KN-08 (Hwasong-13)

Operator: North Korea
Status: In Service
Number: ~12
Cost: Unknown
Acquired: Believed operational as of April 2015
General Specs:
Country of origin: North Korea
Manufacturer:
Introduced: First appeared during a military parade on April 2012. In October 2015, a modified version with a blunter nose appeared in a parade. No known flight tests reported as of June 2016.
Class: Intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) – potentially Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)
Range: 3,106.9 – 3,728.2 miles (5,000 – 6,000 km)
Warhead: Nuclear, chemical, biological, or high-explosive warhead (payload: 1,102.3 – 2,204.6 lbs (500-1,000 kg)
Speed: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Length: 57.4 – 65 ft (17.5 – 19.8 m)
Diameter: 6.6 ft (2 m)
Propellant: Multi-stage using liquid fuel
Guidance System: Unknown
Accuracy: Unknown
Launch Platform: 16 x wheel transporter-erector-launcher (TEL)
Notes: The initial KN-08s that appeared in 2012 with prominent conical nosecones are commonly believed to be just mock-ups. The later version seen in 2015 is still under development with the engines tested in May 2014 and reentry vehicle nosecone tested in March 2016.

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