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Allanean Arms AA-30 Whirlwind MLRS

Postby Allanea » Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:47 am

AA-30 Whirlwind MLRS
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Specifications for AA-30 Whirlwind MLRS
Mass: 50 tons loaded
Dimensions: 11657mm long x 2975 wide x 4000mm tall to launcher top
Engine: 40-liter 625 hp multifuel diesel engine.
Road speed: 72 kilometers/hour
Transmission: Automatic (x6 forward gears, x2 reverse)
Armament: 2 x LY4072 LRM pods (30 x 220mm rockets each OR 7 x LY589 “Hellion” cruise missiles OR 7 x LY4045 Anti-ship cruise missiles each)
Pintle-mounted heavy machinegun OR RWS on the driver’s cabin.
Price: 3 million NSD
DPR: 3 billion NSD

Background:

For a long while, the Allanean Armed Forces utilized variants of the Lyran Arms LY300 Manticore MLRS system. This system has been used by Allaneans in the Second Freemen’s Crusade, the Spirean-Nefreedian conflict, as well as the Taros Islands conflict. The Allaneans have always been satisfied by the firepower of the LY300, and its ability to be modified in the field to fire 220mm rockets, anti-ship missiles and even long-range cruise missiles by simply lifting out one rocket pod and fitting in another. Allanean Arms, Inc. had even developed and supplied the armed forces with a long-range ATGM to be fired from the 220mm rocket pod - the Mercury multipurpose missile.

Still, the Manticore had one powerful disadvantage. It used a tank chassis. The chassis was extremely heavy - the vehicle weighing more than seventy-two tons loaded, twenty-two tons more than the main-battle tank in current use by the Free Kingdom Armed Forces, the T-95, and fifty-two tons heavier than the BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle. Moreover, the Manticore required the same maintenance cycle as a tank - its weekly maintenance cycle required the crew to spent eight hours or more to maintain, leaving them drained and inflicting various health damage, such as stress fractures and torn muscles.

To reduce the maintenance cycle on the vehicle, Allanean Arms proposed the use of its MAF-625 truck body - a heavy tank transporter truck produced at the Minograd Automotive Factory - to carry the extremely heavy rocket LY4072 LRM pods. The first prototypes faced some difficulty - the LRM pods were either posed too far back, causing the vehicle to fishtail in tight turns, or too high, causing it to flip over due to a high set center of gravity - but eventually, Allanean Arms decided to create a chassis where the base of the launcher was weighed down somewhat (by means of making a hardier launcher base), which made the vehicle more stable, finally giving the world the AA-30 Whirlwind.

Armament and Ammunition:

As mentioned above, the AA-30 Whirlwind utilizes the LY4072 rocket pods. Just like any other system using the LY4072, the WHirlwind is reloaded by having the two LY4072 pods lifted into place using a 12-ton-capacity crane/reloading vehicle (also utilizing the MAF-525 chassis). This use of the LY4072 rocket pods in their various modifications allows users to utilize both the MLRS rockets and long-range missiles that are available for the Lyran Arms systems using these missiles.

Crew Comfort Systems: The vehicle is equipped with the crew comfort systems common to civilian trucks - an air conditioner, a media entertainment system, and a small food fridge. It is also NBC proof.

Variants:

The weapons system is comprised of the following vehicles:

AA30LV - Launch vehicle
AA30TL - Transloader vehicle
AA30CCHQ - Command and Control Headquarters
MTO-V - Maintenance Vehicle
AA30T - Training Vehicle
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Postby Lykosia » Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:41 pm

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COMMITTEE OF ORDNANCE SERVICES


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From: Committee of Ordnance Services
To: Allanean Arms
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Subject: Procurement
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[TOP SECRET]


To whom it may concern,

We from the Committee of Ordnance Services, as the sole authority of weaponry procurement for Lykosian military and law enforcement bodies, would like to purchase items from your company per request from the Lykosian military. We currently need heavy multiple rocket launchers, cheaper and less maintenance-demanding than the ones we currently have with tank chassis. Therefore we would like to purchase the domestic production rights of the AA-30 Whirlwind.

The total cost will be wired to your account upon confirmation of our order. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again.


Signed,
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Postby Allanea » Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:45 pm

As a capitalist corporation we cannot in good conscience supply weaponry to a "Socialist Soviets Confederation".

There are limits.
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Postby The Islamic Cooperative » Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:28 am

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To: Allanean Arms
From: Tamid Hamid Samara, Weapons Procurement Director, The Islamic Cooperative Department of Defense
Subject: Procurement of Domestic Production Rights
Classification: Top Secret

IN THE NAME OF GOD, THE MOST GRACIOUS, THE MOST MERCIFUL


Dear Sir/ Madam,

The Islamic Cooperative Armed Forces (ICAF) is currently in the middle of a massive modernization program. One of our most pressing needs is for an artillery system, in which we are currently lacking. After comparing several designs offered by some of the world's best defense companies, ICAF has decided to order the DPR for the AA-30 Whirlwind MLRS.

The payment would be transferred to a bank account of Allanean Arms's choice once the DPR sale is confirmed.

Sincerely,

Tamid Hamid Samara
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Postby Allanea » Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:34 am

At this point, Allanean Arms is forced to reject your order, as we feel it would be irresponsible to sell you heavy weaponry. We are hte main arms supplier of several capitalist-libertarian nations, and naturally will not supply a radical Islamist organization dedicated to the false notion of "social Justice"
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Postby Verdiga » Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:04 am

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Fr: Gen. Erin Lindström, Minister of Defence

To whom it may concern,

We wish to place an order for two (2) units of the AA-30 Whirlwind MLRS, for testing purposes. Should we find they perform well, we shall place an order for 18 to 28 more units.

Thank you,
Gen. Erin Lindström
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Postby Palakistan » Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:15 am

How would this compare to a M270?
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Postby Allanea » Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:44 pm

Verdiga wrote:To: Allanea Arms
Fr: Gen. Erin Lindström, Minister of Defence

To whom it may concern,

We wish to place an order for two (2) units of the AA-30 Whirlwind MLRS, for testing purposes. Should we find they perform well, we shall place an order for 18 to 28 more units.

Thank you,
Gen. Erin Lindström
Minister of Defence
Republic of Verdiga


This is well.

We are happy to confirm your order.
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Postby Verdiga » Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:17 pm

To: Allanea Arms
Fr: Gen. Erin Lindström, Minister of Defence

To whom it may concern,

After field tests, we have found the AA-30 Whirlwind MLRS to be efficently effective in what it does. As such, we shall place more orders for 20 more units.

Thank you,
Gen. Erin Lindström
Minister of Defence
Republic of Verdiga

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Postby Allanea » Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:31 pm

Your order is confirmed.
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Postby Arkisteran » Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:40 am

Good morning/evening to you sir, The Technocratic Monarchy of Arkisteran would like to purchase 100 AA-30-LV's, 20 AA-30-TL's, 10 AA-30-CCHQ's, 20 MTO-V's, and 50 AA-30-T's.
This order should total $600 million NSD/USD for 200 units. We will wire you the money upon confirmation of our order.

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Postby Allanea » Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:20 am

Your order is confirmed.
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Postby Arkisteran » Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:35 am

Allanea wrote:Your order is confirmed.

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Postby Kahanistan » Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:45 am

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The Kahanistanian Defence Forces desire to upgrade their artillery potential with the Whirlwind MLRS. Three billion USD for DPR will be wired to Allanean Arms upon confirmation.

We have questions about the five different configurations of AA30. Does only the LV have actual missiles on it, and the TL just a reloading device, or are all versions heavily armed? Also, how is the training vehicle different from the others? We must have this information in order to train our artillery crews on it. Further, can you describe the maintenance vehicle in greater detail as we are still seeking information at a time when our artillery systems are due for their triannual upgrade.

Signed,

Lt. Gen. Yehiel Galili,
Director of Ground Forces Military Procurement

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Postby Allanea » Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:05 am

Only the LV actually has the capacity to launch missiles. The TL carries missiles for loading on the LV.

The training vehicle carries a mock-up of the missile-carrying body, that can be weighted down to simulate driving a loaded or unloaded missile carrier, and exists to train drivers.

The maintenance vehicle carries various tools pertinent to serious repair of the Whirlwind system that can't be carried out by the crew proper using onboard tools. Hypothetically this vehicle can be replaced by an ordinary sufficiently heavy truck equipped with a crane.
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Postby New Axiom » Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:29 pm

We would like to buy 500 of these, and permission to buy production rights.
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Postby Allanea » Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:08 am

Your order is confirmed.
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The Canadian Prairies, like their American cousins to the south, had beckoned to opportunity. Long before there was a New Dornalia, settlers from all lands--Ukrainians, Germans, Italians, Scotsmen, Irishmen and Jews--had come to the Dominion of Canada to seek a new life. They worked the soil, peddled goods, and raised children, building homes, schools, and other necessities of life. And when it came time to play their roles--either in self-defense or to answer the call to duty sounded by the Commonwealth--the Canadians fought. And fighting men need places to train.

So it is we come to the Suffield Testing Complex. For many years, it had served the people of Canada and the United Kingdom as a place where the fine art of armored warfare could practiced in decent weather and with plenty of space. The Atomic Apocalypse had seen Suffield fall into disuse, only to be revived as a training facility for the Dornalian people. When there wasn't enough room at Fort Irwin, Armored Cavalry crews trained at Suffield. Tankers rediscovering the lost art of armored warfare came to Suffield. And the list goes on.

And so it was now, that a tank rode over the plains. But this wasn't the usual sort. Not like the small Wellingtons that leapt from the pages of a comic book, or even the odd hobbyist with a tank.

No, it was a monster.

A 32 meter gun forward monster. It roared, its treads rumbling as it dug into the rich earth. It was brobdingnagian in proportions, and the native wildlife fled from it perhaps recognizing it as the apex predator it was. As it crested the low ridge, the tank looked as if it arose from a heavy metal album cover.

The fact that a loud guitar track was blaring from speakers attached to it certainly helped, along with lyrics about resisting authority and frustration.

It rumbled and rumbled, churning up the earth like an angry god, awoken by the sins of mankind, out for blood. Then, it stopped, and then it turned its giant turret to face a fleet of Leman Russes. The tank stopped silent for a moment. It tracked the Lemans slowly, subtly. To the outside observer, it would look like the Lemans were too far away to easily track. The Lemans themselves were near the edge of the Testing Complex’s battleground, and one would think that the MT-based tank wouldn’t be able to hit them.

Then, the mighty cannons roared, sending their massive shells way down range.

For a moment, not much happened. Then, several massive dust clouds could be seen, and the concussive force of the blasts rocked the Canadian Prairies.

And inside the tank, a young woman dressed as Patton, could be hooting and hollering, as if she had scored a big win.

“WHOOP WHOOP!” shouted Gracie. “I HAVE SUCH AN ERECTION RIGHT NOW!”

The rest of the tank crew turned towards her, and she sheepishly added, “Metaphorically speaking, of course. Damn.” Muttering “fuckin’ pervs” under her breath, she then pulled out the cell phone she had in her pocket, with the custom black case and gold lightning bolt symbol surrounded by the letters T, C, and B and made a call.

“Hey. Did you see that shit? I mean, boom! Yeah, I know you could see it from a long way up--what--I can’t hear you--wait, you’re in a Raptor. And you see the--well. Those are big craters. How big--well. That big, eh? Fuck me, I guess I had a bit too much fun. Anyway. I gotta go, these guys want their tank back. Bye.”

Gracie put down the phone and breathed a sigh of pure joy, before going, “Thanks, gents. Now if you excuse me, I’ve gotta make some phone calls. Bye!”

Crawling out of the tank, she then sat down on it and then made a call to Allanean Arms.

“Hi, Allanean Arms? Gracie Kurimitsu here, from Dornieland. It’s me again. Anyway, I noticed you gents had missile launchers for sale--the Whirlwinds, was it? Well, considering we’re tooling up to gently caress some Ralkovians to death, we need the best gear possible.”

Noticing the tank move, she then added, “Don’t mind the background noise, that’s just a T-3500 being tested. It’s fucking awesome. Quote me on this. Anyway, we’d like production rights to the Whirlwind, and fifty units for testing. Fifty times three million, plus production rights...I’d say that’d be $3,150,000,000 US dollars. I’m wiring the funds to you right now. They’re from a secure Hajarran bank account. Any questions?”
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Postby Allanea » Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:35 pm

Official Reply from Allanean Arms


Dear friends!

We are thankful for your order. Due to the longstanding relationship between Allanean weapons manufacturers and the New Dornalian government, and due to the fact that we are all currently operating under a great amount of pressure in terms of war orders – our factories have moved to operating on a three-shift system – we feel the need to somewhat compensate our New Dornalian comrades for the inevitable delay in production.

For this reason, we have decided to spend some of the money to purchase large quantities of gifts for New Dornalian troops. Our first gift is 10,00,000 liters of Widow's Tear Vodka, which we have purchased from the Spirit Jerrycan company, and which whill be shipped to the New Dornalians in five-liter, food-safe jerry cans.

Furthermore, to support the New Dornalian troops, we have purchased ten thousand tons of Guardsman's milk chocolate from Reichskamphen, that is to say 100 million chocolate bars, for distribution among New Dornalia's servicemen and members of their family.

In addition, so that the good Dornalians have zakuska to go with their vodka, we have purchased a thousand tons of smoked Colonial Sausages from Allanean colonies, knowing the Dornalians' love for sausage we know they'll enjoy them well.

Finally for Lady Gracie herself, we would like to ship a single, 20mm, custom anti-material rifle. Furthermore, death to the slaver.
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