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Military factbook of the Empire of Daitō
« on: March 29, 2021, 10:23:33 PM »
Armed Forces of the Empire of Daitō


Though the modern form of the Daitōjin Armed Forces is only 138 years old, it's earliest roots can be traced as far back as the mid-11th century during the reign of Emperor Heiwa with the foundation of the Imperial Guard. The guard is known for their distinctive black uniforms, which feature, at least in their winter variant, a black cape, as well as their usage of traditional Daitōjin swords. Nonetheless, the modern form of the Imperial Armed Forces was founded in 1883, near the start of the Daitōjin Civil War. It's youngest branch, the Space Forces, was founded in 2016.

The Imperial Armed Forces is formed of Four major service branches and three services which are shared between these branches. These are the following:
The Imperial Army
The Imperial Navy
The Imperial Air Forces
The Imperial Space Forces
March
Headquarters
Fort Azuma, Ashina
NS Ashina
Ashina AFB
MFS Artsiv
Commanding Officer
Marshal Okimoto Esashi
Grand Admiral Satoru Hazuki
Marshal Nanako Ahane
Marshal Saburō Yokomichi
Active Members
(Reserves)
Approx 206,000
(Approx 403,000)
Approx 77,736
(Approx 17,000)
Approx 59,000
(Approx 23,000)
Approx 13,000
(Approx 30,000)
Motto
"Ever Vigilant"
"For the Fatherland and Emperor"
"Unto the Heavens"
"Eternal in Victory"
Emblem

Budget (Actual Number): 129,181,329,336
Budget (% of GDP): 3.10%
Military Service Age: 18
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2021, 04:46:46 AM »
The Imperial Army


Equipment
WeaponRoleIssued toNotes
Yamano AR-311Assault RifleFrontline Combat UnitsN/A
Yamakawa Model 76Assault RifleNon Frontline UnitsN/A
Yamakawa PCWHandgunFrontline Combat UnitsN/A
Ikesai P-27HandgunNon Frontline UnitsParticularly favored by the Esat
Amsler MP21Sub-Machine GunMission Profile
Vehicle Crews
N/A
Ikanai KE116Support WeaponFrontline Combat Units
Non Frontline Units
N/A
Yamakawa M6ShotgunMission ProfileN/A
Yamakawa M11Automatic ShotgunMission ProfileN/A
Arat GL-16Automatic Grenade LauncherSquad IssueN/A
Amsler M1163Sniper RifleDesignated SnipersN/A
Yamakawa R73Designated Marksman RifleDesignated MarksmenN/A
Amsler M1168Anti-Materiel RifleDesignated SnipersN/A
Kirai KT-22Anti-Tank WeaponSquad IssueN/A
Kirai KA-13MANPADSSquad IssueN/A

Combat Vehicles
VehiclesNo. In ServiceRole/Details
T-96100Main Battle Tank (2012 - Present)
T-84 410Main Battle Tank (Produced 1990 - 2010)
T-77370Main Battle Tank (Produced 1975 - 1999)
IFV-38470Infantry Fighting Vehicle
Carries Twelve Infantrymen
Armed with a 20mm Automatic Cannon and 7.62mm Machine Gun
Produced 1971 - Present
IFV-56210Infantry Fighting Vehicle
Carries Eight Infantrymen
Armed with a 30mm Autocannon and 5.56mm Machine Gun
Designed to replace the I-38
Produced 2009 - Present
A-27730Armored Personnel Carrier
Carries nine soldiers
Armed with a 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher or 7.62mm Machine Gun
1996 - Present
AA-19330Amphibious Armored Personnel Carrier
Armed with a 30mm Automatic Cannon or 7.62mm Machine Gun
1986 - Present
RV-25530Reconnaissance Vehicle
Armed with a 20mm Automatic Cannon and a 7.62mm Machine Gun
1975 - Present
IV-41430Infantry Mobility Vehicle
Armored Vehicle
Armed with a 7.62 mm machine gun
or 12.7mm Heavy machine gun
or 30mm Grenade Launcher
Carries eight to eleven soldiers, depending on the variant
2006 - Present
IV-49100Armored Vehicle
Armed with an RWS
Carries eight soldiers
2009 - Present
IV-268000Light Utility Vehicle
Light Armored Car
Carries four soldiers
Multiple variants for varying mission profiles
Armed with 7.62mm Machine Gun
or 40mm GMG
or various others depending on mission
1983 - Present
UV-620Semi-Autonomous Patrol Vehicle
Armed with a 12.7mm or 7.62mm machine gun
2017 - Present
LV-11200Light Combat Vehicle
Armed with 7.62mm Rotary Machine Gun
2013 - Present
H-99210Self-Propelled Howitzer
155mm Howitzer
1999 - Present
H-72200Self-Propelled Howitzer
122mm Howitzer
1972 - Present
RS-II230Multiple Launch Rocket System
Can fire 12 rounds in a minute
1983 - Present
HS-X270Towed Howitzer
155mm Towed Howitzer
1990 - Present
SM-IX153Tracked SAM System
1987 - Present
Adler AH-1625Attack Helicopter
Guns: 30mm GIAT 30 cannon, 450 rounds
Inner Hardpoints: 1x 20mm autocannon pod, or 22x 68mm SNEB rockets in a pod,
or 19x 70mm Hydra 70 rockets in a pod, or 4x AGM-114 Hellfire missiles,
or 4x PARS 3 LR missiles, or 4x HOT3 missiles
Outer Hardpoints: 2x Mistral air-to-air missiles, or 2x FIM-92 Stinger AAM,
or 12x 68mm SNEB rockets in a pod, or 7x 70mm Hydra 70 rockets in a pod
Adler UH-4340Transport Helicopter
20 seated troops or
12 medevac stretchers or
2 pallets or
4,200 kg of external payload
Armed with two door-mounted 7.62mm rotary machine guns for defense
1995 - Present
Adler CH-1720Transport Helicopter
38 troops (55 in alternate configurations) or
24 stretchers or
3,600 kg payload
Armed with two door-mounted 7.62mm machine guns
1982 - Present
Adler CH-17K20Transport Helicopter
30 passengers/troops or
24 casualty litters (15,876 kg)
Armed with two door-mounted 7.62mm machine guns
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2021, 01:43:25 AM »
The Imperial Navy



Headquarters: Ministry of Defense Building, Ashina (Main Base: Naval Station Ashina)
Commanding Officer: Grand Admiral Satoru Hazuki
Active Members: 68,500
Reserves: Approx. 19,000
Ship classes of the Imperial Navy
Tairyū-class aircraft carrier

   • IDN Tairyū — KB(G)-1 — Commissioned: 1989
   • IDN Hiryū — KB(G)-2 — Commissioned: 1991
Zuikaku-class amphibious assault ship

   • IDN Zuikaku — CJH-11 — Commissioned: 1994
   • IDN Shōkaku — CJH-12 — Commissioned: 1995
   • IDN Taikaku — CJH-13 — Commissioned: 2000
Idaina-class battlecruiser

   • IDN Idaina — JY(G)-1 — Commissioned: 1985
   • IDN Senjō — JY(G)-2 — Commissioned: 1986
   • IDN Yakushi — JY(G)-3 — Commissioned: 1988
Akitsukuni-class battleship

   • IDN Kitami — S-22 — Commissioned: 1943 - 1961, 1968 - 1972, 1986 - 1999, 2020 - Present
Ishikawa-class cruiser

   • IDN Ishikawa — J-33 — Commissioned: 1982
   • IDN Rumoi — J-34 — Commissioned: 1984
   • IDN Arakawa — J-35 — Commissioned: 1985
   • IDN Hime — J-36 — Commissioned: 1989
   • IDN Jinzū — J-37 — Commissioned: 1992
Ikazuchi-class air-defense destroyer

   • IDN Ikazuchi — KK-56 — Commissioned: 2003
   • IDN Michishio — KK-57 — Commissioned: 2003
   • IDN Wakaba — KK-58 — Commissioned: 2004
   • IDN Yūgure — KK-59 — Commissioned: 2004
   • IDN Hibiki — KK-60 — Commissioned: 2005
   • IDN Sazanami — KK-61 — Commissioned: 2005
   • IDN Takanami — KK-62 — Commissioned: 2006
   • IDN Mutsuki — KK-63 — Commissioned: 2006
Nara-class guided-missile destroyer

   • IDN Natsunoshio — KK-54 — Commissioned: 2007
   • IDN Harunoame — KK-55 — Commissioned: 2009
Kitakaze-classguided-missile destroyer

   • IDN Kitanokaze — KK-50 — Commissioned: 1993
   • IDN Minamikaze — KK-51 — Commissioned: 1995
   • IDN Kochi — KK-52 — Commissioned: 1996
   • IDN Seifū — KK-53 — Commissioned: 1998
Taihō-class general purpose frigate

   • IDN Taihō — F-498 — Commissioned: 1996
   • IDN Hōshō — F-499 — Commissioned: 1997
   • IDN Zuihō — F-500 — Commissioned: 1997
   • IDN Akaihō — F-501 — Commissioned: 1999
   • IDN Shirohō — F-502 — Commissioned: 2002
Akan-class general purpose frigate

   • IDN Akan — F-462 — Commissioned: 1977
   • IDN Tokachi — F-463 — Commissioned: 1977
   • IDN Saru — F-464 — Commissioned: 1978
   • IDN Koyoshi — F-469 — Commissioned: 1981
   • IDN Tsurumi — F-470 — Commissioned: 1982
   • IDN Oyabe — F-471 — Commissioned: 1982
   • IDN Kakehashi — F-472 — Commissioned: 1983
   • IDN Katsura — F-473 — Commissioned: 1983
   • IDN Ashida — F-474 — Commissioned: 1984
   • IDN Takatsu — F-475 — Commissioned: 1984
   • IDN Rokkaku — F-476 — Commissioned: 1984
   • IDN Omaru — F-477 — Commissioned: 1985
Tsurugi-class nuclear attack submarine

   • IDN Tsurugi — KG(G)-06 — Commissioned: 1984
   • IDN Chokuto — KG(G)-07 — Commissioned: 1985
   • IDN Kodachi — KG(G)-08 — Commissioned: 1987
   • IDN Tachi — KG(G)-09 — Commissioned: 1990
Yari-class diesel-electric attack submarine

   • IDN Yari — KG-32 — Commissioned: 1982
   • IDN Tessen — KG-33 — Commissioned: 1983
   • IDN Sasumata — KG-34 — Commissioned: 1984
   • IDN Bisento — KG-35 — Commissioned: 1984
   • IDN Nagamaki — KG-36 — Commissioned: 1987
   • IDN Naginata — KG-37 — Commissioned: 1988
Tsukishima-class nuclear guided missile submarine

   • IDN Tsukishima — HG(G)-09 — Commissioned: 1979
   • IDN Daitō — HG(G)-10 — Commissioned: 1983
   • IDN Styria — HG(G)-11 — Commissioned: 1987
   • IDN Akashima — HG(G)-12 — Commissioned: 1987
   • IDN Ishikari — HG(G)-13 — Commissioned: 1990
Shinkyō-class nuclear guided missile submarine

   • IDN Shinkyō — HG(G)-01 — Commissioned: 1969
   • IDN Tenkyō — HG(G)-02 — Commissioned: 1969
   • IDN Awara — HG(G)-03 — Commissioned: 1970
   • IDN Otsu — HG(G)-04 — Commissioned: 1970
   • IDN Yuzawa — HG(G)-05 — Commissioned: 1971
   • IDN Shibetsu — HG(G)-06 — Commissioned: 1971
   • IDN Urasoe — HG(G)-07 — Commissioned: 1972
   • IDN Saito — HG(G)-08 — Commissioned: 1972 — Lost: 2001
Kyūseishu hospital ship

   • IDN Kyūseishu — AH-6 — Commissioned: 2003
Kitsune-class patrol ship

   • IDN Kitsune — P6 — Commissioned: 1995
   • IDN Kodama — P7 — Commissioned: 1995
   • IDN Raijū — P8 — Commissioned: 1995
   • IDN Taka — P9 — Commissioned: 1996
   • IDN Mononoke — P10 — Commissioned: 1996
   • IDN Namahage — P11 — Commissioned: 1996
   • IDN Amanojaku — P12 — Commissioned: 1996
   • IDN Hannya — P13 — Commissioned: 1997
   • IDN Tengu — P14 — Commissioned: 1997
   • IDN Amabie — P15 — Commissioned: 1997
   • IDN Osaki — P16 — Commissioned: 1998
   • IDN Kasha — P17 — Commissioned: 1998
   • IDN Inari — P18 — Commissioned: 1998
   • IDN Gashadokuro — P19 — Commissioned: 1999
   • IDN Ōkubi — P20 — Commissioned: 1999
   • IDN Shiranui — P21 — Commissioned: 1999
Imperial Navy Air Arm
IDN Tairyū air wing
   • AS F-42N (16)
   • AS F/A-24 (36)
   • Zayasu E-5C (4)
   • AS MV-31 "Kumo" (Varies)
   • AF EA-24 (4-6)
   • Adler UH-37 (6)
IDN Hiryū air wing
   • AS F-42N (16)
   • AS F/A-24 (36)
   • Zayasu E-5C (4)
   • AS MV-31 "Kumo" (Varies)
   • AF EA-24 (4-6)
   • Adler UH-37 (6)
IDN Zuikaku air wing
Standard Complement:
   • Negishi AV-29b (6)
   • Zayasu AH-23b (4)
   • AS MV-31 "Kumo" (12)
   • Adler CH-17k (4)
Assault Complement:
   • AS MV-31 "Kumo" (22+)
Sea Control Complement:
   • Negishi AV-29b (20)
   • Adler UH-33 (6)
IDN Shōkaku air wing
Standard Complement:
   • Negishi AV-29b (6)
   • Zayasu AH-23b (4)
   • AS MV-31 "Kumo" (12)
   • Adler CH-17k (4)
Assault Complement:
   • AS MV-31 "Kumo" (22+)
Sea Control Complement:
   • Negishi AV-29b (20)
   • Adler UH-33 (6)
IDN Taikaku air wing
Standard Complement:
   • Negishi AV-29b (6)
   • Zayasu AH-23b (4)
   • AS MV-31 "Kumo" (12)
   • Adler CH-17k (4)
Assault Complement:
   • AS MV-31 "Kumo" (22+)
Sea Control Complement:
   • Negishi AV-29b (20)
   • Adler UH-33 (6)
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The Imperial Air Forces



Headquarters: Ministry of Defense Building, Ashina (Main Base: Ashina AFB)
Commanding Officer: General Nanako Ahane
Active Members: 59,000
Reserves: 23,000
Total Aircraft: TBA
Aircraft of the Imperial Air Forces
Note: This includes naval aircraft as well for simplicity

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AS F-39 air-superiority/multirole fighter
Introduced: 2000
Notes: A derivative of the AS F-24, though not to the same degree as the F-27.

AS F-42 stealth fighter
Introduced: 2005
Notes: Daitō's first stealth fighter; it was designed primarily as an air-superiority fighter, but also has ground attack, electronic warfare, and SIGINT capabilities. The AS F-42N is a naval variant of the fighter that operates from the IDN Tairyū and Hiryū.

AS F-27 multirole strike fighter
Introduced: 1986
Notes: A derivative of the F-24 featuring a cranked-arrow delta wing, it remains an important aircraft in the IAF, although there has been talk of replacing it in the coming years.

F-42N carrier-based stealth fighter
Introduced: 2008
Notes: A variant of the F-42, the F-42N is designed to operate off of the Imperial Daitōjin Navy's carriers.

AS F/A-24 carrier-based multirole fighter
Introduced: 1999
Notes: A variant of the F/A-23, the F/A-24 is a carrier-based multirole fighter used by the Imperial Navy. Six aircraft are also operated by the IAF.

Zayasu A-13 ground attack aircraft
Introduced: 1977
Notes:

Negishi AV-29b ground attack aircraft
Introduced: 1985
Notes:


EA-24 electronic warfare aircraft
Introduced: 2009
Notes: Designed as a replacement for the E9, it was, until 2017, only widely adopted by the Imperial Navy. The IAF had been slow to adopt the aircraft, though due to the age of the E9, it has been forced to adopt the aircraft as well.

AS E9 electronic warfare/attack aircraft
Introduced: 1971
Notes: An aging design from a bygone era, the once relatively commonplace E9 has become ill-suited for the modern day. Now, only 20 aircraft of the type remain in service, with EA-24s and the F-42 making up the difference until the IAF decides on a replacement.

Negishi B-81 strategic bomber
Introduced: 1987
Notes:

Zayasu E-21 AEWACS
Introduced: 2000
Notes:

Zayasu RF-21 aerial refueling/transport aircraft
Introduced: 2019
Notes: The most recent aerial refueling aircraft adopted by the IAF, the RF-21 is intended to complement and eventually replace the aging RF-16s in use since the 1960s.

Zayasu RF-16 aerial refueling/transport aircraft
Introduced: 1967
Notes:

Zayasu CT-6 strategic/tactical airlifter
Introduced: 1994
Notes:

Ochiai CT-8 outsize cargo freight aircraft
Introduced: 1988
Notes:

Zayasu CT-11 military transport aircraft
Introduced: 2016
Notes:

Zayasu CT-3 military transport aircraft
Introduced: 1974
Notes:

Ochiai P-6
Introduced: 2013
Notes:

AS MV-31 "Kumo" V/STOL military transport aircraft
Introduced: 2007
Notes:

Adler UH-43 light utility military helicopter
Introduced: 1998
Notes:

Adler UH-46 medium utility military helicopter
Introduced: 2007
Notes:

Adler CH-17K heavy-lift cargo helicopter
Introduced: 2018
Notes:

AS T-12 basic trainer
Introduced: 2002
Notes:

Zayasu T-7 intermediate trainer
Introduced: 1988
Notes:

AS T-24 advanced trainer
Introduced: 2000
Notes:

Kasori XV-16 experimental UCAV
Introduced: N/A, first flight planned for 2022
Notes:

Kasori UC-7 UCAV
Introduced: 2007
Notes:

Squadrons
Squadrons in the IAF typically consist of 12 aircraft, though sometimes this isn't the case. Provided below are the number of squadrons within the IAF. For further reference, please see the section above.
Aircraft
Squadrons
Zayasu E-21
1 of every 10
AS F-39
9
AS F-42
3
AS F-27
7
AS F/A-24
6 aircraft
in operation
Zayasu A-13
8
AS EA-24
5
AS E-9
1
8 additional
aircraft
Negishi B-81
2 squadrons with
10 aircraft
Zayasu RF-21
1
Zayasu RF-16
1
Zayasu CT-6
1
Ochiai CT-8
1
Zayasu CT-11
1
Zayasu CT-3
1
Ochiai P-6
1 Squadron with
10 aircraft
Adler UH-43
2
Adler UH-46
2
Adler CH-17K
3
AS T-12
3
Zayasu T-7
2
AS T-24
2
Kasori UC-7
20 aircraft
TBA?
TBA?
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The Imperial Space Force



Headquarters: Ministry of Defense Building, Ikan (Main Base: MFS Artsiv)
Commanding Officer: Marshal Saburō Yokomichi
Active Members: ~13,000
Reserves: ~30,000
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Army Ranks

Officer Ranks
Title
Daigensui-Rikugun-Taishō
Gensui-Rikugun-Taishō
Rikugun-Taishō
Rikugun-Chūjō
Rikugun-Shōshō
Rikugun-Taisa
Rikugun-Chūsa
Rikugun-Shōsa
Rikugun-Tai-i
Rikugun-Chūi
Rikugun-Shōi
Jun-i
Translation
Grand Marshal of the Daitōjin Empire
Marshal
General
Lieutenant General
Major General
Colonel
Lieutenant-Colonel
Major
Captain
Lieutenant
Sub-Lieutenant
Warrant Officer
Insignia
Collar
Insignia
Shoulder

Enlisted Ranks
Title
Sōchō
Gunsō
Gochō
Heichō
Jōtōhei
Ittōhei
Nitōhei
Translation
Sergeant Major
Sergeant
Corporal
Lance Corporal
Specialist
Private First Class
Private
Insignia
Collar
Insignia
Shoulder

Note: The Air and Space Forces use the same ranks and insignia as the Army, although set in blue instead of red.
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Navy Ranks

Commissioned Officer Ranks
Title
Daigensui-kaigun-taishō
Gensui-kaigun-taishō
Kaigun-taishō
Kaigun-chūjō
Kaigun-shōshō
Kaigun-daisa
Kaigun-chūsa
Kaigun-shōsa
Kaigun-dai-i
Kaigun-chūi
Kaigun-shōi
Translation
Lord High Admiral of the
Daitōjin Empire
Marshal Admiral
Admiral
Vice-Admiral
Rear-Admiral
Captain
Commander
Lieutenant-commander
Lieutenant
Sub-Lieutenant
Ensign
Insignia
Collar
Insignia
Shoulder
Insignia
Sleeve

Cadet and Warrant Officer Ranks
Title
Kaigun-shōi-kōhosei
Kaigun-yobi-gakusei
Kaigun-minarai-ikan
Heisōchō
Kaigun-heigakō-seito
Translation
Midshipman
Reserve Student
Apprentice (Specialist Branch)
Warrant Officer
Cadet
Insignia
Collar
Insignia
Shoulder
Insignia
Sleeve

Petty Officer Ranks
Title
Jōtōheisō
Ittōheisō
Nitōheisō
Translation
Chief Petty Officer
Petty Officer
Junior Petty Officer
Insignia

Enlisted Ranks
Title
Suiheichō
Jōtōsuihei
Ittōsuihei
Nitōsuihei
Translation
Leading Seaman
Seaman
Seaman Apprentice
Seaman Recruit
Insignia
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Historical Ships of the Daitōjin Navy

This post will be used to categorize ships used by the Imperial Navy of Daitō from the 1860s to the turn of the millennium. For certain eras, the lineup will go by decade, but for the most part, it will be around certain historically important periods of time. This exception is specifically in place for the 1900s to the end of the 1940s. As a quick note, this list is not comprehensive.
1860s
Class
Type
Number
Built
In Service
Ironclad Ram
2
1864 - 1888
Ironclad Frigate
3
1865 - 1892
Corvette
5
1863 - 1886
Frigate
1
1861 - 1868
Gunboat/Torpedo Boat
21
1863 - 1878
1880s
Class
Type
Number
Built
In Service
Kōtetsu-class
Ironclad Ram
2
1864 - 1888
Asahi-class
Ironclad Frigate
3
1865 - 1892
Ironclad
3
1877 - 1906
Kasuga-class
Corvette
2
1863 - 1886
Corvette
4
1878 - 1905
Corvette
3
1887 - 1929
Battleship
2
1876 - 1908
Battleship
1
1877 - 1910
Protected Cruiser
3
1884 - 1914
Protected Cruiser
1
1886 - 1887
Torpedo Boat
18
1883 - 1911
1900s
Class
Type
Number
Built
In Service
Kaminari-class
Battleship
1
1876 - 1908
Battleship
2
1897 - 1922
Battleship
2
1898 - 1946
Battleship
1
1900 - 1926
Dreadnought
2
1907 - 1929
Cruiser
1
1890 - 1912
Cruiser
3
1891 - 1927
Cruiser
4
1904 - 1938
Inazuma-class
Protected Cruiser
2
1884 - 1914
Kotaka-class
Torpedo Boat
5
1883 - 1911
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Historical Equipment of the Imperial Army

   Like the previous post, this will not be a comprehensive list as otherwise it would likely require far more sections than are absolutely necessary. Rather, it will cover the general equipment used by the average infantryman and/or officer with some exceptions, such as machine guns and other heavier equipment. It will be organized around major events, though equipment used from 1914 to 1918 and from 1939 to 1945 will go by year due to significant changes to equipment over the course of the great war.
Pre-19th Century
   Prior to the 19th Century, Daitōjin armies were largely self-equipped, though the local lords (and later the government) would provide basic equipment for those who couldn't afford it as well as firearms when they became commonplace on the battlefield. From their earliest adoption, firearms such as the Teppō would start to supplant older weapons; by 1592, a quarter of the Imperial Army would be armed with them. Despite this, due to technological limitations at the time, melee weapons would remain commonplace on the battlefield until the 18th century with the adoption of the socket bayonet.

   Like their weapons, armor and later uniforms would largely be self-procured, either by purchase or by fashioning it on their own or otherwise with assistance from ones family. As such, in order to distinguish ones forces from the enemy, it would become commonplace for Sashimono to be used by soldiers, though by the 17th century this had fallen out of fashion, with units as a whole being issued with a Nobori or Hata-jirushi instead.
Early 19th Century
   Starting in the 19th century, with the beginning of the Industrial Revolution and the adoption of significant military reforms, the Imperial Army would begin to take on a more standardized appearance. New technologies would be adopted in time, such as the percussion-cap rifle and standardized weapons as a whole. Below is the sort of kit that a soldier of the early 19th century could be equipped with, as well as that used by an officer of the era:
Enlisted Equipment
Name
Type
Musket
Rifle
Cavalry Sabre
Officer's Equipment
Name
Type
Single-shot
Pistol
Cavalry Sabre
Officer's sword
Spoiler: Uniforms • show

Pictured: Various Daitō military uniforms of the era.

1860s
   The 1860s would begin an era of great change for the Empire of Daitō, and the military was no different. Though they had seen changes in equipment, the military would undergo a significant shift in how it operated, spurred on by the Ardian invasion.
Enlisted Equipment
Name
Type
Bolt-action Rifle
Carbine
Cavalry Sabre
Officer's Equipment
Name
Type
Revolver
Revolver
Cavalry Sabre
Officer's sword
Artillery and Other Equipment
Name
Type
Cannon
Hand-cranked Machine Gun
Uniforms largely remained the same as before in this decade (although the last vestiges of traditional armors would fully disappear by 1869), though starting in the 1870s this would begin to change rapidly.
1880s
Enlisted Equipment
Name
Type
Bolt-action Rifle
Bolt-action Rifle
Carbine
Service Pistol
Bayonet
Cavalry Sabre
Officer's Equipment
Name
Type
Carbine
Bolt-action Rifle
Officer's Pistol
Officer's Sword
Cavalry Sabre
Officer's Sword
Bayonet
Artillery and Other Equipment
Name
Type
Field Gun
Field Gun
Siege Gun
Machine Gun
   The 1870s and 80s would see the Imperial Military formally adopt a standard uniform for its personnel.
Spoiler: Uniforms • show

Pictured: An average uniform of the 1870s - 1890s (Note: the uniform would be a darker blue)

1900s
   The years leading up to the Great War would see the Imperial Military continue its buildup. By this point, while some traditions continued, one could definitively call it a modern military by any metric.
Enlisted Equipment
Name
Type
Bolt-action Rifle
Bolt-action Rifle
Bolt-action Rifle
Carbine
Service Pistol
Service Pistol
Bayonet
Bayonet
NCO's Sword
Cavalry Sabre
Cavalry Sabre
Officer's Equipment
Name
Type
Bolt-action Rifle
Bolt-action Rifle
Carbine
Officer's Pistol
Bayonet
Cavalry Sabre
Officer's Sword
Officer's Sword
Artillery and Other Equipment
Name
Type
Field Gun
Field Gun
Siege Gun
Siege Howitzer
Mortar
Mortar
   Starting in 1904, the Imperial Military would phase out its blue uniforms in favor of khaki, though the former uniforms would see their own evolution throughout the years as a dress uniform. The Khaki uniform would remain in service, though in varying forms, through to the early 1960s as a service uniform and to the modern day in its dress uniform variants.
Spoiler: Uniforms • show

Pictured: A standard-issue uniform from the early 1900s

1910/20s
   The 1910s and 20s would see the beginning of the Great War and the reclamation of Western Daitō from the Ardian Empire as well as the integration of Styria in Albion in 1922.
Infantry Equipment
Name
Type
Semi-Automatic Rifle
Bolt-action Rifle
Bolt-action Rifle
Bolt-action Rifle
Carbine
Service Pistol
Bayonet
Bayonet
Cavalry Sabre
NCO's Sword
Submachine Gun
Submachine Gun
Flamethrower
Officer's Equipment
Name
Type
Semi-Automatic Rifle
Bolt-action Rifle
Bolt-action Rifle
Bolt-action Rifle
Carbine
Service Pistol
Officer's Pistol
Bayonet
Bayonet
Submachine Gun
Submachine Gun
Cavalry Sabre
Officer's Sword
Officer's Sword
Artillery and Other Equipment
Name
Type
Field Gun
Field Gun
Siege Gun
Siege Howitzer
Mortar
Mortar
Siege Howitzer
Howitzer
Field Gun
Mountain Gun
Coastal Defense Gun
Heavy Machine Gun
Light Machine Gun
   The biggest change in the 10s in regards to military uniforms was the adoption of the Type 45 tetsubo (steel cap), a copy of the Fleuroix Adrian helmet. No other major changes to the uniform would be made until the 1930s, although the Type 45 would be upgraded with a vent cover to prevent water and dirt from leaking into the helmet.
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Pictured: A Type 45 Helmet

1930s/40s
   The period from 1930 to 1950 was, perhaps, among the most trying times for the Empire of Daitō and her armed forces. However, it was also see much advancement for said forces, with the army going from largely using bolt action rifles to implementing its first assault rifles in only twenty years.
Enlisted Equipment
Name
Type
Semi-Automatic Rifle
Semi-Automatic Rifle
Bolt-action Rifle
Bolt-action Rifle
Bolt-action Rifle
Carbine
Sniper Rifle
Takedown Rifle
Assault Rifle
Submachine Gun
Submachine Gun
Service Pistol
Non-standard issue
Sidearm
Bayonet
NCO's Sword
Flamethrower
Grenade Launcher
Grenade
Grenade
Grenade
Anti-Tank Grenade
Officer's Equipment
Name
Type
Semi-Automatic Rifle
Semi-Automatic Rifle
Bolt-action Rifle
Bolt-action Rifle
Bolt-action Rifle
Carbine
Sniper Rifle
Takedown Rifle
Assault Rifle
Submachine Gun
Submachine Gun
Service Pistol
Officer's Pistol
Officer's Pistol
Officer's Sword
Grenade Launcher
Grenade
Grenade
Grenade
Anti-Tank Grenade
Artillery and Other Equipment
Name
Type
Siege Howitzer
Mortar
Mortar
Siege Howitzer
Howitzer
Field Gun
Mountain Gun
Coastal Defense Gun
Cannon
Cannon
Cannon
Field Gun
Quick-firing Gun
Mortar
Mountain Gun
Anti-Aircraft Gun
Anti-Aircraft Gun
Anti-Aircraft Gun
Anti-Aircraft Gun
Heavy Machine Gun
Light Machine Gun
Light Machine Gun
Heavy Machine Gun
   The following section details the uniforms used by the Imperial Army in the 1930s and 1940s. The illustrations come from a Field Identification card dating to the period.
Spoiler: Uniforms • show

Winter Uniforms

Miscellaneous Uniforms

Miscellaneous (cont.) and Tropical Uniforms

Field and Service Dress Uniforms

Field and Service Dress Uniforms (cont.)
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Re: Military factbook of the Empire of Daitō
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2021, 04:10:45 PM »
Historical Vehicles of the Imperial Armed Forces

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Re: Military factbook of the Empire of Daitō
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2021, 08:56:08 PM »
The Imperial Guard


   The Imperial Guard is a division-strength unit within the Imperial Military whose personnel are assigned to guard the various palaces belonging to the Imperial Family as well as serve as their bodyguards in an official role. Within the Imperial Guard, there are contingents provided by the various national guards as well as from the branches of the Imperial Military. They are known for their black and red uniforms, featuring a black kepi (though formerly it was crimson), a silver or gold aiguillette (depending on the rank), and uniquely-colored rank insignia, as well as the mass-produced Type 28 Shin Guntō, though a significant number are said to be fitted with traditional blades, especially among the ceremonial Battotai (抜刀隊 Battō-tai, lit. Drawn Sword Regiment). Their standard uniform when not in ceremonial dress, uncommon as it may be, is largely identical to that of standard infantry, though with unique insignia identifying them as members of the Imperial Guard.

Pictured: A Nitōhei and Heichō in the Imperial Guard, c.1962

   Almost an anachronism, the Imperial guard maintains a unit of melee infantry, the Battotai. The regiment was founded in 1877 following the Tottori rebellion, drawn from the ranks of a similarly-named regiment founded during the war. The regiment was comprised entirely of loyalist Bushi following heavy losses in the Battle of Kokura to the forces of another samurai, Haruyoshi Nishiōji. The regiment would defeat the rebels in the battle, an event which would revive interest in the art of Kenjutsu, playing a role in the creation of modern Kendo. The regiment would, after the war, be disbanded, though its members would be recruited into the Imperial Guard, with the tradition of maintaining a unit such as it leading up until the modern day. During the Great War, it would serve on the frontlines on various occasions, though not as a melee infantry unit; this would not keep them from wielding their traditional weapons throughout the war. Indeed, the last recorded kill by a Daitōjin soldier with a sword in battle was by a member of the Imperial Guard's Battotai regiment.
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Re: Military factbook of the Empire of Daitō
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2021, 05:09:46 AM »
Military Projects

Below are various military projects currently in development. Please note that certain projects will be classified, as will certain parts of some projects. These segments will be marked by the following tag: CLASSIFIED at the start of them. Projects which are completed will be posted independently of this segment.
Army


Navy

Project Suirō
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Project Suirō, also known by its alphanumeric designation, P-18943.1, is the term used to describe the Imperial Daitōjin Navy's program (developed by Negishi Aerospace) to develop a ground-effect vehicle for the purposes of anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare. Compared to other GEVs, it is designed to have VTOL capabilities and inflatable pontoons, allowing it, in theory, to operate from even the harshest environments on the planet. Its wingspan, larger than the standard for a vehicle of its type, are intended to allow it to be capable of flying like a normal aircraft as well, thus leading to some viewing it more as a hybrid of an Ekranoplan and a normal aircraft. The vessel will be capable of aerial refueling like a standard aircraft.
Specifications
General Characteristics

 • Crew: 3
 • Length: 25.97 m (85 ft 2 in)
 • Wingspan: 30 m (98 ft 5 in)
 • Height: 6.79 m (22 ft 3 in)
 • Wing area: 217.79 mē (2,344.3 sq ft)
 • Empty weight: 23,236 kg (51,227 lb)
 • Gross weight: 52,000 kg (114,640 lb)
 • Powerplant (Cruise): 2 Ũ turbofan engines, 67 kN (15,000 lbf) thrust each
 • Powerplant (VTOL): 12 Ũ turbofan lift engines, 43 kN (9,700 lbf) thrust each
Performance
 • Max. Speed: 760 km/h (470 mph, 410 kn)
 • Cruise Speed: 640 km/h (400 mph, 350 kn)
 • Range: 2,450 km (1,520 mi, 1,320 nmi)
 • Service ceiling: 8,000 - 10,000 m (26,000 - 33,000 ft)
Armament
 • 11 hardpoints capable of carrying a variety of guided and unguided bombs, torpedoes, depth-charges, naval mines, and active/passive sonobuoys

Air Force


Space Force


Joint Projects

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