Military Factory

North Korean Army Tanks

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 8/21/2015

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 in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below by initial year of service. Flag images indicative of country of origin.

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...
Thumbnail picture of the Pokpung-ho (Storm Tiger) (M-2002)

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...
Thumbnail picture of the Type 85 (YW531H)

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...
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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...
Thumbnail picture of the BMP-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)

Type 62
Yet another in the long line of NORINCO designs inspired by Soviet-era purchases, the Type 62 (classified as a "light tank") ...
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Type 63 (WZ211)
The Chinese-built NORINCO (China NORth INdustries COrporation) Type 63 Light Tank drew its influence from the Soviet PT-76 Li...
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After the end of World War 2, the Soviet military had officially replaced their war-winning T-34 Medium Tank series with the ...
Thumbnail picture of the T-62

Type 59
The NORINCO-produced Type 59 was actually based on the purchase and subsequent local licensed production of the Soviet T-54 m...
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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 ...
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The PT-76 was developed shortly after Second World War. The weapon system is designated as a "Light Amphibious Tank" featurin...
Thumbnail picture of the PT-76

The T-54 series of Soviet main battle tank came about in the search for a viable replacement for the war-winning T-34 Medium ...
Thumbnail picture of the T-54

IS-2 / JS-2 (Josef Stalin)
The Soviet Army need for ever-more formidable tracked firepower came to the forefront after losses of much territory to the i...
Thumbnail picture of the IS-2 / JS-2 (Josef Stalin)

The T-34/85 was essentially categorized as an "up-gunned" version of the successful base T-34 medium tank designed and built ...
Thumbnail picture of the T-34/85

To Red Army authorities, it was becoming painfully clear that the BT series of "fast tanks" was not the long term answer for ...
Thumbnail picture of the T-34