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| colspan="2" style="text-align: center" |[[File:Fröhlichwaffe Flag.jpg|150px]]<br /><small>Flag of the Fröhlichwaffe</small>
 
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!Active
|8th July 2018 - present
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|8 July 2018 - 19 June 2019<br><small>''346 days''</small>
 
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!Headquarters  
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!Headquarters
|Les Paddocks
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|[[Les Paddocks]]
 
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! colspan="2" style="background:#B0C4DE; color:black; text-align: center" |Leadership
 
! colspan="2" style="background:#B0C4DE; color:black; text-align: center" |Leadership
 
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!Head of Armed Forces
 
|[[Lord Jack of Essexia|Lord Jack of Essexia]]
 
 
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!Head of Air Forces  
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!Head of Air Forces
|[[Lord Adam of Essexia|Lord Adam of Essexia]]
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|[[Adam F (Essexia)|Citizen Adam]]
 
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[[File:Fröhlichwaffe.png|thumb|Basic Fröhlichwaffe logo, which is used on all Essexian military aircraft.]]
 
[[File:Fröhlichwaffe.png|thumb|Basic Fröhlichwaffe logo, which is used on all Essexian military aircraft.]]
 
[[File:Fröhlichwaffe Low Visibility.png|thumb|Fröhlichwaffe Low Visibility Logo.]]
 
[[File:Fröhlichwaffe Low Visibility.png|thumb|Fröhlichwaffe Low Visibility Logo.]]
The Fröhlichwaffe is the air force division of the armed forces of the [[Essexia|Commonwealth of Essexia]]. It is controlled by [[Princess Jack of Essexia|Lord Jack]] of Essexia. Jack is the General of the Armed Forces and General of the Fröhlichwaffe. There are currently 3 aircraft in active service: 2 fixed-wing and 1 helicopter (All of which are serving as the accompanying airwing aboard the CTS-01 REC ''Jaywick''.
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The '''Fröhlichwaffe''' was the air force division of the armed forces of the [[Essexia|Commonwealth of Essexia]]. On the 17th June 2019, at the [[Danbury Conference]], it was decided that the Fröhlichwaffe would be divided into a Fleet Air Arm and Army Air Arm.
 
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== History ==
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==History==
The Fröhlichwaffe was established on the 8th of July 2018, when Lord Jack was contracted by [[King Terry of Essexia|King Terry]] to construct an aerial vehicle for the protection of Essexia. The result was the R/C-01 'Pelican', which couldn't fly, and was a hand-built glider. The only example of an Essexian-built active service air vehicle is the R/C-04 H-1 Hummingbird, a utility helicopter developed on the 1st May 2019. The Fröhlichwaffe's name roughly translates to "Cheerful Weapons", or "Cheerful Air".
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The Fröhlichwaffe was established on the 8th of July 2018, when [[Jack D (Essexia)|Earl Jack]] was contracted by [[Emperor Terry of Essexia|Emperor Terry]] to construct an aerial vehicle for the protection of Essexia. The result was the R/C-01 'Pelican', which couldn't fly, and was a hand-built glider. The only example of an Essexian-built active service air vehicle is the H-1 Hummingbird, a utility helicopter developed on the 1st May 2019. The Fröhlichwaffe's name roughly translates to "Cheerful Weapons", or "Cheerful Air".
  
 
Squadrons were introduced on the 1st May 2019, when the H-1 Hummingbird was put into active service. It was given '1st Helicopter Squadron', leaving the F-1 and F-2 to be placed in '2nd Attack Squadron'.
 
Squadrons were introduced on the 1st May 2019, when the H-1 Hummingbird was put into active service. It was given '1st Helicopter Squadron', leaving the F-1 and F-2 to be placed in '2nd Attack Squadron'.
  
=== X-1 Pelican ===
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===X-1 Pelican===
The R/C-01 'Pelican' was a hand-crafted glider built by Lord Jack for King Terry, however it has never left testing due to its inability to glide or fly.
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The R/C-01 'Pelican' was a hand-crafted glider built by Earl Jack for Emperor Terry, however it has never left testing due to its inability to glide or fly.
  
=== F-1 Raptor ===
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===D-1 Raptor===
The R/C-02 'Raptor' is a radio defence vehicle ordered by Lord Jack for the fröhlichwaffe. It has the ability to vertically take off and land, and is carrier-capable. It is part of the 2nd Attack Squadron.
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Previously the F-1 'Raptor', this is a radio defence vehicle ordered by Lord Jack for the fröhlichwaffe. It has the ability to vertically take off and land, and is carrier-capable.
  
=== F-2 Bear ===
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===A-1 Sea Bear===
The R/C-03 'Bear' is a radio defence vehicle ordered by Lord Jack for the fröhlichwaffe. It has the ability to fly at relatively fast speeds horizontally, and is carrier capable. On the 27th of August 2018, the REQ ''Jaywick'' super carrier was fitted with a ski ramp to allow the R/C-03 'Bear' to successfully take off from the carrier for the first time. It is part of 2nd Attack Squadron.
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Previously the F-2 'Bear', this is a radio defence vehicle ordered by Earl Jack for the fröhlichwaffe. It has the ability to fly at relatively fast speeds horizontally, and is carrier capable. On the 27th of August 2018, the REQ ''Jaywick'' super carrier was fitted with a ski ramp to allow the R/C-03 'Bear' to successfully take off from the carrier for the first time.
  
=== H-1 Hummingbird ===
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===H-1 Hummingbird===
The R/C-04 'Hummingbird' is Essexia's first home-made aircraft to see active service. It is a 4-rotor helocopter currently based in the 1st Helocopter Squadron onboard the REC ''Jaywick''. It is part of the 1st Helicopter Squadron.
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The H-1 'Hummingbird' was Essexia's first home-made aircraft to see active service. It is a 4-rotor helicopter currently based in the 1st Helicopter Squadron on board the REC ''Jaywick''.
  
== Concept Aircraft ==
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===X-2 Gull===
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Planned to be a test bed for future domestic aircraft technologies, the X-2 Gull was being designed by Earl Jack when the air force was dissolved.
  
=== R/C-04 'Hummingbird' ===
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== Trivia ==
This concept Multi-Role Jet aircraft featured a swing-wing, single after-burning engine, and slim cockpit design. It was based on aircraft such as the F-86 Sabre, and MiG-15. Although sharing the same name as the in-service helicopter, it is a coincedence that they share this feature.
 
  
=== R/C-05 'Wasp' ===
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* This branch of the Essexian armed forces was operational for 11 months and 11 days, a coincidental homage to 11/11 armistice of World War 1.
Another multi-role Jet aircraft, the 'Wasp' concept features external canards, dual after-burning engines, and dual vertical stabilisers. It was based on aircraft such as the F/A-18 Hornet, Su-27 Flanker, and F-15 Eagle.
 
== Carrier capability ==
 
As many planes in the fröhlichwaffe as possible are designed or fitted to be carrier capable, and able to launch and recover from the [[Jaywick-class light carrier|Jaywick-class light carriers]] operated by the [[Royal Essexian Navy]]. Furthermore, all helicopters are made with carrier service in mind.
 
  
== Current aircraft ==
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
!R/C
 
!Designation
 
!Name
 
!Type
 
!Aircraft
 
!Amount
 
!Carrier capable?
 
!Fate
 
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|01
 
|X-1
 
|Pelican
 
|Glider
 
|Conventional Glider
 
|1
 
|No
 
|Scrapped
 
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|02
 
|F-1
 
|Raptor
 
|Attack
 
|VTOL (Stealth)
 
|1
 
|Yes
 
|In service
 
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|03
 
|F-2
 
|Bear
 
|Attack
 
|Fixed-wing
 
|1
 
|Yes
 
|In service
 
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|04
 
|H-1
 
|Hummingbird
 
|Utility
 
|Helicopter
 
|1
 
|Yes
 
|In service
 
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[[Category:Essexia]]
 
[[Category:Essexia]]
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[[Category:Military]]

Revision as of 21:16, 30 May 2020

Fröhlichwaffe
Fröhlichwaffe Flag.jpg
Flag of the Fröhlichwaffe
Active 8 July 2018 - 19 June 2019
346 days
Headquarters Les Paddocks
Leadership
Head of Air Forces Citizen Adam
The Fröhlichwaffe logo, based upon the RAF logo.
Basic Fröhlichwaffe logo, which is used on all Essexian military aircraft.
Fröhlichwaffe Low Visibility Logo.

The Fröhlichwaffe was the air force division of the armed forces of the Commonwealth of Essexia. On the 17th June 2019, at the Danbury Conference, it was decided that the Fröhlichwaffe would be divided into a Fleet Air Arm and Army Air Arm.

History

The Fröhlichwaffe was established on the 8th of July 2018, when Earl Jack was contracted by Emperor Terry to construct an aerial vehicle for the protection of Essexia. The result was the R/C-01 'Pelican', which couldn't fly, and was a hand-built glider. The only example of an Essexian-built active service air vehicle is the H-1 Hummingbird, a utility helicopter developed on the 1st May 2019. The Fröhlichwaffe's name roughly translates to "Cheerful Weapons", or "Cheerful Air".

Squadrons were introduced on the 1st May 2019, when the H-1 Hummingbird was put into active service. It was given '1st Helicopter Squadron', leaving the F-1 and F-2 to be placed in '2nd Attack Squadron'.

X-1 Pelican

The R/C-01 'Pelican' was a hand-crafted glider built by Earl Jack for Emperor Terry, however it has never left testing due to its inability to glide or fly.

D-1 Raptor

Previously the F-1 'Raptor', this is a radio defence vehicle ordered by Lord Jack for the fröhlichwaffe. It has the ability to vertically take off and land, and is carrier-capable.

A-1 Sea Bear

Previously the F-2 'Bear', this is a radio defence vehicle ordered by Earl Jack for the fröhlichwaffe. It has the ability to fly at relatively fast speeds horizontally, and is carrier capable. On the 27th of August 2018, the REQ Jaywick super carrier was fitted with a ski ramp to allow the R/C-03 'Bear' to successfully take off from the carrier for the first time.

H-1 Hummingbird

The H-1 'Hummingbird' was Essexia's first home-made aircraft to see active service. It is a 4-rotor helicopter currently based in the 1st Helicopter Squadron on board the REC Jaywick.

X-2 Gull

Planned to be a test bed for future domestic aircraft technologies, the X-2 Gull was being designed by Earl Jack when the air force was dissolved.

Trivia

  • This branch of the Essexian armed forces was operational for 11 months and 11 days, a coincidental homage to 11/11 armistice of World War 1.