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LOSERS - The League of Small European Republics and States TL

A deliberately frivolous, tongue-in-cheek timeline about the seven smallest countries in Europe (in terms of size and population) and their alternate military history. Written by Petike.

Currently in the process of being written and drawn. For a sneak-peak of military vehicles featured in the TL, see the lists available below.

Acronym notes:
WIP = “Work in progress”
COO = “Country of origin”
TBD = “To be determined”


During an ATL version of the Cold War, the smallest countries in Europe decided to create their own small diplomatic, military and economic alliance, in addition to NATO and the European Community (i.e. the later EU). Thus, the League of Small European Republics and States (LOSERS) was born. ;-)


Plausibility discussions

Challenge: Small countries with top-notch air forces, started by Petike - Older discussion, started long before this project became a consistent idea.

Ask me about Icelandic history, courtesy of Fabilius - Loosely involved. Important because it contains ideas on what the names of the service branches of a potential Icelandic military might be like.

Challenge : The Icelandic Armed Forces and Air Force, started by Petike

Recommend me affordable unmotorized artillery for countries under 350 000 inhabitants, started by Petike

Challenge: Lëtzebuerger Loftwaff (Luxembourg Air Force), started by Petike

The Northrop F5 is a bigger success, courtesy of Pangur - An interesting discussion and quite useful to this TL, since the air force of one of the nations involved operates a few newer F-5s.

Let's buff up the Maltese Air Wing (but only a bit compared to OTL), started by Petike


Overview of artworks showcasing the ground forces of LOSERS

This is a currently still evolving list of historical and current ground forces military technology, of the insignia and of the organization of the ground forces appearing in this timeline. The list is sorted alphabetically, by country.

L'Exèrcit de Andorra (Andorran Army)

Under construction. Preliminary overview :

Small Arms

  • Beretta 92 (French PAMAS G1 variant) (placeholder photo) - semi-automatic service pistol, COO Italy/France
  • Astra A-100 (placeholder photo) - semi-automatic service pistol, COO Spain
  • Llama M82 (placeholder photo) - semi-automatic service pistol, COO Spain
  • INDEP Lusa A2 (placeholder photo) - submachine gun, COO Portugal
  • FN FAL (placeholder photo) - battle rifle, COO Belgium
  • CETME Model L (placeholder photo) - assault rifle, COO Spain
  • FR F2 (placeholder photo) - sniper rifle, COO France
  • FN Minimi (placeholder photo) - light machine gun, COO Belgium
  • Heckler & Koch HK21 (placeholder photo) - general purpose machine gun, COO Germany
  • Instalaza Alcotán-100 (placeholder photo) - single-shot disposable rocket launcher, COO Spain
  • LRAC F1 (placeholder photo) - reusable rocket launcher, COO France

Artillery

Softskin vehicles

TBD.

Armoured vehicles

  • Bravia Chiamite (placeholder photo) - armoured personnel carrier, 7 units, COO Portugal

Íslenska Landgönguliðið (Icelandic Army)

Under construction. Preliminary overview :

Small Arms

Artillery

  • L16 81mm mortar (placeholder photo) - mortar, TBD number of units, COO United Kingdom/Canada
  • Bofors m/41D 120 mm mortar (placeholder photo) - towed medium-size 105mm mortar, TBD number of units, COO Sweden
  • Bofors Haubits m/40 (placeholder photo) - towed medium-size 105mm training howitzer, TBD number of units, COO Sweden
  • L118 light gun (placeholder photo) - towed medium-size 105mm howitzer, TBD number of units, COO United Kingdom
  • FH-70 (placeholder photo) - towed 155mm field howitzer, 2 units, COO United Kingdom/Germany/Italy/EU

Historical softskin vehicles

  • Volvo BM Bandvagn 202 (placeholder photo) – retired tracked articulated all-terrain carrier, 12 units, COO Sweden

Current softskin vehicles

  • Mercedes-Benz G Class (placeholder photo) - general purpose all-terrain light utility vehicle, 14 units, COO Austria/Germany
  • Arctic Trucks modified Nissan Patrol (placeholder photo) - general purpose all-terrain light utility vehicle (with adable sapper accessories and equipment), 18 units, COO Japan/Iceland
  • MOWAG Duro III (placeholder photo) - general purpose all-terrain heavy transport and utility truck, 18 units, COO Switzerland
  • Hägglunds/BAE Bandvagn 206 (placeholder photo) - tracked articulated all-terrain carrier, 8 units, COO Sweden
  • Sisu Nasu (placeholder photo) - tracked articulated all-terrain carrier, 8 units, COO Finland

Armoured vehicles

  • FV 107 Scimitar (placeholder photo) - light tank, 8 units, COO United Kingdom
  • MOWAG Piranha 8x8 (placeholder photo) - infantry fighting vehicle, 7 units, COO Switzerland
  • Patria/Sisu Pasi (placeholder photo) - amphibious APC, 5 units, COO Finland

Liechtensteinisches Heer (Liechtenstein Army)

Under construction. Preliminary overview :

Small Arms

  • Glock 17C (placeholder photo) - semi-automatic service pistol, COO Austria
  • SIG Sauer P220 (placeholder photo) - semi-automatic service pistol, COO Switzerland
  • Heckler & Koch MP7 (placeholder photo) - submachine gun, COO Germany
  • Heckler & Koch MP5 (placeholder photo) - submachine gun, COO Germany
  • SIG SG 550 (placeholder photo) - assault rifle, COO Switzerland
  • Heckler & Koch G3/AG-3 (placeholder photo) - assault rifle, COO Germany
  • Steyr SSG 669 (placeholder photo) - bolt-action sniper rifle, COO Austria
  • SIG-Sauer SSG 2000 (placeholder photo) - bolt-action sniper rifle, COO Switzerland/Germany
  • SIG MG 710-3 (placeholder photo) - light machine gun, COO Switzerland
  • Rheinmetall MG3 (placeholder photo) - machine gun, COO Germany
  • MATADOR (placeholder photo) - single-shot disposable rocket launcher, COO Germany/Israel/Singapore
  • LRAC F1 (placeholder photo) - reusable rocket launcher, COO France

Artillery

Softskin vehicles

Armoured vehicles

  • MOWAG Piranha 8x8 (placeholder photo) - infantry fighting vehicle, 4 units, COO Switzerland
  • Panzer 68 (placeholder photo) - medium tank, 4 units, COO Switzerland

Lëtzebuerger Arméi (Luxembourg Army)

Under construction. Preliminary overview :

Small Arms

Artillery

  • BGM-71 TOW missiles (placeholder photo) - replaced the M40 recoilless rifle, COO USA
  • L118 light gun (placeholder photo) - towed medium-size 105mm howitzer, TBD number of units, COO United Kingdom
  • 105 mm howitzer - re-barreled towed 25 pounder guns for ceremonial purposes only, COO United Kingdom

Softskin vehicles

  • Jeep Wrangler Rubicon - general purpose all-terrain light utility vehicle, COO Austria/Germany/USA
  • Mercedes-Benz G-Class (placeholder photo) - general purpose all-terrain light utility vehicle, COO Austria/Germany
  • MAN X40 - medium utility truck, COO Germany
  • Scania G480 (placeholder photo) - heavy utility truck with , COO Germany

Armoured vehicles

  • M1114 HMMWV - light utility vehicle and armoured car, COO USA
  • Dingo 2 PRV (placeholder photo) - protected/armoured reconnaissance vehicle armed with a .50 M2 Browning machine gun, COO Germany

Armed Forces of Malta

Under construction.

Small Arms

TBD.

Artillery

TBD.

Softskin vehicles

TBD.

Armoured vehicles

TBD.


Overview of artworks showcasing the naval forces of LOSERS

Though the focus of this timeline is on the ground and air elements of the various armed forces, three of the timeline's countries also have a naval tradition. The list is sorted alphabetically, by country.


Landhelgisgæsla Íslands & Íslenski sjóherinn (Icelandic Coast Guard & Icelandic Navy)

Under construction.


Armed Forces of Malta Maritime Squadron

Under construction.


Monaco Police Force Marine Division & Monaco Naval Defence Unit

Under construction.


Overview of artworks showcasing the air forces of LOSERS

This is a currently still evolving list of historical and current aircraft, the insignia and organization of the air forces appearing in this timeline. The list is sorted alphabetically, by country.


Ala Aeri de l'Exèrcit de Andorra (Andorran Army Air Wing)

Insignia and info

Historical aircraft

Current aircraft


Íslenski flugherrin (Icelandic Air Force)

Insignia and info

Historical aircraft

  • Fokker F27 Friendship (placeholder photo) - medium military transport and maritime patrol aircraft; 2 units; COO The Netherlands; retired in the 2000s

Current aircraft

  • Northrop F-5E Tiger II - light strike fighter and air superiority fighter, 5 units; COO United States of America
  • Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer (placeholder photo) - basic and advanced trainer aircraft, recon and light attack aircraft; 7 units; COO Switzerland
  • CASA C-212 Aviocar (placeholder photo) - light troop and paratroop transport and maritime patrol aircraft; 4 units; COO Spain/EU
  • Bombardier DHC-8-Q314 (placeholder photo) - medium military transport and maritime patrol aircraft; 2 units (OTL has 1 unit); COO Canada; successor to the Fokker F27
  • CASA C-295M (placeholder photo) - heavy military transport and maritime patrol aircraft; 1 unit; COO Spain/EU
  • Aérospatiale AS.330L Puma - general purpose recon, transport and medevac heavy helicopter; COO France

Liechtensteinisches Heeresflieger (Liechtenstein Army Air Corps)

Insignia and info

Historical aircraft

Current aircraft


Lëtzebuerger Loftwaff (Luxembourg Air Force)

Insignia and info

Historical aircraft

  • Piper L-18C Super Cub (placeholder photo) - retired trainer and reconnaissance aircraft (1950s-1970s); 4 units; COO United States of America
  • Aermacchi SF.260 (placeholder photo) - retired trainer, target-towing, reconnaissance and light attack aircraft; 8 units; COO Italy
  • Short Tucano T1 (placeholder photo) - retired trainer, target-towing, reconnaissance and light attack aircraft; 8 units; COO The United Kingdom/Brazil
  • Aérospatiale SA316 Alouette III (placeholder photo) - light utility helicopter; several units; COO France

Current aircraft


Armed Forces of Malta Air Wing

Insignia and info

Current aircraft

  • Scottish Aviation Bulldog T1 (series 120) - basic flight trainer, target-tower and recon aircraft; 6-7 units (OTL has 4 units); COO The United Kingdom
  • Slingsby Firefly (placeholder photo) - basic flight trainer, target-tower and recon aircraft; 2 units; COO The United Kingdom
  • Beech 200B King Air - maritime patrol, recon and light transport aircraft; 3 units (OTL has 2 units); COO United States of America
  • Britten-Norman BN-2B and BN-2T Islander - maritime patrol, recon and light transport aircraft; 4 units, 2 of each version (OTL has 2 units, 1 of each version); COO The United Kingdom
  • somekind of light fighter aircraft - TBD and TBA
  • Aérospatiale Alouette III - maritime patrol, general recon and SAR helicopter; 5 units (OTL has 3 units); COO France
  • Agusta-Bell AB 212 - reconnaisance, SAR and light transport helicopter; 4 units (OTL has 2 units)
  • Eurocopter UH-72 Lakota (placeholder photo) - general utility and CAS helicopter; 2 units (OTL had a cancelled order of 2 units); COO France/Germany/EU
  • Eurocopter Super Puma (placeholder image) - maritime patrol, reconnaissance and heavy transport helicopter; 1 unit; COO France/Germany/EU
  • MIL Mi-14PS (Haze-C) - maritime patrol, SAR and heavy transport helicopter; 1 unit; COO USSR/Russian Federation

Unité Securité de’l Air de Principauté de Monaco (Principality of Monaco Aerial Security Unit)

Insignia and info

Current aircraft

  • Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin II (placeholder photo) - maritime patrol, utility, transport and SAR helicopter; 3 units; COO France/Germany/EU
  • Eurocopter AS565 Panther - maritime patrol, general utility and CAS helicopter; 2 units; COO France/Germany/EU
  • Eurocopter EC120 Colibri (placeholder photo) - light passenger helicopter, VIP transport; 1 unit; COO France/Germany/EU
  • Dassault Falcon 900EX (placeholder photo) - business jet, VIP transport (housed just outside the border, in a rented French hangar); 1 unit (as in OTL); COO France

Grupo della Aria Sicurreza della Republica di San Marino (Republic of San Marino Aerial Security Unit)

Insignia and info

Current aircraft

  • Bell 206-B2 Jet Ranger - general purpose law enforcement helicopter (of the Corpo de Polizia Civile), 1 unit, COO United States of America
  • Bell 206-B2 Jet Ranger - general purpose law enforcement helicopter (of the Corpo della Gendarmeria), 1 unit, COO United States of America
  • Bell 206-B2 Jet Ranger - general purpose law enforcement helicopter (of the Guardia di Rocca), 1 unit, COO United States of America

timelines/losers_-_the_league_of_small_european_republics_and_states_tl.txt · Last modified: 2017/02/19 17:32 by petike