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Japanese Sea-Wing Bomber by PaintFan08 Japanese Sea-Wing Bomber by PaintFan08
Country of Origin: Empire of Japan
Role: Bomber
Designer: Nakajima
Crew: 2
Other Users: China (captured models)

Armament:
1x Type 120 25mm Cannon
2x Short Range IR AAMs
2,000 ILBs of Ordnance
-Type 6 Kaiten Anti-Ship Missile
-Type 10 1000 ILB Laser Guided Bomb
-Type 5 500 ILB Laser Guided Bomb
-Iron Bombs
-Cluster Bombs/Bomblett Dispenser

The Empire of Japan rolled out the Nakajima B20 series of aircraft in the mid-1960s. Much like the abortive American effort to create a fighter that could be used by both the Navy and Air Force (the F-111 which proved an excellent low level bomber) the B20 was built in both a naval and ground based model. The IJN model was known as the Sea-Wing with the Japanese Air Force calling their model the Sky-Wing. Both versions of the B20 would see combat in the former Dutch East Indies, as the post-colonial government collapsed. Japan moved in to annex the oil rich area in 1967. Sea-Wings flying of Japanese carriers provided strikes against the various factions inside the islands. Some worked, not effectively in a close air support role for Imperial Marines during the campaign. Losses were light for the naval Sea-Wings.

Initially the Sea-Wing was armed with conventional free fall iron bombs and rocket pods. However the start of World War III heralded a new generation of increasing accurate precision weapons. As America, the Soviets, and Europeans all retooled their aircraft and tactics to incorporate these, Japan found itself falling behind. Through various methods, legally and illegally, the Japanese military industry acquired various samples of new precision guided munitions (PGM). Using their own technology the Japanese arms makers were able to produce their first laser guided bomb shortly before the end of the Third World War.

This new generation of weaponry required upgrades to be made to the Sea/Sky-Wing fleet. A laser targeting pod with thermal and LLAMPS abilities was equipped to most of the precision strike units inside the IJN. New surface search and ground scanning radars were built into the B20Ns. The ground scanning radar allowed the Sea-Wing to fly dangerous nap of the Earth attack missions. These upgrades made the B20N an all-weather day or night bomber. By the late 1980s the upgraded Sea-Wing fleet could also carry large bomblett dispersing pods on their centerline hard-point (a copy of the European Tornadoís). Two Type 6 anti-ships missiles could be carried by the Sea-Wing for naval strike roles.

The major combat test for the Sea-Wing came when the Imperial government decided to go to war with the Russian Republic in 1990. As part of their surprise attack, Sea-Wings launched from the Giga carriers in the Sea of Japan to bomb the airfields up and down the Russian Pacific coast and Russian Pacific Fleet bases. Covered by Tengu fighters the Sea-Wings devastated the Russian Air Force bases, using runway cratering weapons and taking out hardened shelters with LGBs. As long as Japanese aircraft controlled the skies, the B20N operated quite effectively against the Russian forces in the Far East. However the Sea-Wing proved less effective when deployed in contested air environments. Designed as a bomber, the Sea-Wing had no real dogfighting ability requiring escorting fighters or a low level approach.

When the war expanded to include the United States of America, the IJN found itself up against an equal opponent. B20Ns and Air Force B20s took heavy losses when attacking American and Allied targets during the war. The heaviest losses and most specular success for the Sea-Wings came during the Battle of Guam. Admiral Shirada led four Giga carriers in an effort to destroy the American 7th Fleet and force the U.S. into negotiations to end the war in the Pacific. The first battle of super-carriers, the Carrier Strike Force launched a massive attack against the USN carriers once it was learned they were operating southeast of Guam.

Nearly one hundred IJN aircraft battled against the USN fighter screen and fought through the Ticonderoga air defense cruisers and their Burke class destroyer counterparts. Ten Sea-Wings managed to launch their ASMs and severally damage the carrier Hornet. Several more American cruisers and destroyers were sunk as well. The losses among the Japanese planes were heavy, over sixty percent. Much worse was the surviving pilots found that while they attacked the Americans, a USN strike against their own carriers had led to the destruction of two of their own carriers. As the battle continued the remaining Sea-Wings managed to sink the damaged Hornet, but the Combined Fleet lost another carrier.

Many of the remaining Sea-Wings for the rest of the war were based on land with their Air Force counterparts. Another distinction of the B20N was it was one of the first aircraft used in suicide operations against the Allied fleets. Kamikaze attacks were first launched by a Sea-Wing unit based in Formosa against the Enterprise carrier group, supporting the battle for the Philippines. Sixty aircraft among them twenty B20Ns loaded with explosives penetrated the carrier groupís defenses and sank six ships. A Sea-Wing speared into the side of the Enterprise knocking it out of the war for several months.

All the remaining Sea-Wings not in Japanese Defense Force hands are used by the Republic of China. Most were captured in the last few days of the war.
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someone1fy Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
May I ask you hod the Japanese survive from WW2?
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someone1fy Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
*How the Japanese....
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goozulgah Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
How far does your timeline go?
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
It's not really an official timeline with every event. I have a rough idea of how things proceed though from Red Alert to my version of Red Alert 3. The short version is as follows,

1918-1950 (Rough Guess on Dates: Red Alert 1)

The main POD would be a better treatment of Germany following WWI. Eventually most of the punishments leveled from Versailles would be rescinded. A tighter European community is formed through the 1930s as a response to the depression. Some fascist governments do rise, Italy and Spain, but the Nazis don't come to power and Hitler is a non-entity.

The Soviet Union under Stalin grows much like OTL, but he quickly modernizes the military and there would be much earlier development of mechanized warfare, automatic rifles, and so forth. Rather than Germany slowly garbing more territory its the USSR. They get into border clashes with China, take the Baltics, and soon threaten Poland. At that point (sometime in the mid 1940s) World War II breaks out with a Soviet invasion (Red Alert).

The Soviets would take most of Europe with the European Alliance eventually holding out on the borders of France. America joins the war eventually and sends troops to Europe. The Soviets are pushed back and the Empire of Japan jumps in against them, staging a joint attack with the USA on the Far East. Eventually the Allies begin pushing into the USSR proper. Not sure how nukes would play, maybe they would be developed and barely used. Either way, Moscow falls and Stalin is apparently killed.

Soviets Rebuild 1950-1970s

The Allies win the war but immediately begin fighting among themselves. Japan is angered when it learns it won't be allowed to keep territory captured in the Far East. Europe and America have a semi level of distrust. No one really fears the USSR since they are beaten. With no better ideas, they allow the Communist Party to remain in power. Eventually Alexander Romanov (no royal connection) becomes General Secretary. My version would be an analogy of Khrushchev. He plays nice nice with the various powers while secretly wishing to build the USSR up once more.

Eventually the USSR becomes a military power once more. They've rebuilt their Army, Naval, and Air Force. Romanov also goes one step further building up allies with a World Socialist Alliance. It seeks out Third World countries to build up global options for the USSR. Countries like Iraq and Cuba join. Eventually a communist revolution occurs in Mexico. Romanov moves to support them, and he get's a chance to directly threaten the USA.

A massive Soviet build up begins in Mexico and Cuba, but the U.S. is not able to realize the extent of it. The KGB led by Yuri Andropov has expertly eliminated European and American intelligence sources (no psychic powers). By 1972 the Russians are ready.

World War III 1972-75 (Red Alert 2)

This is where the Soviets launch their invasion of the USA. America's nuclear deterrent, a small force of ICBMs are taken out. Not willing to use tactical nukes on their own soil, the Americans take on the Soviets conventionally. A large swath of the country is taken but the U.S. rallies and holds the line at Chicago. A rouge Soviet general nukes the city in retaliation. The U.S. counters, destroying a target in Cuba. It convinces Romanov to keep the few nukes the USSR has in check. The nuclear use convinces the Europeans to join in, and after the USSR's nuclear missiles are taken out by commandos, they launch an attack on European Russia.

With the war collapsing, the KGB seizes control and Yuri prepares to unleash nuclear attacks against everyone (KGB controls the warheads). With their country collapsing Soviets against KGB seek Allied help to topple him. Special Forces with rouge Soviet help attack in Moscow and take Yuri and the KGB out. The Soviets agree to a cease fire.

1980s-1990s

America rebuilds and the USSR transforms into the Russian Republic. The Communist Party is gone and a slightly unstable democratic government remains. Nuclear weapons are universally eliminated in a UN Treaty (a stretch I know). Most of the world is settling down while there are hot spots (Middle East for example). During this time the Empire Japan is the sole remaining hostile superpower.

The Pacific War 1990-1991 (Red Alert 3)

Japan needed natural resources believes it can take them from a weakened Russia. They invade the Far East quickly taking a lot of territory. The Russians fight but are struggling against the technological and naval advantages presented by the Japanese. America begins offering cover help and even some weapons. Japan learns of this and decides to expand the war to take the U.S. possessions in the Pacific.

Launching attacks on Philippines (an American Ally) and installations causes the U.S. to declare war. Basically a modern version of the Pacific War from World War II follows. Japan suffers naval defeats against the USN, while Russian and American forces turn the tide in Siberia. Eventually the Japanese are kicked out and see uprisings across their Empire. Europe and China (Japan pulled out in the 1950s) declare war and it looks like its all over for Japan.

The Japanese begin a crash program for nukes but their program is destroyed. Eventually the decision is made to take out the Emperor and his son (who pushed for the war) their command bunker is taken out and the Japanese civilian government seeks an end to the war.

Okay I guess that was more detailed than I said LOL.
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goozulgah Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
That's alot of detail. If you thought u most of that, I'm seriously imressed.

Reminds me of something similar I did with history changing so that the USSR was the aggressor of WWII and we fight Germany and Japan in modern times after a cold war with them.
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Zero-Z66 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Like the looks of this aircraft, nice work!
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Thanks, I'm pretty happy with it.
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Imuildaeren Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
You must have allot of patience to draw something like this.
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Thanks, it does take time.
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M47KingTigerAusfB Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
Very nice!!
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