Thursday, September 4, 2014

Defending Vietnam - Facts and Figures

PwrIndx: 0.8962
Wars of attrition favor those with more.

 Total Population: 92,477,857
 Available Manpower: 50,645,430
 Fit for Service: 41,503,949
 Reaching Military Age Annually: 1,635,084]
 Active Frontline Personnel: 412,000
 Active Reserve Personnel: 5,040,000

 Tanks: 3,200
 Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFVs): 2,100
 Self-Propelled Guns (SPGs): 520
 Towed-Artillery: 2,200
 Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems (MLRSs): 1,300

 Total Aircraft: 413
 Fighters/Interceptors: 209
 Fixed-Wing Attack Aircraft: 209
 Transport Aircraft: 139
 Trainer Aircraft: 26
 Helicopters: 141
 Attack Helicopters: 25

 Total Naval Strength: 65
 Aircraft Carriers: 0
 Frigates: 7
 Destroyers: 0
 Corvettes: 9
 Submarines: 1
 Coastal Defense Craft: 21
 Mine Warfare: 8

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

 Oil Production: 300,500 bbl/day
 Oil Consumption: 325,000 bbl/day]
 Proven Oil Reserves: 4,400,000,000 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: 52,290,000
 Merchant Marine Strength: 579]
 Major Ports and Terminals: 6
 Roadway Coverage: 180,549
 Railway Coverage: 2,632
 Serviceable Airports: 45

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

 Defense Budget: $3,365,000,000
 External Debt: $63,950,000,000
 Reserves of Foreign Exchange and Gold: $26,110,000,000
 Purchasing Power Parity: $336,200,000,000

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

 Land Area: 331,210 km
 Coastline: 3,444 km
 Shared Border: 4,639 km
 Waterways: 17,702 km

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