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    North Korean Army Tanks

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

    Like the South, North Korea has been maintaining a large stable of armored vehicles for decades which, until recently, was mainly Soviet in origin.





    There are a total of (14) North Korean Army Tanks throughout history in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below by initial year of service. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




    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)

    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)

    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)

    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
    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

    1959
    NORINCO Type 59
    The NORINCO-produced Type 59 Main Battle Tank (MBT) of China became a locally-produced variant of th... [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

    1952
    PT-76
    The Soviet-era PT-76 Amphibious Light Tank was developed shortly after World War 2 (1939-1945) and t... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the PT-76

    1949
    T-54
    The T-54 series of Soviet main battle tank came about in the search for a viable replacement for the... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the T-54

    1943
    IS-2 / JS-2 (Josef Stalin)
    The Soviet Army need for ever-more formidable tracked firepower came to the forefront after losses o... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the IS-2 / JS-2 (Josef Stalin)

    1943
    T-34/85
    The T-34/85 was essentially categorized as an "up-gunned" version of the successful base T-34 medium... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the T-34/85

    1940
    T-34
    To Red Army authorities, it was becoming painfully clear that the BT series of "fast tanks" was not ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the T-34