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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1993
Total Production: ?
Origin: South Korea
Corporations: Hyundai Rotem
Parent System: K1
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1988
Total Production: 1,511
Family Members: K1, K1 ARV, K1A1 and K1A2
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Description: The K1 Main Battle Tank (MBT) was developed in the 1980s by Hyundai to meet the requirements of the Republic of Korea Army based on the United States Army M1 Abrams tank. It features a 105mm main gun coupled with a coaxial 7.62mm machine gun and a commander's 12.7mm machine gun. Besides, low-profile, compact, armor protection, and high mobility make the K1 a very survivable battle tank. About 1,500 K1 tank series have been procured by the Republic of Korea Army between the late 1980s through 2010.

The K1 AVLB is an armored vehicle launched bridge based on the K1 main battle tank and deployed by the Republic of Korea Army 1993. It was developed by Hyundai Rotem in the late 1980s with assistance from Vickers (now part of BAE Systems) of UK. The scissor-type bridge system mounted on the chassis is 4 meters and 22 meters long. The bridge allows vehicles weighing up to 60 tons (MLC66) to cross over it with an estimated bridge life cycle of 8,000 vehicles crossing over it. A crew of two-man can install the bridge in three minutes and recover it in 10 minutes. The K1 AVLB is equipped with a 7.62mm machine gun for self-defense purposes only.

K1 AVLB Specifications

Crew: 2
Main Gun Caliber: 7.62 millimeter
Gradient: 60 %
Bridge Covered Gap Length: 22 meter
Ditch Crossing Ability: 2.66 meter (105 inch)
Max Range: 500 kilometer (311 mile)
Step Climbing Ability: 0.80 meter (31.5 inch)
Power: 1,200 hp (895 kW)
Top Speed: 65 kph (40 mph)
Bridge-Laying Time: 3 minute
Bridge Traffic Load: 60 ton
Max Weight: 54 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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