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Korean People's Army. Small and heavy infantry weapons. Part of 2

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As the sniper weapons in the DPRK are used:


- Mosin's sniper rifles of the 1891 / 1930 model are likely to have been removed from the KPA armament and transferred to the RKKG;

Korean People's Army. Small and heavy infantry weapons. Part of 2

Mosin sniper rifle 1891 / 1930 sample with a telescopic VP


- Soviet SVD sniper rifles and their Chinese clones "Type 79" and upgraded "Type 85".


Chinese SVD clone- "Type 79"


In addition, the type of Yugoslav sniper rifle "Zastava M-76" 7 caliber 92h57 mm Mauser-based AK DPRK made sniper rifle Jeogyeok-Bochong chambered 7,62h54 used in sniper Mosin rifle and SVD.


Yugoslav sniper rifle "Outpost M-76"


The main KPA light machine gun during the Korean War was the Soviet DP-27, its upgraded version of the PDM and its Chinese copy of Type 53.


American soldier during the Korean War with captured North Korean DP-27


Currently, DP manual machine guns have been decommissioned by the KPA and transferred to militia units - the Workers 'and Peasants' Red Guard (RKKG).


Rally after the exercises of the RKKG exercises: 58 type assault rifles (North Korean copy of AK-47), PPSH submachine guns, Mosin carbines of the 1944 model of the year, RPG-2 anti-tank grenade launchers


Later in the DPRK, RP-46 light machine guns and their Chinese copies of the 58 Type began to be supplied, which were a DP with a weighted barrel and ammunition from 200 or 250 tapes of ammunition. RP-46 liked the North Koreans so much that they began to release its own copy - "Type 64". Currently, the machine gun is considered obsolete and also transferred to the RKKG.


North Korean copy of RP-46 - machine gun "Type 64"


In 1962, under the designation "Type 62" in the DPRK, production of RPD was established. The machine gun held out for a long time in the KPA armament, however, it is now actively transferred to the RKKG, being replaced by the PKK-74 or its North Korean clone.


Exercise RKKG, in the foreground DP-27 or its Chinese copy, then 2 manual machine gun "Type 62" (RPD), followed by machine gun "Type 64" (RP-46)


Whether it was in service with the PKK KPA was not precisely established; some sources say that yes, others did not, and that the North Koreans confined themselves to the DUR. I personally have not seen photos of North Korean soldiers with the PKK, if anyone has them, I will be very happy. With the adoption of a copy of the AK-1988 caliber 74 mm in 5,45, the North Koreans adopted the PKK-74 of the same caliber. Whether the PKK-74 is made in the DPRK, I can’t say for sure, but most likely yes, since the photos from the parades show another form of butt and flame arrester, moreover, the forearm of the machine gun is made of plastic rather than wood.


KPA soldiers with RPK-74 at the parade


However, the North Koreans have developed their own machine gun - "Type 73". The concept of a double-powered machine gun (magazine / tape) was probably borrowed from the Czechoslovak machine gun Vz.52, the general layout and design of the main units was taken from the Soviet Kalashnikov PC machine gun. A distinctive feature of the machine gun from the overwhelming majority of foreign analogues is a double power supply: without any change of staff, plug-in devices can be used. weapon top box magazines on 30 cartridges or non-crumbling metal tape with a closed link from a Kalashnikov machine gun.

Light machine gun type 73 uses vapor automatic, locking the barrel by turning the bolt. The fire is conducted from the open shutter, only in automatic mode. Air cooling barrel, quick. Powering cartridges double - can be used in the weapon inserted into the top box-shaped shops of the original design with a capacity of 30 cartridges, or non-crumbling metal tape with a closed link from a Kalashnikov PC machine gun.


Machine gun "Type 73" with an installed box magazine


The machine gun is regularly completed with a wooden butt, a pistol grip and a folding metal bipod. Sights are shifted to the left from the axis of the weapon. A distinctive feature of the 73 Type light machine gun is the presence of interchangeable muzzle nozzles that roll over the barrel in front of the gas block. The machine gun is regularly completed with two types of nozzles: one with a muzzle brake-compensator in the front part and the second with a tubular external guide for launching rifle grenades. One of the muzzle nozzles, as a rule, is placed directly on the barrel, the second (currently unused) is mounted under the gas tube of the machine gun.


Machine gun "Type 73". A muzzle is mounted on the barrel - a nozzle for throwing rifle grenades; a replaceable muzzle with a muzzle brake is fixed in the stowed position under the gas tube


BASIC TACTICAL AND TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE "TYPE 73" PULMET:

Caliber - 7, 62x54.
Length - 1190 mm.
Barrel length - 608 mm.
Weight unloaded - 10,6 kg.
The rate of fire - 600-700 shots per minute.
Food - box store on 30 cartridges or tape.


Fighter KPA with "premium" machine gun "Type 73" - silver specimen coated with nickel or white chrome,


By the way, it is interesting to observe how the calculation of such a machine gun Type 73 in the protection of events in the city: the machine gun is not in the hands, but on the asphalt on the bipod, two calculation men stand side by side and usually observe the terrain in different directions with their backs to each other.


Machine gun "Type 73" love to depict on the propaganda posters of North Korea


Whether the single PKM machine gun or its Chinese copy "Type 80" was delivered to the DPRK, I do not know. At least, there are no such photo or video testimonials. However, the KPA is armed with PKT and PKB machine guns mounted on military equipment delivered from the USSR.


PKM Chinese Clone - "Type 80"


The first machine gun of the KPA was the Soviet Maxim machine gun of the 1910 / 30 model of the year supplied before and during the Korean War.


KPA soldiers in the trenches on the 38-th parallel, in the center is visible Maxim machine gun arr. 1910 / 30 of the year



American soldiers inspect the captured North Korean weapons of Soviet production, in the foreground is clearly visible Maxim machine gun arr. 1910 / 30 of the year


During the war, the KPA was supplied and a single machine gun SG-43.


Machine gun SG-43


At present, both the Maxims and SG-43 have been removed from service and transferred either to warehouses or RKKG.

Before and during the Korean War, a large-caliber DShK machine gun was supplied from the USSR, which was used both as infantry and anti-aircraft weapons.



I could not find any information about its current state, it seems that it was stored and replaced with a CPV. Also, I was unable to find evidence of the use of the KNA machine gun NSV-12,7 "Rock".

The main large-caliber machine gun KPA is KPV. It is installed on armored vehicles, in anti-aircraft installations ZPU-1, ZPU-2 and ZPU-4, produced in the DPRK, as weapons of improvised ZSU on the chassis of the truck ZIL-130, produced in the DPRK under a Soviet license.




Female calculation of anti-aircraft installation ZPU-4




I do not know whether the DPRK is produced in the DPRK, although I think that such a large number of them can hardly be explained by Soviet supplies.

Also in service with the KPA is the AGS-117 “Flame” automatic grenade launcher. Whether it is Soviet deliveries, or a Chinese unlicensed copy, or whether it is produced in the DPRK itself, is unknown.



The first KPA infantry anti-tank weapons were the Soviet anti-tank guns PTRD and PTRS model 1941 of the year.


American soldiers in Korea inspect the PTDD, converted for the needs of the sniper. Pay attention to the powerful monocle spotter


During the Korean War, captured American M-20 "Superbazuka" grenade launchers and its Chinese copy of "Type 51" were used.



After the Korean War, Soviet 40-mm RPG-2 anti-tank grenade launchers and their Chinese copies of "Type 56" began to be supplied to the DPRK. Moreover, the RPG was probably produced in the DPRK. Currently, RPGs are decommissioned and transferred to the RKKG.


RKKG militia on drills fired from RPG-2


The RPG-2 was replaced in the KPA by another Soviet rocket launcher - the RPG-7. In addition, the DPRK supplied its Chinese copy - "Type 69". Perhaps the RPG-7 is made in the DPRK itself.



And in the DPRK for the RPG-7 developed a tandem grenade, similar to the Soviet PG-7BP "Summary"



How many RPG-7 and their Chinese and, possibly, North Korean copies are in the DPRK, no one knows ...

However, most recently, the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was seen with a similar weapon in his hands.



Presumably this is a single-shot grenade launcher- "tipping", quite a large caliber, the name is unknown.

Before and during the Korean War, the ROX-3 knapsack flamethrower was supplied to the DPRK.



Subsequently, it was replaced by a light infantry flamethrower also of the LPO-50 backpack type and its Chinese copy of the “Type 74”.



LPO-50 to this day is in service with the KPA. However, at one of the parades a copy of the RPO-A “Bumblebee” rocket flamethrower was demonstrated. According to the explosive impact of its 93-mm caliber on the main types of targets is not inferior to 122-152-mm artillery shells, destroys all life in the amount of 80 м3.



In addition to these flamethrowers, the DPRK also supplied heavy infantry flamethrower TPO-50M, but I don’t know its current status.



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  1. Afinogen
    Afinogen 20 October 2014 09: 39 New
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    Presumably, this is a single-shot grenade launcher, a "fracture", of a sufficiently large caliber, the name is unknown.


    laughing From the beginning, I thought that Kim was holding a Lewis machine gun in his hands.
    1. Raphael_83
      Raphael_83 20 October 2014 23: 23 New
      +4
      Then, the "Lewis sawn-off shotgun", intended, probably, for assault operations in urban conditions, is painfully short. laughing
  2. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 20 October 2014 10: 01 New
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    From a machine gun type 73, it is probably very convenient to aim. A "premium" machine gun is generally a masterpiece.
    1. flSergius
      flSergius 20 October 2014 13: 13 New
      +2
      A "premium" machine gun is generally a masterpiece.


      Well done, in cs: global offensive and call of duty you can open the trigger for weapons, but here they give a really cool looking wink
      1. Walking
        Walking 20 October 2014 14: 43 New
        +2
        A premium machine gun is a thing, and we are awarded more and more with pistols. smile
        1. Raphael_83
          Raphael_83 20 October 2014 23: 26 New
          +1
          But I would be careful not to go into battle with such an “award”, blink in the glare from the sun or a lantern and get an answer ... Although ... they are unlikely to repaint - the combat conditions to the “status trunk” are no excuse.request
  3. Roman 1977
    20 October 2014 10: 09 New
    15
    I post a few more photos not included in the article:

    KPA soldiers fire American planes from the captured Bren English machine gun

    North Korean machine guns

    North Korean female crew with anti-aircraft version of the heavy machine gun DShK

    North Korean wheeled armored vehicle "M-1992", with installed AGS-17 "Flame" easel grenade launcher

    North Korean version of RPO-A "Bumblebee" installed on a ZIL-130 truck manufactured in the DPRK
    1. artalex32010
      artalex32010 21 October 2014 23: 09 New
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      Type 82 is a copy of PKM? So it is still produced in the DPRK?
  4. Enot_33
    Enot_33 20 October 2014 10: 09 New
    10
    in the photo where the soldiers are marching to the left in the first line, the second soldier is ofigel himself from how he lifted his leg laughing
  5. Bongo
    Bongo 20 October 2014 11: 08 New
    +8
    Honest review, of course "+". There are really a couple of controversial points, for example:
    Mosin's 1891 / 1930 sniper rifles are probably already withdrawn from the KPA's arsenal and transferred to the RKKG
    . This statement is doubtful, because in the DPRK, there are large "sniper" units. "Modern" rifles, given the total number of "snipers" are not enough for everyone, and as knowledgeable people confirm, the sniper "mosin" is superior in accuracy of fire to SVD.
    During the war, the KPA also delivered a single machine gun SG-43
    - Certainly a typo, SG-43 (SGM) has never been "single."
  6. gross kaput
    gross kaput 20 October 2014 11: 29 New
    +1
    In the photo with marching soldiers, not the RPK74 clone but the AK-74 with an elongated barrel and bipods, the receiver remained automatic, now as for Type 53 - I did not see any pictures with it from KPA, there are only DPs, and type 53 is a DPM clone with typical elements, and the very story with the issue of PDM in China under the name Type 53 is rather foggy - it seems they were released - but there are no close-up photos with markings, the same type 53 carbines (a copy of our Mosin carbine 44g.) in tyrnet pond-pond but the handbrake, which was allegedly used in two wars against the United States (cor I and Vietnam) and, accordingly, must be present in the same states as trophies - no pictures.
  7. Prager
    Prager 20 October 2014 11: 57 New
    +3
    which country is such an weapon. produce what they can.
  8. For Courage
    For Courage 20 October 2014 12: 49 New
    +8
    But it's fresher
    1. Bongo
      Bongo 20 October 2014 13: 08 New
      +6
      Quote: For Courage
      But it's fresher

      Kalashnikov with a screw store?
      1. For Courage
        For Courage 20 October 2014 13: 22 New
        +5
        It is with a screw. The capacity is probably quite decent.
        1. sharp-lad
          sharp-lad 20 October 2014 23: 51 New
          0
          Weight is also "healthy"!
        2. sharp-lad
          sharp-lad 20 October 2014 23: 51 New
          0
          Weight is also "healthy"!
  9. Volozhanin
    Volozhanin 20 October 2014 13: 06 New
    +4
    Kim the 3rd, ate ryahu, soon he won’t fit into the lens, and ordinary people swell with hunger, but he is happy with Mr. Pzh.Stran and ..... dyots and rogue people. Even the Chinese, they already zae ..... li.Vot By the way, a rather sensible comment from the bmpd site: That's just all this stuff in the first few hours after the outbreak of the war will be multiplied by zero. Not because the technique is ancient as a substance of a prehistoric animal. And not because the Air Force is likely opponents in another era. And due to the fact that real flying equipment is really scanty, and for those pilots who fly an annual raid such that even Russian flyers of the 90s were more often in the sky. This is such a thing - even if there were fuel and lubricants in the right quantities, then during the flights the resource of cars is killed. And since there is nowhere to take new ones, the resource is pulled to the last, therefore, they don’t fly. In general, did everyone see the APU this summer? That's the same with KPA. Only worse.

    That these rogues have not yet been dug for only two reasons: 1. their existence is beneficial to neighbors and the United States (excellent buggy); 2. The Juche’s barrel artillery is holding a city with a population of 30 million people, which is not only the capital, but also the main industrial center of the country, and targets were shot back in the 50s. The Jucheis will be smeared, but this will require time for which they will destroy the industry of Korea. Plus, there is one more nuance - after the victory, millions of people in the hunger will have to be fed and the north level must be pulled up to the south, and this is not the GDR and the FRG, there has been a minimum gap of 50 years.
    1. Alex_Popovson
      Alex_Popovson 20 October 2014 13: 50 New
      0
      I think, in addition, the quality of production is hardly even close to normal. In their mountains, there are no resources, all metals are Russia or China, they seem to even have no mining and processing plants, they immediately hire them. But this is so, rumors.
      1. vova1973
        vova1973 20 October 2014 15: 06 New
        0
        Chubais ordered turbines for power plants in the DPRK cheaper than in Ukraine.
        1. Alex_Popovson
          Alex_Popovson 20 October 2014 15: 55 New
          +1
          Really? I looked for information in the internet - I did not find it. Throw off the link, well, very interesting.
          1. vova1973
            vova1973 21 October 2014 15: 25 New
            0
            type "Dmitry Puchkov and Boris Yulin: the truth about North Korea"
      2. Nagaibak
        Nagaibak 20 October 2014 20: 23 New
        +4
        Alex_Popovson "I think, in addition, the production quality is hardly even close to normal. In their mountains, there are no resources, all metals are Russia or China, they don’t even have mining and processing plants, they’ll immediately hire them. But this is so, rumors . "
        You are right, they have nothing at all.))) Quite like "wild".)))
        "The share of industry in GDP in 2002 is 34%.
        The main industries: mechanical engineering, electricity production, chemical industry, mining (coal, iron ore, magnesites, graphites, copper, zinc, lead), metallurgy, textile industry. Forestry: in 2002, 7,1 million cubic meters of round timber were harvested in the country.
        An oil refinery is developing (there are two oil refineries in the country with a capacity of 2 million barrels / year) industry.
        Engineering [edit | edit wiki text]
        DPRK has been manufacturing its own CNC machines since 1982. [19]
        According to Mikhail Delyagin, the Russian Federation imports from the DPRK machines based on models produced in the USSR and Russia two decades ago [20].
        DPRK produces locally assembled Fiat automobiles and SUVs; the Synri automobile plant (Pobeda) produces trucks in Tokcheon [21]. In 2013, according to European experts, the new leadership concentrated on the development of light industry [22].
        Electronic industry [edit | edit wiki text]
        In 2010, foreigners in Pyongyang reported the appearance on the market and a wide advertising campaign of local PDA [23].
        In 2012, the presentation of the local Achim tablet took place [24]. In the summer of 2013, the new Samjiyon tablet was introduced [25]. In November 2013, the North Korean magazine Foreign Trade of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea placed an advertisement for the Rönhyun tablet based on the A13 processor, which has a frequency of 1 Hz, a 7-inch screen, internal memory of 8 GB and external 16 GB, weight 300 g. and operating time without recharging up to 6 hours [26].
        In 2010, the Noyl technology company began, and in 2013, the development of the HMI type industrial computer of the same name was completed. The new model is used at the Khichkhon hydroelectric station, metallurgical association named after Kim Chaeck and a number of other enterprises [27].
        In August 2013, the Electronics Plant named after On May 11, Ariran launched its first smartphone in the country running Android software [28]. The export volume of goods was US $ 3,7 billion (2011) [31].
        "DPRK exports are dominated by seafood - 24,4% of total exports; textile products - 21,6%; machinery, equipment, electrical engineering - 15,1%; metals - 9,3%; minerals - 7,8% ; chemical industry products - 6%. The main export items from the DPRK are also anthracite, seafood (the country is in the top twenty in the world by catch of fish and other seafood), ginseng and other traditional medicine products. DPRK weapons are known on the foreign market, which usually a creative development with etskih or Chinese samples. MIC Products North Korea is in demand in the Third World, as a rule, too, are under embargo, so that the country remains one of the leading exporters of weapons. " This is from the wiki. I don’t know about Chubais and the turbines, but here we have this info in the article from Delyagin. You can find the DPRK economics article on the wiki.)))
        1. Alex_Popovson
          Alex_Popovson 20 October 2014 21: 18 New
          0
          Nde, well done. No seriously! Although it was not without a “Russian trace” here. Well, not once.
          1. Nagaibak
            Nagaibak 20 October 2014 21: 22 New
            0
            Alex_Popovson "Although there was a" Russian trace "here. Well, never once."
            Heavy industry and energy with the defense industry is our native.))) But the modern is already a trace of the Chinese neighbors.)))
        2. Altona
          Altona 22 October 2014 20: 08 New
          0
          Quote: Nagaibak
          In August 2013, the Electronics Plant named after On May 11, Ariran launched its first smartphone in the country running Android software [28]. The export volume of goods was US $ 3,7 billion (2011) [31].

          ----------------------
          In addition, their computers have their own Linux-based Red Star operating system.
      3. Dimonhaha
        Dimonhaha 15 May 2017 21: 09 New
        0
        Give statistics to prove the judgments. Among educated and / or thinking people, the argument 《like》 causes ...
    2. Walking
      Walking 20 October 2014 14: 59 New
      +3
      Quote: Volozhanin
      Kim the 3rd, ate ryahu, soon he won’t fit into the lens, and ordinary people swell with hunger, but he is happy with Mr. Pzh.Stran and ..... dyots and rogue people. Even the Chinese, they already zae ..... li.Vot By the way, a rather sensible comment from the bmpd site: That's just all this stuff in the first few hours after the outbreak of the war will be multiplied by zero. Not because the technique is ancient as a substance of a prehistoric animal. And not because the Air Force is likely opponents in another era. And due to the fact that real flying equipment is really scanty, and for those pilots who fly an annual raid such that even Russian flyers of the 90s were more often in the sky. This is such a thing - even if there were fuel and lubricants in the right quantities, then during the flights the resource of cars is killed. And since there is nowhere to take new ones, the resource is pulled to the last, therefore, they don’t fly. In general, did everyone see the APU this summer? That's the same with KPA. Only worse.

      That these rogues have not yet been dug for only two reasons: 1. their existence is beneficial to neighbors and the United States (excellent buggy); 2. The Juche’s barrel artillery is holding a city with a population of 30 million people, which is not only the capital, but also the main industrial center of the country, and targets were shot back in the 50s. The Jucheis will be smeared, but this will require time for which they will destroy the industry of Korea. Plus, there is one more nuance - after the victory, millions of people in the hunger will have to be fed and the north level must be pulled up to the south, and this is not the GDR and the FRG, there has been a minimum gap of 50 years.


      How do you directly splash with anger and the definitions of "rogue, wimps"
      to these people who no matter what go their own way, without sharing Western dermocratic values.
    3. vova1973
      vova1973 20 October 2014 15: 04 New
      +1
      they have nuclear weapons
      1. Bongo
        Bongo 20 October 2014 15: 33 New
        +2
        Quote: vova1973
        they have nuclear weapons

        But there are no reliable means of delivery, it can only be guaranteed to be used as a nuclear explosive bomb on its territory.
        1. vova1973
          vova1973 21 October 2014 15: 15 New
          0
          reliable delivery vehicles - is that intercontinental ballistic missile? The plane does not fit?
          1. Bongo
            Bongo 21 October 2014 15: 27 New
            +1
            Quote: vova1973
            reliable delivery vehicles - what's that intercontinental ballistic missile?

            Including missiles, I hope you have statistics on successful launches of North Korean BR.
            Quote: vova1973
            The plane does not fit?

            And which plane from the DPRK Air Force do you see as a carrier of a North Korean nuclear charge?
            1. vova1973
              vova1973 23 October 2014 05: 47 New
              0
              Do you think that the DPRK plans nuclear attacks on the United States? And the means of delivery of a nuclear bomb - so the United States bombed Japan with nuclear bombs on a 1944 production aircraft. I think the DPRK has fresher aircraft. He only had to fly up and had already crossed the SK, and the artillery would sweep out all the air defense.
              1. Bongo
                Bongo 24 October 2014 04: 31 New
                +3
                Quote: vova1973
                I think the DPRK has fresher aircraft.

                What kind of DPRK Air Force aircraft are capable of carrying a nuclear charge? Can you imagine the dimensions of a North Korean nuclear bomb? This device is similar to the nuclear charges of the 1 generation, and the DPRK does not have airplanes with a bomb bay in capacity comparable to the B-29. It is unlikely that the Il-28 or An-12 can be seriously considered as a carrier.
                1. vova1973
                  vova1973 24 October 2014 14: 42 New
                  0
                  But what for, the bomb bay is now carrying bombs on the external suspension. The same French Mirage 2000N for example. Why say the French "Super Etandar" is adapted to carry nuclear weapons although its combat load is 1500 tons. And how much did the first generation bomb weigh?
                2. vova1973
                  vova1973 24 October 2014 14: 43 New
                  0
                  And what about the Korean bomb 5 tons of uranium in the bomb?
                  1. Bongo
                    Bongo 24 October 2014 15: 28 New
                    +1
                    Quote: vova1973
                    And what about the Korean bomb 5 tons of uranium in the bomb?
                    Apparently you have little idea of ​​the construction and principle of action of a nuclear charge. For example, the first Soviet atomic bomb of the implosive type RDS-3 rated charge power 40 kilotons, weighed more than 3000 kg. Uranium weighs much more, although the uranium-235 in it is only tens of kg.
    4. 4952915
      4952915 20 October 2014 16: 12 New
      +3
      Do not mechanically believe Western propaganda. There is nothing supernaturally bad and terrible in the DPRK, in fact, an ordinary Asian authoritarian country, the only thing that is socialist and not included in the Fed empire. The Juche ideology, if not in the know, is already unpopular; now the Songun ideology is trending. To "dig" them? Well, well, ask your friends from the West to try)))) They are afraid, however, that they remember the grandfathers of the current North Korean "rogue people" and even more "starving" Vietnamese.
    5. Nagaibak
      Nagaibak 20 October 2014 20: 16 New
      +1
      You can certainly write a lot about their military and economic insolvency. But...)))
      "Russia and the DPRK began to carry out ruble settlements as part of the implementation of agreements reached at the sixth meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation between the Russian Federation and the DPRK under the leadership of the Russian Minister for Development of the Far East, Alexander Galushka."
      RIA Novosti http://ria.ru/economy/2014.
    6. Dimonhaha
      Dimonhaha 15 May 2017 21: 05 New
      0
      So thought and s, getting into Vietnam!
  10. Robert Nevsky
    Robert Nevsky 20 October 2014 13: 07 New
    +1
    Well done North Korea - keep it up!
  11. lexx2038
    lexx2038 20 October 2014 14: 12 New
    +4
    And I liked the photo where men with grenade launchers march. A sort of school of maniacs.
  12. Aleks tv
    Aleks tv 20 October 2014 14: 35 New
    +4
    Thank you, Roman, for the DPRK rifle cycle.
    Hmm ... the variety is impressive.))) We collected everything that was possible to collect.

    In the photo there is "Type 73?"
    Always interested.
    They have it, like a substitute for a PC.
    1. svp67
      svp67 20 October 2014 15: 36 New
      +2
      Quote: Aleks tv
      Thank you, Roman, for the DPRK rifle cycle.
      I support. The only question is, how do they cope with the provision of spare parts and repairs, with such an abundance of machine gun types. Oh, tormented by that.
  13. gross kaput
    gross kaput 20 October 2014 16: 08 New
    +3
    Yes, they don’t suffer from hell, they have Type 73 in their army, the rest of the junk was distributed to the RKKG — in essence, self-defense units will be decommissioned like that. And the cartridges are standard 7,62X54 and 7,62X39 so there are no problems with that either.
  14. Raider
    Raider 20 October 2014 16: 10 New
    +4
    And imagine an award tank ??? All in chrome, brilliant ..... wow !!!! The abundance of weapons of course of different stripes will not bring anything good. But it all depends of course on the wallet. Although they have films about 1 and 2 of the world. Everything is ready. Probably the same old technology. Here is a museum !! And another shooter! All to sell to collectors and buy a new one)))
  15. Mite27
    Mite27 20 October 2014 18: 36 New
    +4
    A platoon of trained fighters and more motivated gives the company a company of inept and well-equipped soldiers.
  16. Swetliy
    Swetliy 20 October 2014 20: 12 New
    0
    Nice photo! No one disputes that fish is without fish and cancer! And on the light-heartedness and the fist ... But if tomorrow is war, if tomorrow is camping, then I'm sorry ... !!!
  17. Al_lexx
    Al_lexx 20 October 2014 22: 42 New
    0
    Thank you for the interesting review. The author is a well-deserved plus.
  18. xomaNN
    xomaNN 20 October 2014 22: 56 New
    +2
    Take away from the North Koreans this often even old weapon, so they with the stakes will go on the attack. Strength, however.
  19. sharp-lad
    sharp-lad 21 October 2014 00: 02 New
    0
    What is shown cannot be compared with their own propaganda for military service, I looked at several samples - even myself, the “old fart” (43), besides the idler, wanted to join such an invincible Army!
  20. sharp-lad
    sharp-lad 21 October 2014 00: 08 New
    0
    Quote: Nagaibak
    Alex_Popovson "I think, in addition, the production quality is hardly even close to normal. In their mountains, there are no resources, all metals are Russia or China, they don’t even have mining and processing plants, they’ll immediately hire them. But this is so, rumors . "
    You are right, they have nothing at all.))) Quite like "wild".)))
    "The share of industry in GDP in 2002 is 34%.
    The main industries: mechanical engineering, electricity production, chemical industry, mining (coal, iron ore, magnesites, graphites, copper, zinc, lead), metallurgy, textile industry. Forestry: in 2002, 7,1 million cubic meters of round timber were harvested in the country.
    An oil refinery is developing (there are two oil refineries in the country with a capacity of 2 million barrels / year) industry.
    Engineering [edit | edit wiki text]
    DPRK has been manufacturing its own CNC machines since 1982. [19]
    According to Mikhail Delyagin, the Russian Federation imports from the DPRK machines based on models produced in the USSR and Russia two decades ago [20].
    DPRK produces locally assembled Fiat automobiles and SUVs; the Synri automobile plant (Pobeda) produces trucks in Tokcheon [21]. In 2013, according to European experts, the new leadership concentrated on the development of light industry [22].
    Electronic industry [edit | edit wiki text]
    In 2010, foreigners in Pyongyang reported the appearance on the market and a wide advertising campaign of local PDA [23].
    In 2012, the presentation of the local Achim tablet took place [24]. In the summer of 2013, the new Samjiyon tablet was introduced [25]. In November 2013, the North Korean magazine Foreign Trade of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea placed an advertisement for the Rönhyun tablet based on the A13 processor, which has a frequency of 1 Hz, a 7-inch screen, internal memory of 8 GB and external 16 GB, weight 300 g. and operating time without recharging up to 6 hours [26].
    In 2010, the Noyl technology company began, and in 2013, the development of the HMI type industrial computer of the same name was completed. The new model is used at the Khichkhon hydroelectric station, metallurgical association named after Kim Chaeck and a number of other enterprises [27].
    In August 2013, the Electronics Plant named after On May 11, Ariran launched its first smartphone in the country running Android software [28]. The export volume of goods was US $ 3,7 billion (2011) [31].
    "DPRK exports are dominated by seafood - 24,4% of total exports; textile products - 21,6%; machinery, equipment, electrical engineering - 15,1%; metals - 9,3%; minerals - 7,8% ; chemical industry products - 6%. The main export items from the DPRK are also anthracite, seafood (the country is in the top twenty in the world by catch of fish and other seafood), ginseng and other traditional medicine products. DPRK weapons are known on the foreign market, which usually a creative development with etskih or Chinese samples. MIC Products North Korea is in demand in the Third World, as a rule, too, are under embargo, so that the country remains one of the leading exporters of weapons. " This is from the wiki. I don’t know about Chubais and the turbines, but here we have this info in the article from Delyagin. You can find the DPRK economics article on the wiki.)))

    What looks funny from the outside often has a serious content!
  21. Rubon
    Rubon 21 October 2014 05: 29 New
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    North Korea’s creation of nuclear weapons implies developed heavy industry, chemical and metallurgical, I agree that they could buy something on the side, but there is a basis for it!
    Until the beginning of the 70s, North Korea surpassed South Korea in almost the entire repertoire.
    Sanctions from the United States and the rest of the "dermocratic" world have severely damaged the economy, but the country is spinning and not giving up ... mine is worth respect. soldier
  22. otokatc
    otokatc 21 October 2014 09: 56 New
    +1
    Do not mechanically believe Western propaganda. There is nothing supernaturally bad and terrible in the DPRK, in fact, an ordinary Asian authoritarian country, the only thing that is socialist and not included in the Fed empire. Well done North Koreans and they must be respected! Thanks!
  23. carabiner sks
    carabiner sks 21 October 2014 15: 28 New
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    Quote: Hiking
    A premium machine gun is a thing, and we are awarded more and more with pistols. smile

    Tooting. Well done, man!
  24. serge siberian
    serge siberian 22 October 2014 20: 01 New
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    Quote: Enot_33
    in the photo where the soldiers are marching to the left in the first line, the second soldier is ofigel himself from how he lifted his leg laughing

    even the Kremlin do not go like that. I give the word.
    and about the superiority over the y.k.
    1. Michael HORNET
      Michael HORNET 1 May 2017 21: 34 New
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      By the way, if you look closely, the North Korean "RPK-74" are not at all PKK
      This is a regular machine gun with a weighted barrel, and also not from the PKK, but its own. The box there is usually automatic - apparently the Koreans believe that the machine gunner’s life is not so long as to put a heavier box on the handbrake), respectively, the standard assault rifle butts and mufflers are also of their own, not from RPK-74, most likely on 24x1,5 thread
      The box and the box liner may be reinforced from the inside, without increasing the external dimensions, but the pictures show that the box of the characteristic "ears" of the PKK does not have the barrel either its own, like the forend, forend pad, in general, all the accessories, including the gas unit
      Thus, the North Korean RPK is closer to the Saiga M3 full-length trunk discussed in this topic with the thickest barrel (by the way, it also does not have a ramrod), and is completely its own development and, obviously, is produced only in the DPRK
  25. sds127
    sds127 30 October 2015 23: 20 New
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    interesting article thanks