How was the Korean war from a military technological standpoint?
Everyone had their shiny toys they developed during the WW2 and now they had new ones too, and then they hoped that this jet shit actually works?
The two Koreas performance was a massive shitshow.
>South Koreans get BTFO in all fronts at the start
>But this is understandable as they didn't get the same military assistance as North Korea (i.e. USSR gave NK a "My first modern army" set pretty much.)
>NK got BTFO by Americans
>NK and its mechanized army was saved by - of all people- a largely infantry Chinese army to whom even THE FUCKING TRUCK is a luxury,
>South Koreans retreat so much, their own officers shot them.
being mostly infantry allowed the PLA to outflank MacArthur and block his supply roads. Trucks can't drive over hilly terrain that well
War , when it comes down to it, is all about the humble grunt. Always have been and always will be, since that is the means by which territory is held and defended
The French generals in WW2 had a preponderance of technic over the Germans. They had better tanks and technology in order to make up for their lack of manpower.
The Germans had a better doctrine, so they won.
They could have played to those strengths if their doctrine was better. The Germans did not have a streamlined system of radio messages anyway.
It was not a war of maneuver since it took place on a constricted battlefield.
>they hoped that this jet shit actually works
both Brits and Germans had jets operational in 1944
fist prototypes were made as early as 1941, engines themselves even earlier
they were already proven to be superior to propeller planes
The Chinese went into the Korean war with a fairly unified doctrine that worked well with poorly coordinated infantry in difficult terrain.
I think the biggest innovation to come from the Korean war was the first massed use of jet fighters (MiG-15 vs. F86), apart from that most equipment was still WW2 tier.
Armor is always infantry support, whether they are being used in conjunction with infantry units to fight other infantry, or if they're being used to keep the enemy's armor off of the infantry.