Ch’ŏnma

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (1978-Present) Main Battle Tank – Unknown Number Built The Ch’ŏnma, better known under the unofficial designation of Ch’ŏnma-Ho, is the second North Korean-produced Main Battle Tank (MBT) in service with the Korean People’s Army. Originally, the Ch’ŏnma was a licensed production version of the T-62 Soviet MBT built in the…

T-34-85 in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Service

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (1948-Present) Medium Tank – ~2,000 Purchased After fighting during the final stages of World War II, from the spring of 1944 until May 1945, the T-34-85 was then supplied to states under the influence of the Soviet Union, such as Poland, Yugoslavia, and Bulgaria. Thanks to these supplies, by 1948,…

M1981 Shin’heung

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (Late 1970s/Early 1980s-Present) Amphibious Light Tank – Unknown Number Built (500 Sometimes Mentioned) North Korea maintains one of the most peculiar large scale military industries of the modern world. Though the most famous of the country’s vehicles are without a doubt the main battle tanks – the Chonma-ho and Songun-Ho…