Skip to comments.Do you know there are AA gun site on top of buildings downtown Seoul?
Posted on 01/02/2011 7:17:53 PM PST by shutwho
as you know, the Korean war is not ended untill now, technically speaking. so there are things that people think not fair or odd in peace time. AA gun site on top of buildings downtown Seoul is one of them.
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Damn, that would be a fun job!
Just the other day the jet fighters took off from the nearby airfield and went cruising out to slow down/stop a plane approaching the Capitol Building.
SHOOK THE HOUSE!
So, AA batteries in Seoul ~ OK ~ sounds like a good idea.
That means we aren't the only guys on the front lines.
I don't know about that, it has to be pretty cold up there this time of the year.
Your country is very smart to be wary and plan.
I truly hope the North doesn’t do anything crazy.
I think China (the real enemy) is not ready to take on the West — the cost may be too high.
NK will back down after they have finished with their machismo posturing.
If not, our next President will back you, assuming it isn’t the current one.
Politicians seem to be a nervous bunch. Don't understand why, if they aren't doing anything wrong.
It makes perfect sense to me.
not that funny!
It’s like in prison cells you can’t go outside the AA gun site for 3 MONTHS except leaves.
It’s very hot in the summer, da— cold in the winter.
If you wear a uniform, there are two temperatures. Too hot and too cold.
The weather NEVER favors the infantry.
No, but I can’t say I’m surprised.
How tall is that building? It looks like it is 200 stores high or on a mountain. The buildings below look 3,000 feet lower.
“Hi, I’m Kim, and I’m an artilleryman.”
it’s 63-story building
There are Patriot Missile Batteries around DC.
Seoul would be the main target of NK if a war breaks out, although I am not sure its air forces would be all that effective.
I bet some Kim Che and Hot Pot will warm you up.
Wars only ends when one side decisively loses.
And I do love me some kim chee. Nothing better to keep one regular.
you were USFK in the past?
it’s not OPSEC. dont’ worry about that.
those are towed vulcan 20mm AA guns.
But I have been to Korea without a passport.
2d Inf Div - Tong Du Chon Vet here. My admiration for Koreans is very great given what they face. I am very concerned about the next few months there. I hope that someday the North Korean government collapses and you can rescue the people in the North though it won’t be asy.
I got you.
Don’t think there are any more possibilities in modern warfare for suprise attacks.
Of course not.
I have been to Kunsan, Osan, Deajon, Suwon, Panmunjon, Pusan, Iteawon, Munsan, and Imjin.
Nobody worries about OPSEC anymore.
Because everyone that's a bad guy tells you when he's running an OPSEC scam. As if sign-up dates weren't a fat first clue.
I should have added a sarcasm tag to my post.
After 11 Sep there should have been AA gun emplacements in New York City... and boy would there have been a different outcome to Obama’s unannounced low-altitude buzzing of NYC in Air Force 1!
I suspected, but didn’t envision gas-masked snipers. A North Korean attack on Seoul will be attempted by artillery - that’s all they have.
You betcha...M167A1 ‘Vulcan’ cannons. 20mm, max rate of fire is 3000 RPM. Of course, that would destroy all six barrels, and the ammo bin only holds 500 rounds...but theoretically...
Seems during WW2 one of our guys was manning a rooftop AA gun near the Lincoln Memorial...In an effort to impress his girlfriend by letting her sit in his lap while manning the gun ...She mistakenly launched a blast that took out “Massachusetts” on the Lincoln Memorial facade..
It was immediately hushed up and classified as Top Secret and not declassified in till years later!..I think in the 70’s
(the final plight of the poor solider was unknown!
Here is why the SK buildings have AA forces on top of buildings.
My nephew has stood guard many very, very cold nights at the DMZ. There is no peace in Korea.
I have more confidence if a ROK unit were to my flank than some Euro army.
They still live under a real threat and don’t see their military as a costly joke or social laboratory (Which even we in the US have). Of all our allies, the ROK army is one of the better ones and their troops are well trained, highly disciplined (unlike even our guys that can’t even clean their own room anymore).
Because the threat and military hardware/presence, actually makes investment flee the country and hurts their image, they casually downplay just how bunkered up, stock piled, massive reserve forces, pre-marked targets, pre wired and set up bridges (demo)......they really are. South Korea is armed to its teeth! They are entirely defensive, but realistically if the North were to invade, they cannot realistically expect to win in terms of taking and holding ground. There is more crap cached, stuff that is undisclosed, bunkers and hardened buildings that are concealed or look like beautiful fountains disguised etc in that place per mile than probably even in Israel, and I’ve been to both.
The North blackmails the South with the threat of war but realistically the North isn’t capable of taking the South unless others come to the Norths aid. However, a war like the one the North threatens with (massive rocket and artillery fire where collateral damage is the intent!) would mean an end to the prosperity in the South and the cost of war or even it’s threat as of late is so immense that the South as others pay the blackmail or cave in. A good defense of the South is a pyrrhic scenario. The North with nothing to loose bets on the pragmatism, good will and level-headedness of the South to essentially extort their existence with threats of mutual destruction. But no, the North won’t penetrate into the South very far, I can’t see that happening.
Flew through Seoul once and was amazed that as we flew along how many guns were aimed at us despite the MARINES on the side of our aircraft.
Thanks, I can get my hands on 10 AAA’s, but the Ammo is light.
they do it to ROK aircrafts, too.
my expression, “so there are things that people think not fair or odd in peace time”, was about the construction budget of AA site on top of a building. the Army doesn’t spent any penny. the building owner pays it all.
The second picture is stunning. I am impressed!
Check out all the pictures on the link - they are amazing. 63 stories up. One of the pictures towards the bottom was amazing.
Thanks Shutwho. Ping to SK info
“You would be wrong. There’s still a place for horse cav. Small place, but a place.”
If the Mongolians want to take Boston by horseback, more power to them.
Lots of us have that problem.
With the current administration, how high could the cost be? They'd have to host The One on an apology tour!
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