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The Western Isles contains 252 nations, the 44th most in the world.

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Nations ranked highly are the most ruthlessly efficient at translating raw resources, including people, into economic output.

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NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Federated Holy States of DomananiaFather Knows Best State“Tiwé ux shá lio énd luz iz shá zátárésuin”
2.The United Kingdom of OrsandiaInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Non Desistas. Non Exieris.”
3.The Hermit Plutocracy of WehateyouallCompulsory Consumerist State“Keep your hands off of my stack.”
4.The Cheese Obsessed Republic of StoraliaLeft-wing Utopia“Demokraci Tuu Kaska Nahri Pivo!”
5.The Superpower of The Republic of FigsCivil Rights Lovefest“Figs are love. Figs are life. ”
6.The Parliamentary Republic of ChasiaAnarchy“Veritas. Aequitas. Libertas.”
7.The Free Lands of VancouviaLiberal Democratic Socialists“Prosperity, Freedom, Efficiency”
8.The United Nations of The United Federalist RepublicNew York Times Democracy“Tuitioni atque humanitas progressioni.”
9.The Much love from Polar of Polar SvalbardInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Improvise, Adapt, Overcome”
10.The United Socialist States of TyrinariaLeft-wing Utopia“The etymologies are unrelated”
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Menna Shuli wrote:So I figure I may as well just declare Rabbithole dead, which sucks because I had a series of awesome, noiresque twists planned. Anyone want to hear them?

Why not? Noire is fun

Almorea wrote:why not?

Dormill and Stiura wrote:Why not? Noire is fun

The obvious one was going to be that Kiti was going to be sleeping with Tashe as a way of keeping tabs on her. She was going to wind up being Kintukin's agent, making sure Tashe didn't do anything that would cause problems for Usu.

Usu's interest in the drive wasn't going to be anything related to the Oster deal like it was believed, but was simply going to be a way of keeping footage of his son's proclivities (namely, really really masochistic sexual tendencies) under wraps so that he wouldn't lose prestige in the Senate.

Tashe's partner Sha was going to be the killer who had taken the disk, as he was a dirty cop. He was also going to try and kill Tashe and Tashe's favour for the Javieran was going to be to put Sha down. The Javieran didn't broke betrayal.

Those were the major ones.

Those would’ve been awesome. Hopefully there’ll be a taste for a new noire RP in the future to replace this.

Dormill and Stiura wrote:Those would’ve been awesome. Hopefully there’ll be a taste for a new noire RP in the future to replace this.

I just think I didn't do a good job of directing the plot. The format is also really hard to maintain pace for: noir is a lot of talking, and conversations can be hard to RP.

Speaking of missiles...


Thunderbolt


Type: Anti-ship missile
Anti-submarine missile
Land attack cruise missile
Place of origin: C6


In Service: 2017 - Present


Manufacturer: C6
Produced: 2017 - Present


Weight: Varies on variant, from 1,300 kg-
1780 kg- 2300 kg
Length: Varies on variant, from 6.2 m to 8.9 m
Diameter: 0.533 m
Warhead: about 500 kg


Engine: Varies on variant: Multi-stage Solid-Fuel rocket,
Turbojet engine, Solid fuel rocket
Operational range: Varies on variant:
Thunderbolt-VIII: 50 Km
Thunderbolt-VI/-VII: 220 km
Thunderbolt-III/-IV/-V: 300 km
Thunderbolt-I/-II: 660 km
Flight ceiling: 1000 m
Flight altitude: 4.6-150 m AGL
Speed: 0.8-2.5-2.9 mach
Guidance system: Inertial guidance plus terminal
Active radar homing, By satellites, DSMAC
Launch platform: naval ships, submarines, containers

The Thunderbolt missiles are Coalition of Six (C6) surface ship and submarine-launched anti-ship and coastal anti ship (AShM) and land attack cruise missiles (LACM) developed by the C6 nations (Covonant, Noronica, Keomora, Wellsia, Domanania, Verona Beach and Athara Magarat) primarily for themselves and their allies and associates in the Joint Expeditionary Force and the Cooperative Union. Some derived export versions have a second stage that performs a supersonic sprint in the terminal approach to the target, reducing the time that target's defense systems have to react.

Design


The missile is designed to share common parts between the surface and submarine-launched variants but each missile consists of different components, for example, the booster. The missile can be launched from a surface ship using a Vertical Launch System (VLS). It has a booster with thrust vectoring capability. The missile launched from a submarine torpedo tube has no need for such an addition but has a conventional booster instead. The air launched version is held in a container that is dropped and the missile launches, detaching from the container.

Thunderbolt land attack versions in use by C6 nations have various claimed maximum ranges; it is believed that the conventionally armed version has a range of 660 km (410 mi).

All domestic and export variants of the Thunderbolt fly at sub-sonic speeds while achieving supersonic speed as they near their target. They are also capable of performing very high angled defensive high speed maneuvers in contrast to the common linear flight path of other anti-ship cruise missiles.

Operational history


Variants


Domestic variants are basic versions of this missile family; these are the Thunderbolt-I and its sister variants. The export models are the Thunderbolt-V and its sister variants. There are two major launch platforms: the Thunderbolt-Launcher, designed for use from submarines, and the Thunderbolt-Shooter, designed for surface ships. These two launch platforms can be equipped with the following warhead and guidance combinations:

Domestic variants

The term 'domestic variant' in this case refers to those variants of the Thunderbolt missile family made solely for use by C6, JEF and CU nations only.

  • Thunderbolt-I is an inertial guidance land-attack variant deployed by the C6, JEF and CU nations only. It can be launched from both a surface ship or a submarine with a VLS launched system and a thrust vectoring booster. Its basic length is 8.9 m (29 ft) with a 200 kg (440 lb) warhead. Its range is 660 km (410 mi). It is a sea-skimmer with supersonic terminal speed and a flight altitude of 4.6 meters (15 ft) at its final stage; its speed is then Mach 2.9.

  • Thunderbolt-II is an anti-shipping variant deployed by the C6, JEF and CU nations only. It can be launched from both a surface ship or a submarine with a VLS launched system and a thrust vectoring booster. Its basic length is 8.2 m (27 ft) with a 200 kg (440 lb) warhead. Its range is 660 km (410 mi). It is a sea-skimmer with supersonic terminal speed and a flight altitude of 4.6 meters (15 ft) at its final stage; its speed is then Mach 2.9.

  • Thunderbolt-III is an anti-shipping variant deployed by the C6, JEF and CU nations only, can be launched from both a surface ship or a submarine with a VLS launched system and a thrust vectoring booster. Its basic length is 8.9 m (29 ft) with a 200 kg (440 lb) warhead. It is a sea-skimmer with a subsonic terminal speed of 0.8 mach. It is also allegedly capable of disabling or even sinking an aircraft carrier, with a range of 300 km (190 mi) at supersonic speed.

Export variants

The term 'export variant' in this case refers to those variants of the Thunderbolt missile family made for exporting to all other nations outside the C6, the JEF and the CU. But even C6, JEF and CU nations are known to use some of these export variants, in particular the Thunderbolt-VIII anti-submarine variant.

  • Thunderbolt-IV is an inertial guidance land attack export variant. It is launched from a surface ship with VLS launched system and a thrust vectoring booster. Its basic length is 8.9 m (29 ft) with a 450 kg (990 lb) warhead. Its subsonic terminal speed is 0.8 mach, with a range of 300 km (190 mi) at supersonic speed.

  • Thunderbolt-V is an inertial guidance land attack export variant. It is launched from a submarine with VLS missile and a thrust vectoring booster. Its basic length is 6.2 m (20 ft), with a 450 kg (990 lb) warhead. Its range is 300 km (190 mi). It has a subsonic terminal speed of 0.8 mach.

  • Thunderbolt-VI is an anti-shipping export variant. It is launched from a surface ship with a VLS launched system and a thrust vectoring booster. Its basic length is 8.9 m (29 ft) with a with a 200 kg (440 lb) warhead. Its range is 220 km. It is a sea-skimmer with supersonic terminal speed of 2.9 mach and a flight altitude of 15 feet (4.6 m) at its final stage.

  • Thunderbolt-VII is an anti-shipping export variant. It is launched from a submarine with a VLS launched system and a thrust vectoring booster. Its basic length is 8.2 m (27 ft) with a with a 200 kg (440 lb) warhead. Its range is 220 km. It is a sea-skimmer with supersonic terminal speed of 2.9 mach and a flight altitude of 15 feet (4.6 m) at its final stage.

  • Thunderbolt-VIII is anti-submarine variant which can be launched from both a surface ship or a submarine with a VLS launched system and a thrust booster. It consists of three stages, one booster with thrust vector nozzle, one solid booster with four grid fins, and one anti-submarine light torpedo. Its basic length is 8.9 m (29 ft) with a 76 kg (168 lb) warhead. The torpedo has a range of 50 km (31 mi) at supersonic speed of Mach 2. At 1,300 kg (2,900 lb) launch weight, lightest of all variants.

Launch platforms


Operators


Nation

Military

Status

Almorea

Almorean Navy

Almorea Navy use the Thunderbolt on their Ozymandias-class destroyers and Durendal-class guided missile cruisers.

Athara Magarat

Athara Magarat National Army

The Turtle Fleet's Naga-class missile boats are armed with 4 Thunderbolt anti-ship missiles each.

Covonant

Union Navy

The Union Navy of Covonant use the Dagordh-class SSN nuclear-powered attack submarines equipped with Thunderbolt missiles.

Eurania

Euranian Navy

Keomora

Keomoran Royal Navy

Keomoran naval commanders stated that an estimated 70% of their ships were going to be refitted with Thunderbolt missiles.

New Totzka

Totzkan Union Navy

The Totzkan Union Navy use the Naga-class missile boats equipped with Thunderbolt missiles.

Noronica

Noronican Navy

Noronican military officials have stated that their nuclear-powered submarines of Dagordh-class SSN are armed with Thunderbolt missiles. Noronican Navy also use the Naga-class missile boats equipped with 4 Thunderbolt each.

Samudera

Samuderan Navy

Samudera has ordered Thunderbolt missiles for its Garuda-class ship of the same name.

San Jimenez

Jimenean Navy

Jimenean Navy use the Dagordh-class SSN nuclear-powered attack submarines equipped with Thunderbolt missiles.

Vancouvia

Vancouvian National Army

The Vancouvian National Army's sea branch use the Dagordh-class SSN nuclear-powered attack submarines equipped with Thunderbolt missiles.

Verona Beach

Veronite Navy

The Veronite Navy use the Dagordh-class SSN nuclear-powered attack submarines equipped with Thunderbolt missiles..

Verdon

Verdonian Navy

Verdonian Navy use the Dagordh-class SSN nuclear-powered attack submarines equipped with Thunderbolt missiles.


A rare photo of a Thunderbolt missile being test-fired from a Dagordh-class submarine.
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I made this for the C6 (and CU). Both organizations are kind of defunct now.

AM alone is not capable of making such missiles and with that treaty thing; even less so.

If Domanania or Noronica refuse, I guess anyone who wants this can now claim this dispatch as theirs.

Mitravarta wrote:Hello, and happy Holi!

I thought Holi was a day before...

But nevermind, Happy Holi!

Rather be best to use a tomahawk for that warhead to weight ratio

Anyone else hype for WoW Classic?

Agadar wrote:Anyone else hype for WoW Classic?

Not really. I liked the changes up until pandaria. Cataclysm was the best expansion

Menna Shuli wrote:I just think I didn't do a good job of directing the plot. The format is also really hard to maintain pace for: noir is a lot of talking, and conversations can be hard to RP.

If it’s any consolation, I loved the posts in Rabbithole and was engrossed in the story. You are a fantastic story-teller, I think as Ostehaar was inactive for a bit and I had a host of problems including another RP, it lost traction. I’ll admit that I was a little stuck with how to proceed, but I would have been willing to keep it going to get an ending for it.

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