See Inside Kim Jong Un's Remodeled Air Force One

Kim Jong Un took to the skies in his remodeled Cold War era IL-62M to see a high-rise construction site located along the the Taedong River in Pyongyang. One of the North Korean Air Force's two known IL-62Ms appeared last year after having received new paint, although the mechanical reliability of the old jet has been… » 2/15/15 6:05pm 2/15/15 6:05pm

Here's Kim Jong Un Pretending To Fly A Plane For Some Reason

We know that the boy ruler of the Hermit Kingdom has an affinity towards aviation, as pictures of him as a child in cockpits have surfaced and he is constantly giving 'field guidance' to fighter squadrons. But now, he has taken triumphantly to the skies, appearing to pilot, with some very hands on help, the most… » 12/31/14 2:45pm 12/31/14 2:45pm

Kim Jong Un Visits Submarine Base, Maybe Eyeing Sub-Based Nuke Ability

The 'Young Master' visited a North Korean Navy submarine base this week to 'provide guidance' over military drills. There he inspected a buffet, a WWII tactical table full of toy-like boats, some bunk beds, political education hall and a portion of the Korean People's Navy archaic fleet of Romeo Class submarines » 12/14/14 3:00pm 12/14/14 3:00pm

North Korea's Brand New Ballistic Sub Discontinued by Soviets in 1990

Looks like North Korea's engineers have been hard at work brushing up on their obsolete Soviet-era technology. Because after acquiring 10 discontinued Soviet subs, everyone's favorite little warmongering-dictatorship-that-could has finally rendered the outdated ballistic vessels seaworthy—and it only took them 21… » 11/03/14 11:41am 11/03/14 11:41am

N. Korea's Dear Leader Gives MiG-29 Pilots Guidance On How To Fight

Just when you thought he was gone for good, North Korea's portly boy tyrant is back on the scene after what many believe was surgery to remove a cyst from his ankle. Kim Jong Un appeared at an air base where some of the hermit kingdom's few MiG-29s are based. According to state news, he gave the pilots 'guidance' and… » 10/30/14 7:00pm 10/30/14 7:00pm

North Korea Still Owes $393,000,000 For Volvos It Bought In 1974

When we ran a story a while back about the cars of North Korea, one photo in particular caught my eye. In that photo was a green 1974 Volvo 144, which made me wonder if it was part of those 1000 legendary stolen Volvos I'd heard rumors about. It was, because those rumors are true. » 9/02/14 12:19pm 9/02/14 12:19pm

Here Is A List Of Things Newer Than Kim Jong-Un's Submarine

Here's North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, looking like the happiest boy in the world in his Romeo-class submarine. North Korea was assembling these noisy boats from kits up until as late as 1995, but the truth of the matter is, the Romeo-class design is pure 1950s Soviet vintage. » 8/06/14 12:27pm 8/06/14 12:27pm

Dennis Rodman Parties With Latvian Million-Dollar Armored Car Company

For reasons beyond my comprehension, the Latvian million dollar armored car company Dartz released a press release consisting of nothing but two pictures of their boss partying with Dennis Rodman. » 8/04/14 5:45pm 8/04/14 5:45pm

The Hermit Kingdom: An Inside View Of North Korea's Hidden Car Culture

When I found myself in one of the most isolated and mysterious countries on the planet naturally the first thing I noticed was the profound assortment of vehicles in the airport parking lot. Behind the wall of mines and propaganda in North Korea are still people, and many people still like cars. » 7/09/14 12:00pm 7/09/14 12:00pm

North Korea Debuts Kim Jong Un's "New" Plane Amidst Sad Display

Maybe Kim Jong Un celebrates Top Gun Day too? We knew his dad loved cheesy American movies so anything is possible right? Here's North Korea's "Air Force One" and some of their amusingly lackluster air force resources. » 5/14/14 5:28pm 5/14/14 5:28pm

Top Gear One Of Only Three BBC Shows Being Considered For North Korea

Top Gear, a British motoring programme about three capitalist buffoons doing nothing but driving the ultimate pleasure symbols of Western society hard working, salt of the Earth communists, is one of only three BBC shows being considered for broadcast in North Korea. Take that, Pramface. » 4/07/14 10:40am 4/07/14 10:40am

Freedom Drop: The 1968 plan to nuke North Korea

When North Korea captured a U.S. Navy electronic surveillance ship, the USS Pueblo, in international waters in 1968, it was perhaps the worst security breach in U.S. history. One of the potential responses to North Korean aggression, drafted and approved by top military officials, was nuclear war. » 1/28/14 11:05am 1/28/14 11:05am

The North Korean Subway May Be The Creepiest Subway On Earth

The Pyongyang Metro is the pride of North Korea's capital city. Each day, some 700,000 people use its two lines to get around. It is also as immensely creepy as anywhere else in that country. » 12/04/13 5:15pm 12/04/13 5:15pm

North Korea Used Camo Paint to Pass Off Civilian Planes as Military

Having been burned when it used Photoshop to make its military seem more mighty, North Korea has apparently gone the analog route. That "military cargo plane" from a few weeks back? Nothing more than a short loan from Air Koryo and a cheap coat of camo. » 10/16/13 10:11am 10/16/13 10:11am

Leaked Pics Reveal North Korea's New-Old Military Cargo Plane

Nukes aren't the only military implement North Korea's been tinkering with over the last few years. During a recent air force parade, the Hermit Kingdom reminded the world of its deadly, deadly fleet of 30-year-old attack choppers. Today, new images have surfaced of a mysterious, camouflaged cargo jet. » 8/14/13 4:37pm 8/14/13 4:37pm

Old MiG Fighters Found In North Korean Ship Stopped In Panama Canal

Investigators in Panama found all sorts of interesting goodies when they stopped a North Korean ship passing through the Panama Canal last week, including some sugar, cables, and electrical equipment. Oh, and two MiG-21 fighter jets. Seriously. » 7/22/13 10:41am 7/22/13 10:41am

The “Open Road” Is Not Always Such A Good Thing

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Panama Stops North Korean Ship for Drugs, Finds Cuban Missile Instead

Drug enforcement officials stopped a North Korean vessel on its way through the Panama Canal Monday, only to find sophisticated missile material "hidden in a consignment of sugar." » 7/16/13 11:43am 7/16/13 11:43am

Raw Video Of A Marathon In North Korea Is Eerily Disquieting, Perfectly…

Even though North Korea is going to blow the world up any day now, the country still hosted an international marathon as part of a national holiday celebrating the birth of its founder, Kim Il-sung. » 4/14/13 5:34pm 4/14/13 5:34pm