South Korean K-2 MBTs fire their 120mm guns in France

k2 black panther south korean mbt (2014)

K2 black Panther south Korean MBT (2014)

K2 Black Panther South Korea (2014) Main Battle Tank - 241+ built (current) South Korea's master ace The pride of South Korean Army nowadays is the K2 Heukpyo (Black Panther), one of the latest MBTs to date (freshly introduced as of 2014) and certainly on the shortlist of the very best worldwide.

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the k2 black panther: a south korean mbt | the soapbox

The K2 Black Panther: A South Korean MBT | The Soapbox

The best tank gun in the world. The Leclerc has a 120mm L52 model, which is good, but not quite as good. Same gun as the Leopard 2E. So this is a tie overall. However, the Koreans have developed a top-attack munition for their tanks, which follows a ballistic trajectory to attack the roof armor with a 120mm HEAT round.

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in development: k2 black panther | armored warfare - official

In Development: K2 Black Panther | Armored Warfare - Official

Unlike most other MBTs in the world that have their roots in the 1970s, the Black Panther was mostly designed in the 21st century and makes use of cutting edge technologies. Around two hundred were built for the South Korean military with more being offered for export all around the world.

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rotem k2 (black panther) main battle tank (mbt)

ROTEM K2 (Black Panther) Main Battle Tank (MBT)

The fire control system can spot-track-fire on auto at vehicle-sized targets without the crew's input. The 120mm munitions mainstay is the KSTAM (Korean Smart Top Attack Munitions) round. The KSTAM is a smart fire-and-forget projectile that have their own guidance system using stabilizing fins during flight.

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the black panther | armored warfare - official website

The Black Panther | Armored Warfare - Official Website

Of course, by that time, the military of South Korea was operating also some even worse tanks – heavily upgraded M48 Patton modifications (800 in reserve by 2015) and, oddly enough, around three dozen Russian T-80U MBTs, transferred to South Korea (along with some BMP-3s) in the late 1990s to pay off a Soviet era debt.

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mbt k2 black panther - meta-defense.com

MBT K2 Black Panther - Meta-Defense.com

Latest News, Battle tanks, Syrian conflict, Yemen Conflict, South Korea, Exports weapons, Oman Canon 120mm, Hyundai Rotem, MBT Altay, MBT K2 Black Panther, MBT Leclerc, T90 Other versions of the service

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analysis: top 15 most modern main battle tanks mbts in the world

Analysis: Top 15 most modern main battle tanks MBTs in the world

Overall, the RoKA has a requirement for over 600 K2 tanks (some sources say 400) complementing its K1 MBT force. The Turkish-made main battle tank Altay uses the technology systems developed for the South Korean K2 MBT by Hyundai Rotem. Merkava IV Barak (Picture source: IDF) Merkava IV Barak - 2004, and Merkava IV M Windbreaker (Israel) - 2009

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k2 black panther main battle tank - army technology

K2 Black Panther Main Battle Tank - Army Technology

The main armament of the K2 Black Panther is a 120mm L/55 smoothbore gun with automatic loader. The autoloader ensures the loading of projectiles on the move even when the vehicle moves on uneven surfaces. The 120mm gun can fire about 10 rounds per minute. The secondary armament of the tank includes a 12.7mm heavy machine gun and a 7.62mm

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