Ducal Air Force

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Fuerza Aérea Ducal
Aerarmeh Dyuctá
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War flag of the Ducal Air Force

Commander Almirante del Cielo Cïan Pérez-Brágüer

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Age to serve in active 18-40 years old

Citizenship Required

Size 181,800 active personnel
3,217 aircraft
2100 ICBMs

The Ducal Air Force (DAF) is the aerospace branch of the Vassfforcian armed forces. Formerly part of the Ducal Army, the DAF was formed as a separate branch of the military with Reform of 52. The DAF has over 7’000 aircraft in service and about 70’000 personnel on active duty, 230’000 in the Ready Reserve and 700’000 auxiliarists.

According to the Reform the Air Force, "In general the Ducal Air Force shall include aviation forces both combat and service not otherwise assigned. It shall be organized, trained, and equipped primarily for prompt and sustained offensive and defensive air operations. The Air Force shall be responsible for the preparation of the air forces necessary for the effective prosecution of war except as otherwise assigned and, in accordance with integrated joint mobilization plans, for the expansion of the peacetime components of the Air Force to meet the needs of war."

The stated mission of the DAF today is to "project the Vassfforcian power around the region and the world in order to protect our sovereign interests of defense […] to fly and fight in Air, Space, and Cyberspace".

Not all of the Vassfforcian military combat aircraft are operated by the DAF. The Ducal Army operates its own helicopters, mostly for support of ground combatants. The Armada de Ultramar is responsible for the aircraft operating on its aircraft carriers and Naval air stations, and the Marine Infantry operates its own combat and transport aircraft. The Coast Guard also maintains transport and search-and-rescue aircraft, which may be used in a combat and law enforcement role. All branches of the Ducal Armed Forces operate helicopters.


Officially, a member of the DAF is called either piloto (Spanish for pilot) or auxiliary.

Ducal Air Force is made up of two components: the Ready Reserve; and the Auxiliaries. The Ready Reserve is composed by soldiers ready to enter in combat in any moment and the Auxiliaries are part-time soldiers who train for two months a year and once a week.

The Ducal Army is led by a military Head Chief of the Army (the Almirante del Cielo), who reports to the Minister of War (for now it is the Generalísimo Don Bernardo Reyes). The Almirante del Cielo is a member of the High Command, the top ranking military commanders from each service who advise the Grand Duke on military and disaster matters.

Operationally, though, control of the DAF in wartime goes from the Grand Duke of the Most Serene Republic of Vassfforcia to the Concejo de Guerra, who has control of all armed forces units in their geographic area of responsibility.

There are four geographical commands:

And one secondary base at the Base Militar Núm. I, Umperia


The Ducal Ai Force has over 7,500 aircraft commissioned as of 2004. The naming system between the different forces army, navy and air force has always been unified.

Current aircraft of the DAF:





Special operations aircraft

Personnel Transport

Transport of dignitaries and senior officers

Cargo aircraft




Rank Structure

These are the Ducal Army ranks and their equivalent NATO designations.

Commissioned Officers

NATO Code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF-D Student Officer
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DAF-AlmtCielo.PNG No Equivalent No Equivalent DAF-LL.PNG DAF-TribMayor.PNG DAF-PfctA.PNG DAF-TribMenor.PNG DAF-PL.PNG DAF-LP.PNG DAF-PO.PNG DAF-Cen.PNG No Equivalent No Equivalent
Primer Almirante Legado Legionario Tribuno Mayor Prefecto de Aire Tribuno Menor Primera Lanza Lanza Prior Primer Ordenanza Centurión

Land Auxiliary Officers

NATO Code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF-D Student Officer
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No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent DAF-PfctT.PNG No Equivalent No Equivalent DAF-LP (tierra).PNG DAF-PO (tierra).PNG DAF-Cen (tierra).PNG No Equivalent No Equivalent
Prefecto de Tierra Lanza Prior Primer Ordenanza Centurión

Enlisted Personnel

NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
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DAF-opt.PNG No Equivalent DAF-dec-elite.PNG DAF-dec-1a.PNG DAF-dec.PNG DAF-piloto-elite.PNG DAF-piloto-1a.PNG DAF-piloto.PNG DAF-aprendiz.PNG
Optio Decurión de Élite Decurión de Primera Decurión Piloto de Élite Piloto de Primera Piloto Aprendiz

Land Auxiliary Enlisted Personnel

NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
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DAF-opt (tierra).PNG DAF-tsr.PNG DAF-dec-elite-(tierra).PNG DAF-dec-1a-(tierra).PNG DAF-dec-(tierra).PNG DAF-apoyotierra-elite.PNG DAF-apoyotierra1a.PNG DAF-apoyotierra.PNG DAF-conscripto.PNG
Optio Teserario Decurión de Élite Decurión de Primera Decurión Apoyo de Tierra de Élite Apoyo de Tierra de Primera Apoyo de Tierra Conscripto

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