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Dachshund Interceptor
Daschund
A modern Dachshund Interceptor (sketch)

Role

Air-Superiority Jet Interceptor

Manufacturer

Vallarie Administration

First Flight

9 October 2104

Introduction

2106

Status

Active service

Primary users

Imperial European Air Force
Indian Air Force
Central American Aerial Contingent
Eastern Alliance Nuclear Strike Division
International Worker's Union Air Force
Project Earth Reborn Air Division
Vallarie Administration Insurgents (Historically)

Number built

40031 (4000+ Under Licence)

Variants

Salvadorian Superfighter
South American Air Hound

The Vallarian Dachshund Interceptor is a line of twin-engined multi-purpose blended body VTOL jet interceptors designed and produced by the Vallarie Administration. They were designed with urban combat in mind with the possibility of deployment from within the heart of a city. Thus, their wingspans were kept to a minimum to allow them to weave between the towering structures of a major urban sprawl.

Development

Details of the construction of the Dachshund Interceptor are vague and unreadable at best.

Installation of the TonoAes targetting computer was an important stage in its development.

A range of 3500 km was the target for these aircraft but eventually it had to be realistically cut down to 2000 km due to several issues involving what was described as "extreme forced landings" arose during testing

The main focus in development was concerned around perfecting escaping technologies. As a result, Dachshunds boast an extremely effective flare system and are fabled for their top of the range ejection protocols. This has of course lead some harsh critics to claim that the more time, resources and effort went into the development of the ejector seat than was put in to the rest of the vehicle. The Vallarie Administration has refused to comment on these allegations.

Variants

Full Fat Dachshund

Conceptual design of the Vallarian Mk.III Dachshund Interceptor drawn by Chief Aeronautical Designer George Maloy

Project Canine Test Flight Theta

The first proper test of the VTOL Jet Interceptor being put into action. Never managed a completely successful flight, however development into the next stage was not halted.

Vallarian Mk.I Dachshund Interceptor

The developed form of the Canine Test Flight Theta. It was originally intended to incorporate the TonoAes Advanced Targeting System but the software was not finished until long after the deadline for the vehicle's production.

Vallarian Mk.II Dachshund Protoype

An intermitent model that only served to examine the compatibility of the TonoAes Advanced Targeting System and the Dachshund's weapons.

Vallarian Mk.III Dachshund Interceptor

Infamous for its reliability and state-of-the-art computer systems. Most notably the TonoAes Advanced Targeting System.

Vallarian Mk.IV Dachshund Interceptor

Realising the numerous flaws that riddled the Dachshund Interceptor, the Vallarie Administration Advanced Research and Development Division elected to revise the design of the fighter jet so that it was more aeronautically viable. This included using stronger materials and more reliable construction methods. However, not long after production set off it was abruptly scrapped a whole five months after the first vehicle had been produced due to designers realising that the primary flaws inherent to the Dachshund were engineering errors that had been made when they were first designed. It was found that it would be much cheaper to develop and build an entirely new vehicle that could utilise the advanced computer equipment developed for the Dachshund than to waste resources fixing the fundamental design flaws of the Dachshund that were required to make the Mk.IV a properly airworthy jet interceptor.

Americana Mk.V Dachshund Interceptor

Due to their popularity amongst the Sector XI military, three thousand of these vehicles were built under license by the the Central American Zone after the Vallarian Mk.III Dachshund fell out of production. With developmental input from Vallarie Administration aeronautical engineers, the Mk.V Dachshund was a refitted version of a Mk.III capable of being rail launched. This was desired by the Central Americans so that they could be rapidly deployed from within cities as well as Transporteaéreocosas. Unfortunately, landing gear had to be scrapped so that they could be successfully launched from missile rails, which forces pilots to land via the VTOL engines if they wish to keep the vehicle intact. Only the most skilled Central American Aerial Contingent pilots are trusted with piloting these vehicles.

Americana Mk.VI Patriotic Fatherland Bomber

Under orders from the Chief Research and Development Division of the Central American Aerial Contingent, nine hundred and fifty Vallarian Mk.VI Dachshunds were commissioned to support the Azúcar Atómico 922 due to not enough of the flying-wing aircraft successfully making it to completion.

Americana Mk. VII Salvadorian Superfighter

A rocket powered nuclear capable version of the Mk.V that has been designed to carry a 10 kiloton payload. Theoretically it could carry higher payloads but the Central Americans are keen to save their higher yield weapons for the Missiledesedébarrasserdeceschiens. So far only fifty have been outfitted to perform this role.

Americana Mk. VIII Panama Liberator

Commissioned by Admint Toll personally, the Americana Mk. VIII Panama Liberator was constructed in honour of the Glorious Leader's 60th birthday. At the request of the Presidente, it was outfitted with four rocket engines instead of the conventional Twin Dachshund Safeguard Engines and was armed with air-to-air anti-matter missiles. While one hundred were commissioned, only one was ever built and it was delivered on time for Admint Toll's 65th birthday. The Presidente was notably disgruntled at the delay but appreciated that his dream had been realised in the form of a rapid response rocket interceptor and was quick to bestow it upon the ace pilot of the Central American Air Contingent. Upon launching it conducted a successful trial flight before detonating spectacularly when the pilot attempted to land the vehicle.

South American Air Hound

The South American Air Hound was designed under orders of Agent 01 after decreeing that he required a Vallarian Dachshund that "did not issue a death sentence in the event of turning the aircraft"

Derivatives

Gourou J-107 Adapted Strike Fighter

Upon first appearance, the Mk.III Dachshund and Gourou J-107 look remarkably similar. Closer inspection reveals that a larger more powerful engine has been installed as well as a VTOL system that does not suffer from superficial design flaws. The only part that was left unmodified was the state of the art TonoAes computer targeting system that was deemed to be the only worthwhile piece of technology to have been salvaged from a downed Indian Air Force Mk.III Dachshund Interceptor. The fundamental issues of the Dachshund have been largely rectified by the Chinese and its role switched to that more suitable to its revamped design. That of a stealth multirole combat fighter.

Vallarian Mk.I Labrador

An aircraft that has only recently entered service. Due to the small problems presented by the Dachshund as well as the more plentiful resources that the Vallarie Administration gained after acquiring Sector IV, it was redesigned completely with only the TonoAes remaining as a constituent part of the more advanced fighter.

Infanteríatransportecohete

After acquiring a large shipment of 200 Vallarian Mk.I Daschund Interceptors, the Central American Aerial Contingent set to work on modifying these vehicles for a wide variety of roles. Researchers found that by stripping back the aircraft to their raw parts allowed for the installation of engines from another two Daschunds to be added. After elongating the fuselage and outfitting the construct for transportation duties the newly christened Infanteríatransportecohete was born. Unfortunately, the VTOL capabilities of the aircraft were no longer possible as it was now three times the size of the original vehicle.

Aeronaveslimpiezaperro

This VTOL aircraft was designed after the first aerial detonation of the Missiledesedébarrasserdeceschiens over Panama City, caused at the time by an aerial exercise by the Central American Aerial Contingent that was not planned into the automated defence system. The Aeronaveslimpiezaperro was a conversion of the Dachshund Interceptor into a aerial cleanup role as an attempt to minimize damage to the environment. Being converted from the Dachshund Interceptor, it retained the Dachshund Interceptor's notable reliability and one caused a diplomatic incident after crashing straight into a Sector XII merchant vessel, causing headaches to the cleanup teams and issues with local fisheries.

Chien Supériorité Aérienne

An Lower African Zone advancement of the Dacshund Inteceptor, the Chien Supériorité Aérienne was made as an even cheaper alternative to the Dachshund Mark I. The aircraft was initially a jet fighter, which it performed admirably before variants were created that were capable of air-to-ground missions. However, due to being cheaper, earlier variants had a terrible habit of detonating upon activating VTOL procedures. Later variants removed the VTOL, reducing the chance of detonation during takeoff to a mere 17%.

Civilian Operators

Eurowolf Broadcasting Group

The news network has been known to use them for advanced reconnaissance of potential news worthy events.

Military Operators

Imperial European Air Force

Cheap, effective and dangerous. They did their job well in the days before the Holy European Commonwealth, but now I'd consider them a redundant relic of an age of necessity.

–Queen Stephanie Christelle, Commander of the Royal European Commonwealth Armed Forces.

Less than two hundred Dachshund Interceptors remain in service with the IEAF as of 2120. Of the fifteen hundred that were originally operated by the IEAF, many were lost in training accidents and combat excerises or sold to private businesses as security. Those that were deployed in actual warfare tended to not fare much better, as they were easily outclassed by superior fighters that utilised the same operating system but lacked the fundamental design flaws that were persistent throughout the Mk.Is and Mk.IIIs. The Mk.IV was constructed with the most of the flaws ironed and only ever saw twenty nine completed before the project was scrapped in favour of the completely redesigned Vallarian Mk.I Labrador. Currently, there are 47 Mk.Is, 2 Mk.II Experimental Prototypes, 122 Mk.IIIs and 28 Mk. IVs in service with the IEAF.

Indian Air Force

All we required was a something that could outrun the Siberians while keeping them on edge.

–Flight Lieutenant Amala Nitwa Pillai

The IAF are known to make use of a five squadrons of thirty Mk.IIIs near the Siberian border. Losses have not been publicised but the rationale of the Sector V military was to make use of an aircraft as easy to replace as the Siberian Automated Attack Drones that they regularly encounter on the border.

Central American Aerial Contingent

Simple but effective. At least it provided a reliable starting point.

–Unknown Sector XI Engineer

The Central American Zone purchased the largest lot of Mk.III interceptors that were available on the market. A full lot of five hundred fighter jets (200 Mk.Is and 300 Mk.IIIs) were purchased with various intentions in mind. Over the course of two years these were delivered into the hands of Sector XI. Subsequently, due to CAAC's fondness for the easily replaced vehicle, Central America procured the license to manufacture their own Dachshunds in July 2110, after production of the Mk.IV was cancelled by the Vallarie Administration. As a result they decided to attempt to continue production of the Vallarian Mk.IV Dachshund Interceptor but struggled to gather the necessary resources to put the wider winged and superior design aircraft into mass production. Thus, it was decided, that using the old Vallarian Mk.III templates was more favourable. The Central Americans elected to move forward to produce three thousand rail launch capable Mk.Vs and expanded into reinforcing their bomber wing with the development of the Mk.VI. A desire to operate short range nuclear capable bombers would eventually lead to the construction of the Mk.VII Salvadorian Superfighter. Recent figures have put the Central Americans at operating one thousand nine hundred and seven Dachshunds despite their peak operational capacity having been four thousand five hundred. 

Eastern Alliance Nuclear Strike Division

These will help safeguard the future of the Eastern Alliance against the threat of the Central Asia Zone

Arekusanda Aiko

Realising the formidable capacity of the Vallarian Mk.III Dachshund Interceptor as a long range strategic bomber, the Eastern Alliance bought two hundred of them for use by the EANSD and outfitted them with their entire nuclear arsenal of short range tactical nuclear weapons.

International Worker's Union Air Force

The only good thing about this damn bird was the advanced computer systems. The rest of the monster was a death trap that would sooner bury you in the ground than turn to save your life.

Vamana Uldericks, singing the praises of the Vallarian Mk.III Dachshund Interceptor.

In the aftermath of the Great American War, the International Worker's Union came into the possesion of numerous Vallarian Mk.I Dachschund Interceptors and South American Air Hound fighters that had been retired by their fomer operator. The older Vallarian Mk. I Dachshund Interceptor found themselves utilised as trainer aircraft while the marginally less hazardous SAAH fighters were eased into a combat role. It is estimated that more than six hundred of these aircraft remain scattered amongst various IWU airbases.

Project Earth Reborn Air Division

If our pilots are this scared of them, just think how the enemy must react!?

–Unknown PER Cell Leader.

Before the Vallarie Administration acquired Sector IV, funding was a major issue. Thus, selling to other terrorist organisations became a way of gaining much needed revenue. As a result, almost one hundred Dachshund Interceptors were sold to the desperate organisation in six years. After becoming the proprietors of a sovereign state, the Vallarie Administration declared war on the PER and stopped supplying them with aircraft. Due to the less than perfect construction of these vehicles and the fact that only one quarter of these promised 100 fighters actually made it into the hands of the PER after they were finally e cleared for active duty, the PER likely do not have the means to replace the twenty four confirmed crashed Vallarian Mk.I Dachshund Interceptors that were shot down by Salvadorian Superfighters during an aerial confrontation over Cuba in 2110. The status of PERAD is currently not known, although Project Earth Reborn insists that they still maintain a viable aerial contingent.

Former Military Operators

Vallarie Administration Insurgents

I needed a quick means to an end. These fighters ended up worth more than I had anticipated in our struggle to gain power

Claude Lasi-Faité to Vamana Uldericks after being questioned over their continued use

The Vallarie Administration were the primary users of the Dachshund Interceptor, particularly the Mk.I. More than three thousand were operated by the terrorist organisation and they took part in assaults across the globe.

People's Air Force of South America

The Dachshund Interceptor was used during the Great American War initially as a cheap aircraft to replace the losses of more expensive aircraft in the field. However, after enough use it was discovered that the Dachshund was one of the few aircraft cheap enough to make kamikaze attacks a worthwhile investment. As such, during the later stages of the war, it was used as a guided air-to-ground missile by groups of Stalinist-style volunteers. Shipment records indicate that at least five thousand of these aircraft found their way shipped into South America by the end of the war.

After the war ended, a conversion call for the aircraft - under Vamana's orders - went out as their supply of decent aircraft had run out and they found themselves only with large stacks of Dachshunds. The aircraft it created would later be known as the South American Air Hound, which served for another year before problems inherent in the design would cause them to be scrapped, to be used by the IWU exclusively, both the stocks of Mk. Is (used as a trainer) and the South American Air Hound. It's modern contribution is in the redesign giving the PSAR practical aircraft design skills, particularly in what not to do.

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