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Pacific Union: The New Navy
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Sooner or later, the day comes when you can't hide from the jimmies you've rustled any more.
About this creation
Good morning, afternoon, or evening viewer. Before I begin, let me say it's all Ian's fault, he gave me the inspiration to do this. Now, let's do this.

The Union Navy has always been... overlooked, to say the least. An after-thought, taking third place behind our impractical tanks and small, pancake-like planes. The entire branch actually began as fishing trawlers with machine guns strapped along the sides, as Nick and I needed a way to ferry troops to Kamchatka and Chukoktka. The development of Pacifica, the Fringilla-class, and Accipiter-class, along with a few acquired developing nation's navies along the way, turned our fleet into a ramshackle mix of Cold War and modern technology.

But that time has passed. Now witness the results of a fully productive and motivated Awe!

THE SHIPS

Let's start with the D-2 Flitter-class destroyer-


Oh god, what is that?! A studded nightmare! Abort, abort!


Alright, there. Much better. This is the D-3 Flitter-class destroyer.

The Flitter-class is a replacement for the mediocre Fringilla-class of destroyers. She is longer (if you call ~295 feet long), narrower, faster, and cheaper to build, though slightly less armed, with a radar signature that actually might be slightly reduced. Her weapons are eight dedicated SAM launchers, twenty VLS pads with 5 missiles each, six AA guns of the bolter or 20mm rotary variety, four above the waterline torpedo tubes, and two six-inch guns. The Flitter is obviously not nuclear-powered. She is heavily automated, only needing a crew of 80 to function normally.


Low to the water, harder to hit without radar. Though radar makes it all moot anyway, that's why we put guns to shoot down missiles on her.


Very narrow. We've put ballast weights in the lower hull, high winds won't knock her over any easier than normal ships.


Back.


Let's move on to the SFAN-2 Lyra-class submarine. Isn't she pretty? This is my favorite boat of the bunch you're seeing today, I've got her sitting near the desk right now.

To replace the aging and motley collection of submarines the Union currently has, the Lyra-class fast attack nuclear submarine was developed, from the old SFAN-1 blueprints, a design that never got beyond prototype stage because I was busy in early 2010. The Lyra is small, being only 278 feet long despite what the picture shows you. She runs on a Fenton-Thompson Lead-Bismuth Cooled Reactor, which is lighter and far more efficient than water-cooled reactors, though not as safe. This, coupled with an advanced pump-jet propulsor and a very streamlined shape, has given her a top safe speed of 48 knots, and a cruising speed of around 35 knots. She is armed with 12 VLS tubes (one missile each), and six torpedo tubes with a load of 24 torpedoes, featuring a retractable 4-inch deck gun as well. Because we can. Like the Flitter-class, the Lyra-class is heavily automated, needing only a crew of 25.


Mmmh.


Verreh nice, yes? I daresay she is different from most other submarines I've seen made. Hopefully that counts for something. Her lead-bismuth cooled reactor is a very useful tool, though it has plenty of difficulties that come with it. Mainly the external heating needed to keep the reactor operable while it is shut off for repairs or other reasons. That may prove tricky to work with in the future...


Sisters of battle, out to take your cake and throw it on the ground, maaan! They're not a part of your system!


Size comparison.


Aha, an upgrade to two stacks, and a wider hull!

The Guided Missile Battle-Frigate (GMBF-1), the Blossomforth-class, is the result of two failures: Firstly, a failure to create a lighter, frigate-size warship; secondly, the failure to create a heavier, cruiser-size warship. However, a blend of smaller size and many weapons worked just fine, leading to the new classification battle-frigate, similar to the larger battlecruisers of WWII. She's about 430 feet long, with sixteen VLS tubes (each one having a revolver system of eight missiles each), eight 6-inch guns, twenty-one bolter and rotary cannon AA guns, and four SAM launchers. Not to mention, an optional complement of two UAVs that can be launched off the back. Because of heavily automated systems, she needs only a crew of 146.


I think this is the bow? I had something I wanted to say about this ship while looking at the preview, but now that I'm back editing, I can't remember!


Close-up on wepons for fighting for humen's freedome.


Get out of here, Lyra!


Here's my second favorite boat I built during this previous week of action, the ACT-4 Octavia-class.

Previously caught with nothing other than the large Accipiter-class supercarrier, Fleet Lord Brooks commissioned a light carrier to assist any current and future heavy carrier designs. Octavia is the result, built on the hull of the Blossomforth-class battle-frigate. She can carry thirty planes, or forty helicopters, or a mix. Her defensive armament is four SAM launchers and eleven AA guns of the bolter or 20mm rotary variety. Like her basis, the Octavia-class too runs on gas turbines, and has a crew of 500. Because nothing beats the ability to fix things like real humans.


I took a lot of pictures of this one.








FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU
Let's be lucky that this submarine isn't quite on the same scale here, as you may have deduced.


WHAT HAS SCIENCE DONE?! Created the biggest waste of money since Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society, that's what!

The BN-3 Rainbow-class battleship is moderately useful at best, extremely impractical at worst, though she packs a hell of a punch. At 630 feet long, she bears four 17-inch guns, four eight-inch guns, twenty-eight AA guns of the bolter and 20mm rotary variety, five SAM launchers with four missiles apiece, and twenty-three VLS tubes with ten missiles to a revolver each, not to mention the eight torpedo tubes below the water line! Her magazines are heavily armored, and it takes two nuclear reactors to make her go. The Union Navy does not recommend any more than four maximum of these ships to be produced, and even then, not to send them into battle without air cover and plenty of support. Governor Brooks realizes it is far more practical to spend money on Lyras, Blossomforths, and Flitters when it comes to non-carrier ships. The Rainbow is also more manpower-intensive than her smaller counterparts, requiring a crew of 400.


A tall ship, no doubt.


Fresher than fresh.






I like this photo.


Oh noez! Lyra got into the wrong boat's picture... Even if they're both on two completely different scales...


Viewers, I am disappoint with myself. This carrier just wouldn't come together... Still, she deserves a place here too.

This is the ACN-6 Sapphire-class supercarrier, supposedly a replacement to the Accipiter, but not really much of an improvement other than in height and deck area. She is armed with twelve SAM launchers, four VLS tubes with three missiles apiece (you never know!), and ten AA guns of the bolter and 20mm variety. Her complement is 140 assorted aircraft, fixed wing and rotor (SeaScrubjay anyone?). Two nuclear reactors drive her, and she is manned by upwards of 4000 crew, the combined strength of the sea and air arms present.


Meh. At least I included elevator spaces this time.


And a gap in the back.


Lyra is definitely way out of scale here, but she makes this ship worth posting.

And now, for something completely different.

THE WEAPONS


This is the SSMS-7, a hypersonic anti-ship missile. It's also easily used as a normal cruise missile too. OAAE saw weapons similar to it used to great effect against the British in the last days of the Continuation War, and decided to build their own.


It can travel at speeds up to mach 7. It was difficult to get this thing working, certain people may recall a reported crash about a week prior to this posting.


I forgot to add this last night. Remember this SAM battery on the MT-6 Baker? These missiles can go in the VLS tubes too.


Here is the 40mm autocannon named the bolter. Warhammer fans may already predict what this gun is like. It basically fires self-propelled flak shells at a far higher speed than normal guns, which explode upon impact or proximity, depending on the type. It costs 240 Uniondollars to fire this gun for twelve seconds.


Here is the 20mm rotary variety, which has also been referenced a lot. It's your usual point-defense weapon, just built by Union industry.

But Awe, where is the radar? Where is the protection from outside forces? Not shown in this diagram, that's where they are. Trust me, these are slightly more interesting than a series of grey turrets and white domes.


Oooh, here is the T-1000 supercavitating torpedo. It goes 250 knots underwater, thanks to rocket propulsion. No joke, this tech is real. Read the linked article, and check out the Russian version. These are the torpedoes we use now.


What about those 17-inch guns on the battleship, Awe? Well, we just took our HA-2s and put them in turrets. You all remember the HA-2, I hope. If not... the Arsenal of Tyranny should help with that.


Here they are, the mad madmen of Oregon Aeronautics And Engineering. From left to right: Chairman Jered Wilson, member of the Union Senate, Jimmy the Mechanic, a force of nature, Dr. Thompson, AI specialist among other things, and Dr. Bill Fenton, renowned scientist of many shadowy trades. Yeah, no AIs in the group, but plenty of AIs in the Union canon. Deal with it.

Up next:
I have no idea. HAT-5, new airplane, something for the Coalition... We'll see what I get up to once I get a new burst of motivation.



Comments

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  April 29, 2013
very nice idea for those missile fins!
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  January 6, 2013
Nice fleet!!! makes my fleet look like a rubber duck in a bathtub 5/5
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  November 8, 2012
I gotta say, these ships are very interesting, and that supercarrier is far better than you give credit for. Out of curiosity, have you ever heard of a battlecarrier? I'd like to see you try your hand at one.
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  August 11, 2012
Quoting Locutus 666 Interresting ships u have there. As far as i know, you build some near future-stuff, so im a little confused of that much AA-guns at the ships instead of just a few missle launchers. Anyway nice creations.
Never underestimate the usefulness of overwhelming firepower. Not even the best missile can get through if you throw enough metal at it.
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  August 11, 2012
Interresting ships u have there. As far as i know, you build some near future-stuff, so im a little confused of that much AA-guns at the ships instead of just a few missle launchers. Anyway nice creations.
Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
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Evan Melick
  August 10, 2012
Sub standard hypersonic missiles at best. You just started a naval arms race, you do know that right?
Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
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Spaztastic the Diabolical
  August 10, 2012
I just noticed that this entire creation was shot... on a towel.
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  August 10, 2012
Great fleet! I love them all.
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  August 10, 2012
Very nice fleet you have here Awe. Makes me want to try and make a couple ships.
 I made it 
  August 10, 2012
Quoting Spaztastic the Diabolical I just noticed that this entire creation was shot... on a towel.
Fuzziest ocean of all time. Also, some of the models were photographed on my pillowcase. #swag
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  August 10, 2012
Love, the ships!
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  August 10, 2012
Great microscale! Nice technique for the hull.
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  August 10, 2012
Great builds and a fun commentary too! I like how the submarine works as a model on a stand and also on a surface as though it was in the sea. My favourite ship is the second aircraft carrier.
 I made it 
  August 10, 2012
Quoting Gus Indo I felt a strange compulsion to check out MOCpages today and what do I find? Awe's got a creation on the home page! Love the ships. Glad to see the PCU still kicking --- and chewing bubble gum. Or was it taking names? Is this still the catch-phrase? Anyway, go rustle some jimmies PCU.
I'm glad you're still kicking too. Always a pleasure to here from you, Gus.
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  August 10, 2012
I can tell that the Lyra submarine wanted to steal the show, but the Rainbow battleship taught her a lesson!
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  August 10, 2012
Quoting Evan Melick Sub standard hypersonic missiles at best. You just started a naval arms race, you do know that right?
http://i.imgur.com/zB6d6.jpg
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  August 10, 2012
Nice collection of builds!
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  August 10, 2012
This is great! And the interesting text always makes the experience of watching your creations even better. I love the fact you've built an interesting conglomerate of vessels. I intend to post some 'WholeNavyInOnePost' MOCs too, but I'm currently busy doing other things. When the time comes, expect to see some historical (and sometimes obscure) navies taking over my page.
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  August 10, 2012
I felt a strange compulsion to check out MOCpages today and what do I find? Awe's got a creation on the home page! Love the ships. Glad to see the PCU still kicking --- and chewing bubble gum. Or was it taking names? Is this still the catch-phrase? Anyway, go rustle some jimmies PCU.
Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
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Tom Neumo
  August 9, 2012
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus Patrol Boat vs. Patrol Ship
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6Pbc8SQwV8
Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
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Tom Neumo
  August 9, 2012
Quoting Awesome-O-Saurus Gog dang, man, the Indiana-class battleship was 300 feet long! 200 feet is way too big for a patrol boat. And yes, the Lyra actually is in all the pictures. She's magic though, you can't see her.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knud_Rasmussen_class_ocean_patrol_crafts >.> <.< >.> Or she's just underwater...
Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
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Tom Neumo
  August 9, 2012
295 feet long for a destroyer? Awe, that's only 95 feet more than some of my Patrol Boats. Anyway... You already know how much love I give to all these ships. Little do we all know, the Lyra is in ALL the pictures!
 I made it 
  August 9, 2012
Quoting Tom Neumo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knud_Rasmussen_class_ocean_patrol_crafts >.> <.< >.> Or she's just underwater...
That's a patrol ship, not a patrol boat. Patrol boats are made of plastic and have a machine gun or two. And yeah, she's lurking down below. With magic.
 I made it 
  August 9, 2012
Quoting Tom Neumo 295 feet long for a destroyer? Awe, that's only 95 feet more than some of my Patrol Boats.... Little do we all know, the Lyra is in ALL the pictures!
Gog dang, man, the Indiana-class battleship was 300 feet long! 200 feet is way too big for a patrol boat. And yes, the Lyra actually is in all the pictures. She's magic though, you can't see her.
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  August 9, 2012
awesome designs! great PU!
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  August 9, 2012
Quoting Connor Mulders Believe me Awe, you've rustled your fair share of jimmies in your time... Anyways, me mucho gusta.
My jimmies have been very rustled indeed, good man.
  August 9, 2012
Believe me Awe, you've rustled your fair share of jimmies in your time... Anyways, me mucho gusta. Wait... Lyra... Octavia Background ponies AHOY!!!
 
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