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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

Entered service possibly late 1980s
Crew ~ 5 men
Dimensions and weight
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Main gun 130-mm gun
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Maximum firing range ~ 24 km
Maximum rate of fire 4 - 5
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Ammunition load
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Engine diesel
Engine power ?
Maximum road speed ~ 50 km/h
Range 400 ~ 500 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 1 m
Trench ~ 2.5 m
Fording ~ 1 m


   The M1992 self-propelled gun was developed in North Korea. This artillery system was first observed by US intelligence in 1992. Its designation 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 the Soviet SM-4-1 towed 130-mm costal gun. It is worth mentioning that North Korea produced a significant amount of self-propelled artillery systems, mating towed artillery tubes with chassis already in inventory. North Korea placed a great emphasis on artillery firepower, because of its air force limited ground attack capability.

   The M1992 fires HE, AP and illumination rounds. Range of fire is about 16 - 24 km. The original SM-4-1 towed gun is not compatible with other 130-mm ammunition used by the Soviet army artillery systems. It is compatible only with naval ammunition.

   The M1992 has a fully enclosed turret. It is worth mentioning, that most previous North Korean self-propelled artillery systems were open-topped. Vehicle provides armor protection from small arms fire and artillery shell splinters.




M1992 SPG

M1992 SPG

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