Cosmonautic Armada of Vostok
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|Cosmonautic Armada of Vostok|
Space Navy of Taillenia
|Emblem of the Armada|
|Commander-in-Chief (de jure)||Taillesskangaru|
|Commander-in-Chief (de facto)||Hannibal Barca|
|Capital||Fort Mercury* (yet to appear in a comic)|
|Largest city||Port Voskhod*|
|Official languages||English (command level)|
|Government||Self-Governing Military Order|
|National hero(es)||The Proletariat|
|Establishment||2006 (as the Space Navy of the Taillenian SR)|
|Currency||Republic Dataries (de facto)|
|Appears in||DYOS 10.5|
|Current Status||Independent state|
The Cosmonautic Armada of Vostok or Cosmonarmada Vostok (CAV), is a military organization and space fleet, based on the planet Vostok, which it governs as an independent state. It was formed from the remnants of the Taillenian Starfleet or, more simply, The Starfleet, which was the official Space Navy of the state of Taillenia. Its current Commander-in-Chief is Hannibal Barca.
The Armada's primary role is to govern and protect the planet Vostok, its inhabitants and the regional trade network from Space Pirates. The Armada is also a military order, and its members are trained in the arts of war. Occasionally, the CAV will intervene in foreign politics or lend their services to third parties (often these are the former leaders of Taillenia, Taillesskangaru and Rocket) but generally they keep to their own region.
Nominally, the Premier of the Taillenian Socialist Republic is the commander-in-chief of the fleet. However, since Taillenia has long ceased to exist, power has moved a rung or two down the ladder. The current de facto leader of the CAV is the Supreme Commander, also known by his/her other title, the Marshal of Vostok. Much of the administrative responsibilities, however, lie with the twenty Protectors, high-ranking generals who may oversee certain departments of government or command a military district. Along with the Marshal they form the Supreme Council, the highest governing body of both the CAV and the territories under its protection.
The Cosmonarmada Vostok grew out of the Space Navy of the Taillenian Socialist Republic. Prior to the destruction of the Taillenian Empire, the CAV under its former name, the Taillenian Starfleet, was tasked with the expansion of Taillenian power outside of Earth. It played a significant (albeit primarily destructive and universally ignored) role in the search for the Monkey Statue of Spamuzel and the Mod's Fridge and in the occupation of large areas of Earth and Civfanatica during DYOS 5 and DYOS 6.
In DYOS 10, with Taillenia a defunct entity, the fleet came under the control of Rocket, a psychopathic (and, fortunately, extremely stupid) former avatar of Taillesskangaru, who used the fleet in an attempt to take over Earth during the Avatar Wars. In the aftermath, the fleet gained its current name and relocated to planet Vostok under Marshal-Commander Hannibal Barca.
- (More on this when a few more comics are drawn.)
Parthian Attack Fighters
The Parthian is an all-purpose strike fighter developed by Central Vostok Aerospace. Parthian aircraft is usually deployed from a carrier or destroyer in space, although a modified version can also take-off from the ground. The Armada use these fighters in almost all atmospheric and orbital engagements, as fighters, intercepters, bombers, support gunships or troop transports. Parthian fighters are unfit for interstellar travel, however, and must be carried on board a carrier.
On board weaponry include laser turrets (both at the front and back of the aircraft, enabling it to shoot at pursuers while retreating) and a small selection of missiles. Modified Parthian planes may also have a small cargo bay to hold ground troops, paratroops, bombs, equipments or supplies. What the Parthian lacks in firepower it makes up for being fast and highly versatile. These fighters can be very effective when used en masse, and the Armada has installed additional on board countermeasures on most aircrafts to make up for the Parthian's rather poor armour.
Alps Class Assault Carrier
The Alps Class is a super-heavy assault ship, filling the role of both a battleship and a carrier, built at Orbital Factories in orbit around Vostok. Only a few of these were ever constructed; however, one of these is capable of easily defeating entire fighter squadrons. They are often referred to by Hannibal as his "elephants". The only one to appear in a comic so far was the Miocene Arrow.