North Korea (Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea)

North Korean People’s Army [KPA]

Strength: 950,000

Organisation:

19 Corp Level HQ, including;
1 Armoured Corps with T-72, T-62, T-54/55 tanks
4 Mechanised Corps with BRDM-2 and BTR-60
2 Artillery Corps with 170mm, 152mm, 130mm and 122mm guns and 240mm, 152mm, 122mm MRLS incl Air Defence with SA-16 SAM and ZSU-23 and 57
10 Infantry Corps
1 Capital Defence Corps
2 SCUD Missile Brigade
2 FROG Missile Brigade

Bases: (Corps and Command HQ only)

Pyongyang, Hoeyang, Hanpori, Kaechon, Haeju, Hupying-ni, Tongsin, Tongnim, Chongjin, Hamhung, Wonsan, Sariwon

Equipment:


MBT:100+ Pokpung-ho, 1400+ Chonma-ho/T-62, 1600 Type 59/T-54/55, unknown T-34 (static defence)
LT: 550 PT-76, Type 63, PT-85
APC: 2000 BRDM-2, 25 BTR-80, 1000 BTR-60, 1000+ BTR-50, 250 BTR-40, 450 Type-531/VTT-323
Artillery: 50 M1978/M1989 170mm SP, 750 M1974/M1977 152mm SP, 2100 M1975/1981/1991/1992 130mm SP, 800 M1977/1981/1985 122mm SP, 60 M1937/1943 152mm, 1900 M46 130mm, 1200 D-30/D-74/M1931/M1937 122mm
MRLS: 60 BMD-20 200mm MRLS, 150 M1991/M1992 122mm MRLS, 750 BM-11/BM-21 122mm MRLS, 1500 VTT323 107mm MRLS
AD: 1500 SA-16 MANPADS, 5000+ SA-& MANPADS, KS-19 100mm, KS-12 85mm, ZSU-57-2 57mm SP, S-60 57mm, Type-65/74 37mm, ZSU-23-4 23mm SP, ZU-23 23mm
AT: AT-3 SP, AT-1/AT-4/AT-5 MANPATS
SSM: 60 Frog-3/5/7, 35 SCUD-B/C

North Korean People’s Navy

SS: 22 Romeo Class (Type 031) with 8 533mm TT carrying up to 14 SAET-60 or Type 53-56 HW torpedoes; 4 Whiskey Class with 6 533mm TT, 32 Sang-O Class with 2 533mm TT with Type 53-56 HW torpedoesFFG: 1 Soho Class with 4 CSS-N-2 SSM, 1 100mm gun, 2 twin 37mm, 2 twin, 30mm, 2 twin 25mm, 2 RBU1200 AS mortar, 1 helicopter; 2 Najin Class with 2 CSS-N-1 SSM, 2 100mm gun, 2 twin 57mm gun, 2 twin 30mm gun, 6 twin 25mm, 2 RBU1200 AS mortar
FS: 4 Sariwon Class with 2 twin 57mm gun, 2 twin 37mm gun, 4 quad 14.5mm, 2 RBU1200 AS mortar; 1 Tral Class with 1 85mm gun, 2 37mm gun, 4 quad 14.5mm
PTG: 6 Komar Class & 6 Sohung Class (Komar) both with 2 SS-N-2A Styx SSM, 1 twin 25mm gun; 15 Soju Class with 4 SS-N-2A Styx SSM, 1 twin 30mm gun; 8 Osa Class & 4 Huangfen Class (Osa) both 4 SS-N-2A Styx SSM, 2 twin 30mm gun
PHT/PFC: 120
PC/PCI: 170
LSM: 10 Hantae Class carrying up to 3 MBT and 350 troops
LCPL: 96 Nampo Class carrying up to 35 troops
LCM: 25
LCVP: 100
MCM: 24

North Korean People’s Air Force

Bomber: 75 Harbin H-5

Fighter: 35 MiG-29C, 46 MiG-23ML, 40 F-7, 30 MiG-21bis L/N, 120 MiG-21PFM, 34 Su-25K, 150 J-6, 100 J-5, 40 A-5C Fantan, 18 Su-7, 30 Su-22, 36 Su-25

Transport: 6 An-24 Coke, 300+ An-2 Colt, 2 Il-18 Coot, 4 Il-62M Classic (VIP), 2 Tu-134 (VIP) Crusty, 4 Tu-154 Careless (VIP)

Training: 5 MiG-29 UB, 6 MiG-21U, 35 MiG-15 UTI, 2 Su-25UBK, 10 CJ-5, 180 Yak-18

Helicopter: 24 Mi-24, 75 MD500, 15 Mi-8, 10 Mi-14 (ASW), 48 Mi-4, 120 Mi-2
 

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