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Weird object crashes near coast of Tamurin

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--- Voice of the Republic ---

 

The headlines of the day are not the election in Tamurin! At 1800 hours, it looked like an average election day - the first elections in the United Republic of Tamurin after the civil war and the merging with the Republic of Ormpetarr. President Hartman got re-elected with 62 % of the votes and a "great coalition" of conservatives and socialists are ruling the parliament (against opposing nationalists, communists, liberals and greens).

 

But then, at 1832 hours, breaking news: A weird object had entered the atmosphere over the far north-east of Europa and crashlanded 15 km off the coast of Tamurin. The weird thing: It was not moving like a meteor - it slowed down while approaching the surface and seemed to maneuver, so it didn't hit land.

 

The tamurinian Navy and coast guard salvaged the "object" and brought it back to Arrabar AFB for further inspection. There has been no official statement.

 

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Salvaging ship of the Navy. This one carries the "object" back to Arrabar.

Edited by Tamurin

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To: Tamurin

From: Ide Jima

 

Rest assured this has nothing to do with us, if you should need any help analysing this object then we would be only too glad to help.

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IC: Europtima has no comment on the issue at this time

 

OOC: what are your intentions with this post? I can do whatever...

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--- Voice of the Republic ---

 

user posted image

 

This is a picture of the "object", taken about 10 minutes before its impact. We now have confirmation, that the object maneuvered like an high-altitude aircraft or a space shuttle when approaching an airfield. But there was no such vehicle in the air!

 

We've still received no word from the Luftwaffe High Command. Our sources tell us, that the "object" has been transported to Arrabar AFB, "experimental section".

 

What is this? Some kind of new experimental aircraft/spacecraft-hybrid? Something from a foreign power?

 

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TO: Ide Jima

FROM: Luftwaffe High Command, Tamurin

 

We have confirmed that this has nothing to do with you. This incident will not affect our relations.

 

At the moment, we don't need any help. Thanks for your offer.

 

Luftwaffe High Command,

General Speidel

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From: Ide Jima

To: Tamurin

 

Did this object carry any markings? If you were to show us these then we would try and help find out where exactly the craft was from.

 

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***Encoded***

 

TO: Ide Jima

FROM: Luftwaffe High Command

 

The object has no markings we understand. They must be some secret code.

 

In light of our non-aggression pact we would like you to assist us in examining this object. It seems that it is a prototype of a air-and-space-intercept fighter of a foreign power that got lost.

 

user posted image

 

This is the "object", right now called "Ilia".

 

We hope you can help us.

 

Luftwaffe High Command,

General Speidel

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To: Tamurin

From: Niederoestereich Intelligence

Subject: Skyward Disturbance

 

Word has reached us that some object violated your airspace a few nights ago.

Niederoestereich over the last few months have launched prototype orbiters for research proposes into manned space flight, these craft were expected to burn up on re-entry as they were not fitted with heat shielding, if the debris matches anything close to this, that may be your answer

 

Word also has it that the object slowed, this indicates to us that if it did infact slow, it was obviously a controlled re-entry, I would look for possible clues to the wear-about of the pilot

 

NSIO

 

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TO: Niederoestereich Intelligence

FROM: Luftwaffe High Command, Tamurin

RE: "Ilia"-Aircraft

 

We will search for the pilot. If there was a pilot, he'd still be in the ocean. Hopefully he survived that long.

 

Is that one of your experimental orbiters or are you saying that you are performing similar tests?

 

General Speidel

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To: Tamurin

From: Vanarambaion

Re: UFO

 

We would like to take a look at the craft you have recovered from the crash site. We have a series of self-contained, battery-operated, unmanned satellites in orbit around the planet with various purposes. We lost contact with one a day before your UFO landed, and have not been able to get it to on any frequency. The satellites are heat-shielded, and would not have burned up much in the atmosphere. We would like the opportunity to see if our experts can identify the craft.

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The SPA would also be interested in insepcting the "Ilia" object.

 

T'Nith,

1st Minister

Akiiryan Baronic Council

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To:Luftwaffe High Command, The Republic of Tamuring

From:Chieftan Marcus Lobonsky, Aboard the Vindictor, Port of Arrabar

Subject:Pilot Found!

 

****Heavy Encryption Enabled****

 

In going over the flight path of the unidentified aircraft that plummeted down into Tamurinian soil, we were successfully able to locate who we suspect as the pilot. As of yet, our mild interrogation has yet to determine exactly who he is or what nation he represents, but I have him aboard my flagship in the port of Arrabar, and will await your reply. I think it best we not go public with this until we have determined the pilot's objectives, and I would have you remind your President of the importance of this, as well.

 

Your Brother in Arms,

 

The Honourable Chieftan Marcus Lobonsky, Champion of the Cossack Tribe

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From: Ide Jima

To: Tamurin

 

We shall despatch a team from the nearest patrolling fleet to Tamurin. Our experimenting team shall arrive soon. It shall compromise of the following:

 

3x Technological analysts (to see if the tech in the machine is anything Europan nations would be capable of)

 

4x Researchers (To get any additional findings)

 

1x National Expert (To help find what Europan nation this piece is from)

 

2x Scribes (to record findings).

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TO: Niederoestereich Intelligence

FROM: Luftwaffe High Command, Tamurin

RE: "Ilia"-Aircraft

 

We will search for the pilot. If there was a pilot, he'd still be in the ocean. Hopefully he survived that long.

 

Is that one of your experimental orbiters or are you saying that you are performing similar tests?

 

General Speidel

TO: Luftwaffe High Command

From: Niederoestereich Intelligence

Subject: Codename "Ilia"

 

General Speidel,

It would be difficult to tell if it belongs to Niederoestereich,

Exact information would have to be discussed to determine where its original location may be from. Flight path would be useful.

Have your analysts run tests on the metal alloys used, or the compostion of heat sheilding if there is any. Nations could use different materials in construction, asuming it is from Earth

 

Further information can not be cleared for classification reasons.

 

Major. Zhukov

NSIO

 

 

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*** Encoded Message ***

 

TO: Vanarambaion, SPA, Chieftan Marcus Lobonsky (Mongol-Swedes), Ide Jima, Niederoesterreich Intelligence

FROM: Luftwaffe Experimental Section, General Speidel

RE: "Ilia"

 

Our first analysis indicates, that this "aircraft" is very advanced. We were not able to identify the aloy. It is, however, a very hard, flexibel and resistent metal, much better than Titanium.

 

The engines are intruiging; some sort of high-altitude boosters, but we don't know yet.

 

As for Niederoesterreich's question: ...assuming it is from Earth. We don't really know. If it is - we have a new player in town, a really, really good one. If it is not - well, then we have a more serious problem.

 

We invite specialists from all nations on the list to Arrabar AFB; we are not able to do this on our own.

 

We have ordered our press to end talking about this incident, however, a lot of people heard. We hope that they will treat this like the usual "UFO"-incidents.

 

The information we have:

 

- The object entered the atmosphere about 2000 km north-east of Europa. Its flight path took it roughly over Sevrun, Vanarambaion and the colonies of Jaihu and Niederoestereich and it crashlanded 25 km south-west of Arrabar into the ocean.

 

- It seems to be a one-man-fightercraft.

 

- It does not look like an ordinary satellite or a standard test vehicle - and it was possibly manned. There is a cockpit and the ejection seat is missing.

 

General Speidel

 

 

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*** SPECIAL CODE ONE ***

 

TO: Chieftan Marcus Lobonsky

FROM: President Hartman

RE: Pilot

 

Chieftan,

 

it would be best to keep the prisoner on your ship. I have confidence that you can identify him or at least find out to which nation he belongs - if he belongs to any nation.

 

Noone shall get information about this but your Tribal Tribunal and myself.

 

Hartman

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To: Luftwaffe High Command

From: Major Zhukov, NSIO

Subject: Radar Image

 

Your information on the predicted flight path of the object was of some use.

After receiving this, the NSIO started looking through airport and military radar logs, and one seems quite interesting. You will note the object circled red; this is craft that violated our airspace

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An airport control tower report, stated "Unknown aircraft was detected at 0340hrs, all attempted to establish contact with aircraft failed. Object leaves radar screen at 0348hrs and continues on a south west course"

The daily report also noted? Object skewed in S bend manoeuvres to what it seems to slow the craft down, while altitude was dramatically decreasing."

Airport staff that were interviewed concluded that they thought it was an aircraft coming in for emergency landing, manevouring to wipe off speed"

 

The NSIO are preparing a detachment of a Weapons Specialist, Aeronautical Engineer, and various assorted military scientists. If this thing is not from any known nation, we would like to discover the crafts limits, strength of weapons, speed and metal composition, just incase more attempt to turn up.

 

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We have deployed one air force designer, and one governmental specialist to accompany the Vanarambaion team in investigating this craft. Our level or alert has also risen to Orange, and our people have been informed. If indeed this craft is from another world, or even a new threat within/out of our region, then we will be prepared. We reccomend open communications between all nations if there is another sighting, so that all possible defensive maneuvers can be made immediately.

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**ENCODED**

 

TO: All concerning nations

FROM: Luftwaffe High Command, "experimental section"

RE: "Ilia"-object, first report

 

The last days have been very exciting. We now have a first analysis from the "object".

 

user posted image

 

The "Ilia" has three engines which seem to be electric. They don't use fuel like our own aircraft, but electricity (generated by a nuclear fission reactor) and ionized gas. Every engine is very powerful and we are pretty sure that the object can fly with one engine only.

 

The whole construction is space-worthy! The engines are capable of space flight. It remains to be seen if they can achieve enough thrust. If that is the case - then this is a really remarkable piece of technology.

 

The weapons system is really weird. There are no pylons for rockets, but two "guns" which could be laser- or plasma-guns. Our own research of these kind of weapons has only developed a few poorly-working prototypes, and not highly efficient weapons that can be installed in fighters.

 

The computer- and controlsystem is really alien to us. The computer seems to work with binary code, but the specialists are still trying to get a basic understanding of the mashine code.

 

We're all very excited about this and hope that we will find out more soon!

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The Vanarambaion and Europtiman specialists have arrived in Tamurin. They can be put to work in any way the Tamurin government believes necessary.

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**ENCODED**

 

TO: All concerning nations

FROM: General Speidel

RE: "Ilia"-Object

 

The specialists from Vanarambaion and Europtima are already at work. We are concentrating our efforts on understanding the computersystem. We hope that it will provide us with information on the hardware.

 

One other thing:

 

Six very fast objects were discovered by local astronomers entering Earth's atmosphere tonight. First they thought they were shooting stars, but they've never seen six shooting stars in formation flight.

 

Tornado Interceptors were launched at Arrabar AFB, but the objects were too fast. They outran our interceptors easily. They flew over Arrabar AFB at an altitude of 3000 m and then headed up into space.

 

The whole time, our radar was unable to detect them. One pilot said that he got something on the infrared scanner but the object was out of range within seconds.

 

This is an enhanced and optimized picture of the guncam of a Tornado:

 

user posted image

 

I think we now have definite proof that something's going on.

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To: Luftwaffe High Command, other concerning nations

From: NSIO

Subject: More Unknown Aircraft

 

The news of 6 more aircraft being spotted is becoming a concern now. Niederoestereich is responding by launching air-patrols 24hrs a day over our airspace. From the schematics that have reached us, we have come to the conclusion that these must be short-range recon-fighters.

 

The fact that the vehicle in question is space worthy and displays advanced weapon and engine systems has brought the probability of this being from a civilisation not from this world, allot higher.

Niederoestereich military is now in the stages of planning, designing and preparing to launch an observation facility into orbit. If these aircraft are indeed from another planet, until we know what their motives are, we should all be prepared for the worst.

Good Luck on the Continuing Research

 

Major Zhukov

NSIO

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TO: All concerning nations

FROM: General Speidel

RE: Strike against Arrabar AFB

 

Last night, eight similar objects returned into tamurinian airspace. They attacked Arrabar AFB, at least the experimental section. The target was the facility where the "Ilia"-object was examined.

 

The facility and the "Ilia"-object were completely destroyed. Three guards were killed in the explosion, but all specialists are alive - they were not working at the time.

 

Officially we say that it was a fuel explosion and all personell on the base had to sign a confidentiality-agreement.

 

I don't know what to expect. Hopefully, whoever that was, is satisfied with destroying the object. But we have to watch the sky carefully and I guess we should increase our efforts in our space programs. I have to add that our anti-air-systems could not lock on to the fighters.

 

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Picture from an attack craft, seconds before the destruction of the examination facility

 

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The facility at the time of the destruction

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To: General Speidel, Luftwaffe High Command, and All Nations Privy to this Information

From: Major Zhukov, NSIO

Subject: Arrabar Destruction

 

General,

We are sorry to have heard of the attack on your facilities, we hope the casualties were minimal.

My superiors wish me to ask if any of the research data have survived the attack. With the rapidly increasing contact with the unknown craft and now this attack, all information is vital to obtain and plan possible defensive measures. We are hoping that someone at the airbase observed the tactics used by the 8 attack ships.

 

The Niederoestereichian military is preparing to launch an observational satellite tomorrow, under the guise of a communications satellite. It will contain cameras for visual contact, and various other experiments to detect for various possible engine emissions. After all systems are operational, all nations concerned with this project are invited to use this facility.

 

Major Zhukov

NSIO

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TO: Major Zhukov, NSIO

CC: All nations concerned

FROM: General Speidel, Luftwaffe High Command, experimental section

RE: "Ilia"-files

 

All data regarding the "Ilia"-object have survived the attack. We don't have nothing; but it's safe to say that we've barely scratched the surface. We are miles away from understanding this technology or even copy it.

 

We still have some samples of the aloy of the craft and we hope that we can counter the stealth-ability of these aircrafts. Your specialists are welcome to stay and help us with this task.

 

We will send a team of the Space Command that will participate in your satellite observation team.

 

Saluting,

Speidel

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TO: All concerning nations

FROM: General Speidel, Space Command

RE: "Ilia"

 

A spacecraft from our space tourism company "Galactic Adventures" has had visual contact to "Ilia"-fighters in low orbit. One passenger was able to make a picture:

 

user posted image

 

The objects came close to the tourism vehicle and moved away after approximately 50 seconds. They seemed to be interested in the ship.

 

We don't know what to expect, but it seems clear, that these "people" are still there, watching us.

 

Saluting,

Speidel

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