North Point Flying Corps
|North Point Flying Corps|
|Active||1 April 1921 - present|
18,000 active personnel|
2,000 reserve personnel
(Latin: For country)
|Colors||North Point Blue, White|
|March||The March of the Belgian Paratroopers|
The North Point Flying Corps or NPFC is the aerial warfare branch of the military of North Point. It is one of the three branches of the North Point Security Forces, alongside the North Point Army and North Point Sea Command. It is also the youngest branch, having been established in April of 1921. The NPFC provides support across a spectrum of operations such as air superiority, precision strikes, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, air mobility, and humanitarian support.
The NPFC has taken part in many of the 20th century's major conflicts. During the Questarian Emergency, a number of NPFC bomber, fighter, reconnaissance, and other squadrons served on the Subcontinent. Thousands of North Point airmen also served with other Anglosphere air forces in the air war over Arterus. By the end of the conflict in 1953, a total of 32,456 men and women served in the NPFC, of whom 4,567 were killed in action.
Later, the NPFC served in the Yehud Conflict, the Motappaland Crisis, the Angyikan Intervention, and the South West Crataean Bush War. More recently, the NPFC has participated in operations in Valis, the Iridian Strait, and the current conflict in Questers.
Today, the NPFC operates slightly over two-hundred aircraft and has a strength of 20,000 men.
Ranks and uniform
Originally, the Flying Corps used the existing red and white roundel of the Estates Navy. During the Great War, the rapid buildup of NPFC flying units meant that most servicemen were in favor of a unique roundel for the country's fledgling air corps. A basic white and blue roundel, based on the same colors of the North Point flag, was commissioned, and remains in use to this day.
The current roundel was officially adopted on March 7th, 1925. This consists of a white inner circle surrounded by a North Point blue circle. Low visibility versions of the roundel exist, with the white omitted and the blue replaced with light or dark greys.
As of December 2015, the Flying Corps has 18,000 active personnel and 2,000 part-time reservists.
The following aircraft are operated by the North Point Flying Corps:
|MacMillan F-2||North Point/Structure||multirole
|Wentworth Phantom||Praetonia||tactical reconnaissance||RF-4E||12||to be replaced by RF-2B by 2020|
|Wentworth Shrike||Questers||strike / interdictor||C.3||180|
|Blackwell Sentry||Praetonia||early warning & control||E-3G||8|
|Blackwell Hornbill||Praetonia||aerial refueler||KC-135E
|MGI Shoebill||Questers||strategic airlifter||C-17A||16|
|MGI Hercules||Questers||tactical airlifter
|MacMillan C-99||North Point||VIP transport||VC-99A||2|
|MacMillan C-12||North Point||VIP transport||VC-12J||8|
|MacMillan F-2||North Point||jet trainer||TF-2B||12||used for operational conversion|
|IAe Skyhawk||Flamaguay||jet trainer||TA-4J||16|
|Embraer Super Tucano||North Point||trainer||T-29B||4|
|Embraer Tucano||North Point||trainer||T-27||18|
|Cessna T-41||Valentia||trainer||T-41A, T-41B||24|
|AIM-9 Sidewinder||Praetonia||short range IR guided||AIM-9 L/M & AIM-9X|
|AIM-120 AMRAAM||Praetonia||medium range active radar homing guided||AIM-120B & AIM-120C-7|
|AGM-65 Maverick||Praetonia||air-to-ground tactical||AGM-65F & AGM-65K|
|AGM-88 HARM||Praetonia||anti-radiation||AGM-88B HARM & AGM-88E AARGM|
|AGM-94 Sea Lance||North Point||anti-ship||AGM-94B|
|AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon||Questers||glide bomb||AGM-154C|
|Joint Direct Attack Munition||Questers||Smart bomb||JDAM & JDAM-ER|
|Mark 82 / Mark 83 / Mark 84||Praetonia||General purpose bomb|
|GBU-10 / GBU-12 / GBU-16 Paveway II||Praetonia||Laser-guided bomb|
|BLU-82||North Point||Daisy cutter||BLU-82|
|Mark 46||North Point||Lightweight anti-submarine torpedo||Mk.46 Mod.5|
The North Point Flying Corps is composed of four different commands, each specializing in a certain type of aircraft and role. Fighter Command administrates the NPFC's fighter, attack, and airborne early warning squadrons. Bomber Command is responsible for bombing squadrons (though currently it mostly administrates the heavier maritime strike and interdiction squadrons, as North Point no longer operates strategic bombers). Transport Command administrates refuelers, airlifters, and VIP transport squadrons. Finally, Training Command administrates all trainer squadrons as well as the Pilot Training Schools at Rymer Air Station and Allen Flying Corps Base.
Overall Flying Corps HQ is located at the Security Forces Headquarters in Jacksonville.
- Jacksonville International Airport (JV IAP)
- No.8 Wing (Fighter)
- No.10 Wing (Fighter)
- No.81 Wing (Transport)
- No.71 Wing (Transport)
- Allen Flying Corps Base (AL FCB)
- HQ Fighter Command
- HQ Transport Command
- No.1 Wing (Fighter)
- No.14 Wing (Bomber)
- No.71 Wing (Transport)
- Allen Pilot Training School (APTS)
- MacReynolds Flying Corps Base (MR FCB)
- HQ Bomber Command
- No.3 Wing (Fighter)
- No.6 Wing (Fighter)
- No.12 Wing (Bomber)
- No.76 Wing (Transport)
- Gardiner Air Station (GD AS)
- No.2 Wing (Fighter)
- No.18 Wing (Bomber)
- No.75 Wing (Transport)
- Whitelock Air Station (WL AS)
- No.7 Wing (Fighter)
- Rymer Air Station (RY AS)
- HQ Training Command
- No.97 Wing (Training)
- No.99 Wing (Training)
- Rymer Pilot Training School (RPTS)