In response to rising tensions, Sakiria fields the new King Edward V/Eduardo Rexia-class
aircraft carriers. Bearing the names King Edward V/Eduardo Rexia, King Charles IV , and King George I, these 3 carriers were armed to the teeth. They had 6 single hull-mounted secondary guns on each side, could carry up to 60 aircraft, and had a totally impressive and not at all slow speed of 25 knots. On the outside, it was an impressive display of Sakirian might. But on the inside, it was not as impressive. The consequence of cramming so many things (ammo racks, the secondary guns, living quarters, the ammo itself, the boilers, kitchen and the commanding office) together was that inside it was hot, humid, tight, extremely cramped, and allowed a single well-placed hit to deal a good chunk (if not massive damage).
60 aircraft? holy, that's high for WW1 era carriers. Also secondary guns on an aircraft is well, going to be very inefficient if you're gonna have airplanes and guns. Technically this class of ships should be called Battle carriers, since they have guns.
The UES Admiral Raktas-class have all been retrofitted. UES Admiral Raktas, UES Narex Assun, and UES Aras Vinvane can now carry 40 planes and has a significantly faster speed. To the point it can out speed the Claymore-class. Also breaking news, two black projects have been confirmed to be in production.
Ship Type: Aircraft Carrier
Preceded by: Admiral Raktas-class
Succeeded by: not disclosed yet
Built: 1914 - 1915
In service: Active
Details: The Excalibur-class is a grand development since the Admiral Raktas-class. While the Admiral Raktas has an impressive speed of 30 knots, it is also lightly armored. This follows Ursian naval doctrine, to outrange and out speed an enemy, dealing extreme bursts of damage. However, testing shows that while the Admiral Raktas is impressive, it lacked defense. Now usually this is not a problem, a plane can simply go to the enemy, a carrier is not meant for frontline combat. However, to rely on distance alone is a foolish matter in Ursian thinking, thus the Excalibur-class was born. Able to carry 50 planes into combat, it is also as armored as the regular battleships today. The carrier acts as the "shield" of the navy, along with the still fierce Claymore-class. It's armored deck and sides prove to ward off enemy fighters. To captain this ship is to captain an entire fleet. General speed is 28 knots.
Ships: UES Excalibur, UES Grasscutter, UES Balmung, UES Durendal, UES Sumarbrander
Trashkanistan keeps following their lead on how they found the assassin. The lead tells us that someone in Sakiria is the mastermind behind this, Trashkanistan sends an seaker eagle to the Queen of Sakiria with a letter naming the name of every person involved with the planned killing of the queen
Plane Type: Stealth reconnaissance/bomber glider
Preceded by: Cyclone
Succeeded by: [Redacted]
In service: 200
Details: The concept of a stealth aircraft has been an idea Ursian generals have been wanting to test out for a long time. However due to limited tech, a pilot can only last so long in the higher parts of the troposphere. And without good painting or silent engines, no aircraft can stealth for long. Then Sakiria's engineers came up with the Kitsune, a fighter with a less noisy engine. It was here the Ursian generals took notice of this great tech, and started project Cloudwalker. Starting since 1913, the year when the Kitsune released, design plans of Cloudwalker was made. From super fast interceptors with the silent engine to the design now known today. The Cloudwalker is a biplane, with wings larger than anything seen in Wintreath, and capable of reaching heights never seen before. Pilots now had several gas tanks to last longer in the upper parts of the trophosphere. The Cloudwalker, when air superiority is reached, can also wield as much bombs as the Cyclone, however in a reconnaissance mission, they are not armed. The Cloudwalker can glide for nearly 30 mins at a time, only needing to turn on its silent engines every once in a while due to its large wing span. Cloudwalker is also very fast, capable of reaching speeds of the Storm. Ursian doctrine states that is must go the clouds above the battlefield and dogfights. Every once in a while, it dips below the atmosphere to scout for enemy formations. Once done, it retreats back to the clouds for safety. It repeats this process until it runs out of fuel and glides back to base. The Cloudwalker also has simple attachments for its armoring for different types of paint for the time of day. Black at night, sky blue at day, reddish orange at dawn or dusk. Thus the name Cloudwalker, for it goes above the warriors of the sky.
Good morning! We had quite a few nations join in the last day...welcome to Nobtialeo (nice to meet you, again :P), Okiran, Darioand, Jussy, Detrily, Hayden rivers, Mexican korea. If you haven't already, why don't you take a second and introduce yourself and your nation? What attracted you to Wintreath, and do you have any questions or need help settling in? Either way, I hope you're liking Wintreath. :)