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130 mm self-propelled gun

M1992 SPG

The M1992 artillery system is armed with the Soviet towed 130 mm costal gun

Country of origin South Korea
Entered service Late 1980s
Crew ~ 5 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight ?
Length (gun forward) ?
Hull length ?
Width ?
Height ?
Main gun 130 mm gun (?)
Barrel length ?
Machine guns ?
Projectile weight ?
Maximum firing range 16 ~ 24 km
Maximum rate of fire 4 ~ 5
Elevation range ?
Traverse range ?
Ammunition load
Main gun ?
Machine guns ?
Engine diesel
Engine power ?
Maximum road speed ~ 50 km/h
Range 400 ~ 500 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 8 m
Trench ~ 2.5 m
Fording ~ 1.2 m


   The M1992 is a North Korean self-propelled gun. This artillery system was first observed by US intelligence in 1992. Its actual designation is unknown. The provisional designation, the M1992, was allocated by the US Department of Defense. Number in the designation indicates the year it was first observed. The M1992 was produced in large numbers. It is currently in service with the North Korean army.

   The M1992 is armed with an unidentified gun. Possibly it is a 130 mm Soviet coastal gun. North Korea produced a significant amount of self-propelled artillery systems, mating towed artillery tubes that were already in inventory with various chassis. North Korea placed a great emphasis on artillery firepower, because of its air force limited ground attack capability.

   The M1992 fires High-Explosive Fragmentation (HE-FRAG), Armor-Piercing (AP) and illumination rounds. Range of fire is around 16-24 km.

   Unlike many other North Korean self-propelled artillery systems, the M1992 has a fully-enclosed armored hull and turret. Its armored provides protection from small arms fire and artillery shell splinters. The crew fires the gun from the inside of the vehicle under complete armor protection. Most older North Korean self-propelled artillery systems were open-topped and provided only limited protection for their crew.

   There is a roof hatch at the rear for loading of ammunition.

   The M1992 is uses a new tracked chassis, which is based on a North Korean tank chassis. It is powered by a diesel engine. The same tracked armored chassis was used to carry some other North Korean weapon systems, such as anti-ship missiles. Tracked nature of this artillery system gives it good cross-country mobility off-road and over difficult terrain.



M1992 SPG

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M1992 SPG

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