This Is How Far North Korea’s Missiles Can Reach

 

 

 

 

 

” North Korea on Friday reportedly moved two mobile missiles believed to be of intermediate range to the country’s east coast, potentially putting them within striking distance of Japan and American bases in Guam. If the reports are accurate, it’s the latest escalation in an increasingly tense situation which may result in a military conflict.

North Korea’s threatening language towards South Korea and the United States is becoming increasingly bellicose, going so far as to approve the use of nuclear weapons should a military conflict break out on the Korean peninsula. Propaganda videos from North Korea have claimed the country could turn Seoul, Washington and other cities into a “sea of flames” — but North Korea is notorious for outlandish provocations that simply aren’t supported by reality.

It’s important to note, however, that there’s doubt as to whether North Korea possesses nuclear weapons small enough to place atop a missile or if it would place one of their few nuclear weapons atop one of its often less-than-reliable missiles. So how far can North Korea’s missiles really reach? This chart, based on data from the BBC, shows the estimated reach of North Korea’s various projectiles.”