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Ultraking101
Post subject: Solkriet (Ultraverse AU)Posted: June 17th, 2023, 8:50 pm
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Its been a long time coming...

Solkriet is a AU dump based on a fictional (obvs) North Atlantic island nation (stereotypical ikik). Solkriet's details are not yet completely fleshed out, as it is mostly a background idea for me to paint on while I go further in depth with my other AUs.


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Prachver Class Corvette

The Prachver class is a series of corvettes designed for the North Atlantic, initially they were designed to be heavily armed corvettes with harpoon missiles & extensive 16x VLS pods with ESSM's dual packed into the canisters. The class was designed s both an indigenous product, but also one for export, with targets of the Middle East, Baltic Sea, and South-East Asia.
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However, the Prachver class that was put into commission with the Solkriet Navy was a lot less heavily armed than those designed originally planned in 2012. The corvette had its VLS reduced from 16x cells to only 8x, also the complete removal of the vessel's original Harpoon Missiles in favor of a cargo support area.
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Type 211

The Type 211 is a class of submarines originally designed by TKMS, but the design would then be sold to Solkriet's UFHM Systems. Solkriet would opt to not procure the submarine class, but rather offer it for export as a "middle road" between the cheapness of the older Type 209 and the modern, but more expensive Type 212/Scorpène. The class has seen moderate export success, most notably being Denmark, Poland Saudi Arabia, and Morocco (on order). Potentially operators include the UAE, Nigeria, Ecuador, Colombia, and Ukraine. (The Type 211 will likely win the competitions in Ecuador and Colombia, while losing the competition in Nigeria, and the submarine competitions in Ukraine and UAE will likely be removed).

Denmark - Denmark purchased a pair of units in 2004, with the first submarine HDMS Ran (S331) coming into service in 2006, and her sister HDMS Springeren (S332) coming into service a year later. The class would participate in NATO patrols, including the deployment of Springeren to the Prince of Wales CSG during NATO's Syria campaign.
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Poland - The Type 211 in Polish service is designated as the "Żbik" class submarine. Poland in 2000 sought the Type 211 a cheap replacement for its older Foxtrot class submarines, and opted for a license production of the class.
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Morocco - Seen as a cheap alternative to the Scorpène and Type 214, Morocco opted for the Type 211 in 2010 as a counter to Algeria's 6x Kilo class submarines. The lower cost and manning of the T211 meant that the Moroccan Navy could afford 4x units.
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Saudi Arabia - The Saudi's also took advantage of the Type 211's low cost and manning as an effective counter to Iran's newer coastal submarines. The Saudi submarines have seen the most active deployments out of the entirety of the Type 211 class, often seen off the coast of Yemen conducting patrols against the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. The Saudi Type 211 is also the only Type 211 to have fired torpedoes in anger as one Saudi Type 211 sunk the Iranian cargo vessel MV Saviz in the Red Sea after accusations by the Saudi and Israeli governments that the vessel was delivering ballistic missiles to terrorist groups in Yemen and Syria.
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Mastère SA-13B
Solkriet was looking for a replacement of its World War II piston powered fighter-bombers. The company Mastère was selected to produce 300-500x Fighter-Bomber aircraft powered by a single jet engine. Mastère launched the SA-13A in 1952, however the prototype crashed and required a design rework. In 1954 the first SA-13B was rolled out of the production line. Solkriet would end up procuring 370x of thee fighter-bombers, with the type seeing service in the Congo and Angolan UN missions. The Paraguayan Air Force was the lone export operator of the type, with 9x units being procured second-hand
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North American P-51
The USA deployed several dozen squadrons of P-51s to Solkriet in order to protect the key transport lanes in the north Atlantic from long-range German Bombers. One of these P-51s became famous for causing a German submarine to surrender. A P-51D flown by Lt. Col. John Salvador was on a long range escort mission covering a PBY Catalina on a rescue mission for a sunken cargo vessel. The P-51 covered the PBY while it rescued the crew of the cargo vessel, when Salvador noticed a abnormal disturbance on the water away from the cargo vessel, initially believing it to be a whale, Salvador made a pass above the oject, when he noticed men standing on top of it. Salvador abruptly warned the PBY, and turned around to strafe the submarine. He was able to cause a small fire on the conning tower and main hull which obstructed the ability to submerge or move with power, the PBY was able to call for a small escort force to come and capture the submarine. the submarine would be towed to Solkriet, when it would be stripped for information. The P-51D would remain on Solkriet for the rest of the war before going back to the USA for storage. Solkriet's National Naval History Museum would re-purchase the P-51 in 1973 to be put on display.
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Jaguar 2A4
Looking for a new MBT, Solkriet purchased the license of the EE-T1 Osório MBT from Brazil in 1985, with Solkriet re-designating the MBT as the "Jaguar" MBT. Solkriet purchased 330x Jaguar 1 tanks in the 1980s, however by the 2000s, the Jaguar 1 had needed a major upgrade, as the experiences learned in the Gulf War and Iraq War had determined to the Ministry of Defense that the tank needed a new upgrade. The new tank was designated the Jaguar 2A4, with 130x in service in 2022, with 100x new-builds on order, as well as 250x Jaguar 1A2 set to be converted to 2A4 standard. The Jaguar would be sold to Finland, Poland, Romania, Qatar, and the Jaguar 2A4 is expected to be picked up by Brazil, bringing the type home.
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Post subject: Re: Solkriet (Ultraverse AU)Posted: June 17th, 2023, 10:44 pm
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what type of VLS are you using, the Mk41 (in Mk41 you quad pack ESSM)


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Post subject: Re: Solkriet (Ultraverse AU)Posted: June 17th, 2023, 10:56 pm
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heuhen wrote: *
what type of VLS are you using, the Mk41 (in Mk41 you quad pack ESSM)
lowkey its just a fictional variant of VLS with dual packing as an option, not just single or quad with ESSM

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Post subject: Re: Solkriet (Ultraverse AU)Posted: June 17th, 2023, 11:57 pm
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updated SA-13B with new coloring

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Post subject: Re: Solkriet (Ultraverse AU)Posted: July 31st, 2023, 4:41 am
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Vigilance 2000 (DDG-X Program)

In the early 1990s, the various Western European nations discussed the construction of the Common New Generation Frigate. The program contained the France, Germany, Italy, Solkriet, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The 6x nations intended to create a European-standard frigate of equal capability to the American Arleigh Burke and Japanese Kongō class destroyers. However, due to the various different doctrines at play, and with the Peace Dividend resulting in various European budgets being slashed, a number of nations dropped out of the program. The Spanish were the first to leave the program in 1996, opting instead to use the cheaper NAVANTIA F100 design. The UK and Italy also left the program in 1999 where they developed the Orizzonte class and Type 45 class destroyers respectively. The Germans were forced out of the program via a vote by France and Solkriet after the German bureaucracy continued to hold up German contribution to the program. The program officially thus became a joint French-Solkriet project designated DDG-X.

DDG-X was designed to be larger than its European counterparts, instead fitted with more air-defense capabilities to cover various Carrier Strike Groups. France placed an initial order of 5x units, christening them the Émile Bertin class Destroyer. Solkriet placed an order for 10x units, calling them the Trolin class Destroyer. The class would be built both by French and Solkrietan yards.

Solkriet - Trolin class Destroyer
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The first vessel of the Trolin class was laid down in 2004 and was commissioned in 2009. However, as a result of rising costs, as well as the Great Recession, the order was reduced from 10x units to 7x. The design initially used the Harpoon missile, but transitioned to the NSM in 2018. The vessel's most notable differences from her French cousins are that the Trolin variant uses the Mark 41 VLS, Goalkeeper, NSM launchers and the Otobreda 127/54 Compact main gun. The class has undertaken various voyages as part of Solkriet's naval commitments, notably covering various Carrier Strike Groups, striking targets in Syria, and conducting operations in the Indo-Pacific.


France - Émile Bertin class Destroyer
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The first vessel of the Émile Bertin class was launched in 2004 and commissioned in 2010. The class would be reduced from an order of 5x units to 4x in 2008 as a result of financial constraints. The class would play critical in numerous NATO campaigns including in Syria, Iraq, Somalia, and Libya. the class would deploy regularly alongside NATO CSG's in the Mediterranean and North Atlantic. Unlike her Solkriet and Taiwanese cousins, the Émile Bertin would be armed with the Sylver VLS system instead of the Mk 41. This was a key part of the original DDG-X design to allow for various VLS types to be placed into nation-specific variants

Taiwan - Su Ao class Destroyer
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Taiwan joined onto the DDG-X program after the first vessels for both France and Solkriet had been commissioned, in 2012. Taiwan was seeking out a future destroyer to replace the Kidd class Destroyers built in the 1970s, the French and Solkriet Congresses both approved the accession of Taiwan to the program, with the Taiwanese ordering 3x units. The first unit was to be built in France, but after protests by French politicians regarding relations due to the French-Taiwanese Frigate Sandal, the first Taiwanese Su Ao was to be constructed in Solkriet. The remaining 2x Destroyers would be built by CSC in Taiwan. The first Su Ao class was commissioned in March of 2020. She would be celebrated by the Taiwanese Navy who now had a equal-quality combatant to the Chinese Type 55 and 52D Destroyers, although still hopelessly outnumbered. Taiwan opted to go with a Sea Chaparral missile on the aft of the ship due to the costs of the ship procurement causing delays to the Sea Oryx program.

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Post subject: Re: Solkriet (Ultraverse AU)Posted: August 1st, 2023, 5:27 pm
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Very nice desing of this yours. Modern destroyer with 4 fixed arrays on the superstructure below the bridge, Alà Burke without beeign a Burke is always treat for an eye

One minor nitpick tough, the Crotale in french version and the smaller SAM system in the Taiwanese version are bit weird, if the French ship is using ASTER and the Taiwanese vessel ESSMs. It kinda make the other vice good design look like "lets put this here because there is a room" beginners entry.

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Post subject: Re: Solkriet (Ultraverse AU)Posted: August 19th, 2023, 5:10 pm
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El-Osali Class
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Specifications:
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Vessel History:
The El-Osali class was a batch of 3x Ballistic missile / Attack submarines procured from Sweden in the mid 2010s to complement the Algerian Navy's 6x Kilo class submarines in service. The class is modeled on a joint design work from Saab and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in South Korea. The class is inspired by both developments of the A26 VLS and the KSS-III Blk. 2. The submarine in Algerian service has 12x VLS tubes where they can host either 1x Iraq-developed Al-Samoud 2 missile or 4x Kalibr cruise missiles. The total VLS count can either be 12x ballistic missiles or 48x cruise missiles. However, in Algerian service the submarine typically is always in the Ballistic missile configuration with the Cruise missile duties embarked upon the Kilo classes.

Posted here so that I can post the specifications wiki page I did without violating the Challenge rules according to the newly updated requirements

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Post subject: Re: Solkriet (Ultraverse AU)Posted: October 20th, 2023, 9:53 pm
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Dauce AMV Family
As part of the force upgrades in the late 1990s, Solkriet tasked its national companies to construct a multi-role wheeled armored personnel carrier. The result of which would be the Dauce AMV program. The first AMV prototype would be rolled out in the early 2000s as a APC to help replace older M113 variants, however as the time went on, Solkriet would order more variants of the AMV, including an IFV, tank destroyer, ambulance, and command variants. However, the companies in charge of the program have constructed several prototype/mockups of further variants, including most notably a SPIKE-NLOS variant, one that has seen a recent spike in interest as a result of the 2022 Ukraine-Russia Conflict with the rise in ATGM and loitering munitions.

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Post subject: Re: Solkriet (Ultraverse AU)Posted: January 20th, 2024, 7:36 pm
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