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South Korea introduced the medium tank based on the BMP

South Korea supports global lung trend tanks. According to, at the ADEX 2017 exhibition in Seoul, Hanwha Defense introduced the K21-105 tank, created on the basis of the K21 South Korean infantry fighting vehicle.

K21 – 105 is classified as a medium tank and equipped with a 105 caliber mm. Inhabited combat module (tower) CT-CV 105HP developed by the Belgian company CMI Defense. The twin turret can fire with powerful ammunition of the NATO standard M1060CV, which allows the car to fight almost equally against heavy tanks.

South Korea introduced the medium tank based on the BMP

Medium tank K21 – 105.

The low weight and low force of the recoil of the gun in the CT-CV 105HP make it possible to install this turret on relatively light machines, while maintaining air transportability. For example, the total mass of the Piranha III BMP with a CT-CV module is only 17,2 T. In addition, the module has day and night sights with a thermal imager, a hunter-killer system, a panoramic view, a laser range finder, and ammunition are loaded into an automatic loader.

The company Hanwha Defense indicate that the main purpose of K21 – 105 is infantry support. In this case, the tank can be used to destroy armored vehicles and fortifications of the enemy. According to the developers, the vehicle is “substantially cheaper” from main battle tanks and less demanding to service.


In the base case, the K21 BMP weighs 26 and holds the 12 man. Main weapon cars - 40-mm automatic gun, aluminum armor protects the crew and troops from armor-piercing large-caliber bullets. Engine power in 740 l. with. accelerates the BMP to 70 km / h, and the light alloy armor allows it to swim over water obstacles by swimming, reports "Warspot".
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  1. Alex_Rarog
    Alex_Rarog 19 October 2017 11: 23
    Damn nafig need a Tipo tank that will analyze Szu) although sometimes it can be useful)
    1. CentDo
      CentDo 19 October 2017 13: 06
      Only if on board. In the frontal projection, the armor holds 30 mm BPS, the board and stern do not make their way from the KPVT.
      1. The leader of the Redskins
        The leader of the Redskins 19 October 2017 13: 14
        It is needed to perform the function of a "large sniper rifle", which in the Donbass is replaced by linear t-64 and t-72. The loss from the return fire of the tank is much more noticeable than the loss of such an “art” BMP.
    2. Maz
      Maz 19 October 2017 17: 08
      The thing turned out, and the tank they turned out very soundly. Ours is going to this and the gun under 57mm and the landing, and so on. But we have vehicles based on BMP like leaves in a forest.
  2. san4es
    san4es 19 October 2017 11: 24
    Medium tank K21-105 and BMP K21
    1. crazyrom
      crazyrom 19 October 2017 15: 45
      It would have said, put the gun on the BMP. And then the tank, tank ...
  3. IL-18
    IL-18 19 October 2017 11: 24
    Nonna with Bahcey spied on us.
    1. avdkrd
      avdkrd 19 October 2017 11: 44
      Well, Nona has nothing to do with this concept. This is closest to the Octopus, although 125mm is clearly preferable when it comes to fighting the main tanks. Melon is more "sharpened" under direct fire support and a low-pulse 100 mm gun in my opinion the best solution. There are no sub-caliber shells in the ammunition, but there are guided shots with very decent penetration (750mm) and a range that exceeds the BPS shot. Given the presence of a 30mm gun, Bahcha is generally unique.
      1. IL-18
        IL-18 19 October 2017 12: 07
        I agree. Just Octopus after Nona appeared, i.e. a kind of evolution. hi
  4. tank66
    tank66 19 October 2017 11: 59
    In a good time, in a good place, it will do. Like in the movie Brother - Bodrov from the Zhigan / Ignition / Negroes.
  5. Bootlegger
    Bootlegger 19 October 2017 13: 07
    the fate of this direction Russia has passed. the famous T-60 and T-70. forced measure at the beginning of the war. and almost complete futility on the battlefield. even though it helped. the car crews partially slowed down the blow of the Nazis and saved time. but the further fate of Astrokhov’s creation is the famous SU-76. With this, everything is clear, it seems. and what's the point, with the current provision of anti-tank infantry systems, to such tanks. launder money or think vtyuhat Africans? so here the Chinese have fussed already.
  6. missuris
    missuris 19 October 2017 15: 16
    The two-seat turret can fire powerful munitions of NATO standard M1060CV, which allows the machine to fight almost equally against heavy tanks.
    Game, how a cardboard with a 105mm gun will pierce normal tanks with 120-125mm bunches? It is more like BPM3 with its twin cannons. oh, came up with a more correct name they made BMPs from BMP.
  7. Music
    Music 20 October 2017 10: 29
    I will not be surprised at the appearance of a tank based on BMP. C. Cannon type Rapier ..
  8. Aasdem
    Aasdem 22 October 2017 14: 41
    nothing you are so negative.
    A typical export "exarz tank" for those who are expensive or not needed tanks. For the markets of Latin America, it’ll work quite well - where it’s unlikely that they will fight, but tanks seem to be needed