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    Post by Ronin201 on Sat May 28, 2016 10:01 pm

    Six-Nation Army: A Brief Overview of the members of Task Force Polaris and the Nordic Defense Force

    Osea
    The Osean military is among the most advanced armed forces today. The individual soldier could be compared to the eponymous character from the Terminator franchise. However the science behind its camouflage has remained very much the same: stay out of sight. Their are two basic patterns for the Osean military currently: Swampman and Digital Tigerstripe. Swampman is used by the Osean Army and Marines, while Digital Tigerstripe is used to some degree by all services. Both patterns come in several colors to suit different environments. In the terrain of Nordlands, the pattern is a combination of gray, black, and brownish-green. All services wear black boots generally, though tan boots are issued for desert terrain.

    The Osean soldier's combat rig and helmet are a system all their own, designated the Modular Individual Protection System (MIPS-I). The centerpiece is an armored torso rig, which uses X-SAPI plates to protect the wearer from current threats they may encounter. The basic design of the rig, when stripped of any pouches (affixed via Pouch Attachment Ladder System) has often been described as having an appearance similar to that of the armor from the Aliens franchise. The helmet is the Enhanced Combat Helmet, which has been infused with the Landwarrior II system. This system, visible by a small bulge on the front of the helmet, helmet camera a wrist computer, and a monocle over the right eye, allows a single soldier to have a greater sense of the battlefield. Both the Army and Marines use the entire system, with Special Forces teams using lighter variants that often lack the shoulder pads so as to suit their needs.

    Often the quickest way to distinguish an Osean Soldier from an Osean Marine from an Osean Airman, if nothing else, is their soft hat. The Osean Army still retains the beret as its primary headgear while the Marines prefer the Utility Cover and Airman the Patrol Cap (though the US Army also uses this to a degree, still). The Osean Navy tends to use simple baseball caps with proper insignia to denote one's role. The patrol and utility both are camouflaged and generally do not distinguish one's job, but the beret comes in a few different colors. Black berets are the most common, with rank or unit denoted by pins and/or a coat of arms on the front. Maroon berets indicate a soldier is an Osean paratrooper, while the dark green beret declares they are one of the Osean Army's Special Forces. Additionally, members of the Osean Air Force and Navy, especially those around aircraft, wear protective gear to properly work in the environment they do. Though, especially in the Osean Air Force's case, it is not uncommon for this to simply be sunglasses and ear protection. OAF ground crew are often known to simply wear their t-shirts and fatigue pants in warmer environments.

    The Osean pilot's gear also varies little from service to service and platform to platform. At the most basic level, crewmembers aboard transport and other noncombat aircraft simply wear a nomex flightsuit with proper ear and eye protection. The most complex loadouts are those of the much-lauded fighter pilots. Besides the required fittings to protect against G-forces, Osean pilots wear a vest to carry much of their gear. The modern Osean pilot's flight vest looks much more like just that, fitted with pouches for what the wearer needs to access quickly. Of particular note are the "shoulder pads" on Osean Navy and Marine pilots. These items, colored with black and dulled-yellow stripes, are used to located downed aviators at sea. The current helmet in use with all Osean pilots is the HGU-57. The specifics depend on the aircraft it's used in (for example the helicopter variant has a boom mike), but all models carry the now-standard Helmet-Mounted Display.

    As with most modern militaries, the Oseans rely on modern communications to coordinate their actions, and have heavily invested in the use of drones to perform reconnaissance missions and jam enemy radios. They also place heavy emphasis on the health and safety of the soldier, and serious measures have been taken to ensure forces are always accounted for and have the best medicine available. The Osean soldier today is likely to be evacuated to a field hospital, and then to a permanent hospital well before they are in any critical danger.

    Yuktobania
    Though a large military, Yuktobania has not invested as much in expeditionary capabilities as Osea has. This is largely due to its geographic location and the fact that it wants to defend its own vast resources more. The variety of climates in the country naturally warrant a variety of camouflage schemes. The most prominent, and that used in the Nordlands area, is "Digital Flora" colored green, light gray, and white. The camouflage pattern is used across the Yuktobanian armed forces, and often unit patches and personal insignia are what will distinguish one kind of soldier from another. For example, airborne and naval troops still wear the famous Telnyashka shirt, with its blue stripes.

    The Yuktobania soldier's protection in combat is designed to be rugged and durable. The current armor design is the 6B46 vest and 6B49 helmet, which overall is essentially an improvement and modernization design of the Ratnik system. The plates inside have been updated and strengthened to meet new ballistic threats. Yuktobanian soldiers individually have a shoulder-mounted camera, monocle, and wrist computer. Unit leaders at various levels can also carry a tablet-like device on their chest plate to carry out more detailed functions in combat.

    The beret and the peaked cap are the standard noncombat headgear of the Yuktobanian armed services. The peaked cap is often seen in use by security troops of the MVD and the Border Guards. With the exception of airborne troops and the famous Spetsnaz, who wear light blue berets, all soldiers generally wear a black beret with the coat of arms for their role (armor, infantry, intelligence, etc). Though not standard issue, it is also not uncommon to still see fur caps, knit caps, and the "duck hunter" cap used by troops. Like their counterparts in other services, ground crew in the Yuktobanian Air Force use proper protective gear for their job. Yuktobanian sailors who serve aboard ships tend to wear dark blue utilities with peaked caps.

    The Yuktobanian pilot's appearance has changed little for many years. Besides the g-suit, most pilots still retain the vest-like apparatus (often camouflaged) to carry their needed gear, and especially in Nordlands some choose to wear light jackets with fur collars under their flightsuit for added warmth. The Yuktobanians also use helmet mounted displays, the same TK-2 that had been in service for decades. Helicopter pilots tend to use a monocle type device.

    One place the Yuktobanians have accelerated in is using communications to coordinate its large-scale operations. radios and other forms of communication have been integrated and setup so that commanders can exchange information at and between various levels quickly. A general can get what a sergeant sees, and a general can pass on to a sergeant what he needs to see. UAVs remain in the realm of larger craft, but are interwoven into this aforementioned communications network. medical evacuation has also improved greatly with advice from the Oseans.

    Belka
    The Belkan Army is something of an oddity in 2045. Though it's soldiers are incredibly well-equipped (Belkan weapons such as the G36, EF2000 Typhoon and Leopard 2 have been exported to great success due to their quality) and well organized, it hasn't seen actual combat since 1995. The Belkan Bundeswehr has seen few deployments as peacekeepers, and even fewer of these deployments have ever seen them engaged in any kind of combat. They have kept their military updated where they need to, though. However, the Belka-designed Flecktarn pattern has been in use since the 2000s. It remains in use, and winter variants used in this theater have a green, black and white scheme.

    The Belkans deploy an advanced combat vest/armored system, jointly developed with the Emmerians, known as the "Next Generation Infantry Kit" or "NGIK-1". the vest itself loosely resembles the Osean MIPS-I, though the pieces are not as close together as the MIPS, and the system also has shin guards. The material used is similar to that of Dragon Skin armor. The helmet for Belka's NGIKs is based on many riot helmets used through the world (done so due to their peacekeeping missions). The electronics of the system are a body camera, HMD visor (which doubles as a face shield) and wrist computer.

    The Air Force and Navy generally used peaked caps, while the Army prefers the red beret. The pin on the beret distinguishes one's branch of service within the Army, such as armor or infantry. In the field, the Bergmutze-style ski cap has often been used as a soft cover. Belkan groundcrew in the Air Force have often adopted the Osean practice of wearing undershirt and fatigue pants when weather permits. Navy personnel often wear dark blue utilities in most settings.

    Fighter pilots of the Belkan Air Force have a notably Lenish influence in their uniforms, which to the uniformed may be surprising. This can be explained, however, by the joint cooperation between the two countries on the Typhoon. Luftwaffe pilots do have a few distinct features in their setup, however, such as large G-suit apparatuses around the neck/shoulders, fur collar (especially in cold climates) and a vest-like rig. The current Luftwaffe helmet is the same one made specifically for the Typhoon and its HMD visor. Helicopter pilots actually use older Osean-type helmets with modern electronics.

    The Belkans use some smaller UAVs, but these and their communications are built around how peacekeeping operations would be structured. Two things the Belkan soldiers excel particularly well at from their roles between 1995 and 2045 are engineer work and medical matters. Belkan forces can perform some very critical procedures close to the fight, if needed, and are often very good at building (and demolishing) obstacles.

    Emmeria
    The military of Emmeria organizes itself to balance the ability to deploy aboard quickly and defend its own territory, especially in the wake of the Anea War of 2015-16. Their expeditionary forces tend to center on lighter forces that retain deadliness via speed and mobile firepower. The country also uses the few colonies it still retains across the world to further boost this. The basic camouflage pattern of the Emmerian armed forces, therefore, comes in several different color schemes. This pattern, heavily based on the Osean M81 pattern, is one of the few non-digital schemes in the world today. The winter pattern for this uniform is a combination of dark gray, light gray, and pale blue.

    As mentioned in the Belkan section, Emmeria uses the Next Generation Infantry Kit (NGIK-1) that it jointly developed with Belka. The Emmerian version of NGIK-1 has few, if any, differences in the torso rig. The biggest difference is arguable the magazine pouches, as Belka uses the G38 and Emmeria the FA220, but all other components are similar (just in respective languages). The same can't be said about the Emmerian helmet, however. The current Emmerian combat helmet is actually based on the Ops Core that has been popularized by Special Forces across the globe. It incorporates a longer skirt around the back for more protection, and has several features of the Emmerian NGIK's electronics built into the helmet.

    Many forces in the Emmerian military use the beret as their standard non-combat headgear, even in the field. The exceptions are the airforce, who wear peaked and side caps, and the navy, who wear peaked caps or a sailor's hat with a red pomp atop it (though in combat they often shed the traditional image of the sailor's uniform for standard blue utilities). Air Force personel are also noted as wearing dark blue or olive green jumpsuits in addition to protective gear. Typically Emmerian soldiers wear a blue beret (there are several shades within to differentiate), with certain services such as armor (black), airborne (red), and green (Foreign Legion). Pins often denote more specific duties and assignments. Also in this category is the famous kepi hat worn by the Emmerian Foreign Legion.

    The Emmerian Air Force fighter pilot's equipment has not changed much over the years since the 2015 war. The helmet has come to incorporate many new features, in fact it's an adapted version of the infantryman's helmet, but the g-suit and survival vest have remained much the same and have incorporated only minute upgrades. Wrist computers have been issued to Emmerian pilots for survival purposes, among things. Emmerian helicopter pilots wear their own helmet, which bears the slightest resemblance to the older Osean HGU-55.

    The Emmerians structure most deployed units to be as self-sufficient as possible, which is reflected in their communications structure. Units within a force deployed aboard are in close communications with one-another, where the meat of the system is. The exterior links of communications go to friendly forces and higher-echelon structures. Self-sufficiency also applies to UAVs and field hospitals, the former of which are usually available at the platoon level and up. Medical evacuation has, as with many countries, been mindfully improved to improve the survivalbilty rates of soldiers.

    Sapin
    The Royal Armed Forces of Sapin are generally based around the defense and security of the country due to its position on the Osean continent. They have, since 1970, retained a medium-sized expeditionary force, but the military exists to defeat any and all threats to sovereignty of the crown. Therefor Sapinish camouflage general adhears to the terrain and weather of the country. The M10 Digital Pattern, introduced in 2020, is based on the Lenish Multi-Terrain Pattern uniform. Sapinish troops in the Nordlands Theater of Operations are actually wearing a color scheme designed for urban operations, but the dark gray, white gray and tan scheme work relatively well in winter environments.

    A Sapinish soldier's combat gear falls under the designation "Adaptive Combat Torso System Mark II" (ACTS Mk. II) and comes in two variants. The standard variant, used by move infantry, covers the shoulders and entire torso and is designed to stop most modern small arms. This requirement is coupled with the need for flexibility, leading to shin and knee guards as well. A "heavy" variant, MK. IIB, exists for riot situations, and a third variant for special forces, basically a simple armored vest, also does exist but does not have an official designation. The helmet of the Sapinish soldier, sometimes nicknamed "The racer helmet" due to its mild resemblance to a race car driver's helmet, incorporates the boom mike into the helmet, as well as a helmet camera and HMD visor. The Sapinish soldier uses a device about the size of a larger Smartphone in place of a wrist computer, which is linked to his helmet.

    Most Sapinish soldiers either wear a beret or peaked cap, or a patrol cap in the field. While the most common color is olive, airborne forces wear a maroon colored beret and certain decorated units important to the crown have black berets and insignia on the garment different from others. The peaked cap is generally seen on Foreign Legion soldiers,  and air force personnel,and the peaked cap is used by all forces. Sapinish sailors, as with many navies, use dark-blue fatigues for most non-ceremonial shipboard duties. Air Force groundcrew tend to wear the same fatigues as the army alongside protective gear.

    Air Force pilots show a combination of Emmerian and Osean gear in their appearance. The gear worn on the suit has a very Osean look to it, while the helmet shows obvious signs of older Emmerian designs to include the HMD and oxygen mask. Flightsuits are often camouflaged in the event the pilot is shot down, and Sapinish pilots rarely paint their helmets in the matter many other air forces do. Sapinish helicopter pilots use the Osean HGU-57 helicopter variant.

    One of the weaknesses in the Sapinish communications and logistics system is the fact that a good part of it is organized around using Sapin's own resources. The communications and UAV operations, as might be guessed, can be adapted for operations outside the country, but for large operations The Sapinish may often have to rely on its allies or the hope that friendly forces will allow it to peacefully apply its strategies to their resources.

    Nordlands
    The Nordic Defense Force is, unlike Sapin, restricted to the defense of its nation. This is due to the events of the 1995 Belkan War. Despite being outside the conflict, the Nordic people voted to reform the army into a defense force to encourage peace in the region. This initiative was strengthened further by the wars on the Usean continent. Due to thieir basic camo pattern, a splinter-based pattern called labeled M91, is colored only in winter and woodland schemes. The winter scheme is gray, light and dark olive green.

    The NDF has adopted the 6B46 vest from Yuktobania and married it with the computer system of the Belkan variant of NGIK. Therefore only the torso of the Nordic soldier is heavily protected,, though in cases such as riots shin and forearm guards may be adopted. Their helmet, however, is an indigenous design. known as the Combat Information Helmet (CIH), or "box-helmet" for its shape, the piece contains an HMD and helmet camera. As is the case with NGIK, the wrist computer and helmet are linked.

    The beret, side cap, and peaked cap are the primary piece of headgear worn outside combat. While the first two are used by all forces, the beret is exclusive to the NDF's Land Force. Generally, soldiers wear a green beret with unit insignia to designate their assignment. Nordlands's elite 1st Airborne wears a maroon beret, while its amphibious boarding squadron prefers a navy blue color. Nordlands's Reserve Force wears a white beret. In the field, it is also common to see use of the knit cap or camouflaged patrol cap. Naval personnel wear gray utilities and winter gear due to the nature of their environment, and air force personnel are usually found in full combat fatigues alongside proper protective gear.

    The fighter pilots of the NDF's Air Defense Force have a rather unique outfitting compared to their counterparts in Task Force Polaris. A Nordic pilot's flightsuit seems to have a slight bulk to it by default, which is due to the inner lining for warmth. The part of the g-suit that is around the neck also houses part of the flotation device, giving it a much larger appearance than most other apparatuses. The Nordic pilot's helmet has a mild resemble to the CIH, but covers the entire head. It has a visor that runs the length of the entire face, with the oxygen mask place at the bottom, near the chin. Nordic Helicopter pilots use Yuktobanian helmets due to the country's use of the Ka-50 and Mi-38.

    Below are some examples of coalition weaponry (excluding aircraft players use). Due to the sheer amount of equipment in the arsenal of the nations fighting Erusea, the gallery is not complete, but should give a general idea of the weapons they field.
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    From Top to Bottom: Colt Enforcer IV .45 Handgun (Primary sidearm of the Osean military), FN FNP-2000 9mm Handgun (Primary sidearm of the Sapinish Armed Forces and Nordic Defense Force), Taurus Judgement DT-6 .500 Magnum Revolver (Not offcially used by any military, rumors of fielding by Erusean cybernetic assassins), Lebedev PL-14 9mm pistol (primary sidearm of the Yuktobanian Armed Forces).


    Osean M41 6.8mm assault rifle series. Shown on the left colum, top to bottom, M41A1 assault rifle, M41A2 carbine, M41A2 shorty, M42A1 Designated Marksman Rifle. On the right are examples of combat setups to include 40mm grenade launcher.

    Yuktobanian AK-21 5.45mm assualt rifle series. Shown in full length and carbine variants, with examples of attachments to include 40mm grenade launcher.


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    Nordic Ak 7 6.8mm assualt rifle, bottom shown with ACOG


    Belkan G38 6.8mm assault rifle series. Shown in full-length and shorty versions, with examples of attachments to include 40mm grenade launcher.


    FN FA220 6.8mm assualt rifle series. Primary rifle of Sapinish and Emmerian Armed Forces. shown with examples of attachments to include 40mm grenade launcher.


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    From Top to Bottom: LSAT 5.56mm Light Machine Gun (Primary LMG of the NDF), MG36 5.56mm Light Machine Gun (Primary LMG of the Sapinish and Belkan Armed Forces), M43A1 7.62mm Light Machine Gun (Primary LMG of the Osean Armed Forces), Minimi Mk.3 7.62mm Light Machine Gun (Primary LMG of the Emmerian Armed Forces), RPK-12M 7.62mm Light Machine Gun (Primary LMG of Yuktobanian Armed Forces)

    From Top to Bottom: Ak 8 7.62mm Designated Marksman Rifle (primary DMR of the NDF), M115A1 12.7mm Anti-Material Rifle (primary AMR of Osean, Nodic, and Sapinish Armed Forces), Walter WA-3 12.7mm Anti-Material Rifle (primary AMR of the Emmerian and Belkan Armed Forces)


    From Top to Bottom: MATADOR 90mm Rocket Launcher (primary rocket of Sapinish, Belkan, and Emmerian Armed Forces), MBT LAW 150mm Rocket Launcher (primary rocket launcher of the NDF), FGM-172 SRAW 139mm Rocket Launcher (primary rocket launcher of the Osean Armed Forces), RPG-29 105mm rocket launcher (primary rocket launcher of the Yuktobanian Armed Forces), M78A1 Plasma Infantry Gun, PIG (experimental direct energy weapon in limited use with the Osean Armed Forces)


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    NOTE: SOME VEHICLES SHOWN BELOW MAY BE USED BY MORE THAN ONE NATION, SEE NPC VEHICLES LIST FOR FURTHER INFO

    Top Row, Left to Right: M7A1 Crusader (Osea), Panther A4 (Nordlands), T-98A Golem (Yuktobania), S2A1 Toro (Sapin)

    Second Row, Left to Right: M118A2 Boar IFV (Osea), Marine Landing Assault Vehicle/MLAV (Osea), Puma IFV (Belka), BMP-4A IFV
    Third Row, Left to Right: Boxer APC (Belka), M122A1 Stingray APC, Osean Marine Corps variant with 25mm (Osea), AMZ-26 Badger APC (Emmeria), BTR-90 APC (Yuktobania)
    Fourth Row, Left to Right: BAE JLTV (Osea), Eagle V (Belka), GAZ Tiger (Yuktobania)
    Fifth Row, Left to Right: Jaguar CFV (Emmeria), Lynx A3 Anti-Tank Gun System, ATGS (Nordlands)

    Top Row, Left to Right: M110A2 Prosecutor SPG (Sapin), PzH 2000 SPG (Belka), CAESAR SPG (Emmeria), KV-20 Zhukov (Yuktobania)
    Second Row, Left to Right: M142 MLRS (Nordlands), BM-31 Tornado MLRS (Yuktobania)
    Third Row, Left to Right: M122A1 Stingray air defense variant (Osea), Boxer APC air defense variant (Belka), AMZ-26 Badger APC air defense variant (Emmeria), SA-22 Panstir (Yuktobania)

    Top Row, Left to Right: MIM-105 Defender SAM launcher, commander truck, and radar
    Bottom Row, Left to Right: SA-21 Growler SAM launcher, command truck, and radar


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    Osean Prometheus-class Aircraft Carrier

    Osean Milineum-class Cruiser


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    E-12B Pelican

    EA-11B Catseye


    AV-3B Bearcat and UV-3B Dragonfly


    UH-62D Kestrel and SH-62B Sea Scout



    E-9B Vigilante II


    E-10A Umpire


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    Rosenthal CV-22B Osprey


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