February 18, 2020

DPRK history: the 170mm self-propelled gun in the Iran-Iraq War
Only combat use of North Korea’s exclusive weapon and its subsequent capture
Among the most distinctive and readily identifiable weapons in North Korea’s inventory is the 170mm self-propelled gun, known informally outside North Korea as the “Koksan gun” and assigned the designations of M-1978 and M-1989 – depending on the variant – by the United States military. The 170mm gun is a unique weapon designed and produced solely by the Democratic People’s Republic of