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North Korean hybrid "Armata" and "Abrams": In Pyongyang showed a new main battle tank

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The new main battle tank of the North Korean army, very reminiscent of both the Russian T-14 "Armata" and the American "Abrams", was shown at the exhibition of achievements, held in Pyongyang.


The photo, which appeared on the Web, shows a new North Korean tank, reminiscent of a hybrid of "Armata" and "Abrams". Moreover, from the modern version of the American tank he has declared weight parameters - about 64 tons.

It should be noted here that this is not the first demonstration of this tank, but its name is still unknown. The first time this tank, and not a single copy, was shown at the military parade in honor of the 75th anniversary of the country's ruling party, held in October last year, i.e. exactly a year ago.

The display of this tank caused controversy both on the Web and among military experts. Several theories have been put forward for the emergence of this technique. So the American edition of The National Interest stated that this is a Soviet T-62 tank, converted by North Korean designers. According to the Americans, the tank has been given new hull and turret contours, which makes it look like both the Abrams and the Armata at the same time. Despite the fact that these claims are not supported by anything, experts from NI argue that in any case, this is not a tank designed from scratch.

It is difficult to assert something specific in the absence of information, but it is worth noting that the new tank has seven rollers, and not six, like the T-62 or T-72, on the basis of which all North Korean tanks have been developed. It is worth paying attention not only to the angular shapes of the turret and hull, but also to the short cylinders located on the sides, reminiscent of the ammunition of the Russian KAZ "Afganit", and other active protection system devices located on top of the turret. What kind of KAZ is this, whose development, whether it is a real one or is it a model, there is no information.

The armament of the tank is a 125-mm or 115-mm cannon, it has not been precisely established, a 7,62 mm machine gun and a 40-mm automatic grenade launcher. Earlier it was also reported about the installed ATGM installation of two missiles, located on the right side of the tower. It is not visible in the photo, as the tank is on its left side.

Due to the secrecy, it is not possible to tell something additional about this tank. Although a year has passed since the first screening, no new information about it has appeared. It is still unknown whether the tank is mass-produced or whether several samples were collected for demonstrations at parades, as is done in modern Ukraine.
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  1. Peak
    Peak 12 October 2021 14: 09
    +5
    It is still unknown whether the tank is mass-produced or whether several samples were collected for demonstrations at parades, as is done in modern Ukraine.


    In Ukraine, tanks were planned to be produced for peremog, but it turned out that for parades request ...

    It is unlikely that the North Koreans show the same picture of degradation.
    1. knn54
      knn54 12 October 2021 14: 43
      +1
      Why "desert camouflage"?
      This appears to be the North Korean response to the South Korean K2 Black Panther tank.
      1. Graz
        Graz 12 October 2021 15: 07
        -1
        as for me the Americans are right about something. it looks more like a Potemkin village. an ordinary screen behind which there is nothing
        1. 210ox
          210ox 13 October 2021 08: 52
          +9
          I'll tell you what about the screen. About ten years ago, they talked about North Korean ICBMs.
    2. SovAr238A
      SovAr238A 12 October 2021 17: 19
      +1
      Quote: PiK
      It is still unknown whether the tank is mass-produced or whether several samples were collected for demonstrations at parades, as is done in modern Ukraine.


      In Ukraine, tanks were planned to be produced for peremog, but it turned out that for parades request ...

      It is unlikely that the North Koreans show the same picture of degradation.


      Both Iran and North Korea are masters in cardboard models.
      They show a lot at parades, but in reality in the troops - nothing from the parade was noticed ...
      Pacifiers.
      1. Sergey Melnik
        Sergey Melnik 12 October 2021 18: 34
        +2
        Who told you this? The Americans only jump around their countries and do not really climb, since what they show is in service. These are not fake test tubes that you can not be afraid and climb calmly, so they sprinkle saliva only from a decent distance
        1. SovAr238A
          SovAr238A 12 October 2021 18: 43
          -4
          Quote: Sergey Melnik
          Who told you this? The Americans only jump around their countries and do not really climb, since what they show is in service. These are not fake test tubes that you can not be afraid and climb calmly, so they sprinkle saliva only from a decent distance

          This is really fake crap.
          Either the Americans and the Israelis destroyed a bunch of boats, and like a floating superbase ...
          Iran is a dummy.
          And I honestly don't understand why he still hasn't been whipped.

          Although on the other hand I understand that all Iranian oil goes to China.
          And China is sagging under the United States, assuming obligations to buy US $ 500 billion of US gas annually in order to keep the super-cheap oil imports from Iran ...


          Who does not know the realities - he can at least minus ...
          1. OgnennyiKotik
            OgnennyiKotik 12 October 2021 19: 06
            +1
            Quote: SovAr238A
            Iran is a dummy.
            And I honestly don't understand why he still hasn't been whipped.

            They are afraid of hellish oil and gas prices. It is clear that their missile forces and UAVs do not pose a serious threat to the enemy armies. But they can strike at the oil and gas infrastructure of the Arab and Caspian countries. Disrupt the movement of tankers. And the war needs money and someone needs to be sacrificed. I think they are waiting for the strengthening of the Turks, it is just hysteria that is being induced between Azerbaijan and Iran.
            1. SovAr238A
              SovAr238A 12 October 2021 19: 21
              -2
              Quote: OgnennyiKotik
              Quote: SovAr238A
              Iran is a dummy.
              And I honestly don't understand why he still hasn't been whipped.

              They are afraid of hellish oil and gas prices. It is clear that their missile forces and UAVs do not pose a serious threat to the enemy armies. But they can strike at the oil and gas infrastructure of the Arab and Caspian countries. Disrupt the movement of tankers. And the war needs money and someone needs to be sacrificed. I think they are waiting for the strengthening of the Turks, it is just hysteria that is being induced between Azerbaijan and Iran.


              The share of Iranian oil is less than 1%.
              Iran in terms of oil sales - there is no one and no name.
              He only sells to China and only about 250 barrels.
              Even if he is released by sanctions, his role will be 1 million barrels.
              This is a negligible figure, which is comparable to the rate of decline in monthly oil sales in the Russian Federation,

              Iran can do nothing.
              How many "Strait of Hormuz Wars" have already taken place?
              A dozen?
              Damaged during these ten wars - a couple of dozen tankers?
              This is less than one thousandth of the oil transportation that goes around the world.
              Iran can be pushed very quickly and very seriously.
              Iran has pro-American urban youth.

              Iran is essentially an empty shell, with an Islamic "halal" leadership.
    3. alex-defensor
      alex-defensor 13 October 2021 00: 45
      +4
      In Ukraine, tanks were planned to be produced for peremog, but it turned out that for parades


      And what is wrong? First peremoga, then parades. Since they have already won all of Putin's Buryat armored battalions, they can hold parades. They have the most powerful army in Europe!
  2. svp67
    svp67 12 October 2021 14: 09
    +18
    And who knows what kind of local "captain Korea" they have in the photo in the first row?
    1. IT-Prof
      IT-Prof 12 October 2021 14: 13
      +3
      Damn, interesting too :)
    2. dzvero
      dzvero 12 October 2021 14: 16
      0
      If we assume that the crew of the tank is in the photo, then in tights - the person responsible for communications, and next to him - the pilot of the UAV
      1. faiver
        faiver 12 October 2021 14: 22
        +4
        if we assume that the crew of the tank is in the photo, then I'm sorry it turns out that the photo is not the whole tank, 28 people are standing without Eun ...
        1. dzvero
          dzvero 12 October 2021 14: 35
          +7
          I don't understand their realities and just tried to explain to myself the presence of an acrobat and a pilot at the presentation of the tank ... smile Maybe 25 of them are responsible for moving the tank. request
    3. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 12 October 2021 14: 16
      +4
      Quote: svp67
      "captain-korea"

      They are interesting people .... And they got Armata and a planning block! So much for the Juche ...
      1. svp67
        svp67 13 October 2021 12: 49
        -1
        Quote: Uncle Lee
        And they got Armata and a planning block!

        And "Iskander" and "Poplar" ... apparently blown by the wind ...
    4. Fregate
      Fregate 12 October 2021 14: 25
      +3
      The South Korean Stirlitz has never been so close to failure.))
    5. faiver
      faiver 12 October 2021 14: 48
      -1
      I suspect we will never know ...
    6. Tuzik
      Tuzik 12 October 2021 15: 58
      +1
      this is the commander of the engine compartment, the remaining 500 human forces under the hood =)
    7. 210ox
      210ox 13 October 2021 08: 54
      0
      She sang it. There is no equipment, I understand, but a group of soloists of the ensemble.
  3. GREG68
    GREG68 12 October 2021 14: 12
    +10
    It is still unknown whether the tank is mass-produced or whether several samples were collected for demonstrations at parades, as is done in modern Ukraine.
    Unfortunately, we also sometimes sin with this
  4. svp67
    svp67 12 October 2021 14: 15
    +12
    Well, the tank is certainly not "Armata" ... The tower is inhabited, and the gun is most likely 115-mm, the crew looks like four people, with the commander and gunner on the right, and the loader on the left. The loader has a machine gun in an open installation, on the tower. KAZ is, I wonder

    New headsets ...

    There is a device for measuring the curvature of the barrel, but there are no thermal housings ... wonderful. The rangefinder stands separately. Really wonderful car
  5. Catfish
    Catfish 12 October 2021 14: 36
    +8
    ... not six like the T-62

    T-62 - 5 (five) rollers. request
    1. Ripap
      Ripap 12 October 2021 14: 47
      +1
      Probably confused with the T-64.
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 12 October 2021 15: 33
        +6
        So trust them, the "writers". Boiling point with right angle beguiled laughing
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  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 12 October 2021 14: 43
    -1
    he has declared weight parameters - about 64 tons.
    Not heavy on the Korean terrain and off-road. For some reason, I remembered a video in which "Abrams" was floundering in a European puddle and so could not get out on its own.
  8. Vlad Pervovich
    Vlad Pervovich 12 October 2021 15: 04
    +2
    wondering what is this "cupcake" in the circus leotard on the left, in the front row ?? Kim decided to use gymnasts as tankers? soldier
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 12 October 2021 15: 19
      +7
      And this is the North Korean superman Captain of North Korea. I personally flew to take part in the presentation of the tank and line up in front of the highly respected People's Chairman, Comrade Eun. yes (well, help the pusher to push the tank if it doesn't start. The new technology is like this - even Armata was barely started at the parade)

      PS The cupcake cap in the tights is cool. Really cool.

      Shl and the Juche people really surprise. The rockets are riveted and launched, the rocket train has been booted up and tested successfully, the type 73 belt-magazine machine gun has been designed and produced. Now the tank has been rolled out. But... good This is probably because they have no analogue of Rogozin and are not effective.
  9. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 12 October 2021 15: 08
    0
    And, judging by the helmets, there are five tankers. Standing to Eun's right
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 12 October 2021 15: 41
      +2
      I think that it will be possible to cram them there and in six. Their configurations are by no means heroic.
      1. Reserve buildbat
        Reserve buildbat 12 October 2021 15: 42
        -1
        There is nothing for six people to do there, and a crew of 5 people is a frequent phenomenon.
        1. Nexcom
          Nexcom 12 October 2021 15: 43
          -1
          The spare crew member will be. Kidding.

          I wonder if the crew's armored capsule is there or is everything as usual?
          1. Reserve buildbat
            Reserve buildbat 12 October 2021 16: 27
            0
            Normally. And without an automatic loader.
  10. alystan
    alystan 12 October 2021 15: 21
    -1
    So the American edition of The National Interest stated that this is a Soviet T-62 tank, converted by North Korean designers.

    The T-62 weighs 37 tons, but here the declared mass is about 64 tons, and the difference of 27 tons for illiterate Merikos is probably not very significant ?!
    Information about the weight of the T-62 spied on Wikipedia, tk. I myself had nothing to do with the tanks (although I had the opportunity to see them up close).
  11. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 12 October 2021 15: 32
    0
    Iskander is in the background
  12. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 12 October 2021 16: 23
    +3
    Let the little ones learn from Korea, what an army should be. It's not for them to wash the toilet bowls ...
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  14. Ross xnumx
    Ross xnumx 13 October 2021 03: 15
    0
    Key:
    Due to the secrecy, it is not possible to tell something additional about this tank.

    For don’t fucking know more than the eyes can see ... yes
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  16. Sidor the Fierce
    Sidor the Fierce 13 October 2021 05: 54
    +1
    Doesn't 62 have 5 skating rinks?
  17. evgen1221
    evgen1221 13 October 2021 11: 48
    0
    How is it done in modern ukraine (and what have we already done a lot of armature and t90?)
    1. Pensive Lawyer
      Pensive Lawyer 14 October 2021 12: 58
      0
      Armata have already been made a lot, t90 is also several hundred, t14 is not enough
  18. Freedim
    Freedim 13 October 2021 11: 48
    +1
    Quote: svp67
    And who knows what kind of local "captain Korea" they have in the photo in the first row?

    This is an animator symbolizing a projectile .. During the presentation, he effectively got out of the trunk and presented Eun with a bouquet. In the photo, he stands without the captain's pants, which are apparently stuck in the barrel, which indirectly indicates a caliber of 115 mm laughing
  19. Pankrat25
    Pankrat25 13 October 2021 13: 00
    0
    Where does North Korea get that kind of money for such an expensive tank?
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 13 October 2021 14: 30
      0
      "when it comes to honor family country, the question of money becomes irrelevant "(c) from one famous movie .....
  20. Zoomlion
    Zoomlion 13 October 2021 19: 53
    +1
    Even Gabon is better than Ukraine, and what can we say for North Korea?
  21. Sergey Melnik
    Sergey Melnik 14 October 2021 02: 34
    0
    Quote: SovAr238A
    Quote: Sergey Melnik
    Who told you this? The Americans only jump around their countries and do not really climb, since what they show is in service. These are not fake test tubes that you can not be afraid and climb calmly, so they sprinkle saliva only from a decent distance

    This is really fake crap.
    Either the Americans and the Israelis destroyed a bunch of boats, and like a floating superbase ...
    Iran is a dummy.
    And I honestly don't understand why he still hasn't been whipped.

    Although on the other hand I understand that all Iranian oil goes to China.
    And China is sagging under the United States, assuming obligations to buy US $ 500 billion of US gas annually in order to keep the super-cheap oil imports from Iran ...


    Who does not know the realities - he can at least minus ...

    What other bunch of boats were destroyed by the Israelis? They don't need to stay in the Strait of Hormuz for a long time, they can only flop around their beaches. And I don’t remember any messages about this, but there was about the capture of the Americans. And they swallowed it in silence. Well, about why they didn’t "hlobystnuli", there is nothing but what is a pity, few of them remained in working order. And the strait will be immediately blocked. Striped never attack if there is no complete confidence in success and overwhelming superiority. And it turns out no neither one nor the other, which means not everything is fake
  22. Comrade Kim
    Comrade Kim 15 October 2021 02: 26
    0
    Quote: SovAr238A
    Iran can do nothing.

    Something you are not breathing evenly towards Iran, are you not blue for an hour?
    Eurgey and without your clumsy intercession will figure out who has more pipison.
    Now they will run over, and they will raise a howl.