|United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland|
|Type||Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy|
|Affiliation||North Atlantic Treaty Organization|
|Military||British Armed Forces|
|Languages||English, Welsh, Cornish, Scottish Gaelic, Scots, Irish Gaelic, Ulster-Gaelic|
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK and incorrectly Britain and England) is a sovereign state located off the north-western coast of continental Europe. The country includes the island of Great Britain,Northern Ireland, and many smaller islands.
Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that shares a land border with another sovereign state—the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Irish Sea.
The United Kingdom is a unitary state governed under a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary system, with its seat of government in the capital city of London. It is a country in its own right and consists of four countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
British tanks are heavily armored, but very slow. Proper positioning before battle will enable to get the best out of them. In contrast, their infantry has extremely light and mobile troop transport and armored support vehicles. Their infantry is highly trained, allowing for roadblocks with ATGMs on standby.
Overview - Wargame Airland BattleEdit
The United Kingdom is one of the major nations in Wargame, with slow but powerful tanks, good infantry, especially Royal Marines, and a good air force. Although they lack SEAD, that is not a major disadvantage as their air force can still be used effectively. Paratroopers are good at assaulting towns with their SMGs, and a CQC machine gun. When supported by heavy tanks, such as the Challenger 1, which has a fantastic gun and an armour value of 19 on the front, they are a formidable weapon. Overall, the UK are best on the defensive, and are a very well armoured deck that fit perfectly in a two man team with a French deck.
Overview - Wargame Red Dragon Edit
In Red Dragon, the British are much the same as in AirLand Battle. Retaining their heavy tanks and highly trained infantry.
The UK's aircraft section is represented by 4 groups, the Jaguars, which focus on low-mid end anti-tank support, the Harriers, which are for the most part Multi-Role aircraft and form the bulk of their air units. The Tornados, which are bombers and ASF, and fill the mid-high end, and the Typhoons, which are represented by a sole unit, which is the UK's best ASF unit, the Eurofighter Typhoon.
Firstly, the Jaguars, the UK has access to two Jaguars, the Jaguar GR.1 & GR.1A, and they are both dedicated anti-tank bombers, they share some similarities, high speeds at 1000km/h speeds, moderate ECM (20% & 30%), relatively low costs (60 & 90 points respectively.), and a complete lack of anti-aircraft armament outside of their 30 mm adens. The main difference between the two is their AT armament, the GR.1 carries two cluster bombs with an AP of 6, allowing them to destroy most light-early medium tanks, whilst the GR.1A Carries to MCLOS AT Missiles, that do 30 ap damage each, allowing it to destroy most tanks if both missiles hit their target, however this is hampered by low accuracy.
Secondly, the Harriers, these form the bulk of the UK air deck, and are reasonably cheap, ranging from 50-120 points, the majority (With the exception of the Sea Harrier FRS.1, the Sea Harrier FA2, and the Harrier GR.1) are officially multi-role aircraft, and they all, with the exception of the GR.1 Harrier, possess the short range sidewinder missile. This means that they all possess a modicum of defence, but none (even the Sea Harrier FRS.1 which is designated as an ASF) possess a long range AA missile, and as such they are not suitable for anything aa related except for anti-helicopter strikes or for swarming more advanced aircraft. The advantage of the Harriers is their versatility, as between them they fill nearly every role. The FA2 is the UK's sole SEAD aircraft, the FRS.1 is good for AA Swarms, the GR.1 and GR.5 fulfil the HE Bombing role, the GR.3, with its rocket pods, is good for targeting exposed infantry and lightly armoured vehicles, and the GR.7 fills the surgical strike role with its 4 paveway bombs. However, there are some drawbacks, on top of the aforementioned lack of long range AA missiles, none of the Harriers are equipped to attack tanks (the GR.7 can do some damage, but it isn't designed for it.) none are particularly fast, with the majority flying at 750 km/h, they don't have great fuel economy, and none of them have amazing ecm (The GR.7 has the best at 30%, the GR.1 has no ECM whatsoever.)
Thirdly, the Tornadoes. The UK has 3 different tornadoes available to it (4 if the Tornado GR1B, which is a shared BLUFOR ASM jet, is included) The Tornado GR1 IDS, the Tornado ADV F2, and the Tornado ADV F3. Firstly, the GR1 IDS, the Tornado GR1 IDS is a 130 point Multi role jet, and the UK's sole anti-tank bomber, and is equipped with 4, 450 KG cluster bombers, making it effective against armoured land units, it is also armed with 2 AIM-9L short range AA missiles, however, these shouldn't be depended on to defend it. The other two Tornadoes, the ADV F2, and F3 are both Air Superiority Fighters, they are very similar, with decent ECM values, and high speeds, they mainly differ in their Missiles, with F3 carrying the Skyflash Super TEMP long range missile, which has a range of 8400 m, 700 m than the average for a long range AAM, giving it the first shot against most air targets. In short, the Tornados are decent mid-high tier aircraft that will provide the bulk of the UK's expendable ASF strength and all of their jet based AT capability. They all have decent ECM (30%-40%) and are faster than the Harriers at 1000 km/h
Finally, the Eurofighter Typhoon, the Typhoon is the UK's most expensive jet, and is essentially their Version of the Rafale F1, or the Su-27PU, like the aforementioned aircraft, it has exceptional air optics, 50% ecm, a top speed of 1000Km/h, good fuel economy, a good turn radius, a mix of high quality long and short range Air-to-Air Missiles. and a cannon. It is the UK's most valuable unit, and gives it a top-tier ASF capability, it is best to pair it with other ASF aircraft like the Tornado ADV F2, or F3, for AA patrols, or as an escort for the more vulnerable Harriers.
In short the UK has a capable air deck, with some pros and cons, whilst it has one of the best ASF aircraft in the game, and has the Harrier GR.7 for strategic strikes, it does not have any really high quality anti-infantry bombers, with its best one only being equipped with 4 500 kg bombs, it also is somewhat limited in the SEAD department, as it can only have two Sea Harrier FA2's, still with the Jaguars and Tornados it is capable at destroying armoured forces, and on the whole it is a fairly well rounded air deck, limited primarily by the low availability of most of its good aircraft, although it can use a large number of lower tier aircraft like the Sea Harrier FRS.1 and the Harrier GR.1
- London - Capital of the United Kingdom