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What aircraft will north korea use?
« on: July 27, 2010, 04:48:07 AM »
Well, What aircraft will Kim use in his "nuclear response" to the joint excercises planned to happen in his bathtub? (Is that guy nuts, or what?)

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Re: What aircraft will north korea use?
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2010, 11:20:24 AM »
Well, What aircraft will Kim use in his "nuclear response" to the joint excercises planned to happen in his bathtub? (Is that guy nuts, or what?)

That depends on whether he's still alive. Last I heard, some North Korea expert in Japan thinks that North Korea's unveiling of a bronze statue of the dictator means he may well have died.

Question is what aircraft are still operational? I'd like to see a swarm on An-2 Colts take to the skies, WW2 style.
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Re: What aircraft will north korea use?
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2010, 08:49:20 PM »
AN-2s vs Predators. There's a mental image for you!
I hear they have a few Mig-29s, along with -21s, and SU-25s. I think they may have a few older MIGs an SUs, also.
 I think the real danger is Seoul's vulnerability to the north's artillery.
There would be a ton of work for Warthogs and Vipers very close to Seoul, and the south would get to try out their Slam Eagles. I know nothing of the north's SAM system, but I'm sure they have lots.
And those midget subs would need to be dealt with.
Does anyone really think it will hit the fan? Or is this all just the usual rhetoric carried a bit further?

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Re: What aircraft will north korea use?
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2010, 05:04:59 AM »
The usual, I think... at the most another missile test, but no aircraft.
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Re: What aircraft will north korea use?
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2010, 05:12:26 AM »
I heard Kim Jong Il died months ago....
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Re: What aircraft will north korea use?
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2010, 06:44:08 AM »
So, if Kim died, who's running the ship?
And I thought the recent rhetoric was attributed to his name.
Could the north be even more unpredictable and dangerous during a time of transition?
AN-2s  vs  Slam Eagles -- there's another mental image for you!!
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Re: What aircraft will north korea use?
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2010, 03:07:57 PM »
Kim Jong Il's lesser known brother, Ment Ally Il. :D :D That was too easy.
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Re: What aircraft will north korea use?
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2010, 08:26:26 PM »
 :D That's good! Can I use that?
Do you think china will put it's puppy on a leash? --AND carry a doggie poop bag?

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Re: What aircraft will north korea use?
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2010, 12:10:56 AM »
 :D You can use that Shawn, I stole it from Dave Letterman!
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Re: What aircraft will north korea use?
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2010, 04:00:50 AM »
I think it's an important question that which Northen Korean planes are capable of delivering korean version of the A bomb. I'm not convinced at all that they would have a large stockpile of missiles capable of carrying them anywhere and they aren't reliable either.
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Re: What aircraft will north korea use?
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2010, 06:28:54 AM »
Alyster,
I personally don't think north korea has a version of it's "a-bomb" that is deliverable by an aircraft. I feel whatever they have is most likely a "laboratory" version of a crude fission device.
I wouldn't think that anyone would allow a north korean aircraft to intrude on South Korean airspace at this time, given the moronic rhetoric and absurd posturing that has come from the north lately.
But,I'm so out of the loop, that I don't even know if the planned exercises have even started yet!

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Re: What aircraft will north korea use?
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2010, 06:10:24 AM »
No, delivery by aircraft is far too risky, especially with the ones they've got! Every few years there's some missiles tests, and you think they'll strap it to a 30-year old MiG? Flown by a pilot who'd rather drop it in the ocean and fly to Japan?

Don't need a large stockpile, just some good ones. Less reliable the better, means that they'll be less likely to pull the switch.

So do they now have that comms sat. into space, or not?
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