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[Graphic News] South vs. North Military might

 




(1) Army troops
South Korea: 96,140 / North Korea: 191,680

(2) Army Infantry
8 divisions / 10 divisions

(3) Marines
1 unit / -

(4) Howitzers
91 / 552

(5) Anti-tank guns
140 / 550

(6) Mortars
960 / 1,728

(7) Armored fighting vehicles
27 / 54

(8) Tanks
- / 242

(9) Others
Support units / 1 tank brigade, armor, patrol units, special forces

Navy

(10) Total forces
7,715 / 4,700

(11) Patrol ships
28 / 30

(12) Auxiliary ships
43 / 80

Air Force

(13) Total forces
1,897 / 2,000

(14) Fighters
22 training, liaison aircrafts / 211 fighters, bombers

(15) Total
105,752 / 198,380

(1) Army troops
South Korea: 464,000 / North Korea: 1100,000

(2) Army Corps (* : Marines included)
13* / 17

(3) Divisions
40* / 81

(4) Brigades
31* / 131

(5) Tanks
2,300* / 4,300

(6) Armored fighting vehicles
2,800* / 2,500

(7) Field guns
5,800* / 8,600

(8) Multiple rocket launchers
200 / 5,500

(9) Surface-to-surface weapon launchers
60 / 100

Navy

(10) Total forces
70,000* / 60,000
 
(11) Warships
100 / 430

(12) Amphibious ships
10 / 250

(13) Mine countermeasures vessels
10 / 20

(14) Auxiliary vessels
20 / 40

(15) Submarines
10 / 70

(16) Air Force Total forces
65,000 / 110,000

(17) Fighters
410 / 810

(18) Reconnaissance aircraft
70 / 30

(19) Air Mobility aircraft
50 / 340

(20) Training aircraft
180 / 170

(21) Helicopters
680 (Army, Navy included) / 290

(22) Active total
599,000 / 1,280,000

(23) Reserves
3,100,000  / 7,620,000**

** : Includes civilians as young as teenagers trained to engage in combat in the event of war

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