Skip to comments.N.Korea Develops High-Speed Military Hovercraft
Posted on 04/01/2007 7:43:45 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
|N.Korea Develops High-Speed Military Hovercraft
The North Korean Navy has reportedly developed and deployed high-speed military hovercraft. A military source in Seoul said Sunday the North developed the hovercraft with its own technology apparently to target South Korean high-speed patrol boats. The North Korean vessels are 38 m long and 12 m wide with a top speed of 90 km/h. They have 56 mm and 30 mm machine guns at the head and the stern.
South Korean military authorities say they have intelligence that Pyongyang is attempting to export the boats to other Asian countries. North Korea also has 130 hovercraft landing vessels to transport personnel which move at a speed of 50 km/h with 50 people aboard. They are able to ride up the beach and move over mud flats, the South Korean military believes.
Wow. Welcome to 1960.
High-speed transport of giant rabbits to their starving masses??
High speed target practice.
Yep, this rabbit and his master need occasional cruise on the hovercraft.
Bordem could hamper rapid growth.:-)
OMG Tiger that look like ferry you travel on tourist attraction in San Franciso bay HELLO LOL!
Yep,without air superiority these things are a death trap.
Reminds me a little of the old Soviet "Lebed" hovercraft, at least in the general appearance (no idea about performance, etc.)
I'd say that could be China's troop mover for Taiwan.
A military source in Seoul said Sunday the North developed the hovercraft with its own stolen technology apparently to target South Korean high-speed patrol boats.
They can't even afford a Korean flag for that thing!!??
I don't see any stinkin' machine guns either.
"My hovercraft is full of eels."
Naw, China's already purchased far superior Russian-built hovercraft, and are expected to produce their own (presumably heavily influenced by the Ruskie ones) soon enough. However, I suspect they'd go for more conventional landing craft by and large.
Perhaps Kim Jong Il's son can now reach his Japanese prostitute without Japan discovering it, and without the fact that his wang is too small to fit a JAPANESE condom ever being leaked to the Japanese press.
Do it offshore on the hovercraft?
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