Wednesday, 15 January 2014

North Korean fighting vehicles

By Stijn Mitzer and Joost Oliemans  


(Click on the equipment to get a picture of them in North Korean service)


- If several configurations of a vehicle with one designation are known, they are added as such.

- The part within apostrophes refers to an unofficial name, such as the US DoD M-xxxx designation system (referring to the first year the system was identified).

- A year in square brackets after the designation of a vehicle refers to its perceived date of inception.

- All vehicles listed are presumed to still be in use with the Korean People's Army.

- Copying the list, or certain edited photos in the list is strictly forbidden without naming Oryx Blog as the source. 

- Last updated on 14-03-2017.




Infantry fighting vehicles

  • Soviet Union Korshun/BMP-1 (Documented by a few sources, not yet seen)
  • BTR-80A


Armoured personnel carriers


Reconnaissance vehicles

Military engineering vehicles


Command vehicles


Amphibious transports

Heavy mortars

Self-propelled mortars

Tank destroyers

Towed artillery


Self-propelled artillery

Multiple rocket launchers


(Ballistic) Missiles


Towed anti-aircraft guns


Self-propelled anti-aircraft guns


Self-propelled SAM systems


Static SAM systems


Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)





    Special thanks to, Stefan Krasowski (,,,, various Flickr authors and numerous persons on the forums.

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