Korea's "Pukguksong-2" is a two stage solid-fuel GLBM !
Norbert Brügge, Germany
-- According KNCA has North Korea launched a new medium range ballistic
missile "Pukguksong-2". KCNA said the
was successfully test-fired. The test verified a the mobility and operation
of the new type missile from a canister
on a truck in cold-start modus.
The missile was an upgraded, extended-range version of its submarine-launched
ballistic missile that was tested successfully last August.
2017, Feb. 12 -- North Korea launched an ballistic missile on this
day. The missile was launched at a steep angle from Banghyon air base
in the western country. It reached a height of 550 kilometers and then
flew about 500 km before splashing into eastern sea.
18 -- A second launch attempt also ended with a failure.
2016, Oct. 14 -- US STRATCOM says that North Korea carried out failed
"Musudan" missile launch. ROK sources saying the missile launch was from
Banghyon air base in the western country. But, the recent failed launch
could be the first test of a ground based "Pukguksong-2" from a canister
The Pukguksong-2 is significantly different from Pukguksong-1.
The diameter of the missile is about 30 cm increased. The ratio of the first
to the second stage motors is identical to the
clearly smaller Pukguksong-1. The whole missile, including the cold-start
system, also seems to be of new quality. It is quite a puzzle what the origin
is from this so suddenly emerging complex system, which functions after only
two failures. In any case, the truck is an changed old Soviet wheeler.
Lenght of canister + gas generator 12.5m
The different diameters of the missiles are here
The rail vehicle is already built for the P-2. For P-1 are additional
cushions were inserted
Calculated diameter of canister: 1.60 m