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|Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:19 pm Post subject: New ICBM missiles at North Korea parade 'fake'
|Earlier this month at a parade in Pyongyang, the North Korean authorities caught the attention of a number of western experts by displaying what appeared to be six road-mobile inter-continental ballistic missiles.
It was the first time that this system had been seen in public and it appeared to mark yet another step forward in North Korea's ambitious missile development programme.
But now, after a careful study of pictures from the parade, a team of German arms experts thinks the missiles are not quite what they seem.
The North Korean authorities clearly intended the parade to impress onlookers with a display of military might.
The six new long-range missiles carried on top of massive, wheeled transporter vehicles certainly provoked interest.
For a start many analysts wondered where these giant vehicles had come from.
What looks like a cat, flies like a bat, brays like a donkey, and plays like a monkey?