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K-21

 

The South Korean armored infantry fighting vehicle K-21

 

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K-21. Photo: Republic of Korea Armed Forces

 

     The K-21 is a South Korean armored infantry fighting vehicle. It was developed in the 2000’s by Doosan DST (now Hanwha Defense Systems). The K-21 entered service in 2009.

     The K-21 is developed under the program KNIFV, Korea Next-generation Infantry Fighting Vehicle, to replace the K200 armored personnel carrier in the Republic of Korea Armed Forces. At the beginning of the program, the vehicle was called K300.

     It is armed with a 40mm K40 automatic gun and a 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun. Optionally, the K-21 can receive the Spike-LR anti-tank missile.

     The South Korean army is the sole user of the armored infantry fighting vehicle K-21.



Armement

Gun : K40 40 mm
Coaxial machine gun : 7.62 mm
Missile : Spike


Specifications

Crew : 3 + 9
Powertrain : Doosan D2840LXE diesel, 740 hp
Speed : 70 km/h
Water speed : 7 km/h
Weight : 25.6 t


Dimensions

Length : 6.90 m
Width : 3.40 m
Height : 2.60 m
Elevation : -7°/+45°

 

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K-21. Photo: Republic of Korea Armed Forces

 

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K-21. Photo: Republic of Korea Armed Forces

 

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K-21. Photo: Republic of Korea Armed Forces

 

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K-21. Photo: Republic of Korea Armed Forces

 

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K-21. Photo: Republic of Korea Armed Forces

 

 

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