Originally Posted by SHERMAN
I am not putting anyone against russia, i was only suggesting what was for years the most probable conflict...
Up to and including the 80s Russia would kick both Western Europe's and Americas asses in conventional warfare.
Warsaw Pact had over 25.000 tanks in working order, the number of IFVs, and artillery was just mind boggling and its equipment was much closer to the allies, in rare cases superior.
I'm speaking about Russia now and now its pathetically weak, Russia in the 40s-80s was a military monster able to take on any collection of powers and have a good shot at it (of course in reality MAD would soon enough occur but we're talking conventional war here).
America or Europe alone didnt have even a remote chance, together? Maybe but thats just maybe.