The SNG is divided into three groups; the Spanish Army National Guard (Guardia Nacional Terrestre Espaņola, GNTE), the Spanish Naval Guard (Guardia Nacional Naval Espaņola, GNNE), and the Spanish Air National Guard (Guardia Nacional del Aire Espaņola, GNAE), it is headed by the Governor Juan Pablo Salazar and state adjutant general Nicholas Rhodes, a former US Air Force pilot. Alongside this is the Spanish National Guard Intelligence Operations (Grupo de Operaciones de Inteligencia de la Guardia Nacional Espaņola, GOIGNE), mostly made up of DIA officials and high-ranking officials in the United States Armed Forces.
The Spanish National Guard depends on the doctrine of hit-and-run, survivability, and mobility, using the terrain of local Spain to support its subversive tactics. However, it can also fight similarly to the United States Army should push come to shove, though in the eyes of most military analysts the SNG is not ready to fight a full-on war due to its tactics being too poorly-oriented for the United States Army. The SNG is one of the largest national guards in the United States, having a total of 133,000 soldiers, and its own Naval Fleet belonging to the Naval Guard. It has an impressive arsenal, from M1A2 Abrams tanks to an actual aircraft carrier built exclusively for the Spanish National Guard. SNG infantry have a higher chance of survivability than most competitors when it comes to bullet wounds, as their kevlar-woven uniforms, despite their outdated looks, allow them to survive most wounds and retreat to fight another day.
The SNG primarily deploys 16-man teams, two Abrams tanks, and four Humvees whenever they are called to deal with a situation on the French-American Border, especially due to the fact that the SNG is quite small compared to the frontline US military, but larger than some militaries in Africa, the Middle East, and even South America. SNG forces are usually the first to be sent into threats that occur in Spain, including terrorist attacks, large-scale incidents, and even natural disasters, with the Military Emergencies Unit (Unidad Militar de Emergencias UME) covering that front. The smallest SNG force size is a squadron, comprised of six members, and the largest is a corps, usually comprised of tens of thousands of troops.
The Spanish National Guard was established in 1936 after the dissolution of the Spanish State Militia following an attempted coup by SSM Lt. Col. Jose Millan Astray, the Spanish National Guard was comprised of forces re-enlisting after the SSM's dissolution, civilian volunteers looking for a short career, and veterans of the Spanish Army from the old Spanish-American War, it would soon find itself involved in various conflicts around the world; including World War Two, where the National Guard repelled various attacks from the French Army; and the Spanish Civil War in 1956, where it controversially committed ethnic cleansing on the Basque and Catalan peoples; whittling them down to a few thousand by 1959.
The SNG is primarily notorious for its ethnic cleansing operation in 1956, but it also has other controversial moments, such as its corruption scandals, especially ones involving senior officers and politicians; one notorious scandal had a politician bribe an SNG officer to back him up in a coup should he lose the elections; he was promptly kicked out and the officer was arrested. The SNG's notorious record does not end at mere corruption though, as it also has incidents related to mishandling funds, messing up logistics, and other more concerning mess-ups.
The M16A1 carries up to thirty rounds of ammunition, typically 5.56x45mm, mostly from ICN STANAG magazines. The M16A1 has a rate of fire of 760 rounds per minute in fully-automatic, and 90 rounds per minute in semi-automatic. The M16A1s produced in Spain have noticeably lower quality ammunition, which causes problems with ICN-issued magazines, one notable incident had Spanish Guardsmen trade food and equipment for non-Spanish STANAG magazines, this has led to a recalling of most magazines and updating of their quality.
The M91 is primarily powered by a large battery, estimating to last about sixty trigger pulls at a fire rate of what is assumed to be 950 rounds per minute in fully-automatic, and 90 rounds per minute in semi-automatic. It has a unique two-round burst feature added in, though it is mostly underused in favor of simple, yet effective, full-auto. GOIGNE operator complaints often target the low quality of some batteries, due to State Government interference in the manufacturing of CETME batteries, curiously, it seems that low quality batteries have afflicted many M91 users.
The MP5 carries up to thirty rounds of 9x19mm in a curved magazine inserted at the bottom of the weapon, the MP5 is regarded as "not the best" when it comes to rate of fire, reaching up to 800 rounds per minute on fully-automatic and 95 rounds per minute on semi-automatic. More often than not, ICN soldiers tend to use fully-automatic with their MP5s because of it having low recoil, and due to its status as a disposable, cheaply-made submachine gun. German quality or not, SNG troops tend to only use it when the situation calls for it, but outside of that they also only use it for practice.
Squad Automatic Weapons
The M60 carries one-hundred rounds of 7.62x51mm in a box magazine, fed into the gun via disintegrating belt links, it has a fire rate of 650 rounds per minute, and is typically fired in short, quick bursts to keep ammunition conserved. Most M60s tend to function properly, even when given low-quality ammunition which would normally damage the gun. This is due to Spanish NG servicemen often using "magical anti-jam" techniques which result in their weapons being more or less highly resistant to jamming even when loaded bad ammunition or bad parts.
Heavy Machine Guns
Man-Portable Rocket Launchers
OG-107 Army Utility Shirt and Pants
The Army Utility Shirt, even with its poor reputation due to lackluster Guardsmen being seen with it, is often quoted to be a very reliable source of protection. In its torso area, up to the waist, Kevlar measuring Level IIIA is sewn in, capable of stopping up to two pistol cartridges fired at a high velocity. The upper arm area extending up to the upper elbow is also reinforced with Level II Kevlar reinforcements, able to stop up to one regular pistol cartridge fired at a high velocity. Oftentimes, however, there are lookalike shirts often bought and used by off-duty guardsmen that lack the kevlar reinforcement due to concerns regarding security and the ease of access regarding kevlar.
OG-107 European Combat Jacket and European Combat Trousers
The outfit set is much more protected compared to the utility uniforms. Often regarded as a high standard within the Spanish National Guard, it is reinforced. The torso area up to the waist is lined with Level IV Kevlar sewn in, alongside an insertion slot for a SAPi plate for extra protection. The upper arm area is also heavily reinforced, with Level III kevlar sewn into the upper sleeves. This uniform is often regarded as the life-saver of many Guardsmen despite their reservations against its heavy weight. As of now, it stands at a whopping 3.8 kilogram weight. This can be increased further with SAPi plates and additional Kevlar layering. Sacrificing mobility for protection.
M1A2E Main Battle Tank
The M1A2E is armed with a 140mm autoloading cannon capable of firing High Explosive Squash Head, High-Explosive Anti-Tank, APSFSDS, and incendiary shells. Alongside this is two co-axial laser machine guns, enough to burn through flesh and light armor at a pace considered impressive. The M1A2E's armor is "Spanish Chobham", a unique variant of Chobham armor designed to be as light as possible while still protecting the tank from any major threat. The M1A2E weighs 50 tons and has a top speed of 78 kilometers per hour, it is operated by a crew of four, a loader, a commander, a gunner, and a driver.
The M60A3E is armed with a 120mm cannon based off a British design, and a co-axial laser machine gun, the cannon can fire HEAT and Incendiary shells, APFSDS is not compatible with the M60A3E. The M60A3's armor is known in Spain as "the armor of the fly" due to its relative weakness in modern times, and this is not an inaccurate remark. The M60A3E weighs 50 tons, which, while similar to the M1A2E, is quite slower, and has a top speed going up to 48 kilometers per hour, the M60A3E is usually piloted by a crew of four soldiers, the loader, the commander, the gunner, and the driver.
M2A3E Bradley IFV
The M2A3 is armed with a 25mm autocannon capable of firing high-explosive rounds or APFSDS rounds, the former for dealing with infantry and the latter for dealing with moderately armored vehicles, alongside this is a TOW launcher hosting two missiles capable of disabling tanks, it is also used as a low-altitude anti-aircraft missile and can sometimes end up in a guaranteed hit due to its fly-by-wire capability. It has a top speed of up to 56 kilometers per hour, and weighs 30 tons. It carries a crew of three, the gunner, the commander, and the driver. It can also seat four people.
The basic variant for the M113A4, the M113A4E, is armed with a 25mm autocannon, a co-axial laser gun, and up to 6 smoke grenade launchers. However, other variants of the M113A4 have varied armaments, such as the M113A4T, which is armed with a 40mm grenade launcher and a 12.7mm machine gun instead, while the M113A4 ITV is equipped with six TOW launchers and a 12.7mm machine gun. The M113A4 has a top speed of 78 kilometers per hour as a result of the engine upgrades, and it weighs 12 tons. It can carry 2 crewmen and 15 passengers.
The Stryker MPV is normally armed with two BGM-71 TOW missiles and two FIM-92 Stinger missiles, but due to its modularity the MPV can switch to other weapons it needs to wield, such as a flamethrower, a 12.7 or 7.62mm machine gun, a 135mm anti-tank gun, a 120mm mortar, or even a 20mm anti-materiel rifle. The MPV's modularity does not stop there, as more weapons are being developed for the MPV every day under the supervision of the International Coalition of Nations. The Strkyer MPV has a top speed of 97 kilometers per hour, and weighs up to 20 tons. The Stryker MPV needs a crew of three, the driver, the commander, and the gunner. Sometimes it can accommodate an extra crewman, such as a mechanic or an engineer.
M109A6E Paladin SPG
The M109 Paladin is equipped with a 155mm howitzer, capable of firing ammunition such as tactical nuclear projectiles, guided projectiles, ramjet shells, FASCAM, and cluster munitions. It is also equipped with two co-axial laser guns, mostly for defending against infantry. The M109A6 is primarily suited for taking out targets then retreating back to a safe zone, as, unlike the normal M109A6, the M109A6E Paladin uses lighter armor which makes it easier to destroy than the standard US Army M109. The Paladin has a top speed of 67 kilometers per hour and weighs 19 tons. It has a crew of four, the loader, the gunner, the commander, and the driver.
The M270E is armed with either twelve rockets or two ATACMS located in a box launcher module, with the rocket types ranging from simple high-explosive to chemical warheads, incendiary rockets, and cluster explosives. The ATACMS types can also range from simple high explosives to the powerful white phosphorus ATACMS. The Spanish National guard spared no expense in improving the engine, as the M270E has a top speed of 74 kilometers per hour, a definite improvement over the original M270 MLRS. It weighs up to 17 tons. It has a crew of three, the gunner, the driver, and an extra passenger.
The HIMARS is armed with either six rockets or one ATACMS missile. Like the M270, the rockets and ATACMS can vary in warhead and other details, including weight. The M142E has not been modified by the SNG, but still retains the 'E' suffix to denote its service with the Spanish National Guard. The HIMARS has a top speed of 85 kilometers per hour, and weighs up to 17 tons, being one of the lightest vehicles in the Spanish National Guard. It merely requires a crew of three, those being the gunner, the driver, and an extra passenger.
The Galicia-class is armed with various weapons, including several 127mm guns capable of firing armor-piercing or high-explosive, four 12.7mm M2HB machine guns usually loaded with tracer ammunition, one Mk26 Missile Launcher capable of firing RIM-66/SM-2 missiles, one 62-cell VLS capable of firing various missile types, twenty ASROCs designed to eliminate any submarine caught in the vicinity, eight RGM-84 Harpoon missiles capable of disabling or taking out various vessels, and alongside this is four Phalanx Block 1B CIWS.
Prince of Asturias-class Carriers
The Prince of Asturias-class is armed with up to twelve 127mm guns scattered throughout the ship, capable of firing high-explosive or armor-piercing shells, and is equipped with four Phalanx Block 1B CIWS capable of firing armor-piercing tungsten sabot rounds designed to intercept and destroy enemy projectiles, or high-explosive incendiary tracer rounds when attacking ground targets. Aside from this, it is also capable of carrying up to twenty-nine aircraft, which are usually F-35B or Harrier II jumpjets, alongside this is the capability of supporting helicopters such as the UH-1Y AEW variant or the UH-60 SAR. Whatever the task is, the PoA's aircraft will fulfill it.
USS Prince of Asturias and USS Francisco Franco
M1A2E Abrams tank in Galicia
Spanish Guardsmen opening fire
AH-64 Apaches of the Army National Guard
M2A3E Bradley in a desert
F-22A Raptors in a formation
Spanish Guardsmen on patrol
UH-1 Helicopters descending from the sky
GOIGNE Operatives in Galicia
C-130Hs of the Air National Guard
USS Coruņa in the Mediterranean
UH-60 Black Hawk ferrying Medevac
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