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Viking Air (1983: Doomsday)

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Viking Air
Founded 1973
Headquarters Sidney, Commonwealth of Victoria
Industry Aerospace
Product Fixed wing aircraft

Viking Air is a major North American aerospace manufacturer and development firm based in the Commonwealth of Victoria.



With the Victorian Air Force's main fleet of fighters having been scheduled for a refit and upgrade do to their age in 1984, Doomsday made sure the aging aircraft were put into use long past their expiration date. With little access to outside aircraft manufacturers, and looking to the future, Viking Air, the only aircraft manufacturer in all of Victoria's territory was nationalized in 1984. With little use for personal aircraft most of Viking Air's business was put on hold. The Victorian military was put in charge of operations and the company's facilities were expanded for the manufacture of larger scale and military aircraft. In 1987 utilizing some plans stored at CFB Comox, Viking began refitting and upgrading the aging CF-101 Voodoos. The experience was very valuable for the engineers and mechanics, getting a feel for military aircraft. In 1988 the company established a research and development arm in order to develop new aircraft for the Victorian military. Following years of research and prototyping, Viking unveiled its first new model, the VA101-Loki strike fighter in 1994, which replaced the entire CF-101 Voodoo fleet by 1999. In 1997, the company unveiled the VA201-Thor long range bomber and VAC01-Sleipnir transport, which first entered active service in 1999 as well.

With Victorian territory expanding and a reliable fuel supply established, the Victorian government decided to expand Viking into civilian aircraft again, though mostly in passenger airliners rather than private craft. With the price of fuel still high, a major effort was put into research into a more fuel efficient engine than jet propulsion. The first civilian airliner, the VA-P150 was designed mostly for domestic flights and fitted with standard Turboprop engines, which were more fuel efficient than Turbofan jet engines, though much slower. In 2003, the city of Everett joined the Washington protectorate and the old Boeing facilities nearby were granted to Viking Air. While much of the facilities were intact, there had been heavy looting and it was nearly a year before the facilities could be put to use. It was then that Viking unveiled the VA-P550, utilizing the new Propfan engines, which were nearly as powerful as standard jet propulsion, but much more fuel efficient.


In 2006 as part of the SSP Economic Stimulus plan, Viking Air was privatized along with Victorian Airlines, the national airline. This allowed the company to expand its client base beyond Victorian Airlines and the Victorian military. This increased its profits immensely by selling airliners to several airlines around North America and the Pacific rim. At this time the VA102-Tyr multirole fighter and VA105-Odin air superiority fighter were unveiled. The VA-P650 was unveiled in 2007 and has become a major player in international air-travel in many of the more developed nations. This increase in funds and demand for its product caused Viking to open another manufacturing facility in Prince Rupert and the company is also attempting to establish a rotary aircraft division. Talks were ongoing with the Astorian government to establish the facility there due to its favorable incentive program, but the Astorian invasion of southern Washington put a halt to those talks. Currently the front-runner for the rotary facility is Aberdeen, due to government incentives for economic development of the area.


Viking Commercial


VA-P150 60 passenger Turboprop airliner

VA-P550 250 passenger Propfan airliner

VA-P650 400 passenger Propfan airliner

Viking Defense and Security


VA101 - Loki Strike Fighter

VA102 - Tyr Multirole Fighter

VA105 - Odin Air Superiority Fighter

VA201 - Thor Bomber

VAC01- Sleipnir Transport

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