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A North Korean design for a ballistic missile submarine was disclosed in a video where General Kim Jong Il is inspecting a special North Korean submarine model with a two-story structure. It is a submarine capable of carrying 10 or more submarine-launched ballistic missiles and it is said that such submarines have already been deployed. With this two-story structure, the length of the submarine can be increased to accommodate even more missiles. In addition, by increasing the diameter of the missile, it is possible to increase its range.

This photo was taken on April 25, 1995, when Genaral Kim Jong Il received the report of Kim Kwang Jin, the first deputy head of the People's Armed Forces, in front of the new submarine model. In April 1995, surprisingly, North Korea was also pursuing the construction of a nuclear-attack submarine using its own technology.

The design is interesting as, unlike the ballistic missile submarines of other countries, this North Korean design places the missile launch tubes forward of the sail, rather than aft. Nothing else has been heard of such a boat.

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