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    Principality Air Service (1995-Present) Created by Fmr member LaZ



    Principality Air Service (1995-Present) Created by Fmr member LaZ

    Post by Guest on Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:44 am

    The Principality Air Service (Furstentum Luftstreitkrafte) refers to the air arm of the post-1995 Belkan Armed Forces (Reichswehr).

    The Treaty of Lumen signed 19 July 1995 effected the dismantling of the Belkan Air Force and the destruction of its fighting capability. The majority of its remaining combat aircraft and materiel were confiscated by Osea and Yuktobania as war prizes for distribution to its allies such as Ustio, or scrapped outright.

    While a land-based defense force would remain as a Royal Defense Service, the reorganized Air Service would retain its non-combat air capabilities under General Hans Josef Blauvelt. Air defense within the borders of the Principality, specifically fighters and attackers would initially be provided and directly managed by the VVS. Many of Belka's surviving military airfields were converted to civilian use or used by the VVS in anticipation of a direct conflict with Osea.

    However with superpowers withdrawing their international military presence in the wake of Ulysses and subsequent defense downsizing, ANMIBEL agreed with the new Belkan government to re-establish a domestic Belkan military presence. Following the withdrawal of the ANMIBEL mandate in 2000, Osea and Yuktobania signed an agreement to allow Belka a limited fighter rearmament specifically for the purpose of domestic defense. The handover ceremony of these protection duties was conducted on 19 July 2000 at the Drachenau Aerodrome.

    First Years
    The new Luftstreitkrafte faced an immediate personnel problem: few if any well-known fighter pilots that had fought with the Luftwaffe would join this new post-war air force mainly due to restrictions placed directly on Luftwaffe pilots by the Treaty of Lumen. The majority of those pilots that returned to flying would do so either as civilian pilots or as trainers for overseas air forces. New pilots were also subject to ideology tests formulated by the Assembly of Nations. Thus all but the most senior pilots and crewmen trained from 2000-2010 were less experienced than their counterparts in the civilian and private security industries.

    The Luftstreitkrafte would also face inventory problems as well. Along with the return of transports and non-combat materiel from ANMIBEL, Belka would receive Eastfighter Typhoons from FATO as well as MiG-29s handed over by the VVS during its withdrawal. These aircraft were outclassed by the Su-47s and F-23s purchased and used by private military firms (PMFs) headquartered in Belka and neighboring countries, although local and AN-drafted regulations strictly prohibited their use for combat in Belkan airspace.

    Ceres Conflict/Circum-Pacific War
    Although Belka itself remained officially neutral during the conflict in 2010, direct attacks on Osea by Yuktobanian fighters during the opening days of the conflict necessitated the mobilization of all Luftwaffe assets for national defense should the conflict escalate beyond Osea. Combat aircraft operated by local private security firms were also allowed to equip live ammunition for defensive purposes.

    Despite the rise of hostilities, Luftstreitkrafte aircraft saw almost no action during the war until its closing stages.

    Evidence unearthed during the conflict would prove the existence of a coup d'etat plan formulated by Blauvelt and other members of the so-called Gray Men. Since either the full depletion of Osea and Yuktobania's military power through exhaustion or mutually-assured destruction would guarantee regional instability, Blauvelt and allied ministers in the Reichstag would call upon local PMFs to turn against the Belkan government in power and institute a neo-fascist junta that would enable them to invade and re-establish the Belkan Reich with little opposition from Osea and regional neighbors.

    With their plans leaked by Yuktobanian anti-war hackers to elements within the Osean and Yuktobanian militaries, the OCIA contracted a squadron from Kronus International Security to operate under the Razgriz moniker to eliminate specific Gray Men assets. This intel was then clandestinely passed onto the FND and elements of the Luftstreitkrafte loyal to the current government, who had suspected the collusion of certain high-ranking officials with the conspiracy.

    Luftstreitkrafte aircraft and VVS aircraft loyal to Nikanor were instrumental in helping elements of the GSG infiltrate Grunder's cross-border facilities from the Belkan side during the Joint Task Force raid on 30 December 2010. Several squadrons of the Luftstreitkrafte also faced off against fighters loyal to the Gray Men, including those from PMFs whose complicity with the conspiracy had been unearthed. Despite facing numerical and technological superiority by PMF aircraft supported by coup elements, the Luftstreitkrafte loyal to the Chancellor were able to defend key installations until their takeover by loyalist forces.

    Aircraft Inventory
    Eastfighter Typhoon - Nordland/Sapin/Ratio
    MiG-29 UBB - Yuktobania

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