Originally posted by superman2012
Israel: 121,722 population of military age
Iran: 1,392,483 population of military age
11 to 1 difference
There is absolutely no advantage to more soldiers available when you got drastically less aircrafts and tanks to fit them in. Ground troops are not
even going to be used as these countries do not even share a border, are miles across, and a ground invasion is not even sarcastically being
Under land army Israel wins in:
APCs / IFVs (armoured personnel carrier/infantry fighting vehicle)
Iran wins in:
SPG's (Self propelled guns)
MLRS's (multiple launch rocket system)
AT Weapons (anti tank)
AA weapons (anti aircraft)
Israel has the edge on aircraft, but don't forget about all the AA weapons. (1700 of them)
I find it funny that you use the term "Israel wins" or "Iran wins" Pretty childish.. Anyway, lets see your list:
Tanks - not going to be used.
SPG's - not going to be used
Mortars - LOL! Even if there will
be a ground invasion, which will not be, do you seriously consider mortars to be effective? This must be a
AA weapons - true, Iran has them, but were they even battle tested ONCE? Are they good enough to clear any airborne threat? Do I need to remind you
what happened the last time an Islamic army depended on Soviet weaponry? *ehm ehm*.
There is also no point in comparing who has more AA weapons, as Israel will not even need them considering there is virtually no threat from enemy
aircrafts, specially Iranian ones.
Iran's naval strength outmatches Israel.
True, Israeli navy is basically non existent. The navy is only needed for special missions such as maintaining blockades and light shore fire cover.
Other ops are reserved for a nuclear sub wielding heavy weapons.
There aren't many ships to the Israeli navy because the Israeli army uses it's airforce for naval defense as well. An F15 squadron is 10 times more
efficient in taking out enemy ships than a destroyer.
Israel has nuclear weapons, let's hope they don't use them.
Israel will not use it's nuclear power unless it is on the verge of being completely destroyed. When that happens, you better run for the hills. But
that is irrelevant.
All addressed using the links you provided.
Yup, only you did not even mention the vast superiority of the Israeli airforce, and not even one word about Israeli gear vs Iranian gear in terms of
modern era weaponry. Most of what Iran have is soviet-era, home made or untested. It barely matters if you have 10 times more soldiers, 50 times more
SPG's and 100 times more tanks if they are all two generations behind.
Well if that is your best than I suppose there is no other explanation other than that the OP and it's blind followers didn't even use their heads to
think about what they are saying before they said it.
All in all, this war is going to be based on air power, submarines (for heavy bombardments), and long range ballistic missiles. Get it through your
heads - there will not be a ground invasion of Iran as it is not needed!
edit on 7-2-2012 by IsraeliGuy because: (no reason