The new "thick" solid-fuel missile Pukguksong-4 GLBM

Norbert Brügge, Germany

Update: 21.10.2020

2020, October 10 -- At the parade on the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Workers Party, a Pukguksong-4 was shown.  It is not identical to the PS-3 SLBM. The PS-4 has a larger diameter and the escort (Army) signals that it is a GLBM.



With the conclusive assumption that it is the transporter that was already used with the PS-3 at the parade in 2017 (albeit now with a modified frame and an additional axle), the diameter of the PS-4 is 1.80 m to measure. The length would be 9.5 m. The twin-tires have the same diameter as before of 1.04 m, but with different profile.

It is doubt that this thing is a real missile. No separation mechanism can be seen at the shroud, only a flange. It is likely that a new solid-fuel motor in the guise of a missile was prepared for the parade.



Note: The missile is believed to be labeled "Pukguksong-4ㅅ," featuring a Korean letter.
 It is a consonant of the Korean alphabet, in English the letter "A". (Army ?)
The logo on the escort's uniforms is unmistakable.

New measurements