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M2009 (Chunma-D / Junma-Le)

Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)

M2009 (Chunma-D / Junma-Le)

Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)

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The Model 2009 Armored Personnel Carrier of the North Korean Army is believed to be the PT-85 Light Tank crossed with the turret from the BTR-80 wheeled vehicle.
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ORIGIN: North Korea
YEAR: 2009
MANUFACTURER(S): State Factories - North Korea
PRODUCTION: 550
OPERATORS: North Korea
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SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the M2009 (Chunma-D / Junma-Le) model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 2
NBC PROTECTION: Yes
NIGHTVISION: Yes
AMPHIBIOUS: Yes.
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1 x 30mm 2A72 automatic cannon
1 x 14.5mm KPVT Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
7.62mm PKT Medium Machine Gun (MMG)

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Series Model Variants
• M2009 (Model 2009) - Base Series Name
• Chunma-D - Alternative Name
• Junma-Le - Alternative Name


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the M2009 (Chunma-D / Junma-Le) Armored Personnel Carrier (APC).  Entry last updated on 7/28/2017. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
The M2009 serves the modern North Korean Army as an Armored Personnel Carrier (APC). It is believed to be an offshoot of the PT-85 Light Tank, a tracked amphibious vehicle inspired by Soviet design doctrine, cross with the turret of the BTR-80 family of 8x8 wheeled armored vehicles. The BTR-80 is known to the North Korean Army as the M2010 and is nothing more than a local copy of the Soviet-era design. The turret mounts a 30mm automatic cannon with 14.5mm heavy machine gun and a 7.62mm medium machine gun is carried as a secondary anti-infantry option.

Assuming the capabilities of the PT-85 Light Tank, the M2009 possesses an amphibious quality and good cross-country performance. The PT-85 is, itself, based on the Soviet PT-76 Amphibious Light Tank. The PT-85 is seen as a local development for North Korea to succeed the PT-76 stock - though it is indeed inspired by the PT-76.

About 3,200 M2009 vehicles are believed to be in the North Korean Army inventory.






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