WWIII In Numbers (Entry #2)

WWIII In Numbers Entry #2

14– Senior Soviet generals who were relieved of command and arrested between 9 July and 4 August, 1987. Three TVD commanders, two fleet commanders, three TVD deputies and four senior Soviet Air Force generals. All were executed with the exception of Marshal Ogarkov (Western TVD commander-in-chief) who was simply forced into retirement.

3– Soviet army group commanders killed by F-117 surgical strikes on their command bunkers in the opening minutes of hostilities on the Central Front

4,359– Deaths caused by the tactical nuclear strike against I NL Corps at 0300Z, D+24

68%- Success rate of the AGM/UGM/RGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missile variants during the Third World War.

72– On D-1 the Royal Norwegian Air Force has seventy-two F-16 Fighting Falcons in its inventory.

30– The number of Norwegian F-16s remaining on D+10. A large amount of the losses were made up with replacement aircraft flown to Norway from General Dynamics and USAF inventories.

23– Military targets on the Kola Peninsula that were attacked by NATO aircraft in World War III.

7– Warsaw Pact member-states on 1 July, 1987. Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria

1-Remaining WP member-states on 5 August, 1987. Soviet Union

217,058– Preliminary number of deaths caused by the Soviet nuclear attack against Madrid, Spain on 28 July, 1987. This number was revised multiple times in the coming years. The final numbers will be discussed when the Madrid strike is looked at in detail on this blog.

6– The A-10 Warthog is an American anti-tank aircraft intended strictly for the air-to-ground role. The aircraft is extremely maneuverable at low level though, as six Warsaw Pact pilots of fixed-wing aircraft found out to their dismay. The final kill tally for the A-10 in WWIII was 2 MiG-21 Fishbeds, 3 MiG-27 Floggers, and one Su-25 Frogfoot, the Warthog’s Soviet counterpart.

6 Replies to “WWIII In Numbers (Entry #2)”

      1. Good to be here. October through now has been a rollercoaster, and like a rollercoaster, much of it terrifying and vomit-inducing.

        You ever go up against a Thunderbolt, Mike?

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  1. Call me detail nut, but this is EXACTLY the level of detail I love in an alternate history WW3 account… Makes me want to quit my job, pull out all my 1980s wargaming books and spend the next 10 years modeling and tallying up the result of every individual engagement of the war…

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    1. I’d support this course of action but something tells me your family would hunt me down and shoot me for encouraging you πŸ™‚

      On the flip side, I’ve enjoyed doing it myself tremendously πŸ™‚

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