OOC link: http://roleplayerguild.com/showthrea...ter-jet-RP-OOC
The world has fallen into war. Following the aggressive expansion of Demarik's Free Polvata Party
, the eastern world has lashed out at its neighbors in a full-scale invasion. Palast, Gratonia and Sedonica have followed Demarik into battle, under direct influence of the Polvatas. The International Western Alliance, or IWA, has hastily banded together to defend the west from Demarikan assault. With several of Demarik's minor neighbors already fallen into ruin and others under puppet leaders, IWA headquarters has launched a counteroffensive into the Gratonian Union. This is where our story begins.
The militaries of this world operate in much different manners than our own, instead having similarities with the warrior classes of many feudal nations. Fighter pilots are looked upon as being modern knights-errant - chivalrous warriors of the skies. Pilots have evolved into a form of social class, rather than just a military role. As such, most pilots actually own their aircraft, and pass them down from generation to generation. In this way, jets are prized possessions of war and signify nobility. This means that the air forces of respective nations may not maintain a particular line of fighters, but a mix of different models - it is not unheard of to find squadrons of pilots using a mixture of different aircraft of comparable performance.
IWA fighter squadrons are comprised of volunteers from different nations, and as a result, can be even more diverse in aircraft makeup than single powers. You are a pilot of the IWA Air Service, 56th Fighter Squadron, nicknamed the "Black Hussars." This is but one of the many squadrons spearheading the IWA counteroffensive.
Hussar 1: Lieutenant Colonel Adéla Vlček Lammergeier & Hussar 1
- Su-35BM [Aristocrap
Hussar 2: Jonathan Bailey Boxer & Hussar 2
- Eurofighter Typhoon [TolarianDrake
Hussar 3: Jacque Guimond Blackjack
& Hussar 3
- Dassault Rafale C [Gunther
Hussar 4: Ashur Kartal
(Pilot) Ash & Hussar 4
- F4 Phantom [SilverwindBlade
Hussar 5: Josef Voronov Jackass & Hussar 5
- Su-30 MKI [TheMadAssHatter
Hussar 6: Marco Andrena Rook & Hussar 6
- Dassault Mirage 2000C [DruSM157
Hussar 7: Kirvali Hartmann Hellcat & Hussar 7
- F-15SE Silent Eagle [Kilo6
Hussar 8: Roy Harrison Packer & Hussar 8
- F-15SE Silent Eagle [avanhelisng
Not Yet Assigned
Hussar 9: Vaska Kaminski Scarecrow & Hussar 9
- F-15C Eagle [Minime
] (To be introduced IC)
In the skies over the Gracetonian-Ballsont contested zone...
Lieutenant Colonel Adéla Vlček, better known as "Lammergeier" to her squadron, soared through the clouds in her black-and-white Su-35, leading Flight 1 of the 56th Tactical Fighter Squadron. The squadron was split into three flights for this sortie - Lammergeier, Boxer and Blackjack made up Flight 1, while Adéla left Ash and Sabre, Jackass and Rook to make up Flight 2. Finally, Hellcat acted as lead for Packer in Flight 3.
Command sent them up into the air on a patrol - for the fifth time this week, to Adéla's chagrin. Couldn't they relegate this duty to some standard unit? Who uses their elite for patrol? Despite her frustration, Adéla has somewhat of an understanding. Reports indicated the Gracetonian Union Air Service's 8th Tactical Fighter Squadron was active in recent days, and they were among the best of the best. Suppose a regular squadron was conducting the patrols and ran into them - Adéla didn't think they'd have much of a chance.
"Sentry to Hussar Squadron," came the AWACS over the radio, "We've detected six bogies heading towards your position from the northwest, approximately fifty miles out. It appears there's been an exchange of fire. Head to these coordinates and check it out."
"Roger, six bogies, fifty miles," Adéla confirmed. "Let's do some snooping, Hussars." She adjusted the direction of her craft towards the coordinates supplied by Sentry, throwing quick glances from her canopy to her flight. There wasn't supposed to be any other IWA in this area, she thought to herself. "I can't imagine one of our own's out there," she thought aloud.