Kim Jong-un could launch nuclear bombing raids on South Korea using 70-year-old BIPLANES so slow they cannot be tracked by modern radars

Kim Jong-un could launch nuclear bombing raids on South Korea using 70-year-old BIPLANES so slow they cannot be tracked by modern radars, by Darren Boyle.

The dictator has a fleet of 300 Antonov An-2 transport aircraft which are capable of flying as slow as 30 miles-per-hour and can even go backwards into a heavy headwind.

An An2 in Germany. Designed in 1946. The first aircraft designed by Antonov. Produced until 2001, the longest production run ever until eclipsed by the Hercules. 40% of people in Russia have flown in one.

The aircraft, which were designed in 1947, have an incredibly low radar profile — meaning they are difficult to track using conventional radar. They also fly at such a slow speed that modern anti-aircraft systems are programmed to ignore their limited returns. …

Also, the aircraft can hug the earth meaning ground-based missile systems will not pick them up and supersonic attack jets will find difficulty in detecting them from above. …

The images released by North Korean media show the paratroops bailing out of the aircraft at incredibly low levels.

If they attempted their mission at night it could be difficult for defending missile units and air-to-air fighters to successfully intercept the old-fashioned machines. …

It is feared the old aircraft could even deliver a nuclear bomb – possibly in a suicide attack into a strategically vital location.