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The Florian Republic Armed Forces are the military forces of the Florian Republic and were established after post War of Lost Brothers treaty restrictions were unilaterally revoked by the Florian government in 1672 AN. It consists of an Army, Navy (including marine infantry & a coastguard service), and Air Force. All Florian men ranging from 18-36 must serve at least six months of military service otherwise severe penalities such as heavy fines and inprisonment of up to six months occurs. The Florian Republic Armed Forces is the successor of the Florian Security Force. The President of the Florian Republic is the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. From the modest cadre in existence on the date of the armed forces refoundation, the Florian Republic Armed Forces has experienced sustained growth in terms of both manpower and equipment from 1676 onwards, having benefited from an exponential increase in investment following the culmination of Florian reconstruction efforts earlier in the decade.

History

Organisation

Administrative

The Florian Republic Armed Forces comprise of three independent service branches - the Florian Army, Florian Navy, and the Florian Air Force, brought together under the authority of the War Office in Northcliff with the President serving as Commander-in-Chief.

Operational

The Florian Republic Armed Forces is divided into four operational commands, these being Army Group East & Army Group West, Fleet Command, and the Home Army.

Command Area of Operations Subordinate Formations Number of personnel
Army Group East
  • Las Andreas
  • Longstreet
  • Port Farrar
  • Victoria
  • 1st Army
    • I Corps
    • XIX Corps
    • 22nd Attack Group
  • 3rd Army
    • XVIII Corps
    • XXII Corps
    • 19th Bombardment Group
    • 92nd Attack Group
  • 49th Fighter Group
  • Florian Army – 230,400
  • Florian Air Force – 14,400
Army Group West
  • Bridgemoor
  • Dragonmoor
  • Meadowedge
  • Oldhaven
  • Stonehall
  • 2nd Army
    • XVI Corps
    • XVII Corps
    • 307th Attack Group
  • 4th Army
    • XV Corps
    • XX Corps
    • XXI Corps
    • 98th Attack Group
  • 35th Fighter Group
  • Florian Army – 288,000
  • Florian Air Force – 10,800
Fleet Command
  • Littoral Waters
  • Overseas Territories
  • Coastguard
  • Norfolk Isles Squadron
  • Togafaga Station
  • 624th Reconnaissance Regiment (25%)
  • Florian Navy – 148,000
  • Florian Air Force – 1,500
Home Army
  • Northcliff District
  • Whole Force Sustainment
  • 1st Florian Division
  • 2nd Florian Division
  • Home Service Regiments
  • Republican Guard Corps
  • 8th Fighter Group
  • 543rd Tactical Support Group
  • 624th Reconnaissance Regiment (75%)
  • Florian Army – 65,160
  • Florian Air Force – 8,100

Service branches

Florian Army

Home Army
Unit Name Commandant Garrison Role Equipment Establishment Status
Republican Guard Corps
Guards Brigade Northcliff Mechanised Infantry Activated 1679
Cuirassiers Brigade
  • Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron
  • Cuirassiers' Brigade Engineer Squadron
  • Cuirassiers' Reconnaissance Squadron
  • 1st Cuirassiers' Regiment
  • 2nd Cuirassiers' Regiment
  • 3rd Cuirassiers' Regiment
  • Cuirassiers' Artillery Regiment
  • Cuirassiers' Brigade Commissariat Regiment
Northcliff Armoured Activated 1679
1st Reconnaissance Regiment Northcliff International Airport
(FRAF Cantonment)
Special Reconnaissance Activated 1679
1st (Florian) Division
2nd (Florian) Division
Home Service Regiments
Army Training Regiment Arndale Camp
(Longsight)
Basic Training Activated 1672
Army Infantry Regiment Montgomery Barracks
(Longsight)
Parent Regt - Infantry Activated 1672
Army Armoured Regiment Parent Regt - Armour Activated 1672
Army Artillery Regiment Whalley Range Training Area
(Las Andreas)
Parent Regt - Artillery Activated 1672
Army Air Defence Regiment Whalley Range Training Area
(Las Andreas)
Parent Regt - Air Defence Activated 1672
Army Commissariat Regiment Arndale Camp
(Longsight)
Parent Regt - Logistics & Admin Activated 1672
Army Signals Regiment Parent Regt - Signallers Activated 1672
Army Engineering Regiment Rusholme Barracks Parent Regt - Engineers Activated 1672
Army Provosts Regiment Cheadle Barracks
(Birmingham)
Parent Regt - Military Police Activated 1672
General Service Regiment Salford Docks Cantonment
(Port Farrar)
Parent Regt - Specialists Activated 1672
Army Group East
Unit Name Commandant Garrison Role Equipment Establishment Status
1st Army
I Corps
  • 5th Florian Armoured Division
  • 6th Florian Mountain Division
  • 7th Volunteer Mountain Division
Longsight Combined Arms Corps Activated 1679
XIX Corps
  • 10th Florian Armoured Division
  • 11th Volunteer Assault Grenadier Division
  • 13th Florian Mountain Division
Victoria Combined Arms Corps Activated 1679
3rd Army
XVIII Corps
  • 12th Florian Armoured Division
  • 16th Florian Assault Grenadier Division
  • 22nd Volunteer Cavalry Division
Las Andreas Combined Arms Corps Activated 1679
XXII Corps
  • 3rd Florian Armoured Division
  • 9th Florian Armoured Division
  • 19th Volunteer Grenadier Division of the Honourable Company
Port Farrar Combined Arms Corps Activated 1679
Army Group West
Unit Name Commandant Garrison Role Equipment Establishment Status
2nd Army
XVI Corps
  • 4th Florian Police Division
  • 14th Florian Grenadier Division
  • 26th Florian Grenadier Division
Meadowedge Combined Arms Corps Activated 1679
XVII Corps
  • 15th Florian Grenadier Division
  • 27th Volunteer Grenadier Division
  • 33rd Florian Cavalry Division
Bridgemoor Combined Arms Corps Activated 1679
4th Army
XV Corps
  • 18th Florian Grenadier Division
  • 28th Volunteer Grenadier Division
  • 37th Volunteer Cavalry Division
Dragonmoor Combined Arms Corps Activated 1679
XX Corps
  • 17th Florian Assault Grenadier Division
  • 20th Florian Grenadier Division
  • 29th Florian Grenadier Division
Stonehall Combined Arms Corps Activated 1679
XXI Corps
  • 8th Florian Cavalry Division
  • 25th Florian Grenadier Division
  • 29th Florian Grenadier Division
  • 35th Police Grenadier Division
Oldhaven Combined Arms Corps Activated 1679

Florian Navy

Florian Air Force

Florian Air Command

Commander: Colonel-General George Strelling

Unit Sub-units Aircraft Notes
19th Bombardment Group
  • 28th Bombardment Regiment
  • 30th Bombardment Regiment
  • 93rd Bombardment Regiment
F-11GM Florentine Attached 3rd Army
22nd Attack Group
  • 19th Attack Regiment
  • 22nd Attack Regiment
  • 33rd Attack Regiment
T-2/A-2 Saeqeh, T-3 Akóntio Attached 1st Army
92nd Attack Group
  • 325th Attack Regiment
  • 326th Attack Regiment
  • 327th Attack Regiment
T-2/A-2 Saeqeh, T-3 Akóntio Attached 3rd Army
98th Attack Group
  • 343rd Attack Regiment
  • 344th Attack Regiment
  • 345th Attack Regiment
T-2/A-2 Saeqeh, T-3 Akóntio Attached 4th Army
307th Attack Group
  • 370th Attack Regiment
  • 371st Attack Regiment
  • 372nd Attack Regiment
T-2/A-2 Saeqeh, T-3 Akóntio Attached 2nd Army
8th Fighter Group
  • 35th Fighter Regiment
  • 36th Fighter Regiment
  • 80th Fighter Regiment
FA-9 Banshee A Attached Home Army
35th Fighter Group
  • 39th Fighter Regiment
  • 40th Fighter Regiment
  • 41st Fighter Regiment
F-9 Ashavan II Attached Army Group West
49th Fighter Group
  • 7th Fighter Regiment
  • 8th Fighter Regiment
  • 9th Fighter Regiment
T-3 Akóntio Attached Army Group East
543rd Tactical Support Group
  • 8th</sup Training Regiment
  • 45th Training Regiment
  • 162nd Training Regiment
T-2/A-2 Saeqeh, T-3 Akóntio Attached Home Army
31st Transport & Communications Regiment ADAPTOV Helicopter Attached Fleet Command
624th Reconnaissance Regiment F-12(PR) Pterosaur, UAV Reaper, VT-UAV 1 Tadpole Attached Home Army (75%), Fleet Command (25%)

Equipment

Aircraft

Name Origin Type Quantity Photo Notes
Fixed-wing aircraft
FA-9 Banshee A Talenore Talenore Multirole fighter aircraft 100 FA9 Banshee.png Delivered 1676–1679 AN
F-9 Ashavan II Talenore Talenore Air superiority fighter aircraft 175 F-9 Ashavan II.png Delivered 1676–1679 AN
F-11GM Florentine Florian Republic Florian Republic Guided Munition (Piloted) 720 F-11GM Florentine.png In service from 1680 AN. Estimated production rate of 330 per Norton year.
F-12(PR) Pterosaur Florian Republic Florian Republic Long-range photo reconnaissance aircraft (reduced radar cross-section) 18 FR 22 DINOSAUR.jpg
"Jingdaoese intelligence officers can confirm the stealth ability of these planes. We haven't spotted a single one of them yet."
Wui Tsan1673 AN
F-13 Demon Florian Republic Florian Republic Stealth air superiority fighter aircraft 2 F-22 Demon.jpg Developed from F-12(PR) Pterosaur. Technology demonstrator.
T-2/A-2 Saeqeh Unified Governorates Unified Governorates Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft 2,400 OAH Saeqeh.png Delivered 1679 AN
T-3 Akóntio Unified Governorates Unified Governorates Jet Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft 1,200 Vey Akintos.png Delivered 1679 AN
Rotary-winged aircraft
UH-3 ADAPTOV Florian Republic Florian Republic Transport helicopter 100 ADAPTOV Helicopter.jpg
SH-2 Lark Florian Republic Florian Republic Scout helicopter 500
GH-4 Warthog Florian Republic Florian Republic Helicopter gunship 200
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
UAV Reaper Florian Republic Florian Republic Unmanned aerial vehicle 200 Modified target drone retrofitted with photo-reconnaissance pod
VT-UAV 1 Tadpole Unified Governorates Unified Governorates Unmanned aerial vehicle 2,650 Tadpole.png Delivered 1679 AN
Inactive Reserve
FLO Helicarrier Florian Republic Florian Republic Helicarrier 1 ?? FLO Helicarrier.jpg Rumours of the FRAF retrofitting salvaged Menelmacari gravimetric engines to the hulk of an ex-Florian capital ship sunk at Blythe during the War of Lost Brothers have been denied by the Florian Government as well as by the alleged facilitators of the technology transfer.

Air Defence

Name Origin Type Quantity Photo Notes
Air defence weapon
M1673-L7 Avenger Florian Republic Florian Republic Early warning radar 25 Laser Avenger.jpg
M1679-L6 Close-in Air Defence System Alduria Alduria Short range air defence system 2 batteries Silver-hammer.jpg Purchased 1679 for 470M. Purchase comprises
  • x2 command posts and radars
  • x12 launchers
  • x480 Silver-I interceptor missile
M1680-L8 Longbow Sanama Sanama Ballistic missile defence system 1 battery SAI LONGBOW.png Purchased from Sanama Arms Industries 1680 AN
LaWS Florian Republic Florian Republic Laser weapon 10

Artillery

Name Origin Type Quantity Photo Notes
Mortars
M1676-L1 37mm Mortar Florian Republic Florian Republic Light Infantry Mortar 1,907
M1676-L6 70mm Barrage Mortar Florian Republic Florian Republic Bomblet Dispensing Infantry Mortar 5,863
Rocket Launchers
M1676-L2 Anti-Drone Projector (Steam) Florian Republic Florian Republic Grenade Projector 433
M1676-L3 Fixed Rocket Barrage System Florian Republic Florian Republic Multiple Rocket Launcher 849 36-tube 76mm diameter Unguided Rockets
M1676-L4 Land Mattress Rocket Barrage System Florian Republic Florian Republic Multiple Rocket Launcher 796 30-tube 76mm diameter Unguided Rockets
M1676-L5 Fixed Rocket Barrage System Florian Republic Florian Republic Multiple Rocket Launcher 152 20-tube 177mm diameter Unguided Rockets

Armoured vehicles

Name Origin Type Quantity Photo Notes
Tanks
T-105 Self-Propelled Gun Florian Republic Florian Republic Self-Propelled Gun 121 VolksCorp 105mm Self Propelled Gun.jpeg Main armament: 105 mm (4.13 in) L/25 with 48 rounds. Operational range 180 km. Maximum speed: 33 kmph.
T-113 Florian Republic Florian Republic Main battle tank 100 T-113 MBT.jpg Main armament: modified 105 mm gun, fitted with a fume extractor and thermal sleeve, 80 rounds. Operational range: 170 km. Maximum speed: 55 kmph
T-120 Ghost Florian Republic Florian Republic Stealth Tank 10 CV90120-T Ghost.jpg qty 10x T-113 redesigned to incorporate active camouflage technology developed by Titan Automotives and the University of Northcliff to protect military vehicles from detection by near infrared night vision devices, providing infrared stealth.
Reconnaissance Vehicles
Universal Carrier Scout Florian Republic Florian Republic Light Scout Vehicle 1,200 VolksCorp Universal Carrier Scout.png All-electric battery-powered lightly-armoured personnel carrier / scout. Main armament: 23 mm anti-aircraft twin-barrelled autocannon. Endurance on single charge: 400km. Maximum speed 60km on road, 30km off-road.
LAV-1 Florian Republic Florian Republic Light Scout Vehicle 500
LAV-2 Florian Republic Florian Republic Armoured Car 250

Missiles

Name Origin Type № in Service Image Notes
AAM-1 Sonderwang Unified Governorates Unified Governorates Missile – AAM 10,000 AAM-1 Sonderwang.png Purchased from the Allied Production Matrix – 1679
SA-1 Red Mist Shireroth Shireroth Missile – SAM 600 SA-1.png Purchased from the Allied Production Matrix – 1679
X-69 Hypersonic Florian Republic Florian Republic Missile - Hypersonic 1 200px Experimental prototype – 1681

Small Arms

Name Origin Type Quantity Image Notes
Knives, Grenades, Miscellaneous Implements
Florian Cocktail
(Tar, sulphur, petrol, sand, & wick)
Allied Production Matrix Petrol Bomb 4,100,000 Donated by Trans-Euran Command in 1672.
Pistols / Carbines / Rifles
M1525 9 mm Pistol Allied Production Matrix Pistol 20,000 M1523 9mm Pistol.png Supplied by ESB Group in 1672.
M1581 7.62 mm Machine Carbine Allied Production Matrix Carbine 30,000 M1581 7.62mm Machine Carbine.png Supplied by ESB Group in 1672.
M1591 7.62 mm Rifle Allied Production Matrix Marksman Rifle 30,000 M1591 7.62 mm Rifle.png Supplied by ESB Group in 1672.
M1656 9 mm SMG Allied Production Matrix Submachine Gun 100,000 M1656 SMG.png Supplied by ESB Group in 1672.
Machine Guns
Polybolos 12.7 mm HMG Allied Production Matrix Heavy Machine Gun 25,125 Polybolos .50 HMG.png Supplied by ESB Group in 1672 & Raspur Pact in 1679.
Infantry Support Weapons
Waspsting Man-portable Air Defence System Allied Production Matrix Anti-Air 525 Supplied by Raspur Pact in 1679
Hornet Recoilless Rifle Allied Production Matrix Anti-Tank 2,257 Supplied by Raspur Pact in 1679
Tankgewehr 13.2 mm Rifle Allied Production Matrix Anti-Materiel 1,525 Supplied by Raspur Pact in 1679

Support vehicles

Name Origin Type Quantity Image Notes
Utility
Pod Armoured Personnel Carrier Shireroth Shireroth Support Vehicle 18,000 Pod APC.png In service – 1679
Snatch Land Rover Shireroth Shireroth Support Vehicle 36,000 Snatch Land Rover.png In service – 1679

Vessels

Name Origin Type Quantity Photo Notes
Auxiliary Vessels
Florimell-class Troop Landing Ship Unified Governorates Unified Governorates Troop Landing Ship 80 Transferred from Benacia Command 1675
Requisitioned commercial trawlers, no standard class Florian Republic Florian Republic Naval trawler 215 Taken into service, 1680
Patrol Vessels
In-shore rigid-hulled inflatable patrol craft, various types Florian Republic Florian Republic fast attack craft 1,500 - Entered service 1680
Melusine-class Missile Boat Constancia Constancia Missile attack craft 25 Melusine-class fast attack missile boat.png Transferred from Imperial Constancian Armed Forces 1672.
Northman-class Corvette Passio-Corum Passio-Corum / Constancia Constancia Corvette 4 Northmanclass.jpg Transferred from Imperial Constancian Armed Forces 1672.
Submarines
FLO Etourney-class Florian Republic Florian Republic Coastal submarine 25
Submersibles
Type 1 Operator Directed Torpedo Florian Republic Florian Republic Human torpedo 200 - Entered service 1680
Type 2 Operator Directed Torpedo Florian Republic Florian Republic Human torpedo 420 - Entered service 1680

Static defences

Given Floria's unfavourable strategic position, the War Office's categorical imperative was to harden the national infastructure against attack and establish defensive lines so as to ensure that the country could not be swiftly divided and overrun by any putative invader.

One of Floria's great strengths was its famously overactive construction industry, and the national familiarity with pouring concrete in vast quantities was duly leverged in the cause of national defence.

Frontier defensive zones

Starting in 1679, the Florian Army commenced a programme of "bunkerisation" that saw the construction of hundreds of thousands of bunkers in a belt of fortifications 72km in depth and running parallel to Floria's border with Jingdao, screening Floria's primary western population centres and the tenuous land corridor connecting Las Andreas with Port Farrar in the east.

Within the fortification belt constituting the frontier defensive zone bunkers would be installed in every viable location from hilltops and woodlands to villages and towns, even in such incongruous locations as hospital car parks and regional post offices.

The bunkers were constructed of concrete, steel and iron and ranged in size from one- or two-person pillboxes with gun slits to large underground nuclear bomb shelters intended to serve as Corps command headquarters. The most common type of bunker was a small concrete dome set into the ground with a circular bottom extending downwards, just large enough for one or two people to stand inside. These domes were prefabricated and transported to their final positions, where they were assembled. They consist of three main elements: a 3 m diameter hemispherical concrete dome with a firing slit, a hollow cylinder to support the dome and an outer wall with a radius 60 cm larger than the cylinder. The gap between the cylinder and outer wall is filled with earth.

Urban strongholds

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Communications and sensor networks