What was the best European Army in NATO during the Cold War?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Andorra

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The United States

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      /thread/

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/KHtKVtH.jpg

        The United States

        Not European

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Joke went right over you eh?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The US has more bases in Europe than any other European country

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It was in Europe though.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    norway

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The French

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Great Britain

      Not in NATO for most of the cold war, but probably the most powerful U. S. Ally during that time.
      France was to NATO what China was to the soviets, kinda. Atleast in the 60s.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        France was in NATO even after 1966

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Help, they put a brain eating parasite in my spaghetti

    Italy because unlike all the other gays that gave up, they continued to show the starfighter love. Also the BM59 is pure sex

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The starfighter was garbage

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You're garbage. The XB-70 was going to die anyway, a starfighter blowing up doesn't change the fact it was completely obsolete thanks to ICBMS

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >The XB-70 was going to die anyway
          YOU FUCKING TAKE THAT BACK RIGHT NOW morongay AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Why do you care? Go pretend you're flying one since even if they were fielded the SPs would shoot you for attempting access to the alert barn.

            Aircraft don't need to be real for larping. Don't you have Star Wars to watch (again)?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Not even America, my country wasted millions on Starfighters that could have been used on something better. Even Lockmart knew they were shit, hence why they had to bribe everyone to buy them.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      F-104S and ASA were trash
      the MTI on the latter didn’t even work cause by the time the computer was done filtering the ground from the radar image, the target was already 100m away
      seriously how the fuck do you keep starfighters in service up until 2004
      we were flying those shitheaps for three years after the twin towers collapsed
      the only thing I can agree on is that they were funny to look at

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      BM59 was better than M14 but was still inferior other contemporary battle rifles of the period.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        FAL and G3

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Spanish looked cool

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >bro what if we mixed the third reich and cuban revolutionaries

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The stahlhelm makes everything cool

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Its kind of funny to remember that Spain was a fascist country until the late 70s

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Now they've gone all lefty and have the highest unemployment in the EU

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It’s the average cycle of a Hispanic nation. One decade they are a fascist the next one communist

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nah only until 59

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Prolly Germany. Despite 1945 cucked, the Bundeswehr had 5K tanks and 500K active personal, with 1.3 in reserve. Would also consider the UK tho who had more experience and was active in multiple wars

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    United Kingdom

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have to go with the British. They earned a lot of experience with their multitude of engagements in Asia and Africa. Second is a bit trickier. France gave and took a lot of blood in Vietnam, but with a relatively small number of involved units. Standing beside them is Portugal, whose many bloodspillings in Africa earned them a lot of curly chesthair.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Portugal.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have to go with the British. They earned a lot of experience with their multitude of engagements in Asia and Africa. Second is a bit trickier. France gave and took a lot of blood in Vietnam, but with a relatively small number of involved units. Standing beside them is Portugal, whose many bloodspillings in Africa earned them a lot of curly chesthair.

      They lost

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        And?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          white people are losers and white nationalism is a massive cope. now the world is free of white people and will be far better off.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Calm down Cheng.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Army or armed forces all together?
    West Germany had by far the strongest army, but overall probably the UK.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Best meaning what? Armies are for winning wars, but sperginess has tremendous appeal as do numbers since spergtards can count and that gives them illusions of competence.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Somewhere between the French, British and the West Germans. It should be remembered though that the West Germans were seen as having a.very limited life expectancy in most envisioned scenarios, with the Brits and the French holding the line in central Europe until US reinforcements arrive.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Actually west germany, despite whatever shit happened and it‘s medium size, it had a gigantic army and airforce with very modern equipment and excellent training.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How did they fall so bad

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        there was no use for it anymore after the eastern bloc collapsed
        West Germany was in a similar situation South Korea still is in today

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      With 5% of the GDP spent on the military and mandatory conscription it was Germany without any doubt.

      The fact that people are either ignorant or in denial about this really shows how much the quality of PrepHole has fallen.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >it had a gigantic army and airforce with very modern equipment and excellent training
      Real question is if WarPACT actually tried to start some shit would the West Germans have actually fought if put up against their East German counterparts. I'm sure Otto had no qualms about putting 7.62 into Ivan if push came to shove but if it was Heinrich from across the wall in his sights would he have pulled the trigger?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Both sides recognized this and deployed forces accordingly.
        IIRC the East Germans were stationed against the British and the West Germans against the Soviets.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    With 5% of the GDP spent on the military and mandatory conscription it was Germany without any doubt.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      so what the fuck happened? How did they go from best to worst so quickly?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The military didn't serve any purpose anymore.
        Youngins tend to forget this but in the 90s the world was monopolar and Russia wasn't even a power anymore and Germany was surrounded by both allies and non-threats.
        Plus, which is also often overlooked, contrary to France or Britain Germany had 0 oversea interests it needed an army for and 0 motivation to change that in any way. People know Schröder now as the guy who works at Gazprom, but he was also the guy who told America to fuck off when it asked for people to join their middle eastern adventures.

        >it had a gigantic army and airforce with very modern equipment and excellent training
        Real question is if WarPACT actually tried to start some shit would the West Germans have actually fought if put up against their East German counterparts. I'm sure Otto had no qualms about putting 7.62 into Ivan if push came to shove but if it was Heinrich from across the wall in his sights would he have pulled the trigger?

        Western Germany would've fought because they knew the slavs would follow behind their eastern German counterparts. It was much more likely for eastern Germans to simply stand down and refuse to fight (or in the long run, switch sides).

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          In retrospective, it is just very likely that esst germanys military would have quickly stopped fighting i‘d say.
          West germans had everything to lose, and it‘s cold war general staff was made up of WW2 veterans or basically their sons in spirit.
          East germans had nothing to gain if they fought, but would have gained an immense amount if they surrendered in the end.
          Most of them knew that life was alot better in all aspects in the west, morale in the NVA was always pretty shitty. (East german dude serving in the bundeswehr, who‘s uncle was a east german combat diver) Like, even their elite units like Fallschirmjäger oder Combat Divers spent all their time just daydrinking and doing shenanigans like stealing officers uniform(who also were always drunk) and ordering poor conscripts around for fun while piss drunk lol, at least that‘s what my uncle did during his time.

          Commiebloc militaries have always been rotten shitshows with barely any advanced training, poor morale and extreme corruption in addition to a retarded structure that favoured obedience over skill. And that is saying about the germans who at least still had NCOs and some skills left from the old days.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Most east german conscripts just wanted to get over with it because life was even shittier in the NVA because while you were sweeping sand, running around in NBC gear or manning some shitty russian SAM system, Ralf Rudolf, the Butcher‘s son missing a finger or something wasn‘t conscripted and was probably fucking every girl back at home you knew.
            Meanwhile Bundeswehr Chads could go home most weekends, drive a VW And drink legally after duty LMAO.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    British Army

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    West Germany by some distance. It's the only one the Soviets feared.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Germany is the glue keeping nato together, they are the metaphorical zookeeper who watches over the russian chimp cage formerly soviet union

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The modern German army is a joke

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