Harbin H-5

in North Korean Air Force service

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 50
Total Still Active: n/a
Total Now Stored: n/a
Service Entry: n/a
Retirement: current
Main Role: Bomber
Origin: China


Eighty of these twin-engine light bombers – a derivative of the Ilyushin Il-28 Beagle – were reportedly supplied by China beginning in the early 1960s. By 1999, the 24th Aviation Regiment, based at Uiju, was the sole Regiment still operating the type, with 40 said to remain in service. Also see Ilyushin Il-28 Beagle.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
45 (blue)        


None available at present.

More Information


  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/2010 (Ian Carroll)
  • Ilyushin Il-28 Beagle – Light Attack Bomber (Yefim Gordon & Dmitry Komissarov)

Other Sources

To be added.

See other operators of the Ilyushin Il-28 'Beagle'

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