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M-1978 Koksan North Korea 170mm Self-Propelled Gun (SPG)

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"Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (North"
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"PRO_North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea)"
notes"The M-1978 Koksan is a 170mm self-propelled gun of North Korean design and manufacture. Very little information is available due to the secretive nature of the North Korean government. The designations M-1978 and Koksan were given to the type by American military analysts, as they first became aware of it in that year in Koksan, North Korea. What is known is that it is a 170mm (~6.69") self-propelled gun of the open turret type. It was first seen publicly during a military parade in 1985. At least one example has been acquired by the United States."
dateOfIntroduction1978
countryOfOrigin"Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (North"
proliferation"North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea)"
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"North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea)"
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name"170MM SELF PROPELLED GUN"
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images
"M1978.jpeg"
"M1978.jpg"
"M1978_in_firing_position.jpg"
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name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"M1978 Koksan, M1978 SPG Koksan"
name"In Service"
value"1978-Present"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Second Machine Industry Bureau, North Korea"
name"Type"
value"170mm Self-Propelled Gun (SPG)"
name"Family"
value"Koksan, “Juche-Po” self-propelled guns family"
name"Crew"
value"4 (Driver, commander, gunner, loader)"
units"ea"
name"Chassis"
value"modified Chinese Type 59 medium tank chassis (copy of the Soviet T-54A)"
name"Displacement Time"
value"less than 10"
units"min"
name"Emplacement Time"
value"less than 20"
units"min"
name"Note #1"
value"Ammunition resupply vehicles are required to be assigned in the location of the M1978"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"14.9"
units"m"
name"Width"
value"3.27"
units"m"
name"Height"
value"3.1"
units"m"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"40"
units"tons"
name"Ground Pressure"
value"INA"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"V-59"
name"Engine Type"
value"V-12 multi fuel"
name"Engine Power"
value"520"
units"hp"
name"Cruising Range"
value"300"
units"km"
name"Speed, Maximum Road"
value"40"
units"km/h"
name"Speed, Average Cross"
value"10"
units"km/h"
name"Speed Maximum Swim"
value"Not Amphibious"
name"Gradient"
value"40"
units"deg"
name"Side Slope"
value"20"
units"deg"
name"Vertical Step"
value"1"
units"m"
name"Trench"
value"2.5"
units"m"
name"Fording Depth"
value"1.2"
units"m"
name"Communications"
properties
name"Radio"
value"R-123M"
name"Main Gun"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"Unidentified 170mm gun"
name"Type"
value"170"
units"mm"
name"Breech Type"
value"Screw-type breech mechanism"
name"Length, Barrel"
value"INA"
units"mm"
name"Loader Type"
value"Manual"
name"Max Rate of Fire"
value"1-2"
units"per 5 min"
name"Rate of Fire, Burst"
value"1"
units"rds/min"
name"Muzzle Brake Type"
value"Multi slotted muzzle brake"
name"Fume Extractor"
value"No"
name"Max Elevation"
value"INA"
name"Min Elevation"
value"INA"
name"Traverse Range"
value"20"
units"deg"
name"Traverse Left"
value"10"
units"deg"
name"Traverse Right"
value"10"
units"deg"
name"Maximum Firing Range"
value"40-60"
units"km"
name"Power Rammer"
value"More than Likely"
name"Ammunition (Option 1)"
properties
name"Type"
value"HE FRAG"
name"Caliber"
value"170"
units"mm"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"INA"
name"Basic Load"
value"INA"
name"Maximum Effective Range"
value"40"
units"km"
name"Ammunition (Option 2)"
properties
name"Type"
value"Rocket Assisted HE FRAG"
name"Caliber"
value"170"
units"mm"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"INA"
name"Basic Load"
value"INA"
name"Maximum Effective Range"
value"60"
units"km"
name"Fire Control"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Computerized FCS"
value"INA"
name"Thermal Sight Vehicle Commander"
value"Yes, infra-red night vision equipment"
name"Thermal Sight Gunner"
value"Yes, infra-red night vision equipment"
name"Main Gun Stabilization"
value"Yes, Two large spades that are lowered to the ground manually before firing"
name"Indirect Fire"
value"Range drum"
name"Direct Fire"
value"INA"
name"Collimator"
value"K-1"
name"Fire Control Computer"
value"No"
name"Fun Display Unit"
value"No"
name"Protection"
properties
name"Hull Armor"
value"Open-mounted, providing no armored protection"
name"Turret Armor"
value"Open-mounted, providing no armored protection"
name"Applique Armor"
value"INA"
name"Explosive Reactive Armor"
value"No"
name"Active Protection System"
value"INA"
name"Mine Clearing"
value"No"
name"Self-Entrenching Blade"
value"No"
name"NBC Protection"
value"Yes"
name"Smoke Equipment"
value"Yes, smoke screen by injecting diesel fuel into the exhaust outlet"
name"IR Signature"
value"INA"
variants
name"M-1989"
notes"he M1989 self-propelled gun was developed as a successor to the previous M1978 Koksan. Designation of this vehicle has been allocated by the US Department of Defense. Number in the designation indicates the year it was first observed by the US intelligence. A key requirement for this artillery system was the capability of reaching Seoul from the north of the demilitarized zone. North Korea placed a great emphasis on artillery firepower, because of its air force limited ground attack capability."
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