Starting a new thread just not to derail the NK Tank thread into something other than tanks proper.
Tank part: http://www.tank-net....31325&p=1025053
Maybe I should post arty part in WOTT forum?
Ok so here's long awaited second part of NK war museum report. (I know you didn't. Just say you did, lol)
Original article in Korean: http://www.jajuminbo...15§ion=sc38
Again, words of caution for readers and translators:
The SK reporter here is by no means an military analyst. To add to the problem, he also is a quite notorious pro-NK writer. So this means he is often parroting what he heard from museum guides word for word and describes them in most favorable light possible for NK.
Here, I'll forgo translating all that crap and just list interesting bits of info from the article. I also discarded bits where the author quoted sources other than NK museum.
The list concerns only those shown in the museum. Thus, if something is not listed here, that does not necessarily mean it's not in the actual army inventory.
1. BTR clone, APC mod. 1969 "69". Formerly known as "66" (though I don't think I heard that name either) The article implies that NK uses simple number without letter prefixes for PC model names.
2 crews, 8 dismounts
2. APC mod. 1973 "323". Formerly known as VTT-323. Current mainstay of NK mech inf. 2 crews, 12 dismounts, turret with twin 12.7mm MG and quadruple MANPADS tubes.
Range of the MANPADS: 5km for target moving away, 8km for target moving in
Maneuver training picture posted in the article does not show any MANPADS installed.
3. APC mod. Juche 98 (mod. 2009) "Junma-Le" Pronounce "Le" as you would speak French. 9 dismounts, turret with two 14.5mm MG and "computerized FCS," six 81mm smoke grenades, NBC protection.
103mm SPG mod. 1972 (what 103mm? typo?)
152mm SPG mod. 1972
170mm SPG mod. 1973 "Juchepo" (literally "Juche-cannon") formerly known as M1978 Koksan. Was exported to Iran during Iran-Iraq war. First shown to public in 1985 parade.
100mm SPG mod. 1974. 7 crews, gun range 27km
130mm SPG mod. 1974
122mm SPG mod. 1976
122mm SPG mod. 1978
170mm SPG mod. 1983 "Juchepo" both 170mm guns are called the same. 9 crews, gun range 40km, 60km with RAP. Mysterious "War stock of special ammunition" was mentioned.
82mm mod. 1976
120mm mod. 1978
140mm mod. 1981
six-barrel 30mm mod. 1991. 5 crews, range 4km
200mm 4 tubes mod. 1968
122mm 30 tubes mod. 1973
122mm 40 tubes mod. 1973
240mm 12 tubes mod. 1984
240mm 18 tubes mod. 1984
122mm 40 tubes mod. 1990
240mm 22 tubes mod. 1990
Unspecified 122mm rockets have range 20.7km. Unspecified 240mm rockets have 50.3km. Extended range rockets available for both calibers.
240mm precision munition for point targets produced since 1984
The reporter specifically mentioned that he couldn't find any 107mm rocket system in the museum. (fishy?)
Not in the museum but additionally mentioned are:
New 122mm 8 tubes, shown in 2013 April 15th parade
New 240mm 40 tubes.
122mm 18 tubes, in service with paramilitary reserve corps.
New 300mm 12 tubes, no picture or other info available.
122mm 22 tubes. 5 pieces of this system are mentioned in the article as responsible for "Bombardment of Yeonpyeong" incedent. http://en.wikipedia....t_of_Yeonpyeong
370mm 3 tubes mod, 1984, mounted on 10-wheel PC, 5 crews, range intentionally undisclosed.
Pictures from the article:
170mm Juchepo. 2013 March 12th, Kim Jong-un visiting 641st Corps.
100mm mod. 1974
170mm Juchepo mod. 1983. 2013 April 15th parade.
122mm 30 tubes mod. 1973. 2013 April 15th parade
122mm 40 tubes mod. 1990, with 40 reserve ammo and loading mechanism on 8 wheeled mount. 2013 April 15th parade.
New 122mm 12 tubes. 2013 April 15th parade
122mm 24 tubes mod.1973. 2008 Sep. 9th paramilitary corps parade. Note two MANPADS
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122mm 18 tubes towed by collective farm tractor. 2011 Sep. 9th paramilitary corps parade
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240mm 22 tubes mod.1990. 2012 April 15th parade
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New 240mm 40 tubes. 2013 March 13th live fire training
(I'm thinking this picture might be that of 122mm 40 tubes...)
PS: How do I correct the ugly typo in the title?
Edited by Companion, 14 July 2013 - 1915 PM.