Messerschmitt Bf 109E3 “Emil” (Bf 109E3)

Country of Origin: Bavaria, German Union
Manufacturer: Messerschmitt AG
Role: Air Superiority Fighter
Wingspan: 9.89m
Length: 8.8m
Height: 2.58m
Weight (empty/combat): 2125kg/2607kg
Max Speed: 552kph (343m/h)
Ceiling: 10500m (34450ft)
Range: 660km (410m)
Engine: Daimler-Benz 601A (1360hp, 12 cylinder, 33.9L displacement ICE)
Armament: 2x MG-17 7.9mm (1000 rnds/gun), 2x MG-FF 20mm (60 rnds/gun)

When the Prussian Defense Ministry called for a competition to replace its aging biplane fleet of He 51s with a new monoplane design, the Me 109A edged out its competitors to win the lucrative contract. Wanting to maintain training and logistical compatibility within the German Union, the Bavarian and Austrian Defence Ministries also placed orders for the new aircraft. As development continued through the Me 109B-D models, mass production was stalled as the terms of the newly unified German Union Wermacht were ironed out. Once the unification of the different procurement agencies within the German Union was settled, the Me 109E “Emil” became the defacto air superiority fighter of the German Union Luftwaffe.


Panzer II Ausf. A (PzKpfw IIA)

Country of Origin: Bavaria, German Union
Manufacturer: Maschinenfabrik Augsburg Nurnberg AG (MAN), Daimler-Benz AG
Role: Main Battle Tank
Crew: 3 (Commander/Gunner, Driver, Loader/Radio)
Length: 4.8m
Width: 2.2m
Height: 2.0m
Weight (empty/combat): 7200kg/8900kg
Max Speed: 40kph
Range: 190km
Engine: Maybach HL62TR (140HP, 6 cylinder, 6.2L displacement ICE)
Suspension Type: Leaf Spring
Ground Pressue:.73kg/cm^2
Armor Front/Side/Rear: 1.45cm/1.45cm/1.45cm
Armor Slope Front/Side/Rear: 9 degrees/0 degrees/9 Degrees
Armor Top/Bottom: 1cm/0.5cm
Armament: 2cm KwK 30 L/55 (180 rounds), 7.92mm MG34 (1425 rounds)

Seen as an interim tank until the heavier Panzer III and Panzer IV models become operational, the Panzer IIA with its 2cm cannon is the primary armored vehicle of the German Union Heer. The Panzer IIA was another joint project between the Bavarian, Prussian and Hannover Defense Ministries, and many cite cooperation on the Panzer IIA as paving the way for unified German Union Wermacht procurement.


Yorktown (CV-5)

Category: Aircraft Carrier
Ship Class: Yorktown Class
Country of Origin: United States of America
Shipyard: Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
Length (waterline/deck): 230m/251.4m
Draft: 7.91m
Displacement (standard/combat load): 1800mt/23,000mt
Speed: 32.5
Crew: 1890
Aircraft capacity: 90
Armament: 8×5 inch guns, 4xquad 1.1 inch guns, 24x.50cal MG

The decision to name a new class of fast, large, purpose built aircraft carriers after Yorktown, Virginia was the subject of controversy in the US Navy. The name Yorktown was selected because of its importance as the final battle for American independence, but many felt uncomfortable since the city itself was part of the Confederate States of America. One faction in the Navy favored calling the new carrier the Chesapeake Bay, but the name Yorktown was formally adopted and approved. The USS Yorktown is considered to be one of the most advanced carriers afloat. It has been recalled from patrolling the Pacific, and has been assigned as the flagship for a fleet forming under the League of Humanity.

Transport/Primary Mover

Sonderkraftfahrzeug 7 (SdKfz 7)

Category: Primary Mover
Country of Origin: Bavaria, German Union
Manufacturer: Krauss-Maffei
Classification: Halftrack
Length: 6.85m
Height: 2.62m
Weight (empty/combat): 9750kg/11,500kg
Tow Capacity: 8000kg
Max Speed: 50kph
Range: 250km
Engine: Maybach HL62 (140HP, 6 cylinder, 6.2L displacement ICE)
Suspension Type: Trans leaf spring/Longed ditto, Torsion Bar

The creation of the 6800kg FlaK36 8.8cm anti aircraft artillery and the 5530kg 15cm sFH18 howitzer by the Prussian Defence Ministry necessitated a vehicle capable of rapidly transporting these guns along with the crew required to man them. The result was the Sonderkraftfahrzeug 7 (SdKfz 7), capable of towing 8000kg and carrying a crew of 12 fully armed soldiers/gun crew. Although halftracks are slower and difficult to maintain, their superior offroad capability make them indispensable for moving things to places where there are no roads.