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DPRK Air Force and military might

Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:20 am

Random thought.

Besides ROK, is there another nation that the DPRK air force, or military for that matter, that can face serious casualties? Or would they be blown out of the sky before they could reach Japan? Missiles and nukes not withstanding.
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Re: DPRK Air Force and military might

Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:10 am

If you discount the most serious weapons then none. Their airforce is obsolete. Their artillery is dangerous because of the numbers and their proximity to Seoul.
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Re: DPRK Air Force and military might

Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:05 am

TWA772LR wrote:
Random thought.

Besides ROK, is there another nation that the DPRK air force, or military for that matter, that can face serious casualties? Or would they be blown out of the sky before they could reach Japan? Missiles and nukes not withstanding.


What do you mean? Being able to face serious casualties is a simple numbers game. More jets and personnel = better at it.

If you had even bothered to check wikipedia, you would find that the North Korean AF is not only outdated, but also pretty small. Only some 550ish combat aircraft, with a much smaller number actually flyable. I have seen estimates that the actual number is less than 200 flyable. Half of it is stuff like the MiG-15 and MiG-19.

By comparison, the US military can muster over 3300 aircraft, the vast majority of which are not only flyable but also significantly more advanced.
China lies around 2000.
Russia is just shy of 1500.
Both Russia and the US have reserves of aircraft parked up that can be reactivated. I don't know about Russia, but the Americans will also have loads of pilots that can be called back into service and enough flying schools to train loads more in very little time.

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