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M2009 (Chunma-D / Junma-Le)


Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) (2009)


Land Systems / Battlefield

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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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.

Specifications



Service Year
2009

Origin
North Korea national flag graphic
North Korea

Crew
2
CREWMEN
Production
550
UNITS


State Factories - North Korea
National flag of North Korea North Korea
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Amphibious Assault
Traverse bodies of open water under own power with / without preparation.


Length
22.7 ft
6.91 m
Width
10.3 ft
3.15 m
Height
7.5 ft
2.3 m
Weight
31,967 lb
14,500 kg
Tonnage
16.0 tons
LIGHT
(Showcased structural values pertain to the M2009 (Model 2009) production variant. Length typically includes main gun in forward position if applicable to the design)
Powerplant: 1 x V-6 Type diesel-fueled engine developing 240 horsepower.
Speed
28.0 mph
(45.0 kph)
Range
248.5 mi
(400.0 km)
(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the M2009 (Model 2009) production variant. Compare this entry against any other in our database)
1 x 30mm 2A72 automatic cannon
1 x 14.5mm KPVT Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
7.62mm PKT Medium Machine Gun (MMG)


Supported Types


Graphical image of a tank automatic cannon
Graphical image of a tank medium machine gun
Graphical image of a tank heavy machine gun


(Not all weapon types may be represented in the showcase above)
Unknown/


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


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