TL-191: Featherston's Finest - Uniforms, Weapons, and Vehicles of the CSA and Freedom Party

I personally feel that direct references to Nazi Germany, like using similar eagles / uniforms is over-rated. The Confederates are a completely different society.
 
I personally feel that direct references to Nazi Germany, like using similar eagles / uniforms is over-rated. The Confederates are a completely different society.
The Roman-esque theme wasn't limited to the Nazis. Indeed, it's general Fascist aesthetic. Italy did it first.
 
I personally feel that direct references to Nazi Germany, like using similar eagles / uniforms is over-rated. The Confederates are a completely different society.
Its the Union that has more of a Nazi vibe IMO than the CSA but it should actually be more of an Imperial German look.
 
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The Dreadnoughts and Battlecruisers of the Confederate Navy during the First Great War. = Incomplete ships would be listed in italic.

Thomas Jackson class Battlecruiser - Thomas Jackson, Nathan B. Forrest, F-107 (intended name: Jefferson Davis). First drawn up in 1914 as a battlecruiser design that could be constructed quickly. However due to a shortage of labor (especially with the Red Negro Revolts) and to strategic materials, none of them would be completed by war's end. Following the Treaty of Arlington, the incomplete hulls of the Jefferson Davis and Thomas Jackson would be sold for scrap in Newport News in 1918. The Nathan B. Forrest would be taken by the Union as war reparations, and would be studied before being sunk Union Battleships in 1921 for target practice.

F-81 class Super Dreadnought - F-81, F-82, F-83, and F-84. First laid down in late 1914 as a response to reports of the Union constructing 4 battleships armed with 16' guns. The planned armament for this class was to be 4 dual mount 16' guns. Unfortunately, due to the same reasons as the Thomas Jackson class Battlecruisers, none of them would be completed or even launched before the armistice. All four of the incomplete vessels would ultimately be broken up on the slipways in 1920 at Newport News. The 16' guns that were planned for the ships would be instead used as railroad artillery by the Confederate Army.

Alabama class Battleship - Alabama, Arkansas, Texas, and Revenge. Laid down in 1912 as a response to the Union Navy constructing the Nevada class Battleship, which the class was an identical copy to the British Queen Elizabeth class. During the war, only the Alabama, Texas, and Arkansas would be completed and would enter service whereas the construction on the CSS Revenge would be suspended due to manpower and material shortages. Throughout the war, the class would take part in several naval clashes with the Union Navy, most notably during Operation: Postman in August of 1916. Following the Armistice of 1917, all three members of the class would sail into Delaware Bay for internment while their future was to be determined at Arlington. On June 21st, 1918, upon hearing the word that all of the dreadnoughts owned by the Confederate Navy were to be turned over to the Union Navy, Confederate Admiral Thomas B. Bellingham would order the Confederate 1st Battle Squadron to scuttle the ships. The Battleships Alabama and Texas would be successfully scuttled whereas the Arkansas would be boarded by Union Marines and be beached along the shore of East Point. The Arkansas would be refloated, examined, and ultimately sunk by gunfire from the Battleships USS Nevada and Minnesota in 1920 for target practice in the Atlantic Ocean. The Texas and Alabama would be raised in the 1920s and 1930s and would be broken up for scrap in Delaware.

Andrew Jackson class Battleship - Andrew Jackson, Reprisal, Braxton Bragg, and Sequoya. Designed after the King George V class Battleship and ordered as a response to the New York class of the Union Navy. The Andrew Jackson class' only difference from the KGV class was that it has triple mount 13' guns. Three of the ships, the Reprisal, Bragg, and Sequoya would only be constructed within the Confederacy whereas the Andrew Jackson would be constructed in Birkenhead in the UK, making her the last Confederate battleship to be built in the UK. During the war, the class would see heavy action against the Union Navy. The CSS Sequoya would be lost to the Union Navy during a naval action in the Chesapeake Bay in July of 1916, which her wreck is currently protected as a war grave. The Andrew Jackson and Bragg would both be interned at Delaware Bay following the armistice and would ultimately be scuttled there with the rest of the 1st Battle Squadron in 1918. Both ships would be raised in the late 1930s and would be broken up in 1945 in Delaware. The Reprisal would not be with the 1st Battle Squadron at the time due to damage from a naval mine she had suffered from in 1917, in which she would be sold to Brazil in 1919 and be renamed as the Cuiaba, serving with Brazil until 1945 and would be sold to breakers in France in 1957.

Dixie class Battleship - Dixie, Georgia, Constitution, and Camp Hill. Modeled after the British Battleship Neptune, the Dixie class would be constructed as part the CSN's 1908 Naval Expansion Program. During the 1st Great War, the ships would all serve in the Confederate Atlantic Fleet, being involved in numerous clashes with the Union Navy. During one such engagement in 1915, the CSS Georgia would be lost due to a shell from the USS New Hampshire striking her magazine storage, blowing her up. Following the war, the remaining ships would be given to the Union as War Prizes, in which, the Union Navy would sell all three to the navies of Spain, Chile, and Greece. The Dixie would be given to the Greek Navy and would serve as the Kilkis as a frontline ship until 1948 when she became a depot ship, then was sold to breakers in France in 1955. The Constitution would be sold to Chile and be renamed to the Constitucion and would serve as a frontline ship until 1943 when she became a gunnery training vessel, to which she served in that role until 1953 when she was sold for scrap in the UK. The Camp Hill would be sold to Spain and be renamed to the Cristobol Colon to replace an older ship of the same name and would serve with Spain until 1963, becoming to last Confederate Battleship in the world. During her Spanish Service, she would fight with the Nationalist Faction during the Spanish Civil War and would fire her guns in anger for a final time during the Ifni War in 1958.

CSS Liberty - A modification to the Tennessee class Battleship, the CSS Liberty would have more powerful secondary guns and better underwater protection. She would be commissioned to the fleet in 1910 and would serve in the Atlantic Fleet. During the First Great War, she would be engaged in several naval engagement with the Union Navy in the Atlantic, and would be the first notable ship to be bombed by aircraft in 1915 while off the coast of Delaware. After the armistice of 1917 and the subsequent Treaty of Arlington on 1918, the CSS Liberty would be awarded to the Union as a War Prize, but would however be broken up at Mobile Alabama in 1920.

Tennessee class Battleship - Tennessee, Domination, and Liberty (built to a modified design.) With the advent of the HMS Dreadnought in 1905, the Confederacy would order two similar ships from British, which they would also receive technical data on constructing a third shipyard at Newport News (though it would end up being built to a modified design.) The two battleships, the CSS Tennessee and Kentucky would both be completed and delivered to the Confederate Navy in 1908, serving with the Atlantic Fleet. During the first year of the First Great War, the two ships would be with the Altantic Fleet, didn't see much action aside from the New York City raid in September of 1914. In August of 1915, the two ships would be transferred to the Confederacy's Gulf Fleet at their new base at Tampa Bay in Florida. Following war's end and the Arlington Conference and Treaty, both ships would be awarded to the Confederacy as war prizes, with the Tennessee being broken up for scrap in Norfolk in 1920. The CSS Domination however would be used for target practice by the Union Army Air Service to demonstrate Billy Mitchell's theory that air power can defeat warships. The Domination would be sunk alongside with other former Confederate Warships off the coast of New Jersey in 1921, in which many admirals were horrified to find that aircraft can sink ships.
 
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All of my Confederate Aircraft that I have made in their liveries
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A Schofield F-38 of the 4th Pursuit Squadron based near Newport News, circa 1941.
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A Schofield F-387 belonging to an unknown squadron based in Eastern Texas, circa 1944.
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A Razorback Bomber from the 17th Heavy Bombardment Squadron which took part in an mass air raid on Detroit, circa 1942.
 
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