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Old November 24th, 2012, 11:29 AM   #1
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Worst equipped army in the world?


Okay, this is something I always wanted to know. Which army's got the oldest and most ineffective weapons, vehicles and equipment in general? It doesn't mean it's got to be a bad army, it can have a good training or be huge in size.

I am from Argentina and my country's military is awful. They look like the same since 1960. I mean, when I see pics of those lads they remind me more of Vietnam war than the 2010s. But there must be a lot worse armed forces around, who knows? You tell me.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 11:47 AM   #2

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Is this a modern day question? or is it relative to a period?

If its the second I vote the Irish army on the eve of WWII little more than rifles (the IRA even stole much of their ammunition) and the kindest thing to say about the Air Corps was that it wasn't as badly off as the Navy.
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Okay, this is something I always wanted to know. Which army's got the oldest and most ineffective weapons, vehicles and equipment in general? It doesn't mean it's got to be a bad army, it can have a good training or be huge in size.

I am from Argentina and my country's military is awful. They look like the same since 1960. I mean, when I see pics of those lads they remind me more of Vietnam war than the 2010s. But there must be a lot worse armed forces around, who knows? You tell me.
Argentine soldiers did well enough against the British in the Falklands and their equipment at least matched them to a large degree.
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Republic of San Marino?

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Is this a modern day question? or is it relative to a period?

If its the second I vote the Irish army on the eve of WWII little more than rifles (the IRA even stole much of their ammunition) and the kindest thing to say about the Air Corps was that it wasn't as badly off as the Navy.
i didn't know we even had an air force to speak of at that time. its hardly improved much since then as were still employing propeller operated aircraft like out of WW2, its enough to make you cry with shame
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i didn't know we even had an air force to speak of at that time. its hardly improved much since then as were still employing propeller operated aircraft like out of WW2, its enough to make you cry with shame
Makes one wonder why bother at all with a military?
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Well, if we look at the little countries is too easy.

Sure between two countries with comparable dimensions, populations and geographical context there is a great difference.

Swiss Army is excellent ... Nepalese Army is not exactly at the same level

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Even if we know that Nepali Gurkhas are very though warriors.
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i didn't know we even had an air force to speak of at that time. its hardly improved much since then as were still employing propeller operated aircraft like out of WW2, its enough to make you cry with shame
Now that I think of it, given the power of the Irish Diaspora around the world if there was ever a serious attack or invasion of Ireland every military in the Western World would be lining up to defend the Emerald Isle. So in reality the Irish are pretty safe without a powerful military of their own.
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The chinese army in the late qing dynasty???
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from a different era the Hussites, peasants who rebelled against their lords and the church for 'FREEDOM!!!!'---- sounds good but usually farmers aginst professional soldiers only had one out come.

In this case the peasants 'kicked ass' and defeated armies of 'armoured knights', they had few cavalry (some minor nobility fought with them such as the outstanding Jan Zizka) so used 'war wagons', As they won they became much better equipped as the picture shows but at the start it was farm tools agianst armour.

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