North Point Flying Corps

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North Point Flying Corps
Active 1 April 1892 - present
Country  North Point
Type Air force
Size 32,000 active personnel
6,000 reserve personnel
Motto(s) Pro patria
(Latin: For country)
Colors North Point Blue, White
March The March of the Belgian Paratroopers
The MacMillan F-2A is the newest combat aircraft in service with the North Point Flying Corps

The North Point Flying Corps or NPFC is the air force component of the North Point Security Forces. The Flying Corps was originally the Westlands Islands Hot-Air Balloon Flying Club, a private civilian club which operated hot-air balloons for leisure flights over Westlands Island. Native revolts on Diamond Head in 1890 resulted in the North Point Company seizing the club's balloons and using them to drop dynamite on the protesters, and thus the Flying Corps was born.

Ranks and uniform

Roundel

The roundel of the NPFC

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 flag of the North Point Company, 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.

Current strength

Personnel

As of December 2015, the Flying Corps has 18,000 active personnel and 2,000 part-time reservists.

Aircraft

The following aircraft are operated by the North Point Flying Corps:

Aircraft Origin Role Variant In service Notes
Combat Aircraft
MacMillan F-2 North Point/Structure multirole

Wild Weasel
F-2A

F-2CJ
96

24
Wentworth Phantom Praetonia tactical reconnaissance RF-4E 12 to be replaced by RF-2B by 2020
Wentworth Shrike Questers strike / interdictor C.3 180
Surveillance Aircraft
Blackwell Sentry Praetonia early warning & control E-3G 8
Transport Aircraft
Blackwell Hornbill Praetonia aerial refueler KC-135E

KC-135R
2

10
MGI Shoebill Questers strategic airlifter C-17A 16
MGI Hercules Questers tactical airlifter


aerial refueler
C-130H

C-130J

KC-130E
24

12

8
MacMillan C-99 North Point VIP transport VC-99A 2
MacMillan C-12 North Point VIP transport VC-12J 8
Trainer Aircraft
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

Weaponry

Missile Origin Type Versions
Air-to-air missiles
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
Air-to-surface missiles
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
Bombs
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
Others
Mark 46 North Point Lightweight anti-submarine torpedo Mk.46 Mod.5

Structure

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.

Bases

  • 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)

Dynamos

Future procurement