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M1992 (Model 1992)

4x4 Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) / Scout Car (1992)

Land Systems / Battlefield

The M1992 is a North Korean development of the Sovier-era BRDM-2 Scout Car of the Cold War years.

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North Korean Army equipment is heavily rooted in Soviet designs of the Cold War (1947-1991). This is evident in the M1992 (Model 1992) Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) which is a locally-developed version of the Soviet-era BRDM-2. The original BRDM-2 was a four-wheeled amphibious armored scout car appearing in 1962 and produced to the tune of 7,200 examples for operators worldwide. The type still sees service today (2017).

The North Korean Army version is believed to have emerged from development work undertaken during the late-1980s. From the basic framework of the BRDM-2 was born the M1992 and its designation stemmed from the West's first observance of the vehicle in the North Korean Army lineup - the year 1992. Armament is believed to be a combination installation featuring the AT-4 "Spigot" Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) launcher coupled to an AGS-17 series 30mm Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL) - this is heavier than the traditional machine gun armament of the Soviet vehicles.

It is believed that all of the inherent features of the original BRDM-2 vehicle have been retained in the M1992 design including its amphibious capability and gasoline-fueled engine. it is assumed on-road / off-road capabilities are similar to the original.


Service Year

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Amphibious Assault
Traverse bodies of open water under own power with / without preparation.
Armored Car
Design, of typically lightweight nature, providing onroad/offroad capabilities for the scouting or general security roles.

18.9 ft
5.75 m
7.8 ft
2.37 m
7.6 ft
2.31 m
15,432 lb
7,000 kg
7.7 tons
(Showcased structural values pertain to the base M1992 (Model 1992) production variant. Length typically includes main gun in forward position if applicable to the design)
Powerplant: ASSUMED: 1 x GAZ-41 V-8 gasoline-fueled engine developing 140 horsepower.
62.1 mph
(100.0 kph)
466.0 mi
(750.0 km)
(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the base M1992 (Model 1992) production variant. Compare this entry against any other in our database)
1 x AT-4 "Spigot" Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) launcher with 1 x 30mm AGS-17 Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL) on hull roof.

Supported Types

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M1992 (Model 1992) - Base Series Designation.

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