Can S.Korea handle N.Korea alone? - Page 2




 
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Boots
 
September 28th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
Flyingfrog, as far as I know, the most advanced tank in N. Korean service is the T62. S. Koreans have the K1, which was developed by the same company as M1...They also have the T80ROK, so ROK wins this....(Fighting Forces by Richard Bennet, Jane's Tanks and Combat Vehicles Recognition Guide 2002 by Christopher F Foss)...ROKs most advanced fighter is the F16C/D(http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...-equipment.htm). They also have the AH-1F/J Cobra. The North Koreans have Mig29,and the Mi-24 so that is a tie.
However, the North Koreans fly alot of crapy old migs and stuff from the 50's.....Not too many of the Mig 29s(http://www.scramble.nl/kp.htm)....So altogather Id say the ROK is in better shape. Also, the N. Koreans have a very weak ADA system
September 28th, 2004  
Chocobo_Blitzer
 
South Korea has twice the population of the North, thirty times its economic power, and spends three times more on its military each year. South Korean military equipment is first class whereas most of the North Korean military equipment is over 30 years old. If war broke out, South Korea has a massive industrial capacity while North Korea has no industry and no money. South Koreans would fight on mountainous and urban terrain which heavily favors defense, and complete air superiority would shoot up anything the North Koreans put on the road, they cannot advance through the mountainous DMZ. The South Koreans have fortified, mined, and physically blocked all avenues through these mountains, and it would take North Korean infantry and engineers weeks to clear road paths while under fire. The North Korean military could gain a few thousand meters with human wave assaults into minefields and concrete fortifications...... but other than that.

Even if North Korea employs nuclear weapons, using them would be suicidal since it would invite instant retaliation from the United States.

Though I wouldn't doubt North Korea's abilities in defending the North, I'm sure that would be suicide for the south AND US.
September 28th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
SHERMAN, no one doubts that the weapons of S.K are better.
But I'd like to remind you one thing:
When 2 enemies are so close to each other, in a mountainous area, many of those superior weapons are of no combat use.

Weapon is important, but not the only thing to decide the win/lose of War, otherwise Chinese would not have beaten Americans and its 21 UN allies in Korea War.
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Boots
September 28th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
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Weapon is important, but not the only thing to decide the win/lose of War, otherwise Chinese would not have beaten Americans and its 21 UN allies in Korea War
That is arguable. I acctually think that the Chinese and the North Koreans lost. Plus, the Chinese had immence superior noumbers in that case, which the North Koreans do not have....
September 28th, 2004  
Chocobo_Blitzer
 
I don't get how China had that much worse weapons? We used WWII weapons, so did they. What gives?
September 28th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
Not really....But this is off-toppic....The Chinese were yet to be fully mechanized or fully equipped by the early 50's. The Americans had alot of fire power, and were fully meched...
September 28th, 2004  
Chocobo_Blitzer
 
ah I was only thinking in small-arms.
September 28th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
Let's not get into Korea War again, we have done it many times here.

Let's back to topic.

If N.Korea so bad in military power, then why S.K and US so scared of N.K? And people only talking about N.Korea invading South? Isn't that funny? And why N.Korea is completely not worried about Sourth? Make sense?
September 28th, 2004  
Chocobo_Blitzer
 
I told you, invading the North would be a bad idea.

It goes both ways, how come NK so scrared of SK? It hasn't invaded yet!!! Make sense?
September 28th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
Well, the N. Koreans are well dug in...So they have nothing to worrie about....They have alot of AT launchers, so they can create a big problem for the S. Korean armour. As to the USA ans S. Koreans being worried, I really dont know why...It seems to me like they can easily take the N. Korean army apart...The S.Koreans still remember that war and are afraid of it....