South Korea K21 fire chariot equipped with anti-tank missile known as the world’s strongest
Republic of Korea made the latest K21 infantry fighting vehicles ( Click to see Atlas )
LONDON Dec. 1 News: According to the Russian “ties” network on November 30 reported that South Korean military will soon begin to equip with new anti-tank missiles K21 infantry fighting vehicles.
analysts have pointed out, with a powerful anti-tank missile attack and installation of 40-mm automatic cannon and 7.62 mm machine gun turret, K21 will become the world’s most fierce fire of infantry fighting vehicles, attack will surpass the U.S. M2A3 and the Russian BMP-3.
K-21 infantry fighting vehicles of the development work began in 1999, developed by the Korea National Defense Research Institute (ADD) in charge, Doosan (Doosan) Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. and 10 other than the defense companies to participate in the development work took more than seven years, completed in 2007 like all the cars and began to enter mass production test phase.
the infantry fighting vehicles, weighing about 26 tons, can carry three crew and nine soldiers. K-21 in the protective, firepower and mobility, etc. are more favorable, with aluminum body and all-welded armored turret, the hull and turret front gap installed additional armor. The car is powered by an 8-cylinder water-cooled diesel engine, power output up to 559 kilowatts, the maximum road speed of up to 70 km/h, cross-country speed of up to 40 km/hour. In addition, the car also has the amphibious performance, body side side skirts installed package-type water flotation devices, water means the water to promote the use of track, speed up to 7.8 km/hour.
Currently, South Korea’s military has been equipped with about 500 K-21 infantry fighting vehicles. According to the plan, the infantry fighting vehicles will be fully equipped to Hanlu Jun mechanized division among this year and plans to complete a full deployment. (Compiled: Spring)