Military Factory

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
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 Type 62

1963
Type 63 (WZ211)
The Chinese-built NORINCO (China NORth INdustries COrporation) Type 63 Light Tank drew its influence... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the 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
Type 59
The NORINCO-produced Type 59 was actually based on the purchase and subsequent local licensed produc... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the 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 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

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