We, the Beings of the Galaxy, in order to form a free union of planets, establish justice, provide for common peace and prosperity, and to secure liberty for all beings, do ordain and establish this Galactic Alliance. Let the stars sing! Let the planets shout! Let the Galactic Alliance begin!
The Galactic Alliance Defense Forces serve the purpose of protecting the People of the Galactic Alliance from the various threats in the galaxy. The men and women serving in the Armed Forces are not Warriors who prey on the weak. They are soldiers, guarding over the safety of their Family and Friends. Their freedom and their Rights.
Posted by Headhunter128 on Nov 26th, 2011
Many of the ground units and equipment used by the Galactic Alliance is based on older designs, but to allow them to keep up with more modern designs, most have been upgraded with modern technology in form of protection, accuracy and manuevering skills. Some of the designs have had a more specific upgrades based on the flaws of the earlier designs and futher make them combat effective against more modern and superior designs. Additional enhacements to each vehicle can be found below the individual vehicles.
An updated version of the T3-B heavy attack tank, the T4-B was armed with two fire linked laser cannons, with three concussion missile tubes or four mortar launcher tubes placed between them, the firepower of which was devastating against infantry units. Typically, missiles or mortars were used at long range, against any target, then the tanks would close in and engage the enemy with their powerful anti-armor laser cannons. Although powerful, the unit did have significant drawbacks. Its tracked design limited its mobility (though its mass and power more than offset this flaw) and was expensive to produce.
Upgrade: To better combat more modern Tank designs, the T4-B have been enhanced with better amour, using a new dual layer technique that allows it to withstand explosive projectiles and even some missile types.
The AT-TE was a multi-purpose assault vehicle capable of tasks ranging from the transportation of platoons of troopers around a battlefield to full-scale attacks upon enemy installations. The vehicle performed most admirably in support roles that involved providing immediate cover fire for battalions of soldiers. AT-TEs were often deployed in large numbers to overwhelm the enemy through sheer volume of fire. An AT-TE was impervious to ion damage due to built-in electromagnetic shielding. Its average speed was 60 kph (37.2 mph). This plodding pace allowed it to penetrate energy shields, a feat that was impossible for repulsorlift craft. Effective in numerous terrains and environments, some models of the walker was even capable of scaling vertical cliffs.
Upgrade: The initial model from the Clone Wars proven to have several fatal flaws. Because of their vulnerablility over for missiles, these have been equipped with Shields in exhange for the standard holographic communication. Instead relying on sound communication only. Another addition is made to make them less vulnerable to mines. The lower front gun emplcaements have been replaced with sensors that scans for abnormalities in the ground.
The AT-AP (All Terrain Attack Pod) was a highly successful way of transporting heavy artillery from place-to-place. Its main function was to serve as a mobile gun platform used for shelling enemy positions, rather than attacking troops or other vehicles. It featured highly-advanced targeting systems that gave it the nickname "sniper tank." The AT-AP was armed with a mass-driver cannon fixed to the front of the craft, a heavy blaster cannon mounted on a turret, and a medium laser cannon at the bottom of the main fuselage.
Upgrade: Still serving valliantly in the field these walkers have only been outfitted with the new dual layer design in its amour and have had it's upper gun emplacement replaced with a Anti-Air turret, truly fullfilling the support role and in the Galactic Alliance.
The TX-130T was an upgraded version of the TX-130 Saber-class fighter tank employed during the Clone Wars, equipped with added shielding and protection. It was armed with a single top-mounted turreted laser cannon, two more swiveling cannons on either side of the cockpit, and a pair of rocket launchers along the hull. Unfortunately, the top cannon's gunner lacked shielding around most of his body, allowing enemy snipers to easily target a stationary vehicle and kill the gunner.
Upgrade: New and more modern shiels along with enhanced protection for the gun emplacement on top of the tank.
Originally designed for exclusive use by the Advanced Recon Commandos, the vehicle proved so effective that it came to be used by the rest of the army. These speeders were painted in the red-and-white colors of the Galactic Republic. They were powered by repulsors and a turbine engine mounted on the frontal prong. The speeder was controlled via twin steering vanes atop the bike, and pedals fitted below. Two blaster cannons protruded from the bottom of the forward prong, while two more were fixed on either side of the vehicle's rear. The speeders were capable of flying at high altitudes and were sometimes used as escorts for LAAT/i gunships carrying important passengers.
The Galactic Alliance soldier, valiantly fighting in the defense of his home and his family. They defend civilization against the countless horros in the galaxy and are prime examples of the dedication the people of the Galactic Alliance commit in the name of justice and the right of freedom. These brave souls remain ready and willing to lay their lives on the line today along side their Jedi Commanders and brothers in arms. The Galactic Alliance soldier goes through a very extensive and though training which have a high numbers of dropouts- The reason for this hard training is to save lives and provide the troops in the field with the best odds possible. Galactic Alliance engineers have worked overtime fashioning new defensive gear for the Galactic Alliance soldiers, armor suits that provide maximum protection and flexibility in multiple environments. Besides new armour, the Galactic Alliance have also made sure to provide the lastest in weapons technology such as the R-20 Scatterblaster and the ARC-9965 Blaster Rifle.
The Multi Altitude Assault Transport was an evolution of the Galactic Republic's Low Altitude Assault Transport repulsorlift gunship and was a rugged, combat ready repulsorcraft used by the Empire to deploy its stormtroopers in a variety of environments, as well as conditions. Like its predecessor, the MAAT was armed with a variety of weapons which included missile launchers and laser cannons. However, while the LAAT was primarily used to land troops on planetary surfaces, the MAAT instead was capable of transporting stormtroopers to much higher altitude locations such as upper atmosphere installations as well as starships hanging in low orbit of a world. There are other versions which have been designed to carry tanks like the AT-TE and cargo containers.
Upgrade: The MAAT have been upgraded with shields in exhange of rockets. This will increase the defensive capabilities, but decrease its use in offensive purposes.
The BTL-S8 K-wing assault starfighter, commonly known as the K-wing, is a heavy starfighter/bomber. The K-wing starfighter's primary missions includes precision bombing of planetary targets, slow-moving capital ships, and spaceborne installations. It also performes secondary missions as an escort or reconnaissance ship in the Galatic Alliance. The K-wing also takes up the role as heavy gunship and can be found watching over the troops on the ground.
The GADF standard flagships is the Mon Calamari Viscount-class Dreadnought. This design, initially desgined to combat the Imperial Super Star Destroyers, serves as a perfect and safe command center for the Alliance forces and is also a proven front line battlehip. To help the command ships provide a strong center and spine in GADF forces, it was decided that the Imperious-class Star Destroyer was the perfect design for this task, also functioning as an Interdictor to prevent hostile forces from escaping if necessary. Generally, it was to the Pellaeon-class what the Imperial II-class Star Destroyer was to the preceding Imperial I-class. But the Imperious-class proved to expensive to be considered the Battleship of the Galactic Alliance. Instead of relying on large and expensive ships, Galactic Alliance leaders decided to make use fo the much cheaper Scythe-class crusier. Besides being cheap and only one-third the size of the Pellaeon-class Star Destroyer, it contained just as much fire power, was much faster and could be massproduced. With the need for support ships for the main crusiers, the choice fell upon the Majestic-class frigate. Being able to go up against an Imperial-1 class Star Destroyer and beating it thanks to an advanced long range gunnery system. It was perfect for the support role and act as a patrol ship. The need for proper starfighter support in battle, made the designers look to the Endurance-class Carrier. This ship is usually protected in the core of the fleet as it lack offensive weapons, but does however still have strong shielding. But enemy tactics in the war with the Sith proved thatthe enemy made use of Starfighter suicde runs with droid controlled ships and that startfighters alone could not deal with such numbers. So the need for a strong Anti-fighter vessel was needed. The Corona-class was in use already early in the war, but was intially not well suited for the task of dealing with superior starfighter numbers, so in exhange for most of its turbolasers, it was outfitted with point defense lasers and have since proved the effectivenss against the new enemy tactics in the Battle of Geonosis. [Jedi-sith war]. Starfighter compliments in the Galactic Alliance have only the best and most modern designs. As the Starndard Startfighter, we have the CF Crossfire, being very maneuverable able to take quite a punch with its execellent shielding. It have become a suitable replacement for the X-Wing. To perform the duuty as bomber, the old B-Wing design still remain effective to this day. The alst element in the GADF is the K-Wing Assault Starfighter, serving as the heavy hitter and as escort or reconnaissance ship.
The Viscount-class Star Defender will perporm to duty as command ships for all Galatic Alliance fleets. These ships were designed by the Mon Calamari and envisioned to be the equivalent of an Executor-class Star Dreadnought. Although these ships have been outfased since the Sith-Imperial war because of the high costs, they remain excellent command vessels and continue to serve the Galactic Alliance valiantly.
The Imperious-class Star Destroyer, also known as Advanced Star Destroyer, was the designation given to the Imperial Star Destroyer Imperious. It is not the convetional choice because of its ties to Darth Krayt's Empire, but it's non the less one of the most modern Star Destroyers in the galaxy and was designed by the Mon Calamari. Its purpose is to provide a strong core in the Galatic Alliance fleet when on the defensive and strong firepower in any offensive.
The Scythe-class main battle cruiser is the primary warship of the Galactic Alliance Defense Fleet and will form the backbone of the fleet. The Scythe-class utilized its powerful engines to maneuver into a position where it could bring the "cross of fire" weapons batteries to bear on an enemy vessel. This massive barrage of turbolaser, ion cannon, and torpedo fire was capable of destroying larger vessels like the Pellaeon-class Star Destroyer.
The Majestic-class heavy cruiser is a compact but powerful warship that will perporm the duty of patrolling systems and dealing with pirates in exposed sectors. Besides that they will also be serving as destroyers in the Galatic Alliance fleet. Majestic-class heavy cruisers are incredibly durable; their thick armor and shields are equal to the Imperial-class Star Destroyers.
The Endurance-class fleet carrier serves as a Starfighter carrier for the Galactic Alliance. The purpose of this ships is to counter enemy forces with superior numbers or serve as a support ship for the Majestic-class in exposed sectors. These ships also serve to make startfigters squadrons more effective in combat serving as a secondary commandship.
The Corona-class frigate is a combat starship produced by Kuat Drive Yards. A successor to the successful EF76 Nebulon-B escort frigate line. Physically resembling its predecessor, Corona-class vessels were intended to operate both independently and in larger fleet formations, as well as perform a variety of mission profiles, including reconnaissance, close-line fire support and anti-starfighter screening operations. These ships have been refitted to peform anti-starfighter duty as its primary function in the Galatic Alliance.
The CF9 Crossfire starfighter is one of the most modern starfighters in the galaxy, also being a favorite among Galatic Alliance pilots. The Crossfire was designed primarily to fly long distances to reach its target, inflict maximum damage, and return home in one piece. For this, it followed the Incom ideology of being perfectly balanced between speed, maneuverability, durability and firepower.
The B-wing starfighter is one of the largest and most heavily armed starfighters/bombers in the Galatic Alliance arsenal. The B-wing is a highly adaptable design, with modular hardpoints and other components. Its weapons can be reconfigured more easily than many other Alliance fighters. These fighter have been known to even take out Imperal Star Destroyers when operating in squadrons.
The BTL-S8 K-wing assault starfighter, commonly known as the K-wing, is a heavy starfighter/bomber. The K-wing starfighter's primary missions includes precision bombing of planetary targets, slow-moving capital ships, and spaceborne installations. It also performes secondary missions as an escort or reconnaissance ship in the Galatic Alliance
*The Galactic Alliance fleet will be under command of a Jedi commander until another suitable GA admiral can be selected.
Current Grand Admiral: Sab3r
-Jedi Master Raol
Admirals answer to the Grand Admiral in Battle