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North Korean Army Tanks, Vehicles and Artillery Since 1950

The massive North Korean land army would be called into play should a new war erupt on the Korean Peninsula between the North and South.

There are a total of 32 North Korean Army Tanks, Vehicles and Artillery (Since 1950) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below by initial year of service. Flag images indicative of country of origin. Guns of North Korea can be found here. Modern Aircraft of North Korea can be found here.


1992
Pokpung-ho (Storm Tiger) (M-2002)
Despite a design origin that possibly dates back to the late 1980s, the Pokpung-ho ("Storm Tiger") Main Battle Tank remains s...

1987
BTR-80
The BTR-80 was the logical evolution of the wheeled armored personnel carrier (APC) BTR series that more or less hit its stri...

1985
Type 85 (YW531H)
The PT-85 is a light amphibious tank system (may also be known as the "Type 82" or "Type 85") in service with the North Korea...

1981
Chonma-ho (Pegasus)
At present, the Chonma-ho (or "Sky Horse" or "Pegasus") represents one of the more numerous and modern of all the North Korea...

1979
SA-11 (Gadfly) / 9K37 Buk
The vast airspace over the Russian frontier and the combat-ready atmosphere of the Cold War required the Soviet Army to keep ...

1979

1978
BM-27 / 9P140 Uragan (Hurricane)
The BM-27 / 9P140 "Uragan" ("Hurricane") is a large, multi-wheeled self-propelled rocket launcher design consisting of an enc...

1975
M1978 (Koksan)
The M1978 "Koksan" is a self-propelled gun (SPG) of North Korean origin, the tracked chassis believed to be based on the orig...

1973
VTT-323 (M1973 Sinhung)
When the North Korean Army needed an armored personnel carrier, they turned to what they do best - license production of an e...

1970
SA-6 (Gainful) / 2K12 Kub
Design work on the 2K12 "Kub" system began in 1959 under the direction of NIIP/Vympel (for the missile) and MMZ (for the trac...

1966
BMP-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
The Soviet military was first major military power to widely adopt the concept of an "armored fighting infantry carrier" thro...

1965
ZSU-23-4 (Shilka)
The ZSU-23-4 "Shilka" system has been - and in many examples continues to be - a much-feared anti-aircraft system for pilots ...

1964
BM-21 (Grad)
The BM-21 "Grad" is a specialty weapon utilized by over 65 countries in one form or another and, despite her Cold War origins...

1963
122mm Model 1963 (D-30)
The D-30 122mm howitzer became the standard Soviet artillery battlefield system, replacing the aging M-30 (M1938) 122mm howit...

1963

1963
Type 62
Yet another in the long line of NORINCO designs inspired by Soviet-era purchases, the Type 62 (classified as a "light tank") ...

1963
Type 63 (WZ211)
The Chinese NORINCO-built Type 63 is in many ways a relative to the Soviet-designed and built PT-76 troop carrier. The weapon...

1961

1961
T-62
After the end of World War 2, the Soviet military had officially replaced their war-winning T-34 Medium Tank series with the ...

1960
BTR-60
The armored 8x8 wheeled BTR-60 of 1960 was developed as a direct replacement for the 6x6 wheeled BTR-152 series Armored Perso...

1959
Type 59
The NORINCO-produced Type 59 was actually based on the purchase and subsequent local licensed production of the Soviet T-54 m...

1958
T-55
The T-55 was a further improved version of the T-54 Main Battle Tank series of 1949 intended to counter the new American M60 ...

1957
SA-2 (Guideline) / S-75 Dvina
The original SA-2 Guideline design was engineered to track down and destroy the less-maneuverable high-altitude American bomb...

1955
152mm Model 1955 (D-20)
The M1955 was developed in the 1950's to late to be deployed in the Great Patriotic War 1939-1945. However this howitzer has ...

1955
180mm Gun S-23 (180mm Nywka C-23)
The S-23 was a heavy gun to be used in Europe if the Cold War got hot. It was available to Soviet allies and operations were...

1955
ZSU-57-2
The ZSU-57-2 served the Red Army of the Soviet Union throughout the bulk of the Cold War years. However, within a short windo...

1954
M-46 (M1954)
The M-46 (formal designation of "130mm Towed Field Gun M1954) was a Soviet Cold War-era battlefield implement designed to ful...

1952
PT-76
The PT-76 was developed shortly after Second World War. The weapon system is designated as a "Light Amphibious Tank" featurin...

1950
AZP S-60
The S-60 was designed primarily as a 57mm single-barreled, towed, anti-aircraft defense system. The gun was developed in the...

1950
100mm Air Defense Gun KS-19
Before the arrival of surface-to-air, anti-aircraft missiles, nations depended on simple artillery-based guns to protect airs...

1950
BTR-40 (Bronetransporter)
The Red Army learned much about mobility in its response to the German invasion of the Soviet Union during World War 2. As su...

1950
BTR-152
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