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The world's largest amphibious tank has ceased to be a mystery

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For years everything that concerned weapons and the military equipment that North Korea produced was shrouded in a veil of secrecy. And so the same North Korean Tanks began to be called "the most secret in the world." From time to time photos of very poor quality appeared and military experts were tormented to make out something.


The world's largest amphibious tank has ceased to be a mystery

And in recent years, the situation has changed radically, the North Korean authorities demonstrate unprecedented openness, it has become the rule to invite foreign correspondents to the country. As a result, the Network was filled with photos and videos of various types of North Korean weapons, both new and previously known.

For example, a light tank that received the designation MNNXX in the USA. It was first demonstrated at the parade in 1985, so American intelligence assigned this armored vehicle this designation. Later they were designated as PT-1985 or Type 85.


Assessing the appearance of the car, the experts concluded that the M1985 is the largest amphibious tank in the world. Its weight was estimated at 20 tons.

It was assumed that the tank was armed with an 85-mm cannon, machine gun caliber 7,62 mm. In some photos, a large-caliber anti-aircraft machine-gun and a set-up for launching the Malyutka ATGM was visible. It was believed that by its construction the PT-85 is close to the Chinese Type 63.

Only recently became aware of the details of this combat vehicle. As reported on
bmpd.livejournal.com, light amphibious tank arr. 1981 is called "Shin'heung".


In principle, American intelligence officers fairly accurately determined its tactical and technical characteristics. The tank actually weighs 20 tons, develops maximum speed on land 60 km / h and on water - 10 km / h, cruising range - 500 km. Armed with 85-mm cannon, 14,5-mm KPVT and 7,62-mm machine guns, anti-tank missile system with a firing range of 3 km.

The last time this tank was demonstrated at the military parade in Pyongyang 27 July 2013 of the year. And on the same day, Yury Lyamin (Navigator), a well-known expert in defense issues, posted a photo of these tanks on the forum of the “Courage 2004” site, however, since last year’s parade.

From the published photos it is clear that these tanks are significantly different from the Chinese Type 63 and look more modern. The tanks shown were already without anti-aircraft machine guns and ATGM complexes.

It is not excluded that "Shinhen" are produced so far. It is assumed that, on the basis of this tank, a new North Korean infantry fighting vehicle has been developed.


This machine has not yet been exported and, accordingly, did not take part in the hostilities.
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  1. Basileus
    Basileus 29 July 2013 10: 56
    +6
    Estimated mass, not accurate. An octopus, lighter, according to the article, makes this weaponry stand-up.
  2. cosmos111
    cosmos111 29 July 2013 11: 02
    +5
    S. Koreans, made a nice floating tank. A BMP based on it will turn out no worse than the Chinese Tour 97 / ZBD-04.
  3. rugor
    rugor 29 July 2013 11: 03
    +4
    The car looks a bit old. The technological lag of the northerners is obvious. It's hard for them without the support of their "big brother".
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    3. DEfindER
      DEfindER 29 July 2013 14: 01
      +3
      Quote: rugor
      The car looks a bit old. The technological lag of the northerners is obvious. It's hard for them without the support of their "big brother".

      Well, I would not say that the fashion for huge towers means advanced. But the fact that it is difficult for them to develop in isolation is a fact. By the way, the panorama behind the tanks is simply gorgeous, the city of the future is just :)
      Where would you prefer to live and who is your advanced here and who is archaic:
      1. Basileus
        Basileus 29 July 2013 14: 14
        +1
        It is enough to type in the search "Seoul" to understand that the picture is biased. Seoul is one of the most modern cities. But North Korean cities, as far as can be judged by what comes out from under the dome, are more like ghosts with their wide roads with a complete absence of cars on them, with a forced blackout to save electricity, etc.
        1. DEfindER
          DEfindER 29 July 2013 15: 18
          +3
          Quote: Basileus
          It is enough to type in the search "Seoul" to understand that the picture is biased. Seoul is one of the most modern cities. But North Korean cities, as far as can be judged by what comes out from under the dome, are more like ghosts with their wide roads with a complete absence of cars on them, with a forced blackout to save electricity, etc.

          In fact, compared to medieval cities with their small streets full of people, modern Moscow seems like a ghost town with its large, bright avenues, and a few pedestrians .. What's bad is that there are few cars and people on the streets of Pyongyang, it's wonderful to breathe freely , one can feel the scale of living space for each individual person, unlike the South Koreans who huddle in their apartment coffins ..
          I agree that the photo of Seoul is not the best, but I score in the search and I don’t see what is better than Seoul ???
          1. Basileus
            Basileus 29 July 2013 15: 51
            0
            The fact of the matter is that at least it’s not worse, although the first photo should have had just that impression - a provincial fussy town compared to Pyongyang with its wide avenues.
          2. Marek Rozny
            Marek Rozny 31 July 2013 12: 07
            +2
            I was not in Pyongyang, but I was in Seoul. Seoul is a giant city, in my opinion, more than Moscow. Or at least no less. Many pictures can be done there - and there are slums, and ancient architecture, and ultra-modern buildings. But overall, the city is very developed and beautiful.
  4. Alez
    Alez 29 July 2013 11: 04
    +7
    Does it float above water, in water or under water?
    1. strannik595
      strannik595 29 July 2013 11: 08
      +7
      over water at low level
      1. Gemar
        Gemar 29 July 2013 11: 43
        +5
        Quote: strannik595
        over water at low level

        "Ekranotank"? belay
        1. Chicot 1
          Chicot 1 29 July 2013 12: 20
          +4
          Quote: Gamar
          "Ekranotank"?

          Yes, but rather this "screen"(from abbreviated"Ñ ​​Ð º Ñ € Ð ° Ð ½oplan"And"tangchic") ... wink
  5. Gomunkul
    Gomunkul 29 July 2013 11: 09
    +5
    The world's largest amphibious tank has ceased to be a mystery
    That's it, the end of the Americans. So wake up in the morning, and North Korean amphibious tanks are already driving through their streets. fellow
  6. NOMADE
    NOMADE 29 July 2013 11: 15
    +4
    Quote: Alez
    Does it float above water, in water or under water?


    Nope .., on the pontoons wink
    And if on the topic, then in my opinion, it looks a bit old, both in terms of: corps, as well as in armaments. As a mass machine for a non-rich country, it is an option (when it is necessary to crush the mass during an attack across the river). That is, it was created for its theater of action and for its needs (against South Korea). Judging by the rest of the photos from the parade, the face shows the maximum amplification of small arms (even two machine guns per tower).
    You see, at such a pace, we will soon see - a new generation of tanks - 5 tower monsters laughing
  7. Alexanderlaskov
    Alexanderlaskov 29 July 2013 11: 44
    +1
    So North Korea will reveal all the secrets. They are afraid to stop.
    1. Chicot 1
      Chicot 1 29 July 2013 12: 14
      +4
      Yes, they are not particularly afraid of her, and they keep her in the manner of a barking dog, so that there is an extra and thorough reason to have a decent military contingent on the Korean Peninsula. This is with regards to the American ...
      Such a neighbor is also beneficial to the Japanese. It gives an occasion to increase appropriations for the army, and even from afar to talk about the abolition of the 9th article of their Japanese constitution ...
      For China, the small Kim empire is like a buffer and even an ally ...
      Only Russia from the DPRK is no big deal. For us, this is the debtor to whom loans are forgiven. Moreover, loans are not small ...

      And with regards to the miracle of the gloomy North Korean genius presented in the material ... A good teddy bear. With a high silhouette and poorly protected. The calculations of the enemy’s anti-tank weapons will meet her with very stormy and rather lengthy applause ...
      But the tracked armored personnel carrier based on it, in my humble opinion, is very, very not bad ...
  8. Canep
    Canep 29 July 2013 11: 49
    +5
    And the tracks are hung on the hull of the "tank" to improve buoyancy.
    1. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 29 July 2013 11: 51
      +4
      Quote: Canep
      And the tracks are hung on the hull of the "tank" to improve buoyancy.

      These are anchors. wink
  9. Diviz
    Diviz 29 July 2013 12: 04
    +1
    and where are they sowing. Korea can apply. in which pond the water gathered to stir up. or so for the show we don’t have a 5th generation airplane but there is a large amphibious tank. similar to our octopus.
  10. Alexanderlaskov
    Alexanderlaskov 29 July 2013 12: 59
    +1
    Quote: Chicot 1
    Yes, they’re not really afraid of her anyway.

    I think she is afraid. The United States is building its missile defense system, citing the outgoing threat from North Korea. Still there, people are phonically tuned, they will teeth if they will shred enemies.
    1. Chicot 1
      Chicot 1 29 July 2013 13: 32
      +3
      Quote: Alexanderlaskov
      I think she is afraid. US builds its missile defense, citing an outgoing threat from North Korea

      It is used as a pretext for deploying missile defense systems in the region. And not only the United States and South Korea, but also Japan ... North Korean missiles will threaten them or not, but they are definitely considered as protection against Russian missiles ...
      Quote: Alexanderlaskov
      Still there, people are phonically tuned, they will teeth if they will shred enemies.

      While they are sitting at the 38th parallel, they will not shred anyone’s teeth. And no one will ever release them from there. And nobody will ever snoop on them. For one simple reason - North Korea is much more profitable as a scarecrow than as part of a united Korea. And this association itself is not at all profitable to either Seoul or Pyongyang. The first is because colossal funds must be spent on consolidation, which will undermine the economy of South Korea ...
      So the current state of things will take place for a very, very long period of time ...
      1. Marek Rozny
        Marek Rozny 31 July 2013 12: 19
        +2
        The South Koreans in their conversations with me always said that they did not want to unite with the North Koreans. I was very surprised at this and gave examples of German reunification. However, the southerners have always said that if the northerners united with Seoul and accepted the capitalist system, they would still agree, but they are convinced that, unlike the GDR, the northerners will not want to part with their communist views and will try to "communize" South Korea.
        In general, they are right. Fortunately or unfortunately, the northerners are not yet "ripe" for a change of ideology. Therefore, the reunification of Korea is still impossible.
  11. Tot-enot
    Tot-enot 29 July 2013 13: 12
    +3
    The machine is outdated even before creation, armor at 20 tons and such dimensions is probably bulletproof.
    ATGM Baby was good at the time, but now it’s almost useless, the 85mm gun is also a strange choice, and didn’t shoot like our 30mm and is far from a tank gun ...
  12. Starover_Z
    Starover_Z 29 July 2013 14: 03
    +1
    Quote: Gomunkul
    The world's largest amphibious tank has ceased to be a mystery
    That's it, the end of the Americans. So wake up in the morning, and North Korean amphibious tanks are already driving through their streets. fellow

    ... crossed the Pacific Ocean at night, in the morning went along the streets of Los Angeles laughing
  13. Alexanderlaskov
    Alexanderlaskov 29 July 2013 14: 26
    +2
    Quote: Chicot 1
    Quote: Alexanderlaskov
    I think she is afraid. US builds its missile defense, citing an outgoing threat from North Korea

    It is used as a pretext for deploying missile defense systems in the region. And not only the United States and South Korea, but also Japan ... North Korean missiles will threaten them or not, but they are definitely considered as protection against Russian missiles ...

    I agree that the threat was invented by the United States for the construction of missile defense in Europe. Only while North Korea kept everything secret was better for her safety. Even this floating tank is an example: while they were secret they were afraid!
  14. Tatanka Yotanka
    Tatanka Yotanka 29 July 2013 18: 32
    +1
    the last sentence strained, is it possible that the DPRK is a world arms exporter, which and where?
  15. Genady1976
    Genady1976 29 July 2013 21: 10
    +1
    Well, where are we going? what
  16. svp67
    svp67 30 July 2013 01: 03
    +1
    At one time in the USSR, the issue was resolved for the units and subdivisions of the MP to produce a version of the PT76, under the letter M with a combat weight of 14,5 tons, a rather large "barn" and the Koreans surpassed it by 5.5 tons, I wonder where they plan to swim?