Thursday, September 4, 2014

Defending Thailand - Facts and Figures

PwrIndx: 0.9287
Wars of attrition favor those with more.

 Total Population: 67,448,120
 Available Manpower: 35,444,716
 Fit for Service: 27,490,939
 Reaching Military Age Annually: 1,043,204]
 Active Frontline Personnel: 306,000
 Active Reserve Personnel: 245,000

 Tanks: 740
 Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFVs): 1,231
 Self-Propelled Guns (SPGs): 26
 Towed-Artillery: 677
 Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems (MLRSs): 21

 Total Aircraft: 543
 Fighters/Interceptors: 77
 Fixed-Wing Attack Aircraft: 66
 Transport Aircraft: 267
 Trainer Aircraft: 124
 Helicopters: 237
 Attack Helicopters: 7

 Total Naval Strength: 81
 Aircraft Carriers: 1
 Frigates: 12
 Destroyers: 0
 Corvettes: 5
 Submarines: 0
 Coastal Defense Craft: 27
 Mine Warfare: 7

Despite the advances made in battlefield technology, oil remains the lifeblood of any fighting force.

 Oil Production: 433,300 bbl/day
 Oil Consumption: 1,000,000 bbl/day]
 Proven Oil Reserves: 453,300,000 bbl/day

War is as much a battle of logistics - moving man and machine from points all over - as it is direct combat. Labor Force reflects possible wartime industry strength.

 Labor Force: 39,410,000
 Merchant Marine Strength: 363]
 Major Ports and Terminals: 5
 Roadway Coverage: 180,053
 Railway Coverage: 4,071
 Serviceable Airports: 101

Regardless of military strength in numbers, war is still driven by financing as much as any one leader or weapon.

 Defense Budget: $5,390,000,000
 External Debt: $133,700,000,000
 Reserves of Foreign Exchange and Gold: $181,600,000,000
 Purchasing Power Parity: $645,200,000,000

 GEOGRAPHY (in km)
Geographical values primarily figure into a defensive-minded war (i.e. invasion).

 Land Area: 513,120 km
 Coastline: 3,219 km
 Shared Border: 4,863 km
 Waterways: 4,000 km

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