North Korean Shuttle and Other Space Projects

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Even the model seem to betray a primitive industrial fabrication capacity that doesn't like compound curves.

An "in joke" in the nuclear industry is the cooling tower at the Yongbyon nuclear reactor in North Korea. Cooling towers in countries with decent construction industries are usually built in the efficient thin-shell hyperboloid shape. North Korean cooling tower actually consist of a inverted truncated cone sitting on top of a cylindrical shape, stacked on top of another truncated cone, evidently trying to ape the hyperboloid shape with straight walled conical sections, but done in such a way as to be as structurally heavy and inefficient as a straight smoke stack.

The primitiveness of North Korean industry shows through even when they are trying to bluff.
 
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