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In the Republic of Korea completed the release of the first hundred tanks K2

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South Korean company Hyundai Rotem launched a hundredth K2 tank at the plant in Changwon at the end of November, thus completing a series of armored vehicles equipped with a German diesel engine MTU MT883 and an automatic transmission Renk, reports the blog bmpd with reference to the message of the enterprise.


The 100 tank X2 Black Panther first series.

The contract for the first batch of serial K2 was concluded with the Ministry of Defense in December 2014. The cost of the first hundred tanks amounted to $ 820 million. Production of armored vehicles began before the signing of the contract - in November 2014. “Thus, Hyundai Rotem completed the production of the first serial batch of 100 K2 tanks in just one year - demonstrating the high level of modern South Korean industry,” the report said.

According to the release, the company has already launched the production of the second hundred tanks, which are now equipped with Doosan Infracore DV27K (1500 hp) domestic engines and S & T Dynamics EST15K automatic transmission (6 forward speeds and 3 - rear).

The publication reminds that "the K2 tank was developed by Hyundai Rotem and the South Korean Defense Research Agency since 1995 of the year." The program was delayed due to problems with the domestic engine, which required improvements. As a result, it was decided to equip the first hundred cars with German engine and transmission compartments.

Model and avenue of the South Korean diesel engine Doosan Infracore DV27K.
Photos used:
Hyundai Rotem, Ambassador / themess.net
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  1. Primus pilus
    Primus pilus 18 January 2016 15: 27 New
    +5
    Interesting tank.
    1. Kars
      Kars 18 January 2016 15: 32 New
      38
      Peculiar, with automatic charging. Apparently the operation of the T-80U brought its own result.
      1. muhomor
        muhomor 18 January 2016 15: 50 New
        +2
        Kars! "Why" Colonel "? Your opinion on BTT has always been respected on this site. belay
        1. Kars
          Kars 18 January 2016 16: 06 New
          14
          Quote: muhomor
          Why "colonel"? Your opinion on BTT has always been respected on this site.

          It happened. And I hope the swing will not affect the attitude to my comments. How positive, how and what to hide the negative.
          Quote: seti
          Reviews about this tank are not bad. BUT

          They master the engine for a very long time. And so they should have KAZ.
          Quote: iliitch
          Either the tank is big, or the Koreans are small, if you look at the picture

          Koreans are small uniquely.
          1. Bayonet
            Bayonet 18 January 2016 19: 23 New
            +2
            Quote: Kars
            Koreans are small uniquely.

            It is traditionally believed that Koreans are small people. In fact, this is not entirely true. Over the past decade, the average growth of South Koreans has been growing steadily - an abundance in the diet of protein foods is affecting. Say, in the guard of honor of the Seoul Köbokkun palace, there are brave sentinels somewhere under ninety meters. In general, the population of South Korea is already quite different from the population of the DPRK, where chronic malnutrition is a widespread phenomenon. If we put the inhabitants of the north and south of the peninsula next to each other, then it would seem that they are already two different people, although the paths of the two halves of Korea diverged only in the middle of the last century. hi
            1. Kars
              Kars 18 January 2016 19: 33 New
              +2
              Quote: Bayonet
              It is traditionally believed that Koreans are small people.

              It may well be. But when the Koreans did the Rockit-1 they made it lower by 5 than the Abrams they did. And this, in my opinion, is not only about the overall height of the car, but also about the height of the fighting compartment.
        2. sharp-lad
          sharp-lad 18 January 2016 23: 03 New
          -2
          Plus more often and you will be happy! smile
    2. seti
      seti 18 January 2016 15: 33 New
      22
      Reviews about this tank are not bad. And since this is not very good news. I will also add that the countries of East Asia for the most part have a very developed industry and, as we see from the example of South Korea, they can produce very decent heavy armored vehicles. Yes, and other weapons. Shipbuilding is also at the highest level. As for me, the center of power is smoothly but inevitably flowing from the West to the East.
      Russia needs to cooperate more with these countries - the future lies with them. Western Europe will only weaken over time, this is inevitable.
      1. Oleg14774
        Oleg14774 18 January 2016 16: 03 New
        +4
        Quote: seti
        Russia needs to cooperate more with these countries - the future lies with them. Western Europe will only weaken over time, this is inevitable.

        The future belongs to those countries that do not have liberals and traitors in the government. Here is the future for them. And also so that people do not interfere with development. So your comment is useless!
        1. Vladimirets
          Vladimirets 18 January 2016 18: 48 New
          +3
          Quote: Oleg147741
          So your comment is useless!

          And yours, of course, "why." request
      2. Bayonet
        Bayonet 18 January 2016 19: 42 New
        0
        Quote: seti
        Reviews about this tank are not bad. And since this is not very good news.

        South Korea is not going to fight Russia; on the contrary, it is one of Russia's largest trading partners. Korean firms place their production in Russia. So, these tanks are not threatening us. hi
    3. iliitchitch
      iliitchitch 18 January 2016 15: 36 New
      +6
      Quote: Primus Pilus
      Interesting tank.


      Either the tank is large, or the Koreans are small, if you look at the picture. wassat
      1. Yarik
        Yarik 18 January 2016 15: 42 New
        +2
        Both are either in color. wassat
    4. NEXUS
      NEXUS 18 January 2016 17: 40 New
      +3
      Quote: Primus Pilus
      Interesting tank.

      It’s interesting, it’s interesting ... but ... The Black Panther is the most expensive modern tank ($ 8,5 million). But the tank itself is not bad at all. The problem is only at a great price.
  2. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 18 January 2016 15: 27 New
    +1
    I read, it seems like our kaz is there, let them build it, we can’t fight with them.
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 18 January 2016 15: 34 New
      +2
      For some reason, the German “leoperd” reminds me more. And judging by the article, it was not without a gloomy Teutonic genius.
      1. iliitchitch
        iliitchitch 18 January 2016 15: 59 New
        0
        Quote: NDR-791
        For some reason, the German “leoperd” reminds me more. And judging by the article, it was not without a gloomy Teutonic genius.


        Be biathlon at the landfill. Maybe a thing, or maybe not a thing, until it’s clear.
  3. Alexander Romanov
    Alexander Romanov 18 January 2016 15: 30 New
    14
    Here it is, it’s strange that the Korean stupidly Abramsov did not buy
    1. Primus pilus
      Primus pilus 18 January 2016 15: 37 New
      +3
      the previous K1 was based on Abrams.
      1. Kasym
        Kasym 18 January 2016 15: 43 New
        +7
        Kim is holding a ton of southerners. Some missiles naughty and poison. they swing the club, others scare them with tanks and ships. If only they couldn’t finish the matter. hi
    2. Ami du peuple
      Ami du peuple 18 January 2016 15: 38 New
      +3
      Quote: Alexander Romanov
      Here it is, it’s strange that the Korean stupidly Abramsov did not buy

      Domestic manufacturer support, what's so strange? And not only in tank building. There, they recently, together with the Lockheed, created a promising training aircraft for the training of 5th generation fighter pilots. Well done.
      1. kil 31
        kil 31 18 January 2016 15: 48 New
        +4
        According to the release, the company has already begun production of the second hundred tanks equipped now with domestic Doosan Infracore DV27K engines (1500 hp)
        The gun there did not accidentally RHEINMETAL? When will they make their weapon? Tanks are all bullshit. The ina go their own way. It’s easy to overwhelm their tanks with waste paper, and then set fire to it. laughing
        North Korea throws leaflets almost daily, assured in Pyongyang.
        The DPRK threw about a million leaflets to South Korea in response to the resumption of high-profile Seoul broadcasting anti-Pyongyang propaganda. This was announced by the representative of the South Korean Ministry of Defense Kim Min-suk on Monday, January 18.
        laughing
        1. Vladimir 1964
          Vladimir 1964 18 January 2016 16: 50 New
          +8
          Quote: Kil 31
          The gun there did not accidentally RHEINMETAL? When will they make their weapon?


          Here, colleague, information on the gun:

          The combat weight of the Black Panther MBT is 55 tons, the crew is three people. The tank is armed with a 120 mm (barrel length 55 kb) smoothbore gun manufactured by the Korean company Ward Industries AC Corporation, developed on the basis of the German Rh-120. The gun is equipped with an automatic loader, in which there are 16 shells ready for firing, which allows the crew to fire at an intensity of 20 rds / min. The total ammunition is 40 shells,

          Data: "Foreign Military Review. - 2015. - No. 2"
          1. kil 31
            kil 31 18 January 2016 17: 04 New
            +1
            Thank. And then I look, well, a copy of the German. The Germans knew about the sold license to Amers, the Koreans did not know. hi
            1. Kars
              Kars 18 January 2016 17: 32 New
              +4
              Quote: Kil 31
              The Germans knew about the sold license to Amers, the Koreans did not know.

              Israel, Italy, Turkey. Japan.
              1. kil 31
                kil 31 18 January 2016 18: 21 New
                0
                Quote: Kars
                Quote: Kil 31
                The Germans knew about the sold license to Amers, the Koreans did not know.

                Israel, Italy, Turkey. Japan.

                Kars. hi I'll know. It turns out that almost all countries that can produce heavy armored vehicles buy a gun from the Germans. Well, not any self-esteem.
                1. Kars
                  Kars 18 January 2016 18: 28 New
                  +4
                  Quote: Kil 31
                  it turns out that almost all countries that can manufacture heavy armored vehicles buy a gun from the Germans

                  the exception of the British and French.
                  However, in the second post-war generation, the British were the favorites with the L7, which also stands probably on all non-Soviet tanks, except the French. In my opinion, it was even in Chinese.
                  1. kil 31
                    kil 31 18 January 2016 19: 28 New
                    +1
                    Quote: Kars
                    Quote: Kil 31
                    it turns out that almost all countries that can manufacture heavy armored vehicles buy a gun from the Germans

                    the exception of the British and French.
                    However, in the second post-war generation, the British were the favorites with the L7, which also stands probably on all non-Soviet tanks, except the French. In my opinion, it was even in Chinese.

                    Well then, it's our turn. It’s time for us to plant all countries on our trunk. In different ways. laughing You created your own tool there, for so many years of independence? hi
                    1. Kars
                      Kars 18 January 2016 19: 36 New
                      +1
                      Quote: Kil 31
                      You created your own tool there, for so many years of independence?

                      together with the Swiss - 140 mm, but no buyers were found.
                      Quote: Kil 31
                      Well then, it's our turn. It’s time for us to plant all countries on our trunk

                      Well, it’s very ambiguous. I will answer in a military vein - all countries are vryatli, but those that exploit 125 mm are quite real.
                      1. kil 31
                        kil 31 18 January 2016 20: 38 New
                        +1
                        Quote: Kars
                        Quote: Kil 31
                        You created your own tool there, for so many years of independence?

                        together with the Swiss - 140 mm, but no buyers were found.
                        Quote: Kil 31
                        Well then, it's our turn. It’s time for us to plant all countries on our trunk

                        Well, it’s very ambiguous. I will answer in a military vein - all countries are vryatli, but those that exploit 125 mm are quite real.

                        Actually, we were selling art. systems always with the right caliber gun for customer countries. It is said openly. I personally heard at the training ground when showing to foreign buyers. Type only make an order and the caliber will be according to your sample.
                      2. Kars
                        Kars 18 January 2016 20: 46 New
                        +2
                        Quote: Kil 31
                        Actually, we were selling art. systems always with the right gun caliber for customer countries

                        Maybe in artillery. But the tanks never. Or I don’t know something. Ukraine, yes, Yatagan announced under the Turkish tender with 120 mm, there is a T-72-120 but I have not heard Russian.
                      3. kil 31
                        kil 31 18 January 2016 20: 57 New
                        0
                        Quote: Kars
                        Quote: Kil 31
                        Actually, we were selling art. systems always with the right gun caliber for customer countries

                        Maybe in artillery. But the tanks never. Or I don’t know something. Ukraine, yes, Yatagan announced under the Turkish tender with 120 mm, there is a T-72-120 but I have not heard Russian.

                        I heard there on advertising, on MSTA will increase. But as I understand it, if necessary, 125 can be made out of 115 for tanks. I think so, if there are orders. I don’t know about orders.
                      4. Kars
                        Kars 18 January 2016 21: 07 New
                        +1
                        Quote: Kil 31
                        From 125 do 115 for tanks. I think so, if there are orders. I don’t know about orders.

                        and shells? and a carousel? however, any whim for the customer’s money. It’s pointless to argue. before - there was nothing, except Israel with Tyrant 5 / 6
  • seti
    seti 18 January 2016 15: 45 New
    +3
    Quote: Alexander Romanov
    Here it is, it’s strange that the Korean stupidly Abramsov did not buy

    They understand that if everyone buys what will happen to their industry. She will not be stupid. They follow a different path, as in shipbuilding. Abrams bullshit they understand it and do their own thing. What they can’t do so far can not be acquired abroad since they have not been sanctioned. But even what they are not trying to do, taking into account foreign experience and their engineers .. Unfortunately, they have brains and good ones.
    1. Bayonet
      Bayonet 18 January 2016 19: 48 New
      0
      Quote: seti
      .. Unfortunately they have brains and good ones.

      And why "unfortunately" request ?
  • Zoldat_A
    Zoldat_A 18 January 2016 15: 51 New
    +4
    Quote: Alexander Romanov
    Here it is, it’s strange that the Korean stupidly Abramsov did not buy

    Can you imagine how America’s burning sensation in a place where legs grew back on this occasion leap ?! After all, America understands as friends that all friends must spend their money in America, and even pay three prices. Well, about how Australia bought the F-35 - and there’s no one to fight with them, and they are exorbitant - but America is our great friend ...
  • ksv1973
    ksv1973 18 January 2016 17: 38 New
    0
    Quote: Alexander Romanov
    Here it is, it’s strange that the Korean stupidly Abramsov did not buy

    So after all, the new "Abrams" are already not seemingly being produced. I read that the plant in Detroit, where they were riveted, was already demolished.
    1. Kars
      Kars 18 January 2016 17: 45 New
      +2
      Quote: ksv1973
      So after all, the new "Abrams" are already not seemingly being produced. I read that the plant in Detroit, where they were riveted, was already demolished.

      The plant is not in Detroit, but in Ohio. And not demolished.
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    3. Bayonet
      Bayonet 18 January 2016 19: 55 New
      0
      Quote: ksv1973
      So after all, the new "Abrams" are already not seemingly being produced.

      The only Lima Tank Plant in the U.S. owned by the U.S. government, but has been managed by General Dynamics since 1996 and is now called the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center.
      The production of M1 Abrams series tanks (M1A2 SEP) at this facility in Lima (Ohio) was discontinued for the US Army in 2001, and for export (M1A2 to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia) back in 1995. After that, the plant until now was engaged in the manufacture of machine kits for assembling M1A1 tanks in Egypt, as well as the overhaul of the US Army M1 / ​​A1 / A2 tanks in the M1A2 SEP version. In recent years, this has been supplemented by modernization of the M1A1 tanks for delivery to Iraq, as well as the modernization of the Saudi army's M1A2 tanks according to the M1A2SA variant.
  • Mihalich17
    Mihalich17 18 January 2016 15: 31 New
    +2
    K-2 is a tank!
    And K-9 is a dog! )))
    Koreans, a tank, a dog ... Why do they need a tank - with that name?
    So that the "northerners" ate him like a dog?
    1. spech
      spech 18 January 2016 15: 35 New
      +3
      K-2 is a tank!
      And K-9 is a dog! )))
      Koreans, a tank, a dog ... Why do they need a tank with that name?
      So that the "northerners" ate him like a dog?

      Dog Hell:
      Serve on the border of North and South Korea laughing
    2. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 18 January 2016 16: 02 New
      +1
      Quote: Mihalich17
      K-2 is a tank!
      And K-9 is a dog! )))
      Koreans, a tank, a dog ... Why do they need a tank - with that name?
      So that the "northerners" ate him like a dog?

      But in Korea (North and South) do we have, for example, dogs serving in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Emergencies, the army? Or only in restaurants?
      1. Simple
        Simple 18 January 2016 16: 24 New
        +3
        A rare dog can run to the middle of Korea (any) ....
        Will eat
      2. Bayonet
        Bayonet 18 January 2016 20: 10 New
        +2
        Quote: Zoldat_A
        But in Korea (North and South) do we have, for example, dogs serving in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Emergencies, the army?

        Yes, and those and others! smile
        On the left, dogs for the customs of South Korea - on the right, North Coke.
  • Dr. Bormental
    Dr. Bormental 18 January 2016 15: 32 New
    -1
    Hyundai tank - even sounds ridiculous. I wonder how it is by characteristics?
    1. f.lourens
      f.lourens 18 January 2016 15: 38 New
      +5
      Hyundai builds not only tanks but also great ships and good cars ... if you believe the declared characteristics, then they got a good tank hi
      1. Dr. Bormental
        Dr. Bormental 18 January 2016 15: 50 New
        -2
        I don’t know about cars (different opinions), but the tanks are checked in battle. Something I strongly doubt the quality of these tanks, in relation to combat conditions ...
        1. KaPToC
          KaPToC 18 January 2016 20: 41 New
          +1
          Correctly doubt, no matter how technologically advanced it is, this is a second-generation tank.
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      3. Bayonet
        Bayonet 18 January 2016 20: 19 New
        0
        Quote: f.lourens
        Hyundai is building not only tanks but also great ships and nice cars ..

        Korean cars are considered one of the most popular in Russia. The leaders in sales in Russia are small B-class sedans and hatchbacks (TOP-3 ratings - Lada Granta, Hyundai Solaris, Kia Rio),
    2. BIGLESHIY
      BIGLESHIY 18 January 2016 16: 12 New
      0
      Quote: Dr. Bormental
      Hyundai tank - even sounds ridiculous. I wonder how it is by characteristics?

      The correct sound is Hyundai !!! Not everything is pronounced as it is spelled.
      1. Bayonet
        Bayonet 18 January 2016 20: 22 New
        0
        Quote: BIGLESHIY
        Not everything is pronounced as it is spelled.

        Here's something else, but Renault - Renault! smile
  • Lanista
    Lanista 18 January 2016 16: 11 New
    +1
    Somehow, he looks suspiciously like Leclerc.
  • uskrabut
    uskrabut 18 January 2016 16: 34 New
    0
    They made up their minds with the chassis so that they could bend over. I doubt that this is favorable in the sense of reliability. This is a tank, not a car.
    1. sharp-lad
      sharp-lad 18 January 2016 23: 10 New
      0
      Hydro-suspension allows such liberties with ease.
  • uskrabut
    uskrabut 18 January 2016 16: 35 New
    +1
    And in terms of electronic filling, we should take a closer look. Many sensible decisions have been applied.
  • Yeraz
    Yeraz 18 January 2016 16: 38 New
    +4
    Actually, this is good news for Turkey.
    The Turkish tank Altai is a cooperative with the Koreans. Essentially 1 tank, only the Turkish engines will have German engines, and the Turkish engine will not be there for a long time. And the creation by the Koreans of their own engine is good news for the Turks.
    Since the Korean self-propelled gun K9 Thunder, which is licensed in Turkey and sold by Turkey by a contract with Azerbaijan, was foiled because of Germany, because the Germans refused to export their engines because of Karabakh. As a result, the signed contract was foiled and Azerbaijan bought Mstu.
    The Turks therefore try to produce as much as possible of their own and alien at home.

    And the Koreans fellows-own engine is a big deal.
  • Glaz8000
    Glaz8000 18 January 2016 16: 46 New
    +1
    8,2kk per tank, as it is not cheap. It is interesting to see what kind of money is included in the equipment of the tank, well, can anyone lay out deployed mb?
    1. Yeraz
      Yeraz 18 January 2016 17: 36 New
      +3
      Quote: Glaz8000
      8,2kk per tank, as it is not cheap.

      cheap is not cheap, but it is better to have your own expensive tank than a foreign tank. Owning foreign weapons is a dependency on the supplier.
      And so the reviews are very good tank.
      The only engine in action ..
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 18 January 2016 17: 48 New
        +2
        Quote: Yeraz
        The only engine in action ..

        The engine is 1500 horses, against our thousand in the T-90A, with a relatively similar mass.
        1. Yeraz
          Yeraz 18 January 2016 19: 57 New
          +1
          Quote: NEXUS
          The engine is 1500 horses, against our thousand in the T-90A, with a relatively similar mass.

          I’m more interested in its reliability and operation in different climatic conditions.
          And well done.
          1. Vadim237
            Vadim237 18 January 2016 21: 25 New
            0
            The Germans always made good diesels.
        2. dvina71
          dvina71 18 January 2016 21: 48 New
          0
          Quote: NEXUS
          The engine is 1500 horses, against our thousand in the T-90A, with a relatively similar mass.

          Engine power, without other parameters - nothing. For F1 bollids, OK 800LS, this only means that they have comparable consumption and FSE .. They can’t change the engines.
          1. NEXUS
            NEXUS 18 January 2016 22: 05 New
            +1
            Quote: dvina71
            Engine power, without other parameters - nothing. For F1 bollids, OK 800LS, this only means that they have comparable consumption and FSE .. They can’t change the engines.

            I am talking about engine power in relation to the mass of the tank.
            1. dvina71
              dvina71 18 January 2016 22: 37 New
              0
              Quote: NEXUS
              I am talking about engine power in relation to the mass of the tank.


              Yes, even to the mass of the moon .. n and about what about m.
              At least you need to know the torque. , power and at what speed is this achieved.
              Once again, the F1 motor .. power is about 800hp, it’s only 200 less than the UT90 and more than 72k .. But not one of these tanks will go with it.
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    3. Bayonet
      Bayonet 18 January 2016 20: 29 New
      +2
      Quote: Glaz8000
      can anyone lay out deployed mb?

      Here is a good review and photos of K-1 and K-2.
      http://army-news.ru/2013/04/yuzhnokorejskie-osnovnye-boevye-tanki-k1-k1a1-i-k2/
  • Vadim237
    Vadim237 18 January 2016 17: 19 New
    +2
    Dviglo not frail 1500 forces with the ability to force up to 2700 forces.
  • kind
    kind 18 January 2016 19: 11 New
    -2
    Under the tower, it’s easy to lay a caliber, the profile is high. Such a monster is the anti-tanker's dream!
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 18 January 2016 21: 27 New
      -1
      Unless this tank is the first to lay the anti-tank.
  • Wolka
    Wolka 19 January 2016 05: 56 New
    0
    there’s no smell of revolution here, nothing special, typical armored classics are something from Leopard, something from Leclerc and Abrams, and only ...