Wednesday, 15 January 2014

A Visual Guide to North Korea’s Fighting Vehicles


By Joost Oliemans and Stijn Mitzer

Click on the equipment to get a picture of them in North Korean service.

Notes:

- 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.

 

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

 

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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