Stealth hovercraft armada poised to invade South Korea
Nork mud commandos get their skirts blown up
North Korea is assembling a powerful fleet of hovercraft to menace the South's northwestern islands, according to the Seoul government.
The Chosun Ilbo reports that government sources have said that a large Nork base with berths for 60 "hovercraft and stealth air-cushion warships", under construction at Koampo in Hwanghae province, is almost complete. A hover fleet based there would be in position to mount an attack on Southern islands before the South's military could respond.
Hovercraft would be favoured in such a mission as they could travel across extensive coastal mudflats in the region that would be impassable to ordinary vessels or land units alike. The Chosun Ilbo reports that typical North Korean air-cushion warcraft can travel across mud at better than 60mph, and that the prospective Koampo-based hover flotilla of 60 would be capable of delivering "up to 3,000 commandos for a surprise attack".
Reportedly Seoul will move to counter the Nork hovership menace by basing attack helicopters and strike planes in the area.
Here in Blighty we have a small hovercraft force, also intended for amphibious assault and operated to that end by the landing-craft branch of the Royal Marine Commandos. The green-bereted boatmen have lately taken delivery of a new and innovative catamaran/aircushion combo-craft known as the PACSCAT: none of their vessels have the "stealth" capabilities apparently possessed by the North Korean hover forces, however. ®
Didn't I see this?
Wasn't that a James Bond movie?
Means "freshly painted" in any military.
Helicopters and Aircraft
Just place a bunch of pointy sticks (*1) in the ground with the points facing upwards and sticking out of the mud by 3 inches.
Hovercraft comes over and tears the skirt to ribbons, you now have 3000 commandos stuck in the middle of a mud flat without having fired a single shot or killed anyone where they can all be taken prisoner.
I just saved the allies a fortune in operating costs, I think I should get a share of that saving.
*1: Might need more than just sticks, but the principal is the same. something cheap to make and that will tear a skirt when ridden over, skirt is likely to be kevlar these days so you are probably going to need something very pointy and very strong.