Mascyllary Air Force

Mascyllary Air Force
Luftheer
Luftheer logo.png
Logo of the Air Force administration
Founded9 February 1919; 101 years ago
Country Mascylla
BranchAir force
RoleAerial warfare
Size23,827 (January 2020)
514 aircraft
2,700 reserve personnel
Part ofReichswehr
Nickname(s)Wingmen, Flying Deers
Motto(s)Immer bereit. ("Always ready.")
Colors     blue
Commanders
Marschall der LuftstreitkräfteJulius Götzge
Ceremonial chiefMarschall Erhard Meil
Colonel of
the Regiment
Generalmajor Günther Hardt
Notable
commanders
Generalleutnant Johannes Rathmann
Generalmajor Janssen Kahlert
Oberst Matthias Schrödel
Brigadegeneral Dieter Persche
Insignia
EnsignAir Force Ensign Mascylla.png
RoundelRoundel Mascylla.png
Fin flashEnsign Mascylla.png

The Mascyllary Air Force (Hesurian: Maskillisches Luftheer, lit. 'air army', Hesurian pronunciation: [ˈlʊftˌveːɐ̯]) is the air force and branch for aerial warfare of the Reichswehr of Mascylla. The commander of the Air Force is Marshal of the Air Force Julius Götzge, and is supervised by the Minister of Defence of the Realm Rüdiger Meißert and Prime Minister Thomas Falkner. As of 2020, the branch had a strength of 23,827 active soldiers and 2,700 reserve personnel, 414 aircraft, operated twelve air bases, and maintained presence at three civil airports. Its size makes it the largest air force within the Erdaran Union. The Mascyllary Air Force was founded in 1919 as part of the military of the Mascyllary Kingdom. There is no organizational and franchise continuity between the current Air Force and its predecessor, which was completely disbanded in 1924.

The Air Force's mission is to support the objectives of the Reichswehr and the Ministry of Defence at large: "to protect the integrity and safety of Mascylla and to promote, sustain, and support peace and security internationally." In comparison to its other branches, it receives more funding and is equiped with more modern technology. Its operational fleet is very varied, but consists largely of fixed-wing aircraft such as fighter and strike aircraft, airbone early warning and control, ISTAR, SIGINT, aerial refueling, and strategic and tactical transport. Though it is specifally for aerial affairs, the other branches of military also maintain air power suited for their maritime, lettoral and land environments respectively.

Organisation

The Mascyllary Air Force is de facto administered by the Mascyllary Ministry of Defence and thus its executive minister, but retains a ceremonial position under the sitting Monarch as the country's commander-in-chief of all of its armed forces which is in turn exercised by the Prime Minister as head of government. The most senior air force officer is the Marshal of the Air Forces (Marschall der Luftstreitkräfte, MLS) who, though ceremonial in essence and not part of the chain of command in peacetime, reports directly to the Minister of Defence, the Monarch and Prime Minister. The Colonel of the Regiment of the Air Force (Oberst des Luftheerenregiments, OLR) is the main administrative and command position within the Air Force, and is a member of and supported by the Air Force Supreme Command (Oberkommando des Luftheeres).

The Air Force Supreme Command is composed of two elements subordinate to the higher structure: the Air Operations Command (Kommando Luftoperationen des Luftheeres, KLO) and Air Force Strategic Command (Kommando Luftheeresstrategie, KLS). Any individual unit of the Air Force falls under one of these institutions on deployment or in other Dreibund countries. In peacetime and or within Mascylla, units are usually subordinate to the Air Force Operational Forces Command (Kommando Operationstruppen des Luftheeres, KOTL) and Air Force Support Forces Command (Kommando Unterstützungstruppen des Luftheeres, KUTL).

Air bases

Map of the air bases of the Mascyllary Air Force

Ranks and insignia

Officers

 Mascylla Marschall der Luftstreitkräfte Marschall Generalleutnant Generalmajor Brigadegeneral Oberst Hauptleutnant Major Kapitän Oberstleutnant Leutnant Unterleutnant
OF-10 (DB) OF-9 (DB) OF-8 (DB) OF-7 (DB) OF-6 (DB) OF-5 (DB) OF-4 (DB) OF-3 (DB) OF-2 (DB) OF-1 (DB) OF-(D) (DB)
Mascylla rank Air Force Marshal.png RDAF Gen.svg RDAF Lt Gen.svg RDAF Maj Gen.svg RDAF Brig Gen.svg RDAF Col.svg RDAF Lt Col.svg RDAF Maj.svg RDAF Capt.svg RDAF 1st Lt.svg RDAF Fly Off.svg RDAF 2nd Lt.svg

Others

 Mascylla Oberstabsflugwebel Stabsflugwebel Hauptflugwebel Flugwebel Stabsgefreiter Hauptgefreiter Gefreiter Flugoberstoffizier Flugoffizier
OR-9 (DB) OR-8 (DB) OR-7 (DB) OR-6 (DB) OR-5 (DB) OR-4 (DB) OR-3 (DB) OR-2 (DB) OR-1 (DB)
MAF OR-9.png MAF OR-8.png MAF OR-7.png MAF OR-6.png MAF OR-5.png MAF OR-4.png MAF OR-3.png MAF OR-2.png MAF OR-1.png

Aircraft

Aircraft Image Origin Type In service Notes
Combat aircraft
AB-2 Donnerschlag B-1B over the pacific ocean.jpg  Mascylla Strategic bomber 27 The Donnerschlag employs variable-sweep wing design.
ABT-1 Geist B-2 Spirit (cropped).jpg  Mascylla Stealth bomber 8
JS-11 Steinadler 140508-F-ER377-052 (14206897326).jpg  Mascylla Air superiority 143
JS-11C Steinadler II An F-15E Strike Eagle (210127-F-CC297-9234).jpg  Mascylla Multi-role 19 Total of 50 on order.
E-07 Wanderfalke F-16 June 2008.jpg  Mascylla Multi-role 172
Ba7 Kondor A-10 - 32156159151.jpg  Mascylla Fighter-bomber 23
Airborne early warning and control
Alsich A-91 Leuchtfeuer E-3 Sentry exercise Green Flag 2012 (Cropped).jpg  Mascylla Command and control and AWACS 12
Electronic warfare
Alsich EG-017 Skorpion U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler breaks away from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 (altered).jpg  Mascylla Radar jamming and PSYOP 12
Reconnaissance
G10 ZAUER E-8 JSTARS 18061F484519-913.jpg  Mascylla AGS and ISTAR 7 Three on order purposed for additional SIGINT capabilities.
Tanker / Transport
KC-21a Pegasus KC-10 Extender with the 76th Air Refueling Squadron.jpg  Mascylla Aerial refueling 33