World War 3 by the numbersSubmitted by luvdispencer on Sat, 09/07/2013 - 20:55
Im not trying to freak anyone out, but if WW3 were to actually take place, what would it look like?
Assuming it was just the US vs China, Russia, and Iran
Heres a few numbers for you:
Chinese military personnel: 4,585,000 - Fit for service: 618 million
Chinese: Tanks: 9,000 - Aircraft Carriers: 1 - Aircraft: 1,500 (not really known) - Nukes: 240
Russian military personnel: 3,524,000 - Fit for service: 47 million
Russian: Tanks: 22, 710 - Aircraft Carriers: 1 - Aircraft: 3,555 - Nukes 12,000
USA military personnel: 2,291,910 - Fit for service: 120 million
USA: Tanks: 8,725 - Aircraft Carriers: 10 - Aircraft: 9,700 - Nukes: 9,600
Iran Military personell: 1,500,000 - Fit for service: 39.5 million
Iran: Tanks: 2,895 - Aircraft Carriers: 0 - Aircraft: 500 - Nukes: none that we know about
Sources: Wikipedia.com, globalfirepower.com
If it came down to nukes none of this matters, US and Russia would wipe each other out. If no nukes were used our superior air force/navy/technology/equipment probably gives us the upper hand even though we are out-manned. Drones would play another key role. It is also assumed that if this happened the dollar would have collapsed and the only thing holding the economy together would be military jobs. We would be in a situation similar to WW2 only, I have a feeling the people would be a little less willing this time though.
I pray to God none of this happens