Wednesday, 15 January 2014

A Visual Guide To North Korea’s Fighting Vehicles

 
By Joost Oliemans and Stijn Mitzer
 
If several configurations of a vehicle with one designation are known, they are added as such. The part within apostrophes refers to an unoffical name, such as the US DoD M-xxxx designation system (referring to the first year the system was identified). A year in square brackers after the designation of a vehicle refer to its perceived date of inception. All vehicles listed are presumed to still be in use with the Korean People's Army. All vehicles listed are presumed to still be in use with the Korean People's Army unless indicated. Last updated on 14-03-2017.
 
Click on the equipment to get a picture of them in North Korean service.

 

Tanks

 

Infantry Fighting Vehicles

  • BMP-1 ''Korshun'' (Not yet seen)
  • BTR-80A 


Armoured Personnel Carriers


Reconnaissance Vehicles


Military Engineering Vehicles

 

Command Vehicles

 

Amphibious Transports


Heavy Mortars


Self-Propelled Mortars


Tank Destroyers


Towed Artillery

 

Self-Propelled Artillery


Multiple Rocket Launchers

 

Towed Anti-Aircraft Guns

 

Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns (SPAAGs)

 

Self-Propelled SAM Systems

 

Static SAM Systems

 

Coastal Defence Missile Systems

Artillery Rockets

 

Ballistic Missiles


Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

  • Tupolev DR-3 / M-141 Reys (Documented by a few sources, not yet seen)
  • Shmel-1 (Documented by a few sources, not yet seen)  
  • Unknown UCAV (Can also be carried on a trailer
 

Radars


Trucks

 

Jeeps


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