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    North Korean Army Tanks, Vehicles and Artillery (Since 1950)

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/14/2015

    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 (36) 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") M... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Pokpung-ho (Storm Tiger) (M-2002)

    1987
    BTR-80
    The BTR-80 was the logical evolution of the wheeled armored personnel carrier (APC) BTR series that ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the BTR-80

    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 ser... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 85 (YW531H)

    1981
    Chonma-ho (Pegasus)
    At present, the Chonma-ho (or "Sky Horse" or "Pegasus") represents one of the more numerous and mode... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Chonma-ho (Pegasus)

    1979
    SA-11 (Gadfly) / 9K37 Buk
    The vast airspace over the Russian frontier and the combat-ready atmosphere of the Cold War required... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SA-11 (Gadfly) / 9K37 Buk

    1979
    SA-13 (Gopher) / 9K35 Strela-10
    The 9K35 "Strela-10" was developed by Soviet engineers to replace the 1960s-era 9K31 Strela-1 line (... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SA-13 (Gopher) / 9K35 Strela-10

    1979
    NORINCO P793 (M1939)
    The modern Chinese military is influenced by its partnership with the Soviet Union during the Cold W... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO P793 (M1939)

    1975
    BM-27 (Uragan ) / 9P140
    The BM-27 / 9P140 "Uragan" ("Hurricane") is a large, multi-wheeled self-propelled rocket launcher de... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the BM-27 (Uragan ) / 9P140

    1975
    M1978 (Koksan)
    The M1978 "Koksan" is a self-propelled gun (SPG) of North Korean origin, the tracked chassis believe... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the M1978 (Koksan)

    1973
    VTT-323 (M1973 Sinhung)
    When the North Korean Army needed an armored personnel carrier, they turned to what they do best - l... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the VTT-323 (M1973 Sinhung)

    1970
    SA-6 (Gainful) / 2K12 Kub
    Design work on the 2K12 "Kub" system began in 1959 under the direction of NIIP/Vympel (for the missi... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SA-6 (Gainful) / 2K12 Kub

    1967
    SA-5 (Gammon) / S-200
    Because of advancements in Western aircraft regarding speed and operating altitudes, the Soviet Unio... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SA-5 (Gammon) / S-200

    1966
    BMP-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
    The Soviet military was first major military power to widely adopt the concept of an "armored fighti... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the BMP-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)

    1965
    ZSU-23-4 (Shilka)
    The ZSU-23-4 "Shilka" system has been - and in many examples continues to be - a much-feared anti-ai... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the ZSU-23-4 (Shilka)

    1964
    BM-21 (Grad)
    The BM-21 "Grad" is a specialty weapon utilized by over 65 countries in one form or another and, des... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the BM-21 (Grad)

    1964
    NORINCO Type 63 (YW531)
    In the late 1950s, the Chinese government called on local industry to design and develop a low-cost ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO Type 63 (YW531)

    1963
    122mm Model 1963 (D-30 / 2A18)
    The D-30 122mm howitzer became the standard Soviet artillery battlefield system in 1963, replacing t... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the 122mm Model 1963 (D-30 / 2A18)

    1963
    NORINCO Type 62
    Yet another in the long line of NORINCO designs inspired by Soviet-era purchases, the Type 62 (class... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO Type 62

    1963
    NORINCO Type 63 (WZ211)
    The Chinese-built NORINCO (China NORth INdustries COrporation) Type 63 Light Tank drew its influence... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO Type 63 (WZ211)

    1961
    SA-3 (Goa) / S-125 Neva / Pechora
    With more nimble and advanced aircraft emerging from the West during the Cold War decades, it fell t... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SA-3 (Goa) / S-125 Neva / Pechora

    1961
    T-62
    After the end of World War 2, the Soviet military had officially replaced their war-winning T-34 Med... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the T-62

    1960
    BTR-60
    The armored 8x8 wheeled BTR-60 of 1960 was developed as a direct replacement for the 6x6 wheeled BTR... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the BTR-60

    1959
    NORINCO Type 59
    The NORINCO-produced Type 59 was actually based on the purchase and subsequent local licensed produc... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO Type 59

    1958
    T-55
    The T-55 was a further improved version of the T-54 Main Battle Tank series of 1949 intended to coun... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the T-55

    1957
    SS-1 (Scud) / 9P117
    The SS-1 (NATO reporting name of "Scud") was a tactical ballistic missile system developed in the 19... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SS-1 (Scud) / 9P117

    1957
    SA-2 (Guideline) / S-75 Dvina
    The original SA-2 Guideline design was engineered to track down and destroy the less-maneuverable hi... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SA-2 (Guideline) / S-75 Dvina

    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. H... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the 152mm Model 1955 (D-20)

    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 a... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the 180mm Gun S-23 (180mm Nywka C-23)

    1955
    ZSU-57-2
    The ZSU-57-2 served the Red Army of the Soviet Union throughout the bulk of the Cold War years. Howe... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the ZSU-57-2

    1954
    130mm Model 1954 (M-46)
    The M-46 (formal designation of "130mm Towed Field Gun M1954) was a Soviet Cold War-era battlefield ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the 130mm Model 1954 (M-46)

    1952
    PT-76
    The PT-76 was developed shortly after Second World War. The weapon system is designated as a "Light ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the PT-76

    1950
    AZP S-60
    The S-60 was designed primarily as a 57mm single-barreled, towed, anti-aircraft defense system. The... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AZP S-60

    1950
    BTR-50
    The BTR-50 series of Soviet armored personnel carriers was developed in the 1950s and served for a t... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the BTR-50

    1950
    100mm KS-19
    Before the arrival of surface-to-air, anti-aircraft missiles, nations depended on simple artillery-b... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the 100mm KS-19

    1950
    BTR-40 (Bronetransporter)
    The Red Army learned much about mobility in its response to the German invasion of the Soviet Union ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the BTR-40 (Bronetransporter)

    1950
    BTR-152
    The Soviet Army adjusted their battlefield doctrine following their experiences in World War 2 (1939... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the BTR-152