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Post subject: Re: Self-Propelled Pinecone/SpergscalePosted: April 16th, 2019, 7:28 pm
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Post subject: Re: Self-Propelled Pinecone/SpergscalePosted: April 24th, 2019, 1:06 am
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the squad is these dudes

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because sea king is slow :(

i need to draw the triple engine version with fuel probes that galla actually uses tho

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Post subject: Re: Self-Propelled Pinecone/SpergscalePosted: April 25th, 2019, 1:09 am
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ratio of rifle:fires squadron is 3:1

lots of dismounted AT and machine guns because things like mortars and tow jeeps arent so hot for ~FAST ACTION~

rifle company at this point will probably get a weapons platoon with 120mm RCLRs, 66mm rocket launchers, and 60mm mortars for more firepower

fires company might receive an indirect targeting platoon with radars and ESMs and a stinger missile squad

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Post subject: Re: Self-Propelled Pinecone/SpergscalePosted: April 26th, 2019, 7:22 pm
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Post subject: Re: Self-Propelled Pinecone/SpergscalePosted: June 7th, 2019, 7:14 pm
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Straffbataljons are formed from deserters, "subversives", civil "small criminals" (non-capital felons), and soldiers convicted of any number of crimes but not deserving or otherwise escaping execution as punishment. Ordinarily they are used for boring tasks like rail, road, and port operation and maintenance. Most penal troops are trained in a trade such as tracklaying, road scraping/paving, or operation of earthmoving equipment, and sent to rear area units where they require relatively little supervision in performance of their duties beyond what is ordinarily expected of a penal labor unit.

The penal soldier wears a yellow armband and yellow helmet, and his uniform has a nametape with the word "STRAFF" (Penal) in black-on-gold, instead of "ARMY" or "NAVY" in gold-on-blue or white-on-gold. They are ordinarily issued surplus military uniforms, such as the m/65 battle dress shown, or older olive drab versions of the m/90 combat uniform as the latter are slowly replaced by the m/15 pattern. The Sh42 combat helmet is the primary headgear worn by penal troops, although this is mostly intended for protection from falling objects like boxes or rocks or tools, rather than protection against splinter.

As straffbataljons are not permitted to carry weapons, they cannot defend themselves, and for military railroad and bridgelaying battalions formed from penal troops, this often means they must receive a detachment of regular troops for escort. In rare instances where a penal laborer distinguishes himself in combat or service, his criminal record is amended to reflect this, and his time in a penal outfit can exonerated by good conduct; otherwise they serve a statutory sentence ranging from 6 months to 4 years in a penal labor battalion. They are also not normally issued body armor, load bearing equipment, or anything else of the sort, although in some cases (such as traffic control, harbor operations, or railroad service in combat zones), they may wear reflective vests. Sometimes body armor vests may be allocated to specific battalions, especially if they are expected to be near combat and when armed escort is needed. This is most common for railroad maintenance troops, who often ride ahead of military supply trains in a smaller work trains, replacing damaged rail. Military railroad units normally include a maintenance operations company of some 100 laborers and a dozen officers and staff NCOs, with most of the laborers operating hi-rail inspection vehicles or the rail-laying work trains, and includes organic radio-telephone equipment for integration with a rifle platoon or motorized military police platoon, who function as both military escort and a blocking detachment for arrest of deserting troops.

Approximately 75% of a railway operating battalion's 600-700 personnel can be composed of penal troops, with a minimal impact on its effectiveness, and it requires an attachment of up to a motorized military police company when operating near the forward line or when desertion risk is high. Primary armaments of the blocking detachment are 40mm grenade launchers, rifle grenade adapters for firing ring-airfoil projectiles, rifle butts, 12 gauge shotguns, light machine guns, and road-rail dual capability trucks and light armor vehicles. Other armaments include anti-tank grenade launchers such as the AT-4, anti-bunker launchers such as the AT-8, and .50 caliber and 40mm machine guns mounted on vehicles. Special purpose equipment is preponderant, with military policemen routinely carrying riot control weapons such as OC pellet guns (glorified paintball guns), CS or rubber ball grenades, cattle prods, taser pistols and ammunition, rubber pellet mines, and beanbag shotgun and sponge grenade launcher ammunition; to varying degrees depending on whether a laborer desertion risk or military attack is a greater threat. Penal labor often augments the work of the infantry unit, especially when replacing rail near combat zones, where the infantrymen will require sandbags and other barriers to defend the work site from attacks, which is why the track maintenance unit has an overabundance of labor.

Penal troop NCOs, that is to say NCOs who are prisoners, wear the reflective helmet cover during nighttime to improve visibility. Ordinary ranks wear the yellow helmet with cat's eye band. Both wear reflective vests when working in the field. The reflective vests are ordinary road safety equipment, sourced from the same factory that produces the safety vests for the Interior Ministry's Roads Bureau and nationally-owned Gallan Railways. Because they are serving a mandatory prison sentence, penal laborers receive no compensation or pay for their labor (instead, they receive a small weekly stipend), but they do receive clothing, room, board, and training to perform their job; including ancillary training such as learning how to swim (or at the very least tread water) if they are working in a harbor guard or under direction of a port authority.

Prisoners who are not considered suitable for "field grade" penal labor are remanded to labor camps (similar to Xinjiang's laogai camps, but with fewer bed bugs and slightly more bread) or sweatshops where they produce cheap goods such as T-shirts, military equipment pouches, blouses, and jeans on sewing machines, or assemble cheap sneaker shoes or boots, or woodworking or carpentry such as assembly of surprisingly well made mahogany desks (this is a popular government budget item), or whatever, similar to Mexicans and Vietnamese in the U.S. economy. The expectation is that these workers will be able to take their newfound understanding of themselves into the civil low skill labor market. Often, private companies in Galla that produce cheap shoes or other small goods will employ inmates for the line work, while managers and foremen are either experienced inmates or former inmates who have been released, and in wartime these laborers may be sourced from military prisons if their crimes are not warranting of execution. These penal-soldier-laborers do not receive a uniform beyond that of the standard Ministry of Justice's Bureau of Prisons' blue "work suit" and they are allowed to wear their own underclothes.

The Ministry of Justice's wartime exigency demands that supermax felons, dangerous or violent inmates, and those who receive "exile recorded" at sentencing, are to be immediately liquidated and their wings and specialist prisons converted into prisoner-of-war control points.

While some people might argue that retaining special "supermax" prisoners is counterproductive if they are simply going to be liquidated immediately during wartime (why not liquidate them immediately after sentencing? regardless of this being essentially what happens (give or take a mandatory stay of execution) anyway), the ulterior purpose of such things is to maintain a crop of high security prisons for POWs who are at risk of Son Tay or Mussolini style commando raiders rescuing them from the clutches of the Ministry of War's intelligence battalions and the SIK special collections office. The purpose of the prisoners is basically to keep the guards in some manner of readiness and have an excuse for why the facilities aren't simply mothballed, so in peacetime they act as high security prisons for people who are dangerous (violent inmates who are "ringleaders" or "leading men") or murderers, rapists, "habitual criminals", or whatever, who explicitly refused exile as punishment and are waiting for the appeals court to review their case (takes a couple weeks to a couple months) and their citizenship to be revoked prior to being executed.

In wartime, individuals convicted of murder, or any crime worthy of exile or "revocation of the privilege of citizenship", are executed as soon as possible after sentencing, in accordance with martial law. Historically, this can be as long as a few weeks, or as fast as it takes the constable or bailiff in charge of peace of the court to pull the man outside, tie him to a post, gather a group of riflemen, and form a firing squad to carry out the execution. The fastest military execution in Gallan records was performed in 38 seconds from the magistrate's pronouncement to trigger pull, for a 17-year old male soldier convicted of rape, murder, and necrophilia of a 19-year old Gallan female, in the Third Northern War in 1913. Much of the time spent was the fumbling of a bemused group of riflemen and a sergeant, who nearly tripped over themselves as the convicted man ran to the firing wall and stood at attention while the firing squad was assembled, apparently taking the magistrate's statement of his execution to be carried out "with all due haste" literally.

Summary executions are legal under martial law in Gallan justice, provided a flag officer (Lieutenant Colonel or higher rank) oversees (he does not need to be physically present, but his approval must be in writing with explanation), and have been meted out in the past, but the difficulty of proving that an individual could not be transported to a military prison or POW collection point safely or whatever means that it is rare to be used outside of direct combat, where surrendering soldiers may be accidentally shot or something. Notable exceptions to this hesitancy include free shooters (always immediately shot no quarter camp x-ray is located at 666 Wormfood Avenue, Six Feet Under, Beyond The Veil 06660, USA) and fifth column saboteurs (sometimes shot but only if they are known to be working alone).

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Post subject: Re: Self-Propelled Pinecone/SpergscalePosted: June 19th, 2019, 6:49 am
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liquidator power armor

based on Army "Fullback" power armor

made out of a uranium-titanium alloy for structure and radiation shielding, with an internal metal hydride layer and borated polyethylene liner for fast neutron protection, and external borated paint coating for alpha/beta protection

oxygen can be filtered from the atmosphere through several HEPA filters, or by generation of onboard oxygen internally through scavenging from the fuel cell system for use in low O2 environments

used for search and rescue, exploration, and construction in highly radioactive areas such as breached reactor containment units, contaminated control structures, and regions of post-atomic firestorm

there is a firefighting unit designed explicitly for operation in firestorm-type environments with improved cooling and air-independent propulsion, in both nuclear and ordinary (wildfire) scenarios

the pilot wears an EEG cap (the Army version uses a MEG cap, but MEGs are bulkier than EEGs), standard gas mask with a hookup to an internal oxygen system, and yellow impermeable jumpsuit with a pocket for individual dosimeter and green, impermeable tabi

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Post subject: Re: Self-Propelled Pinecone/SpergscalePosted: June 19th, 2019, 8:14 pm
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liquidators in plastic suits with gas mask + dust filters, filters + positive pressure forced breathing system, or O2 channeled through mask filters

bottom is same with leaded aprons and a white AEC hard hat/fire helmet for protection against falling debris or whatever

the first suit is generally worn in radiation only emergencies

the second and third suits are worn when radioactive particles or liquids are a premier threat in the atomic environment, or when a chemical hazard is associated with the radiation threat, such as during a reactor leak or something where radioactive particulates and noxious fumes may be in the atmosphere

the purpose of the chemical suits and gas mask in any radioactive environment is to prevent alpha/beta burns on exposed skin and prevent radioactive ash and dust from being inhaled; they provide zero protection from gamma or fast neutrons, and although the apron provides some protection against neutrons it is mostly intended to increase the number of 1- to 2-minute long work cycles a liquidator can be exposed to in highly radioactive zones rather than any serious level of protection

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Post subject: Re: Self-Propelled Pinecone/SpergscalePosted: June 19th, 2019, 9:30 pm
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Post subject: Re: Self-Propelled Pinecone/SpergscalePosted: June 21st, 2019, 6:39 pm
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always keep your radionuclides under arm't protecctussy

by 2050 the energy-industrial complex that is the "gaylan nuclear power program" will consume approximately 12% of the national GDP, assuming no other economic growth between 2020 and 2050

unfortunately most of this is just a "bitter pill" modernization scheme that involves replacing 3/4ths of gallan nuclear powerplants in a decade

in reality it'll end up being about 5% of the GDP, for a short while, as the initial capital costs of modernizing and building new powerplants are swallowed, since it is expected that the economic output of the country will roughly be doubled in the coming approximately 32 years before the AEC breaks ground on new powerplants

all existing nuclear plants have had their 20-year contracts renewed between 2008 and 2018 for the second iteration of their lifetimes, and only the oldest (dating from the late 1980s) will have been shut down when new construction and installation of reactors begins in the '50s

gallan powerplants are designed for a "20+20+20" year operational lifespan, with two "guaranteed" 20 year licenses, provided the reactor and its housing is built to code, and an additional extension of 20 years possible, with replacement available to be insured, provided reactor production capacity is available, at any point during the third iteration's operating cycle

the security guard cares nothing about the economics of nuclear power plants though

his job is to protect plutonium transported between nuclear railheads from stage coach robbers and gangsters carrying Fox carbines and angry paintball guns from stealing his shit

he guards plutonium shipments used in weapons production and reactors, LEU and thorium-uranium fuel alloys used in FBRs, and HEU used in a variety of industrial processes and naval nuclear reactors; mostly in railcars and large semi-tractor trucks

the suit protects him from alpha-beta emitters if the containment vessel is breached and radioactive dust scatters in the atmosphere, the filter mask does the same for his lungs

AEC Protection Corps troops also reside aboard Large Cutters of the Gallan Coast Guard (i haven't drawn it yet but it'll be HUGE like the Japanese thing) which are used for intercontinental shipping of nuclear fuels in small-moderate quantities and, well, anytime there's a danger of a load of radioactive material being stolen or whatever

which is why he has a 5.56x33mm (later, 6.5x33mm) machine carbine with a cartridge ultimately derived from 7.62x33mm, yes that one, and yes the 5.56x33mm existed, i have a picture of a schematic of the bullet G.A. Gustafson made in Aberdeen Proving Ground in a shed or whatever right before the US Army decided to buy M16 and right before he got kicked down to GS-13 paygrade and worked for LTC D.M. Davis, USAF, at Eglin AFB, and right before E. Stoner impressed upon LeMay with the confidence of the former two that the AR-15 was the right rifle for the SAC and USAF

really 5.56x45mm (and .22 Gustafson) are ultimately Swedish cartridges and since M16 is Japanese rifle made of 7075 aluminum we can only assume that this confluence of events of the American military adopting what is, at the end, a Swedish-Japanese cartridge rifle family is some sort of genetic memory of either a Final Weapon to win the Finno-Korean Hyperwar; or the reality of Swedo-Japanese Hyperwar of the Swedish Sperg Empire and Yamato Shogunate duking it out dozens of thousands of years ago in a galaxy near, near here

also G.A. Gustafson's entire career from 1952-1972 is basically "top 10 anime redemption arcs" rly

very badass hero rly irl sad no one made .22 Gustafson M2 carbine as the ultimate assault riffl

but really it's just an M16 with a shortened RO663-type stub barrel chambered for 5.56x33mm or 6.5x33mm and presumably there is an export version that uses .30 Carbine

it uses .30 Carbine magazines for any of the cartridges and probably has an absolutely autistic magazine catch to do this but that's ok because Colt made a gun that uses uzi mags

humongous muzzle flares knocks cyberbikers off the roads and keeps the atomic trains safe

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