Shocker: New Nork ‘Missiles’ are Probably Fake

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 at 8:29 am
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Hard to believe these clowns would be involved in a shell game, isn’t it?

Analysts who have studied photos of a half-dozen ominous new North Korean missiles showcased recently at a lavish military parade say they were fakes, and not very convincing ones, casting further doubt on the country’s claims of military prowess.

Since its recent rocket launch failure, Pyongyang’s top military leaders have made several boastful statements about its weapons capabilities. On Wednesday, Vice Marshal Ri Yong Ho claimed his country is capable of defeating the United States “at a single blow.” And on Monday, North Korea promised “special actions” that would reduce Seoul’s government to ashes within minutes.

I suspect whatever the South Koreans are holding isn’t fake. Maybe they ought to start flexing their muscle. Well, actually it’s ours, but what the heck.

But the weapons displayed April 15 appear to be a mishmash of liquid-fuel and solid-fuel components that could never fly together. Undulating casings on the missiles suggest the metal is too thin to withstand flight. Each missile was slightly different from the others, even though all were supposedly the same make. They don’t even fit the launchers they were carried on.

“There is no doubt that these missiles were mock-ups,” Markus Schiller and Robert Schmucker, of Germany’s Schmucker Technologie, wrote in a paper posted recently on the website Armscontrolwonk.com that listed those discrepancies. “It remains unknown if they were designed this way to confuse foreign analysts, or if the designers simply did some sloppy work.”

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2 Responses to “Shocker: New Nork ‘Missiles’ are Probably Fake”

  1. Nick Shaw on 29/29/12 at 4:55 pm

    “It remains unknown if they were designed this way to confuse foreign analysts, or if the designers simply did some sloppy work.”
    LOL! Like it couldn’t be both?
    Of course there were fakes. Maybe a couple of real ones too.
    There are quite a few Iranian missiles used in parades and such that could have come from a toymaker too.