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North Korean artillery systems

North Korean ordnance factories produce a variety of self-propelled guns, howitzers, and gun-howitzers. In the 1980s, North Korea produced a significant amount of self-propelled artillery, mating towed artillery tubes with chassis already in the inventory. The following artillery systems are known to be in the North Korean inventory. No open source data is presently available concerning these systems, which were designed and manufactured in North Korea. Based on prior North Korean practice, and the reported calibers of these weapons, it may be assumed that they resemble and are derivative of similar Chinese and Russian systems.

DESIGNATION Type Russian Analog Chinese Analog
M-1974 152mm SP gun-howitzer
M-1985 152mm gun-howitzer D-20 / M-55 Type 83
M-1975 130mm SP gun
M-1992 130mm SP gun 130mm SPG
M-1981 122mm SP gun Type 54 SPH
M-1991 122mm SP howitzer Type 70
M-1992 120mm SP combination gun

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Originally created by John Pike
Updated Sunday, September 19, 1999 11:00:01 AM