order to help secure the control of territory.

The BMDS-110 is relatively heavily armed, being equipped with a heavy autocannon, a pair of heavy machine guns, and an anti-tank missile launcher for engaging heavy targets. These weapons make the BMDS-110 an incredibly flexible vehicle, with a single BMDS-110 being able to successfully engage any target ranging from infantry, armored vehicles, and even aircraft in certain situations. This flexibility makes the BMDS-110 an incredibly useful vehicle, and is in heavy demand in most cases. Of course, the negative of the BMDS-110's flexibility in terms of armament comes in the form of thin armor. Although Elemental Armor is a magi-tech marvel, providing greater protection than would be thought possible for its weight, it is still relatively thin, and unable to withstand the impact of heavy autocannon fire, let alone anti-tank weaponry.

The BMDS-110 is mostly found within larger Rifle formations organic Armored Grenadier formations, which are designed to provide mobile reinforcement to any specific point in a rapid fashion, along with the patrol of rear areas. In such situations, the BMDS-110 is extremely useful, with its armor capable of withstanding the weaponry of most light infantry infiltrators that could be found in rear areas, and its large transport capacity allowing it to carry entire Grenadier or Rifle squads to where they are needed with room to spare. BMDS-110s are also often found carrying infantry for the armored Grenadier formations assigned to larger armored formations as organic infantry support. Command variants of the BMDS-110 exist, replacing the vehicle's transport capacity with command and control equipment. Command vehicles are usually found serving as the transport for command and headquarters formations for Rifle formations.


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A T27 in Motor Pool

Manufacturer: Lukas Iron Works
Weight: 11.9 metric tonnes
Height: 1.86 meters
Width: 2.86 meters
Length: 6.45 meters
Crew: 2
Passengers: 11
Max Speed: 61 km/hour
Defense: Elemental-L

Armarment
AOPP-11 Heavy Machine Gun
The T27 Byzantium Armored Utility Vehicle is one of the most common armored vehicles in the Lubyakan arsenal, and is used as both an armored personnel carrier to supplement GCV-002s in Grenadier formation, but its most common use is as a standard multi purpose vehicle. The T27 is often used as a towing vehicle for rough terrain when standard trucks can not be used to tow artillery pieces, or other non-man portable pieces of equipment. When compared to vehicles like the BMG-002 or BMDS-110, the T27 is lightly armored and armed, but makes up for this deficit with extreme reliability and ease of manufacture. Like the BMG-002 and BMDS-110 the T27 is amphibious, which has become a standard feature of Lubyakan armored vehicles.

The T27 is found in nearly all Lubyakan Army formations, as its use as both a multipurpose vehicle and APC with a large capacity is extremely useful. Due to its simplicity, the T27 is extremely cheap to manufacture and easy to maintain, and is one of the most reliable armored vehicles in service within regional militaries. In addition, the BMG-002 and T27 share several commonalities in design and parts, allowing easier in maintenance and support in almost any formation equipped with both vehicles, as well as simplifying logistics for the supply of spare parts and technicians.

In addition, the T27 is used in a wide variety of additional purposes, ranging from reconnaissance, tank-destroyer, anti-aircraft, command and control, mobile mortar carriers, and other types of vehicles. This flexibility of use has made the use of the T27 and its variants the single most commonly used armored vehicle within the Lubyakan Army, and the T27 is found in nearly all formation of the Lubyakan Army. While it is not as well armored as the GCV-002, thus limiting its use in direct combat situations, the T27's flexibility has made it a very popular vehicle among second line formations, as well as a supplement when heavier vehicles are not available.


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A TS-105 Troll on Display to the Public

Manufacturer: Erotan Heavy Engineering
Weight: 47 metric tons
Length: 6.7 meters
Height: 2.1 meters
Width: 3.5 meters
Crew: 3
Max Speed: 65 km/hour
Defense: Anyova-II, TFA-17, Colossus ADS

Armament
2x AZP-19 35 mm Autocannon
2x AOPP-11 Heavy Machine Guns
4x PTURS-12 ATGM Launcher
2x TGP-12 Grenade Autolaunchers
The TS-105 Troll is a heavy infantry fighting vehicle, meant for the direct support of armored formations. The TS-105 is a variant of the T-105 medium tank, heavily modified in order to provide a proper support vehicle for both armored and Grenadier formations. The idea behind the TS-105 was a vehicle that was as heavily armored as a main battle tank, while having the flexibility to engage infantry, especially in rough terrain. Armored Grenadier formations, attached to armored formations, had proved themselves especially vulnerable. The T-105/S was designed to support such units, combining the armor of a main battle tank, with the flexible armament of an APC.

The TS-105 has a wide variety of weaponry mounted in its turret. Where a standard main battle tank would only mount a single heavy cannon, with perhaps a coaxial autocannon or heavy machine gun, the TS-105 mounts a pair of autocannons, a pair of grenade autolaunchers, four anti-tank missile launcher, and a pair of heavy machine guns. This firepower gives the TS-105 the ability to engage enemy IFVs, infantry, and even armor and aircraft with equal capability, while retaining enough armor to be proof against similar weaponry--especially the shoulder fired anti-tank weapons that have shown themselves to be so damaging. Unlike the standard T-105, the TS-105 has been upgraded to the heavier Anyova-II armor package, and has been outfitted with the Colossus active defense system, which contributes considerably to the vehicle's combat ability.

The TS-105 is often assigned to armored Grenadier formations, the mechanized infantry assigned to armored formation in order to provide organic infantry support for armored formations. These armored Grenadiers are carried by BMG-002s and are supported by TS-105 to best provide support to armored formations. In addition, the TS-105 is often used to provide support to the Armored Grenadiers assigned to Rifle formations, which can provide support to Rifles in key positions at the right time to better enable such formations to defend a position and hold territory.


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A TM-105 Battery in Action

Manufacturer: Erotan Heavy Engineering
Weight: 45.3 metric tons
Length: 9.5 meters
Height: 2.2 meters
Width: 3.6 meters
Crew: 3
Max Speed: 60 km/hour
Defense: Anyova-I, TFA-17

Armament
24x UAFM-10
1x AOPP-11 Heavy Machine Gun
UAFM-10 Rocket
Weight: 217 kilograms
Length: 3.7 meters
Diameter: 220 mm
Range: 6,000 meters
Warhead: Themobaric
Guidance: None
The TM-105 Dragon Armored Rocket Launcher is a short ranged artillery system, analogous to a heavy mortar. However, unlike a mortars, instead of standard shells, the TM-105 carries a battery of short ranged rockets, tipped with thermobaric warheads. These rockets are used as counter-fortification weaponry, aimed at hostile trenches and other entrenchments, and utilizing a thermobaric blast in order to clear the area of hostile infantry.

The TM-105 is yet another derivative of the T-105 design, this time replacing the turret with a large rocket launcher assembly. As the vehicle is designed t remain slightly behind the front lines of battle, it has not been equipped with upgraded armor, and remains with the standard Anyova-I armor package of the base T-105. The primary upgrade is the multiple rocket launcher assembly, which is capable of carrying and firing up to twenty four UAFM-10 thermobaric rockets in a single salvo. The UAFM-10 is aan unguided rocket, with a range of approximately six kilometers. It is fitted with a thermobaric warhead, designed to destroy entrenched infantry, light vehicles, and other exposed equipment, in preparation for an armored assault. It also possesses a single heavy machine gun for self defense, although it is rarely expected to use it.

Dragons, as the TM-105 is known, are found primarily at the battalion level, where they serve in the same role as GCVG-001 mortar vehicles. However, they are more commonly found within armored formation's organic Grenadier units, where the ability to rapidly clear out hostile fortifications is held to be more valuable than the continuous fire support that the armored mortar vehicle can provide, and the heavy shock of the TM-105 is likely to weaken the enemy prior to an infantry or armored assault



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An PTURS-12 Missile and Missile Casing

Manufacturer: Unified Steel & Electric
Weight: 46 kilograms
Length: 2057 mm
Diameter: 150 mm
Range: 10,000 meters
Warhead: Tandem HEAT
Guidance: Laser and Active Radar
The PTURS-12 Hunter is the standard anti-tank missile of Lubyakan missile tank destroyers, and most mobile vehicles. Being mounted externally on vehicles, it is not required to be small enough to be processed within a tank's autoloader, nor fit into the tank's barrel, and as such, is a much larger weapon than the PTURS-11 missile which is tube launched from most forms of Lubyakan armor. As a result, of the elimination of the size variable, along with the more advanced technology of the PTURS-12, it is significantly faster, longer ranged, more accurate, and more resilient to countermeasures. The PTURS-12 is designed to provide an ability to light vehicles to engage hostile armor, and is more than capable of destroying almost all forms of modern armor that a Lubyakan force may face.
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Postby Lubyak » Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:47 am

Artillery & Missiles

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A SAU-23 Tolkoyan in Final Stages of Assembly

Manufacturer: Lukas Iron Works
Weight: 47.5 metric tons
Length: 7.15 meters
Height: 2.99 meters
Width: 3.15 meters
Crew: 5
Max Speed: 60 km/hour
Defense: Elemental-H

Armament
2x MHG-14 152 mm Howitzer
AOPP-11 Heavy Machine Gun
The SAU-23 Tolkoyan Self Propelled Howitzer is the standard self propelled howitzer of Lubyakan artillery forces, providing massed fire support to advancing Lubyakan forces from the relative safety of the tactical rear. The SAU-23 is intended for blanket, rather than precision, firepower and the dual mount aids this by increasing rate of fire at the expense of accuracy. The SAU-23 is designed to be extremely mobile, meant to advance alongside forces, ensuring continuous artillery support for advancing forces, thus enabling exploitation missions to receive artillery support long after they have entered hostile rear areas.

Unlike most self propelled guns, the SAU-23 mounts twin MHG-14 152 mm howitzers in a new double mount. The dual mount allows the SAU-23 to have an unusually high rate of fire, as it cycles fire much faster than it could with just a single barrel. Although the dual mount does decrease accuracy, this loss has been judged as necessary, and has been engineered into the basic structure of the SAU-23. The entire vehicle built around increasing the rate of fire, including systems to rapidly reload shells from external vehicles, in order to maintain a high rate of fire per vehicle. In addition, some variants of the MHG-14 utilizes a regenerative liquid propellant system, rather than traditional solid propellant, thus allowing the vehicle to achieve very precise control over the amount of power in any individual shot from either barrel. However, this complex system does have the issue of increased maintenance needs, as compared to more conventional artillery.

The SAU-23 is one of the most common pieces of artillery in the Lubyakan Army, being the standard artillery piece in most combat formations, with other forms of artillery being issued to specialist formations. Grenadier and Armored regimental and divisional artillery units are mostly comprised of the SAU-23, contributing heavily to the weight of fire that defines Lubyakan artillery support units in combat situations. An SAU-23 battalion would consist of three batteries of four vehicles a piece, supported by a munitions battery for resupply, along with dedicated communications, fire control, and counter-battery systems. This organization enables a Lubyakan artillery battalion to operate relatively independently. Divisional artillery regiments do away with the munitions battery for a fourth battery of guns, leaving resupply to regimental command.


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SAU-19 Battery in Action

Manufacturer: Lukas Iron Works
Weight: 46.5 metric tons
Length: 10.5 meters
Height: 3 meters
Width: 3.38 meters
Crew: 7
Max Speed: 50 km/hour
Defense: Elemental-H

Armament
HMG-12 203 mm Howitzer
AOPP-11 Heavy Machine Gun
The SAU-19 Rotanov is the heaviest mobile gun available to the Lubyakan Army. Its 203 mm howitzer is capable of firing on targets over a hundred kilometers away, when utilizing specialist 'glide' shells, and is capable of achieving high levels of accuracy even at the outermost limits of range. As a result, it serves as the heavy artillery piece of Lubyakan divisional artillery regiments, and are often massed within dedicated artillery divisions to provide large concentrations of extremely long ranged artillery to operations level commanders. While it is mobile, the SAU-19 requires some time to deploy its recoil system, which limits its ability to maintain forward movement in aggressive combat maneuvers. As a result SAU-19 batteries and battalions are often used in pre-planned bombardments against immobile targets in the hostile rear.

The 203 mm HMG-12 howitzer is an extremely long ranged, extremely heavy, and extremely accurate gun. Although rate of fire and mobility are limited as a result, the SAU-19's main gun is able to accurately place shells on target from extreme ranges, and this ability is often used as part of assaults on heavily fortified targets in direct support of the armor and infantry, where the SAU-19 is capable of placing its heavy shells into key fortifications in order to crack open the enemy lines. Beyond standard and armor piercing shells, the SAU-19 also boasts cargo shells, which are often used to deploy large numbers of landmines deep into the enemy rear, in order to hamper routes. In extreme situations, the SAU-19 is capable of firing the W39 tactical nuclear warhead, a low yield tactical shell, designed to inflict heavy damage onto hostile formations in preparation for a conventional combat.

The SAU-19 is a more specialized piece of equipment and is often found as the heavy artillery battalion of a divisional artillery unit, consisting of four batteries of four guns each, with most support units contained in the regiment. The SAU-19 is often viewed as one of the most powerful weapons that a tactical commander can call upon for direct support in any situation, and is often held close to headquarters formations, in order to better coordinate their heavy firepower for the utmost effect on hostile units as well as targets that the enemy may believe to be out of range of artillery support.


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An RSZO-50 Readied for Launch

Manufacturer: Unified Steel & Electric
Weight: 43.7 metric tons
Length: 12.4 meters
Height: 3.1 meters
Width: 3.1 meters
Crew: 4
Max Speed: 50 km/hour
Defense: None

Armament
12x UGPR-11
UGPR-11 Rocket
Weight: 800 kilograms
Length: 7.6 meters
Diameter: 300 mm
Range: 90 kilometers
Warhead: Varies
Guidance: None
The RSZO-50 Yamat is the Lubyakan Army's primary multiple rocket launcher, designed to deliver a large salvo of heavy rockets to a great distance in an extremely short time, before retreating to reload its ammunition. The RSZO-50 is complementary to heavy artillery, but while it can deliver greater firepower in a shorter amount of time when compared to a conventional self propelled gun, the RSZO-50 is not capable of sustained support, given that it must wait more than half an hour to reload its rocket battery from specialist support vehicles after a complete salvo. Instead, the RSZO-50's primary mission is counter battery fire, delivering a wide spread of munitions to an area large enough to catch and destroy enemy mobile artillery forces before they can relocate to a more distant location. In addition to counter battery, the RSZO-50 is intended to provide the first strike of an artillery bombardment, especially when the use of a conventional artillery bombardment is considered to either require too much time, or be too logistically tasking for the situation at hand.

The RSZO-50's armament is a large battery of 12 heavy UGPR-11 rockets. These are unguided rockets, capable of striking up to seventy kilometers away from the position of the launcher. Each rocket is capable of carrying a 280 kilogram warhead, which can vary immensely in nature. The standard warhead is a simple high explosive warhead, although the rocket can be fitted with cargo munitions carrying mines, self guided anti-tank munitions, as well as thermobaric, incendiary and smoke rounds. These rockets are carried by both the RSZO-50 launcher, and a dedicated loader vehicle, and can either be fired individually, or in a large salvo. However, in most situations, a full salvo is fired so as to gain maximum use of the RSZO-50s capabilities.

The RSZO-50 is often found amongst divisional artillery regiments, often segregated into dedicated rocketry battalions, as they require considerably different logistical and crew requirements as compared to a standard artillery battalion. RSZO-50 battalions are often kept under direct command, where the massive firepower capable of being unleashed from 24 RSZO-50 launchers can be concentrated and used to the greatest effect.


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A BGP-14 in Combat

Manufacturer: Lukas Iron Works
Weight: 3,210 kilograms
Calibre: 152 mm
Crew: 6
Range: 75 kilometers
The BGP-14 Himmaneighan is a towed howitzer, used almost exclusively by Rifle divisions. The BGP-14 uses the same style of weapon as mounted on the SAU-23, in order to streamline logistics, by allowing Rifle divisions to use the same projectile as Grenadier and Armored formations. However, it does not include the RLP system of the SAU-23, and uses conventional solid propellants, thus making the gun lower maintenance and more capable of sustaining long periods of continuous operation.

The BGP-14 is a 152 mm howitzer, towed by a standard five ton truck, which is able to transport the gun and the crew of the weapon at the same speed of most Rifle formations. In compliance with Rifle formation doctrine, the BGP-14 is designed for quick and easy fortification with the same engineering equipment provided to most Rifle formations. Indeed, in most situations, a Rifle formations heavy artillery is among the first units to be properly fortified in hopes of surviving hostile counter battery fire.

BGP-14s are found within a Rifle formations artillery battalions and regiments, where Grenadier and Armored formations would usually posses self-propelled guns. Rifle formations often possess more BGP-14s than equivalent Grenadier and Armored formations possess self propelled guns, due to decreased cost of the BGP-14, as well as lowered maintenance and other support requirements. Each battery of a Rifle division's artillery train will contain five guns, instead of four. However the lack of mobility and armored protection does render a BGP-14 battery considerably more vulnerable to counter battery fire, a weakness widely known among Lubyakan officers.



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An PKUS-23 Mobile Launcher Battery

Manufacturer: Turvokan-Farmer Aerospace
Weight: 3,000 kilograms
Length: 8.4 meters
Diameter: .6 meters
Range: 300 kilometers
Speed: Mach 7.0
Warhead: 300 kg AP-HE
Guidance:Inertial, Active Radar
The PKUS-23 Rapier Coastal Defense Missile is the standard coastal defense missile of Lubyakan Army Maritime Rocketry Regiments, utilized to defend Lubyakan coastlines against approaching enemy forces. The PKUS-23 is a rocket-ramjet two stage missile capable of reaching speeds of up to seven times the speed of sound as it flies at sea skimming levels in order to pass through enemy naval defenses to target and destroy hostile capital ships, such as aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships.

The PKUS-23 carries a heavy 300 kg semi shaped charge warhead, mounted aft of the fuel tanks, so that any excess fuel might be spilled and ignited inside the hull of an enemy ship. The missile itself is designed to penetrate a ship's hull before exploding, while the semi-shaped main charge is intended to focus the blast into the ship, and hopefully destroying key internal systems. It is also equipped with inertial and active radar guidance, keeping in 'radio silence' for most of its flight, and only activating its radar systems when it has closed to visual range of hostile shipping. In addition to this system, the PKUS-23 is equipped with dedicated electronic warfare systems, so that it may confuse enemy radar systems long enough to impact a target.

The PKUS-23 is carried by mobile launcher vehicles, arranged in battalions of eight launchers and both a radar guidance and a communications vehicle, designed to help provide the missile launch crews with the coordinates required to aim the missiles at the proper target through either external scouts, or the missile units own radar. Four of these battalions are arranged into a Maritime Rocketry regiment, assigned to defend key sections of coast, or positioned in order to support naval operations from land.


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A USPP-27 Launcher Readying For Combat

Manufacturer: Turvokan-Farmer Aerospace
Weight: 1,700 kilograms
Length: 8.09 meters
Diameter: .51 meters
Range: 750 kilometers
Speed: 720 km/h
Warhead: 410 kg HE, W17
Guidance: Terrain Following, External
The USPP-27 Satrap is an operations missile, a weapon designed to support Lubyakan force at the operations level by destroying key targets in the enemy rear from extreme range and with exacting precision. It is the standard missile of Lubyakan Army Tactical Rocketry Regiments, which are usually attached at the Corps level, in order to provide heavy firepower to Corps commander, as well as the ability to strike targets far behind the enemy line that would be out of range for even mobile rocket systems and heavy artillery.

In Tactical Rocketry Regiments, there are usually two battalions of USPP-27s, each fitted with 6 mobile launch units, along with equipment for the reloading and rearmament of the missiles. USPP-27s are nuclear capable, and can be issued W17 tactical nuclear warheads, if the situation calls for it. Chemical warheads also exist for the USPP-27, but both nuclear and chemical warheads are under tight political control and are only released to operational level command after authorization from civilian leadership.

The USPP-27 is equipped with terrain following and satellite guidance systems. When in terrain following mode, the missile is radio silent, relying only on foreknowledge of topography to arrive at its target, and will impact without ever emitting a signal. In external guidance mode, the missile communicates with external sources in order to impact a target. While this enables the missile to impact moving targets, it also requires the presence of a system to guide the missile in, increasing complexity and vulnerability. In order to increase stealth, the USPP-27 is equipped with basic jamming systems, that can be activated if the missile is detected, confusing hostile radar systems until detection.


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A BSPP-12 Mobile Launch Unit

Manufacturer: Unified Steel & Electric
Weight: 3,800 kilograms
Length: 7.3 meters
Diameter: .92 meters
Range: 500 kilometers
CEP: 5 meter
Warhead: Varies
Guidance: Inertial, Active Radar
The BSPP-12 Emperor is a tactical ballistic missile, with a range of 500 kilometers. The BSPP-12's primary use is to eliminate hardened and well defended targets in the enemy's operational rear, that may be too well defended to engage and destroy with aircraft or cruise missiles. The BSPP-12 is an exceptionally difficult system to engage with standard defense systems when compared to cruise missiles and other forms of short-ranged ballistic missiles, due to both penetration aids and the terminal maneuverability of its warhead.

The BSPP-12 can carry a large variety of warheads, with the most common warhead is an 800 kilogram high explosive charge. However, it is also capable of carrying anti-bunker warheads, thermobaric explosives, incendiary weaponry, EMP charges, and--in extreme cases--nuclear or chemical warheads. Tactical rocketry regiments often maintain a single battalion of BSPP-12 mobile launch units, consisting of three launchers, combined with the necessary logistical support of equipment to maintain the missiles. In certain situations, BSPP-12s are equipped with strategic level nuclear warheads, enabling BSPP-12 battalions to serve as part of the Dominion's nuclear deterrent, especially on land borders where strategic targets are within range of this highly mobile system.

The BSPP-12's primary guidance system is inertial, but this system does not allow the warhead to track a target, only impact at a certain point. As a result,on terminal approach, the BSPP-12's warheads are equipped with active radar guidance systems to allow themselves to adjust their impact points accordingly.This adjustment enables the missile to strike a moving target, while also enabling terminal movement to throw off counter missiles.
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Postby Lubyak » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:32 am

Air Defence

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A ZSU-100 on Maneuvers in the Reichland

Manufacturer: Unified Steel & Electric
Weight: 19 tonnes
Length: 6.53 meters
Height: 3.52 meters
Width: 3.125 meters
Crew: 4
Max Speed: 50 km/hr
Defense: Elemental Armour

Armament
4x ZU-21 30 mm Autocannon
The ZSU-100 'Hornet' is the Lubyakan Army's forward most air defense vehicle. Forming the majority of an air defense battalion in a Grenadier or Tank regiment, and alongside vehicles equipped with the ZUS-13 'Comet', the ZSU-100 is intended to advance with mobile forces at all times, ensuring that they remain under an air defense umbrella, even after they advance outside the range of division air defense systems and formations. As the ZSU-100's primary targets are intended to be those that directly threaten the regiment it is assigned to in question, its weapon and tracking systems have been prioritised against low flying aircraft and attack helicopters. The ZSU-100 is intended to provide as quick a response time as possible to any detected threat, so as to mitigate the threat of hostile attack helicopters using local terrain for 'pop up' attacks upon Lubyakan armoured vehicles.

The ZSU-100's primary weapon system consists of a quad grouping of ZU-21 30 mm autocannons, capable of reaching a combined rate of fire of 3,000 to 4,000 rounds a minute sustained fire. The relatively large bore of these autocannons is a result of the nature of the ZSU-100's target, namely armoured attack helicopters and aircraft. Given the increased prevalence of such aircraft, it was felt that a large bore autocannon would be used, so that even a small number of hits would prove devastating to even an armoured aircraft. The ZU-21 fires a combination of high explosive fragmentation rounds and hardened steel penetrator rounds that are meant to shred an aircraft outer surfaces with proximity detonations, along with penetrations of the aircraft's armour in order to perforate internal systems. The large 30 mm round also provides the ZSU-100 with a much longer range than comparable vehicles, enabling the vehicle to be used in an impromptu fashion against even high altitude aircraft or inbound munitions that it might otherwise be unable to engage.

The ZSU-100 also mounts a fire control radar, so as to most accurately target hostile aircraft and missiles. Despite the size of the round, the ZSU-100 is relatively short ranged, and mounts an appropriate radar system. While it is capable of tracking multiple targets at up to 20 km distance, the system is relatively low power, so as to present as small a target to hostile air defense suppression and other detection technologies. While this system limits the ZSU-100's engagement range, some models of the vehicle are also equipped with a small external launcher for ZUS-15 'Stellar' missiles, which can track and engage a target without the radar system being active. The combined ZSU-100 system is highly capable at defending Lubyakan mobile formations from low level air attack, and can be used outside of these parameters when necessary.


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A ZSU-102 on Display

Manufacturer: Unified Steel & Electric
Weight: 34 tons
Length: 7.93 meters
Height: 4.01 meters
Width: 3.24 meters
Crew: 3
Max Speed: 65 km/hr
Defense: Elemental

Armament
2x AZP-19 35 mm Autocannon
12x ZUS-12
ZUS-12 Missile
Weight: 90 kilograms
Length: 3.2 meters
Diameter: .17 meters
Range: 28 kilometers
Altitude: 15,000 meters
Warhead: 20 kg Rod
Guidance: Semi-Active Radar
The ZSU-102 Recluse Mobile Air Defense System is the Lubyakan Army's primary division level air defense vehicle. It is well armored, in comparison to most anti-air vehicles, and often serves on the front lines of battle, capable of keeping alongside Grenadier and Armored formations in order to provide air defense for advancing forces, once they advance out of range of less mobile air defense systems. As the ZSU-102 is among the most forward deployed of the Lubyakan Army's air defenses, it is perhaps the most flexible, and it is intended primarily to engage and destroy medium to low altitude aircraft along with helicopters, as well as defending installations against air and cruise missile attack, if the situation calls for it. Developed after the increased prevalence of the armoured ground attack aircraft and helicopter, the ZSU-102 is a highly capable system against almost all low-level tactical threats.

The ZSU-102 has two weapon systems mounted on it, guided by an organic advanced radar array designed to be able to lock on and engage even low RCS targets, and capable of tracking and engaging 4 individual targets at any one time. The primary weapon system of the ZSU-102 is battery of twelve ZUS-12 'Celestial' battlefield surface to air missile. The ZUS-12 is a short range, high speed missile designed for maneuverability on target, and is meant to follow targets in spite of evasive maneuvers and countermeasures from the target aircraft. Additionally, the ZUS-12's warhead is equipped with heavy duty rods, intended to break through the armour found in most close air support aircraft. In addition to its ZUS-12 battery, the ZSU-102 mounts a pair of 35 mm autocannons. These weapons are intended for use against attack helicopters and low flying aircraft, and the heavy shells are capable of engaging and destroying most aircraft with only a few direct hits, and have demonstrated a remarkable ability against pegasi and other such organic fliers. In certain situations, the ZSU-102's autocannons can be used against hostile infantry and lightly armored vehicles to great effect. The combined result of the ZSU-102's weapons and radar systems is a vehicle which especially adept at engaging and destroying low level aircraft and helicopters, including those armoured against ground fire.

The ZSU-102 is most commonly found within Armored and Grenadier divisions as the units anti-aircraft detachment, intended to defend the entirety of the division during offensive and defensive operations, while also supporting ZSU-103 systems in the defense of key locations. ZSU-102s are also found in divisional air defense regiments where they are often seconded to advancing regiments in order to provide additional air defense in vital situations, when hostile air power is considered to be a particularly major threat, but they are more commonly used to provide point air defense for less mobile and less armored air defense vehicles. A division's air defense regiment would likely consist of two battalions of ZSU-102s, and two of ZSU-103s along with the necessary support structure.


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A ZSU-103 Cobra Deployed for Engagement

Manufacturer: Unified Steel & Electric
Weight: 34 tons
Length: 7.5 meters
Height: 5.1 meters
Width: 3.3 meters
Crew: 3
Max Speed: 65 km/hr
Defense: Elemental

Armament
4x ZUS-15
ZUS-15 Missile
Manufacturer: Unified Steel & Electric
Weight: 710 kilograms
Length: 5.55 meters
Diameter: .86 meters
Range: 3-50 kilometers
Altitude: 25,000 meters
Warhead: 70 kg HE-Frag
Guidance: Semi-Active Radar
The ZSU-103 Cobra Mobile Air Defense vehicle is not intended for front line engagements, but--nevertheless--forms the backbone of a Lubyakan army's air defense system. While the ZSU-102 is capable, it is primarily designed for point defense, rather than defending large areas of terrain, and has a relatively low maximum ceiling that limits its combat ability to direct defense of front line units, especially against high altitude aircraft. Responsibility for the defense of division headquarters, logistical units, as well as long ranged support of front line forces fall to the ZSU-103 in most situations.

The ZSU-103 is designed for rear area defense of key pieces of division and higher infrastucture, and as such is thinly armored and lacks the autocannons that find their home in utilization against low flying aircraft. Instead, the ZSU-103 boasts a battery of four ZUS-15 Luna tactical surface to air missiles. These missiles have a much greater range than the Celestial missiles used by the ZSU-102. While they are not as maneuverable as the smaller missiles used by the ZUS-102, they are much larger, smarter longer ranged, and have a much heavier payload than the smaller ZUS-12, enabling them to pursue and destroy aircraft at great distances. The ZUS-15 is intended to be capable of tracking even an advanced aircraft through ECM and evasive manuevering to destroy it, potentially before it has the opportunity to deploy its own payload.

While the ZSU-103 hosts its own organic radar system, capable of tracking and engaging 10 individual targets at any one time, but can also be connected to external air defense radar systems, vastly increasing its ability to track and engage targets. In most situations, the ZSU-103 forms the third and fourth battalions of the divisional air defense regiment, fielding eight launch vehicles, along with the necessary supporting vehicles required, including mobile command, radar and reloading vehicles, in order to make the ZSU-103 battalion as lethal as possible. These launch vehicles are tend to be clustered in one area, usually protecting divisional command and logistics assets, while ZSU-102s and ZUS-19 batteries provide air defense directly to the troops on the front line. While ZSU-103s are equipped with organic radar systems, thus allowing them to advance beyond the coverage of their supporting vehicles, they are much more efficient when combined with support than in solo operation. ZSU-103 battalions are often formed into 'battery' like structures, where all eight launchers are brought into one system, where all available support vehicles can connect directly in order to maximise the systems lethality.


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An ZUS-19 Emplacement on Display

Manufacturer: Longinius Gun Smiths
Weight: 6,700 kilograms
Barrel Length: 3.15 meters
Calibre: 50 mm
Rate of Fire: 450 rds/min
Action: Gas Operated
Range: 4,000 meters
GMCB-1 Missile
Manufacturer: Unified Steel & Electric
Weight: 51 kilograms
Length: 2.05 meters
Diameter: .13 meters
Range: 10 kilometers
Altitude: 7,000 meters
Warhead: 12.5 kg Shaped-Frag
Guidance: Laser Beam Riding
The ZUS-19 Angelfall Anti Air Emplacement is an easily moveable form of emplaced weaponry designed to be quickly and easily moveable by the standard trucks used to motorize Lubyakan Army Rifle formations. The ZUS-19 Angelfall is intended to provide a form of fixed air defense for Rifle formations, especially when they have begun fortification. As a result, the ZUS-19 is often one of the most forward deployed air defense systems, and is often used to complement ZSU-102's on the front lines. In order to properly survive on the front lines, ZUS-19 guns, launcher assemblies, radar, and command and control facilities are armored against small arms fire and shrapnel, however this armor still leaves them vulnerable to several forms of weaponry, but is believed to be sufficient to enable the ZUS-19 system to continue operation in adverse conditions.

The ZUS-19 designation does not apply to a single gun, but rather to the entire Angelfall Air Defense System. A single Angelfall battery would consist of six ZU-19 guns, along with a GMCB-01 launcher assembly, built around a central command and control station and radar assembly. Such a battery would usually be assigned at the regimental level, in order to provide defense for an entire Rifle regiment's forwards position when necessary, and can be used to effect against helicopters, low-flying aircraft, infantry, and armored vehicles, providing air defense for the entire regiment.

The key to this flexibility of firepower is the GMCB-01 missile, a combined anti-air/tank missile. The GMCB-01 is capable of engaging targets up to ten kilometers away, and its combination shaped charged/fragmentation blast effect enables it to penetrate the armor of IFVs, APCs, and some tanks, while also doing severe damage to armored close support aircraft and helicopters. The flexibility of the missile makes it popular among front line troops, who value the ability to target whatever is deployed against them, and espescially enjoy the missile's ability to destroy armored aircraft and helicopters, which are often able to survive multiple hits from infantry carried MANPADS weapon systems. Unfortunately, as a fixed system, the ZUS-19 is difficult to move quickly, making it vulnerable to hostile attacks aimed at eliminating air defense in a given area.



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A ZUS-13 Assembly Attached to a T27 Launch Vehicle

Manufacturer: Turvokan-Farmer Aerospace
Weight: 42 kilograms
Length: 2.23 meters
Diameter: .12 meters
Range: 5 kilometers
Altitude: 3,500 meters
Warhead: 15 kg Shaped-Frag
Guidance: Infrared Imaging
The ZUS-13 Comet is a short ranged, infrared image guided tactical air defense missile of the Lubyakan Army, often utilized to support front line forces, as well as to provide air defense to mobile formations. The ZUS-13 system is highly modular, and is designed in both stand alone variants, as well as in launchers meant to be carried by T27 'Byzantium' Armored Utility Vehicles and BMG/ZS-002 Air Defense Vehicles. The flexibility is achieved by including all the necessary systems needed to target, fire, and guide the missile within the launcher assembly, resulting in the highly recognizable 'stalk' structure utilized by the ZUS-13. While lacking the benefit of semi-active radar guidance found on both ZUS-12 and -15 missiles, the ZUS-13 instead benefits from a quick reaction time. The autonomous nature of its infrared guided missiles enables to vehicle to be 'fire and forget', with no need to continue painting a target after the launch of a missile. Thus, the ZUS-13 is able to react quicker to a situation, as it is not limited by a radar system's ability to paint and track multiple targets at the same time. The ZUS-13 launcher is also less vulnerable to hostile anti-radiation missile systems, as it lacks an actively transmitting radar emitter to be tracked. Although limited to short range engagement of targets, the ZUS-13 is an important part of Lubyakan Air Defense for forward and mobile units, and 'Comet' equipped air defense vehicles are often used as point defense against close range attackers at rear area headquarters and logistics formations. Comet equipped vehicles are often used alongside ZSU-100s in the air defense battalions of Lubyakan regiments.


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A ZUS-21 Mobile Launcher

Manufacturer: Turvokan-Farmer Aerospace
Weight: 1,835 (----) kilograms
Length: 7.5 (----) meters
Diameter: .52 (----) meters
Range: 250 (450) kilometers
Altitude: 30,000 (----------) meters
Warhead: 150 (----) kg HE-Frag
Guidance: Active Radar
*SAGM-21A (SAGM-21BV)
The ZUS-21 Archangel Operational Air Defense Missile is a long ranged heavy surface to air missile that forms the the highest tier of a Lubyakan Army's air defense systems for field formations. The ZUS-21 is meant to provide air defense for corps and army sized units against all forms of aerial threats. Its primary focus is the defense of high level headquarters and rear area support units and installations, as well as providing long range support to other air defense units. In order to perform this task, the ZUS-21 has two types of missiles which share its name and launch equipment: the ZUS-21A and the ZUS-21BV. The ZUS-21A is the original variant of the missile with a range of two hundred and fifty kilometers and is the most common version of the ZUS-21 missile family. The ZUS-21A is intended to be the primary missile utilized by ZUS-21 batteries, and is optimized to track and destroy even low RCS and ECM equipped aircraft. Recently, the ZUS-21BV has come into production, and is capable of engaging targets up to 450 kilometers away from the launcher. Beyond standard heavy air defense targets such as high flying aircraft formations and cruise missiles, the ZUS-21BV has a limited ability to engage and destroy incoming ballistic missiles, and is often used to defend extremely valuable targets which might otherwise be targets of ballistic missile attack.

ZUS-21 launchers are organized into Theatre Air Defense regiments. A single Theatre Air Defense regiment will like posses 3 ZUS-21 battalions, and a battalion of PBUS-5 missiles. A single ZUS-21 battalion consists of eight launchers, along with the requisite logistical support vehicles such as reloading, maintenance, radar, and command and control equipment. ZUS-21 mobile launchers lack radar capability, and are thus dependent on information from other sources.Each ZUS-21 battalion also possesses a wide variety of mobile radar vehicles, intended to provide the ZUS-21 system with the information it requires to adequately engage hostile targets at the very long range capable of their missiles. Theatre Air Defense regiments are also tied into Lubyakan Army Battle Command Networks, enabling them to fir upon targets that have been detected by other sources, such as AWACS or fighter aircraft, or forward deployed air defense radars.


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A PBUS-5 Mobile Launch System

Manufacturer: Hathor Orbital Systems
Weight: 900 kilograms
Length: 6.17 meters
Diameter: .34 meters
Range: 200 kilometers
Altitude: 150 kilometers
Warhead: Kinetic Impactor
Guidance: Active Radar
The PBUS-5 Polis Theatre Ballistic Defense missile is an extremely potent and specialized form of air defense. The PBUS-5 does not target aircraft, and is incapable of tracking and engaging a hostile aircraft in an efficient manner. Instead, the PBUS-5 Polis is intended to intercept the inbound warheads of ballistic missiles, especially short, theatre and intermediate ranged missiles. As a result, the PBUS-5 is deployed to defend the most vital of targets within any given theatre of operations, in order to provide them with defense against the most powerful theatre and operation level weapons the enemy can utilize. Unfortunately, the PBUS-5 lacks the ability to adequately defend against strategic attacks, and is not well suited to such deployments, serving primarily to destroy shorter ranged ballistic missiles.

The PBUS-5 is usually deployed within Theatre Defense Regiments, which usually contain a single battalion of six launch vehicles, along with the necessary maintenance, command and control, radar, and reloading vehicles. Like the ZUS-21, the PBUS-5 lacks an organic radar system--and any radar small enough to fit on the vehicle would lack the ability to properly identify a potential target. The PBUS-5 is also connected into the wider Lubyakan Battle Command Network, enabling an PBUS-5 unit to be alerted to an inbound missile by multiple sources within the air defense network, and react appropriately.
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A T15 on Patrol Near the Tomanian Border

Manufacturer: GlobalAutomotive
Weight: 2.6 tons
Length: 4.6 meters
Height: 1.8 meters
Width: 2.16 meters
Crew: 2
Max Speed: 65 km/hr
Passengers: 4
Cargo Capacity: 5,000 kilograms
The T15 Ur is the single most common vehicle in the Lubyakan Army. It is extraordinarily flexible, and is used for many roles within the Lubyakan Army. T15 Urs are used as troop transports, towing vehicles, cargo carriers, reconnaissance/patrol vehicles, and even as tank destroyers or anti-air vehicles when properly outfitted. As a result, they are found in almost every formation that can be imagined. They are most common in Rifle reconnaissance formations, along with logistical and headquarters units, which find the T15 useful as a makeshift armored car for patrol purposes. As a result, there exist many T15's are often equipped with a ring mounted heavy machine gun or autocannon in order to protect convoys passing through dangerous areas. In extreme circumstances, the T15 can be equipped with anti-tank or anti-air missiles, in order to provide heavier escorts to supply convoys.

Beyond these common roles, T15s are often utilized in more interesting roles, such as a communication or a command vehicle. Indeed, it is rare for a headquarters units to be found without a T15, and in situations where the headquarters is not equipped with either a GCV-001/C or RSV-110 command vehicle often utilize the T15 in place of such vehicles almost exclusively. T15s are also utilized as 'courier' vehicles, carrying physical messaged between personnel in situations where communications security may have been compromised.


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A T19 Lubacka in Action

Manufacturer: GlobalAutomotive
Weight: 9.95 tons
Length: 7.89 meters
Height: 3.07 meters
Width: 2.47 meters
Crew: 2
Max Speed: 86 km/hr
Passengers: 10
Cargo Capacity: 5,500 (9,000) kilograms
Carried (Towed)
The T19 Lubacka is the primary medium logistical vehicle for the Lubyakan Army, and as such makes up the majority of logistical formations, espescially for the carrying and transportation of dry cargo and/or personnel. The T19 serves as one of the primary logistical vehicles of the Lubyakan Army, especially on the battlefield, carrying supplies from forward depots to where they can be distributed to personnel actually engaged in combat.

The T19 is also used as the primary transportation vehicle for Rifle formations, with a single truck able to carry an entire squad and its equipment in relative comfort. In addition, the T19 is capable of towing a THG-14 or RADS-19 weapons platform, along with the necessary crew in order to operate such equipment. Outside of Rifle and logistical formations, the T19 finds a use in most combat support formations, often being used to tow equipment that is too heavy to be carried by individual soldiers, such as engineering, maintenance, and communications equipment. Overall, the T19 is second only to the T15 in terms of its ubiquity within the Lubyakan Army, and is the workhorse of field logistics in the Lubyakan Army.


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A T25 Carrying Reloads for an MRS-50 Battery

Manufacturer: GlobalAutomotive
Weight: 17.6 tons
Length: 10.2 meters
Height: 2.8 meters
Width: 2.4 meters
Crew: 2
Max Speed: 100 km/hr
Cargo Capacity: 20,000 (90,000) kilograms
Carried (Towed)
The T25 Ilenan Heavy Utility Vehicle is the backbone of the Lubyakan Army's operational logistics system. While T19s are more common on the front lines and Rifle formations, T25s serve as the logistical support necessary for Armored and Grenadier formations, both of which require heavy logistical support in order to function at full capacity. Like other logistical vehicles in the Lubyakan Army, the T25 is modular, and is capable of carrying many forms of cargo, ranging from simple dry cargo carrier, a liquids, or even tank transport, depending on the situation.

T25s are among the most common vehicles in Corps and Army level logistics regiments, and are responsible for moving supplies from rear area supply depots to more forward ones, as well as transporting particularly heavy pieces of equipment that can not be transported by lighter vehicles. As a result, the T25 is perhaps one of the most vital vehicles to the Lubyakan Army, as without it, continued offensive operations would not be possible.


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An IT-19 in Motor Pool

Manufacturer: Erotan Heavy Engineering
Weight: 44.3 metric tonnes
Height: 2.5 meters
Width: 4.35 meters
Length: 9.55 meters
Crew: 2
Max Speed: 50 km/hour
Defense: Anyova-I
The IT-19 is a combat engineering vehicle based on the T-105 tank chassis, and fulfills the role of the primary engineering vehicle for Lubyakan Army field engineer formations attached to combat divisions. As it is based on the well worn and tested T-105 chassis, the IT-19 is a mechanically reliable vehicle that can be trusted to continue functioning even in extreme circumstances. As a result, it is well liked by its operators, and is often modified for use in any situation which requires the use of special equipment. As a result, there is no truly 'standard' IT-19, as a field engineering unit will often have IT-19s modified to serve multiple purposes ranging from trench excavation, mine laying, and demolition.

However, the base IT-19 is fairly common, and it incorporates several pieces of equipment. The basic IT-19--as produced by the factory--will include a heavy duty crane and a mine clearing plow. These systems can be removed in order to attach other pieces of engineering equipment as necessary, thus allowing the customization that makes the IT-19 so prominent within Lubyakan field engineering units. Several common variants include the factory standard (pictured above), demolitions, deforestation, and road laying. However, many other varieties exist, and the conversion work necessary can be performed in most divisional motor pools.


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A IT-21 on Exercise

Manufacturer: Erotan Heavy Engineering
Weight: 40.0 metric tonnes
Height: 3.38 meters
Width: 3.46 meters
Length: 11.64 meters
Bridge Length: 20 meters
Crew: 2
Max Speed: 50 km/hour
Defense: Anyova-|
The IT-21 Babylon is a combat bridging vehicle based on the T-105 tank chassis, and is the primary bridging unit for combat divisions in the field. IT-21s are often attached as a single battalion within a combat division's engineering regiment, with the T-105 chassis enabling the vehicle to keep pace with rapidly advancing Grenadier or Armored formations. The IT-21 is meant to enable a combat division to keep its momentum, and allow a unit to cross small rivers that are too deep to ford, to provide quick repairs over already damaged bridges, or to simply cross craters in roads in order to maintain the momentum of an attack over obstacles that have the potential to interrupt an offensive.

The IT-21 is not capable of crossing all rivers, nor is it intended to provide a permanent solution to a river obstacle. At only twenty meters long, the bridge is often too short to cross major rivers, and the span--designed to be light weight enough to be carried by a tank--simply lacks the width and resilience to allow more than one vehicle to cross at a time. However, within its area of specialty, the IT-21 performs admirably, and is often responsible for enabling a Lubyakan attack to continue in spite of natural obstacles placed in its path, or in providing temporary repairs to a previously damaged bridge.


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Manufacturer: Erotan Heavy Engineering
Weight: 1,595.7 metric tonnes
Height: 12.2 meters
Width: 16.9 meters
Length: 50.1 meters
Crew: 85
Max Speed: 25 km/hr
Defense: Firestorm-I, TFA-29

Armarment
3x SSV-10 203 mm Rifles
12x BGP-14 152 mm Howitzers
4x ZAK-25 Point Defense Turrets
24x ZUS-21 Operations Defense Missiles
12x USPP-27 Operations Missiles
The Tartarus class landship is perhaps the single most impressive piece of engineering equipment serving within the Lubyakan Army. Produced by Erotan Heavy Engineering, the same minds behind the successful T-105, T-110 and T-115 tanks that serve with distinction in the Lubyakan Army, the Tartarus was designed with two goals in mind: first, it was to serve as a counter to existing landship units developed by both the Greater Pony Herd, as well as the Absolute Royal Federation of Imeriata, as it was imagined that the use of operations missiles and air strikes that would usually be utilized to engage and destroy such targets could not always be guaranteed, and a similar heavily armed and armored vehicle would be necessary to properly engage such targets. Secondly, it was believed that Lubyakan corps and army level commanders would require a mobile armored headquarters in most situations. Given the nature of Lubyakan Army command and control systems, it was believed that any enemy with reasonable electronic warfare capability would rapidly pinpoint the location of headquarters units despite attempts at misdirection and camouflage. As a result, it was opted to pursue the path of providing high level commanders with a heavily armed and armored vehicle which would be capable of surviving direct attacks by hostile heavy artillery and even operations missiles.

In order to achieve this level of defense, Erotan Heavy Engineering out performed even their wildest expectations with the introduction of Firestorm armor. Derived from the already extant Anyova-III composite armor of the T-115, as well as Discordant Chaos Armor, Firestorm Armor was able to achieve almost unbelievable levels of protection for its weight. Utilizing a combination of magic and technology, Firestorm Armor provides almost unimaginable amounts of protection, and is practically proof against most tank's armor piercing shell, as well as being strong enough to resist impacts of even heavy operations missiles. In addition to the passive defense of Firestorm armor, the Tartarus possesses an advanced electronic countermeasures system intended to confuse and defeat some forms of guided weaponry. Beyond this, the Tartarus is defended by a network of four ZAK-25 point defense turrets. Combining twin ZAK-17 30 mm close in defense guns, along with a battery of ZUS-12 missiles, the ZAK-25 intended to engage and destroy enemy munitions before they can impact the Tartarus's hull, as well as to provide air defense against low altitude or otherwise short ranged aircraft. The Tartarus's final defense comes in the form of four batteries of ZUS-21 heavy air defense missiles, intended to defend the Tartarus against distant aircraft or engage hostile operations missiles at long range.

In addition to its impressive defenses, the Tartarus class landship is intended to possess heavy firepower of its own. The main armament of the Tartarus class comes in the form of a triple 203 mm naval battery mounted on top of the vehicle. These weapons are capable of engaging targets up to forty kilometers away with the proper ammunition, and their heavy shells are designed to breach the armor plate of similar massive land vehicles. In addition to the main battery, the Tartarus posesses four smaller turrets, each of which mounts three 152 mm howitzers. These weapons are meant to increase the amount of fire support a Tartarus can provide to the forces under its command, as well as providing a secondary battery to the main 203 mm battery. The final pieces of the Tartarus's armarment consists of two batteries of USPP-27 operations missiles, enabling the Tartarus to engage hostile targets at extreme range.

The Tartarus is often used as the HQ for Corps and Army headquarters, and as a result it is fully equipped to command a force consisting of multiple divisions, or even of multiple corps in the case of an Army level command station. In order to facilitate this level of command and control, the Tartarus is equipped with high level communications equipment, and is outfitted for direct satellite communication to almost any other similarly equipped position on the planet. When combined with the large bank of processing power available to such a large vehicle, the Tartarus's abilities come well into their own, and many Lubyakan Army commanders request such vehicle's to serve as their mobile command centers.



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UtiliVan
Country of Origin: Kouralia
Lubyakan Designation: T13 Utility Vehicle
Role: Light Multirole Utility Vehicle
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Manufacturer: Longinus Gunsmiths
Weight: 3.85 kilograms
Cartridge: 5.45x39mm
Effective Range: 400 meters
Length: 824 mm
Barrel Length: 314 mm
Action: Gas Actuated
The SSV-17 is the Lubyakan Army's standard issue rifle, intended to be delivered to both Grenadiers and Riflemen as their primary service weapon. As a result, the Lubyakan Army's logistical infrastructure is well designed to be able to support the SSV-17, and spare parts and ammunition are always in plentiful supply in relation to almost any unit that remains connected to the Army's supply network. The SSV-17 is designed to be reliable, and to continue to function even in adverse situations with a minimal amount of maintenance effort. The weapon is also designed to be compatible with standard attachable scopes, sights, flashlights, bayonets, and grenade launchers, in order to provide flexibility at the lowest levels of infantry formations. Finally, the weapon is equipped with a foldable stock, that is intended to shorten the weapon for use in confined areas, allowing it to be used by Grenadiers or Dragoons in storming operations.


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Manufacturer: Longinus Gunsmiths
Weight: 4.1 kilograms
Cartridge: 7.62x51 mm
Effective Range: 500 meters
Length: 900 mm
Barrel Length: 414 mm
Action: Gas Actuated
The SSV-18 is the standard battle rifle of the Lubyakan Army, currently being issued to Rifle formations to replace the SSV-17 in service where appropriate. Unlike the SSV-17, the SSV-18 is designed to fire full sized rifle cartridge, as opposed to the 'assault' cartridge used by the SSV-17 and is only capable of semi-automatic fire. The SSV-18 was developed after it was realized that the SSV-17s 5.45 mm round was incapable of penetrating some of the heavy body armors utilized by several other regional powers and available on the international market place. As a result, the SSV-18 was developed around the 7.62x51 mm cartridge utilized by the AOPP-10 general machine gun to incorporate heavier firepower, while maintaining ease of logistics. Larger and heavier than the SSV-17, the SSV-18 is not well suited for close-in infantry work and is not issued to Grenadiers or Dragoons, except as a specialist marksman weapon. However, for the Rifle formations, the SSV-18 has proven highly effective in countering heavy body armor on the battlefield.


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Manufacturer: Longinus Gunsmiths
Weight: 730 grams
Cartridge: 9x18 mm
Range: 50 meters
Length: 161.5 mm
Barrel Length: 93.5 mm
Action: Blowback
The OS-11 is the Lubyakan Army's standard issue pistol, primarily issued to officers as a symbol of their authority in a unit. However, in most situation, such weapons are often issued or delivered to standard infantry forces, who find the access to a secondary weapon to be greatly reassuring, and an extremely welcome addition to their personal arsenals. OS-11s are also issued in great numbers to tank crewman and pilots, primarily as a personal defense weapon, and in this context is also issued to rear area and combat support personnel, in order to allow them the ability to defend themselves in dangerous situation, most likely against hostile Special Force infantry. The pistol is relatively low power, especially when compared to large calibre pistols issued by other forces, but as a secondary weapon, it is not expected for this to have a negative impact on combat efficiency.


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Manufacturer: Lukas Iron Works
Weight: 2.1 kilograms
Cartridge: 9x18 mm
Effective Range: 100 meters
Length: 425/660 mm
Barrel Length: 195 mm
Action: Blowback
The OS-21 Personal Defence Weapon is a special issue weapon for front line troopers, often issued to them when they are advancing into urban or other tight areas, and the high rate of fire of the OS-21 will be needed more so that the heavier firepower of their standard assault rfiles. However, where the OS-21 finds its most common area of use is in rear area personnel, and non-infantry combat forces. Although rear area personnel are often issued OS-11 pistols in order to defend themselves, combat support forces closer to the front lines are often issued OS-21s, in order to bolster their firepower in case they are needed to resist an enemy advance. Although its effectiveness in such situations is debatable, it is believed that the morale effect of having an automatic weapon available during such a situation is considered to be worth the extra expense. As a small and light weapon, it is also often issued to vehicle, aircraft and heavy weapon crews as a means of defense if they are somehow forced to abandon their vehicle during a combat situation. Skirmisher and Dragoon formations often requisition OS-21s for their own use, no doubt finding the weapons small size suitable for infiltration missions.


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Manufacturer: Erotan Heavy Engineering
Weight: 4.8 kilograms
Cartridge: 5.45x39 mm
Effective Range: 500 meters
Length: 1,040 mm
Barrel Length: 590 mm
Action: Gas Operated
The LOP-15 light machine gun is the primary squad level support weapon of both Grenadier and Rifleman infantry formations. It is usually issued to a specialized operator within the squad, who will utilize the weapons rapid rate of fire, and larger bullet in order to provide supporting fire for the entire squad at any one time. The LOP-15 utilizes the same cartridge as the SSV-17 assault rifle, easing logistics within Lubyakan infantry formations due to the inter compatible cartridges. As a result, LOP-15 operators usually form the core of the 'support' fire team within a Lubyakan Army squad, using the light machine gun to enable the assault fire team to close on a defended point, which can then be cleared through the use of grenades, small arms fire, or the bayonet.


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Manufacturer: Lukas Iron Works
Weight: 10 kilograms
Length: 1200 mm
Diameter: 105 mm
Range: 200 meters
Warhead: Varies
Guidance: None
The OPS-12 rocket propelled munitions launcher is a commonly issued anti-tank and anti-structure weapon issued to Lubyakan Grenadiers and Riflemen alike. Skirmishers and Dragoons are also commonly issued with the OPS-12, considering its relative light weight to be extremely useful for their missions. The OPS-12 can fire a wide variety of ammunition, including tandem HEAT, thermobaric and high explosive munitions, and thus serves as a light weight close ranged counter to enemy armor, as well as providing infantry forces a portable counter to fortified position and structures. Although it is not capable of piercing the armor of a modern main battle tank from the front, the OPS-12 has been employed to lethal effect against older tanks, side armor, and infantry fighting vehicles. The OPS-12 is reloadable, and in a standard squad, is usually used by a dedicated operator, who carries multiple reloads, however it is not unknown for multiple troopers to carry OPS-12s in a combat situation.


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Manufacturer: Longinus Gunsmiths
Weight: 290 grams
Diameter: 60 mm
Length: 113 mm
Charge: 97 grams
The SVS-10 Hand Grenade is the standard issue fragmentation grenade for Lubyakan Army forces, and are issued widely to almost all front line infantry force, including Riflemen, Grenadiers, Dragoons and Skirmishers. Riflemen are also issued the SVS-11 hand grenade, which features a slightly more powerful charge and casing, which makes it dangerous at longer range. The SVS-11 is often utilized as a defensive grenade, thrown from defensive positions, while SVS-10s are used more often in storming operations, although the two forms are often mixed in any formation.

The SVS-10 serve as the base for other forms of grenades. The SVS-12 grenade thins the casing and increases the explosive charge more in order to create a concussion grenade, while the SVS/D-10 variant fills the grenade with a thermate mixture and a magnetic plate, enabling it to be used as an anti-armor weapon. The SVS-10 also has the SVS/C-10 variant, which replaces the explosive filling with a white phosphorous charge, which is often used in order to clear fortifications or to lay down a smoke screen. The SVS-11 variant utilizes a standard smoke charge, eliminating the chemical threat from the SVS-10 but makes the grenade less efficient at clearing fortifications.



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KVG Rifle
Country of Origin: Imeriata
Lubyakan Designation: SSV-42
Role: Marksman Rifle


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MP-4
Country of Origin: Kouralia
Lubyakan Designation: OS-4
Role: Personal Defense Weapon/Submachine Gun


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Rocker Folding Shotgun
Country of Origin: Holy Marsh
Lubyakan Designation: OS-5
Role: Shotgun
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Heavy Weapons & Equipment

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Manufacturer: Longinus Gunsmiths
Weight: 7.5 kilograms
Lenght: 1,192 mm
Barrel Length: 645 mm
Cartridge: 7.62x51 mm
Action: Gas Operated
Effective Range: 2000 meters
The AOPP-10 is the Lubyakan Army's standard issue general machine gun, designed to fill the role between light and heavy machine guns. While light machine guns are issued to individual infantry squads and heavy machine guns are used at the company level, in heavy fortifications, and on vehicles, the general machine gun is designed to be utilized by a two man team within a platoon level heavy weapons squad. The weapon is light enough to be carried and operated by a single soldier, but in most cases the AOPP-10 is carried and operated by a two man gunner-loader team. The relatively light weight of the AOPP-10 means that it is capable of being used offensively, in order to provide close range suppressing fire for advancing Riflemen. The AOPP-10 also features compatible ammunition with the SSR-18 rifle utilized by Lubyakan Rifle formations, easing logistics within the Lubyakan Army considerably.


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Manufacturer: Erotan Heavy Engineering
Weight: 25 kilograms
Lenght: 1,980 mm
Barrel Length: 1,400 mm
Cartridge: 12.7x108 mm
Action: Gas Operated
Effective Range: 2000 meters
The AOPP-11 heavy machine gun is the standard issue heavy machine gun of the Lubyakan Army, being issued to company level heavy weapons platoons to provide heavy fire support for infantry on defensive operations, or to lay down heavy suppressive fire for a force moving forward. Similarly, it is the standard heavy machine gun for Lubyakan Army vehicles, and almost all vehicles in the Lubyakan army are equipped with an AOPP-11 for self defense purposes, the intent being to provide an organic anti-infantry support weapon to vehicles in order to provide them with the ability to defend themselves against light threats without defaulting to heavier weapons. In addition, the AOPP-11 is favored as a coaxial weapon for many Lubyakan armored combat vehicles, both as an anti-infantry weapon, as well as a back up sighting system, in case the vehicle's electronic sighting system is disabled.


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Manufacturer: Unified Steel & Electric
Weight: 29 kilograms
Length: 1200 mm
Diameter: 152 mm
Range: 5500 meters
Warhead: Tandem HEAT, Thermobaric
Guidance: SACLOS Laser
The PTURS-19 Archer Anti-tank missile is the primary infantry carried anti-tank missile of the Lubyakan Army. The PTURS-19 is meant to be portable by a single fireteam, and as such is considerably lighter than comparable weapons systems mounted on vehicles, like the BMG/T-002 Hyena missile tank destroyer. Like its larger cousins though, the PTURS-19 uses a SACLOS guidance system to home in on a target, and utilizes a tandem HEAT warhead in order to defeat the armor of an enemy battle tank. In addition to anti-tank purposes, the PTURS-19 can be fitted with a thermobaric warhead, enabling it to be used to great effect against fortified positions during offensive operations. The PTURS-19 is usually found in the anti-tank squad of a Rifle company's Gunner platoon. A single squad will usually use three launchers, with three men assigned to each launcher, combined with a squad commander to help coordinate the squad's activities.


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Manufacturer: Unified Steel & Electric
Weight: 10.8 kilograms
Length: 1,574 mm
Diameter: 72 mm
Range: 5.2 kilometers
Altitude: 3.5 kilometers
Warhead: 1.17 kilogram HE-Frag
Guidance: Infrared
The ZUS-15 is a man portable surface to air missile, meant to provide Lubyakan Army infantry with an organic method of air defense against low flying aircraft, that is more portable than the ZU-19 system or the ZSU-102. The ZUS-15 is meant to be operable by only one man, although a team will often consist of two soldier, one of whom will carry additional missiles for the launcher. The ZUS-15 is a relatively short ranged missile with infrared guidance, enabling it to be relatively light and cheap, and although this does limit the missiles effectiveness against modern aircraft, the missile remains effective against low flying attack aircraft and helicopters, enabling infantry units to defend themselves relatively effectively, without external support. ZUS-15s are often deployed in the anti-air squad of a Rifle company's Gunner platoon, with four launchers, each with a two man team, and a command team to help coordinate the actions of the squad.


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Manufacturer: Lukas Iron Works
Weight: 16 kilograms
Lenght: 1,090 mm
Barrel Length: 415 mm
Calibre: 30 mm Grenade
Action: Blowback
Effective Range: 2300 meters
The TGP-7 is an autogrenade launcher, meant to provide heavy support for advancing infantry, or defending a position. The 30 mm grenade is mean--primarily--to be used against infantry, but it is capable of being used against lightly armored vehicles to reasonably effective levels. In addition, the TGP-7 is often used as the heavy support weapon for helicopters and light utility vehicles in place of a heavy machine gun, the explosive ability of the 30 mm grenade being considered more important than a heavy machine gun. However, the autogrenade launcher has not overtaken the heavy machine gun, and both remain in mixed use in both Rifle and Grenadier units as well as in vehicles. Rifle companies tend to maintain a single TGP-7 in their heavy machine gun squad, using the TGP-7 to support the machine guns in combat operations.


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Manufacturer: Lukas Iron Works
Weight: 41.3 kilograms
Barrel Length: 1.27 meters
Effective Range: 5,935 meters
Rate of Fire: 16 Rds/m
Action: Manual
Breech: 81 mm
Shell: 2.1 kilogram HE-Frag
The SMP-17 mortar is the standard mortar of Lubyakan Rifle formations. Grenadier formations, however are equipped with the heavier SMP-21 120 mm mortar, mounted in BMG/G-002 'Panther' mobile mortar vehicles. However, in Rifle formations, the SMP-17 is carried and served by a five man team, usually mounted in a single truck. The SMP-17 is meant to provide rapid light fire support for defending a position, as well as in support of an attack, as the case may be. The SMP-17 is capable of firing a wide variety of shells, ranging from standard 2.1 kilogram high explosive fragmentation rounds, as well as smoke, illumination and white phosphorous rounds as needed in any situation. SMP-17s are usually deployed in the mortar squad of a company's Gunner platoon, with two mortars in the squad. At the battalion level, entire companies may be dedicated solely to the use of mortars, in order to provide support for battalion level operations, without having to call in regimental artillery support.



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Dropper Light Infantry Mortar
Country of Origin: Holy Marsh
Lubyakan Designation: SMP-19
Role: Light Mortar
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Lubyakan Navy

The Lubyakan Navy represents the Dominion of the Lubyak's government controlled maritime assets, and all such forces are brought under the banner of the Lubyakan Navy, including rescue and recovery vessels that most nations would separate into an independent 'Coast Guard.' The only Dominion controlled maritime vessels not under the aspects of the Lubyakan Navy are vessels commanded by the Judiciary for federal level law enforcement activities, although various provincial governments often maintain vessels for their own use. The Lubyakan Navy has, since the end of the First Continental War, been considered the pride of the Lubyakan military as a whole, and it is responsible for the protection of the Dominion of the Lubyak and her protectorates from foreign invasion, as well as the protection of Lubyakan interests abroad, and is often the most commonly used instrument of power projection. As a result of design, the Lubyakan Navy operates no land troops, and the only aircraft it controls are those based directly on its ships. This division of responsibility and reliance on other branches is meant to curtail inter-service rivalry, and foster cooperation between the branches, with the belief that required cooperation in peacetime will make cooperation in wartime simpler and easier. The Lubyakan Navy is the second largest of the three branches of the Lubyakan Armed Force, consisting of approximately four and half million beings under arms.

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Part of the Nonastov Naval Base
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A Lubyakan Navy Cruiser Division on Patrol
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Modern Navy Doctrine

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Organization
The Lubyakan Navy, like all components of the Lubyakan military, is under the command of OCE, the Ministry of Defense, and ultimately, the Governor-General of the Dominion, with strategic direction and advice provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Navy's administrative facilities are mostly concentrated at facilities in both Erota, and the Toman Naval Base in Herzinsel. The Erota based facilities are intended for the upper most levels and for housing officers travelling to Erota for political purposes. Toman Naval Base holds the facilities for the Grand Admiral of the Fleets' command, along with a large amount of the bureaucratic aspects of naval administration. Other large centers of administration are located at the Nonastov Naval Yard and at the Cambreth Naval Base in Ilan.

Naval shore side administration is handled by District, with shore facilities and personnel assigned to specific geographic areas, which hold control over all shore facilities in their area of responsibility. Naval Districts often overlap with overall military Regional Commands, to which most ships are attached. Regional Commands are also created as necessary for forces operating abroad. As a result of the Navy's high mobility and necessity for force projection, large naval formations such as Surface and Carrier Action Groups are often transferred between Regional Commands several times a year, and are thus maintain high levels of independence for their administrative functions.

Ranks

Enlisted RanksOfficer Ranks
SeamanEnsign
RatingJunior Lieutenant
Junior Petty OfficerSenior Lieutenant
Petty OfficerLieutenant Commander
Senior Petty OfficerCommander
Master SergeantCaptain
Junior Warrant OfficerCommodore
Warrant OfficerRear Admiral
Senior Warrant OfficerVice Admiral
Fleet Admiral
Grand Admiral
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Combat Formations

In line with Lubyakan Navy doctrine, there are several permanent organizations of ships within the Navy, usually designed to perform a specific function. These formations are usually built around a specific purpose and role within the fleet, be that coastal defense, power projection, air operations, sea lane control, or defensive operations. These formations thus serve as the building blocks from which a 'fleet' is assembled. In the Lubyakan Navy, fleets are temporary creations, formed to be capable of completing whatever mission they have been assigned, while formations are permanent, and ships assigned to them generally remain with that formation for most of their service life. However, certain fleets like the Arglythe Home Fleet, the Bay of Toman Home Fleet, and Ilanian Home Fleet are long established, but these fleets are generally treated as a reserve fleets, to which individual ships can be broken off from active formations.

Carrier Action Group
Since the aircraft carrier surpassed the battleship and armored battlecruiser as the forefront ship of war on the high seas of the world, the Carrier Action Group has become the primary naval combat unit of the Lubyakan Navy. Carrier Action Groups are built around a single large aircraft carrier, and are intended to contest enemy air power, and attempt to secure air superiority over the naval battlespace, as well as perform air strikes against both land and naval targets as necessary to accomplish the mission at hand. In larger fleets, Carrier Action Groups form the first line of defense for the fleet, utilizing reconnaissance aircraft to detect inbound hostile forces at a distance where they can be engaged by carrier based aviation. Beyond the carrier, the rest of a carrier action group is intended to defend the carrier, and thus includes both anti-air and anti-submarine assets, although, as Carrier Action Groups are not intended to operate within missile range of hostile surface ships, they tend to not posses anti-surface warships, relying on Surface Action Group's to engage such targets.

As of present, a Lubyakan Carrier Action Group consists of: 1, Ares class superheavy aircraft carrier; 2, Timberwolf class escort cruisers; 3, Dauntless class frigates; 2, Foundation class destroyers; 2, Governor Nuskov class destroyers; 1, Mako class attack submarine, and 1, Dawn class naval supply ship, resulting in a total of twelve vessels in a Carrier Action Group.

Surface Action Group
Despite the rise of the aircraft carrier as the per-eminent capital ship in most nation's fleets, the Lubyakan Navy still maintains large numbers of Surface Action Groups, designed to engage and destroy enemy surface combatants with massed anti-ship missile fire, as well as be capable of defending themselves against such attacks. As such, Surface Action Groups contains multiple large combatants, along with escorts in order to defend the formation. Surface Action Groups are rarer than Carrier Action Groups, and are rarely deployed in a single formation, with squadrons from the main Action Group often being attached to Carrier Action Groups when the entire Surface Action Group is not required. These squadrons tend to be relatively small, relying on a single surface combatant, and attached escorts.

As of present, a Lubyakan Surface Action Group consists of: 1, Dominion class battlecruiser; 3, Erota class cruisers; 2, Timberwolf class escort cruisers; 3, Governor Nuskov class destroyers; 5, Justicar Katen class destroyer; 4, Dauntless class frigates; 2, Mako class attack submarine, and 2, Dawn class naval supply ship, for a total force strength of twenty two vessels in a Surface Action Group.

The Surface Action Group is designed to be broken up into four separate squadrons, 3 consisting of an Erota class cruiser, a Governor Nuskov class destroyer, a Justicar Katen class destroyer, and a Dauntless class frigate, with the remaining vessels forming the fourth 'main body' squadron, built around the Dominion class battlecruiser.

Amphibious Assault Group
Unlike other capital ship naval formations, the Amphibious Assault Group is not built around some form of sealane control or deterrence. Instead, the Amphibious Assault Group is intended to project force onto land via the landing of ground forces onto hostile shores, in order to clear a beachhead for the eventual landing of larger formations of Army forces in a full scale amphibious invasion. However, in most cases, Amphibious Assault Groups are not employed in this manner, and find a much higher degree of usage in disaster relief, and serving as mobile bases for special operations forces and smaller scale landings, as opposed to full scale invasions.

Amphibious Assault Groups, as such, are barely equipped with anti-surface combatant capability, although it is equipped for shore bombardment, in order to support landing forces. However, the purpose of other vessels in the Amphibious Assault Group is primarily to protect the amphibious assault ships, and amphibious landing docks that transport the landing ships. Amphibious Assault Groups are rated as being capable of landing a brigade sized formation, drawn from the Lubyakan Army's Skirmisher and Dragoon formations, combined and specialized into an Amphibious Brigade.

At present, a Lubyakan Navy Amphibious Assault Group consists of: 1, Intolerable class amphibious assault ships; 2, Fair Haven class amphibious dock; 1, Erota class cruiser; 1, Timberwolf class escort cruisers; 3, Dauntless class frigates; 2, Justicar Katen class destroyers; 2, Governor Nuskov class destroyers; 1, Mako class attack submarine, and 1, Dawn class naval supply ship. for a combined force of fourteen vessels.

Light Carrier Division
The Lubyakan Light Carrier Division is the first non-capital ship action group in the Lubyakan Navy, and is often used in situation involving minor powers that do not require the attentions of a full Carrier Action Group. Light Carrier Divisions are intended to exist as a miniature versions of a full Carrier Action Group and when operating independently, carries an air group built mostly around true multi-role aircraft, rather than the more specialized aircraft more popular amongst the Lubyakan naval air arm. However, in situations when the Light Carrier Division is operating in concert with capital action groups, the Light Carrier Divisions is more commonly employed to protect supply convoys, and are intended to provide anti-submarine and anti-air protection, for the supply forces for capital action groups, essentially serving as a rear guard force for larger fleets, allowing the primary capital action groups to concentrate their attention on the primary mission.

At present, a Lubyakan Navy Light Carrier Division consists of: 1, Justicar class light aircraft carrier; 1, Timberwolf class escort cruiser; 2, Dauntless class frigates; 1, Governor Nuskov class destroyers; 1, Justicar Katen class destroyer, and 1, Dawn class supply ship, for a combined force of 7 vessels.

Cruiser Division
Much like the Light Carrier Division is a miniature Carrier Action Group, the Cruiser Division is a miniature Surface Action Group, and is intended for similar missions. Built around a pair of Erota class cruisers, the Cruiser Division is an offensive weapon. In larger fleets consisting of multiple Action Groups acting in concert, a Cruiser Division will often be used as an independent strike group. In other situations, Cruiser Divisions serve as surface raiding groups, patrolling and engaging merchant traffic wherever it can be found. Cruiser Divisions are often used politically as well. Their well known status as offensive tools has enabled them to be used as a symbol of Lubyakan naval power in a form of modern day gunboat diplomacy.

At present, a Lubyakan Navy Cruiser Division consists of: 2, Erota class cruisers; 1, Timberwolf class escort cruiser; 2, Governor Nuskov class destroyers; 2, Justicar Katen class destroyers, 2, Dauntless class frigates, and 1, Dawn class naval supply ship, for a combined force of ten vessels.


Escort Squadron
An Escort Squadron is one of the most commonly deployed formations by the Lubyakan Navy. Escort Squadrons are intended to be attached to larger naval fleets consisting of multiple action groups acting in concert, or to merchant convoys sailing the trade routes of Poneria. An Escort Squadron is intended to provide protection against air, surface, and submarine threats, and can be assigned for point defence of key coastal targets, specific vessels, or general areas of sea. Escort Squadrons are often deployed for minor ‘showing the flag’ missions, escorting vessels from allied states as a demonstration of Lubyakan willingness to commit forces to protect its allies.

At present, a Lubyakan Navy Escort Squadron consists of: 1, Timberwolf class Escort Cruiser; 1, Governor Nuskov class destroyer; 2, Justicar Katen class destroyer; and 3, Dauntless class frigates for a combined force of seven vessels.
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Capital Ships


Displacement: 9.2 million tonnes
Length: 1257.23 meters
Beam: 208.49 meters
Draft: 45.83 meters
Propulsion: Nuclear
Speed: 25 knots
Complement: 123,490

Armament
256x PKUS-19 Heavy Antiship Missile
5,120x PKUS-24 Anti-ship Missile
13,824x ZUS-21 Operations Defense Missiles
35x ZAK-15 Stations
9x ZAK-27 Stations
8x 324 mm Torpedo Tubes
The Tovakyan class supercapital missile battleship is the Lubyakan designation for the Lyran designed and manufactured Longsword class supercapital arsenal ship. As of present, the Dominion of the Lubyak operates two Tovakyan class vessels, each purchased from Lyran Arms, and domestically armed and maintained. These vessels are the LNS Tovakyan and LNS Tacitus, currently based out of the Nonastov Naval Base, which is currently the only naval installation equipped to properly maintain and house these vessels.

These two vessels are considered to be among the most advanced vessels in the Lubyakan Navy, and are without a doubt the largest vessels in service within the Lubyakan Navy by an almost insane degree. The two vessels are considered to be almost irreplaceable, and their operations costs are high. As a result, these vessels are rarely employed in standard operations, and are rarely deployed to combat situations. In naval doctrine that rationalized the acquisition of the two vessels, the Tovakyan class is used as a coordination vessel for strategic level military operations, with a secondary role as a mobile naval reserve, which can be used to reinforce any an individual naval task force in key engagements. As a result, most war plans involving the deployment of a Tovakyan class vessel feature the ship remaining far behind the front lines, protected by multiple units of escorts, and serving as a secure communications, command and control hub for entire strategic operations, where high command, or general staff level officers can maintain a large scale view of the employment of their naval forces.

Despite the doctrinal plan for the Tovakyan class, the vessel is incredibly heavily armed, with its sheer size enabling it to mount an incredible amount of anti-ship and anti-air missiles. The vessel mounts over five thousand two hundred and fifty anti-ship missiles, thus allowing the Tovakyan to engage targets at extreme range, and potentially saturating the defenses of a single naval fleet with enough projectiles in order to overwhelm the fleets air defenses, thus enabling missiles or aircraft to penetrate the fleet’s defensive rings, and destroy key hostile capital vessels. The vessel’s anti-aircraft defenses are also impressive , mounting nearly fourteen thousand operational level anti-aircraft missiles, enabling the vessel to fire upon and engage aircraft at extreme range as part of fleet level air defense, and even allowing the vessel to fire upon inbound ballistic missiles as part of the Lubyakan military’s Strategic Air Defense Network (SADN). Finally, the vessel is equipped with thirty five TPD-15 installations, and nine TPD-27 stations mounted around the vessel in key locations to provide terminal defense against inbound hostile missiles and aircraft. The vessel is also equipped with four 324 mm torpedo tubes on each side, for a total of eight launch tubes for the utilization of anti-submarine, decoys, and anti-torpedo projectiles from the vessel.

The Tovakyan also mounts the hangar capacity for multiple anti-submarine and heavy lift helicopters. The vessel is capable of operating up to nine anti-submarine helicopters, along with two heavy lift helicopters from its internal hangar facilities. In addition to its considerable command and control systems, the Tovakyan class also mounts an over the horizon radar system, enabling it to detect and manage threats from several thousand kilometers away, along with the necessary systems to rapidly disseminate this information to weapons and fire control systems. The vessel's sensor suite also includes high powered fire control radar systems intended to pierce jamming and countermeasures, and medium/long ranged tracking radars to supplement the OTH system. The Tovakyan is also equipped with a powerful countermeasures suite, enabling it to both operate its radar systems in a hard to detect manner, while reducing its own signature.


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Displacement: 231,300 tonnes
Length: 395 meters
Beam: 48 meters
Draft: 15.9 meters
Propulsion: Nuclear
Speed: 25 knots
Complement: 2,700
Airwing: 2,450

Armament
8x ZAK-27 Stations
10x 533 mm Torpedo Tubes
90 Aircraft Regiment
The Ares heavy aircraft carrier is the first of a new generation in Lubyakan aircraft carrier designed with the end of the Herdite Cold War in mind. Developed from the preceding Menvra class heavy carrier design, the Ares was considered to be an essential addition to the Lubyakan Navy in the modern world. The Menvra class had represented a revolutionary departure from previous Lubyakan aircraft carrier designs by focusing on individual large vessels, rather than a larger fleet of smaller one. The Ares is only the evolution of the Menvra design, expanding the vessel by nearly one hundred meters of length, and its displacement by over one hundred and thirty thousand tonnes. The increased size was deemed necessary to host and coordinate the large air wing that was demanded to properly support combat operations against potential rival powers in the modern world, and the Ares is capable of carrying and coordinating ninety aircraft in its standard carrier regiment. However can play host to over a hundred if the situation requires it--such as for the ferrying of aircraft to bases and the recovery of aircraft which have lost their home carrier.

However, despite this large airwing, the Ares hosts little organic armament, being limited to a series of eight TPD-25 close in weapons systems to defend the carrier against inbound anti-ship missiles, and ten 533 mm torpedo tubes--five on each side--intended to launch anti-torpedo decoys, smaller hard-kill antitorpedo projectiles, or antisubmarine torpedoes. While some in the Lubyakan media and military establishment have protested the seemingly poor organic defenses of the carrier, especially in comparison to potential rival classes like the Lyran James Lawrence and the Yohanessian Commonwealth the Lubyakan Navy has insisted that the design of the Ares will be capable of properly engaging nation's operating such aircraft carriers, despite the lack of organic armament.

Electronically, the Ares is focused on the coordination of its regiment and its own survival rather than on aggressive target acquisition and prosecution. However, the size of the carrier necessitates a powerful command and control system for the coordination of its Carrier Action Group, as well as making the carrier a convenient platform for long range tracking radar systems. However, the lack of organic armament means that the Menvra has no independent fire control radar and instead allows its point defense systems to engage targets independently of any centralized control. However, the importance of the carrier means that the Menvra mounts extremely powerful electronic counter measure and jamming systems, intended to protect the carrier from detection or acquisition by hostile radar systems.

The Ares class heavy aircraft carrier's regiment varies in composition, depending on mission type, but the standard unit on an Ares consists of: 2 air superiority squadrons, 3 attack squadrons, a logistics squadron, a command and control squadron, and an anti-submarine squadron. While the Carrier Air Regiment varies from mission to mission, each squadron is a permanent organization that is sometimes transferred between various ship and shore stations.


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Displacement: 45,441 tonnes
Length: 213 meters
Beam: 45.2 meters
Draft: 10.2 meters
Propulsion: Nuclear
Speed: 25 knots
Complement: 420

Armament
1x KOS-19 203 mm Cannon
185x PKUS-24 Antiship Missiles
280x ZUS-21 Operations Defence Missiles
80x ZUS-15 Missiles
3x ZAK-27 Stations
3x ZAK-15 Stations
12x 533 mm Torpedo Tubes
The Anyova class battleship was designed to be a cheaper and more flexible successor to the Dominion class battlecruiser, combining upgraded and modernised electronics with a similar size of hull and missile armament. Like the Dominion, the Anyova is primarily intended as a surface combatant, intending to engage enemy surface ships and shore targets, and--in many cases--continues to fit the role of an arsenal ship. The Anyova continues to include the impressive command and control capabilities that were installed on the Dominion class, and it is fully intended to be able to coordinate surface action groups or even larger fleets if necessary.

The Anyova class also marks a departure from the longstanding Lubyakan naval design preference for heavy anti-ship missiles carried in deck level box launchers and an embrace of more modern vertical launch systems. Unlike the VLS systems on other vessels, Lubyakan VLSs are not fully interchangeable between weapon systems, as a lingering after effect of the long standing institutional preference for large, long ranged anti-ship missiles. However, the Anyova has begun experimenting with some degree of interchangeability, altering its design to allow large anti-ship missile cells to hold other varieties of weapon, sometimes including multiple munitions per cell. In addition to its substantial number of ship and surface strike weapons, the Anyova mounts an exceptionally large number of long range operations defence missiles. As with the Dominion, the Anyova class is essentially fitted with the secondary role of a floating arms depot, carrying large numbers of missiles that can be directed by superior air-tracking and processing systems mounted on dedicated fleet escort vessels, thus allowing escorts to wield firepower in excess of their size, and saving on expenseses of duplicating such systems on the Anyova class. Like almost all Lubyakan capital ships, the Anyova continues the tradition of carrying some degree of large gun armament, in this case a single 203 mm naval rifle. The Anyova also mounts a series of 533 mm torpedo tubes, intended for anti-subamrine defence.

However, in saving costs, the Anyova class has been made reliant on the benefits of an integrated escort group. The vessel has relatively light short ranged and terminal air defence, and is reliant on other vessels in its action group to provide that defence. However, the importance of integration has made it so that the Anyova contains some of the finest datalink and communication systems of any vessel in the Lubyakan Navy, as well as top of the line computer systems for interpreting data delivered to it by other systems. This level of integration makes the Anyova class battleship ideal as a command ship. However, the systems aboard Long Arm upgraded Dominion class battlecruisers, Ares class heavy carriers, and Tovakyan class battleships still outclasses the Anyova, and so the Anyova is used mostly as an intermediate command ship.


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Displacement: 45,441 tonnes
Length: 345 meters
Beam: 39 meters
Draft: 14.3 meters
Propulsion: Nuclear
Speed: 25 knots
Complement: 985

Armament
2x KOS-19 203 mm Cannon
24x PKUS-19 Heavy Antiship Missile
176x PKUS-24 Antiship Missile
16x PKUS-10 Light Antiship Missile
248x ZUS-21 Operations Defense Missile
2x ZUS-15 Launchers
11x ZAK-27 Stations
2x ZAK-15 Stations
12x 533 mm Torpedo Tubes
The Dominion class battlecruiser falls into the category of vessels that has been defined in some international naval schools of thought as an 'arsenal ship', although the Dominion class battlecruiser bears many differences from the classic arsenal ship concept. Although it bears similarities in that the Dominion class is designed around possessing an extremely heavy missile armament, unlike the original arsenal ship concept the Dominion class is built as a true independent vessel, fully capable of independent operation without outside control. The Dominion class has been built as a command vessel, intended to serve as a command and control vessel for entire fleet groups, hence the classification of the Dominion class as a 'battlecruiser' rather than an arsenal ship. Within the Lubyakan Navy, many see the vessel as an inheritor of the role of the 'big gun' armored battlecruiser of the Continental War era, and the: a large capital ship as the primary surface-to-surface combatant.

The Dominion class vessel is extremely heavily armed with missile weaponry, especially anti-ship missile armament,which provides the ship's primary surface to surface combat capability. In addition to its battery of heavy antiship missiles flanking the superstructure--similar to the mount on an Erota class cruiser--and its extremely large VLS mount of anti-ship missiles on the aft castle, the Dominion class also mounts a small battery of short ranged, light anti-ship missiles for close range defense of vessel against small targets. Supplementing these light anti-ship missiles is the fore mounted twin203 mm naval rifle battery, which is meant for use against close ranged targets and shore bombardment. Furthermore, the rear VLS systems are universal mounts, and can be loaded with land-attack cruise missiles, rather than anti-ship missiles, granting the vessel a large degree of flexibility in almost any scenario.

Deepening the flexibility of the class is the vessels large mount of operations level air defense missiles--a function in which the ship tends to operate as much more of a classic arsenal ship, with the ship only serving as a launching platform for with targets detected by other sensors. These include anti-air escorts on the edge of the fleet, ground and air based radar systems, and even aircraft in mid-engagement. In addition to the operations defense role, the Dominion class possesses its own self defense missile systems, controlled and directed by the vessel's own sensors.The Dominion class also mounts a large number of point-defense turrets, intended to destroy in bound missiles and aircraft which have somehow penetrated the fleet's defense systems to a large degree. The vessel is also equipped with six 533 mm torpedo tubes on each side, for a total of twelve tubes, designed to launch either countermeasures, hardkill anti-torpedoes, or antisubmarine torpedoes.

The prestige of a battlecruiser also means that they are popular choices for flagship duties, and thus mount a powerful command and control system, for the coordination and control of multiple action groups at any one time. The vessel's size and nuclear power plant also enables it to carry powerful long range tracking and fire control radar systems with which to target and guide its long and short ranged anti-air missiles and anti-surface weaponry if other sensor platforms are unavailable. As a capital ship, the Dominion class is considered a priority target by enemy forces, and as such mounts high quality electronic counter measure systems in order to deceive and limit the ability of the enemy to detect and engage the vessel electronically.


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Displacement: 41,150 tonnes
Length: 253.2 meters
Beam: 31.8 meters
Draft: 8.1 meters
Propulsion: Gas Turbine
Speed: 22 knots
Complement: 1,208

Armarment
2x ZUS-15 Launchers
1x ZAK-27 Station
2x ZAK-25 Stations
8x 533 mm Torpedo Tubes

Assault Force
1,894x Assault Troops
12x BMDS-110
2x LCAC
The Intolerable class amphibious assault ship is a unique vessel amongst the capital ships of the Lubyakan Navy. Namely, they are not designed for domination of the sea lanes, either through the use of aircraft or via the direct engagement of hostile shipping with the use of long ranged anti-ship cruise missiles. Instead, the Intolerable class is used to project the power of the Lubyakan Navy onto land, deploying Lubyakan Army forces onto potentially hostile shores for either quick raids of key coastal targets, or for the securing of beachheads for the deployment of full scale Lubyakan Army forces in a full scale invasion of hostile shores.

In order to accomplish this mission, the Intolerable class is built for operations close in to the shores of enemy coastlines, potentially within range of land based anti-ship missile systems. Although, hopefully, such systems have been destroyed by Lubyakan Navy airstrikes and cruise missile attacks, the Intolerable class is designed to survive in such hostile environment, and is properly equipped with multiple organic anti-air missile launches, several terminal point defense systems, and standard torpedo tubes all designed to help neutralize inbound threats. As her close in operation may leave her vulnerable to artillery shells and long range rockets, the Intolerable class is one of the few vessels to retain an armored deck and belt. However, such defenses remain secondary systems, meant to supplement the existing defenses provided by the other vessels which will no doubt be escorting the amphibious assault ship in any combat situation. The true punch of an Intolerable class vessel is held deep within its well deck, and in its hangar bay.

The Intolerable class is meant to carry a reinforced battalion of ground troops and their equipment per ship. These forces are often drawn from Lubyakan Army Skirmisher and Dragoon formations, organized into specially trained Amphibious Assault brigades, which are spread across the multiple assault vessels of an Amphibious Assault Group. As a result, the troops based aboard an Intolerable are mostly light infantry forces, meant to be transported to the shore via either amphibious vehicles (mainly, the RSV-110 Cougar armored personal carrier, and transport hovercraft) or via helicopter delivery via TH-45 tactical transport helicopters. These troops would be supported by both helicopter gunships and close support aircraft operated from the vessel’s flight deck. The actual carried complement varies immensely for almost any mission, and is altered and customized for the assigned mission, which can range from covert insertion to hostile invasion.

The Intolerable class can operate independently, deploying forces onto the coast of a hostile state for quick and short raiding operations. However in full scale combat operations Intolerable class vessels are usually found operating in cooperation with both another Intolerable assault vessel, and a Fair Haven amphibious dock in order to be able to deploy a full brigade, along with armored support in any single landing operation over a few hour time period.

Electronically, the Intolerable class is fairly unimpressive, being designed with cost in mind. While equipped to serve as a floating command center for her ground forces, the Intolerable class is poorly equipped for naval command and control operations or combat. While equipped with a tracking and fire control radar system in order both control its own air operations and defend itself, the Intolerable is usually reliant on other vessels for information. However, as the vessel tends to operate close to shore, where short ranged anti-ship missiles could pose a threat, the Intolerable's electronic warfare and jamming systems are up to date and potent, providing the vessel an extra layer of defense during vulnerable landing operations.
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Cruisers

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Displacement: 10,000 tonnes
Length: 186.4 meters
Beam: 20.8 meters
Draft: 8.4 meters
Propulsion: Gas Turbine
Speed: 32 knots
Complement: 485

Armament
2x KOS-19 203 mm Cannon
16x PKUS-19 Heavy Antiship Missile
64x ZUS-21 Operations Defense Missiles
3x ZAK-27 Stations
5x ZAK-15 Stations
2x SDL-9 Antisubmarine Rocket
10x 533 mm Torpedo Tubes
The Erota class cruiser is the workhorse of the Lubyakan Navy, meant to be capable of operating in most—if not all—roles required within a fleet, rather than the extreme specialization that marks most Lubyakan Navy cruiser and escort scale vessels. In older times, the size and armarment of the Erota class would have made earned them classification as a 'heavy cruiser', straddling the line between cruiser and capital ship. This is reflected in its mission. Wheras most cruisers and escort sized vessels are meant to escort and protect capital ships, Erota class cruisers are intended for independent operation. Erota class vessels form the mainstay of Lubyakan Navy cruiser divisions, smaller independent forces that are used to provide heavy anti-ship fire in surface engagements or bolster anti-air defenses.

Despite being a more generalized vessel, the Erota class’s primary focus is surface to surface warfare, as betrayed by the eight large tubes for ASGM-19 heavy anti-shipping missiles arranged on each flank of the vessel’s bridge. These large missiles form the Erota class’s primary anti-ship armament, and are usually employed in the large massed missile attack salvos that is so highly prized within Lubyakan naval doctrine. Its secondary anti-surface armament—also meant to be used in shore bombardment operations—comes in the form of twin 203 mm naval rifles mounted in front of the ship’s main bridge. However, the Erota class is meant for service in a more general sense than only anti-surface vessel operations, and is equipped as such. The Erota class is equipped with both a series of torpedo tubes beneath its water line, along with anti-submarine rocket launcher assemblies mounted on its deck. In addition, the Erota is capable of operating an anti-submarine helicopter from its rear flight deck and hangar assembly. For anti-aircraft purposes, the Erota has a large SAGM-21 surface to air missile battery, mounted in its mid-section. For terminal defense, the Erota is armed with several TPD-15 and -27 stations designed to intercept and destroy enemy missiles and aircraft that have penetrated the fleet defense perimeter. In such situations, the forward gun is also capable of being loaded with anti-aircraft shells. Although theses weapons are of limited efficacy, the morale value of the large guns firing has been deemed significant.

As a cruiser, the Erota is not equipped with the same command and control systems that would be found mounted upon a full capital ship, and lacks the command and control facilities for anything more than a cruiser division. Some variants have been updated to serve as 'command ships' for smaller fleets that lack large capital ships, and have been equipped with more robust systems. Electronically, the Erota class lacks the power of a full capital ship's sensor suite, but its systems are competent enough to defend the ship, although it functions well when operating in conjunction with Timberwolf class escort cruisers. Even so, the Erota class mounts impressive electronic counter measure systems to defend the ship against hostile attack, as well as detect and engage potential surface contacts.


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Displacement: 9,900 tonnes
Length: 173.2 meters
Width: 18.6 meters
Draft: 6.7 meters
Propulsion: Gas Turbine
Speed: 32 knots
Complement: 380

Armament
2x KOS-10 130 mm Cannon
24x ZUS-21 Operations Defense Missiles
2x ZUS-15 Launchers
2x ZUS-12 Launchers
1x 6 Cell PRK-9 Missile Launcher
8x PRK-11 Antisubmarine Missiles
4x PRB-9 Antisubmarine Rocket Launchers
4x ZAK-15 Stations
10x 533 mm Torpedo Tubes
The Timberwolf class escort cruiser is, like its other cruise type cousins, a commonly found vessel. Unlike the Erota class, the Timberwolf class escort cruiser is relatively specialized into a defensive, rather than offensive role. The Timberwolf class escort cruiser is specialized into an anti-submarine and air warfare role. As a result, although less common than the Erota class, the Timberwolf class is a very common vessel, and is usually found in every major naval formation, where its specialized equipment, designed to protect fleets against submarine and air attack is put to the greatest use, defending capital ships against the most expected form of hostile attack. The Timberwolf class also serves the Lubyakan Navy in the role of a minor flagship, often commanding squadrons of destroyers in independent missions, as well as serving as patrol vessels for certain high security areas.

The Timberwolf’s main armament echoes its purpose. The Timberwolf lacks the large forward gun mount that can be considered ‘typical’ of other Lubyakan warships. Instead, the Timberwolf mounts a six cell turret assembly of medium ranged PRK-9 anti-submarine missiles. The PRK-9 assembly is meant to be employed against presumed hostile submarine contacts at short to medium ranges, carrying an antisubmarine torpedo out to the suspected contact, where it can be dropped into the water in such proximity to the submarine that it would be difficult for the vessel to escape. The PRK-9 assembly is supported by two four cell launcher of the PRK-11 anti-submarine missile, each launcher mounted on the flanks of the ship’s bridge. The vessel’s anti-submarine armament is completed by terminal anti-submarine rocket launchers, which carry depth charges out towards submarine contacts in close proximity to the vessel itself. In addition, the Timberwolf mounts the facilities required to launch and recover an anti-submarine warfare helicopter, which enables the vessel to engage hostile submarines at considerable ranges.

In addition to anti-submarine warfare, the Timberwolf class is equipped and intended to serve as a fleet level air defense vessel. In order to accomplish this, the vessel is equipped with a large ZUS-21 vertical launcher assembly on its bow, which provides the ship’s primary anti-air defense system. These long ranged surface to air missiles are capable of engaging targets ranging from hostile cruise missiles, aircraft, and possesses some anti-ballistic missile capability. In addition, the Timberwolf mounts two twin armed launchers of the ZUS-15, one amidships and the other aft, intended to provide defense against targets who have closed past the range of the ZUS-21 assembly on the bow. The ZUS-15 is primarily intended for use against aircraft, although it is capable of engaging cruise missiles if required. For terminal point defense, the Timberwolf possesses two systems: One is a twin armed ZUS-12 launcher assembly mounted amidships on both sides of the hull, and the other consists of four ZAK-15 30 mm point defense cannons, mounted two on both port and starboard. These two systems are intended to target enemy aircraft and missiles which are on final approach towards either the Timberwolf or a vessel nearby. Finally, the vessel mounts a pair of 130 mm naval rifles, which can be utilized to engage aircraft at close range in assistance of its missile armament.

In addition to its armament, the Timberwolf class escort cruiser serves a pivotal role within Lubyakan Navy Action Groups in the process of coordinating fleet wide defense against hostile action. The Timberwolf has been designed from the keel up to serve as the base ship for the Gauntlet Fleet Defense Protocol. The Gauntlet Protocol is intended to provide coordination of multiple ship’s defensive systems into a single actor, in order to more efficiently engage and destroy hostile aircraft, missiles or submarines. The Gauntlet Protocol works based on the same technology that forms the backbone of the Lubyakan Military’s Hive Battle Control System, using high speed and bandwidth data links between vessels to allow for an entire fleet’s defensive systems to be coordinated by a single computer system. As a result, the Timberwolf’s computer, communication and radar systems are among the most advanced in the Lubyakan Navy, and are often being upgraded to take advantage of new developments in communication and computing technology. As a result of these systems, Timberwolf class cruisers can be considered the keystones of a Lubyakan Navy action group’s defensive capability, and are some of the most important vessels in any naval operation.


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Displacement: 37,085 tonnes
Length: 261.5 meters
Beam: 64.4 meters
Draft: 9.4 meters
Propulsion: Nuclear
Speed: 27 knots
Complement: 1,350
Air Wing: 600

Armarment
2x ZAK-27 Stations
4x ZAK-15 Stations
10x 533 mm Torpedo Tubes
32 aircraft Air wing
In the midst of the Wendigo War, it became obvious to Lubyakan Navy planners that the Greater Pony Herd enjoyed a marked superiority in the number of aircraft carriers it could put to sea at any one time. It became obvious that Herdite shipbuilding capacity, especially in the real of capital and super capital warships, far outstripped Lubyakan production. The result was that the Lubyakan Navy could simply not keep up with the number of Herdite carriers, dreadnoughts, and arsenal ships being launched, and a change of strategic planning was necessary. The result was a shift away from large capital ships, towards cruiser size ships, which projections held that the Dominion could potentially mass produce faster than the Herd. The Justicar class aircraft carrier was one of the major results of this program.

The Justicar class aircraft carrier was designed to be of a size similar to large civilian vessels, rather than the large carriers and battlecruisers that had been prevalent in the Second Continental War and early Windigo War era Lubyakan Navy. The Justicar class aircraft carrier is currently the most modern vessel of this type to serve in the Lubyakan Navy. It is designed to not only operate aircraft, but to serve as a flagship and command vessel for light carrier divisions, and as such was designed with service alongside a formation of cruisers and escorts in mind. As such, the Justicar carries little organic armament, relying upon its support vessels for protection against targets not engaged by the carrier’s aircraft. Despite this, the Justicar class is equipped with four TPD-15 Stations and two TPD-27 Stations in order to provide terminal defense against hostile missiles. The carrier also includes a battery of 10 533 mm torpedo tubes below the waterline in order to provide some defenses against enemy submarine activity. However the main mounted equipment on the Justicar class carrier remains electronic in nature. In fitting with its role as a flagship, the Justicar is intended to collate and process information reaching it from a variety of sources, and distribute that information to the rest of its force, and it has been equipped to do exactly that, using both its own considerable sensors, and information from airborne systems.

However, as an aircraft carrier, her primary offensive and defensive weapon is her regiment, and the Justicar class carries, on most missions, a thirty two aircraft regiment, although this can be increased to forty aircraft if the situation requires it. Currently, the standard regiment of a Justicar class aircraft carrier consists of two attack squadrons, a logistics squadron, a command and controls squadron, and an anti-submarine squadron. This complement can be modified, but has been found to be suitable for most missions.
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Escorts

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Displacement: 6,200 tonnes
Length: 156 meters
Beam: 17.3 meters
Draft: 6.5 meters
Propulsion: Gas Turbine
Speed: 32.7 knots
Complement: 350

Armament
4x KOS-10 130 mm Cannon
8x PKUS-24 Anti-ship Missile
2x ZUS-15 Launchers
2x PRB-9 Antisubmarine Rocket Launchers
4x ZAK-15 Stations
4x 533 mm Torpedo Tubes
The Governor Nuskov class destroyer is the most common warship within the Lubyakan Navy, and is intended to serve as a general purpose warship, although it specializes in anti-surface warfare, only carrying enough in the way of anti-air and anti-submarine weaponry to adequately protect itself and other vessels in a few kilometer radius around the vessel. The Nuskov class is intended for providing support to cruiser and capital size vessels, protecting them from other escort sized hostile vessels and air attack. However, the Nuskov class is more independent than other escorts, and is often used as the primary warship of Escort Squadrons, where its large PKUS-24 antiship missiles can prove deadly to even large enemy warships. Nuskov class vessels are often used in conjunction with other escort vessels in patrol squadrons that cover Lubyakan waters, and other areas under the protection of the Lubyakan Navy. In many situations, an Escort Squadron is deployed when the deployment of a Cruiser Division or full scale Action Groups would be considered to be too much. However, the Nuskov's small size limits it range, and it is often incapable of acting too far from a supply base or ship.

The Governor Nuskov class is equipped with a wide variety of armament. The vessel's primary anti-surface armament consists of eight PKUS-24 antiship missiles mounted in armored box launchers along the flanks of the ship's bridge. While lighter than the heavy anti-ship missiles found aboard cruisers and capital ships, the PKUS-24 is a powerful, fast, and accurate anti-ship missile, which remains dangerous to even capital ships. In addition, the Nuskov possesses a heavy gun battery, consisting of four 130 mm naval cannons mounted in two twin mounts, fore and aft. These cannons are meant for terminal air and surface defense, as well as for supporting ground forces with offshore bombardment. The vessel's primary air defense comes from two twin armed ZUS-15 Launchers, also located fore and aft of the main superstructure. Each launcher draws upon an internal magazine to provide air defense for the ship and other vessels surrounding it. The Nuskov also mounts four ZAK-15 terminal point defense stations. Each station is a radar guided 30 mm rotary cannon designed to provide point blank defense against hostile aircraft and missiles. Finally, for purposes of submarine defense, while the Nuskov is not specialized in this type of warfare, it is equipped with four 533 mm torpedo tubes, and a pair of PRB-9 anti-submarine rocket launchers. The Nuskov also carries a helipad, which can be used to launch an anti-submarine warfare helicopter to provide additional defense against submarine attack.

In terms of electronic warfare, the Nuskov is mostly focused on connecting with the fleet wide battle network, and relies on targeting information provided by reconnaissance aircraft or picket ships in order to target its weaponry. However, as an escort vessel, the Nuskov is occasionally deployed as a patrol and picket ship, in which case its own electronic sensors come into play. While not as specialized as vessels such as the Timberwolf escort cruiser, the Nuskov's sensors are well rounded and capable and proficient in both air and sea search modes, as well as passive radar search, making the Nuskov a well rounded vessel in any sense of the word.


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Displacement: 6,930 tonnes
Length: 163 meters
Beam: 19.3 meters
Draft: 6.2 meters
Propulsion: Gas Turbine
Speed: 35 knots
Complement: 300

Armament
8x PRK-11 Antisubmarine Missiles
2x PRB-9 Antisubmarine Rocket Launchers
64x ZUS-12 Missiles
1x 6 cell PRK-9 Antisubmarine Missile Launcher
4x ZAK-15 Stations
1x KOS-9 105 mm Cannon
8x 533 mm Torpedo Tubes
The Justicar Katen class destroyer is the Lubyakan Navy’s principal anti-submarine escort vessel, and thus is designed to complement the more anti-surface focused Governor Nuskov class destroyer and the anti-air focused Dauntless class frigate. The Justicar Katen class is equipped almost exclusively for anti-submarine warfare, and thus carries relatively limited anti-air and anti-surface armament, usually sufficient only for self defense against small scale attacks. The Justicar Katen class is usually serves as a key part of a larger fleet’s anti-submarine screen. As a natural complement to the other escort vessels deployed by the Lubyakan Navy, the Foundation class is a key portion of the Escort Squadrons deployed by the Navy to both protect supply lines to and from expeditionary war zones, lines of maritime and international trade, and to show the flag when the deployment of a larger force such as a Surface Action Group or Cruiser Division would be considered excessive.

The Justicar Katen classes sensors and armament are built around its primary mission of anti-submarine warfare and the vessel excels within its specialty role. A Justicar Katen class destroyer is equipped with a powerful bow and towed sonar array, along with the necessary computer systems needed to process the vast amount of information available. The Justicar Katen class was always intended to operate relatively independently on the edges of formations, often breaking away from the main body of the fleet to prosecute potential submarine threats. As a result, the vast majority of the ship’s processing power has been focused on anti-submarine warfare at the expense of its surface and air tracking ability. This focus on anti-submarine warfare is reflected in the vessel’s armament.

A Justicar Katen’s main armament consists of eight PRK-11 anti-submarine missiles, designed to be launched from the vessel against distant targets that have been pinpointed by the vessel’s helicopter or long range detection systems. The PRK-11 can carry a variety of warheads, ranging from anti-submarine torpedoes, nuclear depth charges, or single unitary charges. However, the vessel can not change the payload of its primary charges, and is only capable of being changed with the aid of a dedicated replenishment vessel or in harbor. Supplementing the long range anti-submarine missiles, the vessel mounts a six cell launcher for PRK-9 anti-submarine missiles. Like its larger cousin, the PRK-9 can carry a wide variety of charges, but unlike the large PRK-11, the -9 can have its warhead altered and changed at sea, providing a level of flexibility to operations. However, the PRK-9 is an unguided rocket as opposed to a guided missile, and can only be utilized against relatively close ranged targets. Finally, for terminal defense, the vessel mounts a pair of multi-tube anti-submarine rocket launchers, designed to propel depth charges towards submerged contacts at extremely close ranges.

While anti-submarine warfare forms the primary objective of the Justicar Katen class destroyer, the vessel does mount defenses against both surface and aerial targets. The vessel mounts a single radar guided 105 mm autoloaded cannon in the forecastle, designed to engage surface or aerial targets as necessary. A series of 64 ZUS-12 anti-air missiles are mounted in VLS silos along the ship’s deck, enabling a defense against aerial targets ranging from fixed wing, helicopters, or even anti-ship missiles. For terminal point defense, the ship mounts four ZAK-15 stations, intended to provided a point blank defense of the ship against small craft, aircraft, or missiles that have penetrated other air defense systems. Finally, like all Lubyakan vessels, the destroyer mounts a series of torpedo tubes beneath the water line, capable of launching heavy torpedoes for use against surface ships, or light torpedoes for use against enemy submarines. The combination of weapons and electronics systems serves to make the Justicar Katen class destroyer an important part of the Lubyakan Navy, and a valuable escort for both military formations and trade route protection.


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Displacement: 4,852 tonnes
Length: 132.3 meters
Beam: 14.9 meters
Draft: 5.8 meters
Propulsion: Gas Turbine
Speed: 30 knots
Complement: 301

Armament
1x KOS-10 130 mm Cannon
1x ZUS-15 Twin Launcher
2x ZAK-27 Station
The Dauntless class frigate is the Lubyakan Navy’s primary anti-air escort, intended as an affordable ‘picket’ ship that could be deployed around a combat formation in order to provide an additional ring of anti-air defence around the Action Group’s combat formations. The Dauntless is a key part of Escort Squadrons, providing additional support for the air defence of whatever the squadron is designed to protect. Alongside Justicar Katen class destroyers, the Dauntless class is meant to provide the backbone for the Lubyakan Navy’s protection of maritime lines of communication and trade in the Ponerian oceans. The equipment of the Dauntless class is fully designed to fulfil the mission of an affordable vessel for air defence, which translates into a vessel that is almost uniformly capable of one mission and must rely on other vessels for protection from submarine and surface threats.

The Dauntless’s main sensor array is built around both an organic radar and fire control system for the guidance of the vessel’s systems, and providing ‘early warning’ of inbound aerial threats. The Dauntless is also equipped extensively with high speed datalinks in order to allow rapid, secure communication between it and the larger Timberwolf class escort cruisers that often command and coordinate escort formations as part of the unified Gauntlet Fleet Defence Protocol. These datalinks also extend to any aerial cover the fleet might have, be it from carrier launched aerial command centres, or LAT maritime patrol craft. The intention is to allow for mid course correction of munitions launched from the Dauntless, and to allow the vessel to engage targets that its own sensors might not have detected.

The primary armament of the Dauntless is a twin armed ZUS-15 launcher assembly on its bow, which draws on an internal magazine of missiles. The ZUS-15 ‘Luna’ is a tactical air defence missile, utilising semi-active radar guidance, with a maximum range of 50 kilometers. The ZUS-15 is capable of engaging both aircraft and missiles, and enables the ZUS-15 to properly engage a large variety of aerial targets. For self defence, the Dauntless is armed with a single KOS-10 130 mm cannon, capable of firing HE, AP, and AA shells, to engage small craft, helicopters, and aircraft if they have closed to range. The Dauntless also holds a pair of ZAK-27 stations, one on both sides. The ZAK-27 is equipped with both guns and short ranged ZUS-12 Celestial Terminal Defence Missiles, and is intended to defend against aircraft and missiles that have passed longer ranged defences.


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Displacement: 8,000 tonnes
Length: 152.4 meters
Beam: 21.2 meters
Draft: 7.4 meters
Propulsion: Gas Turbine
Speed: 30 knots
Complement: 191

Armament
1x KOS-9 105 mm Cannon
48x ZUS-15 Missiles
8x PKUS-10 Light Antiship Missile
2x ZAK-15 Stations
The Endeavour class frigate is one of the newest vessels in the Lubyakan Navy, launched as the first keystone of the Long Arm Modernisation Plan. The Endeavour is intended to fill a role similar to the Dauntless class as a picket vessel for Lubyakan Navy action groups or escort squadrons. However, while the Dauntless was designed to be a low-cost, almost ‘expendable’ vessel, the Endeavour was built around new low observable technologies and equipment, making it a much more expensive vessel than its predecessor. The Endeavour is a more flexible vessel than the Dauntless, partly as a reflection of its increased cost, enabling it to operate much more independently than the earlier frigate.

As a result of its more independent mission profile, the Endeavour’s sensor systems are more diverse, including surface tracking and targeting systems on top of its aerial systems. The Endeavour also holds a hangar for a helicopter, intended to provide the vessel with a wider view of the surrounding area for tracking surface, subsurface, and aerial targets. Like the Dauntless, the Endeavour includes high speed data links between itself, aerial assets, and the Timberwolf class escort cruisers for the Gauntlet Fleet Defence Protocol. As a more independent vessel, the Endavour is intended to operate without the coordination provided by a larger command vessel.

The Endeavour utilises a vertical launch system as opposed to an arm launcher for its ZUS-15 missiles, enabling it to achieve a much more rapid rate of fire against targets. In additions, the Endeavour mounts eight PKUS-10 light antiship missiles for use against surface targets. For self defence, the Endeavour has twin ZAK-15 point defence guns, one on each side of its hull for terminal interception of inbound missiles, as well as a KOS-9 rapid fire 105 mm gun.

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Submarines

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Displacement: 3,575 tonnes
Length: 113.1 meters
Beam: 13.6 meters
Draft: 9.7 meters
Propulsion: Nuclear
Speed (surface/submerged): 10/35 knots
Max Dive Depth: 600 meters
Complement: 62

Armament
4x 533 mm Torpedo Tubes
4x 650 mm Torpedo Tubes



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Displacement: 1,450 tonnes
Length: 57.2 meters
Beam: 7 meters
Draft: 6 meters
Propulsion: Diesel-Fuel Cell
Speed (surface/submerged): 12/20 knots
Max Dive Depth: 700 meters
Complement: 27

Armament
6x 533 mm Torpedo Tubes



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Displacement: 14,700 tonnes
Length: 155 meters
Beam: 18.2 meters
Draft: 9 meters
Propulsion: Nuclear
Speed (surface/submerged): 15/32 knots
Max Dive Depth: 600 meters
Complement: 107

Armament
4x 533 mm Torpedo Tubes
2x 650 mm Torpedo Tubes
24x PKUS-24 Antiship Missiles



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Displacement: 24,500 tonnes
Length: 175 meters
Beam: 23 meters
Draft: 12 meters
Propulsion: Nuclear
Speed (surface/submerged): 22/27 knots
Max Dive Depth: 400 meters
Complement: 160

Armament
6x 533 mm Torpedo Tubes
20x BSPP-41 Daemon Ballistic Missiles

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Patrol Craft

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Displacement: 3,575 tonnes
Length: 123.5 meters
Beam: 14.1 meters
Draft: 4.6 meters
Propulsion: Gas Turbine
Speed: 32 knots
Complement: 200

Armament
2x KOS-9 105 mm Cannon
4x PRK-11 Antisubmarine Missiles
2x ZUS-12 Missile Launchers
2x PRB-9 Antisubmarine Rocket Launchers



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Displacement: 488 tonnes
Length: 56 meters
Beam: 10.5 meters
Draft: 2.5 meters
Propulsion: Gas Turbine
Speed: 42 knots
Complement: 50

Armament
1x KOS-9 105 mm Cannon
8x PKUS-10 Light Antiship Missiles
4x ZUS-13 Tactical Air Defence Missiles
1x ZAK-27 Station



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Displacement: 950 tonnes
Length: 71.6 meters
Beam: 9.8 meters
Draft: 3.7 meters
Propulsion: Diesel
Speed: 34 knots
Complement: 60

Armament
1x ZUS-15 Launcher
2x 533 mm Torpedo Tubes
2x PRB-9 Antisubmarine Rocket Launchers
1x ZAK-27 Station




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RCB-32 Paraya class Riverrine and Fast Assault Craft
Country of Origin: Holy Marsh
Lubyakan Designation: R class Corvette
Role: Riverrine Patrol and Attack Boat
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Logistics

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Displacement: 16,157 tonnes
Length: 186 meters
Beam: 26 meters
Draft: 6.4 meters
Propulsion: Gas Turbine
Speed: 20 knots
Complement: 413

Armament
2x ZAK-15 Stations

Capacity
2x LCAC



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Displacement: 49,600 tonnes
Length: 229.8 meters
Beam: 32.6 meters
Draft: 11.9 meters
Propulsion: Gas Turbine
Speed: 25 knots
Complement: 707

Armament
1x ZUS-15 Launcher
2x ZAK-15 Stations

Capacity
Fuel: 17,300,000 liters
Ordnance: 1,950 tonnes
Refrigerated: 360 tonnes
Fresh Water: 76,000 liters



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Displacement: 40,958 tonnes
Length: 210 meters
Beam: 32.3 meters
Draft: 9.12 meters
Propulsion: Gas Turbine
Speed: 20 knots
Complement: 135

Armament
None

Capacity
Cargo: 39,300 cubic meters
POL: 2,800,000 liters



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Displacement: 70,473 tonnes
Length: 272 meters
Beam: 32.2 meters
Draft: 9.12 meters
Propulsion: Gas Turbine
Speed: 17.5 knots
Complement: 1,275

Armament
N/A

Capacity
Operating Suites: 12
Beds: 1,000




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Chatham class Fast Combat Logistics Vessel
Country of Origin: Royal Beaufort Shipyards
Lubyakan Designation: Aurora class Supply Ship
Role: Fast Supply Ship


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Tigershark class LCAC
Country of Origin: Holy Marsh
Lubyakan Designation: Za-03 Landing Craft
Role: Amphibious Assault and Support Craft
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Naval Aircraft

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Manufacturer: Turvokan-Farmer Aerospace
Weight: 18,400 kg
Wingspan: 15.3 meters
Length: 21.9 meters
Height: 5.9 meters
Crew: 1
Maximum Speed: Mach 2.25
Combat Range: 2,500 kilometers

Armament
1x Lo-23 30 mm Rotary Cannon
12x Hardpoints for 8,000 kg of Ordnance



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Manufacturer: Rotana Aeronautical Engineering
Weight: 11,000 kg
Wingspan: 12 meters
Length: 17.3 meters
Height: 4.7 meters
Crew: 1
Maximum Speed: Mach 2.25
Combat Range: 2,000 kilometers

Armament
1x Lo-23 30 mm Rotary Cannon
9x Hardpoints for 7,000 kg of Ordnance



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Manufacturer: Rotana Aeronautical Engineering
Weight: 18,000 kg
Wingspan: 15 meters
Length: 19 meters
Height: 4.5 meters
Crew: 1
Maximum Speed: Mach 2.6
Combat Range: 2,000 kilometers

Armament
1x Lo-23 30 mm Rotary Cannon
10x Hardpoints for 7,000 kg of Ordnance



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Manufacturer: Turvokan-Farmer Aerospace
Weight: 22,500 kg
Wingspan: 14.7 meters
Length: 23.3 meters
Height: 6.1 meters
Crew: 2
Maximum Speed: Mach 1.8
Combat Range: 2,000 kilometers

Armament
1x Lo-23 30 mm Rotary Cannon
12x Hardpoints for 12,000 kg of Ordnance



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Manufacturer: Arglythe Engineering Conglomerate
Weight: 32,500 kg
Wingspan: 25.7 meters
Length: 20.4 meters
Height: 7 meters
Crew: 5
Maximum Speed: 740 km/hour
Combat Range: 2,000 kilometers

Armament
N/A




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MGV-02 'Warbeach' Ekranoplan
Country of Origin: Holy Marsh
Lubyakan Designation: Za-01 Ekranoplan
Role: Rapid Insertion and Support
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Antiship & Land Attack Missiles

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PKUS-19 Missiles Being Loaded

Manufacturer: Alicorn Aerospace Industries
Weight: 6,300 kilograms
Length: 11.7 meters
Diameter: .88 meters
Wingspan: 2.6 meters
Range: 550 kilometers
Speed: Mach 2.5
Warhead: 1,200 kg HE
Guidance: Active Radar, Inertial
The PKUS-19 Zweihander Heavy Antiship Missile is one of the heaviest, longest ranged, and most destructive antiship missiles used by the Lubyakan Navy. Powered by a supersonic turbojet, the Zweihander can reach speeds of Mach 2.5, and using active radar, inertial, and mid course direction, delivering a 1,000 kilogram high explosive charge or nuclear warhead to a target nearly 600 kilometers away from the launch point. The PKUS-19, like most long ranged Lubyakan missiles, is intended to be used against large capital ship formations, such as Herdite carrier groups. The PKUS-19 is intended to be launched in large salvos at long range, using midcourse guidance updates from forward reconnaissance elements in order to allow strikes to be made at long range, supplemented by terminal active radar guidance. Onboard AI is capable of differentiating between various targets, and selecting high value vessels such as carriers, assault ships, and battleships as priorities. In the absence of elements for mid-course correction, the PKUS-19 can be launched in networked salvos, where one missile will serve as a pathfinder, guiding the others from high altitude. The warhead is kept behind the guidance and seeker systems, and is intended to penetrate the hull of the target before detonating in order to cause the most possible damage. Finally, the PKUS-19 is capable of engaging other non-ship targets, with the highest priority given to engaging large airships of various types.


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PKUS-24 on Display

Manufacturer: Turvokan-Farmer Aerospace
Weight: 3,000 kilograms
Length: 8.9 meters
Diameter: .72 meters
Wingspan: 1.7 meters
Range: 300 kilometers
Speed: Mach 2.5
Warhead: 250 kg HE
Guidance: Active Radar, Inertial
The PKUS-24 Longsword is the primary antiship missile of the Lubyakan Navy, carried by most vessels with surface strike capability. The PKUS-24 was also intended to target and destroy large capital ships, escorts, but--given the widespread use of the missile--is also intended to be used against merchant vessels with and without escorts. Using a ramjet, the PKUS-24 is capable of striking at targets up to 300 kilometers away, traveling at speed up to Mach 2.5. The PKUS-24 is a sea-skimming missile, thereby minimising the amount of time available for targets to intercept and destroy the missile. The PKUS-24 is intended to be a very independent missile, with its onboard AI able to use active radar to search a target area for potential high value targets and general terminal guidance. However it is still capable of receiving mid course correction for more accurate targeting. The PKUS-24 can carry either a 250 kg high explosive warhead or a nuclear warhead. As with all antiship missiles, the intention is for the warhead to penetrate into the hull of a warship and detonate inside to cause as much damages as possible. The PKUS-24 can also be launched from suitably equipped aircraft and land batteries, enabling it to be used as maritime strike weapons and or as coastal defence. The PKUS-24 can also be targeted at large airborne vessels when such targets must be engaged.


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USPP-29 on Display

Manufacturer: Alicorn Aerospace Industries
Weight: 2,300 kilograms
Length: 8.2 meters
Diameter: .533 meters
Wingspan: 1.7 meters
Range: 300 kilometers
Speed: Mach 2.9
Warhead: Varies
Guidance: Active Radar, Inertial



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PKUS-10 Being Launched from LNS C-101

Manufacturer: Unified Steel & Electric
Weight: 520 kilograms
Length: 385 centimeters
Diameter: 42 centimeters
Wingspan: 133 centimeters
Range: 130 kilometers
Speed: Mach 0.8
Warhead: 145 kg HE
Guidance: Active Radar, Inertial



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LRC-2100 Cruise Missile Family
Country of Origin: Nachmere
Lubyakan Designation: USPP-30 Raj
Role: Multirole Missile



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PRK-9 Box Launcher

Manufacturer: Twin Rivers Subsurface Technologies
Weight: 487 kilograms
Length: 4.5 meters
Diameter: .4 meters
Wingspan: .7 meters
Range: 19 kilometers
Speed: 864 km/hr
Warhead: PUS-35 Torpedo
Guidance: Radio, Inertial



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PRK-11s in their Launch Tubes

Manufacturer: Twin Rivers Subsurface Technologies
Weight: 3,930 kilograms
Length: 7.2 meters
Diameter: .76 meters
Wingspan: 2.1 meters
Range: 50 kilometers
Speed: Mach .95
Warhead: PUS-35 Torpedo
Guidance: Radio, Inertial




Torpedoes

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A PUS-35 Launched from a Torpedo Tubes

Manufacturer: Twin Rivers Subsurface Technologies
Weight: 360 kilograms
Length: 2.9 meters
Diameter: .35 meters
Range: 15 kilometers
Speed: 40 knots
Warhead: 45 kg HE
Guidance: Acoustic



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A PUS-65 on Display

Manufacturer: Twin Rivers Subsurface Technologies
Weight: 4,750 kilograms
Length: 9.14 meters
Diameter: .65 meters
Range: 50-100 kilometers
Speed: 50 knots
Warhead: 557 kg HE
Guidance: Wake Homing, Acoustic



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A PUS-53 Being Loaded

Manufacturer: Twin Rivers Subsurface Technologies
Weight: 4,750 kilograms
Length: 7.2 meters
Diameter: .53 meters
Range: 18-22 kilometers
Speed: 45 knots
Warhead: 307.6 kg HE
Guidance: Wake Homing, Acoustic



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A PUS-53-2 on Display

Manufacturer: Twin Rivers Subsurface Technologies
Weight: 2,700 kilograms
Length: 8.2 meters
Diameter: .53 meters
Range: 15 kilometers
Speed: 200 knots
Warhead: 210 kg HE
Guidance: Wire



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LY5755 'Charybdis' Heavy Torpedo
Country of Origin: Lyras
Lubyakan Designation: PUS-53-H Torpedo
Role: Heavy Torpedo



Air Defence Missiles

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ZUS-12 Tubes on a ZAK-27 Station

Manufacturer: Unified Steel & Electric
Weight: 90 kilograms
Length: 3.2 meters
Diameter: .17 meters
Range: 28 kilometers
Altitude: 15,000 meters
Warhead: 20 kg Rod
Guidance: Semi-Active Radar



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ZUS-15 Single Arm Launcher

Manufacturer: Unified Steel & Electric
Weight: 710 kilograms
Length: 5.55 meters
Diameter: .86 meters
Range: 3-50 kilometers
Altitude: 25,000 meters
Warhead: 70 kg HE-Frag
Guidance: Semi-Active Radar



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ZUS-21 Launch Silos on LNS Vostroya

Manufacturer: Turvokan-Farmer Aerospace
Weight: 1,835 kilograms
Length: 7.5 meters
Diameter: .52 meters
Range: 250 kilometers
Altitude: 30,000 meters
Warhead: 150 kg HE-Frag
Guidance: Active Radar




Air Launched Munitions

See: 4.iii.vii Air Force Ordnance
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Lubyakan Air Troops

The Lubyakan Air Troops (LAT) represent the Dominion’s air assets, including close air support units for the Army and maritime strike units for the Navy. The Lubyakan Air Troops are intended to perform duties of national defence and long range strikes, protecting the Dominon and her protectorates from air attack, while also being capable of striking out against hostile military and economic targets across the region. Unlike many other nations which have each branch controlling some form of ground troops, the LAT does not operate any ground troops. Base security and air landing troops are both considered parts of the Army, even though they often work very closely with specific units of the LAT. The LAT is responsible for operating the airborne element of the Dominion’s nuclear triad, and is also--theoretically--responsible for the coordination and command of the Dominion’s space assets. However, the Space Troops are effectively a separate branch, relatively independent of the Air Force. The same is true of the Strategic Air Defence Network (SADN), a joint operation between the Army and Air Troops, intended to protect the Lubyakan mainland along with the Dominion Protectorates against strategic threats, including strategic bombers, ballistic missiles, and space based weapons. The LAT are the second largest branch of the Lubyakan Armed forces, with approximately four and a half million beings under arms.

Doctrine
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Flightline at Yamat Air Base
[STUFF]

Organization
The Air Troops are organised in two separate manners. Base side operations are organised into districts, each of which is responsible for providing security, logistical support, and administration to the air bases located within that district. Districts are organised geographically, and are often assigned specific zones of defence that they are expected to cover. Bases and districts are not responsible for coordinating combat operations, which falls to the combatant formations, the largest of which are the Air Fleets, under which are attached Groups, Regiments, and Squadrons.

High command of the LAT is held by OCE, which is in turn administered by the Ministry of Defence, and ultimately answers to the Governor-General of the Dominion as commander in chief. Strategic directives are created by OCE, which are then delivered to the various Air Fleets of the combatant commands, as well as the Districts responsible for supporting combat operations. The Ministry of Defence and the Underministry of Air Troops provides administrative support, as well as a direct liaison between the LAT and the political structure of the Dominion. The primary administrative headquarters of the LAT are in Erota, with the primary command center for the SADN at the Mount Yamat National Citadel, and the Space Troops are coordinated from the Gateway Cosmodrome on Gateway Islands.

Ranks

Enlisted RanksOfficer Ranks
AirmanFlight Officer
Senior AirmanLieutenant
Air CorporalSquadron Commander
Air SergeantAir Colonel
Senior Air SergeantGroup Captain
Warrant OfficerCommodore
Senior Warrant OfficerRear Air Marshal
Warrant OfficerVice Air Marshal
Senior Warrant OfficerAir Marshal
Grand Air Marshal
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Combat Formations
Like all elements of the Lubyakan Armed Force, the Lubyakan Air Troops are ultimately subservient to the Office of the Governor-General, and the Ministry of Defence. The Lubyakan Air Troops shares a general staff with the Army and Navy at Overcommand Erota in order to allow for unified action throughout the Lubyakan Armed Forces at the strategic and geo-political level.

The Lubyakan Air Troops is generally divided and organised by role, and these roles generally fit into a certain level of operation: tactical, operations, and strategic. The primary unit of organisation for the Lubyakan Air Force is the regiment. An air regiment is made out of four squadrons--each made up of 12 aircraft--and thus consists of forty-eight aircraft. A regiment tends to be specialialised, consisting entirely of a single type of aircraft, and thus often has additional labels attached to distinguish its role.

Tactical


Operations


Strategic

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Fighter

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Manufacturer: Turvokan-Farmer Aerospace
Weight: 18,400 kg
Wingspan: 13.9 meters
Length: 19.8 meters
Height: 4.7 meters
Crew: 1
Maximum Speed: Mach 2.25
Combat Range: 2,500 kilometers

Armament
1x Lo-23 30 mm Rotary Cannon
6x Internal Hardpoints for 1,800 kg of Ordnance
6x External Hardpoints for 4,200 kg Ordnance



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Manufacturer: Turvokan-Farmer Aerospace
Weight: 18,000 kg
Wingspan: 15.3 meters
Length: 21.9 meters
Height: 5.9 meters
Crew: 1
Maximum Speed: Mach 2.3
Combat Range: 3,500 kilometers

Armament
1x Lo-23 30 mm Rotary Cannon
12x Hardpoints for 8,000 kg of Ordnance



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Manufacturer: Rotana Aeronautical Engineering
Weight: 11,000 kg
Wingspan: 12 meters
Length: 17.3 meters
Height: 4.7 meters
Crew: 1
Maximum Speed: Mach 2.25
Combat Range: 2,000 kilometers

Armament
1x Lo-23 30 mm Rotary Cannon
9x Hardpoints for 7,000 kg of Ordnance



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Manufacturer: Rotana Aeronautical Engineering
Weight: 18,000 kg
Wingspan: 15 meters
Length: 19 meters
Height: 4.5 meters
Crew: 1
Maximum Speed: Mach 2.6
Combat Range: 2,000 kilometers

Armament
1x Lo-23 30 mm Rotary Cannon
10x Hardpoints for 7,000 kg of Ordnance

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Strike Craft

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Manufacturer: Erotan Heavy Engineering
Weight: 22,500 kg
Wingspan: 14.4 meters
Length: 15.5 meters
Height: 4.8 meters
Crew: 1
Maximum Speed: Mach 0.8
Combat Range: 750 kilometers

Armament
1x Lo-23 30 mm Rotary Cannon
11x Hardpoints for 4,000 kg of Ordnance



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Manufacturer: Turvokan-Farmer Aerospace
Weight: 22,500 kg
Wingspan: 14.7 meters
Length: 23.3 meters
Height: 6.1 meters
Crew: 2
Maximum Speed: Mach 1.8
Combat Range: 2,000 kilometers

Armament
1x Lo-23 30 mm Rotary Cannon
12x Hardpoints for 12,000 kg of Ordnance



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Manufacturer: Oberyamat Aerial Industries
Weight: 58,000 kg
Wingspan: 23.3-34.3 meters
Length: 42.4 meters
Height: 11.1 meters
Crew: 4
Maximum Speed: Mach 1.9
Combat Range: 4,400 kilometers

Armament
1x Lo-23 30 mm Rotary Cannon
Various Hardpoints for 24,000 kg of Ordnance



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Manufacturer: Oberyamat Aerial Industries
Weight: 110,000 kg
Wingspan: 35.6-55.7 meters
Length: 54.1 meters
Height: 13.1 meters
Crew: 4
Maximum Speed: Mach 2.05
Combat Range: 7,300 kilometers

Armament
Various Hardpoints for 40,000 kg of Ordnance




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FB-2A2 Serpent Skies.
Country of Origin: Holy Marsh
Lubyakan Designation: Za-02 Maritime Strike Bomber
Role: Strategic Maritime Reconnaissance and Strike
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